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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th July, 2020

    Music to my ears.
  2. Re: To spend or not to spend? That is the question!

    It's sad to see the Au brothers taking this exploitative route. When Luca Turin first went gaga over Miyako, I bought it plus samples of all their first four scents, the whole kit for only ~$100.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Worth trying. Crisp, green, but the old stuff has an oakmossy bite and has that oh-so-French dirty/clean thing going on.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th July, 2020

    So. Hot. Here. Nothin' but eaux in the lineup.

    Ô de Lancôme (1969)

    (I actually have the brown-label bottle but I think I need one of these green ones too.)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I started to write a pompous post about how The Kingsmen (of "Louie Louie" fame) were actually from Oregon, and then the lightbulb went on and I realized you meant The King's Men. So.... nevermind....
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    This should get interesting!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th July, 2020

    Amen, sister. The 4th was never my favorite holiday because I don't like fireworks, but I do miss the swimming pools and barbeques.

    And now my state and the entire Southeast region has backslid...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th July, 2020

    95F/35C here today. Whew. I'm going to shower, pour on the vintage Jean Nate, and then go chase Trilby Lark around her yard yelling "Smell me!"

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    So hot here. I'm just gonna shower and then drench myself in the old (Charles of the Ritz version) of Jean Nate.


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    Re: Political ads for US 2020 election displayed

    I have never, ever Googled a political party or candidate and I got ads on BN for Trump's re-election campaign.
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    Re: Political ads for US 2020 election displayed

    Billboards are all over where I live. I must admit, in a semi-urban or urban setting, I don't mind them so much. (Rustic, natural environments are a different story.) They even seem far less...
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    Re: Political ads for US 2020 election displayed

    I turned ads "on" in my settings for a day, just to see what non-Plus members see, and yes, I got some political ads too.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sycomore EDT (2011) by Sheldrake and Polge for Chanel. I guess it's vintage, since it's gone now. <sob>

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yellowtone, your Fitz so much resembles my beloved Pablo that it almost brought a tear to my eye. Pablo passed away last year and I still miss him something fierce. Fitz is every bit as handsome...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Private Collection (1973) by Vincent Marcello (?) for Estee Lauder. Recommended by 8 out of 10 witches.
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    You grab your big Eau d'Hermes, I'll grab my big Sycomore EDT, and after the rescue boat picks us up, we can meet up and share them.
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Cologne ... advice please?

    You are perfectly describing Iskander by Parfum d'Empire. A traditional Italianate citrus but with a modernized drydown, and the distinction of being the longest-lasting citrus around.

    Just read...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Haha! It might look horrifying to us perfumistas, but the seller probably just thought she was giving a little lagniappe to the buyer of an empty bottle. (At least, that's the positive spin I'd...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Maybe Mr. Gin is CatZilla.

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    Re: Going through Etat Libre d'Orange sample set

    Ha! And I only got to try Archives 69 because of you, when you hosted a Nagel pass. Your comment makes me think I need to test a pet theory of mine: you know how citrus fruits get those dusty...
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    Re: Going through Etat Libre d'Orange sample set

    It's funny that all three of the ELDOs that Cacio mentions smell to me not like rotten fruit, but like preserved or dried fruits. Archives 69 I like very much, and it smells to me like a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    I've been scentless this week due to pollen allergies, but just had to drop in to say how glad I am to see you back, ShyCat, despite your unpleasant news. Very sorry about your dog especially, but...
  23. Re: Scent from a shipwreck: recreating a lost perfume

    I was just joshing you. J. Peterman and his famous catalog were satirized in a long-running character on the Seinfeld show.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm afraid you showed up here too late to save me from my own impatient impulses. A couple of hours ago I ordered vintage bottles of both Calandre and Metal. I'd been curious about them both for a...
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    Re: Emotional states and fragrances to match.

    Bossy -- Chanel No. 19
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    For real, or just on a Seinfeld episode?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm a bit confused about that too, and would like to hear an expert on them weigh in.
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    An interesting saga for sure, but I thought the most intriguing part was the vintage advert for Piesse & Lubin, bragging about their synthetic scents, "a triumph of the science of the...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    After about four hours, my Phileas has morphed into an almost purely garrigue scent -- scorchingly dry resinous shrubs, growing on parched sandy soil. In fact, it reminds me quite a bit of the high...
  30. Re: Can anyone help with identifying a vintage extrait for me?

    From your description, the first bottle sounds very much like the original version of Evening in Paris by Bourjois, but I've never seen it come in a bottle shaped like that. However, there were so...
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    Re: International shipping worries

    I've never yet smelled a Memo fragrance that was worth the investment of even a minute's worth of anxiety.
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    Re: Why read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    Pallas, that quoted passage was one of the best and most hilarious things I've ever read about vegetables -- and I read a LOT of culinary writing. Thanks so much for sharing that.

    I've never been...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I just put on Phileas about an hour ago, from my vintage mini, which at 10mls is generously sized. I think I only bought this after seeing it discussed in the vintage forum as a Marcello creation,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th June, 2020

    Phileas (1984) by Nina Ricci

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRMlzrY-xDmonXV02ZCfflnd5z9UD0wc6Q_Ag&usqp=CAU
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Phileas (1984) by Nina Ricci

    Whew, a searing aldehydic green opening. This should be interesting.
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  36. Re: Green Spell by Eris Parfums - 2021 release + crowdfund

    I love tomato leaf, but the narcissus gives me pause.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Dior Dune (1991). Been wearing this so much that I should probably try to snag an extrait version, because: completism.

    Fragrantica lists a perfumer for this (in addition to Sieuzac and Ropion)...
  38. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    I've worn it, but it and its petrol-note brethren (Fahrenheit, Jules, Bulgari Black) are almost the only ones I'm happy to leave entirely to the male domain.



    Very true. It's kind of like a...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    As do I, and haven't had much chance to wear or consider it.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I am only just now rousing myself from my fainting couch. Oh, the horror!



    I am. After floating the idea last winter, my perfume adventurousness fell off a cliff, and the ensuing year has...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

    More rain here, too. This has been the wettest spring I can remember since I've lived in the South. I sure hope it portends a bit less heat than usual this summer.

    Combatting the damp with some...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Okay.

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    My spirit animal for 2020 is Bill the Cat from 'Bloom County'. He perfectly embodies my feelings about this entire year. I believe Bill is also a creature of The Night.
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Yeah, that's just a totally inadequate amount for testing, IMO. I consider them only as a last resort.
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    I hadn't picked out any individual scents, it just sounds like an interesting house worth trying. The only one I've tried is Cuir Pleine Fleur, which I quite liked.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th June, 2020

    Rochas Moustache (new) 'Original 1949' EDT

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th June, 2020

    Rochas Moustache (new) 'Original 1949' EDT

    They did such a good job resurrecting this citrus cologne. I wish more people would try it. Fantastic bottle and box design, too, and a tremendous...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm no fan of oriental scents in general, and I actively dislike Opium for women, but man, that blue vintage bottle of Opium Pour Homme can be really attractive on male skin -- applied very lightly.
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Do any of you Heeley fans have a recommended place to get samples of them?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    I am lugnut bottle all the way. I think the newer stuff is wimpy. (It was much cheaper when I got mine several years ago. The vintage prices have gotten crazy.)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    F***in' A.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Love that stuff, but I can't bring myself to spend Hermes-sized money on a scent that lasts 20 minutes.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Azurée (1969) by Bernard Chant for Estee Lauder. A bit beastly for summer weather but the heart wants what the heart wants.

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    Azurée -- not really weather-appropriate but I was craving it.

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme (so they say, I say unisex)

    Fig +cardamom +some vetiver = summer

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme (1999)

    I bought a mini of this based almost entirely on Zealot Crusader calling it a "modern reboot of Sycomore" (and a little bit because I loved the twisty...
  56. Re: Science Needed: Condensation on interior of perfume bottle

    Maybe I should pipe liquid from the fuller bottle into the emptier until they're equal and see what happens.
  57. Re: Science Needed: Condensation on interior of perfume bottle

    From that link:

    Here’s what’s happening: Condensation forms when the air inside the bottle is cooler than the air outside of it. This results in a lower saturation point for the air and liquid,...
  58. Re: Science Needed: Condensation on interior of perfume bottle

    None.



    Perhaps I should repeat the experiment, running from noon to midnight.



    I'm sure. I observed it closely for the first hour after inverting it and there were no droplets during...
  59. Re: Science Needed: Condensation on interior of perfume bottle

    No.



    They both spent the entire 12 hours in an air conditioned room at about 78F.



    Both have glass stoppers coated in plastic, and both feel equally tight to the touch when twisted.
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    Two identical splash bottles of Dior Dune:

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    Both were turned upside down at 9pm so that bottles were equally wetted inside, and then turned rightside up again.

    Photo was taken 12 hours...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st June, 2020

    Thank you so much for that lovely interlude, Jujy. It was a joy to read.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st June, 2020

    You have all my sympathy, JR. We're also just entering our Long Regional Nightmare; it probably won't be below 90F/33C for the next three months or more. I'm fighting back today with Annick...
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    Re: Estee Lauder Youth Dew..........for men?

    What are they charging for the bath oil these days, Cacio?

    I'm absolutely mesmerized by all you guys wearing and talking up Youth Dew. My mother's bottle frightened me so badly as a child that...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Good report. Made me sorry I didn't sign up for it. :(
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Superb write-up, Nasenmann. I'm not even an Amouage fan and you got me wanting to try it!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    So true. Especially the modern stuff, with its attempts to épater les bourgeois, when everyone knows the bougeoisie is fairly unshockable these days.

    It would be so grand if a big house would...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    Grain de Sable by Nicky Verfaillie (1977)

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Grain de Sable (1977) by Nicky Verfaillie

    I've been seeking a bottle of this for six years. I had a vague memory of it that I couldn't bring into focus, spurred on by Luca Turin calling it an...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    She's become quite the Dior girl, hasn't she? Good work on your part, I'm sure.

    I don't recall you talking about that modern Diorama in the Dior thread. Do you find it holds up well compared to...
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    Re: The 34 Bottle Threshold/Rule.

    Not sure why that would upset anyone.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th June, 2020

    Summer Solstice Syncing in Annick Goutal's mighty Ninfeo Mio, my ne plus ultra of summer green scents.

    And a Happy Juneteenth to all in the USA!

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    My wardrobe is heavily weighted toward greens, since that's my favorite perfume category, but none of them more purely signifies summer to me than Annick Goutal's mighty Ninfeo Mio.

    It eschews the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Same! I could murder everything on that table all by myself.
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    Re: The Perfume of an Aesthete

    I'm starting to get the feeling that Andrei is writing a novel and is enlisting Basenotes to do the research for the backstories of his characters. :)

    Which, for the record, I think is a perfectly...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Let's make it a trend! I'll join in. Birthday Tea Party for Twolf and Alice.

    L'Artisan Tea for Two, which I overdosed and blamed on Foxbins.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Me neither. What does "coloressence relaxante" on the bottle imply?
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    I wish I liked that scent more, 'cause I'd love to own that beautiful bottle.
  78. Re: Blind Buy Disappointment: The Basenotes in Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    Eau de Patou. Cologne freshness with an animalic twist. Dirty-pretty.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Speaking of whom, he's not been around in ages. I hope he's not curled up in a fetal position somewhere.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    If he's so innocent, let's leave him unscented.

    I'm finding this just the tiniest bit softcore icky, and I'm not sure why.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You're Bavard! You contain multitudes!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th June, 2020

    To honor Bavard's birthday, a scent I wouldn't even know about if not for him: Bois Noir by Chanel. Many happy returns of the day!
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    ♥♥♥ Bavard! ♥♥♥

    I'm so glad I looked in here before I committed to a SOTD. I was needing something to stiffen my spine, and thought a masculine scent would do it. A Bavardian birthday brings...
  84. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    Ahhh, it does my heart good to know that big fat beautiful bottle found its way to your sheltering embrace, Grayspoole. What a beauty!

    I waffle back & forth between Dior-Dior and Diorama as my...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'm all about encouraging women to wear Declaration! It's so great on female skin. Especially the original, the cologne, and Essence.
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    Re: Ads in the middle of posts?

    You're getting these ads even though you're a Plus subscriber? That doesn't sound right.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yeah, the Puig vetiver looks especially interesting. Reviews are all over the map.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    And how exactly would one go about obtaining a wife such as that?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    I say, I say, I say, son -- you got to remember that you are a chicken hawk!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Ha! You took a Voyage to Havana.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Givenchy III parfum (1970)


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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Another blessedly cool day here inspired me to want something big, bold, and oakey that I won't be able to wear in summer. So I'm pretending that it's the season for tweeds rather than seersucker...
  93. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    When we see all the rancor and bile that get spewed on social media, even by people in leadership positions, I think it's normal for someone to become a little gun-shy about stepping up.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Cabochard (1959) by Bernard Chant for Parfums Grès

    A rare cool day here has me feeling hopeful about the week ahead for the first time in a long while. I think I can get away with a layering a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th June, 2020

    Rainy and unusually cool here (68F rather than our normal 88F), so I'm going to sneak in a wearing of Cabochard parfum layered with EDT while I can.

    Hope everyone has a pleasant and healthy week!...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th June, 2020

    So nice to see Kotori here!



    Oh man, I'm just about to get in the shower and wish I had some of that Patou gel! I'll just have to settle for thr EDT when I get out.

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  97. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    Yep, you are correct about that, little lady. Now let me tell you why you're correct....



    Bingo, Bonnette. That's been my experience here, too. I think a lot of men just get in the habit of...
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  99. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Drat! Did you win it in that Fragrantica giveaway? I knew I should have entered that!

    I had a sample of Bass Solo a while back and liked it quite a bit, IIRC.
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    Re: Sample packs

    And over the years ELDO has sold several different sets, which you can often find on eBay in nice tin containers at good prices, like $20.

    Same with L'Artisan Parfumeur.
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