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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 27th May 2015

    That's how to layer, Foustie!
    I am wearing Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur today.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Sparitual Rock Me Like a Hurricane on tips
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    Hopefully, dear Mrs. Q will check in today. Happy Birthday sweetie!
    Wearing Chanel Bois des Iles parfum today.
  4. Thread: L'Occitane

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    Re: L'Occitane

    I personally think that Immortelle de Corse is outstanding, and is among my favorites from any house. Stands against most from other more expensive lines.
  5. Thread: what do you do??

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    Re: what do you do??

    Registered Nurse
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    That is a great description, freewheeling. That is in line with my thoughts on that one, not an easy breezy fragrance, but not the most difficult of the line. The womens is bigger, but the...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 24th May 2015

    Post tennis match (win!!!) scent is Slumberhouse Pear and Olive.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - Mayl 2015

    Burning Aquiesse Blue Agave today.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 24th May 2015

    Spent a lovely evening yesterday in Chanel Coromandel, and can still smell the last of the drydown. I have a tennis match at noon, so will switch to Hermes Hiris for that. Have a great day everyone!
  11. [CONUS] FS: MPG, L'Artisan, Guerlain, Chanel, Delrae and more!

    The following bottles are for sale to CONUS members only. The price includes shipping, and all bottles have cap and box, unless otherwise specified. Payment by Paypal is requested, and if not using...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    kitsch, I have always wanted to sniff that one. Thanks for the writeup and reminder!
    Hello, Teardrop :vrolijk_26:

    Last night I finally sampled Profumum Ambra Aurea! I don't know why it has...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    Ah, our wonderful Dr. G is celebrating a birthday!! How exciting! I think I will join him with a few cocktails this evening, and maybe some Chanel :2vrolijk_08:

    But today, I am in Ava Luxe No....
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    Re: I'm tired of summer scents already.

    This is what I do also. Living in New Mexico, the summers are rather hot and dry, but then, I am not outside day. I rotate through a few heavier scents to keep the variety in there, while enjoying...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Korres Natural Pink this morning, and Butter London Abbey Rose (a hybrid lipstick/balm) this afternoon.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    Thank you again for all my wonderful hugs. I appreciate it very much, and needed it!
    Joining the Chanel gang today (a bunch of you guys!) in 31 rue Cambon.
  17. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Any news on your sample? If you have not received yours by now, I would imagine that you won't. I'm happy to pass mine along this weekend (may sneak one more wear). PM me your addy.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20th May 2015

    I love that one zeniba!! Don't see it much anymore, so I may have to wear it this eveing :)
    I'm in L'Artisan Premier Figuer Extreme, a warm weather staple for me.

    Thanks for all of your kind...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Illamasqua Melange, a medium green with copper shimmer (similar to Butter London Two Fingered Salute, but the base is darker). I prefer Two Fingered Salute.
  20. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Just finished tonight a 10ml travel bottle of TDC Bois d'Iris....but i don't really think that counts :)
  21. Thread: Steamy South

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    Re: Steamy South

    Chanel Exclusifs line - 28 La Pausa, 31 rue Cambon, 1932...these are the ones I wear if needing to smell professional and cool. I don't imagine she will be outside much in the heat, so really, i...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Stealing Xscents picture, and joining her in Bal de Mai, my most used lipstick. I am more than half way through my third of this one!
  23. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    OK, I have worn this twice now, and pretty much to the same end.

    I love the opening, I love contrasting warmth and chill of it. I was also concerned about the green, as others have mentioned,...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    Hello all. I have had a rough start to the weekend. One of my elderly cats went missing Wed, he was an indoor/outdoor cat since that is how he came to me 16 years ago, as a 2 year old. He was...
  25. Thread: Back up Bottles.

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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    So, imagine us "three sprayers" :lolk:
    I have several backed up, although mostly just because I am too lazy to sell off.

    Cuir de Lancome x 2
    Chanel 31 rue Cambon (200ml bottle, using a 75ml...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Congrats! This one doesn't get talked about much, but I always found it very enjoyable when I sampled it several years ago.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

    Good morning all! Hump day today, after a rainy night also Robin, so Chanel 31 rue Cambon for me today. There is no logic to that, but I thought I'd just run with it :)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th May 2015

    My vote also goes for Italian Cypress, NCFR.

    I am in L'Occitan Immortelle de Corse again today - I have kind of gotten on a roll with this one over the last several months.
  29. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    cestrum nocturnum, if for some reason your sample doesn't show up soon, I will be glad to share mine. I've not given it a try yet, will start tonight and over the next few days, but then I can pass...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips now in Butter London Trifle!

    - - - Updated - - -

    And now tips in SpaRitual Inner Beauty, a rose gold metalic I picked up at TJMax this winter.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 11th May 2015

    Robin, aren't babies just wonderful!!! Especiallly when you can give them back to mom when they start crying :lolk:

    In L'Occitan Immortelle de Corse today.
  32. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Guys, I received my sample in the mail Friday I think (I was out of town til Sat, and it was waiting for me)!!!!! I will give it some wears here over the next day or two and report in. Thanks 30...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Great shots of a lovely collection, teardrop!!!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 6th May 2015

    Joining Paul H in Chanel No. 18 on a lovely (finally dry) spring day.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips now in Cirque Luminous Owl, a darkish coral holo.
    Toes are in Essie All Tied Up.
  36. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Oh! So that is what an empty bottle looks like! :lolk:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Enjoying a dose of Delrae Bois des Paradise this AM!!!
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    Count me in on the appreciation for 30 Roses!!!!!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    Happy Birthday, Mocha!!
    Xscent, love the Chanel porn :) And speaking of...I am in Chanel 31 rue Cambon today, so joining you, NCal Fragrance Reviewer and Kiliwia in the house!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2015

    Hednic, would you mind posting your thoughts on this one when you have a chance to give it a wear?
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    I really like many from this house, but for some reason, they have never wowed me into buying a bottle.
    Of the ones that I have tried (about 20?), I like:
    Malabah - a soft, spiced tea fragrance ...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2015

    4x - Fendi Theorema Esprit d'Ete
    3x - L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse
    2x - Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, Comme des Garcons White, Chanel Coromandel, Hermes Hiris and Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil
    1x -...
  43. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    I finished a 15ml bottle of Ava Luxe No. 23 last year (she only sells them that way now), and I bought 2 backups of it, now half way through one of them.
    But that is it.......for a long time I...
  44. Re: A thought on picking fragrances based on weather and seasons...

    I love a big oriental - up until about 80 degrees, then I find it a bit cloying. So, yes, I think adjusting application can bring out wonderful nuances for otherwise "seasonal" fragrances.
    One of...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    I'm joining you today, in many ways!!! I strongly dislike tuberose, so not going to be in synch - although I guess I should use synch day to get outside my comfort zone :)
    I'm in MadHat Scents...
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

    \

    Read post #25 for his review of his purchase.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Mani done with OPI I Don't Give a Rotterdam.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Went with Hermes Hiris for my first day back at work in a week or so.
    I'll join the appreciation of Elixir, especially the eucalyptus note. I think this is one of the best Pens that I have smelled....
  49. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Very interesting, 30 Roses! I can't wait for my sample to arrive, hoping it comes today. This one sounds rather BIG for a Pens.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Good morning, all! Hoping for no rain today, so that I can finally finish some yard chores that I had hoped to complete during my staycation. So far it is looking good. I am wearing Chanel...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    XScent, I can also deal with this Monday, as I am off work too!!!! Chanel Coromandel for me today. If the weather holds out, and it is iffy, I have a tennis match this evening, so I should still...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    I went crazy in April and bought a lot of new polish (cheaper than perfume!) so today I am in a new one, Deborah Lippmann No More Drama, a tan with copper subtle shimmer.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Just finished my tips with A England Briar Rose, a stunning dark pink/maroon (magenta) scattered holo. This is probably on the verge of too dark for this time of year, but I wanted to wear it anyway.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    For an awfully long day of meetings at work, I am in Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere. Hope it works :)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th April 2015

    Posting late, but wearing a favorite - L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse. Three days until a short staycation, and I can't wait!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Love that one!

    Today my tips are done in OPI Kermit Me To Speak - a metallic lilac and green duochrome.
  57. Re: Imaginary Authors, some great female frags here!

    I sampled this house several years ago, and loved Memoirs of a Trespasser! The other that I really like was the Cobra one (? a leather). Falling Into the Sea had a sharp, unpleasant note to it...
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    Re: Donna Karan Gold - EDT or EDP ?

    I actually prefer the EDT. To me, the lilly if full enough in the EDT (and actually a little overwhelming at first), and I appreciate the cucumber/green watery aspect that is more prominent in the...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips just done in A England Princess Sabra, a medium green holo.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    Monday always comes too soon! Ah well, FM En Passant from an ignored sample for me today to start things off. My lilacs have been blooming for a couple of weeks, and it reminded me to try this one...
  61. Thread: What if ...

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    Re: What if ...

    Yes, a supporting member is a paid membership. Always something to consider if you are going to visit the site much, and certainly for extensive use of the sale/trade threads.
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    Re: Keeping a rounded collection

    Well done! Yes, there are some classic feminines that are great "new" masculines. Try to find O de Lancome at your local department store and give it a sniff. Cheap, and incredibly refreshing for...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    Hello all! Happy Friday, and I see we all made it past hump day :)

    I woke up with a strange urge for PG Coze, so I am out of synch. This is one that I wish I had hoarded, or at least gotten a...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th April 2015

    Inspired by Jack Hunter's thread over on the Male side, I'm wearing Guerlain SDV. It has turned a little cooler here, so it seems fitting today.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Good morning all! In honor of my first iris buds showing up this spring, I am wearing Hermes Hiris!
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    Re: Eau des Baux & Kiehl's Original Musk

    Totally agree here. If you can find this one, I think it is one of the best from L'Occitane, if the notes are agreeable to you. Beautiful honey and immortelle.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th April 2015

    Roberto, you know that I love how you smell today!!! :kiss::kiss:

    I am in Delrae Bois de Paradis this morning, my fruity, woody lovely.
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    Re: Which bottle(s) did you finish in 2014?

    I did not finish any bottles in 2014. And if I recall correctly, I only purchased one - PdE Cuir Ottoman.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th April 2015

    Happy Monday everyone. I'm in Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil today, a happy green and easy fragrance for spring, which has sprung here.
  70. Re: Maybe I'm Lucky, But....Today was a Good Sample Day

    Well, if you really love one of them (looks like you like VIW), you ought to buy it from them. It sounds like you could develop a very good relationship with them (and lots more samples!)
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Sephora by OPI Metro Chic.
  72. Re: Citrusy or Green Fresh Fragrance Recommendations

    Try the Hermes Un Jardin line (there are 5 now). One of them might click with you.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    Jon, that is classic!!!! :lolk: Actually, both your perfume and the Windows pic made me laugh out loud.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    I will have to synch this evening because I rushed out of the house with no thought to my fragrance, and wore (finished!!!) a decant of K. Mercheri Iris d'Ardent. This one is pleasant and does not...
  75. Re: How often do you wear the same scent two or more days in a row? Which scents are they?

    LOL! I have been known to do this also :)
    I will sometimes get in a little fragrance rut, or lull, where I wear a fragrance several days in a row because I don't want to think about fragrances,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

    I am in VC&A Bois d'Iris today - and this is not working for me because I HATE iris!!!!


    April fools :)

    Erin, congrats on the job. And I'm sorry about the breakup. Hugs to you :)
  77. Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    Agree, 30 Roses, great reviews! I love how each person picks up on different nuances! Nice!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips now in Chanel Starlet, a coral leaning pink with a soft shimmer.
  79. Re: Early warning: Palissandre d'Or from Aedes de Venustas

    Thank you RVB! That sounds very nice, and certainly worth a sample.
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    Re: Most worn in March and first quarter of 2015

    3 x L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse
    2 x Chanel 31 rue Cambon
    1 x Chanel Bois des Iles, Fendi Theorema, Chanel No. 5 Eau Premeire, Ava Luxe No. 23, M. Micallef Gaiac, Chanel 1932, Chanel No. 18,...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    Oh, teardrop! I am going to have to use "wheelie bin"! Love it!!!!
    Joining easyfish and Dr. G in Chanel today, but I am in the lovely No. 18. Warm weather brings out all the loveliness of this...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    I'm in Chanel 31 rue Cambon today, which I wear often, but I did reorganize some fragrances this weekend so that I rotate a few more warm weather scents into my routine. Spring cleaning!!!
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    Re: 2 fragrances in the same day?

    I would apply whatever I wanted to wear out that evening. Most likely a "clean" office scent that is on it's last leg won't interfere too much.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Nice collection! And cool table too! :)
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    Wow, Coromandel, on me, is the longest lasting of the bunch - 12 hours at least, and very potent for the first 6 hours or so. Sorry it didn't work for you, but it sounds like you had a wonderful...
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    Re: My first trip to Scent Bar!

    That's a nice one! I love 1270! Glad you guys had fun!
  87. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    This is an incredible house, but I prefer Cuir Ottoman and Ambre Russe, which I think are stand outs. Not really a bad one in the bunch to be honest.
  88. Re: Want to Buy Aventus, Suddenly Worried About Batches

    I would not buy the fragrance then, if you are worried about batches.
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    Re: *NEW* Hermés - Le Jardin de Monsieur Li

    Thanks hednic. I am looking forward to sampling this one.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th March 2015

    Happy Birthday, Foustie!!!!!!
    I am in synch in one of my favorite warm weather fragrances - Chanel 1932. Cool, crisp and inviting!
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    We are approaching the end of the first quarter. How is this going, Buysblind?!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    Kiliwia, how exciting!
    Roberto, oh goodness, another fan of the new Chanel. I'm trying to not even sample it, because I know I will love it. But my resolve is wearing thin. :)

    I'm in M....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th March 2015

    More iris today - PdE Equistrius, which is not my favorite but it is easy to wear.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

    Joining Robin in a K. Mecheri fragrance today - Iris d'Argent. Spring has sprung, and it is time to bust out the iris. My iris is leafed out, but no buds yet.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Just applied Zoya Faye to tips.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    Fun indeed!!! Enjoy them all!!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    Good morning all! I am wearing Penhaligon's Empressa today from the sample pass. Wishing everyone a great start to the week!
  98. Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    Hey guys. I was able to try Levantium and Lothhair, and will wear Empressa today.

    Levantium was a miss for me unfortunately. After a bright opening, in which I could not really distinguish the...
  99. Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    OK, here we go! I received the samples two days ago, but have been unable to wear them yet. But today I am going to wear Levantium, so will post my thoughts either tonight or in the morning. ...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips now in Chanel Paparazzi.
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