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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th April, 2021

    Thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday! Sitting in the ferry terminal now waiting to cross to Vancouver Island, woot! I’m wearing Micallef Vanille Orientale. Healing vibes to Jujy and happy...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th April, 2021

    Thank you for the birthday wishes, sending mine to Mr. Quarry! We are speeding towards the border for arrival tonight.

    RIP Prince Philip, such a sad loss for the Queen and the family. I’m wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th April, 2021

    Wearing a couple of unexciting samples. My nose is irritated by the Covid test swab, so I won’t be applying any more perfume. Tomorrow morning we drive to the Canadian border and attempt to cross...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th April, 2021

    Happy Easter! Wearing Attrape-Coeur on the final day of packing before we head north.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd April, 2021

    Frantically packing for the move Monday - wearing SDV.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Oh wow, Avalon by Roxy Music, I listened to this album all summer in 1982, the year I was 16. Great memories!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd April, 2021

    Cartier L’Heure Défendue
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st March, 2021

    Healing vibes to Mike! Today in 2.5 hours the sale of my condo is due to close, crossing fingers this remote transaction through Microsoft Teams app works smoothly.

    Wearing Atélier Materi Cuir...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th March, 2021

    Been busy packing for the trip north and haven’t checked in - sending healing vibes to teardrop’s MIL and friend! May they have a complete healing.

    Chag pesach sameach to jujy and all who are...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    I have several if anyone wants them, they are all dark blue.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th March, 2021

    Memo Sintra. I have so much packing to do but can’t motivate myself to do it, sigh.
  12. Re: If you were going to explore a house new to you...

    I think I’ve reached saturation, there’s nothing that tempts me to explore right now. I have a pile of untested samples on my nightstand.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    Nice haul! I haven’t smelled Nova yet, no one here in San Diego carries much Mugler.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th March, 2021

    Happy birthday Foustie! I’m in Profumum Acqua & Zucchero.
  15. Re: What's the last frag you physically scrubbed off, and when?

    Le Labo iris, screeching synthetics. Dior Tobacolor, which was exhausting me after 12 unrelenting hours. Both in the past week.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th March, 2021

    PdE Musc Tonkin. Happy Friday!
  17. Re: Customs dinged me based on 'ebay values', do i have a chance for a customs refund?

    Seller needs to provide you with an invoice and show proof that that is what you actually paid him. I think you have a very strong case.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th March, 2021

    Passage d’Enfer, so appropriate this morning.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th March, 2021

    Bruno Fazzolari Feu Secret
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    Re: Jovoy store in Paris

    I’m a bit more hesitant about buying overseas after receiving a bottle with a faulty atomizer from First in Fragrance, all they offered me was a small discount, clearly they don’t want to deal with...
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    Re: L'artisan Natura Fabularis bottles

    They were apparently threatened with a lawsuit by Guerlain, whose symbol is the bee, that’s why they changed the packaging.
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    Re: Amouage for woman

    Honour
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021

    No hot water at my house, so taking a Marine shower in MFK Grand Soir. ;-)
  24. Re: Please suggest some of your mind blowing favorites

    Amouage Beloved is a beautiful floral.
  25. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    The Perfume Shoppe in Vancouver used to carry PdE, but I only see one old bottle of Eau Suave on their site now, so I’m guessing they stopped carrying it, but you could email them to check.
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    Re: Jovoy store in Paris

    They’re closed for the 4 week lockdown just announced.
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    Re: What are the best fragrances for Spring?

    Orange blossom anything!
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    Yeah, I did a bit of panic buying back then as well. I’m pretty well-stocked at this point, but really wanted a bit more Rahät Loukhoum to tide me over in case I never make it back to Paris. I’m...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd March, 2021

    Tubéreuse Criminelle for me today. Hope you feel better asap teardrop & inespenees!
  30. Re: Ever make fragrance purchases while under the influence?

    Not intentionally - but one sleepless night I took a sleeping pill and after the delirium set in but before I conked out, I ordered Kilian Woman in Gold. Obviously it had been on my wishlist and I...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    After finding out that Serge Lutens is ceasing retail distribution in the USA on April 1st (outside of its own web site), bought the last remaining bottle of Rahät Loukhoum from Luckyscent. This has...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st March, 2021

    Spritzed a bit of Diptyque Orphéon for the day, switching over to Micallef Vanille Orientale for the evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th March, 2021

    Long busy day, after a sleepless night. Looking forward to zoning out the rest of the evening. I’ve spent the day in SL Rahat Loukhoum, will shower and switch to Ummagumma.
  34. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    So sorry to hear that after a year you are still feeling unwell. When I was very ill several years ago, all I could wear was Tom Ford Musk Pure. Perhaps a light clean linen scent? The other one that...
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    SL Borneo is now in the Gratte-Ciel collection black bottle at a whopping $375 USD, which I think is crazy expensive and won’t pay. I remember when the bell jars were 90€. They have basically priced...
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    There is a vintage Ubar, of which I’ve only seen pictures, then the newer re-release, which I’ve heard has been discontinued again, but don’t know if there’s any truth to that. At any rate, I...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    Congratulations on that wonderful bottle Jon! What a treasure.
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    Re: Amouage Women’s Sampling

    Interesting selection! My favourites are Fate, Beloved and Memoir.
  39. Re: RIP Carlos Powell a.k.a. Brooklyn Fragrance Lover

    I’m sure Carlos would be thrilled to be featured in the NYT, what a lovely article.
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    Re: Houses I never hear about anymore...

    Lutens just came out with two new ones in the past year in the export range, as well as a fancy gold bell jar rose oud scent. However someone on Now Smell this said they just heard that Lutens would...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th March, 2021

    ErinK, coincidentally I too am sampling Fleur de Peau today. Dug everywhere for my Tempo sample but couldn’t find it, will have to head to the store to try it. Fleur de Peau is lovely but perhaps too...
  42. Re: Mistralni (UK) perfumers alcohol - completely unsuitable for perfumes. What's the option?

    Have you contacted Sarah McCartney in London (4160 Tuesdays perfumes)? She is very helpful and may have some advice for you.
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    Re: Christian Dior Tobacolor

    I found it extremely strong and fruity, sillage and longevity are intense. There is a noticeable similarity to BR540 in the far drydown, must use the same aromachemical. My 30ml decant is a lifetime...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Le Galion L’Âme Perdue
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th March, 2021

    Happy St. Paddy’s day! Wearing le Galion L’Âme Perdue, which oddly is missing from the directory.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th March, 2021

    L’Artisan Arcana Rosa
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th March, 2021

    Cloudy Monday, rain on the way. I’m wearing L’Artisan Violaceum.
  48. Re: The new Dior Maison Collection Fragrance: TOBACOLOR.

    I sprayed this on my wrist last night, can still smell it this morning. Sillage and longevity are off the charts. Very fruity tobacco, not much smoke. It definitely has something of BR540 in the far...
  49. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Byredo Mixed Emotions: peach and vicks vapor rub. Hard pass.
    Diptyque Orphéon: very nice, reminds me a bit of Fleur de Peau, somewhat concerned about the white musk drydown, will sample again.
    Dior...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th March, 2021

    Love the Woodstock plaque! Last night I sprayed Tobacolor on my wrist. It is a phenomenally powerful scent, lots of fruit and tobacco. Amazingly, I can still smell it distinctly this morning, and the...
  51. [USA] Re: Kilian, Nasomatto Black Afghano/China White, Bruckner

    Bump
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th March, 2021

    Joining the iris gang in Iris Dragées.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th March, 2021

    Happy birthday to ExtremeK! Normally I am gifted with snow on my birthday. Glad to hear you’re having a nice day!

    Wearing Iris Ganache and dreaming of lying in a field of irises while eating...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th March, 2021

    Heavy rains this morning, having a nice gap of sunshine now before the next bit of rain comes through. Wearing Sous le Toit de Paris.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    30ml decant of the new Dior Tobacolor
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th March, 2021

    (((teardrop)))). I am wearing Le Labo Iris 39 on this rainy spring day.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th March, 2021

    ((Cook.bot))) on the stents, congrats on 8k.

    Happy birthday to Mr. Teardrop and congratulations to Ryan!

    I’m wearing Masque Madeleine.
  58. Re: FM Carnal Flower doesn’t smell like it used to. It STINKS.

    Everything gets reformulated, and it happens faster and faster. Pretty much only the original release is guaranteed to smell the way you expect, after that it’s a crap shoot. Since I own several...
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    I tend to find something I love and then go crazy about buying multiple bottles without rationally thinking about how long it takes me to empty a bottle. I’m trying really hard not to do that any...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th March, 2021

    (((Quarry))) you smell great! I’m wearing BDK Crème de Cuir.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th March, 2021

    A very lazy sunday, started in Montale Sweet Oriental Dream and have now respritzed with Mukhallat.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th March, 2021

    Yom huledet sameach jujy! Enjoy all those goodies!

    I’m wearing Apoteker Tepe the Peradam.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th March, 2021

    In sync with Amouage Memoir today. Happy Friday!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th March, 2021

    Nice cups Quarry, I have the same but in their butterfly pattern. Wearing PdE Immortelle Corse.
  65. Re: Do you have any favorites in the Maison Dior line?

    Ambre Nuit, Gris Montaigne/Dior, Mitzah, Cuir Cannage, Fève Délicieuse, La Colle Noire, Gipsy Rose, Rouge Trafalgar and minis of Patchouli Imperial, Purple Oud and Santal Noir are in my collection.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021

    Rain coming in later this morning, got to get the dog out asap. Wearing Gallagher Wicked Good.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021

    Maison Tahité Floranilla on this sunny morning, although it is quite chilly in the house.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th February, 2021

    Happy birthday Donna! Enjoy your holiday Jon! Wish I was in that photo right now. :-). Hope your shoulder feels better soon Ine.

    Waving to freewheelingvagabond, wearing Wazamba today. :-)
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    Re: Recommend an "Office Friendly" Patchouli

    Guerlain L’Instant is my personal favourite on a man.
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    Re: Multipurpose perfume for travelling

    Samples & decants
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    Re: SOTD, etc. Threads

    I can barely get myself together to post once a day in the Female SOTD thread, never post in the others.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th February, 2021

    Happy birthday to your BF Ine!

    And as for the age thing, I think about things that happened in the past and always feel shocked when I realize the memory was from 30-40 years ago. Yikes! How did...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021

    CdG Daphne
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    Re: What's your most Spiritual Fragrance?

    Encens Flamboyant, Incense Extreme, Dzongkha
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd February, 2021

    Wearing Jasmin et Cigarette. Happy birthday Robin!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st February, 2021

    Best wishes to kewart with the vaccine and hugs to khanada on the family situation.

    I’m testing the new Dolly Parton fragrance, Scent from Above. It’s a pleasant sweet floral.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th February, 2021

    SOTE: Blend Oud Angkor Night (not in the directory)
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    Re: Today I bought February 2021

    I think all of the BDK scents are enjoyable, the three you mention are great choices I think you’ll like, but several of the others lean feminine. You may want to try Gris Charnel or Rouge Smoking...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th February, 2021

    Yay teardrop!!! Enjoy your weekend and anticipation of being back with your buddies Monday!! Best wishes to khanada’s cousin for a speedy recovery.

    I’m sampling Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad Extreme...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th February, 2021

    I’m joining tdem in De Profundis. Happy Friday!
  81. Re: Do you use a process of elimination "to buy" Fragrance list ?

    I used to have running wish lists all the time, when I was in the beginning of my niche perfume journey. Now I tend to explore single houses, order a few samples, and buy a lot less. I currently have...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th February, 2021

    Wonderful news Teardrop! I am wearing Gallagher Behold Patchouli.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th February, 2021

    Going for something simple and comforting, Iris Torréfié.
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    Re: Giveaway regrets?

    I don’t have any big regrets that spring to mind, but I’m pretty good about holding on to things until I’m very sure I never want to smell them again. Having a really hard time letting go of my...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th February, 2021

    Hugs & condolences to you Mike. I’m in another round of Iris Dragées.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th February, 2021

    Happy Monday, wishing you a good week! Lancôme Iris Dragées.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th February, 2021

    Cook.bot, waking up spooned with a cat sounds wonderful to me. I have a sweet little dog who sleeps on my pillow that I treasure.

    Hugs to Mike (Perrier Jouet is my favourite too). Thanks to those...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Which two Guerlains are those in the back freewheelingvagabond?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th February, 2021

    Good news for Clockwork & Trilby, may you continue to feel better! That’s a lot of stuff going on Mike, wishing you all the best and a peaceful transition for your uncle.

    I’m wearing Bottega...
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    Re: Serge Lutens La Dompteuse Encagee

    Looking forward to smelling this, I liked the previous release Fils de Joie.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I’ve tried them all except the two new colognes, my favourites were Chypre Azural and Vanille Havane.
  92. Re: RIP Carlos Powell a.k.a. Brooklyn Fragrance Lover

    Someone on FB stated he died of a heart attack. Regardless, it is a sad and shocking loss. I loved his enthusiasm and although I never met him in person I am very sorry to hear he is gone. RIP Carlos.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th February, 2021

    Starting booze-o’clock at 8am with Kilian’s Angel’s Share. Happy lunar new year!
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Haven’t read through all 11 pages of this thread and maybe I’m not searching correctly, but I don’t see the house of Ormaie?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th February, 2021

    Ormaie L’Ivrée Bleue - it appears the whole house of Ormaie is missing from the directory.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th February, 2021

    (((trilby)))

    I am wearing Kilian Love, latest version (there are rumours of reformulation/watering down, I am testing a current sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th February, 2021

    After two days of gassing myself out with strong scents over-applied, I am taking a break in the delicate Iris Torréfié.
  98. Re: Brooklyn Perfumista Shot and Killed After Argument on Street

    Very sad news about Carlos, may he rest in peace.
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit - Your Thoughts

    It’s a beautiful scent. Ignore any comments about «*grannie’s scent*» and make your own opinion.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th February, 2021

    I tidied up hednic’s new releases posts that somehow ended up in SOTD. :-)

    I’m wearing Lancôme Santal Kardamom.
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