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    Re: Fragrance Shipping - Uk To Abroad ???

    I’m considering using a forwarding service such as Forward2Me or SkyPax to purchase a fragrance from eBay UK to the US. Anyone have any experience with this?
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Thanks! I suppose I should have checked the reviews first, but you’ve saved my fingertips some wear and tear. :)
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    Re: Tabu - Any Experts Here ?

    Other Dana fragrances of that era share that distinction: Emir, for example.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

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    Jean Jacques Vivier - Signature
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    How do you compare Reserva to regular vintage Havana?
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    Lenthéric - Dykil

    Not something you see often.


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    Clive Christian - Crab Apple Blossom
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Do you like it? I’m a happy camper so far.
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    Jacques d’Auvillers - Cuirasse (for the straight guy)
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    eBay.
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    Xerjoff Irisss

    A backup bottle for Dr. T.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    “What is a ‘week-end?’”
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Or have your butler follow you around with a lint-free cloth and silver polish?
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

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    Arrogance Uomo
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    On a shorter shelf in your fragrance cabinet. That’s the exact same thing without the sprayer.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

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    Note the white bar on the cap and the “Cologne for Men” designation on the front.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    The blue/silver package has the "e" symbol, while the brown/gold does not, which along with other package design differences suggests the brown/gold is older. I have no idea if there were any...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Aigner had both "Super Fragrance for Men" and "Super Fragrance for Women," so maybe that explains the two versions you've seen.

    Glad you like the Kipling!

    P.S. - Just FYI, in your sale...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    I don't recall longevity issues with Etienne Aigner Sport Fragrance, but I do recall liking it more than I expected.

    Honestly, when I'm looking forward to a SOTE, I find limited longevity of my...
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    Aigner - Super Fragrance for Men

    Wearing for the Friday "scent that you’ve waited forever to own and now you do" sync. I didn't really wait forever, as I haven't been in the hobby all...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    That's a good 'un. Should be easy to find for not too much: definitely one of those that punches above its weight.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I assumed a long search was three days.
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    Re: How is Caron 3rd Man?

    I’ve tried Yohji Homme, but never the reformulated 3rd Man. I have the original Caron; I sold the Yohji, and don’t miss it.
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    Aigner Super Fragrance for Men
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    Re: The Absolute WORST Fragrance of All Time

    Surely not including the original Patou-produced Lacostes. Those are stunning.
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    Re: How is Caron 3rd Man?

    3rd Man is my favorite Caron masculine (unless you count vintage Tabac Blond, which is arguably manlier than any nominal masculine Caron ever made).
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Yeah, but the guy who sold it to me—what was he smoking?
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    Ralph Lauren - Polo Crest
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    SOTN:

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    Patou - l’Heure Attendue
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I can’t say I “waited forever” for anything, being relatively new to the hobby, but I have several ideas for Friday, with the winner to be revealed upon the day.
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    OK, Moment Suprême today, and probably l’Heure Attendue this evening.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    I don’t know when Deep Forest was discontinued, but my bottle has not suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous reformulation.

    Numerous reviewers have compared it to Davidoff Relax, which I...
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    Re: The Liberation of Paris and Perfumery

    Lelong was also a prominent fashion house that employed such designers as Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, and Hubert de Givenchy. It folded not long after WWII, at which point Lelong became solely a...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Yes, the late drydown of Deep Forest is a fantastic surprise.


    Poetic. I may sync with you today.

    On second thought, perhaps l’Heure Attendue.
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    SOTN:

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    Bogner - Deep Forest

    As other reviewers have noted, this forest is more impressionistic than literal. Rather than going the easy route of pine and cedar, this forestscape is...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    It is good. But, just to be clear, it's not prone to complex development. You have to like where you are in the woods, rather than hankering for a scenic stroll. Speaking of which…



    I think...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Thoughts?
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    100ml spray. Had a heck of a time prying the cap off, but it was worth the effort. :)
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    Vermeil - Casaque

    A dry, camphorous, herbal fougère with prominent juniper. Pungent without being overbearing.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    You did, and good for you. I doubt you’ll be disappointed—and, if you are, you should easily make your money back on resale.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    It’s a good’un, but it does tend to be overpriced, IMO.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I believe all the photos I posted in this thread are my own. All those with green or yellow tile backgrounds, definitely mine.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Then here we go:

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    If I were to believe the reviews, I’d hate Kipling. It’s a copy of Quorum, according to some; of Yatagan, say others. And it’s true that they have similar pyramids,...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    I concur. I have several from the Bourjois Masculin line, and most are quite good, though Or Masculin is easily the best suited to my tastes.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Nice. Maybe I’ll sync with you this evening.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    I just like anything done well in that wheelhouse. I’ve got plenty of Jules, Blend 30, and Bandit; some day, I’ll plonk down for a big bottle of PPH.
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    Eau de Rochas pour Homme

    A fine EDC-inspired citrus fragrance, too subtle to be incredibly distinctive but too complex (thanks esp. to the basil and myrrh) to be a mere also-ran. This is...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Text below Chanel instead of above generally indicates later production. Same applies to other Chanel fragrances.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th January, 2021

    SOTN:

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    Czech & Speake - Cuba
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    Bergdorf Goodman - Nandi triple cologne (1955)
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    I would pass on Bergdorf Violet Cologne, not that it's the easiest option to come by, anyway. It's a one-dimensional candy violet, not sickeningly sweet, but also not interesting. If you're looking...
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    Bergdorf Goodman - Violet Cologne

    I'm not sure of the date on this—1960s would be my guess. It was sold as part of a set with a lilac cologne, and probably independently as well. In any...
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    That's easy now, but someday, when it's a teenager…
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    I checked—my oval-top is a spray.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    I know very little. BN only has one in the directory: Number Nine. (You know I’ll have to get that one.) I have BG Violet Cologne, and I’ve seen a few more, including Nandi, Plaza 3, and Butterfield...
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    Poll: Re: The big 2021 car house motor race.....

    I own both. There are also fragrances from Porsche, Aston Martin, Lotus, Fiat, Cadillac, Nissan, Toyota, Honda…probably lots more.
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    Bergdorf Goodman - Forty Four EdT (1944)

    This is one of those blends I'm having a hard time breaking down—no doubt my own limitation. Aldehydic for sure, a little floral, a little amber,...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    You say this as if it were a bad thing.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    SOTN:

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    Rochas Globe
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    Isn't it fantastically awful?

    Turbo itself isn't—it deserved better.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k-wWui2eUA
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    Fabergé Turbo

    For the Friday “drugstore” sync.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I thought that at first, but it is in the directory. So, maybe she’s questioning why it’s classified as a feminine.
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    Not sure what you’re saying here.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    Well, I'm not sure that's much of a standard, but we'll see sooner or later.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    Ditto on Coriolan. I have M de Morabito, about which I only said (for reasons now forgotten), "it smells great," although my wearing prompted an exploration into the relationship between Morabito,...
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    There's at least one:

    https://thefragrancefactory.com

    I bought from them once and was very happy. I should check their stock more often.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    But were they ever really revered?
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    LOL! No, not so much, though if you've only heard of him as "an American hero," the misapprehension is understandable.

    Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner did a riff on him in one of their 2000 Year Old...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Never got to it last night, both because I conked out early and the other Lamborghini persisted. So, today:

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    Lovely, subtle, masculine via the woody leather base, but not aggressively so....
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    Gin Fizz is neat, as I recall. I need to sample it again. Miracle is not my fave Lenthéric, but certainly worth trying.
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    I plan to wear Fabergé Turbo.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    Oh, honey, let that fly free!
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    I said, “most guys.” I didn’t say I didn’t know.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    I think more a relaunch than a knockoff. The original Alain Delon is great—sorry to hear the "classic" is disappointing.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    Hell, most guys don't even know Jourdan made shoes.
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    Re: General query - 'returning' fragrances

    Nordstrom has built a reputation for accepting returns on virtually anything, no matter how long ago you purchased it, even if it's not in pristine condition. Most retailers won't do that, although...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    They wanted to make the batch code more secure by including at least one non-alphanumeric character.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    Well, in this regard, FragranceNet is inconsistent. They do, in fact, sell some vintage fragrances on eBay. I suppose I'll just have to contact them first from now on to check.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    An excellent acquisition in any of its early permutations.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Yeah, I tried, but while I love the earlier Krizia masculines, Spazio Uomo has a note in it that sent me screaming for the soap, so I gave it away. Nice to see someone enjoying it, though!
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Thanks! Do you happen to know if this is what the BN directory calls "Lamborghini Convertible?" That's the earliest Lambo listed, and I've never seen anything by that name anywhere else. (I also have...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Even neater is the original splash bottle:

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    I bought one a while back, but the seller decided they didn't need to secure the stopper, so the entire thing spilled out into the package in...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    I ordered a Carlo Corinto from FragranceNet:

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    What arrived was Carlo Corinto Classic:

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    From what I've read here, the "Classic" reformulation is a diminished product, so I...
  85. Re: New age equivalent of Stetson Sierra by Coty / Polo Green/Crest by Ralph Lauren

    That's primarily a way to guard against spam in the reviews area, and secondarily an incentive to upgrade. It's not a ban on non-BN+ reviewers.
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

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    Lamborghini EdT
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    SOTN:

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    Eau de Caron
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    Not by me. Nothing against Edition, which I quite enjoy, but I think I prefer DfM, Blend 30, and vintage London Cologne.
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    Ralph Lauren - Polo Crest

    A gracious deal from one of our own, though I didn't realize it at the time.
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    Let’s sync.

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    Revillon French Line smells great, but alas, my atomizer has run out of gas, so I have to figure out how to convert this to a "natural spray" or decant the whole thing into...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    So, selling a bottle, eh?

    I kid, I kid. I have it, it’s great, all y’all should go get you some. But I imagine it’s a temporary distribution problem caused by COVID-19 and Brexit and stuff.
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    Vermeil
    House/Parent Co.: Parfum de Bienaimé
    Perfumer: Robert Bienaimé
    Year of Release: 1935
    Gender: feminine
    Availability: discontinued
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    Allyn St. George Cologne
    House: Allyn St. George
    Gender: masculine
    Year of Release: 1983
    Availability: discontinued
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    I can't say I've thought of it that way, but I haven't worn these three enough times or in close enough temporal proximity to judge.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    Indeed, this is a Canadian 100ml spray to augment my current 30ml bottle. I almost sprang for a 200ml splash, but it sold before I could grab it, so the seller was kind enough to discount this one...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    Backup:

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    Charles Jourdan - Un Homme
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    Allyn St. George cologne

    Cited in a review of Ben Rickert’s Bené as “one of many unique and manly fragrances that seem gone forever now,” I can’t speak to its uniqueness, but it’s...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    I usually go anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. Because of the high alcohol content, the liquid won’t freeze. (Freezing would be a disaster with alcohol-free fragrance.)
  99. Thread: An analogy

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    Re: An analogy

    I don’t. But, first, that Fender is overpriced, based on market recognition established with older, better instruments; second, a YouTube video has inherently compromised audio, exacerbated by the...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today - Q1 2021

    That’s what American taxpayers are funding.
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