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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    I;ve sampled Irisss in the past. Never tried ISM, but I found that Prada Infusion d'Iris Absolue (sadly discontinued but probably findable s/hand, not that long ago) was in the same ball park as...
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Eight attempts to log in this evening before I could select SOTD from my Samples Wardrobe.....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Same items of clothing (black overcoat, sweaters, T-shirts, and chukka boots, with red cords and scarf); 3 different scents. SOTD Penhaligon's Elixir; SOTE Unum LAVS; and SOTN Etro Ambra (this last...
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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    Etro Vetiver CdG Black
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    That's much simpler. I don't wear specific clothes/scent combos either.
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    Re: Those Animals You Own

    Samples of Bel Ami Vetiver (castoreum), Papillon Anubis, Hiram Green Hyde, and Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale.
    Others too, but those are the ones that spring to mind.
  7. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Penhaligon's Elixir, Juniper Sling
    Hermes Equipage
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Knize Ten
    Etro Gomma, Palais Jamais, Vetiver, Shaal Nur
    Boucheron Jaipur
    CdG Zagorsk (and I forget how much...
  8. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th February, 2020

    Anatole LeBreton : Grimoire
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    Re: Fragrance that make you happy

    Boucheron Jaipur pH EdP never fails to put me in a good mood.
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    This is still happening, and worse than ever today. I can no longer access the Samples section of my Wardrobe without being logged out. Getting to the point where I cannot use or contribute to this...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Hermes Equipage - wanted something classic and semi-formal for the day. Will be wearing MFK Grand Soir to a formal Ball tonight.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Hermes Equipage (vtg).
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Won't be Synching until evening, but something ambery or oriental, such as MFK Grand Soir, Boucheron Jaipur (EdP), or Etro Shaal Nur. If the weather had been warmer, I might have considered Etro...
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Happy Birthday ! What a great gift to receive.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th February, 2020

    Tom Daxon Iridium
  16. Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Jacomo : Jacomo de Jacomo
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I've not bought Quorum; not just today, but for several weeks. I've been wearing samples from rum (cheers, mate !), but can't quite bring myself to buy it, even with how cheap it is.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th February, 2020

    Hermes Equipage (vtg)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Finally in Synch (it was a cold, frosty, Zagorsk sort of a morning) in vintage Hermes Equipage
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I have mostly current scents, but will be synching in either vintage Quorum or the dregs of vintage Hammam Bouquet.
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    Now I can't update Private Notes for a fragrance. I get a white screen, blank but for the single word : fail.

    Still getting blank text boxes. I can sometimes post pics and add bold type if I Edit...
  22. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2020

    ELdO Je Suis Un Homme

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26127052-2403.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th February, 2020

    Puig : Quorum (vtg)

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26121340.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd February, 2020

    Comme des Garcons Zagorsk, on a chilly Monday

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26122026-6360.jpg
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    Re: Airy amber

    Late to this thread, but I would also suggest Etro Ambra, which has that delightful geranium/pelargonium freshness. And musk in the base. Top Notes Rose - I disagree; this is...
  26. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    Tom Ford Ombre Leather

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26155824-8050.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    SOTD : L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26126827-7978.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

    Lalique : Encre Noire

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26126273-3903.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    @Red : lol THE TROUSERS, and her parting shot, 'I feel the need to be hosed down with a pressure washer' Still getting whiffs of The Lover's Tale off my skin several days later, and as for the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th January, 2020

    Penhaligon's Elixir

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26129425-8166.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    One spray lasted all day, all night, and just about scrubbed off in the shower today. Lowering the tone of this thread completely, here are some reviews. They vary between pretention and revulsion....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    SOTD : Jacomo de Jacomo SOTE : Andy Tauer Lonesome Rider http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26148547-9166.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    double post
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th January, 2020

    Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Still happening. Irritating.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    In Synch with Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale. No image. check reviews on Fragrantica. Being randomly logged out of BN in the middle of posting. And unable to post images.
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Tends to be a winter wear for me, and no BO drydown on my skin, though I agree there is a definite cumin note. Midsummer ? Yeh, I can imagine.
    The heavier leathers are always a more private...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    Putting together a rotation for February, with a theme of wax, dust, powder, and resins FBs : Piguet Casbah; CdG Avignon, Etro Heliotrope; Etro Ambra; Lalique Encre Noire Samples : Anatole...
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Etro Gomma
    Knize Ten
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Tauer Lonestar Memories
    Mona di Orio Cuir
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Hiram Green Hyde

    Less leather, more other
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur (violet)
  40. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    LT PIver Heliotrope Blanc
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd January, 2020

    Hermes Equipage (semi-vintage)

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26120577-5464.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Sticking with my first thought, Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale - just a sample - I have no idea what I would do with a fb of this. It's a Friday, so I'll be working from home and no-one will...
  43. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    Jacomo de Jacomo

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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    If you're in the UK, allbeauty currently have a Guerlain brand event. +1 Guerlain Vetiver or L'Homme L'Eau Boisee, depending on your tastes.

    +1 for the Mugler Cologne or the Caron PuH

    +1 for...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th January, 2020

    Great choice for a Monday !
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th January, 2020

    Etro Vetiver

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121659-8782.jpg
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Yup, same here.
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    Re: Would I like Chanel Antaeus?

    Sampling is the way to go. You might also enjoy Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver, if Antaeus is not quite to your liking.
  49. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Well said.

    OP : I'm another (European) who has never heard of this Joe Rogan person. Be doubly surprised.
  50. Re: Kingdom Scotland Perfumes: any UK BNers sampled from this line?

    Next time (dunno when that'll be) I'm in Edinburgh, I may sample these in Harvey Nicks if no-one else has reported back before then.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    @ foxie : I like the way this scent is slightly different each time, and between wearers - I can see how you might get a resemblance to Hyde and LADDM, but on my skin all three wear differently : Io...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

    SOTD : Hermes Equipage (vintage)
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26120577-5464.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

    Unum : Io Non Ho Mani....

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26152778-4913.jpg
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    As a gardener, I am familiar with the scents of both camomile and honeysuckle, and to my nose (or else my carded sample has turned), Memoire smells like neither, and doesn't smell of very much at...
  55. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Echoing recommendations of Parfum d'Empire/Corticchiato.

    Also : Anatole LeBreton L'Eau de Merzhin (a French 'prairie')
    Broom is slightly coconutty in a gorse way, so why not try Laboratory...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    @ foxie : I would delighted to have a scent twin for tomorrow's Synch ! Especially for this one - not many people seem to know of or love it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    SOTM : LT Piver Heliotrope Blanc

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/10212690.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Thank you for that, Clockwork Alice - I too had no idea how to pronounce, nor what it meant. Let's all hope that no-one asks us what we're wearing on Friday !
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    A carded sample of Ombre Leather. It's OK, but it does rather go on and on, especially the drydown.
    None of the TFs I've tried have done it for me.
  60. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Tom Ford : Ombre Leather

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26155824-8050.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    For me it has to be the scent whose name I rarely type out in its entirety : Unum 'Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto'
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    After last night's SOTN (Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale), which has a strong iris note in with all the animalics, I felt the need for something cleaner as my SOTD : Prada Infusion d'Iris...
  63. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale.
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Firefox on laptop. Has happened twice so far today, once I when logged in and went to choose SOTD from Wardrobe, and again just now when I went to reply to your post. Still no text reply icons when...
  65. Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Always wearing frags when working or relaxing at home, especially samples and other scents that might be challenging to wear at closer quarters in public. And comfort scents for relaxation and sleep.
  66. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme is really good!

    I'm also a fan of TF Noir Anthracite, though I don't own a bottle (yet). Now you mention it, I see the similarity of approach with GGA. Not tried TF OWI.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th January, 2020

    Gucci Guilty Absolute

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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    It's happening to me the last few days, when I log in with seeming success, and go into my Wardrobe to choose SOTD, and the site immediately logs me out. The second log-in works fine. Anyone else...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Rundholz Feb.14.1912

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

    GGA is (almost) always a good fit.
  71. Re: Is Gucci Guilty Absolute really as good as the reviews ?

    Sure is. I remember you deciding to part with your previous bottle. I do like it and wear it quite often.
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    There were 3 options, and I seemed to have the mid-range version, so not the blank text box I'm still getting. And despite changing to 'all bells and whistles wsywyg'.>>>>
    ETA : now I find that I...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Zagorsk it is. The coldest scent I have.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26122026-6360.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    SOTD ; CdG Zagorsk, for Friday Synch 'Antarctica'

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    Re: Tom Daxon fragrances - thoughts?

    Having worn my three samples some more (Riven Oak, Iridium, Resin Sacra), I would say they have grown on me, and are all very pleasant.
    However, my previous comments about lightness and lack of...
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    When posting, I no longer have the option boxes for bolding text, text colour, adding photos (that whole top line).
    Started last night, 8th January 2020.

    ETA : Firefox on Win10
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

    Penhaligon's Sartorial

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    It has to be CdG Zagorsk, the coldest scent in my wardrobe.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    SOTD : Etro Heliotrope. Mmmm, emulsion paint and almonds.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26122394-199.jpg
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    January to Candlemas rotation - theme is cold, pale and dark :

    From FBs : CdG Zagorsk; PradaInfusion d'Iris; L.T Piver Heliotrope Blanc; Etro Heliotrope
    Etro Vetiver; Gucci Guilty Absolute pH;...
  81. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    Odin 07 Tanoke. Unfortunately, we've missed the opportunity to buy 100ml/£40 in Liberty's sale. I'm put out, even though I wasn't looking to buy more FBs.
    Bentley for Men Intense - I'm sure every...
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    Re: Cacharel Pour L'Homme

    Could be the nutmeg, which is pretty dominant in Cacharel pH.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Elixir
    SOTE : Odin 07 Tanoke

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26134209.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    SOTD Etro Vetiver
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    1. What was your best purchase of the year?
    All four of them tie for first place : happy to have a back-up of my favourite silver-top version of Guerlain Vetiver; part-bottle semi-vintage Hermes...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    SOTD Penhaligon's Levantium

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    First Synch of 2020 with Penhaligon's Levantium - rum and absinthe, say the notes..... Bah humbug, I say. Also fits with my current rotation of festive/opulent/oriental scents.
    ...
  88. Re: Your Fragrances of the Year This Past Decade (Most Worn)

    Penhaligon's Elixir, without a doubt, though with no recorded SOTDs prior to 2017.
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    Re: I have Vetiver fever !

    Sound advice. Then think about sampling, rather than blind buying FBs.
    Encre Noire is good stuff, and well-priced. It has two flankers, Encre Noire a l'Extreme and Encre Noire Sport. Both have...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    I'll probably buy a few samples/splits/decants in 2020, but can't see many FBs entering my wardrobe.

    Aims :
    - continue enjoying current wardrobe of FBs and samples
    - join in Fahrenheit Fridays...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I expect I'll be wearing either Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon (amaretto) or Penhaligon's Levantium (allegedly absinthe and rum) - both samples, since I finished my sample of Bentley for Men Intense...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd January, 2020

    Boucheron Jaipur pH EdP; probably going first-footing later (New Year custom of visiting in Scotland, starts NYD and goes on from there).
    ...
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    Re: 2020 Italian Tour Fougere

    +1 Aramis Tuscany Uomo
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

    Andy Tauer : Lonestar Memories

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26125996-5385.jpg
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    Re: New year’s eve scent!!!

    Went out, but forgot to apply a SOTE, so it was Tauer's ACDD, which was still going strong as SoTD.
    Chilling at home wearing Unum Io Non Ho Mani and contemplating 2020.

    Happy New Year to you all !
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    Re: New year’s eve scent!!!

    So far SOTM was Knize Sec at home, followed by Tauer's Au Coeur du Desert out in the woods. Was going for a quiet evening in with Unum Io Non Ho Mani, but have invitation to low-key gathering at a...
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    Re: Most worn in Decade 2010s

    Taking the last ten years into account, Penhaligon's Elixir, by a long way. Also Blenheim Bouquet from the years when I owned a bottle; and Juniper Sling.
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    Re: Most worn in December 2019

    Two or more wearings



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    Elixir by Penhaligon's
    6 wears
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    SOTE : Andy Tauer Au Coeur du Desert

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26150373-8519.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Elixir

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