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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    Synching in my sample of Renaissance by Neil Morris, which isn't in the Directory, & looking forward to day of pottering. :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Today seemed like the perfect time to try my sample of Renaissance by Neil Morris. Named for the period of European history that produced a flowering of art, music & literature, l can't think of...
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    Re: Welcome our new moderator: Bavard!

    Congrats Bavard, good luck in your new role! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th June, 2020

    Hugs to (((((Cook.bot))))) & anyone else in need of one.

    Black Flower Mexican Vanilla this evening.
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    No kewart, l haven't tried Dahlia Noir.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l was only going along with the joke. :laugh: Don't worry, l already have a couple of ideas.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    lemonlimelady, sorry to hear about the cat you were caring for, but glad you got to say goodbye.

    lt's cooler here too, & although rain isn't forecast, those clouds look like they...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l guess l'm out, then. :rolleyesold:
  9. Re: House of Givenchy - any love for these perfumes?

    l enjoyed Organza, & l'm another who thinks l might like lndecence even more, but never tried it. l perhaps should try Ysatis as well.

    l hated Amarige, & l'm mostly indifferent to the more recent...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l'd like to hear some ideas for this one, too. :confused:
  11. Re: What are the notes in Neutrogena's Rainbath shower gel?

    Finally got around to trying this out today, from a bottle l found on ebay. For me it has a citrussy, soapy & powdery amber vibe. lt doesn't smell anything like Brut to me, & l'd say it's definitely...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020

    PerfumedLady, that's a beautiful photo, thank you! :smiley:

    Hugs right back atcha, Q!

    We finally got some proper rain this afternoon, thank goodness l was home & dry before then.

    Wearing The...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020

    Afternoon all, & Happy BN-iversary to shades! :beer:

    (((((mike))))) sending you healing vibes & positive thoughts. One of my colleagues has apparently gone down with shingles too, hence l've been...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

    Thanks ExtremeK, & no need for apologies! l think l need to try Musc Monoi, though...;)

    Working on finishing another sample this evening, this time Olivine by Olivine.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    True! :thumbsup: This very thread is a perfect example of that.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

    Morning all!

    Golden Paradise for another day in the garden. :coolold:
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    Sample of the Day - June 2020

    I'm still working my way through my pile of Neil Morris samples & posting in the relevant thread, but I hope to read here your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks! :smiley:
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    No.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    That doesn't mean you can't post here, many of us ladies do! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st June, 2020

    Agreeing wholeheartedly with Trilby & Jon.

    l've enjoyed socially distancing from the rest of the world in my garden today, & this evening l'm draining my sample of She Belongs There.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st June, 2020

    Morning all!

    l'm heading out to the garden shortly in Golden Paradise. :coolold:
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    Re: Most worn in May 2020

    Same here! :smiley:



    Glad you're ok tigs, sending you my best wishes for a swift recovery!

    My most worn:

    3 x Spring Jasmine
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    ExtremeK, good luck with your move, that does indeed sound like a fantastic neighbourhood!

    Wondering where is tigrushka with our "most worn" thread, has anyone heard from her?

    Wearing She...
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    Re: The bottle that fits/feels best in your hand

    Stash by SJP & Ambre Passion by Laura Mercier. Both have a pleasingly heavy glass base & a nice "heft" to them. The Laura Mercier bottle in particular has a very attractive & ergonomic cap. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    lne, sorry for your lost bottle, but please don't be too hard on him, l'm sure he didn't mean to do it.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Montale Orange Flowers for work today.
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    Re: How do reviews work on Basenotes?

    lt usually takes between one & two weeks, & no, there are no notifications.
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Looking forward to reading your impressions, piney! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

    Congrats to your son, ComDiva!

    Jon, our lawn is going brown, too. Apparently it's been the sunniest spring on record in the UK, & leaving aside the COVID situation, it really has been the most...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    For work today l'm draining two samples side by side: Fleur de Lalita & Gelsomini di Capri.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th May, 2020

    Continuing to synch in Philosykos this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Switched to fig this evening with Philosykos.
  33. Re: Which is your favourite Lily-of-the-Valley perfume ?

    IMO you can't beat vintage Diorissimo. The current version is a shadow of its former self.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Synching in Tropical Lagoon today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l've gone with Tropical Lagoon by Neil Morris, for the juicy pineapple note.

    Enjoy your fruity day, Robin & all!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th May, 2020

    Loving your posts as always, Q. l'm intrigued by the framed x-rays! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th May, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, TaoLady! :birthdays:

    Although it's warm here, there's a breeze blowing & thankfully we don't yet have the humidity that makes things really unpleasant.

    For...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    :lolk:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    l expected it to project more in the heat today, but surprisingly this one is still very quiet & short-lived on me. Maybe l got a bad sample.

    Crystal Flowers this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    l planned to give a second wearing to my sample of Tocade once the warmer weather arrived, & today is the day. l'm off to work a late shift in an hour, so l hope l don't stink the...
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    Re: New here

    Welcome to basenotes lemonlimelady, hope you enjoy your time here! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

    Lookin' good, Q! :thumbsup:

    Welcome, lucasyves!

    Finally put the finishing touches to the bathroom today, & l'm very happy with it.

    Wearing CSP Tiare this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday dear Q, JakeStiebs & PossumPie! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:

    Another Organza lover here. l love that bottle, too.

    l'm wearing Golden Paradise again today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th May, 2020

    Monyette Paris this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th May, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    l have a couple of days off, & it's perfect sunbathing weather here. After the best night's sleep l've had in ages & a long lie-in, l'm heading out to the sunlounger for the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

    l see l'm too late for the guessing game, but for what it's worth, my guess would have been Charlton Heston.

    lt's warmed up again & the sun is out, but it's still very windy here.

    Post-shower,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Cool & cloudy here this morning. l'm off to work in Passage d'Enfer.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

    Q, l do so love these little insights into your lives. ;) Which of you had to go answer the door?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

    Me too! :thumbsup:

    l can empathise with those having weird sleep patterns. l have one more week to go before l have two weeks off, & l can't wait! My last week off was back in early March, & it...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Back to sunny weather here, but windy. l'm off to work in Caligna.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

    Jon, l love a bit of Santana! :thumbsup:

    Continuing the jasmine theme for wine o'clock with Jasmin T.
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    Re: Does anyone here cut his own hair, like me?

    Thanks, Benz3ne! That explosion sounds horrendous, but l'm glad you lived to tell the tale. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

    Morning all, & the happiest of Birthdays to dear Sea Roses! :birthdays::kiss: Hope all is well with you, sweetheart.

    l have a day off, & although it's a little rainy here today, l'm synching in...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l've gone for Jasmin Full by Montale, perfectly illustrated by The Isley Brothers' "Summer Breeze":

    "Sweet days of summer, the jasmine's in bloom..."

    Just sit back, listen to this & forget your...
  55. Thread: Face masks

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    Re: Face masks

    As someone who has to wear a mask all day at work, l vastly prefer the tie-back style. l've tried ear savers, but they slide down the back of my head & cause even more chafing over the tops of my...
  56. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    l wear perfume primarily for myself, & if others enjoy it that's a bonus. l wear it even when l'm home alone.

    l do however try to avoid wearing anything too heavy or animalic to work. l think it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

    Giving a second wearing to Tropical Lagoon by Neil Morris on this warm & sultry evening. Work has been tiring & l've not been sleeping well this week, so this is the perfect, non-challenging mood...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Brasil Dream today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

    (((((foxbins))))), l'm so sorry to hear that.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

    lt certainly is hotting up here. We've got the electric fan out, l've got a jug of water cooling in the fridge, l'm wearing a cool cotton dress that l bought in Greece last year, & Fig-Tea by Nicolai...
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    Re: Your Top Feminine Fragrances since 2000?

    You're welcome Clockwork, l'm glad someone found it useful! :smiley: lt really was great fun at the time.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Le Chevrefeuille today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

    Hope you find a good solution, Trilby!

    More roses with Crystal Flowers this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's cloudy but warm here. l'm wearing Stella for a 9-5 shift today.
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Manipur:

    The opening of this one is distinctly aldehydic, with an impression of an ambery oriental base, overlaid with something green & woody. For a moment l think it's patchouli, & then it hits...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    CapriDog, those lantern flowers look like something from another world! What an amazing-looking plant, thanks for posting. :smiley:

    The weather looks promising here, so l might be...
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    Re: Your Top Feminine Fragrances since 2000?

    Check out this basenotes article on the "500 Greatest Modern Perfumes" released between 2000 & 2015:

    http://www.basenotes.net/spraylists/18-500-greatest-modern-perfumes/

    A lot of great classics...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th May, 2020

    Happy Constitution Day to our Norwegian friends! :beer:

    Cook.bot, that's a wonderful drawing!

    l have a couple of days off, but l'm only just getting around to a SOTD after cutting my hair again...
  69. Re: Truth Must Be Told: Reviews based on Sample Vials are not as reliable!

    What else are sample vials for but to allow us to assess a fragrance & thereby form an opinion on it?

    Are you saying that we should only write reviews on fragrances we've bought a full bottle of?...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th May, 2020

    Stinking up the place in Sikkim Girls this evening. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Spring Jasmine for a 9-5 shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th May, 2020

    Thanks, Sunnyfunny!

    Congrats on your almost-milestone, kewart! :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Great work, people! :thumbsup:

    l finally gave my SOTD some thought, & this is the best l could come up with:

    Narcotic flower
    Orange blossom dressed in black
    Movie star glamour
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Nice!

    l haven't had time to think about this synch, but l'll be interested to see what people come up with...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Narcisse Noir, modern EDT for another long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th May, 2020

    Happy Birthday, cacio & Robin's daughter! :birthdays::birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's cold but sunny here. l'm wearing Soliflore Wisteria for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th May, 2020

    Black Flower Mexican Vanilla again this evening.

    Hugs to all who need one.
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Please do! :smiley:
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Only You:

    Another light & fruity thing, & there's that papaya note again, along with a slightly musty aspect. Fifteen minutes in, there are milky lactones, & as it progresses there's sandalwood in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th May, 2020

    ComDiva, l've been writing up my thoughts on all of my Neil Morris samples in the "Let's talk about Neil Morris" thread, so do keep an eye out for updates there! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Sampling Only You by Neil Morris today, which isn't in the Directory.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th May, 2020

    Q, l had to google "hori hori knife" & l can imagine you look pretty fierce wielding that thing! :thumbsup:

    Today turned out sunny & fairly warm, so l decided to go & dig over a neglected corner...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Moment:

    Dark chocolate with nuts & a hint of mint, that segues after an hour into hot fudge sauce. The opening is a little thin, but after that one-hour mark it's richer, with more depth. There's...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    (((((Sunnyfunny)))))

    l have a couple of days off, & today l'm sampling Moment by Neil Morris, which isn't in the Directory.

    Mr teardrop has finished painting the bathroom a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th May, 2020

    Spring Jasmine this evening, having decanted the rest of my mini bottle into a spray atomiser, & got a load of it on me in the process. :rolleyesold:
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2016

    Still available to any UK basenoter.

    Adding Chilehead by Dame Perfumery, an almost-full 2ml dab vial.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Narciso EDP for a long shift today.
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    Re: Free perfume with tinned spam? Why not....?!

    Altogether now: "Spam spam spam spam wonderful spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam....!" :cheesy:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th May, 2020

    Jon, that's a crying shame! :sad:

    Happy Mother's Day to all those celebrating.

    lt's turned cooler & very windy here. Funny how so few people seem to have "essential journeys" to undertake all...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's turned cloudy here, but still quite warm. l'm wearing Spring Jasmine for a 9-5 shift today.
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    Re: Does anyone here cut his own hair, like me?

    Thanks, Fiveoaks! l know what you mean about needing to be in control of something. :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th May, 2020

    l had a good look at that site with the oven gloves, & found they also have some awesome socks! l love the subversiveness of wearing sweary socks (not sweaty socks!) to work, where no one can really...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Seville a l'Aube today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th May, 2020

    Oh man l love those oven gloves! Thanks for starting my day with a chuckle, mike & Cook.bot! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th May, 2020

    Glad all went well, foxbins!

    Strange to think it's snowing elsewhere in the world, while here we've got sunbathing weather, & my roses are blooming like crazy.

    Continuing to synch in Greek Keys...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Post-shower, l've switched to Greek Keys by Sarah Baker Perfumes, a citrus-herbal-aquatic scent that's perfect on a hot day. The last time l wore this was for our flight to Greece last September....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th May, 2020

    Happy Birthday, purecaramel! :birthdays:

    lt's a glorious day here, l have a day off, & l'll be mowing the lawn shortly before flaking out on the sunlounger.

    Synching in Ensoleille Moi for that...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Decided to go for Ensoleille Moi by Andre Gas, a scent created to evoke the beachside lifestyle of Saint Tropez. l'll be on my sunlounger this afternoon, dreaming l'm in the south of France. :coolold:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Of course many other countries border the Med, for example France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Egypt & Morocco, plus there are islands such as Corsica & Sardinia. Plenty of room for inspiration...
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