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  1. SOTD Sunday Jan 1, 2012


    Jean Harlow

    Pierre Balmain-
    Miss Balmain


    Hot, rushing leather and galbanum;
    a swirl of satin and she's gone.
    Who was that stunning blond over there by the fire?

    The heart pounds as the furs are too warm.
    Everyone wants a cocktail.
    The cats snuggle on the sofa and enjoy
    the amusing conversation.


    A leather-floral-woody chypre with green top notes, ...

    Updated 1st January 2012 at 04:58 PM by kumquat

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  2. Maturity

    I've been looking at my small perfume collection and eyeing up the Britney Spears Fantasies - I have Fantasy and Midnight Fantasy - and feeling I am too old for them. I like how Fantasy smells of raspberry spongecake to me and Midnight is all woodland berries and almonds to my nose, but I smell them on youngsters a lot. In a way, my first time ever visiting the Christian Dior counter has brought me of age: with Dolce Vita I have grown up. I love sweet scents but I no longer love Britney Spears ...
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  3. 4 New samples in the mail today based on member posts

    Today I received in the mail (samples)
    Tauer L' du Desert Marocain
    Comme des Garcons Series 3 incense Avignon
    Comme des Garcons series2 RED- Sequoia
    Guerlain L'instant de Guerlain edp

    Tauer is really strong and smells like the inside of a cigar box
    Sequoia is amazing....Love it
    Avignon is so well done...love it
    Guerlain is ok but I'm not in love with it just yet
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  4. Ny, ny

    Went to NYC. It was rainy, so a bit miserable. We were gonna take the ferry, but its caused us some headaches in the past so we decided to drive right in. Usually my stepdad, who grew up in Staten Island, will go with us since he knows how to do everything. He doesn't really LIKE going, but he will to help us out. We decided to go without him this time, so it was just us. I was the driver.

    The driving itself was intense, especially when we got close to Times Square. People honking ...
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  5. Xmas purchase.

    My mum gave me some Christmas money so I went to Debenhams. I tried Guerlain's Shalimar because I am fascinated by its age and how different it is - it reminds me of my gran and her sisters. I also looked at Marc Jacobs Daisy but I think I'll get that in a few months when I can wear it as a springtime fragrance. I settled on Christian Dior's Dolce Vita which I fell in love with just before Christmas when I went on a shopping adventure with a gentleman friend of the family.
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