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  1. Re: Modern Aramis JHL vs modern Cinnabar & modern Opium


    Both are worth obtaining. They are quite different, much like a brother and sister who have many resemblances to each other but aren't twins. I feel the statement "JHL=Cinnabar" is...
  2. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Today sniffing and wearing Lanvin Arpège for the first time. Yesterday, bought and wore Shalimar EdC for the first time (I have and love the EdP. ) All modern-the Arpège from 2014, the Shalimar EdC,...
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    Re: NEW: Tauer Perfumes -Cologne du Maghreb-

    I disagree, but each to their own. I have not smelled them all, but have liked-to-loved-to-adored everything I have tried. When I first smelled Mr. Tauer's Sotto La Luna: Gardenia, I was transported...
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme advice

    I would perhaps spray only twice or thrice at most. It still is quite powerful after all these years! Smells good, and would not be offensive if you do not overdo it, IMHO. Erring on the side of...
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    Rich, green, and masculine: Jules. However it is wearable by a lady if they wished to, and it does have a few flowers. 💐 Does not smell cheap at all, though it's relatively affordable.

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    White Linen-using mostly white garments, +visiting the same Kitties when I first used it. It's such a wonderful perfume! Permanent part of my collection for sure.
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    I only have Egoiste Concentree, which I believe it's not "real" Egoiste. Smells good, but there's little left, and I do not use it often due to its relative rarity. I should buy a modern Egoiste...
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    Re: Possible Poison Esprit de Parfum fake?

    Thanks so much, VintagePoison and Ms. Chypre for your opinions. Much appreciated.

    I am tempted to try it on skin for a full day. I was disheartened because of the apparent weakness and longevity...
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    Possible Poison Esprit de Parfum fake?

    I ordered a Poison mini bottle of the Esprit de Parfum perhaps a week ago. I love Poison; the modern EdT is quite "toxic"; beautiful and strong. However, this mini, while the hexagonal box was in...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th May, 2021

    Lauder Aliage; Green Beauty

    Happy Mother's Day-for our Dearest Ones no longer here, you will always be in our hearts.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th May, 2021

    The beautiful White Linen today. Gorgeous. :happy:
  12. Re: Fragrances you notice have the most inconsistency bottle to bottle?

    All my older, near finished bottles smell different than their replacements. Older bottles=darker juice as usual. I prefer the new replacements almost 100% of the time.

    We are all different, and...
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    Re: The worst fragrance you've ever smelled?

    When I first started collecting in 2008 (though I did not know it at the time...), with no snobbery at all, I always hated Acqua de Gio, even though now I realize it's importance. Found it so boring...
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    Re: JHL -New Version ???

    Reviving this thread to confirm the latest bottles do smell great. No need to fear or seek vintages (unless you have the money and inclination, and that is what you must absolutely have.) Quite a bit...
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    Unless it is discontinued in Europe, I would take this person's "official" response with a grain of salt.

    It is however an horrid shame for all brands to deny some markets of their iconic...
  16. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Mr. Persolaise is my favorite, as he is genuinely in love with perfume, and never appears entitled or "complainy". (I intensely dislike when youtubers complain about not getting enough support, brag...
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    Re: The 10 "Must Have" -"women's" perfumes

    1)L'Heure Bleue
    10)Youth Dew
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 long ad

    I've been wanting to buy a N°5 EdT for a while, but have been waiting on Chanel to do something special/commemorative this year. Maybe they do nothing of the sort?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th April, 2021

    Will be using my dear toxic apple, Dior Poison, once again today, friday. Addictive stuff of legends, even in its current form.
  20. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Love By Kilian for my vaccination today.
  21. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Poison :evil:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th April, 2021

    Wearing Dior Poison today (tonight), but will wear Love By Kilian for my 2nd vaccine dose tomorrow morning (April 29, 2021). Can't wait. Have a lovely day/evening, and happy sniffing.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th April, 2021

    Dior Poison, June 2020. Was wary of Demachy's latest reformulation, but it is really wonderful, and still quite Poisonous. Not many mainstream fragrances like this singular, bold beauty.

  24. Re: Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    Mr. mikeperez23,

    It does indeed, but I am a bit wary of giving the wrong impression to others who do not know the perfume well. It suggests tape and other synthetics, which is even the more...
  25. Re: Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    Worth sampling at least! Even if you end up not getting a full bottle, you are likely to be thrilled. I find it very practical (not too heavy, not a faint skin scent) and super wearable in an unique...
  26. Re: Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    I did not know those details about the bottle. Just read that it was supposed to be made of reused, disposed of glass (as the concept is an "useless/unwanted/ disposed of bottle"). Clever design...
  27. Re: Have you gone back to an overkilled fragrance?

    Had to add that I have a habit of restocking "all" (most in the case of some discontinued ones I do not want to overpay for at EBay) my personal history of perfumes, so I never really "moved on" from...
  28. Re: Wearing a budget-friendly scent vs. smelling above your financial means

    No one needs to smell like Aventus, or find a suitable clone. There are many other interesting ways to smell amazing (in your own opinion).

    I have no idea what Aventus smells like, but I have so...
  29. Re: Have you gone back to an overkilled fragrance?

    Yes, but I never "grew out" of them-just gave them a lengthy break to explore further.

    That said, I was never into the AdG train, and still dislike it (no offense to its fans to be sure.) I just...
  30. Re: Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    No problem. I do not have the one you love, but would like to one of these days. This (2nd/2011) Eau de Parfum is not so well-known.

    Be well.
  31. Re: Wearing a budget-friendly scent vs. smelling above your financial means

    The answer is: everyone is entitled to the use of their funds. I cannot fathom buying an expensive fragrance I do not love. I have many bottles, but none are truly expensive, because that is not my...
  32. Re: Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    The brown packing tape accord is to me not nose-disturbing, because it is well blended with everything else. It is quite unique, and I still love it after almost a week. Certainly wouldn't want to be...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

    Guerlain's Cuir Intense! At Macy's Herald Square of all places! They also had sampler bottles for Santal Royal, Encens Mythique, and Oud Essentiel (not any of the others). I had not smelled them...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    All of 2021 (not just recently)

    -Tauer: Gardenia Sotto La Luna (one of my most beloved discoveries and perfumes to be sure)
    -MFK: Grand Soir
    -CdG: Eau de Parfum (not the original-the one from...
  35. Poison EdT vs Poison EdC vs Demachy Poison EdT

  36. Re: Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    Yes indeed, Mr. mikeperez23. The original fragrance is named the same (Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum). But the one I am addressing is the one with the weird-shaped bottle that came later, and is...
  37. Re: Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    "So good, what a wonderful scent" (my words out loud as I sniffed it a few hours back).

    No regrets whatsoever about buying this beauty, 2 days after. My only concern is that it ultimately may be...
  38. Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    Dear Perfume Lovers,

    Just wanted to share that indeed, Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum is a precious, curious little perfume that smells quite good and is quite addictive. Purchased today on a...
  39. Re: Modern Aramis JHL vs modern Cinnabar & modern Opium

    Recently ordered Cinnabar, and it seems time will be due for Youth Dew soon. All versions are really affordable. Looking forward to comparing JHL with Cinnabar this week.

    Thanks so much again!
  40. Re: Modern Aramis JHL vs modern Cinnabar & modern Opium

    Thanks Mr. Cacio. I am tempted to get Cinnabar as a blind buy, as I doubt I will in any way dislike it given my taste and current collection. The 2018 JHL is really great! Too bad it may be gone.
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Given how much abused was the idea of hating "political correctness" under the previous US administration, I rather err on the side of being too "politically correct."

    That said, I also will not...
  42. Modern Aramis JHL vs modern Cinnabar & modern Opium

    Dear Perfume Lovers,

    My Beloved Grandmother departed last summer, but She "gifted me" JHL last January-I actually purchased the last Bloomingdales in-store bottle of JHL available at its regular...
  43. Thread: Jules dior

    by starace

    Re: Jules dior

    I believe the Antaeus smell was familiar to me from when I was a child growing up in the 80s, but perhaps by smelling it on others (not my parents-my grandparents did wear a lot of fragrance, though...
  44. Thread: Jules dior

    by starace

    Re: Jules dior

    I also love the beginning. On its own, it's an extremely well crafted perfume after Jules. It is really great and I will wear it all day today to keep analyzing/enjoying it.

    Wish Mr. Demachy...
  45. Thread: Jules dior

    by starace

    Re: Jules dior

    Yes indeed, loved their packaging. They obligued my request for a special, self-gift note, which even poke fun at Dior. Despite all what I dislike about the company, they treated me well and have...
  46. Thread: Jules dior

    by starace

    Re: Jules dior

    Apologies for reviving an older thread, but I felt it unnecessary to create another given that this one existed.

    Received my new Jules bottle, from November 2020; a very recent...
  47. Re: What's the last frag you physically scrubbed off, and when?

    Never had the experience. I try to make sure to spray on clothes or paper/cardboard before attempting to wear them on skin. Even things I do not love, I find it a bit disrespectful to "scrub off"....
  48. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    What is the official word on Kouros? Is it only unavailable in the US? Only e-retailers have it, and it would seem absurd for them to axe it, considering how popular it has been in Europe.
  49. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    Yatagan, 2011 bottle.
  50. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Vintage Xeryus. Dream "about it" as well, due to the enveloping smell.
  51. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Dior Jules, from (thus, the new version.)
  52. Replies

    Re: Vintage vs Vintage: Givenchy Xeryus

    Mr. Jean-Sté,

    You should buy it! It is perfect. Not sure why someone would think it is "dated" or "hard to wear" nowadays. If anything, it is only hard to find, but thankfully the prices are not...
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    Re: Kouros thread question

    I never sniffed the original when I was a teenager, and frankly do not remember many people wearing it later on. The smell is not entirely unfamiliar, but in my circles, it was not a common perfume....
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    Re: Kouros thread question

    I have a 2019 version that is really, really great smelling, perhaps beating every other masculine YSL out there right now. I find it more animalic than my last modern bottle-might "perform" bit...
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    Re: Vintage vs Vintage: Givenchy Xeryus


    This is the bottle I have. Batch code of mine indicates it is from 2007-the year the Mythiques were first introduced I believe, so shortly before Xeryus was re-bottled and likely...
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    Re: Vintage vs Vintage: Givenchy Xeryus

    I am glad the discussion has helped/motivate you explore older Xeryus. Hope your sniffing endeavors go well. I shall briefly update this thread with my findings once I receive my vintage bottle.
  57. Replies

    Re: Vintage vs Vintage: Givenchy Xeryus

    Indeed, Jean-Sté's bottle is the one I smelled at a store. I initially thought it was the Mythiques packaging as stated above, but it seems a later version. Not sure how it relates to the first...
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    Re: Vintage vs Vintage: Givenchy Xeryus

    In addition:

    Are the 90s Givenchy "Beauvex" Xeryus bottles with barcode still good, granted the bottle was taken care of?

    Thank you.
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    Re: Vintage vs Vintage: Givenchy Xeryus

    Thank you Mr. Hednic. That is my inclination-then perhaps I can smell the differences between the newer "vintage" and the original myself.

    At least I can confirm the boring bottle from 2007 at...
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    Vintage vs Vintage: Givenchy Xeryus

    Dear Perfume Lovers,

    I just had a disappointing experience sniffing the latest Xeryus that Givenchy offered in the "Mythiques" collection. Now, I actually am *not* a vintage hunter/specific batch...
  61. Replies

    Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Terre d' Hermes
    La Nuit d' L'homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Angel Men Pure Malt
    Dior Homme (Intense)
  62. Replies

    Re: L'Artisan Vanilla Absolument

    Beautiful, utterly wearable work of art. Unfortunately, and much to my dismay, it's being discontinued THIS soon-thus the sales on both bottle sizes. They make these bizarre "business" decisions that...
  63. Re: MiN website/ Killian discontinued (and weird note)

    Indeed, I kind of lost respect for MiN NY after having posted such a thing. Even if it was not their doing (which we really don't know), the post screams childish bitterness-no offense intended to...
  64. Replies

    Re: Constructive advise for newbies

    Perfume is an art, beyond getting compliments. I love both niche and so-called designer scents. As long as I love the smell, that is. It's nice to get compliments, but a very slight, non-needed...
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    Re: most long lasting Killian

    IME, most of them last way longer than that. Choose the one you love (hint: Love is crazy good, although "feminine" :P) and go along with it!

    I only have Liaisons Dangereuses, and wear it...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Le Male

    In addition to what I said, both are quite different. Le Male is not really a crowd pleaser in the sense that it isn't a "fresh skinscent", but people in general like the smell (if you mind that.)...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Le Male

    Le Male is least boring, although by no means "unique" by now (almost everybody should have smelled Le Male on someone by now.) Go for the one with the silly bottle-it smells good without trying too...
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    Re: "Female" fragrances that arnt too feminine for men.

    Any that you feel comfortable wearing. If you love the smell on you, please go ahead and make the world a better smelling place-whether it's "feminine" or otherwise.

    Honestly, when I sniff perfume...
  69. Poll: Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    Yes, try it first-you'll probably notice what I was talking about. The reason I have the Concentree is that a few years back I was shopping for Egoiste in the streets of NYC, and found a Concentree...
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    Re: Roadster by Cartier

    I find it funny when people say hey love Roadster Sport because it's "cleaner", because that's the reason I cannot appreciate it as much as some of you do: it's "Sport." To each their own,...
  71. Poll: Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    I have the Concentree (not much left), and I can tell you that while I love it, I will be happy with the current Egoiste in the Chanel shelves, even when I finally run out (although I don't plan to...
  72. Poll: Re: Next scent? Havana, Egoiste or Platinum Egoiste

    No offense, but Havana is a nice scent to me, whereas Egoiste is just excellent (while Platinum Egoiste is best ignored.)

    Havana is very affordable, but Egoiste is not that expensive. Egoiste has...
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    Re: unfair to cool water

    It smells good, even at the beginning. It was once very, very popular, and many tried to emulate it. Because its past popularity, it's quite easy to recognize, and a few don't like that. There's also...
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    Re: Is By Kilian's Sweet Redemption, EDP, really as good as they say it is?

    It's "simple"-simply beautiful. Do not "pre-hate it" based on others' opinions until you give it a proper sniff. Totally "unisex" if you mind such things.

    I do love sweet fragrances, but even if...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 20th, 2012

    Glad somebody else loves this beautiful work. One of my favorites indeed-terrified of the day the people at L'Artisan choose to discontinue it at random, as it seems to be their wont.

  76. Thread: Roses

    by starace

    Re: Roses

    Must it be niche?

    Since you are considering By Kilian and Rose Oud, try that line's Liaisons Dangereuses. The rose note in there is gorgeous, although it's a special scent, and you must love it...
  77. Re: Do you know any ocean/salty smelling fragrances?

    One of the first of this kind: Aramis New West. Affordable to boot. Still a wonderful fragrance to this day.

    Have to agree about Womanity being extremely salty, though not necessarily of the...
  78. Replies

    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    If smelling "feminine" is what it takes to smell really good and out of the ordinary, then I shall smell "feminine".
  79. Replies

    Re: Thierry Mugler Les Parfums de Cuir (2012)

    Sniffed it 3 days ago-smells good, just A*Men with a leather note. It smells good enough, but if you don't need the leather note, then standard A*Men will suffice (IMHO). The leather is very nice,...
  80. Replies

    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    ^Yes, the false dichotomy between "manly" and feminine scents gets rather tiring; if you love it, wear it, and don't give a darn whether you smell masculine or feminine (which are not only...
  81. Replies

    Re: By Killian - Back to Black

    Fragrance is genderless anyway, but for the sakes of this thread, Back to Black, although marketed as a masculine, has been used by the ladies since its inception. It is wholly unisex in my view, and...
  82. Replies

    Re: Date night fragrance

    Any that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Try to fit your personality and date environment, I would say.

    I would always consider By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses for this type of situation,...
  83. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    It smells nice, but there are way too many fragrances that go beyond nice. It could be much worse. I don't think it warrants a purchase, but I am biased, because I do prefer Antaeus and the original...
  84. Re: Cartier Declaration d`Un Soir. What can we expect?

    Extremely beautiful, intoxicating (in a good way) fragrance, not really sweet, but rather dry. It just smells great, and if anything, you should try sniffing it, or even better, wear it for a...
  85. Re: Challenge: Whole wardrobe from 1 perfumer only

    Impossible for me. If I had to choose only one, it would be Bertrand Duchaufour for his lovely and inspiring niche work, but a large part of my collection is also comprised of Annick Menardo...
  86. Re: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense-Artistry vs More Sweetness?

    Thanks all for your insights. :) Wearing it again last night was a beautiful experience.

    So basically, Demachy's turned the original into a gourmand for those who don't love gourmands...
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    Re: Macy's SA: "Hanae Mori owns Creed"

    :{D Funny!
  88. Replies

    Re: What's the point?

    I highly approve of this thread. :)

    Mean-spirited, "my opinion is better than yours", "my perfumes are better than yours", "your perfume just sucks; it doesn't cost as much as mine", etc. are...
  89. Re: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense-Artistry vs More Sweetness?

    So I guess Demachy revises them to go for a specific market while keeping the spirit of the original. The compositions seem to be slightly different according to reviews (so it's not just amping up,...
  90. Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense-Artistry vs More Sweetness?

    I believe I will be wearing my Dior Homme tonight. I was curious about your thoughts, not regarding which of these two perfumes is "the best choice" (which has been discussed at length many times,...
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    Re: Nice Guys Finish Last !!!

    Chanel Antaeus 3.3ml $72.00
    Caron Le Troisième Homme (under $75.00 online, sometimes very affordable indeed)
    Givenchy Xeryus (the original, as Rouge is good but doesn't passes your filters.)
  92. Re: Any good unisex Comptoir Sud Pacifique fragrances?

    Anything from them could be unisex to you, it's up to you. :) However, I just wanted to add that Montale's Chocolate Greedy is the "real" version of Amour de Cacao, and you should try to sample it...
  93. Replies

    Re: Any Natural Baked Cake Fragrances

    The uber-cheap Tokio Milk Dark series has one that smelled so much of a baked cake, that I literally laughed. :D It's called Bittersweet. That said, although it did smell "natural", it obvious isn't...
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    Re: Pure Havane - Pure Price...

    I liked it, but it's not a real bargain (of course, IMHO!) As I said before, I was in need of a new bottle of Antaeus, and Chanel offers their 100ml bottle for 72 dollars. 80 dollars seems to be too...
  95. Re: Anyone here find they're PUTTING ON WEIGHT since wearing GOURMAND fragrances?

    Honestly, I have lost 80 pounds since wearing gourmands and other type of sweet fragrances. :) Gourmands are good for your health and heart rate, and the ultimate weight loss method.

    (This is a...
  96. Replies

    Re: Versace The Dreamer - is mine real?

    I don't think it's that clean, though! :D It's clearly not too light nor watery at all. Be careful not to overspray, as this one does have some nice sillage, even though it might not be apparent to...
  97. Re: Anyone try Linari fragrances/Mark Buxton's niche?

    I am wearing Angelo Di Fiume from the Min NY tester. I am loving this! It's not the priciest, but certainly not affordable. Still, would I have the money, I would buy this tomorrow. I also liked...
  98. Replies

    Re: Le Labo........much ado about nothing.....

    Your compassion/patience in dealing with others that are not "as good as you" is substandard as well, if I may say so. Despite the problems in the writing, I could read it easily. You can disagree...
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    Re: Le Labo........much ado about nothing.....

    Yes, it does. :) You are just being oblivious to the facts. Let everybody write the way they want. I wouldn't bother posting negative posts every time I see large paragraphs or writing mistakes. It...
  100. Replies

    Poll: Re: Do I NEED Dreamer in my wardrobe?

    What he said, IMHO!
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