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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

    Lalique : Encre Noire

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    @Red : lol THE TROUSERS, and her parting shot, 'I feel the need to be hosed down with a pressure washer' Still getting whiffs of The Lover's Tale off my skin several days later, and as for the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th January, 2020

    Penhaligon's Elixir

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    One spray lasted all day, all night, and just about scrubbed off in the shower today. Lowering the tone of this thread completely, here are some reviews. They vary between pretention and revulsion....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    SOTD : Jacomo de Jacomo SOTE : Andy Tauer Lonesome Rider http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26148547-9166.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    double post
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th January, 2020

    Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Still happening. Irritating.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    In Synch with Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale. No image. check reviews on Fragrantica. Being randomly logged out of BN in the middle of posting. And unable to post images.
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Tends to be a winter wear for me, and no BO drydown on my skin, though I agree there is a definite cumin note. Midsummer ? Yeh, I can imagine.
    The heavier leathers are always a more private...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    Putting together a rotation for February, with a theme of wax, dust, powder, and resins

    FBs : Piguet Casbah; CdG Avignon, Etro Heliotrope; Etro Ambra; Lalique Encre Noire

    Samples : Anatole...
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Etro Gomma
    Knize Ten
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Tauer Lonestar Memories
    Mona di Orio Cuir
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Hiram Green Hyde

    Less leather, more other
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur (violet)
  13. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    LT PIver Heliotrope Blanc
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd January, 2020

    Hermes Equipage (semi-vintage)

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Sticking with my first thought, Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale - just a sample - I have no idea what I would do with a fb of this. It's a Friday, so I'll be working from home and no-one will...
  16. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    Jacomo de Jacomo

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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    If you're in the UK, allbeauty currently have a Guerlain brand event. +1 Guerlain Vetiver or L'Homme L'Eau Boisee, depending on your tastes.

    +1 for the Mugler Cologne or the Caron PuH

    +1 for...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th January, 2020

    Great choice for a Monday !
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th January, 2020

    Etro Vetiver

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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Yup, same here.
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    Re: Would I like Chanel Antaeus?

    Sampling is the way to go. You might also enjoy Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver, if Antaeus is not quite to your liking.
  22. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Well said.

    OP : I'm another (European) who has never heard of this Joe Rogan person. Be doubly surprised.
  23. Re: Kingdom Scotland Perfumes: any UK BNers sampled from this line?

    Next time (dunno when that'll be) I'm in Edinburgh, I may sample these in Harvey Nicks if no-one else has reported back before then.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    @ foxie : I like the way this scent is slightly different each time, and between wearers - I can see how you might get a resemblance to Hyde and LADDM, but on my skin all three wear differently : Io...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

    SOTD : Hermes Equipage (vintage)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

    Unum : Io Non Ho Mani....

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  27. Re: Scent with a distinctive camomile note

    As a gardener, I am familiar with the scents of both camomile and honeysuckle, and to my nose (or else my carded sample has turned), Memoire smells like neither, and doesn't smell of very much at...
  28. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Echoing recommendations of Parfum d'Empire/Corticchiato.

    Also : Anatole LeBreton L'Eau de Merzhin (a French 'prairie')
    Broom is slightly coconutty in a gorse way, so why not try Laboratory...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    @ foxie : I would delighted to have a scent twin for tomorrow's Synch ! Especially for this one - not many people seem to know of or love it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    SOTM : LT Piver Heliotrope Blanc

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/10212690.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Thank you for that, Clockwork Alice - I too had no idea how to pronounce, nor what it meant. Let's all hope that no-one asks us what we're wearing on Friday !
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    A carded sample of Ombre Leather. It's OK, but it does rather go on and on, especially the drydown.
    None of the TFs I've tried have done it for me.
  33. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Tom Ford : Ombre Leather

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    For me it has to be the scent whose name I rarely type out in its entirety : Unum 'Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto'
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    After last night's SOTN (Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale), which has a strong iris note in with all the animalics, I felt the need for something cleaner as my SOTD : Prada Infusion d'Iris...
  36. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale.
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Firefox on laptop. Has happened twice so far today, once I when logged in and went to choose SOTD from Wardrobe, and again just now when I went to reply to your post. Still no text reply icons when...
  38. Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Always wearing frags when working or relaxing at home, especially samples and other scents that might be challenging to wear at closer quarters in public. And comfort scents for relaxation and sleep.
  39. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme is really good!

    I'm also a fan of TF Noir Anthracite, though I don't own a bottle (yet). Now you mention it, I see the similarity of approach with GGA. Not tried TF OWI.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th January, 2020

    Gucci Guilty Absolute

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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    It's happening to me the last few days, when I log in with seeming success, and go into my Wardrobe to choose SOTD, and the site immediately logs me out. The second log-in works fine. Anyone else...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Rundholz Feb.14.1912

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    GGA is (almost) always a good fit.
  44. Re: Is Gucci Guilty Absolute really as good as the reviews ?

    Sure is. I remember you deciding to part with your previous bottle. I do like it and wear it quite often.
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    There were 3 options, and I seemed to have the mid-range version, so not the blank text box I'm still getting. And despite changing to 'all bells and whistles wsywyg'.>>>>
    ETA : now I find that I...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Zagorsk it is. The coldest scent I have.

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    SOTD ; CdG Zagorsk, for Friday Synch 'Antarctica'

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    Re: Tom Daxon fragrances - thoughts?

    Having worn my three samples some more (Riven Oak, Iridium, Resin Sacra), I would say they have grown on me, and are all very pleasant.
    However, my previous comments about lightness and lack of...
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    When posting, I no longer have the option boxes for bolding text, text colour, adding photos (that whole top line).
    Started last night, 8th January 2020.

    ETA : Firefox on Win10
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

    Penhaligon's Sartorial

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    It has to be CdG Zagorsk, the coldest scent in my wardrobe.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    SOTD : Etro Heliotrope. Mmmm, emulsion paint and almonds.

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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    January to Candlemas rotation - theme is cold, pale and dark :

    From FBs : CdG Zagorsk; PradaInfusion d'Iris; L.T Piver Heliotrope Blanc; Etro Heliotrope
    Etro Vetiver; Gucci Guilty Absolute pH;...
  54. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    Odin 07 Tanoke. Unfortunately, we've missed the opportunity to buy 100ml/£40 in Liberty's sale. I'm put out, even though I wasn't looking to buy more FBs.
    Bentley for Men Intense - I'm sure every...
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    Re: Cacharel Pour L'Homme

    Could be the nutmeg, which is pretty dominant in Cacharel pH.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Elixir
    SOTE : Odin 07 Tanoke

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    SOTD Etro Vetiver
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    1. What was your best purchase of the year?
    All four of them tie for first place : happy to have a back-up of my favourite silver-top version of Guerlain Vetiver; part-bottle semi-vintage Hermes...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    SOTD Penhaligon's Levantium

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    First Synch of 2020 with Penhaligon's Levantium - rum and absinthe, say the notes..... Bah humbug, I say. Also fits with my current rotation of festive/opulent/oriental scents.
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  61. Re: Your Fragrances of the Year This Past Decade (Most Worn)

    Penhaligon's Elixir, without a doubt, though with no recorded SOTDs prior to 2017.
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    Re: I have Vetiver fever !

    Sound advice. Then think about sampling, rather than blind buying FBs.
    Encre Noire is good stuff, and well-priced. It has two flankers, Encre Noire a l'Extreme and Encre Noire Sport. Both have...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    I'll probably buy a few samples/splits/decants in 2020, but can't see many FBs entering my wardrobe.

    Aims :
    - continue enjoying current wardrobe of FBs and samples
    - join in Fahrenheit Fridays...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I expect I'll be wearing either Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon (amaretto) or Penhaligon's Levantium (allegedly absinthe and rum) - both samples, since I finished my sample of Bentley for Men Intense...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd January, 2020

    Boucheron Jaipur pH EdP; probably going first-footing later (New Year custom of visiting in Scotland, starts NYD and goes on from there).
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    Re: 2020 Italian Tour Fougere

    +1 Aramis Tuscany Uomo
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

    Andy Tauer : Lonestar Memories

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    Re: New year’s eve scent!!!

    Went out, but forgot to apply a SOTE, so it was Tauer's ACDD, which was still going strong as SoTD.
    Chilling at home wearing Unum Io Non Ho Mani and contemplating 2020.

    Happy New Year to you all !
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    Re: New year’s eve scent!!!

    So far SOTM was Knize Sec at home, followed by Tauer's Au Coeur du Desert out in the woods. Was going for a quiet evening in with Unum Io Non Ho Mani, but have invitation to low-key gathering at a...
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    Re: Most worn in Decade 2010s

    Taking the last ten years into account, Penhaligon's Elixir, by a long way. Also Blenheim Bouquet from the years when I owned a bottle; and Juniper Sling.
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    Re: Most worn in December 2019

    Two or more wearings



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    Elixir by Penhaligon's
    6 wears
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    SOTE : Andy Tauer Au Coeur du Desert

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Elixir

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  74. Re: which fragrances work really well along with eating dinner or lunch?

    Currently wearing Francesca Bianchi's The Lover's Tale, which does not go well with dinner. The opening is too minty/fresh - it's like cleaning your teeth just before a meal.
  75. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th December, 2019

    Robert Piguet : Casbah
  76. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    In descending order of how happy I would be to do this.

    The house of Etro
    Gomma
    Palais Jamais
    Shaal Nur

    or Comme des Garcons
    Zagorsk
    Avignon
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th December, 2019

    Hermes Equipage (vtg)
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute Substitute ?

    Not even remotely close. There's really nothing quite like either of those two.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'll be wearing vintage Equipage for the final Synch of 2019.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    May I join you ?

    Until Twelfth Night, I'll continue with my current festive winter selection - amber/incense/smoke/spice, and leather just because :
    FBs : CdG Avignon; Jacomo Jacomo de Jacomo;...
  81. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th December, 2019

    Etro Shaal Nur, a cheerful, bright incense with citrus and aromatic herbs

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  82. Re: What are you wearing for the holidays?

    24th : Etro Ambra
    25th (so far) : SOTM Penhaligon's Elixir, a firm favourite; SOTD Unum Io Non Ho Mani (ignore the name, it's quite rich and festive; myrrh, spices, benzoin)
    26th : thinking of MFK...
  83. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th December, 2019

    SOTM : Penhaligon's Elixir - uplifting eucalyptus and incense

    SOTD : Unum Io Non Ho Mani - surprisingly festive; ignore the name

    Top Notes
    Petitgrain, Bergamot, Galbanum, Myrrh
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th December, 2019

    Etro Ambra

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  85. Re: Has anyone done a 'Quest for Incense' thread?

    I'd be up for that. In November, I went on a self-imposed month of wearing incense and smoky fragrances, and did not tire of these notes.
    Are you including all kinds of incense notes, or just...
  86. Re: Looking for a masculine cologne that isn't overpowering...

    +1 Hermes Equipage, and Bel Ami
    +1 Guerlain Vetiver (warmer weather)
    +1 Penhaligon's Sartorial, also Blenheim Bouquet (workplace formal)
    Aramis Tuscany for more casual occasions.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd December, 2019

    SOTE : Knize Ten
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Thanks for putting all that together, NCalFR, and here's to another entertaining year of Friday Synchs !
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd December, 2019

    SOTE : Hiram Green Hyde

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd December, 2019

    SOTD : Papillon Anubis

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  91. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st December, 2019

    SOTE Papillon Anubis

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  92. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st December, 2019

    Good choice !
  93. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st December, 2019

    SOTD, for the eve of Winter Solstice : Anatole LeBreton Grimoire

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  94. Re: [UK] Guerlain - Ideal Sport, Bvlgari - PH Soir, TF - Black Orchid & TL, Narciso Rodriguez - For

    Hey, Palm, any chance of a split of Hiram Green Hyde, before IFRA changes go through in 2020 ? I would not wear this enough to buy a FB, but it's deffo splitworthy to my nose.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    In Synch for the Winter Solstice with
    SOTM : Tom Daxon Iridium, which I am coming around to. It's very much in the same mode as 17/17 Irisss and Prada Infusion Absolue d'Iris, but not as...
  96. Re: 2019 Year in Review - What did you wear?

    2019 has been a good fragrance year. About 20 scents got 10 or more wearings; 73 worn twice or more; 108 worn in total.

    Top of the chart is my long-term autumn-winter-spring favourite,...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Absolutely. On the one hand, I could wear CdG Zagorsk as evoking a cold, snowy, wooded winter landscape. On the other, scents like Jaipur, Shaal Nur or Grand Soir have a festive winter social feel....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Etro Shaal Nur as SOTD, and SOTE for another festive social event. Has a similar 'evening out' feel (to my mind) as Boucheron Jaipur pH, or even MFK Grand Soir.
  99. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th December, 2019

    SOTD/E : Etro Shaal Nur

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  100. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th December, 2019

    Jacomo de Jacomo : smoky, clovey fougere.

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