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    Re: Today I Finished...

    The first sentence left me in a panic, the second sentence reassured me. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th January, 2020

    Congratulations on your Derby N. Cal! Love the kitty photo Jon. And that crumble sounds delicious kewart. :-)

    It’s cold here too, putting on some Cartier L’Heure Mystérieuse after a hot shower to...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

    Happy birthday to Whitefluffy and happy BN anniversary to Robin! I am wearing Mon Précieux Nectar and this cold clear morning.
  4. Re: What health problems can a frangrance cause? Do "healthy" fragrances exist?

    I concur, this is a far greater danger... especially to your financial health as well.
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    Re: What About Pop by The House of Oud

    I can appreciate compliments, but I don’t think I want to smell like popcorn. Is this the dominant note you smell?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

    Happy 40th to Ineespenes! Wishing you a fun evening and a wonderful year.

    I’m trying to stay warm on this cold, rainy day in SL L’Innommable.
  7. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    I guess I’m lucky, none of the JAR scents appealed to me and I found Jardenia to be unbelievably putrid.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    Switching to Arte Profumi Samharam for the evening. Hope all goes well for your tests foxbins!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    Guérlain le Parfum du 68
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Decided to also order Narcissus Orientalis and Stardust from Annette Neuffer, as well as replenished my Profumum Battito d’Ali.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Happy birthday to badarun! I started the day in Blend Oud Tupai Love, then put on some Guérlain Plus Que Jamais, then will finish the evening in L’Heure de Nuit.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    Wow, busy day here today! Healing vibes and congrats to the respective parties, glad you are all here stinking up the place so wonderfully! I’m sitting around waiting for a delivery man wearing 4160...
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    Re: Favorite Opoponax?

    Unfortunately my favourite, Memo Manoa, is discontinued. Pierre Guillaume Ambre Ceruléen is quite nice. I would love to try the SMN.
  14. Re: Ine ( aka Inees etc) is turning 40 :O What have I missed ?

    Another vote for Fate!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th January, 2020

    Started off in ALOF And the World is Yours, heading off to bed to read in Dans Tes Bras.
  16. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    CdG Copper and 4160 Tuesdays Eat More Flowers. Neither one smelled like the descriptions or note lists.
  17. Re: What can I layer with Byredo's Oud Immortel to diminish the tobacco?

    Normally I layer a lotion scented with whatever note I want to amplify.
  18. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    Price and waiting time for delivery. All the stuff I want has to be ordered online.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    It’s easy to get confused with the massive number of niche houses nowadays! I personally own and love Chambre Noire, Ombre Indigo, Close Up and Woody Mood. I think it’s a really nice line.

    Today I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Congratulations on your score kewart, it was meant to be!
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Backup bottle of SL Five O’Clock au Gingembre, and 4160 Tuesdays Rosa Ribes.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Those scents are made by Olfactive Studio, not Sonoma Scent Studio.
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    Re: Guerlain Samsara - Help

    I would seek out vintage on ebay.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Happy birthday to Larimar & Kalli! And again congrats to Jon, such a pleasure to have you here. :-)

    I am wearing Cuir Beluga.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Very late today, but I wore 4160 Tuesdays Clouds edp. Big congrats to Jon, it is such a pleasure to have you here on BN!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    Thank you so much for the congrats and well wishes, I’m happy to report all went well with DH and he is already experiencing much improved vision! Miraculous what medicine can do these days.

    I’m...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Kotori, which bottles will you be backing up? I already bought backups of Hypnotic Poison and Memo Manoa. Thinking about 4160 Tuesdays Red Queen and Tauer Le Maroc pour Elle as well (particularly...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Love your tray CapriDog, you have put a lot of discernement into your collection.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

    Thank you for the congrats! I went racing out the door this morning to get my husband to his cataract surgery appt. On time and grabbed a random decant, so it’s Byredo 1996 today. All went well and...
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    Re: Chasing Magnolias

    Beautyhabit carries Fragonard, you could check with them if they plan to carry it.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - January 2020

    Yes, I realize it’s extravagant, but with hundreds of bottles I will never get through, it’s just an additional way I can enjoy my scents. :-)
  32. Re: Givaudan Evaluator Interview part 1 - “Always Find Something Positive” Naila Hamayed

    I really enjoyed this peek inside the industry.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - January 2020

    I’ve been spritzing Bond No. 9 Chinatown in my bedroom.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    So many lovely photos. I really want to get a pretty tray to take pictures of some of my prettier bottles, they are all packed in a dark closet which is great for the scents, but not so visually...
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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    MFK has some larger bottles, I own Cologne Pour le Soir in the 200ml size and would love to get Grand Soir in that size as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    Kewart, I had plantar fasciitis too, the dr. gave me a cortisone shot but I don’t know how much it helped, I think it just takes time. Be sure to wear low-heeled shoes (not flats, apparently 1-2...
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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    I have a few Chanel and Dior bottles that size, plus a few Tom Ford Decanter bottles. I just love the look of big bottles, don’t care about emptying them (although all but one of the TF decanter...
  38. Re: how to describe the scent of Myrrh in words? Any typical myrrh perfumes you recommend?

    Baume du Doge by Eau d’Italie is a favourite myrrh scent.
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    Re: Legitimate decants

    Scent Split is reliable. Wicked Fragrances is not.

    Also, for samples/decants Surrender to Chance and The Perfumed Court are legitimate as well.
  40. Re: Drôle de Roses versus other make up-ey scents?

    I love Drole de Rose but wish it was stronger. Didn’t care for Lipstick Rose. I ended up buying Misia.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th January, 2020

    Happy birthday to Jux and welcome back to shadesofbleu! Your doggie is adorable. Mine is 18 months and still a wild child. I just read about your health ordeal, so sorry to hear it but glad you are...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    Happy birthday dear Jon and happy BN anniversary to Cook.bot! I wore Calèche back in the day as well. Wearing just a spritz of Maria Candida Gentile Cinabre as I am feeling strung out from insomnia.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    Yes, that would be a fair assessment. :-)
  44. Re: Your Fragrances of the Year This Past Decade (Most Worn)

    No stats, but I’m sure Feminité du Bois and Bottega Veneta are up there, as well as several Guerlains (Cuir Beluga, Angelique Noir, SDV, Mon Precieux Nectar). I also went through a l’Artisan phase a...
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    Re: Women who wear Amouage Man- Which ones?

    Jubilation XXV and Interlude
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Maria Candida Gentile Cinabre, 4160 Tuesdays Red Queen & Mother Nature’s Naughty Daughters, Sonoma Scent Studio Ambre Noir.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    I foolishly sprayed on nearly a whole sample of Memo Moroccan Leather this morning, then compounded the problem when trying to fix the bad smell with Benjoin Vanille sprayed over top. I’m going to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    Congratulations to N. Cal, hednic, HoP and Clockwork Alice! I’m wearing Anima Vinci Wood of Life for yoga, will switch to something boozy this afternoon. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd January, 2020

    Happy BN anniversary Mike! I’m wearing FM Dries Van Noten today.
  50. Thread: Best of 2019

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    Re: Best of 2019

    I loved and bought Goldfield & Banks Velvet Splendour, Mon Guerlain Intense, Hiram Green Voyage 2019, Papillon Bengal Rouge, ALD Plumeria de Orris and Tauer Les Années 25 BIS.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

    Happy new year everyone! Sending prayers for rain and safety to our friends in Australia.

    Celebrating this beautiful sunny new year’s day in the lovely Micallef Rose Extreme.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

    Finishing the year in Mon Précieux Nectar. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Teardrop and to rynegne!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

    Happy new year! Starting off in Heeley Eau Sacrée this morning, not sure what I’ll switch to later.
  54. Re: Are Certain Fragrances In Your Collection Ever Too Expensive or Rare For You to Wear?

    I don’t hoard anything except a couple of discontinued things and I am determined to actually wear them now!
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    Re: Oud wood deo stick shrunk

    Dried out.
  56. Re: Take Me to the River / Wash Me in the Water

    I own Take Me to the River and enjoy it. I’ve only worn it once so far so I can’t give a detailed review yet. Perfumology and Krystal Fragrances can special order 4160 Tuesdays scents for you in any...
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    Re: Your fragrance wanderings this year

    I’ve been on a gourmand binge for most of the year, with a few floral purchases too, but I feel the gourmand phase coming to a close. Circling back to my long-time favourites of ambers, resins and...
  58. Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Highlights and Accomplishments!!!

    I’ve got my collection where I want it and spent 2019 buying a few backups of favourites and a few new releases that excited me. I plan to do the same in 2020, but on an even more reduced scale.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    Thanks for the Pavarotti video Jon, love his voice!

    So sorry about your smoke detector/water leak issues rynegne, fingers crossed for your condo closing!

    If I could only sleep for eight hours...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th December, 2019

    My condolences to you tdem. Jon, I love that picture, want to be there right now.

    No scent of the day yet but it will be SDV after my shower.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th December, 2019

    My bottle of Mon Guerlain Intense just arrived! But I’m currently wearing Amouage Portrayal woman, so will test it tomorrow. My first impressions correlate very well with yours Cuddle Cat, thank you...
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    Re: Looking for Sandalwood, Rose, Cedar Scent

    Another vote for Santal Majuscule, love this one. It does have a bit of a cacao note to me as well, not sure if it’s actually in the official notes or not.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th December, 2019

    I was waiting for my bottle of Mon Guerlain Intense to arrive today, but apparently it was delayed by bad weather in Nevada. So I am consoling myself with a few spritzes of JM Blue Agava and Cacao...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Really nice scents, congrats! Waiting impatiently for my bottle of Mon Guerlain Intense to arrive.

    Congratulations also to Jon on the vintage scores and to freewheelingvagabond on the MdO Vanille,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th December, 2019

    Congratulations on your Crêpe de Chine Jon! And thank you HoP for the birthday wishes, he had a very good day yesterday and was very spoilt with gifts. Enjoy your rest teardrop, you smell great!
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  66. Re: THICK, Heavy, sophisticated, FRUITY/Candied, contemporary EDP's you can't get enough of ...

    Naomi Goodsir’s Or du Sérail comes to mind, as well as PdE Aziyadé.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I’m going more for the retro vibe rather than actual vintage, not being a big vintage girl: Guérlain Rose Barbare.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    After reading all these very thoughtful posts and thinking about where my perfume collection is at, I have a list of a few things I plan to buy in January, then I would like to take a break of 9...
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    Re: Classy niche fragrances

    Guerlain Bois Mystérieux and Encens Mythique (previously named Songe d’un Bois d’Été and Encens Mythique d’Orient).
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    Re: 36 and still no signature scent

    This is how I feel as well. My signature is to always smell good. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th December, 2019

    Thank you for all the birthday wishes on behalf of my dear husband, he’s been playing with his new toys all morning. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th December, 2019

    Happy birthday to Grant, Darjeeling and my dear husband! And happy boxing day/second day of Christmas! It’s cold and rainy here, wearing Profumum Ambra Aurea.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th December, 2019

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and happy Boxing Day! :-) I started off in Mademoiselle Guerlain and have now switched to Coco Noir parfum.
  74. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    I received Kilian Woman in Gold from my husband and gave him Fahrenheit Parfum.
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    Re: just one more ....

    This is so you Fiveoaks! :-)

    I’d buy the biggest bee bottle of Mon Précieux Nectar and call it a day.
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    Re: Diorama shipped from Dior

    It looks beautiful, hope she likes it!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th December, 2019

    I’m joining N. Cal in Tonka Impériale for my SOTD, then this evening I will be joining the Nuit de Noël vintage extrait gang.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd December, 2019

    Wazamba for me on this dark and rainy day. Safe travels to those who are heading home for the holidays!
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I quite like Ma Nishtanah but since I already own so many incense perfumes I could probably have done without it. Nonetheless, I will wear it with pleasure.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    That is much more reassuring, Bavard!
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    The Mon Guerlain Intense is quite good, finally was able to sniff it at Saks when I was up at South Coast Plaza mall week before last. Will give more detailed impressions when I do a side by side at...
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    Re: Guerlain LUI for 2017

    I get heavy clove/geranium on the opening and barely any sweetness. Drydown is softer and closer to Bois d’Arménie.
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    Re: Misfit by Arquiste

    It sounds good, but I haven’t had the opportunity to smell it yet.
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    Re: Most complimented Oud?

    I’ve gotten compliments on Guerlain Songe d’un Bois d’Été and TF Tobacco Oud.
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    Re: RIP Mr Ungaro - a tribute thread

    I loved and wore Ungaro Apparition in the mid-2000’s when it was launched. RIP.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Used my imminently expiring 20% off Sephora coupon to pick up Mon Guerlain Intense.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Congratulations on this one!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    This sight would trigger a buying binge for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd December, 2019

    Missing Vernona on her birthday - hope she is well and happy.

    I’m wearing Kilian Woman in Gold today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st December, 2019

    Happy birthday Mr. HoP and happy anniversary to your son Trilby! I am in Byredo 1996 today.
  91. Re: Your 10 everyday essentials (including fragrance)

    I never carry fragrance with me, whatever I put on before leaving the house is it.

    In my purse I have a wallet, keys, phone, snack bar, pocket knife, pill box, lip balm, bandaids, kleenex and hand...
  92. Re: What is topping your Christmas list this year

    I’m planning on 4160 Tuesdays Red Queen and Maria Candide Gentile Cinabre.
  93. Re: What is topping your Christmas list this year

    I would buy the Patchouli or the Vanille.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th December, 2019

    Wearing my traditional holiday scent, Chopard Wish. Happy Friday!
  95. Re: typical, "textbook" frankincense you recommend?

    Profumum Olibanum, Tauer Incense Extreme and Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant are my reference frankincense scents.
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    Re: Brand New Dior Privee - Rouge Trafalgar!

    Hmm, I like black currant, sounds interesting, thanks for the scoop and congrats!
  97. Thread: New Samples

    by cazaubon
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    Re: New Samples

    I own Cuir and Montecristo. The Montecristo is quite animalic and masculine. The Cuir is more unisex, smoky up top with a lovely drydown.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th December, 2019

    Checking in late, I’m wearing the Tauerville scent with the ridiculously long name of When we cuddle I can smell my perfume on your clothes.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Beautiful photo Fiveoaks!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th December, 2019

    In memory of Vero Kern on the first anniversary of her passing: Rubj extrait.
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