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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...
  3. Thread: New here

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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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  31. 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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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    L'Ete en Douce today.
  64. Re: Frederic Malle Lys Mediteranee or En Passant

    l enjoyed both, but l'd pick Lys Mediterranee. En Passant, while being a beautiful rendition of lilac, is quite linear & l think l'd get bored with it after a while.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th May, 2020

    Glad all is well, Jon!

    foxbins, hope all goes well for you tomorrow.

    Ashoka this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Le Chevrefeuille today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th May, 2020

    :grin::thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Un Matin d'Orage EDP for my late shift today.
  69. Thread: How long?

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    Re: How long?

    Where did that "protocol" come from? l never heard of it before.

    l try my samples whenever l feel like it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th May, 2020

    dora, that sounds like a rough day. Hope the rest of your week is better, & that your hubby heals fast!

    Welcome, Rosendust!
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Many of Neil's releases over the last few years were never even added to the website in the first place. lt might be worth dropping Neil an email if there's something in particular you'd like to try....
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th May, 2020

    Morning all, & belated Birthday greetings to ClockworkAlice's Dad! :birthdays:

    Loving all the cat pics, people!

    l need to make another trip to the supermarket today, & l'm trying my sample of...
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    Re: Help with a Mother's Day gift!

    She clearly loves tuberose, so l'll second the recommendations for Carnal Flower & Fracas, & for something with a more romantic name, Beyond Love by Kilian.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd May, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    24 Faubourg, glad to see you're enjoying that one! :thumbsup:

    Finally scented in Soliflore Mimosa.
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Thanks for contributing your impressions here 24 Faubourg, l enjoyed reading them! :smiley: And congrats on your excellent choice of bottles; Midnight Tryst & Prowl are among my favourites from this...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd May, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    The sun is out, & l'm off out to do some gardening in The Actress. :coolold:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st May, 2020

    Thanks, freewheelin'! :kiss:

    Happy Birthday, N.CAL! :birthdays:

    Enjoying wine o'clock & looking forward to three days off! :beer:
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    Sample of the Day - May 2020

    Please post your impressions here of whatever you're sampling this month, folks!

    l'm still working my way through the Neil Morris pile, but l'll be reading your posts with interest. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st May, 2020

    Morning all!

    Starting this month in Ashoka, for another long shift.
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    Re: Most worn in April 2020

    3 x Le Chevrefeuille

    2 x Stella, DK Gold, Seville a l'Aube, Moon Breath, Narciso, Narcisse Noir, L'Ete en Douce & Flower Market

    1 x Mimosa Mixte, Soliflore Wisteria, Ashoka, Spring Jasmine,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    -;)-
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th April, 2020

    Well said, Trilby!

    Welcome, gledi!

    Sunnyfunny, welcome back! :vrolijk_26:

    We had torrential rain, hail, thunder & lightning this afternoon, but also rainbows! l take that as a good sign.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l have nothing from Dior, having finished my bottles of Addict & Diorissimo some time ago, so l'm out this week.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th April, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, 24 Faubourg! :birthdays:

    lt's still rainy here, so l'm wearing Flower Market for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th April, 2020

    lne, hope you feel better tomorrow!

    Q, how wonderful to have a hubby that can do anything, & wonderful for him to have a wife who appreciates him! :smiley:

    Count me in to the "pick my own fruit...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th April, 2020

    Morning all!

    Wearing Stella for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th April, 2020

    ExtremeK, you're welcome! :smiley: l think what CF & OSA share is that "florist's fridge" vibe. l wrote in my review that OSA does for ylang what CF did for tuberose: it has that cool freshness that...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Vanille d'Ete:

    This opens with a note of soft fruits, with a slight mustiness, before a woody vanilla comes through. l don't find it overly sweet, but it is linear: the mustiness fades but the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th April, 2020

    Enjoy your day off, lne! We're getting some much-needed rain here, so l'm deep-cleaning the bathroom before Mr teardrop starts painting it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th April, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, dear CuddleCat! :birthdays:

    l have a day off, & l'm planning to catch up on a few little chores, & maybe pop out to the supermarket later.

    Sampling Vanille d'Ete...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th April, 2020

    Congrats on your milestone, knit! :beer:
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    Re: Ylang ylang fragrance recommendations?

    You really must try OSA by Note di Profumum! lt's the most stunningly beautiful ylang ylang l've encountered.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th April, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary to lne! :beer:

    Woke up to cloudy skies this morning, & it looks set to rain for much of this week. Wearing Un Matin d'Orage EDP for a long shift today.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    l think she means the green one.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th April, 2020

    Jasmin T this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th April, 2020

    Morning all!

    Narcisse Noir today, modern EDT.
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    Re: Wake and Spray

    This is me, too. And l also sometimes shower later in the day, depending on my shifts, or whether l've been gardening/doing housework, etc.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th April, 2020

    They are indeed wild columbine, also known as "granny's bonnets".

    Wonderful pics misscasey, thanks for sharing! :smiley:
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    Re: How to stock your decants

    That zip-up vial case would be perfect for travelling, & l see it comes in purple too! :dankk2:

    Mine are in a perspex lipstick holder, or in cigar boxes.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th April, 2020

    Thanks, Shycat!

    Wow Q, please do be careful!
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