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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Chilehead by Dame Perfumery (another freebie):

    The opening is rather herbal-medicinal for me, dominated by a celery-like vetiver, & a fiery pepper, instead of chillis (note that its name is Chile,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st January, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    lne, l hope you get to see the sun soon!

    lt's another beautiful bright, cold day here. l have a couple of days off, l'm doing a bit of pottering today, & trying my sample of...
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    Re: Narcotic V vs other tuberose scents

    l own & love Carnal Flower & Fracas, & l did try a sample of Narcotic V around ten years ago, when it was still called Narcotic Venus. l don't know if it's been changed since then, but l found it to...
  4. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    l have never encountered one, & God forbid that the idea should ever catch on over here.

    l don't see how it can be achievable, given the valid point already made here that most people do use...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Back to work for a long shift today in Narciso EDP.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th January, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    lt's a glorious day here, too. We'll be off out for lunch shortly, & l'm wearing Cadjmere 18.
  7. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    l hope you're joking.



    Same here.
  8. Re: Summery unisex recommendations - Aqua di Parma?

    My favourite unisex citrus-aromatic is Goutal's Eau du Sud. Try before you buy, because it's not sweet, but it does retain its freshness for hours, & cuts through heat & humidity beautifully.

    Last...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

    Happy Birthday Whitefluffy :birthdays:, & Happy BN-iversary to Robin! :beer:

    We had frost here this morning too, & beautiful sunshine all day. :smiley: Let's hope the cold, clear weather will last...
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    Re: UK based bargain alert thread?

    Yes. Take a look:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/411057-T-K-Maxx
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Chocolate Oil by Dame Perfumery:

    Yep, this is chocolate alright. Starting off like the kind of chocolate syrup you find on an ice cream sundae, moving through Lindor milk chocolate truffles, &...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday lne! :birthdays:

    The rain seems to be clearing & it's brightening up here. Planning to catch up on some housework today.

    l'm sitting out the synch to try a free...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Nope, Dragon's Kiss. :)

    l'm taking the opportunity to do some sampling today, so l'm sitting this one out, but Encens Flamboyant would probably be the trickiest one l own.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    Good luck with your procedure foxbins, hope all is well!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    Santal Blush this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Smuggler's Soul for Uni day.
  17. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Spotted a bottle of Sublime EDT by Jean Patou in our local today. l was sorely tempted, but resisted. Still one or two Miller Harris fragrances & candles as well, but otherwise mostly the usual...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Happy Birthday badarun, & La Flaneuse if you're out there! :birthdays::birthdays:

    l had a most enjoyable shopping trip, & the sun came out this afternoon. :smiley:

    Do l recall someone here...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    CuddleCat, l hope you get just the right kind of rain real soon. l'd send you some of ours if l could.

    l'll be going into town today, as l have a gift card from Christmas burning a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    mike, healing vibes to you! Whatever you do, don't rub your eyes, & artificial tears should help with the itching.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    Thanks, tdem! The dental treatment is all done again for now, at least until my next six-monthly check-up. :smiley: The walk back against the wind & rain was a battle, but l'm dried off & cosy again...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    Morning all, & belated BN-iversary congrats to kewart & RichMan'sOldSpice! :beer:

    lt's horribly wet & windy out there today, but soon l'll be venturing out to the dentist for my next filling. Oh,...
  23. Re: Do samples feel weaker on you than the actual bottles?

    Same here.

    l think if you're using a dab sample the fragrance can come across as weaker, because it's difficult to get as much on your skin as you would when spraying. For this reason l much...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Giardini di Montecatini VI perfume oil by Princess Marcella Borghese:

    Launched in 1987 & long discontinued, there is very little information about this rare gem online, & it's not in the Directory...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Beginning my week off with plans to get on with my homework today. l'm trying a sample of Giardini di Montecatini VI perfume oil by Princess Marcella Borghese, which isn't in the...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Same here!

    For me it would be a waste not to wear all the fragrances l've spent my hard-earned money on.

    And l only test samples when l'm home alone, with no distractions & no one to offend.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Happy Birthday Larimar, & Kalli if you're reading this. Hope all is well with you. :birthdays::birthdays:

    Congrats on your bargain, kewart!

    We'll be heading out for lunch & beers shortly. l'm...
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    Re: Guerlain Samsara - Help

    l agree, go with vintage. l'm a huge fan of Samsara, & l've never found anything else like it.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Night Star by Scents of Time:

    This begins as an aldehydic floral with iris, heliotrope & an unusually realistic hawthorn note. l also sense hyacinth here, although it's not listed. Half an hour in...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Trilby, l've been meaning to say l love your new signature! lt's a hard one to live by, but one that l strive towards, every day. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Afternoon all, & congrats dear Jon on your milestone! :beer:

    lt's back to wet & windy here today. l'm longing for spring too, but first l'd like to see a good run of bright & frosty days, instead...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    Happy Birthday, CapriDog! :birthdays:

    Welcome back & a Happy New Year to Larimar! :vrolijk_26:

    Jon, you know me so well. Cheers! :beer:

    Joining in for wine o'clock & looking forward to a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    ln synch with Narciso EDP for another long shift today.

    caz, best wishes to your hubby for a swift recovery!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l've gone with Narciso EDP, for the snowy white bottle & the "whiteness" of the scent.

    lt occurred to me that Teint de Neige would be a great choice for this synch, although l myself don't have...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

    Congrats dear caz on your milestone! :beer:

    Wearing Stoned this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Smuggler's Soul for Uni today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l'm considering two options for this one:

    1. Carnal Flower, because to me it smells like a florist's fridge, matching the frigid air of Antarctica.

    2. Narciso EDP, not only because of that...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    kewart, sending more healing vibes your way.

    l have a much-needed day off, & after a long lie-in & a shower l need to get my studying head back on, as l'm back in Uni tomorrow.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th January, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday Jux! :birthdays:

    Encens Flamboyant for another long shift today.
  40. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    l find this one rather warm & cuddly, the very opposite of mean.

    l recommend Chanel Cristalle.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    Morning all, & wishing the Happiest of Birthdays to dear Jon! :birthdays::beer::kiss:

    Cook.bot, Happy BN-iversary!

    Wearing Stash for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    OMG shades!!! So glad to see you here & wishing you all the very best for your continued recovery. Stay well, sweetheart! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Sending healing thoughts to kewart, & wearing Ambre Passion this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar for work today.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    l'm a big fan of Goutal's Eau du Sud, finding that it cuts through heat & humidity beautifully.

    l'd add Laconia by Tom Daxon to your list. lt's a high quality & very natural-smelling lemon with...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's still grey & damp here, sadly. l'm wearing Santal Blush for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    Great cat pic, Jon! :thumbsup:

    Wearing Stoned for wine o'clock.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    Morning all, & congrats to all those celebrating milestones today! :beer:

    l'm enjoying a day of pottering, & sort-of-synching in Vanilla Musk by Ava Luxe.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l'm stretching the synch to include vanilla today, so that l can join in. ;) Of course vanilla notes can be found in a number of whiskies, wines & liqueurs.

    Taking this opportunity to give a...
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    Re: Thoughts on "occasion" perfumes?

    l agree with these statements, but otherwise the time of day is irrelevant to me when choosing what to wear.
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    Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    This.
  52. Thread: Best of 2019

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    Re: Best of 2019

    l tried almost none of the 2019 releases, but new-to-me fragrances that impressed me in 2019 were:

    Cashmere Musk by Ava Luxe (highly recommended if you love powdery scents)
    Laconia by Tom Daxon...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Aha, that could work! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Paradoxe by Pierre Cardin (a sample from my dear swap buddy kitsch):

    This has a strongly aldehydic opening: crisp, "white" & soapy, along with bergamot & perhaps some white florals. l can't really...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    yellowtone, of course you are very welcome to join us, the more the merrier! :smiley:

    l can't think of anything in my wardrobe that's boozy, apart from VIW with its mojito vibe, & l'm not wearing...
  56. Re: Your Fragrances of the Year This Past Decade (Most Worn)

    Great idea, Kotori! :smiley: I've had to rely on being able to find the old threads, & a couple are missing, but mine look something like this:

    2010 (last quarter only as l joined that September)...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd January, 2020

    Morning all, & a belated Happy BN-iversary to mike! :beer:

    After a much-needed lie-in, l'm planning to take down the Christmas tree & do a post-Christmas clean-up around here today. lt's always...
  58. Re: Most worn in December, 4th Quarter, 2nd Half, and whole year of 2019

    Most worn in December:

    7 x Eau de Shalimar (still working on finishing this bottle!)

    5 x Like This

    4 x Stash & Oriental Pearl

    3 x Cadjmere 18
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

    Thanks, PerfumedLady & tdem! :kiss:

    l've been really tired all day today, but looking forward to a couple of days off now...
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    Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Looking forward to a whole new year of reading your sampling impressions, folks! :smiley:

    l'll be back here soon with some more of my own...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

    Thanks, CuddleCat & Jon, & a Happy New Year to all!

    Thoughts & prayers going out to all our friends Down Under. lt looks like hell on earth down there.

    Needing something with a bit of pep to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

    Thanks HoP, mike, N.CAL & caz! :smiley:

    And congrats to Ryan! Wishing you every happiness in your new home.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

    We've been out celebrating our 10 year anniversary with a few beers & a Chinese takeout on the way home. Mr teardrop has already gone to bed, having been up at 4.00 am for work this morning, & l'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

    Morning all!

    Oriental Pearl for work today.

    We haven't made plans for tonight, but we might pop out for just a couple of drinks & then see the New Year in at home.

    However you're spending...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar for my late shift today.
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    Re: Fragrance recommendations for a sister

    Stella by Stella McCartney is a great suggestion; smells just like a rose garden along with hints of earth & woods. l think it would work well on an outdoorsy girl like your sister. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th December, 2019

    My condolences to your friend, tdem.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th December, 2019

    My sediments exactly! :thumbsup: We've been celebrating all afternoon/evening, & Mr teardrop is so exhausted from all the excitement he's already gone to bed. l don't think he'll stop smiling for...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th December, 2019

    Thanks Jon, all positive vibes are very much appreciated!

    We'll be heading out for a late lunch after the game, & God willing it'll be a celebration. l'm in Cadjmere 18 today.
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    Re: In 2020, I expect to finish...

    l'm working towards finishing a 75ml bottle of Eau de Shalimar, in the Edition Charms bottle. There's about 5mls still to go.

    My bottle of Sheer Obsession is getting low, but there'll need to be a...
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    Poll: Re: Which one best describes you?

    l voted for Fragrant Polygamist, but l could also be called a Rotational Sampler.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th December, 2019

    l'd love a boss like yours! :shocked::smiley:

    After eleven hours of sleep, a quick tidy-up of the Christmas debris & a shower, l'm finally dressed & scented in Black Flower Mexican Vanilla.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th December, 2019

    Thanks, caz! :)
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    Right! :laugh:
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    Um, wrong thread, l think? ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th December, 2019

    Thanks, ClockworkAlice! :smiley:

    At last l'm home & enjoying wine o'clock, while looking forward to not leaving the house AT ALL tomorrow. :2vrolijk_08: lt's been a long week.

    SOTE is lmperial...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l own a small number of vintage perfumes, few of which l find suitable for work, or for this time of year, so l've gone with Eau de Shalimar. l'm not sure this counts as vintage, but it is...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th December, 2019

    Morning all!

    Kind-of-synched in Eau de Shalimar for work today. lt's my seventh day without a day off, & l'm so looking forward to the weekend...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th December, 2019

    Happy Birthdays to Darjeeling, Mr Caz & Jennifer! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th December, 2019

    Morning all, & a very Happy Birthday, dear Grant! :birthdays::beer::kiss:

    Welcome to basenotes, miameow! :vrolijk_26:

    l managed to get home before 2 pm yesterday, we opened our gifts & had a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th December, 2019

    Enjoy your day everyone, & treasure every moment!

    l'm off to work in And the World is Yours.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th December, 2019

    Posting late this evening as we've been chilling with a Christmas Eve buffet a deaux & watching parts 1 & 2 of the new BBC adaptation of A Christmas Carol, starring Guy Pearce as Scrooge. lt's...
  83. Re: Most distinctive, seductive fragrance for women.

    Welcome to basenotes, Emily.grace! :vrolijk_26:

    IMO you can't go wrong with Tom Ford Black Orchid.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th December, 2019

    Morning all!

    l'm off to work in Like This. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd December, 2019

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar again for my late shift.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Good work, N.CAL!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Creative indeed! Very much enjoying your pics, keep 'em coming! :D

    l enjoy seeing people's sample stashes even more than their bottles, & l admire you for coming up with such ingenious ways of...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd December, 2019

    Morning all!

    Vernona, if you're reading this, sending fond thoughts on your birthday & hoping to see you back here someday.

    Oriental Pearl for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st December, 2019

    Happy Birthday to Mr HoP, Happy Anniversary to Trilby's son, & a belated Happy Solstice to you all! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st December, 2019

    Morning all!

    Encens Flamboyant for my late shift today.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Take a look at the recent posts in this thread! :) http://www.basenotes.net/threads/448691-Sonoma-Scent-Studio
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th December, 2019

    Wow. l think l'll wait for the inevitable flanker: Total Prick. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th December, 2019

    Wait, did l fall asleep & wake up on April Fool's Day?!? This surely isn't real! :confused:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Perhaps woods & incense for rynegne?
    And for ROBERTO, vetiver or leather?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    (((justfoxie))), l hope you will find some joy this Christmas.

    l'm synching in Like This today. The warm, sweet & spicy notes of maple syrup & candied ginger make this a perfect choice for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th December, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    l've been pottering this morning & only just got around to posting, but l'm synched in Like This, & planning to cosy up & watch lt's a Wonderful Life this afternoon. l'll be working...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th December, 2019

    Thanks, tdem! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th December, 2019

    Thanks, Jon! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th December, 2019

    Thanks, lne! We only managed to get one of the fillings done in the end, because it was so massive it took the whole hour to do, so l have to go back for the rest in January. l have a new dentist (my...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th December, 2019

    Morning all!

    l have two days off, but l'm off to the dentist in a bit to get my fillings, so not much calm for me today either. :undecided: l also need to do a bit more food shopping before...
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