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"Miss Dior Cherie" with Natalie Portman

; Song : Je T'aime Moi Non Plus - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
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@linbur0100 ahhhh u are right i think i made mistake anyway thx for your comment!
The picture is not Miss Dior Cherie, but rather Miss Dior Le Parfume... trust me, they are very different... (ask me how I discovered this ;-) )
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