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  1. Re: Do you feel any loyalty to Sales Associates of certain brands/stores?

    Whooo! You are hitting all my highlights! Haha, love so many of those stores. One day I will get to visit Fumerie in person and not just their website
  2. Re: Do you feel any loyalty to Sales Associates of certain brands/stores?

    With me, customer service goes a long way. I think this effect is heightened because I don't have any fragrance friends in real life and have to do most of my smelly socializing in online...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Fumerie Perfumerie in Portland still has Sova and Jeke
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    Waft from the Loft by 4160 Tuesdays

    Starting a new thread on this now that the scent has been out for a year and I'm having trouble finding reviews. Have you sampled, or do you own, Waft from the Loft by 4160 Tuesdays? I am super...
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    Re: What do you really think of BYREDO??

    Tobacco Mandarin is a great (if pricey) fragrance that I would own if I was more of a tobacco fan. I have used almost a full bottle of Encens Chembur (now called just "Chembur"). While not ground...
  6. Re: New fragrance by Naomi Goodsir: Corpus Equus

    Well it's not a daily wear, I use it for special occasions, both because it's not suited for that as you note and also the juice is pricy so I save it for when I want to leave my mark!
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    Re: General price hikes

    Just wanted to clarify, I am not criticizing people who can afford the rising overall niche prices choosing to do so, more power to them. Nor am I blaming most houses for increasing prices when the...
  8. Re: New fragrance by Naomi Goodsir: Corpus Equus

    YES YES YES - I was about to chime in and say that if it's in the Arabian Horse ballpark, it's got my mark of approval. That's my signature scent, a true masterpiece!
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    Re: General price hikes

    I remember when niche started on the low end of $100s - now it feels like it's easily in the $200s only a few years later. The real kicker is that real wages have stagnated if not dropped for the...
  10. Re: Chill niche FB groups that aren't bro dominated?

    Thanks for the good tip!
  11. Re: Chill niche FB groups that aren't bro dominated?

    Dude you aren't missing anything - kudos to you for being off FB! And you always have quality jokes!
  12. Re: Chill niche FB groups that aren't bro dominated?

    Oooh this is really good to know! I live in the city so I might try this out. Do you think it would even work with obscure niche - (ex: Romanza by Masque Milano or Epine Mortelle by Laurent...
  13. Re: Chill niche FB groups that aren't bro dominated?

    Sheesh I might have to! Gosh, what doesn't Canada do better than the US ;p
    I am reluctant to put in the hours needed to administer a whole FB group by myself but I will give it some thought for...
  14. Chill niche FB groups that aren't bro dominated?

    OK fellow femmes'n'friends - I need your facebook recommendations.

    Love me some Basenotes, but originally looking to increase the audience for my sales thread I have now ventured into the world...
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    [USA] Re: Janjanjan's sales thread BOTTLES

    bump
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    Re: Some help with Heeley Esprit du Tigre

    Also good to know! ;)
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    Re: Some help with Heeley Esprit du Tigre

    Haha! Heeley does make scents I've often considered "white button up shirt" fragrances. I will say Spirit of the Tiger is a little off brand for that reason. It's not officey but also not wildly out...
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    I know we are reviving an old thread, but I want to suggest a cardamom that isn't in a larger aromatic structure - Vanilj by Maya Njie has a BIG cardamom up top, then goes into vanilla and cedar....
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    Re: Some help with Heeley Esprit du Tigre

    Where are you located OP? If it's CONUS I can send you a decant
  20. Re: What is the big Whoop about "All Natural" perfumes?

    Doop doop doo... *Sidestepping all the weird arguing going on here*....
    All natural houses I own full bottles from and am very pleased with include: Hiram Green (not sickly sweet, dunno where the...
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    [USA] Re: Janjanjan's sales thread BOTTLES

    bump for updates
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st July, 2021

    Down with lawns, up with N. Cal! Today I'm wearing Battaniye by Pekji - a dry patchouli for a wet day
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    ISO: Lavhim by MadHat

    Sadly, my bottle of Lavhim by MadHat has run empty. Hoping a Basenoter has a bottle they aren't using and would be willing to sell or swap!

    Best,
    Laura/ janjanjan

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    To...
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    Re: Scents using natural cedar?

    +1 for Green Cedar by Abel, that's a very good one!

    Unlike Abel, Anat Fritz is not all natural, but their fragrance Tzora is a pure cedar scent with no other major notes going on and might do the...
  25. Re: ebay no longer a good place for used bottles

    I did not realize this, thank you!
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    Re: ERIS Appreciation - Belle de Jour, etc.

    Do you have Bianchis to recommend? I tried Black Knight and Sticky Fingers and frankly hated them - had some heavy aromachemicals I found skreechy and overbearing. I've heard a lot of people rave...
  27. Re: ebay no longer a good place for used bottles

    Wait, can you not sell used bottles on Ebay anymore? When did that happen?
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    Re: ERIS Appreciation - Belle de Jour, etc.

    I loved Green Spell (I'm a sucker for a good green fragrance too) but you are right, its major drawback is quite poor longevity. Poof, gone too soon. Way to go on your mention, very cool!

    A...
  29. Re: Eris Parfums' Founder Barbara Herman on the Enduring Power of Scented Seduction

    I love ERIS! So glad to see this interview, I hope people try out their fragrances who haven't already!
  30. Re: Have you ever noticed cleaning the sprayer nozzle actually improving the scent?

    I need to try your method! I have a bottle of the very expensive L'incendiaire by Lutens from their gold line and the sprayer doesn't work - possibly clogged. Following this thread.
  31. Re: Surprise cash award - what perfume to buy FB next

    Congratulations on a job well done! I agree with the crew here, I would use it on a pricier bottle that would otherwise feel out of reach. Take your time, sniff around, and pick something a little...
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    ERIS Appreciation - Belle de Jour, etc.

    I am wearing Belle de Jour by ERIS today and wanted to highlight it because no one talks about it. Totally unique - a white floral with a seaweed note that makes it simultaneously alluring and a bit...
  33. Re: NEW! Pekji "Reset" collection (4 upcoming perfumes)

    Thanks for this wonderful update I'm so exited!
  34. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    I like Ouch110 - fun personality and does a good job covering both classics and niche.
  35. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. June 2021

    Scent of the evening is La Tsarine by Senyoko because I am testing a few animalics. Wow is this one a skanky beast! Deserves to be up there with the likes of MKK. Not sure why it is so under the...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    So I've been collecting since 2013 when I joined Basenotes but never had proper display for my collection until now! A local jewelry shop I frequent was closing their doors and selling display cases...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th June, 2021

    Greetings fellow Ohioan?! I love Indigo! They used to carry Zoologist but stopped, I'm not sure why. Check out CurioNoir while you are there, a really unique and intoxicating brand that is new to the...
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    Re: Off-the-radar spicy roses

    Oh my goodness what a great set of responses! I am so excited to quest on for a spicy rose now. Thank you everyone for your thoughts!



    Oooh on the test list now. I have tried Profumum Roma,...
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    Off-the-radar spicy roses

    Do you have a favorite spicy rose that is a little off-the-radar? Tell me about it!

    I am on the hunt for a good & uncommon spicy rose.

    (No need to mention Rose 31, I've tried and enjoyed it...
  40. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    I'm not a fan of the term "Oriental" in fragrance and cheapimitation has wonderfully articulated the situation.

    The second reason I don't like it is simply because it is not useful - the umbrella...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Sending healing vibes first and foremost!

    When the time is right, the house of Maison Sybarite (many fragrances by Antoine Lie)...
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    Re: Animalic fragrances

    At the risk of directing you to only niche (and thus kinda pricey) fragrances, this list is very extensive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4HND7QYQYw&t=148s

    An affordable one would be Kiehl's...
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    Re: COVID nose...

    Fingers crossed for you that you recover quickly! I lost my sense of smell for about three days when I contracted COVID but it returned after that. I lit my favorite Cinder Rose candle by Boy Smells...
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    I've always loved Paradis Perdu by Frapin and it sounds like it would fit the bill

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26143535.html
  45. Re: Great contrasting scents recommandation needed!

    I find Mistral Patchouli to be a really unique and unlikely take on a patchouli within a cologne structure - patch is usually a warm resinous earthy note but paired with a cool anise, geranium, and...
  46. Thread: trends

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    Re: trends

    I had an interesting conversation with a perfume boutique owner recently - at least in the midwest U.S. she has noticed that customers are getting tired of oud and are turning to florals. I don't...
  47. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    I was eyeing Dryad! Adding these all to my list.



    Genius



    Hahahaha, yes, what else!
  48. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    Parfum de Peau - I think about starting from scratch sometimes too, it has a certain appeal! I am getting interested in chypres - do share if there is a genre within this family or top picks you like
  49. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    I just noticed Hednic that you partially live in Brazil - are there any Brazilian perfume houses you recommend?
  50. What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    I am curious how the pandemic-slash-quarantine affected your perfume life, and what you learned about your own tastes in the last year. Perhaps you did a deeper dive into what you own, had more...
  51. Re: What difference in scent does spraying on you clothes instead of your skin make?

    Everyone has their own approach so feel free to do what works for you Crema! I personally noticed that I was starting to develop skin sensitivity on my chest where I was spraying perfumes so I had to...
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    Re: Alcohol free perfume spray recommendations

    + 1 for Maison Sybarite, they make lovely scents - not sure anything with Oud but amber, woods, musks yes
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th May, 2021

    Wearing Bed of Roses today by Maison Sybarite (sadly not in the database). Wonderful musky rose with serious staying power. Loving that other folks are wearing Neela Vermeire today - while I've never...
  54. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    We've had a cold rainy snap in the middle of spring here in Ohio, and it's got me reaching for musky florals to ward off the chill. Really enjoying the sexy muskiness behind Bed of Roses by Maison...
  55. Re: Has anyone else here turned a friend on to this fantastic hobby?

    My partner just started his collection with Crepuscule by Atelier des Ors and Acqua Sextius by Jul et Mad!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2021

    Enjoy it! I purchased this multiple times for a coworker at my old gig, smelled amazing on her - a great smooth take on patchouli
  57. Re: Which one bottle from you wardrobe would you pick to go with you to the grave?

    My current signature, Arabian Horse by Parfumerie Generale - so that when the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse come riding by I will blend right into the background
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    Re: The worst fragrance you've ever smelled?

    And here I am a fan of this one! Not enough to own it but certainly enjoyed my sample. To each their own!
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    Re: The worst fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Fancy finding someone else who not only knows Magazine Street, but similarly can't stand it! +1
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    Re: Curionoir (new house?)

    I just got a Curiosity Set from the brand from what I believe is their only retailer in the U.S. - Indigo Perfumery out of Cleveland, OH. I am loving the Purotu Rose - it is a dry woody rose with...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2021

    Indigo Perfumery in Cleveland is back open for appointments so I got to sample fragrances in a real perfume shop for the first time since the pandemic started - it was so lovely to be back! I picked...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th May, 2021

    Today is a blustery rainy day in Ohio and I am wearing the complex floral-animalic Ma Bete or "My Beast" by Antoine Lie for Eris Perfumes. Fits the day perfectly
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    Re: Nue Co Forest Lungs, is it any good?

    I'm curious about this one as well. I bought their first eponymous release, which was definitely good but I got tired of it after awhile. Here is my original review of that one:

    "This is a very...
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    Re: Best aquatic / fresh ambergris fragrances

    I have really enjoyed Driftwood by Mirus. Real ambergris with an ocean-washed feel: https://aveparfum.com/products/driftwood-1?variant=119540809729
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    Janjanjan's Swap Thread

    Anything listed here is a swap or a free-to-a-good home with purchase from my sales thread. I am very flexible with these! Similarly, items from my sales thread are available for swap if you are...
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    [USA] Re: Janjanjan's sales thread BOTTLES

    Heeey do the bumpty bump, do the bumpty bump
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    Fourreau Noir emergency!! Haha

    My sister's wedding is this weekend and she asked me to pick out her perfume. I have one selected but suddenly remembered Fourreau Noir by Lutens and I know she would love it. Major decant sites...
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    [USA] Re: Byredo, Mat et Len, two sample sets

    bump up the jam
  69. Thread: Iceland

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    Iceland

    I could only find an Iceland post in the "Online Shopping" section so I wanted to start something for local shopping guides. Mods, redirect this post if I missed the proper sub group - and start an...
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    Re: Reykjavik - Iceland

    I wanted to chime in - recently travelled to Iceland. If your like niche, you MUST check out Andrea Maack's line, a native Icelandic designer whose fragrance range is being re-released in slick...
  71. Battle of the All-Natural Iris Frags: new from April Aromatics & Dusita

    Hi All,

    Starting a comparison thread for two new all natural frags just coming out by (I would argue) some of the top natural perfumers in the game. Tanja Bochnig of April Aromatics just released...
  72. Thread: Fig?

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    Re: Fig?

    I'm actually going to recommend you steer clear of Philosykos because it's a robust, fruity fig and doesn't read green to me. I own a bottle though, it is good!

    I wish I'd sniffed the Sonoma Scent...
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    Re: Identify a fragrance (Long shot)

    There's not nearly enough clues here!
  74. Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Jeez, what is possessing you to be so mean about this Suspended? Embarrassing

    Ignore that TxTizzy. I have been a frag head for 5 years and still needed to consult folks about jumping at that sale....
  75. Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    I filled out the first page of the checkout so it would let me calculate shipping - I figured that was the catch, that it would be “free” but shipping would be like $20/item. So they did get my email...
  76. Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Thanks everyone! So I decided to go with “if it looks too good to ne true...” and didnt make the ourchase. Ive already gotten 3 emails from them saying “you left items in your cart! Click here to...
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    Re: Sellers You Do Not Bother Look At Anymore

    There's a seller on ebay (wish I could remember the username) who has what appear to be good prices but then abnormally high shipping charges so it's a wash - sneaky!
  78. Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    Hey friends,

    There is an "overstock" sale at a site called fragranceaddiction.com - the selection isn't huge but it's free just pay postage (which calculates to $14.00). Has anyone heard of this...
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    Labor Day sale at lucky scent?

    Is LuckyScent going to do a labor day sale next weekend? I have to things I want to buy, but I will wait a week if a sale is coming. If anyone is in the know, thanks for weighing in!
  80. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    April Aromatics
  81. Re: Enfleurage experiments: Honeysuckle and Holly flowers (Things I love are never easy to find :/)

    Great thread!
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    Re: Sales Associates - encounter stories!

    I work in customer service, which entails dealing with more than one's fair share of rude, distracted, dense, condescending, and impatient people in a day. Too many people are simply not on good or...
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    Does anyone have a bottle of La Chance XVI they would be willing to part with? Mine is running dangerously low. I'd be willing to swap my Rosa Resin, Palo Santo, Onsen, or Vesrim (all 15mL bottles)....
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    Re: Best "Tomato leaf" fragrance

    Ha! OK so I dug up my old Ninfeo sample just to appease you. You are right, you can totally take it as a tomato scent if you keep the image in your head. I think what's actually happening (at least...
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    Re: NEW: Miller Et Bertaux - Tulsivivah !

    FYI: Now in stock at Aedes, I'm gonna pick one up next payday :)
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    Re: Best "Tomato leaf" fragrance

    Great fragrance! Happy, green, uplifting. No tomato though to my nose
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    Re: Best "Tomato leaf" fragrance

    Forgot to mention another option: No. 16 Tomato Leather by Cognoscenti is nice
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th June, 2018

    Just got my bottle in from Ireland thanks to the the lovely ClaireV! I think I am finally turning the corner to being not-so-floral-phobic! This is a lovely airy rose (or perhaps just a strong...
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    Re: Best "Tomato leaf" fragrance

    Awhile back I sampled a TON of things looking for a big tomato leaf note. I never found anything that truly did it for me - when a fab tomato leaf note does show up it doesn't stick around for long...
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    Re: Your Favorite Solid Perfumes

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned In Fiore unless I missed it. I own Fumee d'Ambre, Vetiver Sambac, and Saffron of Kasmir. All natural scents, all well done and I definitely recommend the line. They...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    This may be my first ever finished bottle! I've been a heavy hobbyist for 4-5 years already, so obviously I am buying too much!

    Goodbye my lovely CB I Hate Perfume Fire from Heaven! I bought it...
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    Re: NEW: Miller Et Bertaux - Tulsivivah !

    Where did you purchase it Hednic? I'm not finding any US retailers
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    Re: NEW: Miller Et Bertaux - Tulsivivah !

    It's a different variant, though they smell similar. I love sweet basil essential oil too but tulsi has really been doing it for me lately. As far as the Hindi, well, I am sadly not too surprised......
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    Re: NEW: Miller Et Bertaux - Tulsivivah !

    Oh I have been LOVING the smell of natural Tulsi lately. This looks so intriguing.... I don't see it on the Aedes site, which is the only place I know carrying the brand. How to get this in the US?
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    Re: 'Full moon' fragrance?

    Several sample recommendations are on the way to me! Sadly, couldn't find a way to get Miya Shinma's "Tsuki " to the Midwest without blind buying the whole bottle. (Also, I should mention I am female...
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    Re: Energizing summer ginger fragrance?

    Mona di Orio Vetyver sample and the entire Oliver & Co discovery set are now on the way to me! Thanks for the recommendations y'all!

    (I tested several of the older rec's on the thread too back...
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    Re: 'Full moon' fragrance?

    Oh of course! In spite of being a frag head for several years now, I've side stepped a lot of the old classics. But I've been curious about L'heure Bleu before



    OMG! Haha, yes, I didn't mean to...
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    Re: Pacific Rock Moss que

    Simple aquatic plus a sugar cube. I expected something much more naturalistic based on the notes/copy
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    Most novel use of grapefruit in niche?

    I'm looking for interesting takes on or uses of grapefruit, particularly in niche/artisan land.

    My motivation is trying to find something novel for summer, and I usually strike out with...
  100. Re: Insane video of guy putting on 700 sprays of powerhouse perfume!

    I'm so worried about your lung health!
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