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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    I shouldn't be surprised that you have this one, too, foxbins. :smiley: Scent sisters we are!

    The rain this spring has really slowed down crop growth, too, all across the Midwest and Great Plains....
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    SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    I was going to encourage myself to avoid butt jokes, but Shycat made by best intentions go “poof,” much like a ... well, never mind.

    Foxbins, I support your butt warmer and whatever happy memories...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday, Twolf :birthdays: I miss you.

    Congrats, NCal!

    I'm back to cozy, honeyed iris and ambrette, in the gorgeous Parfum d'Empire Equistrius.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday, Bavard! :birthdays::birthdays: It was great to meet you in Chicago and to learn of our shared VT and KC connections!



    Q, my moon sign is Gemini. :wink: As a Pisces/Gemini, I'm...
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    Roja Dove Sampling

    This is one of the outstanding threads of 2019. Thank you all for an educating and entertaining read!

    I’ve sampled most of the Roja Dove feminines from Osswald and come away utterly underwhelmed...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    My SotN is Nombril Immense. I’ve worn it the last 4 nights for bed. I’m sensing the start of a pattern. Also, I set a personal best today: 4 fragrances worn and all recorded here.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    For my SotE, I’m continuing with the stinkers and wearing ELdO Une Amourette.

    (((foxbins)))
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Happy Father's Day to our Basenotes dads and more hugs to all those missing theirs. I miss mine a lot. I wish he and David had been able to meet.

    I've spent the last 12 hours honoring my dad's...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    I've been working to decant 100mls from my ginormous bottle of Cuir Cannage for foxbins, so now I have to update my SotD. Luckily, it layers nicely over Galop. I smell so awesomely naughty.

    I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Hello, Basenotes family! I hope each and every one of you is having a terrific Saturday.

    I’ve been totally geeking out over perfume today for no particular reason, and it’s put a big smile on my...
  11. Thread: Iris Question

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    Iris Question

    You’re welcome, Diamondflame! PdE has created some gorgeous fragrances. I should mention that, where Le Cri incorporates rose to gorgeous effect, Equistrius has a lovely violet/violet leaf note that...
  12. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Starblind, I only just now saw this thread. The Barneys in San Francisco used to carry the entire Aedes line, so you might be able to score a free sample of Iris Nazarena there. If you're still...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    I'm switching the focus to tuberose for the evening and wearing one of David's new favorites: Amouage Love Tuberose. Gorgeous.

    Isn't that always how it happens, Q? :grin: That's the coffee one,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    LOL, rynegne! David wears a light application (1 spray) of either Molecule 02 or Molecule 04 to Hapkido, and everyone loves it. They fight over sparring rotation with him! :grin:

    foxbins, you're...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    I hope you thoroughly enjoy your time off, teardrop and ClockworkAlice! May it contain all the rest, pottering, pub'ing, wine-o'-clocking, and fragrancing your sweet hearts desire!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Also thanks to the post-Chicago glow/hangover, I am (finally) the proud owner of Bogue Profumo MAAI and ELdO Nombril Immense.

    Jon, now that you've eased yourself into civet love (or at least...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    SotE is the crazy wonderful ELdO Nombril Immense, courtesy of my new bottle. I've wanted it literally FOR YEARS (like since 2010), but there was always something I wanted more. In the post-Chicago...
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    Re: Recommendation for my wife

    For me, this whole fragrance rabbit hole started with CK Euphoria. I can tell you just where I went after that:

    (1) Robert Piguet Visa (modern formulation) -- I despise Angel, but I adored Visa. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    I hope the excitement overtakes melancholy post haste, (((Hazel))). At least you're relocating for the summer months. Hard to beat the Pacific NW in the summer.

    Happy Hat Trick, RHM! (Hockey pun...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    (((Trilby Lark)))

    You smell great today, foxbins! The Hermes rhubarb is terrific, if very fleeting. I'm going through my samples of it quickly!

    Happy 60th :birthdays: to your mom,...
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    Re: A question for women

    This could quickly devolve into an Austin Powers joke. :evil:

    Oakmoss is totally my thing. I love MAAI, the original Halston, Rogue's Chypre Siam ... but I despise Mitsouko. It's the Guerlinade....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    On David's behalf, he says thank you for all of the birthday wishes. He's really touched by what a close-knit group we have, and he's so glad he got to meet some of you in Chicago. :smiley:

    It's...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday, :birthdays: Trilby Lark :birthdays: In the midst of all the fine caring for others you do, I hope you take some time to celebrate the fabulous person you are. :kiss:

    Welcome home,...
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    Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    Fantapoo, Honour Woman is much less sweet than Delina, so I’d say Honour Woman is closer to a fresh floral, which is what you asked about.

    I just sprayed Honour Woman on my wrist, and it’s quite...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    I forgot an obvious but excellent fresh floral: Chanel No. 5 L’Eau.
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    Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    Heeley Iris de Nuit
    Ormonde Jayne Frangipani
    MFK Aqua Universalis Forte
    A Lab On Fire California Snow
    Parfum d’Empire Eau Suave
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    Delina is a rose-based fruity floral with a boatload of vanilla. I'm not sure how old you are, but if your mom is almost 50, then you're likely squarely within the (male) demographic that *kind* of...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Jon, I forgot to say congratulations on the results of your civet experimentation! :thumbsup: Welcome to the looking glass! :wink:

    Also, I encourage you (as my scent brother) to sample Sale Gosse....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Congratulations on your anniversary, Mike, and happy early birthday to Giancarlo! I so love hearing from friends that life is good. :smiley: It's certainly too short to spend it unhappy. Hugs to you,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Thanks, everyone! I’m safely arrived in Michigan, where it was surprisingly beautiful today: bright blue, cloudless skies, fluorescent green new leaves on trees, crisp, cool air ... The only thing...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Good morning! I was up stupidly early this morning to catch my flight for an on-site work week. I’m getting ready to board and wearing my travel scent, Daim Blond.

    It’s not the same as it was,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    I'll be on-site for work next week, leaving ungodly early tomorrow morning and returning Friday. Yuck. I much prefer my remote, work-from-home days. I'm spoiled now. :laugh:

    Taking it easy for a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    SotE is Cedre Sambac.

    If my 7.5mls makes it past July 4th, I'll be shocked. Can't get enough of this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    Kewart, I hope you have a WONDERFUL time in Nice! :smiley: I’m also thinking of foxbins today and wishing her safe and amazing travels to Korea.

    In scent-sisterhood, I’m wearing PG Louanges...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    I surprised myself a bit by ending up in Galop d'Hermes (rose, plum, and a gently skanky leather). Maybe because I'm wearing a pink shirt. I suspect foxbins would not be surprised.

    Still, happy to...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I submitted Delina Exclusif, a feminine, from Perfums de Marly.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    Good morning and happy Friday to all of you wonderful people!

    I felt like leather this morning, so I started off with a spritz from the new monster bottle of Cuir Cannage. Damn, I love this stuff....
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    SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    I'm so happy for you, PerfumedLady! Spending the day in the garden sounds perfect :smiley:

    I spent the day twinned with freewheelingvagabond in one of my all-time favorites, Tubereuse Criminelle....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

    Today I'm enjoying my first wearing of rynegne's Mysore Lime. I own both Limed and SantL, so Mysore Lime is a natural love for me. I'm really liking it, Ryan! Thank you for your generosity at the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    Thank you, teardrop, foxbins, and everyone :smiley: We just returned, and everything looks good Chez ExtremeK. Whew!

    Foxbins, you know I do! :laugh: I'll send you a bottle when we do our Cuir...
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    SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    How’s it wearing, foxbins? I think I’ll be giving it a whirl tomorrow!

    Also, I hope you win your Louanges Profanes bid :evil: You’re welcome!

    Just found out parts of Omaha were pounded with...
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    SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    LOL! :grin: That visual reminder of the “woven” Dior packaging at least helps me ground Turin’s translation of “cannage” as “wickerwork.” I stand by my opinion that he missed the double entendre,...
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    Re: Perfumes you never expected a compliment of

    My administrative assistant at my former employer adored Une Fleur de Cassie, of all things! Whenever I’d walk into the office with it on, she’d get a big smile on her face and say, “You’re wearing...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Thanks, N.Cal! I accepted long ago I’d never use all I have before I shuffle off this mortal coil. So if I love it, I get it, but loving it is a must!
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    Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Nicely put, foxbins! :grin: A broken-in (ahem) cat o’nine tails, I think :evil: Fantastic stuff!

    Also, damn straight, next time!!

    I meant to post this here, but it ended up in today’s SotD...
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    SOTD: Monday, 27th May, 2019

    I’m now wearing one of my Chicago purchases, Amouage Love Tuberose, voluptuous and buttery. It’s a big hit with David, who asked me to wear it home. :smiley:

    Speaking of home, the storms in...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th May, 2019

    Good morning, all! And belated Happy Birthday wishes to the Divine Mrs. Q! :kiss: :birthdays:

    I’m writing from Chicago, where David and I are winding down our trip with some much-needed...
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    Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I suppose I can be convinced there’s at least a double-entendre :wink: But to miss (or ignore) the “leather caning” meaning is to miss an important aspect of the fragrance, which I can’t imagine...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Congratulations, Kotori! I know you loved this one!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Feeling considerably lighter in the wallet and heavier in my collection following the meet-up:

    100 ml Malle Sale Gosse
    7.5ml bottle of Hermès Cedre Sambac (part of a 4-way coffret split)
    50ml...
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    Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    This was my first meet-up, and what an incredible experience it was. The perfuming was great fun, of course, but what was truly special was meeting so many wonderful people who even at first...
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Seriously? That’s what they named one of their bars?! :grin:

    David and I arrived across the street from The Drake around 4:30, hightailed it over to the West Loop where we got on a 2.5-hour...
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    SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Thanks, rynegne! I did see those, and Green Street Meats looks interesting!! Thank you for the recommendations!
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    SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    We’re in the airport, waiting for our (delayed) flight, but it’s all good :smiley:

    Other than the Saturday fun, we’re taking a very laid back approach to this trip and not scheduling anything....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

    Hugs, (((ine)))! I hope you start feeling better quickly :smiley:

    I’m getting a pedicure, and then I’m home to pack! YAY!

    The almond + barbershop vibe of Profumum Roma Antico Caruso felt right...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    Cook.bot, I'm betting a rhubarb maceration or syrup, together with some elderflower, gin, and .... something else, I think (a bit of lemon, maybe?) would make a fantastic cocktail. When we're back...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    OMG, OMG, OMG, I'm getting so excited! I've activated all the things that need to be activated, I shipped a 10.5lb box this morning, and now all that's left to do is pack!

    I'm thinking light...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th May, 2019

    Jon, this is a perfect visual representation of Mousee Illuminee! I want to spend the afternoon walking in that beautiful forest. I have got to get myself to the redwood forests in northern...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Done, Mike :thumbsup: I'll have to check my spreadsheet, but if I have samples of Forest Walk and Fireside Intense, do you want those? I'm just happy that I know they're going to good homes!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Other than Tabac Vert (which was just sort of meh for me), our reactions were well aligned (again!), Jon. :laugh:

    Chypre Siam and Derviche will be winging their way to my mailbox after the Chicago...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    You're very welcome. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

    It's been a stormy day, filled with sample organizing. I'm done with the chypres/greens and am about half done with the florals. My sniffer is overloaded! I only just now put on a dab of something --...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    I know!! I'm so excited, Q! :smiley:
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Of course! Enjoy it in whatever alley you may find yourself! :evil:
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Done! It's all yours!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm not a bit surprised at your favorite. Someone might have predicted this. :wink: I love Derviche, too -- and the in-the-hair-drydown is wonderful. It lasts quite a long time on me, even dabbed. I...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    I'll be curious what you think about the Francesca Bianchi fragrances, cazaubon. Out of the ones in my sample pack, I fell hard for Angel's Dust. Under My Skin ended up having some odd metallic note...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

    Those of you attending the Chicago meet-up will want to take a peek at my post #227 in the meet-up sticky thread. Especially rynegne. :smiley:
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Hi, everyone -- I'm finally starting to get my act together and prepare for the meet-up. David and I have taken a hard look at our respective collections and made some culling decisions. We have...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Hi, Juxtapozbliss -- my husband, David, I think will be joining us at Merz, unless he's so shot from his return trip from Berlin on Wednesday that he sleeps in. :wink:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th May, 2019

    Congratulations on 3,000, foxbins! (But I've got you beat on snail's pace: less than 2500 in 9 years! :cheesy: ) Frankly, I'm just complete crap about consistency. I go in streaks ... or, perhaps,...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    My Ventra card is on its way!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th April, 2019

    Thank you, Q :smiley: It was unexpected and so sad when it happened, but the family members have made their form of peace with it in the last month. I think that’s a benefit to delaying the funeral...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th April, 2019

    Bon voyage, tdem! Have a wonderful trip!

    Mike, what a wonderful, uplifting day you had! Good job taking care of you!

    What do you think of Salome, HoP?

    Thanks for the commiseration, teardrop....
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I felt the same way last night! I was so pleased about my first-ever full bottle finish and gutted over the new bottle. I’m wearing the new one today, and after about 15 minutes, it smells roughly...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I just finished my first-ever full bottle -- my original bottle of Serge Lutens Daim Blond purchased in early 2011 when it was a temporary addition to the export line, before they added it on a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th April, 2019

    Very happy birthday wishes to :birthdays: teardrop! :birthdays: You deserved a great day, sweetie! :kiss:

    I only just now put on fragrance -- we're going to California tomorrow for the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019

    Quarry, what wonderful news! YAY!

    I've spent today sampling 2 of the new-ish Uncle Serges side-by-side: Le Participe Passe (Egyptian balsam, resins, caramel, cumin, leather, patchouli) and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd April, 2019

    Wishing you a speedy recovery from your spring bug, HazelB!

    For the rest of this cool, overcast spring day, I'm wearing Sonoma Scent Studios Wood Violet. I'm grateful I was able sample all of...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd April, 2019

    The photos in yesterday's SotD thread were lovely! Thank you, tdem, knit, and Jon! I didn't post yesterday but did enjoy the day with family, wearing Ormand Jayne Frangipani, which was my wedding...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Hi, Quarry and Juxtapozbliss — please add me to the Merz outing! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

    Your renovation sounds terrific, Trilby! Do you know when it will be done for you to enjoy?

    Things will get better, HoP -- even statistics say you're overdue for some good days! :smiley:

    I hope...
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    Re: What are the best Amouage Woman frags?

    Wow, I totally forgot about Bracken Woman, which I own a bottle of! (facepalm) It is SOOOO different from the other Amouages, I forget that it's an Amouage.

    There are, like, 6 people in the world...
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    Re: Green Fragrances?

    I agree with the recommendations from Quarry, Trilby, and Cook.bot!

    I would add California Snow by A Lab On Fire -- forget cocaine; it's a photo-realistic green grass and growing things in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th April, 2019

    Happy Friday to you all!

    I'm in synch with Rogue Perfumery Mousse Illuminee. It's how I imagine Olympic National Park in Washington (state) must smell. And Olympic is on my list of must-hike...
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    Re: What are the best Amouage Woman frags?

    It depends on what you enjoy, of course :smiley:

    Personally, I don't care for any of the ones you mentioned, except Sunshine Woman is OK. My favorites are the newer ones: Tuberose Love and...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    My experience with Tabac Vert is exactly as LiveJazz describes ... except the end result for me is that I like Tabac Vert but don't love it, due to the soapy note that never really goes away. It is...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

    I've spent the day wearing Chypre Siam on the left wrist and MAAI on the right wrist, and it has been an illuminating ride with both of them. Smelling them side-by-side has unlocked each fragrance...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Chergui and Derviche are very different to my nose, with Chergui being more hay-focused with a touch of tobacco, while Derviche is all about tobacco. It seems to be primarily about amber and vanilla...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

    I sampled Rogue Perfumery Derviche today, and something totally expected happened -- I loved it :laugh: I wrote more about it in the Rogue Sample Pass thread in GFD. For me, it's a cherry tobacco...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Derviche ... wow. OK, NCal, you called it. Both my husband and I love it -- but it's MINE! It's a fantastic cherry tobacco fragrance and one of the few that incorporates both tobacco leaf and tobacco...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    It's true I tend to prefer modern fragrances on the whole. But when it comes to green or leather fragrances, I much prefer chypres and other vintage styles. I love how uncompromising they are and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

    More hugs to (((HoP))) and Happy Birthday wishes to rynegne! :birthdays: And well done on your first belt stripe! :thumbsup:

    I found a way to get to the forest tonight for a quick hike -- just an...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

    Old growth trees, artisan know-how ... I suspect there is a lot that has been lost since Notre Dame's last major renovation. Not only do we not build 'em like we used to, often we *can't.* It's all...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th April, 2019

    (((HoP))) I'm glad you and husband are safe -- tornadoes are scary.

    I'm wearing Rogue Perfumery tonight, this time Mousse Illuminee. Gorgeous mossy green fragrance and my favorite of the 4 I've...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    And now I've tried Mousse Illuminee. This is simply beautiful. Apart from some soapiness in the opening that I don't understand but vanished quickly, Mousse Illuminee is a damp forest floor, with a...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Hi, everyone -- I'm not participating in the pass, but you guys hooked me on trying the line, so I ordered the sample set, and NCal asked for my opinions, so here they are.

    First out of the box...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th April, 2019

    My Rogue Perfumery samples came! YAY!

    Based on the reviews in the Sample Pass thread in the GFD forum, I knew the first one I'd be sampling: Champs Lunaires.

    I'll share more detailed thoughts...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th April, 2019

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm! You smell fantastic, fanny. I adore Onda VdE.

    Congratulations on 3,000, Starblind!! :thumbsup:

    It was A. MAZING. to get out into the forest. FINALLY. (I'm so sorry about the snow,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th April, 2019

    I hope you're all enjoying your Sunday. It's finally beautiful here -- chilly and sunny!

    I spent yesterday with my best friend from high school, and it was wonderful to see her and catch up. I...
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