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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Oh, this sentiment really hit home. Thank you, ineespenes.

    I知 wearing Oud Ispahan again today. Lovely, really. We池e going up to the Veterans hospital to visit the FIL for Fathers Day. I like...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Oud Ispahan from my brand new bottle ordered from Hannah at the Chicago Saks Fifth Avenue. I discovered it at the Chicago meetup and got enabled by extremeK. Love it! It’s...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Vagina? One definition per Urban Dictionary, my go-to source for all new pop culture words.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Terre d’Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver. I love Terre d’ Herm鑚 anyway, but this version is just Wow!!!

    I’m going to try posting more regularly (thanks, Quarry). I’ve cleared...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Hello all,

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes on Monday. I appreciate your kind words. My participation on Basenotes is a little spotty for the time being due to handling eldercare...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Hello all,

    I知 wearing Mugler Cuir Impertinent again today. I知 currently at the Veterans Administration hospital visiting a relative in rehab. I love being here with the veterans, mostly from the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Mugler Cuir Impertinent again today. It has amazing projection.

    I spent yesterday at the Veterans hospital trying to get my father-in-law settled. It look 2 1/2 hours to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Shycat, I suggest Daisy, Lily, and a recent Basenotes favorite, Peony.

    I知 wearing Mugler Cuir Impertinent again today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Please keep up the travelogue, foxbins. It’s fascinating.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    The Nordstrom S.A., Mohammad, said the Chicago store is the only one that carries the line. Empty Mugler bottles are filled with juice from an urn when you purchase.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Cuir Impertinent from the Mugler Les Exceptions line. It’s a soft, warm leather with a touch of the usual Mugler oomph. I purchased it at Nordstrom during the Chicago...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    I love me some good gospel preaching, especially hellfire and brimstone. Attended Holy rollers for a while in my youth. Haven’t experienced snake handling yet. I must visit Tennessee. Enjoy the rest...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    You steered me right on Copper Skies, my friend! It just might become my signature go-to scent, when I don’t feel compelled to wear something else. The house and nose’s Detroit auto industry...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    Good morning,

    I’m wearing Copper Skies by Kerosene for the seventh day in a row. I think that’s a record of consecutive wears for me since joining Basenotes. It smells like an auto shop but sweet...
  15. Re: New Guerlain 田ounter at the renovated Ogilvy in Montr饌l

    Yes, indeed! And, thus, a movement was born...
  16. Re: New Guerlain 田ounter at the renovated Ogilvy in Montr饌l

    Yes, FiveoaksBouquet, let’s do it!
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Here is a picture of the lilacs painting:

    103201
  18. Re: New Guerlain 田ounter at the renovated Ogilvy in Montr饌l

    Yes, Bavard. I will be in Montreal September 30 - October 2. My availability to meet up is as follows:

    Monday, September 30: Lunch and remainder of day and evening (busy in morning)
    Tuesday,...
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I’m there now
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Can you move my post too, please?
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Yes, I will head down there at 8:45 pm.
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    Re: May 25, 2019 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    I did some initial sniffing of the Mugler Les Exceptions line, Parfums de Marly, and Diptyque at Nordstrom, guided by S.A. Mohammed. I fell in love with Mugler Cuir Impertinence and purchased a...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    A dream... or clairvoyance?
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    Re: May 25, 2019 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Yes, I will stay with you, Shycat! That is so perfect. Let’s discuss details via PM. Thank you!
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    Re: May 25, 2019 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Hey everyone,

    I will attend the meetup! I arrive on Friday afternoon and will depart on Sunday. I will be at Merz on Saturday morning and will remain with the main group for the entire meetup....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th May, 2019

    Yes, and the USA is no paragon of orderliness either.

    I wore Hilde Soliani Buonissimo to the theater to see Les Miserables. The weather in Los Angeles was mild and the perfume performed...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m breaking away from my May rotation to do some sample testing this week. Luckyscent recently offered free shipping on samples so I ordered five: Commes des Gar輟ns x Monocle Hinoki,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I wore Route du Vetiver today. Really fantastic!

    Congratulations, foxbins, on your posting milestone.

    Have a good day.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Timbuktu today. It’s solidly in my All Time Most Worn top 10 list for a good reason. Masterpiece.

    Have a good day.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica today. I’m taking a load of donations to the charity truck today. I donate so often it’s surprising I have anything left to give!

    I adored...
  31. Re: Jo Malone reveals she discovered one of her bigamist father's affairs ...

    I’ll try not to judge Jo Malone too harshly for this ridiculous article. After all, she didn’t write it and possibly didn’t authorize it. I do enjoy the house of Jo Malone very much.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th May, 2019

    It’s Jo Malone Orris & Sandalwood for me today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Le Parfum de Therese. Happy Mother’s Day! I hosting brunch for the family in my brand new kitchen. Some mothers like to be taken out: I like to eat in and prepare food for...
  34. Re: New Guerlain 田ounter at the renovated Ogilvy in Montr饌l

    FiveoaksBouquet, thank you SO MUCH for posting this! I’ll be in Montreal for several days in September. I’m giddy with excitement and anticipation! I hope we can meet.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Hilde Soliani Buonissimo. Mmm... coffee! Thank you for the well wishes. I feel like I might be recovered from my cold
    so far this morning.

    Have a good day!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Montale Black Aoud today. I spent the night in a beach hotel and I’m gazing out at the Pacific Ocean as I write. Today, I’m feeling rather blessed.

    Have a good day.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing L’Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch today. The weather is gray and gloomy. I’m watching classic movies on television while nursing a cold. Due to illness, I had to pass on...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing L’Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu today. It’s my Wednesday perfume this month. Kitchen reno update: we got to cook on the stove last night for the first time since the beginning...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica today. Darn it, I’m coming down with a cold.

    Have a good day.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m joining Liz B in the house of Jo Malone in Orris & Sandalwood. I just spritzed it on and I’m getting an interesting dirt note, as in rooty earth. It must be the orris.

    Have a...
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    Re: Wear what you like in ANY occasion

    In cooler weather, I gravitate towards heavier scents such as as orientals, gourmands, and leathers. In warmer weather, I prefer chypres, greens,and florals. Eventually I get bored and go counter to...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I知 joining Jon and Donna in the house of Frederic Malle in Le Parfum de Therese. It痴 such a wonderful house!

    Mike, my Sunday ritual is wearing citrus or chypres. Perfume rituals...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m in Hilde Soliani Buonissimo this morning. I’m getting dressed up today for a social occasion out of town. I’ve been such a homebody lately so it’s exciting. Mr. Lark will stay home...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Montale Black Aoud today. The weather continues to be unseasonably mild - I love it. Soon, I’ll be girding my loins for the long, hot summer.

    Have a good day.
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    Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    Dzongkha is a mysterious fragrance. Nose Bertrand Duchaufour was inspired by the remote mountain country of Bhutan, closed to Westerners for a long time. The scent captures temple incense and stones,...
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    Re: Cutting way back on perfume purchases

    My fragrance buying is on hiatus until further notice. Meanwhile, I’m discovering ways to enjoy the 67 bottles I already own. I love putting together monthly rotations and rediscovering neglected...
  47. Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    ... whisper My Precious to your favorite bottles
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd May, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing L’Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch today. Bertrand Duchaufour is one of my favorite noses. The kitchen renovation is almost done.

    Have a good day.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

    Helllo all,

    I’m wearing Timbuktu on this lovely May Day. The weather has been so pleasantly mild this spring and I am positively reveling in it.

    So sorry about the death in your family,...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2019

    5 wears:
    Gabrielle
    Olene

    4 wears:
    Chanel No. 19 Poudre

    3 wears:
    Futur
    La Fille de Berlin
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th April, 2019

    I adore 1932, but sadly never got around to buying any.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th April, 2019

    Hello all,

    SOTD is Diptyque Olene, to end my April rotation. My little bottle is halfway depleted after 36 recorded wears. I do like white flowers!

    More fun and games today with my kitchen...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Yes, I shake the bottles and try to judge the contents by how much sloshing sound the liquid makes, along with a look at the number of recorded wears.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Of all the Chanel’s, No. 22 smells the most vintage but not old fashioned or dated.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th April, 2019

    All of a sudden, I feel the urge to take up cross-stitch.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    My May rotation:

    Orris & Sandalwood - Jo Malone
    Tuberose Angelica - Jo Malone
    Timbuktu - L’Artisan Parfumeur
    Patchouli Patch - L’Artisan Parfumeur
    Black Aoud - Montale
    Buonissimo - Hilde...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th April, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Chanel Gabrielle on this rainy Monday morning. GOT was intense! That is all.

    Have a good day.
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    Re: Best summer incense ?

    As already mentioned, two Bertrand Duchaufour creations for L但rtisan Parfumeur work very well in summer: Dzongkha and Timbuktu.
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    Re: I hate splash bottles!

    I only own two: Guerlain Jicky and Guerlain Sous Le Vent. I just dab them on with the stopper. I agree with cook.bot that not spraying enhances the pleasure of wearing some fragrances, especially...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th April, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m off to Los Angeles to see Fiddler on the Roof in Chanel No. 19 Poudre. It has sort of replaced Cristalle in my affections. Too bad I got a replacement bottle of Cristalle when I...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Yes! I’m crazy about this one! It’s odd as heck though...
  62. Re: Perfumes you never expected a compliment of

    People love Angel on me. Maybe it’s because they recognize it. I enjoy wearing it very much, although I rarely do.
  63. Re: The 10 Best Fragrances You've Ever Smelled

    Antonia
    Aura
    Aventus
    Coromandel EdT
    Fille de Aiguilles
    L’Air du Desert Marocain
    Mitsouko
    Pure Distance M
    Sycomore EdT
    Tabac Blond
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th April, 2019

    Knit at Nite, how does Jasmine Tobacco compare to ELDO Jasmine et Cigarette, if you know?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th April, 2019

    Hello all,

    My SOTD is Thierry Mugler Angel Muse. Kitchen floor installation continues today. I’m heading out to the laundromat, hopefully for the last time if I get my laundry room back next week,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th April, 2019

    This sounds right up my alley.
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    Re: BASENOTES.NET -- The Fragrance

    Sorry, I took Yarn’s original comment as sarcastic and I responded in kind. I thought he alluded to the infamous Aventus batch variations discussions/debates. I could be wrong...
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    Re: BASENOTES.NET -- The Fragrance

    It’s a feature, not a bug, right? Batch variations would provide ample discussion points and create buzz.
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    Re: A freshy with cypress and juniper?

    Perhaps L’Humaniste by Frapin, especially for the juniper note.
  70. Re: Do you have a bottle unpacking/testing routine?

    Not weird. I check the nozzle every time to avoid any spraying mishaps.
  71. Re: Fragrance Packaging/Bottles - Classy Vs. Trendy

    Generally I like streamlined minimalist bottles, but I also enjoy Thierry Mugler bottles and fragrance-specific Guerlain bottles. I dislike Guerlain’s move to bottle uniformity: it just seems wrong...
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    Re: Climate-Dependent Fragrances

    The biggest weather extreme in sunbelt Southern California is a lengthy hot summer. But really, with pervasive air conditioning it痴 not that huge a consideration. I am drawn to certain fragrances...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th April, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin. Before BN, I used to think rose fragrances were insipid. No more! Now it’s my favorite floral and La Fille de Berlin is one of the best.
    ...
  74. Re: Do you have a bottle unpacking/testing routine?

    If I know something is arriving on a particular day, I refrain from applying any fragrance after showering so I can give the new one a full wearing as soon as it arrives. I carefully open the...
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    Re: BASENOTES.NET -- The Fragrance

    No one can fully penetrate the mind and motives of Angelo Orazio Preloni. He’s an eccentric one, he is. He’s also the creator of the infamous Peety, the fragrance you can customize with urine. I feel...
  76. Re: What would you buy(Fragrance) if Drake gave you a 10 piece dog to blow it at the mall

    Well, since “dog” was mentioned, I’d spend $2,500 on French bulldog, $500 on doggie supplies, and the remaining $7,000 on the entire line of Chanel Exclusifs that I don’t already own: Sycomore, Bois...
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    Re: What scents would be evocative of wisdom?

    Tam Dao, but not too literally. Dao is “The Way” in Chinese philosophy. The dry, woody scent of Tam Dao connotes austere wisdom to me, as cultivated in a remote mountain monastery.
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    Re: BASENOTES.NET -- The Fragrance

    Yes, we could commission Angelo Orazio Pregoni to do another one! A follow up to Basenotes Kiss My Ass.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th April, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Tauerville Patch Flash this fine day. We’re in the middle of floor installation in the kitchen, dining room, laundry room, and powder room. It’s looking good.

    Have a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th April, 2019

    Oh my gosh, Mike, what an absolutely perfect day! You made it quite a special occasion. How spiritually uplifting!
  81. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    Meditation requires a lot more effort and engagement than it would appear. I spent many, many hours in the Zendo and it was one of the most active practices I’ve ever done. Just sayin’.
  82. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    I’m enjoying this thread immensely. Sometimes it’s good to wonder why. Why do anything at all? Why bother living? Legit questions.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th April, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Robert Piguet Futur. It’s my favorite green.

    Happy birthday, teardrop!

    Have a good day.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019

    SOTD: Diptyque Olene
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd April, 2019

    Hello all,

    My scent of the day is Chanel Gabrielle, my Monday fragrance this month. It’s a beauty!

    Have a good day.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st April, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Chanel No. 19 Poudre. I’m attending Mass this morning with my son and his spouse.

    Happy Easter!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

    PeachieOs, sounds like the perfect evening to me!
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    Re: Earthiest patchouli

    I second the nomination of Santa Maria Novella Patchouli. I tested many at Scent Bar and it was by far the most earthy.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

    I use a seam ripper to meticulously remove unsightly labels from scarves too. Why, oh why, must it be so difficult?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

    Thanks, foxbins! The buffet is located in the “family room” portion of the kitchen, which we use as a dining room. Now the only furniture will be the large table and chairs so there’ll be plenty of...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

    Hello all,

    I’m wearing Thierry Mugler Aura today. If I had to wear a signature fragrance, this would be a contender. It just seems to meld with me.

    The drywall men are back, preparing the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th April, 2019

    Hello all,

    This morning I’m joining ComDiva in Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin. Great minds think alike!

    Have a good day.
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    Re: Fragrance car air fresheners?

    Never heard of such a thing. I usually request pine or lemon air freshener.
  94. Poll: Re: Which Fragrance Family Are You Wearing to Easter or Passover Services?

    I typically wear citrus scents on Sundays so that is what I’ll be wearing to Mass. Chanel No.19 Poudre is the citrus in my April rotation.
  95. Re: What fragrance(s) did you never think you would like, but for whatever reason, you do?!

    I LOVE Aventus and purchased a bottle for my son. I知 in heaven whenever he wears it!
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I致e read all the comments with great interest because I struggle with excess. I stick to a monthly rotation so I temporarily 菟retend to own 10 or so fragrances at any time. At this point in my...
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    Re: Green Fragrances?

    How about Diptyque Eau de Lierre? Green ivy.
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    Re: Your favorite fresh scent

    I like Diptyque L’Ombre Dans L’Eau. It’s rose has an aquatic, transparent feeling and brings to mind black currant brambles by cool, shady creek side.
  99. Re: What fragrance(s) did you never think you would like, but for whatever reason, you do?!

    Chanel Gabrielle. Everyone was bashing it as too mainstream and uninteresting. I really like it!
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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    Chanel Coromandel EdT
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