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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th February, 2018

    Congrats on 3k to Trilby and belated happy birthday to Mr. Shadesofbleu! I am in Sienne l’Hiver today.
  2. Re: Oliver & Co -- 30~40% off sale until Feb 19th

    Just got my two bottles of Resina today, although they came in plain white boxes, unlike cytherian’s. I bought them unsniffed but am enjoying the scent, it is different from my other incense scents...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th February, 2018

    COol and windy here in San Diego. Continuing iris month in VCA Bois d’Iris. I am craving rose.
  4. Re: How do you buy your fragrances, full bottles or decants?

    I buy some decants, if I’m not sure I want a bottle or just want to wear something a few times. But the vast majority of my collection is full bottles, preferably 100mls. The visual and physical...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th February, 2018

    Day 18 of iris month: Traversée du Bosphore, iris and loukhoum. Love photos Jon!
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    Re: NEW: Mancera - Black Vanilla!

    Sounds yummy, definitely want to try this one.
  7. Re: NEW: Guerlain - Baiser de Russie For Women!

    I got a sample today, I definitely agree that it’s a fruity musky floral. Perfect spring/summer scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th February, 2018

    Trilby, we love the Kodiak mix as well, very yummy. I started in Iris Nazarena, but then went to the mall and sprayed all sorts of stuff on me. I’m going to have a wash now and return to Iris...
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    Re: What is your sexiest rose fragrance?

    Definitely Rose de Nuit. I also think PHI Rose de Kandahar, Une Rose Chyprée and Rose Vermeille by Tauer are great for a date night.
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    Re: Flash Manhattan Meetup

    Disappointing but not surprising on 1 & 2. So glad I had you help me get a new bottle of VdR before it was destroyed!

    I liked Revolution the best of the Cire Trudons as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th February, 2018

    Happy new year! I am wearind CdG Dot in honour of my beautiful sweet puppy girl whose name is Dot.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th February, 2018

    Prada Infusion d’Iris Absolue. Needed something calming after a stressful 2 days at the vets with my puppy girl. We are both coming down after all that anxiety. She is doing much better this morning.
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    Re: Amouage Figment vs BeauFort Vi & Ami

    The Figment was dreadful and the Beaufort not much better. I would wait and save my money.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th February, 2018

    Happy birthday to shivsri! I am wearing the cheerful violet hairsprey of Insolence edp.

    Rynegne, that rose perfume sounds great, I look forward to hearing how it turns out. Some of my favourite...
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    Re: Thoughts on The 7 Virtues

    I tried them at The Bay last fall, they were pleasant but unremarkable.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th February, 2018

    Iris Ganache for this cool, windy day. Pleased to notice the bottle is fuller than I remembered. :-)
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    Re: Favorite Discoveries of 2017?

    I liked Cafe Tuberose, Dryad, Bottega Veneta Eau de Velours and Bogue MEM, although I only bought Cafe Tuberose and Bottega as I don’t wear many green/herbal scents.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th February, 2018

    Hednic, that Mancera Purple Flowers looks wonderful!

    I was so busy yesterday I did not get to wear anything before evening when I sprayed on a bit of Slowdive. Today is Iris Poudre.
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    Re: best penhaligon's

    I loved Violette, but it’s discontinued. :-(. Elixir is my current favourite.
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    Re: Serge Lutens in NYC?

    Epapsiou, what do you mean by Aedes is not good any more? I know their customerservice has always been lacking, but are they stocking less products, don’t have testers, or something else?
  21. Re: Whats the longest time you've gone WITHOUT wearing a fragrance?

    Last fall, about 4-5 weeks with a bad respiratory infection. Otherwise I normally only miss a day here or there.
  22. Re: Would you return a bottle if you find a tiny insect inside?

    Wow. I would definitely send the photo to them, that is bizarre and disconcerting.
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    Re: Tauer Room Perfume

    Apparently the sprayer mechanism is very good on these bottles despite the lack of esthetics. I can’t use any home fragrance products due to a dog with respiratory issues but if I could I would order...
  24. Re: Oliver & Co -- 30~40% off sale until Feb 19th

    Thanks JBS1, I am all signed up with DHL. Very happy with shipping charges and service. Far less than First in Fragrance charges!
  25. Re: Oliver & Co -- 30~40% off sale until Feb 19th

    I was charged 15 euros shipping for an order of 60 euros. But it’s fine, the whole thing is so cheap. Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th February, 2018

    Congratulations Dora on the new grandbaby! That’s a long time to wait nervously for exam results. Crossing fingers for a pass!!

    So sorry about your scrapped vacation plans Jon, I hope you find...
  27. Re: What are your favorite masculine rose scents for men?

    L’Artisan Parfumeur Arcana Rosa, Le Labo Rose 31, Czech &Speake Dark Rose.
  28. Re: NEW: Olfactive Studio - Flash back in New York!

    The top notes are full of red flags, but will give it a sniff when I get the chance.
  29. Re: Fragrances that are : ANIMALISTIC, ODD, STRANGE, STINKY, UNIQUE, OFF BEAT, etc.

    Salome, Serge Noire, Al Oudh and M/M Ink come to mind
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    Re: Today I bought February 2018

    L’Artisan Parfumeur Arcana Rosa
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th February, 2018

    Dora, sending big positive vibes to you & your daughter!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th February, 2018

    Wishing you a speedy recovery SeaRoses! I am wearing Fazzolari Feu Secret.

    Love the photo Jon! So many happy memories of Paris.
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    Barneys gift card event

    $25 gift card for every $250 spent
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    Notino USA 15% code usa15niche

    Notino code usa15niche is good on Creed, Rasasi, Montale, Escentric Molecules, Mancera, Amouage, Parfums de Marly and Byredo
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    Sticky: Re: L'Archisain - L'Artisan/Guerlain March

    Massive clove bomb. I’ve only worn it once so far. It was a blind buy and I found it slightly disconcerting, actually a bit alarming, at first sniff, but the drydown was better than the opening.
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    Sticky: Re: L'Archisain - L'Artisan/Guerlain March

    So, I think I just determined Guerlain may be my favourite house. I have 30 bottles of Guerlain and 15 bottles of L’Artisan here at my house in San Diego (there are more L’Artisans in the Montréal...
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    Re: NEW: Mad et Len - Petits Papiers!

    There is no rose in the traditional papiers d’armenie bought in drugstores, that must have been some fancy thing FK cooked up. The plain traditional ones are in a little booklet with green and yellow...
  38. Re: Fragrances you bought or plan to buy for your gf/wife?

    My husband has bought me too many to count, but the last few were Piguet Casbah, Aedes Oeillet Bengale and Aedes Cierge de Lune.
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    Re: NEW: Mad et Len - Petits Papiers!

    I bought this, very nice unisex scent, faithful to the smell of papiers d’armenie (benzoin).
  40. Re: NEW : Natura Fabularis - Six New Scents by L'Artisan Parfumeur!

    Any more comments on these? I read the reviews on Fragrantica and most said performance was lacking except on the Arcana Rosa scent. Apparently they have been pursued for infringement due to the bee...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th February, 2018

    Happy birthday 30 Roses! I love seeing your posts regardless of whether you are buying or wearing perfume!

    I started the day in DSH Iridium and finishing in Mancera Choco Violette.
  42. Re: ......"then I saw her face, now I'm a Be-aver!" Zoologist.

    Yes, I have smelled both versions of Beaver, but it was six months ago and I don’t have them here with me to resmell. I think I recall the newer version being less animalic and more fresh, but I...
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    Sticky: Re: L'Archisain - L'Artisan/Guerlain March

    I am going to need some time to make a list, but I’m in!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th February, 2018

    Trilby, I love Timbuktu and Dzongkha as well and could wear them repeatedly. When I feel like something sweeter, I spray Timbuktu over my JPGaultier2 scented massage oil. Hope your tooth is better...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th February, 2018

    Penhaligon’s Iris Prima for me today. Can’t wait for my Slowdive to arrive!
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist Hyrax

    Looking forward to Hyrax!
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford - Vanille Fatale!

    This was my impression too. It was a skin scent within 2 hours, and it’s far too expensive for that kind of poor performance.
  48. Re: Taues L'Air du Desert Marocain, nice but, waaaaaay over hyped IMHO !

    I love LADDM and it’s counterpart extrait Au Coeur du Désert. Neither of them are very sweet on me, but you may be hyperosmic to sweetness.
  49. Re: ......"then I saw her face, now I'm a Be-aver!" Zoologist.

    I have the original Beaver... no fruit notes. I also love Rhinoceros, no fruit in that one either.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2018

    Hiram Green Slowdive
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    Re: NEW: Hiram Green - Slowdive!

    Just ordered my bottle today. It is a sweet syrupy honey scent with just a hint of tobacco. Incredibly long-lasting for a natural perfume.
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    Re: Top 50 "life's small luxuries"

    Yes, me too. ;-)
  53. Re: Etat Libre's wonderful new 30ml bottle (with wardrobe pix!)

    I just bought the 30ml bottle of Amourette for $42 from Luckyscent. Slightly disappointed that the bottle was not the pretty coloured one, just a plain bottle with white label, but I love the low...
  54. Re: Burlap - any fragrance that smells like it?

    I love the smell of flax fiber. Could not describe it but love the odour.
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    Re: Does Notino have 10% off Valentine coupon?

    I also noticed no more free shipping over $100 and dumped my cart. I am not finding their pricing to be all that good lately either.
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    Re: Twisted Lily Gift Card Promotion!

    I got the personal 20% off coupon... my last order was around mid December. I also ordered a fair amount for Black Friday. No way to know what their criteria were.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2018

    Congrats on the Irisss Jon! Today I joined you on ordering Hiram Green’s Slowdive with the Twisted Lily Valentine’s coupon.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th February, 2018

    Happy birthday Foxbins! Hope it’s delightful and fragrant. Glad to hear your date went well Erin! Wearing Infusion d’Iris to yoga class.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2018

    I also bought VCA Moonlight Patchouli, as well as Ambre Impérial and Bois Doré. On a VCA kick lately.
  60. Re: For Chanuary participants: What is the first perfume you wore after it was over?

    Byredo 1996
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd February, 2018

    Trilby, Tadich Grill is where my mom and I went for our first drink together after I turned 21. :-).

    Rynegne, your puppy is so cute. Enjoy that puppy breath, it passes by so quickly. My puppy...
  62. Re: NEW: Thierry Mugler - Alien Flora Futura For Women!

    Thank you for the report Nastka!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd February, 2018

    Happy Friday! I’m in L’Artisan Mon Numéro 8.
  64. Thread: Starring Iris

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    Re: Starring Iris

    I loathe La Vie est Belle but adore Atelier Cologne Silver Iris - to me they are not similar. I love Gourmand irises like Iris Ganache as well as dry rooty irises like Iris Silver mist. To add to the...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    I am following the iris month for February on Undina's blog, so here is my lineup:

    FM Iris Poudre
    FM L’Eau d’Hiver
    l’Artisan Dzongkha
    L’Artisan Mon Numéro 8
    L’Artisan Traversée do Bosphore...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st February, 2018

    On Undina's blog, there was a decision to make February iris month, so I made a list of my lineup:

    FM Iris Poudre
    FM L’Eau d’Hiver
    l’Artisan Dzongkha
    L’Artisan Mon Numéro 8
    L’Artisan Traversée...
  67. Re: NEW: Gucci - Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme For Women!

    This started off with a urinous black currant note, then the sweeter berries took over. Pleasant but not for me. I also tried the men’s which I preferred, nice sandalwood smell.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

    Last day of Chanuary in Misia edt!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th January, 2018

    Started off this morning in Chanel Beige, have switched to Madhat XVI.
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    Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Down to the end - mini of Beige today and bottle of Misia for tomorrow.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th January, 2018

    Happy birthday to Mme. Rodgers mère and congrats to Cook.bot on your posting milestone! I am finishing Chanuary up with a sample of No. 18 today.
  72. Re: How would you improve your favourite fragrance(s)?

    More sillage, more longevity in most cases.
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    Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    I haven’t been posting in this thread, but I did wear from my meager collection of Chanel 31 rue Cambon, Coromandel, Coco and Coco Noir earlier this month. To finish Chanuary out with a bang, it...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th January, 2018

    Hugs to Kewart and Teardrop. Jon, lovely pics as usual! I’m wearing Attrape-Coeur.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th January, 2018

    Sunny and clear here in San Diego, due to get warm Santa Ana winds from the desert for the next few days. I am testing samples from Une Nuit à Bali today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th January, 2018

    Happy Friday and welcome back NCal! I am wearing Zagorsk.
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    Re: best (favorite) labdanum-heavy fragrance?

    Sonoma Scent Studio is currently closed down. I like LL Labdanum 18 and MFK Grand Soir. Musc Ravageur by FM smells like it has a fair amount of labdanum as well as LL Poivre 23.
  78. Re: NEW: Thierry Mugler - Alien Flora Futura For Women!

    The notes do sound appealing and the bottle is pretty. Looking forward to giving it a sniff, but I doubt the US and Canada will get it before late summer if the Aura launch is anything to go by.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th January, 2018

    VcA Ambre Imperial. Smells great but lacks sillage.
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    Re: Pinrose - POAL Clone.

    Hmm, I had read that Secret Genius was their best seller, so I ordered a travel size decant. It is okay, but a kind of boring synthetic vanilla. Will look for a tester of the original Pinrose.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2018

    Continued the VCA binge with California Reverie and Bois Doré.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th January, 2018

    Happy anniversary tds! Hope you are feeling better today. Do tell us when/if you resolve the buttercream situation. Nothing worse than a failure in the kitchen after all that work. The cake sounds...
  83. Re: Will Fragrances be More Expensive in the Future?

    Like everything else, perfume prices will continue to rise. However, as Ken Russell says, there are enough deals available that a good perfume wardrobe can be had on almost any budget, so I am not...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2018

    On a VCA binge - just bought Midnight Patchouli, Ambre Imperial and Rose Velours to add to the Bois d’Iris and Orchidee Vanille already purchased. Found some great deals on eBay.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd January, 2018

    Welcome to fellow Canadian Hefnawi!

    I am having an Amouage day. Started in Myths woman and have now switched to Dia woman for the afternoon/evening.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    They are all gorgeous! Interestingly, I have a Devilbiss humidifier which dates from the early 60’s I believe, glass and bakelite. So they made functional items too I guess.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th January, 2018

    My condolences to you on the loss of your beloved father kewart. May his memory be a blessing.

    Sending healing vibes to Hazel’s dog and TDS’s kitty.

    I am wearing Tauerville vanilla flash.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th January, 2018

    So sorry about your hip Inespenees! I have bruised myself badly falling on the ice too, it’s no fun. At least you didn’t break anything or injure your head. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    I am not...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2018

    Changed my mind on the Vanille Fatale, which doesn’t last on me. Bought a bottle of VCA Bois d’Iris on ebay instead.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th January, 2018

    Happy birthday Inespeenes!

    I am wearing Vero Kern Kiki extrait.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th January, 2018

    Congratulations to Donna on 10k posts! I am wearing a sample of Bois d’Iris testing before my shower, afterwards I will wear Profumum Vanitas.
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    [USA] House of Matriarch Kazimi BNIB

    House of Matriarch Kazimi 50ml BNIB. $200 includes shipping, ships from California to USA only
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    Re: scentsplit.com Can anyone verify legit

    I have ordered from them, good quality decants and service.
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    Re: Your Non-Perfume Perfume Related Purchases

    I just ordered this, can’t wait for it to arrive! It is also sold through Etsy, which is where I purchased it.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2018

    Just ordered a decant of Mancera Choco Violet and will soon order a split of Tom Ford Vanille Fatale.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th January, 2018

    I’m doing a vanilla week for the Now Smell This blog sync. Drenched in Profumum Dulcis in Fundo. Yum yum yum!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th January, 2018

    Thanks Trilby - I have a geriatric dog with respiratory issues, I was up and down with her multiple times in the night. I’m hoping she and I have a better night tonight. Being over 50 myself, I need...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th January, 2018

    Rough night, feeling beat up. I will wear the beautiful Aziyadé to give me a lift.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th January, 2018

    Sending get well wishes to Hazel and Foxbins! Pity to hear the vaccine didn’t help you. :-(
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    The body butter is wonderful. If you layer the two you will be radiating iris to the sky. :-). I highly recommend it.
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