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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Lucky you! l'll be interested in your thoughts on this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Morning all, & congrats to sjg on your milestone! :beer:

    Oops N.CAL, l'd forgotten that you already posted your impressions! :o l ordered my sample directly from Auphorie, having scoured the...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Eau de Nyonya by Auphorie:

    Toasted rice, coconut, a hint of chocolate, something green which must be the Pandan leaf, sweet violet & benzoin are the introduction to this gorgeous...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Thanks grayspoole, that's exciting news! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Twolf, if you're reading this! :birthdays:

    lt's cloudy here with possible thunderstorms predicted for later, so l'll be popping out for groceries early on before...
  6. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    l use some of my most comforting fragrances to spray on my bedding. Favourites are Samsara, L'Heure Bleue & Ava Luxe's Nag Champa.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Ryan, your post about your Dad was very touching. :)

    l'm showered & wearing the last of my little decant of Jasminas oil.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Morah by Pryn Parfum:

    ln the opening l get aldehydes, underpinned by creamy, spicy woods & something animalic. The listed notes of black pepper, sandalwood & civet would account for this...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Bavard! :birthdays:

    Planning to catch up on a few chores around the house today, albeit in a leisurely manner, & trying my sample of Morah by Pryn Parfum.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    l guess it depends on your perspective. l remember the days when it used to take a whole minute or more for pages to load. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Echoing this sentiment, especially as today is a difficult day for Mr teardrop.

    l'm wearing Alien for our pub lunch today.
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Thanks grayspoole for adding your impressions here, l enjoyed reading them. lt's good to see that this thread lives on! :D
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    This! :thumbsup:

    And l agree with Larimar that BWFs would fit in here, too. l think perhaps Fracas, or Tom Ford's Velvet Gardenia would work well.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Robin, have a wonderful vacation! Going somewhere nice?

    foxbins, l agree that Unforsaken is a better interpretation of the same idea. l just wish l could have smelled more ginger in it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    lt's been a very lazy day, & l'm finally scented in Jasminas perfume oil.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    :lolk: Thanks for the explanation Ryan, & thanks to everyone else for the chuckles!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Thanks, foxbins! :kiss:



    Their what?? :huh:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, tdem, Q, Jon & ExtremeK! :D

    Q, l also love that you included some rip rap in your gift to your friend! ;)

    My wearing of Aloha Tiare must have worked some sympathetic...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Yes, a little! lt's possibly more floral & feminine-leaning, though.

    Continuing to synch this evening in Montale's lntense Tiare, one of my all-time favourites. As well as tiare, this has vanilla,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    ln synch today with Aloha Tiare, & looking forward to two weeks off! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Darjeeling, feel better soon!

    Although it's cold & wet here, l just had to synch today in CSP's Aloha Tiare. With a burst of lime in the top, followed by tiare, frangipani & coconut, it was the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Congrats also on your milestone, RHM! :beer:

    l'm matching the autumnal weather with Stash this evening.
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    l tried Violets & Rainwater, & was very disappointed with it. The scent of creosote & patchouli, fading after just one hour to laundry musk.

    l would love to have tried Purple Love Smoke, but it...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday, RHM! :birthdays:
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    Re: That typical head shop incense smell...

    Yes! And if you want a perfume that smells like it, Nag Champa by Ava Luxe is the one to try.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    The cool, wet weather continues here, so l'm wearing Flower Market today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    foxbins, welcome home!

    ClockworkAlice, Happy Birthday to your mum! :birthdays:

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    After a proper soaking on the way home & a shower, l'm in Rose Jam for the evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's cold (for June), wet & grey here. l'm wearing Ashoka today.
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    Will do! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday, David! :birthdays:
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    l'm in the UK, & l often get compliments from co-workers & friends on my fragrances. lt usually tends to be people who've known me a long time, though. l don't know whether it's a cultural thing, but...
  33. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Same here. Why ruin them with cheap booze when they sound lovely on their own?
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    Re: A question for women

    :lolk: Me too!
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    No, indeed. Was the word "older" really necessary?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    For this Friday, l think anything with tiare, orchid, frangipani, jasmine or hibiscus would be perfect. This gives me a number of options to consider... :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

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

    Un Matin d'Orage EDT for my late shift today.
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    Thanks for posting this! l'll keep an eye out for these.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    As you mentioned that she has a preference for fresh florals, l'll recommend a couple of higher-end ones:

    Carnal Flower
    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

    These always feel...
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    Re: A question for women

    Tom Ford Black Orchid.

    l love Kouros on my partner.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    foxbins, sounds like the Koreans love their cheese almost as much as l do! :tongue: ln my opinion, there is no dish that cannot be improved by the addition of cheese.

    We're off...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    mike, Happy Anniversary to the two of you, & a Happy Birthday to Giancarlo! :beer::birthdays:

    Jon, good to see you coming over to the dark side! :evil:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday, dear tdem! :birthdays:

    We have a mixture of sunshine & showers here today. l'm wearing Jasmin T by Bruno Acampora, from my newly-acquired bottle of the EDP, bought...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l know, but it's so "me", l just had to have it! :cheesy:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Continuing to synch in the coconut-heavy (but with so much more going on!) Suntanglam this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Keeping up the coconut in Suntanglam this evening. :coolold:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    foxbins, l'm loving your travel reports, & looking forward to photos when you get the chance!

    l'm synched in Brasil Dream to defy the wet & gloomy weather we're having.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Never mind Cook.bot, l'll wear Brasil Dream on your behalf! ;) This cocktail is alcohol-free, but has plenty of pineapple & coconut. And it goes completely against the grain of the cool, rainy...
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    Thanks for the heads up! Putting this on my "must read" list.
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    Re: NEW: Note di Profumum - OSA-re!

    Update: l sampled this one last year & found it to be a really beautiful ylang ylang. l think it does for ylang what Carnal Flower did for tuberose, having a similarly cool, "florist's fridge" vibe,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    More roses with Sheer Stella today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Kotori, the Rose Jam body spray is the one l have, & it's super-strong! l only need 1-2 sprays max, & l can still smell it the next day.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Beautiful photo, PerfumedLady! :smiley:

    Trilby, hope your father-in-law is ok.

    Kotori, hope your week gets better!

    Q, good to see you pottering. :thumbsup:

    La Fumee fans, have you tried...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    Welcome to basenotes, Sweetsongbird!

    l recommend investigating Montale fragrances. ln my experience, they're consistently strong on projection & longevity.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Vintage Shalimar EDT for bedtime.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Hazel, ouch!! Hope your poor tootsie feels better soon.

    Spring Jasmine for my late shift today.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Glad everything got to you safely Benz3ne, enjoy! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Safe travels, ExtremeK! :vrolijk_26:

    Jasminas this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Le Chevrefeuille today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    lt's cloudier but still warm here today. l'm wearing Monyette Paris, & we're off out for lunch & a few beers. :beer:
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    Sample of the Day - June 2019

    This month l've managed to start the thread on the 1st of the month, so l hope to see some of your impressions of what you're trying, folks! :smiley:

    l devoted all of my sampling time last month...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    foxbins, have a safe & happy trip!

    Having tidied the garden, l've showered & reached for Jasminas for this evening, but picked up my sample of Body Shop Chypre by mistake. :embarassed: lt's not...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    kewart, have you been watching Riviera? Nice features quite heavily in it, with some terrific scenic shots. Have a wonderful trip!

    lt's sunny & warm here, & l'm heading out into...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2019

    5 x Narciso

    4 x Jasminas

    3 x Narcisse Noir & Spring Jasmine

    2 x Mousse llluminee, Love Tuberose, Le Chevrefeuille, Soliflore Gardenia & Aubepine-Acacia

    1 x Fougere l'Aube, Eau de...
  66. Poll: Re: Which Chanel As A Gift? (Please Vote To Help Out)

    This was my thought as well. She sounds like a very free-spirited person with a clear sense of her individuality.

    lf l had to choose a Chanel, it would be Allure. lt's the only Chanel that seems...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Synching in Carnal Flower today.

    l see the BN Robot is in synch, too! ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    No offence taken here. Hope you'll be joining us in the thread more often! :smiley:



    :thumbsup:

    ln honour of Shycat l decided to go big or go home, with my favourite tuberose, Carnal Flower....
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    Re: Name names - More rhubarb please

    Byredo's La Tulipe has a prominent rhubarb note.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    Jasminas oil this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l think of ylang & narcissus as yellow florals.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    The package is on its way to you as of this morning. Thank you for being so patient, & sorry l hogged it for so long! :o
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    N.CAL, l found Aubepine-Acacia to be a pleasant spring floral, but wearing it to work yesterday, l barely noticed it after the first ninety minutes or so.

    A mixture of sunshine &...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l have quite a number of white flower fragrances, & several roses. l think you can choose between the two for this synch; you don't have to wear one that has both.

    l'll make my final choice on...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

    kewart, l posted my thoughts on Champs Lunaires in the Rogue Sample Pass thread. Suffice to say here though that although it dries down to a quite authentic gardenia, there's something off-putting in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Giving a second wearing to Aubepine-Acacia today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    ExtremeK, hope you get home safely soon, & that all is well when you get there!

    Soliflore Gardenia this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Giving a second wearing to Champs Lunaires today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th May, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    l have the day off, & we're getting some sunshine between the clouds here. After a lazy morning, we're off to the pub for lunch.

    l'm wearing Coco Blanc, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th May, 2019

    Re-testing Mousse llluminee & Derviche this evening, one on each arm.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    How wonderful to see all of your happy smiling faces! :smiley: Looks like a great time was had by all.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th May, 2019

    Morning all, & a Happy Birthday to all our celebrants! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:

    Une Rose for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Love Tuberose for my late shift today, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Healing wishes to your man, Hazel!

    And have a great time, Chicago meet-uppers! :vrolijk_26:

    Adding more Tabac Blond this evening, to finish my sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Layering Tabac Blond extrait with modern Narcisse Noir EDT for the synch today.
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    Feel better soon, Darjeeling & lne!

    l'm not in the habit of layering either, but l'll go with one combination l did discover that works for me: Narcisse Noir modern EDT & Tabac Blond extrait. The...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Seville a l'Aube for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    Happy Birthday, dear Sea Roses & gandhajala! :birthdays::birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Le Chevrefeuille for my late shift today.
  90. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Carnal Flower
    Un Matin d'Orage
    Tuberose Gardenia
    Narcisse Noir
    OSA by Note di Profumum
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

    Showered & switched to Jasminas oil for this evening.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Thank you! :o Glad you enjoyed it.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Aubepine-Acacia (although l keep wanting to call it Aubergine-Acacia :rolleyesold:):

    This has a bright, lemony top note, effervescent like sherbet, underlaid with green notes of galbanum & pine....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's a lovely sunny day here, but l'm due to have my annual appraisal tomorrow, so l need to do some preparation for it today.

    l'm twinned with N.CAL in Aubepine-Acacia, from a...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    No, l didn't get a conifer note, or any kind of woody note at all.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th May, 2019

    lne, feel better soon!

    We watched GoT tonight, & we found the ending very satisfying. l like that we couldn't have guessed how it ended, & l think everyone ended up where they should be.

    Sad...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Verveine Narcisse:

    The opening is sharp, aldehydic & green, with galbanum & an impression of lily of the valley. l don't get verbena here so much as violet leaf, although there is a grassy note a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th May, 2019

    This made me laugh out loud! ;) You know how l love to potter (& l'm glad it made you smile), but l'm a huge admirer of that rabid desire of yours for a physical project, Q. Looking forward to pics...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Beginning my days off with a nice lie-in & a morning of gentle pottering. l'm trying Verveine Narcisse by Creed, as part of the Rogue Sample Pass.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th May, 2019

    mike, that's one of my all time favourite movies! Healing vibes to your partner.

    Feeling tired after my late night & early morning, l'm wearing vintage Samsara EDT & looking forward to a couple of...
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