Magnolia

lat. Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae)

Group: FLOWERS

Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae)
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae)
Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae)
Odor profile: waxy lemony tinged floral, fresh and lush at the same time

Blooming Magnolias in the springtime are a spectacular sight. The magnolia family accounts for about 200 species distributed mainly in two regions: Asia (from the Himalayas through China to Japan, and Southeast Asia) and the Americas.

Magnolia was named after French botanist Pierre Magnol , the man behind the current scheme of botanical classification.

Magnolia is believed to be one of the most ancient flowering plants. Dinosaurs saw Magnolias blossoming. There were no bees back then but beetles, creatures three times older than the magnolia, extracted the magnolia’s protein-rich pollen, as they still do nowadays.




































Magnolia is a significant flower in Chinese and Japanese culture, and has been cultivated there for centuries. Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) has been the official state flower (emblem) of Louisiana since July 12,1900. Mississippi is known as the "Magnolia State," where Magnolia has been the official state flower since 1952 and the official state tree since 1938.

Magnolia Virginiana species from Virginia was the first Magnolia in Europe.  It was sent in 1687 by the English missionary and naturalist John Banister  to Henry Compton, English bishop and a great gardener of his day. Soon after discovering the American species, the Western world was introduced to Chinese Magnolias (Magnolia Denudata and Liliflora) and then to the beautiful Star Magnolia (Stellata) from Japan in the mid-nineteenth century. One of the most exciting discoveries was the "queen of Magnolias"-- pink Magnolia Campbellii from the Himalaya at the beginning of the previous century.
 
 
Some of the most popular and oldest Magnolia species:

Magnolia in Perfumes

 

Magnolia flowers are often fragrant. The scent is creamy sweet with a light citrus nuance (Magnolia Grandiflora). Magnolia is a common ingredient in floral perfume bouquets, and there are also several fragrances with Magnolia in a starring role.

                   
                     Magnolia by Yves Rocher


This perfume was made in 1983 and is now discontinued, but you can still find it on eBay. I bought a bottle produced in Morocco under the license of Yves Rocher few years ago.

Magnolia was a very popular fragrance, a heady floral composition, very intensive and crowded with notes in the bright style of the 1980's. Very possibly it is the darkest and heaviest Magnolia perfume, with a strong personality and an honorable mission to guard the memories of at least two generations.

It seemed so romantic just two decades ago, but as I smell it today I think how quickly and drastically our preferences in smell can change. Magnolia is hopelessly stuck in '80's, but it is still dear to me.
 

     


Magnolia Romana by Eau D'Italie

Magnolia Romana is the sixth fragrance in the Eau D'Italie perfume line. Like other fragrances in the line, Magnolia Romana is inspired by Bella Italia, celebrating Spring in one of the most beautiful and famous parks in Rome – Villa Borghese.

Magnolia Romana is a dewy floral composition with a lot of the ozone we detect after a brief spring shower. Shiny greenness is everywhere, and even the soil breathes with life. Spicy notes together with the bitterness of citrus branches make a picturesque background behind the soft floral notes. This perfume is not a magnolia close-up; it's a poetic landscape with a pond near the magnolia trees.

 

        
Magnolia Nobile by Acqua di Parma


Magnolia Nobile is the second floral aristocrat in the line after Iris Nobile, and was introduced in 2009. While reading reviews of this scent on the perfume pages, I saw many complaints about the citrus notes in the composition. I was lucky enough to smell a real magnolia flower in the park right after. It was Grandiflora, and it does smell citrusy.

Antoine Maisondieu recreated the creaminess of the flower, balanced with a bright citrus note very close to Nature. With a puff of transparent, powdery vetiver as a finishing touch in the base, the scent has a dusky, glowing, noble look.


Explore more beautiful Magnolias:




Magnolia by L`Erbolario

Magnolia Petal by Ayala Moriel
Magnolia, Orchid & Mimosa by Antica Farmacista
Magnolia Blossom by Bath and Body Works
Eau De Fleur de Magnolia by Kenzo (Fleur Collection)
Eau du Val (Magnolia) by L`Occitane en Provence
Magnolia Pourpre by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

 

The World of Magnolias (Hardcover) by Dorothy J. Callaway
Magnolias: A Gardener's Guide (Hardcover) by Jim Gardiner

Images: Image of Sweetbay Magnolia by and (c)2008 Derek Ramsey

 

Author: Jeca (jeca)
Fragrantica Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magnolia Perfumes

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Eau De Fleur de Magnolia Kenzo
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Magnolia Marks and Spencer
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Agua Magnoliana Fueguia 1833
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Magnolia Elizabeth W
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With a Kiss Victoria`s Secret
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Parco Palladiano I Bottega Veneta
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Magnolia Demeter Fragrance
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Magnolia Avon
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Eau fraiche Reveuse Magnolia Corinne Cobson
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Fleur de Sephora Magnolia Sephora
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Missoni Colori - Missoni Giallo Missoni
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Magnolia Imperiale Officine del Profumo
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Magnolia Grove Perfume Trio Phoenix Botanicals
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Magnolia Dilis Parfum
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Song of America - Magnolia Ralph Lauren
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Magnolia C.O.Bigelow
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Southern Magnolia Pokrovka Trading House
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Magnolia Fleurage
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Magnolia Companhia da Terra
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Magnolia Hové Parfumeur, Ltd.
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Field of Flowers Magnolia Blossom Philosophy
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Antebellum Perfume Oil Scent by the Sea
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Unique Women Yanbal
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Jazz Funeral Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Rose Silk Shanghai Tang
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Eau du Val (Magnolia) L`Occitane en Provence
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Magnolia Yardley
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Air de Fio No 6 Pupa
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Splendia Bvlgari
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No. 23 Magnolia & Pink Pepper Rituals
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No. 88 Bahia Frau Tonis Parfum
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My Philosophy Truthful Philosophy
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Magnolia & Iris Henri Bendel
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Mugler Show Thierry Mugler
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J`adore Christian Dior
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Looking Glass Derek Lam 10 Crosby
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Fleur à Fleur Eau Jeune
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LR Classics Santorini LR
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Carmen Victorio & Lucchino
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Per Una Marks and Spencer
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Femme Supreme Roberta Andrade
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Tommy Girl Summer 2011 Tommy Hilfiger
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Aurien Rubra Eudora
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Chloe Eau de Parfum Chloe
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Loral Shirley May
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Vintage Peony & Fig Leaf Nicolai Bergmann
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Magnolia Santa Maria Novella
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Essence d’Or Elode
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Paradiso Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Magnolia L`Erbolario
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Rebel Angel House of Cherry Bomb
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Kashkha 2 Arabian Oud
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Fleur de Coton Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Bright Crystal Versace
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Linda Inspiração O Boticario
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Be Daring Avon
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Secrets to Keep Kiss Avon
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Eternity Summer 2006 Calvin Klein
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Rosa Bulgara Zara
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Freesia Magnolia Adopt` by Reserve Naturelle
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Curious Britney Spears Britney Spears
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Miracle Lancome
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Merry Merry Pink Victoria`s Secret
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Moulinette Soeurs Arabelle Anthropologie
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Indian Summer Green Priscilla Presley
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Sous Le Magnolias Pierre Bourdon
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Gardenia, Lilac & White Magnolia Nicolai Bergmann
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Goddess Fleur de Sante
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Magnolia Refan
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Kriska Atitude Natura
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Fische Jean-Pierre Sand
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Dazzling Moments Avon
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Zara Woman Rose Gold Zara
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Volare Magnolia Oriflame
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L`Air Nina Ricci
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Far Away Bella Avon
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Classica di Magnolia Pineider
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Magnolia Monotheme Fine Fragrances Venezia
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In The Mood For Love Gianfranco Ferre
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Bombshell Seduction Victoria`s Secret
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Party Sentifique
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Malena Fueguia 1833
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Magnolia Yves Rocher
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Laura Shirley May
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Pear and Pink Magnolia Crabtree & Evelyn
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Be...Serene Avon
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Adidas 3 Extreme Pour Elle Adidas
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Pur Blanca Charm Avon
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Elysees Isabelle T
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Casamance Yves de Sistelle
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Scentini Nights Midnight Glow Avon
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Zara White Zara
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Cereus No.3 Cereus
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Eau De Magnolia Frederic Malle
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Casma Caswell Massey
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Irinia Bvlgari
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Opus Kore Vilhelm Parfumerie
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Ops! O Boticario
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Savannah Ajne
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L'Instant de Guerlain Guerlain
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No. 12 Le Cherche Midi
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Ex Libris Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Magnolia Blossom Bath and Body Works
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Rose Reverie H&M
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Magnolia, Orchid & Mimosa Antica Farmacista
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Australian Wild Jasmine Lucy B
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Annayake Bonheur For Her Annayake
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Silk Zara
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Pure Couture Karen Low
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Budi Zvezda Evterpa
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Fruit Garden Hildegard Braukmann
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Vincent van Gogh for Women Vincent van Gogh
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Zara Powdery Magnolia Zara
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Hibiscus Acca Kappa
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Six Scents 6 Preen: Teen Spirit Six Scents
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DKNY Be Delicious Donna Karan
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Sophisticated & Sensual Aromachology
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Incandessence Glow Avon
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Incantare Bamotte
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Japanese Cherry Blossom The Body Shop
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J`adore L`eau Cologne Florale Christian Dior
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01 04 Magnol'art 3 Fragrance Republic
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Rare Pearls Avon
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Magnolia & Mure L`Occitane en Provence
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At Last Lollia
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Dior Addict 2 Summer Breeze Christian Dior
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Pure Love Al Musbah
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Clinique Happy Summer Spray 2015 Clinique
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Arc-en-ciel 1 Million Pleasures CIEL Parfum
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Black Ink Giorgio Monti
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Baby Phat Dare Me Kimora Lee Simmons
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Maman Cherie Fragonard
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Essencial Exclusivo Natura
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La Notte Di Angelica I Profumi di Firenze
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Le Jasmin Annick Goutal
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Sex in The City Sexy InStyle
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Talauma Piai King`s Palace Perfumery
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Ralph Ralph Lauren
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Sud Magnolia Atelier Cologne
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El Dorado Fueguia 1833
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Kriska Beleza Natura
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Magnolys Andree Putman
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Allure eau de parfum Chanel
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Romantic Lady Jeanne Arthes
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I Love Passion Dzintars
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Jala Calypso St. Barth
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Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile Acqua di Parma
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Magnolia Pourpre Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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Stature Ajmal
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Miracle Intense Lancome

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