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  1. [USA] Re: SALE Tauer Zeta, Ambra de Nepal, L de Loewe, Kingdom

    All prices are now lower!
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    Re: What was in this bottle?

    Kilwia, you are awesome! Thank you! How did you find it?
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    Re: What was in this bottle?

    Thanks Puma. But it is not the Kenzo. It is likely something vintage. maybe even something Avon, who knows?
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    What was in this bottle?

    I bought one of these bottles and it had a few drops of perfume.
    It is so interesting and unusual, while also reminding me of other classic perfumes (Poison at times).
    Does anyone recognize it by...
  5. Re: Found a store with lots of vintage, need help

    Oh, but you HAVE to get Opium. It is vintage parfum. And that Rive Gauche next to it.
    And if you find Nu edp, please get them all for me! :D
  6. Re: Found a store with lots of vintage, need help

    It depends what you want to do with them, what your tastes are, the prices. Personally, I love Sublime and I would probably get that one. I don't think I would buy Gucci Must because I remember not...
  7. Re: Found a store with lots of vintage, need help

    That looks like a store from my dreams or something! :)
    Definitely get that L'Arte di Gucci too. It is amazing and very hard to find.
  8. Re: New Free to a Good Home - October-December 2014

    Parfum d"empire Cuir Ottoman ?:)
  9. Re: New Free to a Good Home (no requests please) - October-December 2014

    Shades, could you please email me your address?
  10. Re: New Free to a Good Home (no requests please) - October-December 2014

    Would it be OK to offer a perfume-related book? If not acceptable, please delete the post.

    It is called the Perfume lover: a personal story of scent, by Denyse Beaulieu. (going to shadesofbleu)...
  11. Re: New Free to a Good Home (no requests please) - October-December 2014

    Hi kalli! I don;t want to claim any and I am not spoiling the pleasure of the game for the rest of the readers!!!! :) Keep trying!
  12. Re: New Free to a Good Home (no requests please) - October-December 2014

    Fuuuuuun!!!! Can we have more of these games please? :)

    (I totally know what both #1 and #2 are)
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    Re: Andy Tauer Zeta

    Bump
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    Andy Tauer Zeta

    Would anyone in the US or Canada swap some LADDM (larger decant or partial bottle) for Zeta (1st batch if that matters)?
  15. Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    Organic is the equivalent of "bio", however it is a good question what it might mean when it refers to baking soda. I assumed it would mean naturally occurring (?!), as opposed to lab made, although...
  16. Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    What some posters were saying was that the ingredient in this type of deodorant is alum- the same ingredient that makes many try to avoid the regular commercial deodorants.

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  17. Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests August, 2014

    The Keora bottle that Zilpha kindly shared has arrived to me. Thank you very much, Zilpha. I am testing it right now. It is strikingly reminiscent of vintage Shalimar. It smells a lot like the parfum...
  18. Re: An unscented deodorant that actually works?

    I used Arm & Hammer Essentials, and recommended it to others, for years. A while ago I realized that its recipe replaces aluminum with Triclosan- an antibiotic. In my opinion not the best trade off. ...
  19. Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests August, 2014

    Zilpha, may I please try Keora? I promise to pass it onto someone else if it is not to my taste.
  20. [USA] SALE Tauer Zeta, Ambra de Nepal, L de Loewe, Kingdom

    I may be interested in swaps but there are not that many things that tempt me right now (L'ADDM is one of them).


    Andy Tauer - Zeta. About According to the code, this is from the first batch. ...
  21. Re: Indecision: when you don't know what you want

    Whoah! You accessorize your perfumes?
    I agree with the availability! It is THE most important criterion for me.
  22. Re: I'm stuck! Looking for a sweet almond fragrance, lotion

    I have one called Vanille Amande from Comptoir Sud Pacific. Very sweet!
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    Re: aluminum-free antiperspirant?

    I just realized that the Arm & Hammer one that I used for years and recommended to others has triclosan. :( I m using the one I have but after that I will try to make my own!
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    Re: Perfume and personality - is there a link?

    I do not have an answer to this question and I will not even try to make up one. But a quick Google search turned up a couple of books that seem to be related to this issue.
    ...
  25. Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    How about Elixir des Merveilles? It has been a while, but my memory of it fits your description very well. I also remember I loved it!
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    Re: Another girlfriend scent request

    I don't think I smelled any of the ones you mentioned (except for J'Adore) and I am not a huge gardenia fan. However, I can suggest you a very good, underrated gardenia: Blonde by Versace. Similar to...
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    Re: Caron Tabac Blond - Current versus Vintage

    I find it outstanding and love it a lot. But I haven't tried the vintage and maybe that is actually a good thing for the appreciation of what I have. :)

    I noticed that the box lists oakmoss as an...
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    Re: Caron Tabac Blond - Current versus Vintage

    I have only smelled one type of Tabac Blond- from my own bottle, which was bought less than 1 year ago. Does anyone know how to use the numbers on the box to determine the age? Thank you.
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    According to these guys it is definitely Jasmine and Rose...Opium and Poison

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaqSeM6s0Xg
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    Re: Eau de Lingerie

    To me the name sounds more like it is perfume made for lingerie. As in to spray it on your lingerie, or bed clothes, and not on your skin.
  31. Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!~ PART 3

    So happy to see this thread revived. Strangely enough, today I am using a hand cream from Royal Apothic. For the first time! Must be a sign, no?
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    Re: Fields of Rubus

    I learned about Kerosene perfumes, after seeing this thread yesterday. So, thank you Kaelee.
    For anyone interested in samples, someone on ebay sells 3 ml decants of Fields of Rubus,, the rose one...
  33. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually like?

    I tried them a while ago and not both at the same time, but I think I actually prefer the current version of Chanel No. 22 to the vintage.
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    Re: Designer Rose or Raspberry

    I too wanted to say Hot Couture.
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    Re: fake shalimar PDT

    iivanita, you should return it. You bought it as perfume, the seller specifically said it was good enough to be used, it was not visibly marked as dummy, so there is no excuse. If she refuses to give...
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    Re: fake shalimar PDT

    Are you sure it did not say dummy?
  37. Re: Mini Pass: The Three Tuberoses of Histoires de Parfums (USA)

    Through Fluffy's generosity I too am able to sample these three perfumes. Thank you!
    I was skeptical when she said she would send me tuberose samples. I am far from being a fan. But, these ARE...
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    Re: I don't want to start this thread

    I strongly suggest you do NOT do it! If she ever finds out, she will not forgive you. I know I wouldn't. Even if the memories mean nothing for you. Also, I never tried Truestar but it sounds hard to...
  39. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    please PM me the address. :)
  40. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    I had a brief test of this one. While grapefruit is one of my least favorite notes, I will probably steal another spray tomorrow. However, the sample is nearly full. Anyone wants it?
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    Many thanks to Whitefluffy for organizing this sample pass and to Beauxbatons for passing the summery lot to me. I just received them and I will try to post some impressions in the near future. I...
  42. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    I am just checking in to say that I received the package from Whitefluffy. Many thanks to both her and 30Roses. I did not try it yet but I will soon.
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    Re: Ladies, you need to wear more grapefruit

    Yes, the "study" shows that grapefruit oil impairs one's ability to accurately guess age.
  44. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Yes, please...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Ha! The mysterious house that I've wanted to try for over a year now. Yes, I am certain I know the identity of B. :)
  46. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    May I please have it? Whitefluffy already suggested she could send me the sample.
    Also, many thanks for your continuous efforts to educate and make happy throngs of perfume aficionados.
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    What an interesting sniff. I am enjoying it so much. Great theme and amazing sniffers. I think I know the identity of A now. For a day or two I was convinced it was Gucci no. 1.

    I am looking...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    :) I think it was you who sent me the sample of Histoire d'eau. I never tried Amethyste and did not know about Topaze. That one does not seem to be available though.
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    Genie, I only tried edp. I highly recommend you to get a bottle. parfum1.com has it for an incredible price.
    I know I tried Histoire d'eau from a super nice BNer and loved it. It was similar to...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    It is Mauboussin. You will find that it is not that unknown. I love it too.
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    Re: Scents Similar to Dior Addict

    Welcome back!

    Have you tried Hypnotic Poison? What about Cinema? Kenzo Amour?
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    I was thinking that I would like another rose scent and do not know what. So yesterday, I tried TR again. I simply do not get it. It smells very synthetic and harsh to me. I wonder if it would be...
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    jujy I have very little experience trying Rosine. However, there is no comparison between the ones I tried and Tea Rose, in my opinion. Although I have a bottle of Tea Rose, I completely dislike it....
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    I can help with that.
  55. Re: Pay back time - interest in a Chanel Exclusifs pass

    I am very worried about OV too. I assure you she did not bail on the sniff or anything else. Something is definetely going on in her life. I emailed her many times and today I even wrote to her...
  56. Re: Help with identification, picture included.

    The second one, with the greenish cap is Estee Lauder Knowing. Very nice.

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    You got it yourself.

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    OK, the one on the far right might be Ellen Tracy...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Peaking at this from work. For just one sec! :D
    Mumsy I will send you the rest of the very generous sample I received. Just PM me your address when you have a moment.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Yay, I am very happy I finally got it.
    I need to sniff it some more and look carefully at the notes.
    I will come back to this thread but a very quick "thank you" to the hosts! These last two...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hello ladies. I JUST got back. I had to drive in the rain!:(
    I will make some dinner quickly and get back to guessing.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Morning ladies. I just woke up. I must have been too tired last night. I thought aldehydes were confirmed. Then I have another guess to submit before I leave to work.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I want to ask about one more note before I fall asleep. How about castoreum?

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    Warum, I cannot say I get any particular national characteristics (other than American). Let's...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Is it French?

    Yes, not Estee Lauder...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Yes, the country...I thought it had a bit of the aggressive, in your face vibe of Estee Lauder perfumes.

    I guess France could be true as well. Or, Germany!:)))
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    J can you confirm aldehydes moss/oakmoss? We seem to agree on that.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hmm, not so sure anymore about the honey.
    How about vetiver?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    How about the aldehydes? There or not? :)

    Moss/oakmoss? Honey? Ambergris (sometimes listed as amber)?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    There is something about C that sort of rubs me the wrong way. I have no idea what it might be but the best i could describe it is a petroleum smell. How about vetiver? Although I agree with the...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Warum, a beautiful introduction, as usual.

    Well...if I had to guess a country of origin, I would say the US.

    It smells very interesting, if it were modern (although I am not saying it is), it...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Just sprayed C. If mumsy or anyone else is following: this one looks a pale yellow color, darker than B.

    My first impression is that it must be an older one. It seems very green to me.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hello ladies. I just got home minutes ago. It was a looong day.
    I too emailed OV and haven;t heard back. I know she was going through some personal things lately (not bad, just issues). I hope she...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I hope all is good with OV and I am all for waiting for her to be able to join us.

    Twolf, good luck with the dental appointment. I hope it is only a check up.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hi, ladies. I am back from work.:P I survived the commute and all.

    I sprayed some C last night before going to bed. When are we going to play with it?:)

    P.S. Twolf, your pricing skills are...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    It will be easy, if they remember one thing: this is one surprising perfume! :)
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    jujy, it was easy, once I ignored my own ideas. ;)
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Thank you for the wishes ladies. At this point I would not be able to listen to a book or learn a new language. I really hope I will in time, because 3 hours a day is a huge amount of time. Maybe I...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I actually thought TWolf guessed it a long time ago!:)

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    Was it ever confirmed that B is marketed towards women?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Haunani, I did not give up searching for B. But I am a little nervous about tomorrow. I am trying to prepare. Not sure how.For now, I was out to drive a little. Yeah, I am a terrible driver, with...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I am truly surprised that this perfume is older than 1989!:)
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Do you think there is some fruit in this one?

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    Warum, enjoy the hike.

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    I will ask about another note. Pepper? Not because I smell it necessarily, but...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Warum, you are doing all the great work by yourself. Well, Haunani is there, of course.:)
    I agree that there is some green in this one. What was the answer to violet leaves?
    How about the...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good morning, Warum.
    I am starting to suspect that B is not on Basenotes or F-site, with notes that is.
    There is L'Instant Magique, but I don't think it can be that either. And there is Escada...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hello, ladies. Are you awake?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Warum, I looked up Insolence. It has red berries and raspberries listed. I don;t think I smell anything like this in B.

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    Have a lovely dinner, Haunani!
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Warum, I am sure I smelled Insolence at some point. I don't think B is it, although I am known to be mistaken. In the previous sniff I did not recognize Youth Dew although I used to own it. :)
    I...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    So we have four confirmed notes.
    Warum, I would need to respray because I cannot feel much anymore.
    I was wondering if maybe there is also violet leaf. It has a green feeling to it.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    My first guess was wrong. Warum, let's see if we can agree on one more note. Sandalwood? Musk?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    What a cute little story!:)

    I agree with Warum on the iris.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I will add lemon (?), bergamote, musk and an yet unidentified wood. :)
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Now that Twolf is here, she is gonna whip us into shape in no time! :p
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I think I would add jasmine. Maybe it is an edt after all. It disappeared almost completely by now.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Some first impressions about B. It is again clear. It seems fairly strong, so it could even be edp.
    I believe it is a higher end designer, the kind that might be sold in a department store. The...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    They ARE clearly labeled!:) And I thought I sprayed the correct one. Only now that I re-sprayed a tiny bit...it sort of smells different. :) Do not worry, I am spraying it on paper again.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hi ladies. I am getting ready to try sample B. But I may have sprayed C by mistake. Not sure...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good job, Warum!:)
    I already sprayed B and I like it much more than A, so who knows? Maybe you'll want to open the door this time.
    Tonight, I need to go out to buy some food. I will be available...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Either option works for me on B. I sprayed a little bit on my arm, but I still have A on and I am coloring my hair with henna, so the smell I get is quite adulterated. I will not say anything about B...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I sent in a tentative guess. If not correct I will try to smell it on paper. It lasts well on skin, but it has very low projection.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good morning, hosts!:)
    I think this perfume could be maybe from Victoria's Secret or Avon or Coty, or something similar. So, in other words not necessarily a perfume house.

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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good morning OV. For me, today is the day when I have the most time. I need to unpack, clean the house etc, but overall I am quite free. On weekend, I am not going anywhere but we need to buy food...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good morning, everyone. I arrived home yesterday evening and the samples were awaiting. Basenotes was down but I sprayed a little A anyway. I fell asleep at 7PM so I need to re-test today when I am a...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hello, Haunani and everyone else. I am still away from home. I am supposed to get home on Thursday evening, but no one was there for about three weeks. I don't know if the samples will be there, if...
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