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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Tea used to be pressed in ''bricks'' for easy transport, especially in the north if I remember right. these were even used as currency. Today it's much rarer....
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    White Fluffy, I have been re reading the thread, and got interested by the tea distraction, are you familiar with tea bricks? That would be the form of tea transported in that part of the world. I...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    There's tons left, many vials are still almost full. I'll be off for two weeks and three days. I'll leave it until I come back then. The trip will be quite hectic and I will have little time to...
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    I have the same problem as donna, I far more fall in love on first sight, but a fragrance I hate I keep hating.
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Kotori, I have kept everything, so I can send it on as well packaged as I received it. I have tons of bubble wrap, (I save it most of the time) so I will re-wrap it the way I got it.
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    I have one problem though, I am going on a trip to the Netherlands in about ten days, I don't think I can finish the samples (such a large set!) before I go, and I'm not sure I want to risk bringing...
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    Thamks White Fluffy!
    Ok, I stuck with Pink Sugar but can't find anything in it except for pink sugar with a dash of bubblegum. On my skin there seems to be absolutely no development.
    And I dislike...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    The package arrived over the weekend. It was very well wrapped, beautifully done! I was away over the weekend, to a flyball competition with my dog. I have opened it this morning and just did a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th February, 2016

    Teardrop, so sorry to read about mr Teardrop, sending positive vibes and healing thoughts your way.
    I am so sorry he's having such a horrible time, and isn't treated ight by the doctor today.
    My...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Yes that is really true for me too!!!
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    Kiliawa! Aaarghh! To die for! How does it smell?
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    Azurée!
    Sort of in synch, that's a scent I discovered and brought in 2015!

    Happy and fragrant 2016!
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    thos old films were fascinating! when I went to you tube i got suggestions for a lot more!
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    I would definitely go to the pergamon Museum!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    I have nothing for next Friday, I will have to give it a twist or something.
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    I love the list for next year! I can't wait for the Crypt, mossy, dirty and decay Friday! Brilliantly named!

    And we should never ever let go of a Chypre Friday!

    I totally missed last weeks...
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I can totally deal with ''stalker'' when it's in jest. I'm against being so PC that you can't make a joke. I think I will choose Kumquat, who has the loveliest wardrobe!
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Excellent idea, although I'm not sure about what it means to stalk a basenoter
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I'm in Spellbound, Estee Lauder! Very spicy.
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    Foustie, of course you need your sleep, enjoy your time alone and your Christmas!

    I have been working like a beast over the last week, and looking after my husbands grandchild. I'm alone too now....
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    Which is the best fine spray bottle

    I have given the hubby a 1 liter bottle of Paco Rabanne, and it needs to be decanted in a more reasonable sized bottle for use. He is not happy with the ''nemat'', (bestbottles) bottle I got him, he...
  22. Re: PONK - A 'nose' club - Blind nose training amongst ourselves. Anyone interested?

    I had no idea we can send ingredients....
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    Ho! Just nosed the PONK nose, there's a whole website set up! Excellent!
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    I'm in for a PONK membership. I have long been wishing for a better and more informed sense of smell.
    I have been accumulating a certain number (though by no means complete) of essential oils, as I...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    As promised: The one liter bottle of vintage Paco Rabanne. The colour of the juice is an orangy amber brown. The bottle is actually clear. It is very, very good! It does have more depth, it is more...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    The seller put up good photos, but the bottle is brown of course, Anyway, it's on it's way here now!
    I'll post pictures...
  27. Re: Looking for a budget friendly female fragrance for gift

    Or you could print a list of the fragrances suggested, and also look at the fragrance directory, and check out TJMaxx if you have one in your area.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    My plan is to pick a fictional character each day and then imagine what they would wear. And then spray. or dab.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th December, 2015

    RHM, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Actually, although of course the juice will get used, and it is cheaper than a lot of small bottles, it was a bit of a joke too to get him such a enormous bottle. He didn't get it...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    They do come around, I got him a 1 liter bottle of the modern Paco Rabanne three years ago, that one's nearly gone. Time for a new one.
    I decant them for him in a smaller glass spray bottle, they...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    The vintage has more depth according to the reviews, he has been using it for the last 30 years...
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    Re: Free to a Good Home 2015

    C Rose! Thank you thank you thank you! I got an ENORMOUS bag and am working on the Donna Karan right now! I have wanted to try the Black Cashmere for ages!
    I am so happy with all these new olfactory...
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I am really excited about next week, this is one week I plan to really relish!
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    I brought a vintage bottle of Paco Rabanne... 1 liter!!!!!!!!!!
    My Christmas gift to the hubby, who showers in Paco Rabanne. I hope it's good, it was quite expensive!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Betsy, I generally wear/enjoy a scent for many days in a row. It seems to be the natural way. Of course for some special occasion I will look for something appropriate.
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    No, no, of course the extrait is worth buying! It's far more rare though, and the EdT is qood. I usually don't go for EdT because I think they're wishy-washy, and often also different, like a...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Whitefluffy! Thanks!
    You can easily go for an Eau de Toilette, these vintage EdTs are usually about as strong as the modern perfumes. Just make sure you get a real vintage one. Make sure it's from...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    PS, the hubby who is super sensitive to scents, and can't abide any artificial ingredients, approves of the vintage Chantilly. Almost a miracle!
    And even better, in my experience you can go for any...
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    Re: Bargain Bin Treasures sample pass

    Could I still join? I would like to try these. I do have vintage Chantilly, and am a big fan. I even choose it for my wedding perfume!!! To me it is a bit powdery, oriental and very, very alluring...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am planning on one of my perfumes from Hové or Bourbon French, they are lovely and I think you can't get more niche than with a perfume you can only buy from the maker and nowhere else.
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    Re: Free to a Good Home 2015

    I'd like bag#1 otherwise I also like bag #2, especially the Black cashmere!.
    Either one would be great!
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    Re: Houbigant Le Parfum Ideal

    OMG! Mindblowing!
    There are posts online with tips how to open ancient bottles, but it is tricky!
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    Re: Advice about Aromatics Elixir purchase

    I thought I'd finish this with the seller refunding me 10 dollars, which I consider reasonable. I just saw this version in TJ Maxx today for 39 dollars, which I what I payed for it at the end.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Never heard of this, it sound fantastic and one I will need to try!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I have quite a lots of spicy scents, I don't think I have anything coffee or tea? I want to wear something I don't usually wear. I will figure it out tomorrow.
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    Re: Free to a Good Home 2015

    The suspense is killing me!
    I am going to wait and see what the next batch is like, I would only want to try Fath de Fath from this batch so it would be unfair to claim it.
    ...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Oh, Foustie, now I need to try all those scents! You write so enticing!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th November 2015

    Quarry, I am experiencing a novelty: I am in synch in my one sample of Tom Ford, Violet Blonde, never gave it a try before today.
    Actually, I have the most gorgeous samples thanks to all my...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am in synch! I have rummaged through my samples, and found one Tom Ford!
    I am in Violet Blonde!
    It is a very violetty scent, but now the middel notes ar up I like it much better, something deep...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I now notice I inverted the A and O...
    Oh well....
    Sorry
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Working My Ass Off...
    I invented it this morning.
    I am happy to say that the dinner went very well, the Turkey was perfect. I am getting better at it every year. This year I did a dry brine, highly...
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    I always knew my spirit animal was a guinea pig!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am wearing Azurée today, super spicy, because I thought it was friday, and it was spices synch.
    Senility squared....

    WMOA for thanksgiving dinner tonight, that might have some influence
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    Yes, great photos, lovely dog!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Very vintage tabu of course
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    In synch with Tabu
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T4jbfmlVCEo/UrRbVh34JXI/AAAAAAAAMQY/ATUeYgdj-Co/s1600/dana+tabu+perfume+ad+vintage+perfumeshrine.com.png
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Foustie, what a funny story!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am in the sadly discontinued Balmain de Balmain. Definitely unisex IMHO.
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/8c/db/c4/8cdbc43debf65ba5536a7a79a58c88b2.jpg
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypre

    PS, I wear chypres to Heavy Metal concerts! They do fine there!
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypre

    Arida, your English is fine, don't worry! I don't see chypres at all like that. I think it is an idea based on that fact that the accord, and it really is the accord which makes a chypre a chypre, is...
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypre

    Hee Magie Noire smells good again? I am going to ave to check it out!
    A chypre without the chypre accord is not a chypre.
    I think the manufacturers are now misusing the word. No oakmoss, no chypre.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I haven't joined in because no suitable scents, but today I am in Interlude, bu Amouage, and it does have something boozy, so I think I am synching today.
    Looking forward towards the next week...
  64. Re: Share Your Favorite Non-Niche scents for Fall/Winter

    Knowing
    Aromatics Elixir
    Tabu (only vintage)
    Azuree
    Cabochard
    La Perla (layered with Tweed for special occasions)
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    Re: Advice about Aromatics Elixir purchase

    That is of some help. I don't think it's a fake, just a different version, it's the frosted bottle with the flower, but spray painted it and it looks ugly, I do think it's legit, just an ugly...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I can't find anything boozy :( , I'll go with Halston for today.
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    Re: Advice about Aromatics Elixir purchase

    Thanks for the link I will check it
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    Advice about Aromatics Elixir purchase

    So guys, give me your opinion please.
    I wanted a bottle of Aromatic Elixir and I decided to go for the limited edition bottle, now there are two types
    I wanted this one:...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    No synchronized fridays is the best! Every time I am AWOL for too long Friday synchs is what brings me back!
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I like the idea of ''comfort scent!'' That will be very interesting!
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    Re: An idea...

    That would be Miss Baimain again!
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    Re: An idea...

    Darn missed it then. Well that will show me what I get for not being on Basenotes often enough!
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    Re: An idea...

    We used to do the gender swap thing for synchronized fridays, I thought it was great fun, don't know if I would do it for a week though.

    Did we had a synch where you would wear the scent of your...
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    Re: I'm back … and I have my own Nordstrom!

    OMG!!! That was hilarious!!!!
    I have just been away for some time too Quarry. Work, being a Stepford wife, pets... It all takes up so much of my time!
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    Re: Morticia Addam's perfume

    Oh well, darn... The Q just called me to tell me he's working tomorrow night so no party and no dressing up.
    Maybe I'll dress up on sunday just because I want to show you :(
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Foxbins, it is of course vintage extrait, brought for my own birthday.
    I really need to make good photo of it and post it!
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    Re: Today I bought October 2015

    I brought a bottle of Aromatics Elixir

    https://alisonkerr.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/clinique-aromatics-elixir-ltd-edition1.png
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    Re: Morticia Addam's perfume

    I have to fess' up, I did also buy a new bottle of aromatics Elixir. But that's definitely all for now!
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    Re: Morticia Addam's perfume

    I will have to keep it inside my wardrobe. I can't buy anything new just now. (because I spent all my pocket money on vintage/antique bolts of gorgeous Japanese kimono silks!)
    I was very much drawn...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am in a good whallop of Cabochard!
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    Re: Morticia Addam's perfume

    Ha! I wondered about Tabu myself! But although I love it, (vintage) it seems to have such a bad reputation.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am going to go for Cabochard tomorrow!!!!
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    I love Great Danes! I bet no place is safe from them.
    Although you should not underestimate a lab/whippet mix.... Expert counter top surfers!
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    Re: Morticia Addam's perfume

    All very good, yes, Magie Noire of course! I have a tiny vintage bottle!
    I was thinking of l'Arte di Gucci myself....
    Dark rose, funeral lily.... oh yes!
    I can see the Aromatics elixir and...
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    Re: Morticia Addam's perfume

    Bandit would be interesting, I am intrigued by Spellbound. The name is brilliantly appropriate as well.
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    Brilliant!
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    Morticia Addam's perfume

    I am going to dress up as Morticia. Now what perfume would Morticia wear?
    Something classic, elegant, dark and sultry, but with a real bite!
    Any suggestions?
    ...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I'm not sure, maybe Miss Balmain, but it seems to pop up at almost every synch. I'm going to spray later in the day, after work.
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    Re: An idea...

    Yes, that's a very good point to remember
  90. Re: A 16 yo girl adventure with Coromandel - Fathers, beware! And a suggestion...

    I am afraid she sound gorgeous and will get attention if she wears nothing. (perfume wise) I concur with letting her try Bottega Veneta, and Arpege.
    I was in Miss Balmain since 15, and always ready...
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    Re: I'm back … and I have my own Nordstrom!

    Divine!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Q-W0FvR6g
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    Re: An idea...

    Good idea, I like it! Especially Chypre week!
  93. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    I don't care either BoyChanel, Yeah, I found a grey hair so I just googled, silver hair. Because when the grey really hits I am going to go all white in one fell swoop!
    And so I found out it's the...
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    Yes, I hear you. Same problem here... I do Japanese tea ceremony and now I have ten tea bowls. It needs to stop!
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    Jon, those stairs are amazing! Love the fish one.

    Kumquat, lovely case, and beautiful collection!
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    It looks great!
    I don't think it's strange at all.
    I always planned to go all white/grey once I am getting grey hairs, and go for the French Marquise look, but I just found out it's the hottest...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th October, 2015

    Halston, brought a small bottle at TJ Maxx for 4 dollar, and that was very well spent!
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    Re: Today I bought October 2015

    I brought a bottle of Halston natural spray at TJ-Maxx, for $4 yay!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd October, 2015

    Hi everybody, not in synch, I don't own any Serge L, I am in a good dollop of Estee Lauder's Knowing.

    I once spent a whole evening watching all the haka's of the All Blacks on You Tube!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    My grandmother had sachets of lavender all over too, we made them as children, I still make them, but I often do a mix of rosemary and lavender. I used to buy it in bulk from France, it was so cheap...
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