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    Re: 24 hours before Basenotes shuts down

    Grant, your heads-up threads and the means you have provided for keeping us in the loop have made this transition more a process of joint exploration than sad leavetaking. I like what you said in an...
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie Parfum, EDT, or Both

    Yes, absolutely perfect! Nothing can be added to that. Bravo, Bavard.
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    Re: Fixing nose blindness

    I've seen people at perfume counters bring out containers of coffee beans, you won't look like a weirdo. As for longer-lasting protection, the only thing that works for me is to take two or more days...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Yes, that is a very good look. The setting of that photo looks great, too!
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    If memory serves, transition lenses protect against blue light from any source. But for long stints at the computer, I bought a pair of orange plastic glasses that fit over my regular glasses....
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    That has been precisely my issue...trying to conserve 1-2ml samples. They end up with a lot of evaporation as a result, so I defeat my own purpose. I'm going to start doing more lavish applications,...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Definitely, same here. That's one of the reasons I'm not wild about samples - sometimes that small amount smells generic, whereas the full bottle blooms.
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Great choices! I love all of those. Tobacco Rose is one of my favorite rose perfumes, IMO it doesn't get the attention it deserves.
  9. Re: Splash vs Spray bottles discussion - Pros, Cons & Preferences

    I think you're right about that. Good point about the mist-to-area issue.
  10. Re: Splash vs Spray bottles discussion - Pros, Cons & Preferences

    I've never noticed any difference in performance between spray and splash, but I prefer spray because application is more even, and the perfume in the bottle doesn't get contaminated by contact with...
  11. Re: How many of your 5-star scents were born in the 21st Century?

    My starred listings are only for fragrances in their current versions, i.e. ones people might be researching that are still available. I decided early on not to review or rate vintage versions, as...
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Oh, that would be much appreciated! Please add me to the mailing list, if you set one up.
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Very reassuring. Those exemplars give us a good general idea of the style and format of the new site. I don't think it will take long to get used to, once in. My main concern is retaining the ability...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    As Cheetah1919 says, this is a scent that's better appreciated when it's smelled in wafts, rather than nose-to-skin. Smelling it up close causes me to miss or lose subtle nuances - the notes seem to...
  15. Re: How many of your 5-star scents were born in the 21st Century?

    Oh, okay. I'd forgotten that I didn't star everything and was pretty much going down the line by memory.
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    Re: What are your top 5 leather fragrances?

    Chanel Cuir de Russie, Cuir de Lancome, Bandit, Knize Ten, Habanita
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Thanks so much, Grant! That's great.
  18. Re: How many of your 5-star scents were born in the 21st Century?

    6 out of 156. Barely registerable.
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    Re: Is it dumb to try a flanker first?

    No, it's not a linear progression at all - try whatever you're curious about, in any order.
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Like rum, I'm wondering about the bookmarks and domains.

    Such a huge amount of work! Best wishes for everything to go smoothly, with a minimum of angst and gnashing of teeth.
  21. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    It's great to hear from someone else who has tried this, thank you for posting your impressions! Very glad you like it.
  22. Re: Note obsession: telll us about the times you went "note crazy" - just obsessed with a single not

    I cycle through phases all the time, so my wardrobe embodies many notes, genres, styles, houses. White flowers are foundational, and then there are times when the only notes I crave are tobacco and...
  23. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    Nice present to look forward to! :beer: (We need a champagne toast emoji.)
  24. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    Right after I replied to your last post, I thought maybe I should go back and edit it to say that I hoped you'd like it (everyone's tastes being different) - but then I thought, No, because I truly...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Here's one article about it: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/13/tech/apple-iphone-spyware-vulnerability-fix/index.html
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Did you read about the spyware that's infected Apple devices - all phones, pads and operating ystems - without having to click on a link or download anything? It works automatically through phone and...
  27. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    My pleasure! Such a gorgeous bottle.
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    Lilly33, I doubt you'll be disappointed, especially compared to the bee bottle version, which to me was a thin nothing (I, too, have a backup of that one...purchased at the same time, or I never...
  29. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    The vintage extrait must be glorious, you and mikeperez23 are so fortunate to have it. I've never read a single discouraging word about it.

    I agree, the EDT before this current one was awful, so...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Thank you for that info!
  31. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    It's just the familiar inverted heart-capped bottle, like Mitsouko and L'Heure Bleue: https://www.guerlain.com/us/en-us/p/apres-londee-eau-de-toilette-P014313.html
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Same here (quieter type). Zeiss has an amethyst shade that is interesting and elegant, not in-your-face like Transitions purple, but alas, it's not yet available for progressive lenses. I ended up...
  33. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    Yes, I think you're right, Andy! When that day comes, there are 2 or 3 I'd like to snap up.
  34. Re: Do you feel any loyalty to Sales Associates of certain brands/stores?

    I singled out LuckyScent in my post above - very praiseworthy. I don't know about ownership of their locations. The one I order from is the LA store.
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    Today, I'm picking up anise and more spice, also more heliotropin. I think that this one must take a few days after the initial sprays to unlock itself - I've noticed this with other perfumes,...
  36. Re: Do you feel any loyalty to Sales Associates of certain brands/stores?

    Customer service is very important to me, and I certainly make note of how I've been treated by representatives of particular houses and shops (my only contact being online or by phone). That doesn't...
  37. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    Yes, indeed. That's one of the greatest losses to the world of perfumery, and it's one of reasons I've hesitated to buy a new L'Heure Bleue - even though I've heard it's pretty good (considering)....
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    Right! I'm curious about several of the new bottles, since AOL has been such a pleasant surprise...maybe not curious enough to buy, at this point, but certainly enough to entertain the idea. I...
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    Sam, I bought a backup bottle yesterday, which at my age I'll probably never need - but if this current formula is compromised in the future, I don't want to kick myself for holding back.
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    I would say the heliotropin has been toned down, but it's still present and blended in a lovely way. If I didn't know that someone was wearing AOL, and caught a whiff of it, I would instantly...
  41. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    Yes, most of the great houses have been devoured by the LVMH brand (or similar conglomerates), important corners have been cut, counterproductive and counterintuitive moves made, but within that...
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    I agree. I'm not impressed by Guerlain's new offerings, but whereas some venerable houses have opted to discontinue classics rather than try to approximate them in this era of restrictions and...
  43. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    I am now positive that this has been reformulated, because I could actually smell a single spritz on my arm after a night's sleep. 24 hours of Apres L'Ondee is unheard-of with any formulation of the...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    So true. I remember ClaireV's review mentioning the different versions Liz Moores shared with her over the course of Spell 125's evolution. Wouldn't it have been a revelation to have smelled each...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Wonderful description! I notice another shade or nuance about it every time I wear it. Glad you received your bottle and it was all you'd hoped it would be, Cheetah1919.
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    I hear you! There was a time when I would have paid a lot for a full sealed of ALO extrait, but I held back because I knew I wouldn't have been able to cut the cord. it's hard doing that on any...
  47. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    Yes, eBay prices are insane for AOL, especially the extrait - last time I checked, over $1000 (up to $2000) for a full bottle. And the vintage EDTs go for almost $300 for unboxed bottles and testers....
  48. Re: Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    Fragrance perception being as extraordinarily subjective as it is, I hesitated to say it...but yes, I think ALO lovers will be pleasantly surprised. In recent years, Guerlains and Carons have been...
  49. Apres L"Ondée EDT (Legendary Fragrances Collection), 2021

    At last, Apres L"Ondée EDT in the inverted heart-capped spray bottle is available in the US as part of Guerlain's Legendary Fragrances collection. My attempts to order direct from the Champs Elysées...
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    Re: To buy or not buy?

    Definitely worth waiting for! Love the color and they look super-supportive, but soft enough for comfort. :thumbup:
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Well...the classic colors suggest a quieter type of fun to me, I guess. When I see those Transitions ads, I think firecrackers, sparklers and 60s rock festivals (Jim McGuinn does Woodstock). :)
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Went to the eye place again today and got some info on the new Transitions colors. So far (and this will change), the bright red, blue, green and purple Transitions shades are only available for...
  53. Re: The Smithsonian on A Brief History of Ambergris

    Fascinating article, thank yiu for posting the link.
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain: Jicky or Mitsouko

    They're so different, and each one is unusual enough to be polarizing, not to mention the fact that they are pricey - so if you're someplace where you can smell testers (or if you can order decants...
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    Re: Favourite white perfume?

    If you mean "white" as in white flower, my current favorite would be Guerlain Mahora/Mayotte.

    If you mean "white" as in associations (lightness, transparency, a confection as HouseOfPhlegethon's...
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    Page and all reviews load fine for me on Safari.
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    Re: Decanting advice please.

    Is this a fragrance that can't be obtained more easily from a sample shop or Etsy? Unless you plan to sell additional decants, you'll be going to quite some personal exense to get the equipment...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Oh, marvelous comparison and review! Yes, to every word! I have indeed read Dune, and find your description compelling and wholly relatable. I am so glad to hear that you love Anubis.

    Liz Moores...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Yes, that is a nice subtle green, it doesn't scream. I think your new sunglasses will look great with brown, though - am looking forward to seeing them.

    By the way, I did report my experience at...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    I like the green ones, too. They remind me of poker players' visors in my favorite film noir movies.
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    I'm seeing ads on TV for transitions in bright purple, blue, green and one other color I can't remember - they look garish to me, and I couldn't imagine being stuck with one of those shades for the...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    PrinceRF, I agree about turning the Jacques Marie Mage glasses into a prescription sunglass (or Transition), and also about your choice of brown for the lens color. I normally favor grey for...
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    Re: black hair sad mysterious

    Yes! Makes me think of Lorna Doone.

    Something indolic, a floral oriental with incense - L"Heure Bleue? Even a chypre such as Mitsouko, in vintage extrait form. Chanel's beautiful rose Misia comes...
  64. Re: Perfume Thieves by the author of "The Perfume Thief"

    The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Suskind. I haven't seen the movie, but the novel is excellent.
  65. Re: Perfume Thieves by the author of "The Perfume Thief"

    Boy, is he ever! :laugh:

    Thanks for the link. I haven't done more than skim through it, but it looks entertaining.

    I finished The Perfume Thief a couple of days ago and feel bereft. Some might...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    I'm an eBay addict, too, mainly for vintage perfumes, and I'm thankfully slowing down in that area. We still buy canned goods, paper products and fresh fruits and vegetables locally, but for nearly...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Thank you for those clarifications. I've been tempted to order frames online, and might just do that - there are so many great-looking ones nowadays.
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Does COVID have any impact on returning things like frames bought online? I ask, because the assistant at my frame store made such a big deal about having to disinfect everything that's touched in...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Thank you, hednic!

    - - - Updated - - -


    Those are gorgeous, PStoller. I particularly like the last one.
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    I got my first smart phone ever in May and still know next to nothing about how it works, but here goes. This is my only eyewear at the moment, the rest are boxed in the basement, as I had cataract...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    No, I certainly did not buy anything that day, and have been thinking along the same lines as you - this needs to be reported. I've spent hundreds of dollars at that store (it's actually associated...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    My bad! :wink: :evil:

    I went to look at frames the other day and was shocked when the assistant told me to have a seat and she would select and bring me some frames she thought would look good on...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Oh, I like those very much and they look great on you (great pic, too). Rectangular lenses would be my choice, as well. I think ovals would be almost over-the-top, whereas these look professional,...
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    Very nice display case, your eyewear will look striking in it.

    I googled the Cartier white buffalo rimless frame - is this the one you're considering?...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    A gnome and a sylph.
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Agreed, quite similar, and also different in significant ways. Norne is sticky on my skin and just a bit much, overall.

    In her review, ClaireV emphasized Spell 125's shapeshifting qualities, and...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Your reviews were a big help to me in making my decision so thank you!

    If you try that sample of Anubis, I'd be interested to hear what you think about the opening of Spell 125, next to Anubis....
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    I can't add anything to LiveJazz's (and ClaireV's) descriptions and impressions of this this wonderful fragrance. I'll just say that, to me, the opening smells a good bit like Anubis, with its...
  79. Re: Perfume Thieves by the author of "The Perfume Thief"

    Hope you enjoy it!

    Like most books, this one's acknowldgements and interesting tidbits are placed at the end. I recommend starting with those pages, so that one can get a handle on the author's...
  80. Re: Perfume Thieves by the author of "The Perfume Thief"

    I'm halfway through The Perfume Thief, and enjoying it tremendously. The author has a gift for character delineation and for drawing readers into his narrative, with engaging style and panache. The...
  81. Re: Is Bleu De Chanel really generic, safe, boring?

    Being a Chanel offering, it's well constructed and nothing anyone need ever feel hesitant to wear. To me, it is not interesting - and certainly not unique - but there's something to be said for...
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    Re: Do you count the 1st spray??

    If it's a reasonably energetic first spray, then yes, I count it.
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    Compared to some others who have posted here, my collection isn't large enough to permit me to offer many suggestions - but I must say that Samsara Parfum de Toilette, a concentration manufactured in...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    What a beautiful way you have of describing this, I really get a sense of the paradoxes and subtleties involved here - wow. LuckyScent shipped my bottle today, and bundled the sample with it, so I'm...
  85. Re: Perfume Thieves by the author of "The Perfume Thief"

    The setting and plot sound irresistible, and I liked the preview on Amazon - ordered a copy. I'm currently reading Perfume: The Story of a Murderer for the third time, so this thread makes for a...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    I think so, too! Definitely have that vibe.
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Wow, LiveJazz. What a fabulous review. Thank you so much for posting your thoughts. I just ordered a bottle, in addition to the sample that's hopefully already on the way.
  88. Re: Perfume Thieves by the author of "The Perfume Thief"

    What an interesting article! Now I must read that book.
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    For those in the US who ordered the full bottle: Did LuckyScent require a signature on delivery?

    Edited to add: Never mind, the info was on LuckyScent's shipping page. Only $500-plus orders...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Have you ever smelled vintage Vol de Nuit? It doesn't age well, due to its loose structure, which is why I seldom wear it - it starts out fine, but quickly falls apart. Dryad smells like I imagine...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    I've loved everything Papillon has ever done, especially Anubis, Salome and Dryad. My least favorite is Angelique, which is too sweet for me, but I recognize its excellence within its own genre....
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Ohhh, that sounds delicious!
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Thanks, yes, that does answer my question..."brooding" is what I was looking for, as bright sunny pine notes don't do much for me. Very subjective! :)
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    I'm just wondering if Spell 125 is intriguing and mysterious, in line with the Book of the Dead reference that Liz Moores makes in her description of it. Most of the comments praise its coniferous...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Would you say that there's any hint of mystery and magic in this, of the kind referenced in Papillon's description of Spell 125 and the weighing of the heart ceremony? Is the incense of a deep...
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    Re: What did you used to wear back in the day?

    Zombie thread, but fun. So...L'Heure Bleue, Zibeline Secret of Venus, Tabu, Tigress, Bal a Versailles, Opium, Bijan, Jungle Gardenia, Royal Secret, Chantilly, Je Reviens, Obsession, White Shoulders.
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    Re: Favorite Rose Note?

    Guerlain's Nahema, by far, of the ones I've smelled.
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    Re: The Eyewear Thread

    I like them very much. They are minimalist, as you say, but they have interesting textural features that distinguish them from flat titanium frames. And I like how the nosebridge screws and shaft...
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    Re: Blind purchases you regret

    I don't regret any of them, because my mistakes have taught me so much about how to make better choices.
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    Re: can't smell a thing!!!!!!!!

    Sometimes COVID-19 presents with only abdominal symptoms. I remember reading about that some time ago, and found this article: https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/85721

    I wonder...
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