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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I think I'll be here still. Looks like the mania that happen a few months prior on their website has sorta blown over.

    For those who want to know, whoever runs their Facebook account told me...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    For Circle members got an email that Fall & Halloween collection Circle boxes will begin shipping out this weekend. I've been blocked from their Circle Facebook page (still) and not allowed on their...
  3. Account deletion request - still no follow up email

    I requested to have my account deleted. Per the page it mentioned I would get a confirmation email and have no received one and my account is very much still active. Thank you!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    So I followed a very heated exchange between the owners of Sixteen92 and many of their Facebook followers and I honestly don't know how I feel about the company and their ethos at this moment. Some...
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    Re: Welcome our new moderator: Bavard!

    Excellent! Congrats!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Sick, Sad World - We have a winner! Reminds me of a few Hilde Solani perfumes concepts as it's very few notes blended well together. Definitely longer lasting than the others in this collection and...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    �� it hurts to look at you // My So-Called Life // summer bonfire, petrichor, night sky, lonely manicured lawns, oil puddles in parking lots, fresh hair dye, the feel of his shirt against my elbow...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Cut It Out - This definitely has the Sixteen92 signature notes. Sweet almond notes up front and light touch of cream, almost whipping cream. Definite sugar cookie notes. Nice but reminds me of a...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    From the Sixteen92 Facebook page today:


    �� �� Summer 2020 arrives June 15 ! �� ��
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    Five fragrances inspired by some of our, like, favorite & most excellent ’90s TV shows. ��������!...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    Getting back to this - I ordered another deodorant from PHEBO. Easy to reapply and during the really hot days during quarantine where I've sat outside on the deck, it's kept my stink level way way...
  11. Re: Drôle de Roses versus other make up-ey scents?

    You and I have similar impressions. I love Misia but it's out of my price range at the moment, might try and get another decant.
    I really enjoyed Paris YSL and Drôle de Roses, I think you will...
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    Re: The Paradox of The Scented Soap

    Are we discussing bar soaps or liquid/gel soaps or all categories of soaps?

    I'm a rarity that I'm allergic to a number of 'natural' perfume ingredients (aka essential oils) and therefore I have...
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    While at home on surgery recovery/COVID-19 stay at home orders I took a LONG look at my wardrobe. I know this sounds so cliche, but I had my 'colors' done. It's not the 1970-80's seasons, but...
  14. Re: Good fragrance for the office / for an advisor

    I enjoyed Traversée du Bosphore by L'Artisan Parfumeur for a tea and vanilla scent, perhaps Senshilde : Avatar by Hilde Soliani Profumi. Imperial Tea by By Kilian for a solo jasmine tea note.
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    Re: What is one fragrance that you can't stand?

    Rien by Etat Libre d'Orange. To me it literally smells like the time my cat peed in his crate on the way to vet and it seeped through a crack in the crate and saturated my van's floor carpet coupled...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    Both soaps arrived too - so much packaging for one little bar of soap. Love the Sicilian Lemon smell and my kids love the Morning Freshness one. Slightly drying for my skin, but I usually vary soap...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    I'm one of the few people allergic to antiperspirants. Trust me, I would prefer to wear them. I will literally break out in welts and rashes when I use an antiperspirant and has nothing to do with...
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    Re: Does anyone here cut his own hair, like me?

    I'll admit I was hesitant about cutting my kids hair, but my husband says I did a much better job than SuperCuts and the other budget places they go to. First time using the hair trimmers too. I...
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    Re: nose blind?

    Yes. Mine I found out is genetic (found the marker on my SNP) and has to do with a certain floral note(s). I cannot smell Shalimar Souffle and a few other light florals, this is also why I have a...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Yes. Mine also changed during pregnancy too. Shows how much hormones play a big part in our sense of smell.

    I keep samples for a while and revisit them. Right now since I'm huffing Flonase...
  21. Re: Trying a decant website, best experiences?

    Don't forget Aedes also does samples, especially Santa Maria Novella.
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    Re: Neiman Marcus to file for bankruptcy

    I do too, however I don't live anywhere near one. I miss going in person to look and sample and talk with the SAs. I miss my little Hoopers Department Store in England and the John Lewis in Leeds.
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    Re: What is your Signature Note?

    Violet most of all. I have a tendency to gravitate towards 'makeup' scents, but I love the versatility of violet. Follow that by orris root and rose. I love peony but it's blended so wrong more...
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    Re: What's Your Go-To "Dumb Reach" Fragrance?

    Chanel No. 5. The bottle is distinct, taller than most of my other bottles and I can feel/reach it easily, and very few people get offended by it.
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    Re: Neiman Marcus to file for bankruptcy

    Quite a few have adapted though. I still order from Nordstroms online since we don't have a store close by here....however with UK and EU stores now offering free US shipping (if you order a certain...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Wanted to update - I ordered two scented hair oils from Sixteen92: Making Spirits Bright and Twelfth Night. Both are very good hair oils....similar to a 'dry' hair oil, but just a great blend for my...
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    Re: Church incense

    The only one I know of is also called 'Three Kings' and made from frankincense, myrrh, small chips of wood and cedar. Nothing super snazzy, but very simple.
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    Re: Hand soap and body wash

    I see amazon offers Phebo soaps! I shall add them to my cart for a try.
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    Re: Church incense

    As a former Catholic who had to hear about these blends.....

    There are many blends and choices and depending on where you are in the seasonal liturgy you might rotate out types of blend. They...
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    Re: Hand soap and body wash

    All of our local shops are out of hand soap....let me rephrase that....the only hand soaps left are some horrid smelling ultra-eco ones. Nothing against them, the smell they leave on my hands...
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    Re: CHANEL EGOÏSTE discontinued?

    My husband handed his bottle over to me for storage or give away. He said there was something in it that bothered his nose. He loves Bois de Iles, but there is something in Egoiste that bothers him.
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    Re: How Much Is Too Much?

    I have to agree that it may just be overspraying on certain fragrances. I go light handed on heavier orientals and gourmands for example but may spray more on 'fresh' style perfumes instead.
  33. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I had it with my mom today. She came over and ranted about how the self-quarantine is useless and thinks everyone should just get infected and if you die you die. She then went off about how her...
  34. Re: Are Maison Margiela Replica Fragrances good?

    I've received so many of their samples from my monthly beauty boxes and thrown in with makeup orders.

    I agree with many that they are gimmicky and overpriced. So many better options to explore....
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    Poll: Re: Do you compliment other peoples cologne?

    I do. I even ask what they are wearing. Most cannot even tell me but at work they will search me out and tell me the next day!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I got an early sign up email for being a member this year. Signed up for another year!
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    Caswell-Massey 20% off

    From Facebook:

    WE HAVE LOWERED OUR PRICES.
    We hope that you and your family are staying safe, and our hearts go out to everyone affected. To offer some relief, we have lowered prices on our bar...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    I tested a round of Chanel's Coco Rouge Flash (eBay sample buy) . VERY impressed with the shades.

    Today was Besame's Red Velvet at home for fun!
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  39. Re: No better time than now to wear - perfumes you couldn't/wouldn't wear to work

    Two my husband bought for me: Guerlain's Peara Granita and Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil. Both gifts from my husband but because I'm a little bit nose blind with both perfumes I have to apply heavy in...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Almost 3 years as a member, lurker for the same amount of time.

    Milestone is successfully using up a full bottle this year so far. I rotate what I wear so much, I never thought I would...
  41. No better time than now to wear - perfumes you couldn't/wouldn't wear to work

    As I posted in the past people at work have been vocal about certain perfumes I wear at work. Now that I've been home for almost a month - started with surgery recovery and now self-isolation with...
  42. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    As an introvert and a Gen-Xer I'm loving this self-isolation. Started working on excel spreadsheets documenting inventory among other things.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    For those interested - THE CIRCLE OPENS APRIL 3, 2020. I found it worthwhile enough (especially with the latest batch) to resubscribe again this year.

    Details & FAQs
    When does registration...
  44. Imaginary Authors upgrading The Soft Lawn

    Just saw on my Facebook feed. Imaginary Authors is going to revamp/upgrade The Soft Lawn:

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  45. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Black Orchid by Tom Ford.
  46. Re: What's the best way to build a collection?

    None. Sample sample sample! My most wanted from one, heck even five years ago is not the same 'most wanted' list I have today. As I sample and try more perfumes certain ones rotate out of the...
  47. Re: As a Scent Crusader, Have You Found Your Holy Grail?

    For me, not yet. I feel I'm chasing a rose-colored glasses memory. I've had a number of really great contenders though.
  48. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I've been holed up at home for 3 weeks on surgery recovery and have another 5 more weeks to go. Apparently work has agreed I'm lucky to be at home and not doing much. I don't have cable tv so I can...
  49. Thread: Death

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    Re: Death

    Sixteen92 comes out with older perfumes too once a year that have the same vibes. They are really good at capturing that ambiance.
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I tried Oribe and it wasn't for me. At least with Kerastase the salon I went to at the time had someone trained to diagnose which of the Kerastase products I should use and I admit it took a while...
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    Re: Sex and fragrance

    I'm pretty sure I started periomenopause, so it's a solid 0 for me. TMI, sure, but there you go.
  52. Re: Chanel announce new No.5 face, and additional products in Chance line

    I'm really liking that perfume companies are branching out into perfume hair oils.
  53. Re: Hermes launches a lipstick line - perfumed by Christine Nagel

    I don't have a Hermes counter around me and everything online seems to sold out. Were there any shades in particular that really appeals to you?
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    Re: Scent Samples, is this legit?!

    Yes - I ordered from them constantly when I lived in the UK. While I was there Chanel put a stop to them decanting Chanel perfumes, but the rest are totally legit. I actually miss ordering from...
  55. Re: Hermes launches a lipstick line - perfumed by Christine Nagel

    I wanted to share that Hermes purposely designed these lipsticks to be plastic-free, totally recyclable, and you can refill them. I really like the eco-aspect of these.
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I ordered the Klorane from a European shop (with skincare products too) and it's taking it's sweet time over the Atlantic.

    As for the Olaplex, I use it once a month now along with a super long...
  57. Hermes launches a lipstick line - perfumed by Christine Nagel

    Thought this was interesting. Christine Nagel created a special scent for the new lipstick line. I plan to buy one of the lipsticks when it's launched....hopefully it has an iconic scent like...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I placed an order for Bette and Marlene for the perfume. I plan to order a number in the hair oils and other linen sprays, etc... when it opens to the public. I wish the special Golden Age was...
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    Re: Tom ford three rules of fragranxe

    What gets me is calling the bad perfume 'cheap', as if over $250 must means it's automatically phenomenal. I get it's the author painting a picture for the article, but still...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Initial Impressions -

    Bette - Reminds me of having afternoon tea after the sandwiches are gone and we're on the top dessert tier. Pistachio macarons, hot black tea, vanilla syrup. This would...
  61. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    xkcd comics are great for examples of cognitive biases. I cannot recall if this comic is Illusion of validity or a type of Confirmation bias.
  62. Is there a good resource for bright/muted lipstick shades and makeup for cool/neutral/warm tones?

    I'm going to preface this stating I've been at home for a week and decided to sort through my cosmetics and lipstick collection and decide what to keep and purge. For the first time I took a picture...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Just wanted to update - I haven't gotten around to trying these yet. I'm one week post-surgery and lucky if I can get a shower in. During my time in the hospital my husband cleaned up the bedroom...
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I recall this topic came on a Reddit thread. I wrote the following (paraphrased) when someone was trying homemade recipes/techniques for their hair and complaining Olaplex wasn't working:
    ...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Wow - tell me how you really feel about people like me. This is why Basenotes should remain non-political and I'm shocked the moderators let this comment slide.
  66. Re: What are the 3 best Jo Malone scents for women?

    For three years I lived close to a Jo Malone boutique store. I gave this line more second, third, fourth, etc... chances than I should have. I realize there are diamonds among the coal, but there...
  67. Poll: Re: Spraying perfume on your neck: Yay or Nay?

    I generally only go for the back of the neck close to the hairline.
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    I consider his reviews more of a guide to which perfumes I should expand and branch out to. He lists highly some smaller brands that I wouldn't have given second thought to and have now tried (and...
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    Re: Serge lutens performance issues?

    Well, I've broken out with chest acne from spraying it there, so that has made me step back and think about purchasing full size, but no problems if sprayed on clothing or hair.
  70. Re: What fragrances do YOU find backup bottle worthy?

    The big name houses - Hermes, Guerlain, and Chanels. I know they'll continue making these perfumes for a long while to come, so I'm not worried. I find myself using them more and more.
  71. Re: Best mild, non irritating, sensitive Deodorant

    Native and I just ordered and just started using Little Seed Farm (comes in a jar you apply yourself).

    I started to use BHA and AHA on my underarms to help stop the bacteria and the natural...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I just received mine yesterday. The notes in these intrigue me. I won't be able to test until much later - it was below freezing outside and they've been sitting in on my porch apparently all night...
  73. Re: Any fans of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt?

    Yup - and to think there is a huge Reddit fanclub for Jo Malone perfumes too.
  74. Re: Any fans of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt?

    My husband wore a smaller spray sample of this I got with my Sephora points. He said it didn't last more than 30 min - 1hr. Shame, I actually liked this one.
  75. Re: Best drug store / grocery store brand soaps/body-washes? (available in the US)

    Bioderma or Avene body wash for me. I have too many issues with additives. My skin has never felt better!
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Off the top of my head I wanna say about 14-16 full sized bottles, about 8 smaller coffrets and close to 100 samples.

    I recently gave away samples I didn't care for and gifted full sized bottles...
  77. Re: Can someone recommend me a fragrance similar to Saint Julep?

    I really enjoyed this perfume too. Perhaps Moscow Mule by Juliette's Got a Gun. I found the longevity on it disappointing too.
  78. Re: Does IF diet improve olfactory sensitivity?

    No. I did IF for a while. I ended up gaining weight (I binged terribly when I was allowed to eat). It made no difference in what I could smell or not.

    Pregnancy.....a different story...
  79. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    Well.....my view on a car. Our cars were paid for in cash. We then pay ourselves money in the bank for the next car purchase and once we hit a certain amount of money we put that money in different...
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    Re: Hermes Myrrhe Eglantine

    I love it - out of the four Hermessences I wear this one the most.
  81. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    I know this is the men's thread but I've always gotten compliments wearing Tocade by Rochas, Lovely by SJP, and a number of Yardley scents. My husband got compliments wearing Woods of Windsor and...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Gotta agree here. Don't get me wrong, I like a select few of both houses, but the rabid fan base has really turned me off. And don't get me started on Tom Ford makeup....more overpriced drivel.
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    Re: Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    Yes it does. I've had to switch to bare bones basics in terms of skincare. I already use Bioderma in the shower instead of soap and also products like Avene and other low key 'French Pharmacy'...
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    Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    I've been rotating through some of my samples. Usually I place the perfume on my arms. inner wrists, behind the ears and whatnot. Yesterday I placed some on my upper chest area and....broke out in...
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    Covered here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/470435-L-Artisan-Mass-discontinuation
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    1. What was your best purchase of the year?
    I was on a sample rampage this year. So many new perfumes to add to my 'must have' list

    2. What was the most interesting sample you tried?
    Beaufort...
  87. Re: notes you love that most others seem to hate on

    Parma violets
  88. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    Perfume (even in household stuff) connects me with memories. The smell of Fairy Non-bio will always remind me of my time living in the UK. For me, certain perfumes bring up memories - probably...
  89. Re: (hopefully) Fun poll bc i'm curious about others tastes :)

    I found after retesting La Douceur de Siam it wasn't as much as a love as I thought.
  90. Re: Ormonde Jayne to launch fragranced hair mists

    I'm.......actually interested. The price isn't too bad either.
  91. Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Couleur Vanille!

    Ah! Let me know how it is.
  92. Re: Which of these samples should I buy a bottle of?

    I also agree with Explorer.
  93. Re: (hopefully) Fun poll bc i'm curious about others tastes :)

    Wow.....okay. So many. I'll put a short list here.

    1270 by Frapin
    Au Bord de L'Eau by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Beige by Chanel (if I ever go through Duty Free again....I'm buying it though)
    Drôle...
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    Re: Lucien Lelong perfumes?

    I was lucky to get one in a sample swap. Loved it!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I know folks in this forum probably don't care, but Reddit has highlighted this sub in a negative way: https://www.reddit.com/r/fragrance/comments/evd0iq/aventus_is_a_bunch_of_bs/
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    Re: Electric Toothbrushes

    As someone whose had to go through a LOT of repair on my teeth and gums....I prefer the Sonicare.

    After I was taught how to properly brush, this is the only way to go. I thought I...
  97. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    These guys had about 6 PhD's between them, and average age of about 75, and were brought in for consultations because of their specialty and experience in the field. If it makes you feel any better...
  98. Shalimar Ode a la Vanilla Sur la Route Mexique and Madagascar

    Looking for Shalimar's Ode a la Vanilla Sur la Route Mexique and Madagascar

    Doesn't have to be a full bottle. With case, preferably. PM me.
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    True - thanks for the suggestion!
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    Re: Millenials and Vintage

    I think they are starting to finally come into more expendable income with a want for nostalgia, especially since the 1920's being 100 years ago has piqued their interest.
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