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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    What city links these ?

    Pope Clement VI
    Lawrence Durrell
    Olivier Messiaen and Mireille Mathieu
    A famous bridge
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Is Haiku No.2 Chanel 31 Rue Cambon ?

    Hey, cook.bot, we have Synchronised posting/guessing !
  3. Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Hermes Equipage
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    Re: Bogart Signature and Paco PH

    Can't comment on Paco, but Bogart is not especially green. Aromatic leather but with a persistent citrus top that I did not warm to (personally). The mid and basenotes were very pleasant; topnotes :...
  5. Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    Modern interpretation : Penhaligon's Sartorial (Duchaufour)

    Gothy fougere (so galbanum, many cloves, wow) : Jacomo de Jacomo
  6. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    SOTD : Etro Palais Jamais, appropriate for a rainy summer day.

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    Gucci Guilty Absolute
  8. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    Store them in original boxes, unless they are out on display on current seasonal rotation.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Pehaligon's Juniper Sling - juniper, (gin), allegedly orange brandy

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Bayolea
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Bayolea

    SOTE : Piguet : Casbah

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    Re: Explain your icon

    I wear Guerlain Vetiver; I sail, and have sailed boats of that general type.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    SOTD : Gucci Guilty Absolute
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    SOTE : Jacomo de Jacomo
  14. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    Yes.
    Jacomo de Jacomo for sure.
    Also galbanum openings, such as Yatagan, No 19, JdJ, Papillon Dryad
    Use of the artemisia family of plant notes to provide an aromatic element to a frag :...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Bayolea
    SOTE : Etro Shaal Nur

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  16. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Nice one. I enjoy both the original Equipage, and EG. I think EG would work better in your weather/climate.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    SOTD : Caron Yatagan
    SOTE : Papillon Anubis

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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    @teardrop : I would be interested in the decant of Habanita, if it is still available, please.
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Not tried many TFs; price points and aesthetic/designs do not appeal.
    Tried and not impressed by Neroli Portofino or Grey Vetiver.
    Tried and like (only like, not love) Ombre Leather, and might...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Layering Etro Gomma with Etro Dianthus, for a floral leather akin to Knize10, but with artemisia and carnation as the aromatic and floral elements.
  21. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    Nicely put. I'd describe my tastes similarly, but with animals.
  22. Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    Chanel is not a house I know that well. Have worn and enjoyed Antaeus in the past.
    I have sampled and liked No19 and No19 Poudre (the iris and the galbanum)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Synching in Penhaligon's Endymion, which allegedly has a coffee note.
  24. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    I've never been complimented on any frag I've worn. People are more likely to comment on my clothing, especially when it is not the usual black.
  25. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    +1
    Nothing like Avignon. Black lives up to its name as a composition of black/dark scents : road tar, birch tar, licorice, dark rooty vetiver, black pepper, and incense etc. and yet it is not heavy....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    SOTE : Etro Gomma

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  27. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    Another +1 for CdG Ouarzazate
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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    Nice packaging, bottle and juice colour. Very 'colour of the moment', that pale verdigris/arsenic green, am seeing it a lot.

    Tried on card : it got a bit lost as I got sidetracked by TF Noir...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Looking forward to
    Caron Yatagan
    Etro Vetiver
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Piguet Casbah
    GGA
    All the leathers : Etro Gomma, Knize10 and Knize Golden, Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur, TF...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Very nice !
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    SOTD : Hermes Equipage Geranium
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26147560-5404.jpg
  32. Re: Does anyone remember Neal's Yard in Covent Garden London & their lovely colognes?

    ISTR At one time, there were various Neal's Yard shops around Neal's Yard, selling different things - the Dairy, the apothecary/herbalist, and the wholefoods.
  33. Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    +1 for incense frags in hot weather, such as Piguet Casbah and CdG Avignon (frankincense).
    Also the darker, birch-tarry animalic leathers; and Knize Ten, which is lighter.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Expecting to synch in Casbah or LADDM in the evening.
    My SOTD will not be Hippie/boho, as I'm one of the race officials at a sailing event - it'll be Guerlain Vetiver, as today.
  35. Re: Does anyone remember Neal's Yard in Covent Garden London & their lovely colognes?

    I don't remember colognes, but they did rosewater in those blue bottles.
    Mostly, I remember the food - giant jars of their own makings of peanut butter in several degrees of crunchiness, the...
  36. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Sauvage
    Bleu de Chanel
    Acqua di Gio
    Aventus, Viking, many other Creeds
    any or all Amouages
    most Tom Fords, with the exception of Ombre Leather and Grey Vetiver
    any Parfums de Marly
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    SOTD : Guerlain Vetiver
    SOTE : Lalique Encre Noire
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    Potential for adding frags worn as SOTM, SOTD, SOTA, SOTE, SOTN, if you wear more than 1 a day, and can be bothered to update.
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    July Top 3 : top 2 are longstanding summer wardrobe staples



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    Juniper Sling by Penhaligon's
    8 wears
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    SOTE : Andy Tauer LADDM (sample)

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  41. Re: I really like forests. Does Knize Forest actually smell like a forest ?

    Have you joined the Coneheads group here on BN ? Lots of useful reviews and info, and the very coniferously-knowledgeable odysseusm.
  42. Re: I really like forests. Does Knize Forest actually smell like a forest ?

    Knize Forest is a fairly straightforward fougere, with lavender in the topnotes, blahdiblahdiblah. It does not smell like a forest, but it is quite pleasant.

    I'd recommend Yatagan for...
  43. Re: Yatagan or Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme EDP ?

    Own, love and wear all three : Yatagan, GGA, and Jacomo de Jacomo. None of these are a 'safe' blind buy, but they are not as fearsome as reviews might suggest.

    Yatagan to me smells exactly like...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    SOTD : Etro Palais Jamais - favourite frag for a rainy summer day.

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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I've only come across it in the various vintage/discontinued Creeds that I have sampled thanks to this pass, and I understand that this is ambergris (rather than an amber accord of vanilla, labdanum...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Creed Scent of Oger

    Opens with citrus notes : orange/mandarin, lemon, bergamot. Then turns minty/herby (geranium?). Very pleasant, fresh opening, almost eau de cologne-ish but not sharp/bright...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Creed Scent of Oger
    Opens with citrus notes : orange/mandarin, lemon, bergamot. Then turns minty/herby (geranium?). Very pleasant, fresh opening, almost eau de cologne-ish but not sharp/bright...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    And cross-posting in this thread as well as the Rogue sample thread

    Creed Angelique Encens
    Sampling this rare Creed, once again with many thanks to N.Cal Fragrance Reviewer. This fragrance morphs...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Creed Angelique Encens

    Sampling this rare Creed, once again with many thanks to N.Cal Fragrance Reviewer. This fragrance morphs and changes over time, between the opening, the mid-notes and the...
  50. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP, or Infusion d'Iris Absolue if you can find it (discontinued but not that long ago).

    Etro Palais Jamais (green and vetiver) or Shaal Nur (citrus + incense + amber)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Thank you.
  52. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    Hermes Equipage Geranium
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Two more Rogues

    Flos Mortis
    First impressions : Sour (lemon) + solvents / glue / menthol. A most alarming colour. Is this some kind of embalming fluid ? Impressions of a funeral parlour ?...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Have synched alternatively by accident : in this heat, scents are lasting no time at all, so today I've been through Penhaligon's Juniper Sling (some iris), Tom Daxon Iridium (iris), and Etro Ambra...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Anyway, looks as though the sample will be sprayable now I've got the lid off (not this evening). And I'll get the other lid off the same way.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    There's parafilm tape covering the join between glass vial and plastic top.
    What I'm referring to is the clear plastic cap being glued on to the white plastic sprayer with something glue-like. I've...
  57. Re: Does this summer fragrance excist?

    Check out L'Occitane for alcohol-free deo sticks, as I see that Eau des Baux stick deo is alco-free, though not the scent you're looking for.
    Try Eau de Cedrat.
  58. Re: Anyone else bored with 'masculine', summer-y, fresh citrus scents?

    My search for that kind of summer frag has repeatedly drawn a blank. Other than the standard eaux de cologne, such as 4711 or Jean-Marie Farina.
    Dry iris scents worked for me when I was out on the...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I tried opening the Creeds this morning (it's too hot to sample the two Rogues), and discovered that heat? (not here, not hot enough) has messed up the caps, and I can't get them off the sprayers...
  60. Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    Not as hot here in Scotland, but I've been enjoying Aramis Tuscany (thanks for the sample, rum), Penhaligon's Sartorial, and the last of Esprit de Lavande. Might have to break out CdG Zagorsk in a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    SOTD : Aramis Tuscany; segues rather well into

    SOTE : Etro Shaal Nur

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    Re: Help me find my summer fragrances

    Aramis Tuscany.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Just getting past a summer cold that has stopped me appreciating scents. Will be testing the samples from tomorrow. Had a brief sniff of Flos Mortis, and it certainly cut through the cold, but I'd...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

    SOTD : Etro Gomma, over Etro Dianthus. It's been a while. Good combo.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    Caron Yatagan
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

    SOTD : Prada Infusion d'Iris on one arm; Hermes Hiris on the other. Neither is less unisex than the other.

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  67. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    From 1 to 10, though I have not tried many of this list

    Equipage
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Avignon
    Lonestar Memories
    Sartorial
    Ambre Sultan
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Jaipur Ed?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    SOTM : Guerlain L'Heure Bleue, for the jasmine I still don't much enjoy, but try to ignore when I wear this. Definitely something I only wear in the house.
    SOTA : will be Mona di Orio Cuir, as a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I've always been wary of animalic notes, though recent samplings have made me reconsider both civet (Rogue Chypre-Siam), and castoreum (Mona di Orio Cuir, which was a frequent SOTE on holiday...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    Hermes Hiris

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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Boucheron Jaipur pH EDP
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Just to say that I have now received the two Creeds safely (in Europe) as part of the Rogue sample pass.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Guerlain Vetiver .
  74. Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    Penhaligon's Sartorial (modern, 'impressionistic' take)
    Penhaligon's English Fern - vintage version - (classic; basic)
    Jacomo de Jacomo (gloomy gothic fougere)
    Rogue Fougere L'Aube (contemporary...
  75. Re: "Best" masculine-appropriate Amber frangrance?

    +1 Ambre Sultan, obvs. Because it really is/was that good.

    Also, as recommended elsewhere, Etro Ambra . Reference amber, unisex. Don't believe the BN note pyramid : it's pelargonium/geranium in...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    The additional samples for this pass have landed in the UK - thanks, Bavard ! Looking forward to testing Rogue's Flos Mortis and Rogue 40, along with two more unexpected Creeds : Angelique Encens and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    SOTD : Guerlain Vetiver. Sample from BNer rum on one arm, my silver-top on the other. Playing Guess the Sample. These are different formulations. I'm guessing rum's is an earlier version (not the...
  79. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    Guerlain Vetiver.
    Over a shorter time period, Penhaligon's Elixir.

    I haven't revisited any of the classics I used to wear : RL Polo (original), Armani Eau pour Homme, Chanel Antaeus, or even...
  80. Re: THIS Saturday July 14th. is CARON YATAGAN DAY!

    Hey, SixCats, Happy Birthday !
    Just in time for a quick spritz of Yatagan as SOTN.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Etro : Shaal Nur. Radiant summer incense.

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    Re: Most enigmatic fragrance

    Etro : Palais Jamais. How do they do that, and what is it ?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    SOTE : Unum Io Non Ho Mani...

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    Synching in Unum Io Non Ho Mani, for the tobacco drydown. Allegedly there is even a ylang note in the heart, which teardrop described above as banana-like.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling, with the drydown of last night's Hiram Green Hyde lurking unintentionally. Peculiar combo.
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    Re: Which Odin you like the most?

    I have only sampled 07 Tanoke (woods, incense), which was very much to my tastes.
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    Re: Leather for Summer

    Yeh, these things sure are relative. Here in Scotland, summer is not exactly hot either. 20C is brilliant weather. On my recent holiday up north, temps were 13-16C at best, before any wind chill. So...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    Hermes Equipage (vintage)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm also finding these geographical synchs difficult.
    This week's choices, from my Wardrobe/Samples : Tabac, Io Non Ho Mani, Eau des Baux, either tobacco or vanilla. None of which are exactly...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Bayolea

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    Re: Leather for Summer

    +1 for both Fahrenheit and, especially, Knize Ten, but go easy. I've been wearing Knize Ten a lot the last couple of weeks. Mona di Orio Cuir too, but that's a bit heavy.
    Etro Gomma is also very...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    Perfect for a rainy summer day : Etro Palais Jamais
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  93. Re: Where to ? Chanel PM, Worh PH, Dunhill 1934....

    +1 for the Armani.
    I don't know what the current version is like, but it was my daily driver for warmer weather in the early 90s.

    ETA : yeh, try Eau Sauvage EdT as well. The parfum is kinda...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    Acqua di Parma : Blu Mediterraneo - Ginepro di Sardegna
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  95. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    So many of the frags I enjoy or would like to sample (such as ISM) have already been mentioned. Here are a few more.

    Hermes Hiris (as a cheaper, more accessible substitute for Lutens ISM)
    Etro...
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    Top 3 all-time per SOTD
    64 wearings : Penhaligon's Elixir (but far more unrecorded)
    38 wearings : Etro Gomma
    38 wearings : CdG Avignon
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    SOTE : Etro Shaal Nur, an incense wearable in summer.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling.

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    SOTE : Lalique Encre Noire
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    SOTD : back to summer rotation after a vacation wearing samples - Guerlain Vetiver

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