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A Chanel 7.5ml parfum is a bit steeper at Bt4,520 (US6).
But then you research it a little more, and discover...
that it was invented by a Los Angeles advertising executive in 1989?
"Nothing appears more ancient, and linked to the immemorial past, than the pageantry which surrounds British monarchy in its public ceremonial manifestations.
Yet,..its modern form it is the product of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.