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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28th January 2015

    Morning all!

    l've just done some decanting, so l'm scented with a melange of incense, amber & animalic gorgeousness. :D
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    lt is indeed an exceptionally beautiful song, & l hadn't seen the video before. Thanks for posting this!
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    Re: FB of Must de Cartier...MUST go

    You could sell it on ebay as a used bottle, stating in the description that it's only been sprayed three times. Many sellers do that, myself included.

    Giving away little decants as "extras" is...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2015

    Today l tried Calling All Angels by April Aromatics.

    On first hitting the skin, this strikes me as a thick, sweet, spicy, ambery incense, with perhaps some cinnamon or nutmeg lending it a kind of...
  5. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    At last you admit that this was actually nothing to do with fragrance. l do not believe that basenotes is the place for such discussions.

    And aren't there rules about discussing religion &...
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    What does nvm mean, kalli?
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    Morning all!

    l have two days off again, & today l'm sampling Calling All Angels by April Aromatics; a dense & powerful incense.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    l thought it was Duane Dibley from Red Dwarf! :D
  9. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    Very true! :smiley: These days l only notice someone wearing fragrance maybe once or twice a week, if that.
  10. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    This.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Ginger this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Foustie, l was hoping you'd chime in with your expertise, thanks! :vrolijk_26: Chicken Balmoral sounds delish, l think we need to try that one!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Morning all!

    ((((FrouFrou)))) sorry about your roses.

    Mike; l'm hurrying off to work now so can't explain fully, but haggis is a traditional Scottish delicacy.

    Encens Flamboyant today.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25th January 2015

    :lolk: Sadly neither of us drink whisky, so as usual he's on the lager & l'm on the merlot. Cheers!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25th January 2015

    Xscent; :kiss: back atcha!

    Celebrating Burns Night this evening, l've just had my first ever taste of haggis, lovingly cooked by Mr teardrop, with neeps & tatties. Pretty not bad, actually!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25th January 2015

    Morning all!

    Ghost for work today.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 24th January 2015

    Congrats Viffer on your milestone!

    Chergui this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 24th January 2015

    Morning all!

    Cinema for work today.

    Have a lovely weekend, everyone.
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    Re: Basenotes in 2015 announcements

    Congratulations basenotes on your 15th birthday! And Grant, thanks for keeping us posted. The front page looks great!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2015

    Today l tried L'Ombre Fauve by Parfumerie Generale.

    ln the beginning this is a thick, non-sweet amber with a very vintage-style, slightly musty feel. The projection is impressive. l detect some...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    ExtremeK; furry & snuggly sums it up perfectly! l'm absolutely loving it, it feels so deliciously cosy while l'm sitting here working on my assignment on this chilly day. l could be seriously tempted...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    Morning all!

    l'm sitting out the synch today, & sampling L'Ombre Fauve. lt's a frosty morning here, & this fur blanket of a fragrance fits it perfectly. :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    l also am not a lover of fruity notes, apart from citrus, and, like Puma, l feel it's much too cold right now for citruses to be enjoyable.

    So l'm sitting this one out today, & taking the...
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    Re: Newbie says Hi

    Welcome aboard, Persephone! :smiley:
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2015

    Today l tried the reissued Helmut Lang Cuiron. This sample was sent as an "extra" with a bunch of other samples, otherwise l would not have gone out of my way to try it.

    The opening is light,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    Congratulations on your milestone, lnes!

    Mike; no it's not just you, there are a few negative reviews in the directory for this one. l don't hate it, it's just so....dull!

    Champagne de bois...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    There's definitely some weird posting shenanigans going on today, & it's not just this thread! Seems to be fixed now, hopefully.

    Thanks, Xscent & Kiliwia!
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    Re: Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

    These are adorable! :smiley:
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down??!

    Oops, apologies for the multiple posts earlier! They didn't appear to post at the time. :embarassed:
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down??!

    Thank you, Grant!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    Morning all!

    l have two days off now, going to catch up on some chores, do some studying & some sampling. :D

    Today it's Helmut Lang Cuiron. Not overly impressed so far...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Thanks, Jon! :kiss: Mike; LOL at "Uni scent", but yes, that seems to be what Smuggler's Soul has become for me. Plus the whole Gorilla Perfumes aesthetic seems to fit well with the student lifestyle....
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    Why has my post count gone down??!

    My post count is at around 6,300, but today it's showing as 5,842! Where have all my posts gone, please? :cry:
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    Re: Malle is underappreciated

    Possibly my favourite house, l agree the line up is one of the most comprehensive, well-curated & excellent quality out there. Carnal Flower is one of my all-time favourite fragrances, Une Rose is on...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Morning all!

    l have a day in Uni today, so l'm wearing my "class-friendly" sandalwood, Smuggler's Soul.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20th January 2015

    No, you are not alone. :thumbsup: Another thing l do is use up the last bits of scented candles that are always left when the wick runs out. l cut the wax into chunks & put them in those little...
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    Re: Getting samples (UK) Dont need to be free

    l haven't used these sites myself, but they seem worth a look?

    http://www.perfumista.co.uk/samples

    http://www.thescentsampler.co.uk
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    Re: Getting samples (UK) Dont need to be free

    Getting samples of designer fragrances in the UK can be difficult, but they can often be found on ebay.

    For niche fragrances, try Les Senteurs, Rouiller White & Bloom Perfumery.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20th January 2015

    Morning all!

    Very cold & frosty here today. l'm wearing Sheer Obsession to keep warm.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    (((Robin))) & (((mike)))

    lnes, glad you got some extra rest, sounds like you needed it!

    Zilpha, osmanthus usually smells of apricots. Try Amouage Journey Woman, it's a much truer interpretation...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Morning all!

    L'lnstant for work today.

    Have a great week, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 18th January 2015

    Hi all & a very happy birthday, Whitefluffy! :birthdays: You are indeed missed.

    Jon, congrats on your purchase, that sounds like one l might enjoy! And l agree Amber Ylang Ylang is lovely, l went...
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    Re: Which fragrance blogs do you read?

    Now Smell This
    Perfume Shrine
    Perfume Posse
    Bois de Jasmin
    Olfactoria's Travels
    Bonkers About Perfume (Vanessa's very British humour is delightful!)

    Perfume Smellin' Things has been very...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 17th January 2015

    Happy birthday, lnes! :birthdays:

    Some gorgeous smells in here today. Xscent, your evening sounds great! l went to a rooftop cinema in Athens once, it was such a lovely experience. We just don't...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    l was surprised to realise l only have three 1980s fragrances in my wardrobe; CSP Tiare, Carolina Herrera & Samsara. The CSP is not typically 80s in feel, & anyway, for me it's the wrong time of year...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    Jon, you're right, it is indeed quite the rollercoaster of emotions in here today. Hugs to everybody, happy or sad.

    As predicted, l needed my Samsara this evening, & l'm so looking forward to a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    Morning all!

    Katsumi, you smell lovely. l might join you in Samsara tonight, as it's my third long shift in a row today, & l usually need my sandalwood when l'm tired/stressed. For now l'm wearing...
  48. Re: Advice Wanted; Suggestions For a Perfume for Young, Trendy Woman Living in a Hot Climate

    l second this one. l own a bottle & wear it a lot on hot summer days. lt is pricey, though.

    l recommend Alien Eau Extraordinaire. lt's much more fresh & citrussy than the original Alien, & has a...
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    Re: Hi I'm AbbyJo!

    Welcome to basenotes, AbbyJo! :smiley:
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Definitely unisex. l get a lovely smoky note in it, too.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, 15 January, 2015.

    ((((Jon)))) hope the medication is doing the trick! :beer:

    Wearing Stoned this evening.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, 15 January, 2015.

    Good morning Katsumi, good morning world!

    Wet & windy again here. Venturing out for another long shift in Cinema.
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    l use this one too. The scent is indeed faint & is a very clean smell, like fresh laundry.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Robin, those speakers are adorable!

    ((((kalli)))) l comfort myself with the thought that mean people are so unhappy with themselves, that the only way they can feel better is to make others feel...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Morning all & a happy Hump Day!

    Sheer Obsession for a long shift today.
  56. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    Glad you found what you were looking for, enjoy it in good health! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 13th January 2015

    FrouFrou, that's a great picture, & those trousers are beautiful!

    lmperial Opoponax this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 13th January 2015

    Morning all!

    After a wet & windy couple of days, it's bright & chilly here today. :coolold:

    l'm wearing 1000 Kisses Deep for work.
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    Sample of the Day - January 2015

    Today l tried the reissued Helmut Lang EDP. This one was recommended to me in a long-ago thread, when it was still known as Helmut Lang Woman, but l never found a way to sample the original version....
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Ooh, yes Evangeline, l forgot Dior Addict! Good call.
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Memoirs of a Trespasser
    Vanillary
    Eau de Shalimar
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th January 2015

    Mike; drooling here at the thought of "fried breaded goat's cheese in honey", that's my idea of food heaven! :tongue:

    Jon, for me the EDP is most definitely approachable, soft, warm & friendly. lt...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th January 2015

    Morning all, & a very happy birthday, dear kalli! :birthdays::kiss:

    l have another day off today, planning to buckle down & do some studying.

    Sampling Helmut Lang EDP at the same time.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11th January 2015

    As expected Jon, that pub produced a snigger over here, & it looks to be full of splendid wood too! :thumbsup:

    No such fine-looking establishments within walking distance here, but we're heading...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10th January 2015

    lilybelle & sfmedusa, good to see you! :vrolijk_26:

    l'm doing a wrist-to-wrist comparison of Phaedon's Tabac Rouge with Tobacco Vanille today. lt's hard to differentiate them scent-wise, but TV is...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9th January 2015

    Viffer, the name "Splendid Wood" is hilarious to me! But then l'm the one who always sniggers in an especially juvenile fashion at a certain bottle of Jon's. ;)

    lnes, have a restful weekend, you...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Joining the Shalimar fan club today with Eau de Shalimar, the perfect marriage of lemon pie & vanilla custard. Yum!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9th January 2015

    Morning all & a happy Friday!

    Wearing Eau de Shalimar for the synch today.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8th January 2015

    Mike, thanks for the words of encouragement!

    lmperial Opoponax this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8th January 2015

    Morning all!

    Thanks as always Katsumi for another brilliant pic! :smiley:

    L'lnstant for work today.
  71. Re: Looking for a scent similar to Lush's Happy Hippy shower gel

    l've seen Annick Goutal's Eau d'Hadrien compared to this one, although l haven't tried it myself.

    Just Grapefruit by Arran Aromatics might fit the bill also.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7th January 2015

    Thanks so much for all your kind wishes, folks! :kiss:

    Today was exciting, frustrating & overwhelming in equal measure. Exciting just to be in Uni & to meet some really nice people doing the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7th January 2015

    Morning all!

    For my first day in Uni l'm wearing Smuggler's Soul. This is the only solid perfume l own, & l figure it should be more subtle than something sprayed, & therefore more suitable for...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    Thanks, E! :o Yes, l *can* do subtle when the occasion demands, he he.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    Yay, an Evangeline sighting! :vrolijk_26: Glad you're having a wonderful time, sweetie!

    Jon, sounds like you're relaxing in fine style this evening. Cheers, & enjoy! :beer:

    Foxbins, l know Jon...
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    l tried Narciso, Eau de Magnolia & Reveal, & Terracotta is still on my test list as l couldn't find it anywhere!

    Out of these, Narciso was far & away my favourite, & l got a bottle for Christmas....
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:Happy, happy birthday, dear Jon! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:

    l wish the most fragrant & carefree of days to the truest gentleman on basenotes! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5th January 2015

    Thank you all so much for your good wishes! :smiley:

    (((lnes))) l do hope you won't be penalised for being sick when you've obviously been working way too hard! And l hope you can now get some...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5th January 2015

    Morning all!

    ExtremeK, thanks for your good wishes! :smiley:

    Sheer Obsession for work on this grey Monday.

    Have a good week, everyone, hugs to all who want or need one.
  80. Re: Found a store with lots of vintage, need help

    Wow, what a find!

    l would definitely go for the Sublime & the Guerlains, & although l've never tried L'Arte di Gucci, l have heard nothing but praise for it & understand it's very hard to find.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 4th January 2015

    Thank you, cello! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 4th January 2015

    Welcome to basenotes, Wandering!

    l am shaking my head in disbelief at all the dinner party stories. l think foxbins has the right idea!

    Jon, you smell fabulous, dahling! :thumbsup:

    We've...
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    Re: Suggestions for my Mom?

    Anne Pliska might be just the thing.

    And +1 for Eau de Shalimar, if you can find it.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 3rd January 2015

    Afternoon all,

    A lazy day here with a bit of pottering thrown in. l'm finally scented in L'Heure Bleue.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    l realised recently that although l try to synch fairly often, l've never actually posted in this thread! So this is my fragrance resolution for this year; to try & do so whenever possible.

    This...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd January 2015

    Erin, how intriguing, do let us know what's happening!

    Jon, joining you now for a tipple with an orange & brandy liqueur we got for Christmas; notes include mandarin, caraway, vanilla, lemon,...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd January 2015

    Morning all & a happy Friday!

    Much milder here after a wet & windy night.

    Will try to synch this evening, but for now l'm wearing Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle for work.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st January 2015

    Thanks Katsumi, Quarry & Kiliwia! :kiss: Actually Q, we're not married, but living in sin! :shocked: We first got together on New Year's eve, though, so we think of it as our anniversary. We've both...
  89. Re: Most worn in December, Fourth Quarter, Second Half and the whole year 2014

    Most worn in December;

    4 x Ginger

    3 x L'lnstant, lmperial Opoponax, Sheer Obsession & Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle

    2 x Vanille lnsensee, Cinema, Eau de Shalimar, Stoned, Sahara Noir,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st January 2015

    Morning all & a Happy New Year!

    As usual, New Year's Day has dawned grey & gloomy. l'm off to work soon in Cinema.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 31st December 2014

    Thanks, Jon & ExtremeK! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 31st December 2014

    Erin, good for you for making the decision to just go where you want to be! l have a feeling the right opportunity will come along just when you need it to. Enjoy your exit interview! :thumbsup:
    ...
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    SOTD Wednesday 31st December 2014

    Morning all!

    Spending the last day of the year in Sheer Obsession.

    Have a great New Year's Eve, everyone!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Tuesday, 30 December, 2014.

    "Ooh, a spanking!" Lol Jon, how did you know? :thumbsup:

    FrouFrou & Robin, feel better soon!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Tuesday, 30 December, 2014.

    Afternoon all!

    AphroditeLux, welcome to the thread & to basenotes, you smell gorgeous! :smiley:

    l've spent my day off today pottering, cleaning up & running a few errands in Encens Flamboyant.
  96. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Then you accept that the term is not *always* an insult, & can be both an expression of humour & a source of pride.

    l'm off to bed. Peace!
  97. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Actually, there is an example of this right here on this site, in the shape of a group called Scent of an Old Woman, here; http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=63
    The header reads "Do you...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th December 2014

    ((((lnes)))) & ((((Jon))))

    lcy cold here today, & some treacherously slippy patches on the pavement already tonight. Warming up with lmperial Opoponax.
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    SOTD Monday 29th December 2014

    Morning all!

    L'lnstant for work today.

    Hope all those of you returning to work today have a good one!
  100. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Why? Because old ladies smell bad?? That to me speaks volumes about your own opinion of old ladies.

    l don't take it to mean the smell of body odour, but the smell of a perfume that an older lady...
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