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    Re: Lots of newish Jo Malones

    I’m a big Jo Malone fan but have stayed away from the line for a few years. Maybe it’s time to check out the new offerings. The combination of vetiver and vanilla sounds weird but they specialize in...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Tauerville Patch Flash - I often reserve Patchouli scents for Saturdays. Itís a throwback to my working days when people at work didnít appreciate what they considered a dirty hippie scent. I revel...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    I wore Tauerville Patch Flash today for my weekly trek up to LA. It was the stereotypical perfect weather, albeit a little chillier than usual. On SiriusXM radio I heard it was 82...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I just love high pitched florals in the dead of winter. They’re so cool and crisp!

    I’m wearing 31 rue Cambon again today. To be honest, I’m working on finishing the bottle. However, I’d never wear...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing 31 rue Cambon today, along with a dab of Habit Rouge to each wrist and top of hands. Wow, Habit Rouge is very potent! I adore it and it’s on my shortlist for future...
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    Re: Just starting.... over again?!

    Personally, I’m not into rating fragrances or anything else for that matter. Either I feel compelled to wear fragrances, or I don’t. I recently purged my wardrobe significantly using a more intuitive...
  7. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    I like this thread! Santa Maria Novella’s Ginestra (Broom) also came to mind. Many of the BN reviews of it mention the qualities you are seeking.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    31 rue Cambon, because it’s bright and cheerful and because it’s an easy reach on my dresser tray.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Chanel 31 rue Cambon today. I’m enjoying our Southern California winter weather: mildly warm during the day and quite chilly at night. Just perfect!

    Have a good day.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Timbuktu again. It’s one of the greats. Like Mitsouko, it’s a chameleon that changes with every wearing.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    It’s Timbuktu again today.

    (((Australia))). Thanks, Cuddle Cat, for the report.
  12. Re: Neiman Marcus Exclusives worth checking out?

    :tekst-toppie:

    Good one!
  13. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Chergui, to my nose. Maybe Hindu Grass.
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    Yes, Oviatt, the Main Place Macy’s used to be a Bullock’s when I first moved to Orange County in 1989. The architecture of the store, both inside and out, is really fantastic - quintessential mid...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Timbuktu - I want to make a good impression at the inaugural meeting of a new book club where I’ll be meeting several new people. I thought it would be an interesting perfume to discuss if anyone...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    Timbuktu is my SOTD. Out of curiosity, I checked my inaugural wear day and it was December 14, 2014. I’ve had that bottle for over five years. It’s a classic of niche perfumery.

    Have...
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    Oh, no!!! I love Macy’s. They remodeled the Santa Ana store at Main Place mall and it’s very nice. A SA said they spent money improving the store because they own the building. I hope it’s safe. I’ve...
  18. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Well, thereís always Perfume Junkie as in the Australian Perfume Junkies group, in recognition of the addictive nature of this obsession... er, hobby.
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    All day, every day, no matter where or when.
  20. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I have no problem with the term “fragrance community”. I don’t care for the term “hobby” but I do like the term “aficionado”, although it’s meaning might be lost on some people.
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    Re: Favorite Opoponax?

    When I researched various oppoponax scents I ended up with Diptyque Eau Lente. I like it and recommend it.
  22. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    I am a casual student of personality profiling and typing but I don’t think there’s a correlation to scent preferences. There are too many variables involved that contribute to personal taste.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I’m wearing Chanel 31 rue Cambon, which also has a Patchouli base. I could have an entire wardrobe of Patchouli scents and be pretty happy. I think I’m on day three or four, and I’m not tired of it...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    It’s Chanel 31 rue Cambon again today.

    I am heartsick over the devastation happening in Australia. The photos are horrific, but the saddest one to me was a silhouette of a kangaroo...
  25. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    The letdown. I get all excited about a perfume, buy it, then lose interest after a few wears. It’s like, what perfume shall I ruin next? Recent purchases have been an exception: Oud Ispahan, Cuir...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel 31 rue Cambon.

    I thought I’d move on to another fragrance on my short list to finish. It’s potent enough to enjoy while house painting today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Chanel 31 rue Cambon.

    Happy birthday, Larimar!

    Congratulations on the posting milestone, Jon Rodgers!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Tauerville Patch Flash.

    This morning I pulled five bottles that are running low for the dresser tray: 31 rue Cambon, Diorella, L’Air du Desert Marocain, Patch Flash, and Timbuktu. I’m going to...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Thanks, teardrop! Iím working on it too, especially being less critical of others (and of myself).



    The museum day was fantastic! The huge crowd was a representative cross section of the city.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Tauerville Patch Flash today. We’re going to the inauguration of free admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. It should be lively and packed with people....
  31. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Wow, Zealot Crusader, you really ARE a security professional!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I favor this style of fragrance, N.CAL. For example. Diorella, Sous Le Vent, Cristalle, and 31 rue Cambon are all on my Most Worn of All Time list. I find them to be generally similar. They work well...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    Happy birthday, CapriDog!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    It’s another beautiful day in Diorella.

    Well, I painted two rooms since the new year and I’m getting ready to tackle the hallway. I’m hiring someone to do all the woodwork. I’m...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    L

    Diorella is a very good perfume palate cleanser, that’s for sure! I’m wearing it again today because I’m still enjoying it and I want to make some more progress towards finishing it.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - January 2020

    I’m burning a candle called “Ocean” lately. It was a Christmas gift. I’ve discovered that I quite like aquatic room scents.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Diorella. The deep drydown is amazing after several days of heavy repeated applications. It’s now embedded in my clothing too,
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I might pare my collection down even more rather than acquire new bottles. The sole exception might be a bottle of Australian sandalwood if I visit there because it’s not available in the US.

    I’m...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    Congratulations, cazaubon!

    Love me some folk music, ComDiva and tdem1961. I’d like to see a massive resurgence, like in the early ‘60s.

    I’m wearing Diorella again today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    WHAT!!! Now that’s a shocking change of pace, FiveoaksBouquet,

    I’m wearing Diorella again today. I have a decent shot of finishing the bottle and I’ll be a little sad when I do. But I can always...
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    Re: What am I doing here?

    Come for the fragrance, stay for the people! BN is a great place to explore perfume and many other finer things in life. Welcome!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    It’s Diorella again today. I attended a presentation on Affirmations this morning. Positivity, ya’ll!

    Have a good day.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Repeat wearing of Diorella because I’m reacquainting myself with it.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Diorella today because goes well with the mild, springlike weather today. Itís nice to wear a citrusy, uplifting scent after months of heavier ones.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    Iím wearing Diorella today. The weather here is perfect - a mild 74 degrees. Itís a good day to air out the house.

    Happy birthday, Juxtapozbliss!

    Have a good day.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    That’s it! I’m going to start an Insomnia thread. Tonight at 3:00 am.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    Yep, Bulitt, and also Play It Again Sam. I actually saw Play It Again Sam at the theater depicted in the movie. The audience cheered. I think it was the old Surf.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    Iím wearing Tam Dao again. More room painting today.

    Happy birthday, FiveoaksBouquet!

    Happy birthday, Jon Rodgers!

    Congratulations on your BN anniversary, Cook.bot! Ah,...
  49. Re: Could you please help me choose from these samples?

    Neither, in my opinion.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Continuing my Tam Dao streak. I considered several other options but nothing appealed to me more than Tam Dao.
  51. Re: Rose Prick - I'm not makin' this up !!! LOL

    Interesting thought. Some of the names feel more exploitive than ironic. The juice would need to be pretty fucking fabulous to overcome the dumb names for me to purchase and wear them.
  52. Thread: permanence

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    Re: permanence

    Sauvage, sadly.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Tam Dao again today. I’m painting the home office a refreshing white color today. House painting is one of my hobbies. I combine it with another hobby: music listening....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I’m on a Tam Dao streak. God, I love it, after feeling “meh” about it for a couple years.
  55. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    Tabac Blond
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Tam Dao again today. It’s my signature scent of the week. Ha! Ha!

    Have a good day.
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    Aw, shucks! Thank you, Kotori.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Fantastic! Itís the equivalent of a sexy glamor shot.
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    Re: Solstice Scents Discussion

    You had me at piŮon. I occasionally order piŮon flavored coffee from New Mexico.
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    1. Best purchase: Dior Oud Ispahan

    2. Most interesting sample: Habit Rouge

    3. Worst fragrance tried: Nothing comes to mind

    4. Most surprising thing from fragrance world: Closure of Barneys
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    Sounds like dapper attire and well matched with fragrance choice!
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    Re: Thoughts on "occasion" perfumes?

    I gravitate towards classic Chanels or Guerlains for special occasions (dressy).
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    Congratulations on the compliment. It’s a nice feeling to be noticed and acknowledged for wearing something nice.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Tam Dao - I’m developing a deeper appreciation of it through multiple consecutive wearings. It’s sweeter and less dry than I formerly experienced.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    Hello all,

    It’s Tam Dao again today. Sadly, I discovered I have no boozy fragrances for the sync. I’m surprised because I’m a dedicated whiskey lover.

    I’ve been pushing myself the last week to...
  66. Re: Your Fragrances of the Year This Past Decade (Most Worn)

    2019 - Cuir Impertinent
    2018 - Coromandel
    2017 - Coromandel
    2016 - Cristalle
    2015 - Diorella
    2014 - L’Ombre Dans L’Eau
    2013 - Volutes
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    Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    6-8 hours, ideally. However, I like the way Timbuktu gets a second wind after 8 hours. I used to enjoy it on the way home after a full day at work.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Tam Dao again, inspired by the dry down from last night.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd January, 2020

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Tam Dao again today. I took a very long break from it and now I can truly appreciate it again. I was a huge fan of the house of Diptyque once upon a time.

    Happy BN...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    All books have been claimed. Thank you!
  71. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    Both books have been claimed. Thank you!
  72. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    Coming to My Senses is yours, Mike!
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    Re: If you like a leather perfume...

    Your post brought to mind a wool-inspired fragrance by Santa Maria Novella called Acqua di Colonia Lana. Here's a description from their website:

    Olfactory Notes: Woody cipriate Lana is a unisex...
  74. Re: Most worn in December, 4th Quarter, 2nd Half, and whole year of 2019

    December 2019

    5 wears:
    Heritage
    Mitsouko
    Cuir Impertinent

    4 wears:
    Chanel No. 22
  75. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    The book is yours, Fragrant Vagrant. Please PM your mailing address to me.
  76. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    Giving away perfume books:

    Perfumes, The Guide (2018) by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez

    Coming to My Senses, A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and an Unlikely Bride (2012) by Alyssa Harad

    US or...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

    I seem to be moving in that direction.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

    Quarry, I am fascinated, periodically obsessed, with small scale living alternatives: Container houses, tiny houses, micro apartments especially in Tokyo and NYC, defunct shopping malls converted...
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    Re: What is your ratio of samples to bottles?

    Sample: 1
    Bottles: 29

    Sample is Habit Rouge, which I now love and adore.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Roberto’s picture of Tam Dao on today’s SOTD thread reminded me to wear it. Dry wood seems like a cleansing and austere scent to begin the new year. Purification.
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    Re: If you like a leather perfume...

    Get out, FiveoaksBouquet! Those are the same two leathers in my wardrobe as well. I used to own Tuscan Leather but gave it away, which I occasionally regret. I’d like to own Puredistance M, which is...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

    I’m joining Roberto in Tam Dao on this first day of the year. Feels auspicious.

    The continuing fires in Australia are tragic and I hope they can be brought under control soon. My condolences to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

    Youíre a class act, Mr. N.CAL! Thank you for organizing the weekly syncs and all your informative and inquisitive posts!
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    The Little Book of Perfumes (2008) goes to Zilpha.

    Still available:

    - Perfumes, The Guide (2018) by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez
    - Coming to My Senses, A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and an...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    delete
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Mon Guerlain, because Guerlains elevate any occasion and I’m in a celebratory mood.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing the beautiful Mon Guerlain today. We’re attending a bell ringing ceremony at the Buddhist church, followed by fun and games at home. I’m going to do some New Year I Ching...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    Giving away perfume books:

    The Little Book of Perfumes, The Hundred Classics (2008) by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez

    Perfumes, The Guide (2018) by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez

    Coming to My...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    I couldn’t sleep either. We should start an Insomnia Thread where we only post between 2:00 and 5:00 am.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing L’Air du Desert Marocain. I’m trying to finish the bottle but the level doesn’t seem to be going down. The pentagonal bottle shape makes it difficult to tell.

    Jon Rogers,...
  91. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    JaimeB, you’re back! It’s nice to see you. We met at the San Francisco meetup years ago.
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    Re: $400 for Niche or Indie at Luckyscent

    Puredistance M is $325 for 60 ml. Personally, I’d love to own it or Antonia.
  93. Re: Take Me to the River / Wash Me in the Water

    Oh, Lord, if only perfume had such magical properties! It would save much grief and heartache.
  94. Re: Are Certain Fragrances In Your Collection Ever Too Expensive or Rare For You to Wear?

    My sports car didn’t cost $200K but, hey, it ain’t cheap and it’s my baby. The other week I parked it for several hours next to a vacant lot in a sketchy part of Los Angeles. I felt some trepidation...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Yes, but not vintage.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    i want!!!
  97. Re: Are Certain Fragrances In Your Collection Ever Too Expensive or Rare For You to Wear?

    I don’t own anything excessively costly or rare so it’s not an issue. I have a few discontinued items, Sous Le Vent for example, and I wear them whenever the mood strikes without a second thought....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th December, 2019

    Yay, Zilpha! I, for one, can truly appreciate when computer troubles work out.

    Iím wearing Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica today.

    Iím clearing out the home office today. A nice upholstered love...
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    Re: Fragrances with Ambrette as a key note

    Tom Ford White Patchouli has ambrette seed as a heart note. White Patchouli is well blended so no ingredient predominates but I do think ambrette contributes to its weirdly medicinal, high pitched...
  100. Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Highlights and Accomplishments!!!

    - I reduced my wardrobe from over 70 bottles to a more comfortable 29. That was a significant accomplishment.

    - I discovered a new favorite - Dior Oud Ispahan

    - I purchased and wore a couple...
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