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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I am also wearing it today, mainly due to interest generated by the lively discussion on the various basenotes threads. Not being familiar with many of the masculine scents to which it has been...
  2. Re: What do you dislike the most about your fragrance hobby?

    artificially contrived high-end market placement
    no room in the closet for clothes
    IFRA
  3. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Alaia Paris and Miu Miu

    Thanks for the link. Considering Miu Miu is by Prada, a serious misstep is surprising. The Alaïa sounds wonderful--and dangerous to the pocketbook, as leather scents seem very appealing to me right...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    All in one bottle--what a bargain! :D
  5. Re: I can't smell ISO E Super, blessed or cursed?

    There is a nose-hurting sharp note in a lot of Ellena's perfumes. Is that iso-e super? If so, perhaps i can smell it after all.
  6. Re: I can't smell ISO E Super, blessed or cursed?

    Maybe we could cede iso-e super to IFRA in exchange for the return of oakmoss...:D
  7. Re: I can't smell ISO E Super, blessed or cursed?

    I can't smell it either and I don't feel I'm missing anything. The only thing I wonder about is if others can smell it and it is in my perfume, do I smell the way I think I do? :D That could be a...
  8. Re: Interview: Guerlain Creative Director Sylvaine Delacourte

    Thanks for the link. Very nice interview. Sylvaine Delacourte has been in Montreal a few times at Guerlain events and she is indeed frank and straightforward with her opinions. She is also willing to...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    That's a possibility. Also, even without tweaking, just by sitting in the bottle for a few more weeks or months, a new perfume can round itself out as the ingredients blend in more over time.
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    Re: Miss Dior Original

    Totally agree, Miss Dior could easily double as Mr. Dior. I suspect it could smell fabulous on a man.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - August 2015

    Finished a Balsam Fir candle last night and now "running" an Atelier Cologne Oolang Infini. I like their candles.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 29th August 2015

    Hi, all!

    Re L'Instant, the extrait shown, I tested it and, like Vernona, found it to be a very soft, pretty, powdery scent, but declined to buy it because of a suspicion I might tire of it...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    From a woman's perspective...tested it in the store on a blotter and found it somewhat harsh and derivative. I was not too impressed. But today from the sample handed out by the SA I sprayed some on...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - August 2015

    You're way ahead of me, folks! :D I don't burn a candle every day and, as a result, it can take weeks or months to use one up. But today the Balsam Fir candle is lit and chugging away. It does not...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 27th August 2015

    Joining Jon R. in the house: Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir. Leather, yes and, most of all, I become an ambrette bomb (a note that amplifies on me). Been wearing it for two days now and each day, as the...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    I enjoy reading this thread. Wear your wonderful new perfumes in the best of health, everybody!

    The local store having received Oud Saphir, I pounced. Wearing it now. This is a very different...
  17. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    So sorry to see JWM go. I agree it was all you say.

    Also Amber Ylang Ylang of this series is discontinued. Both are gone from the Lauder website.
  18. Re: Ylang ylang fragrance recommendations?

    I noticed a difference between No 5 made in the USA and the one we get in Canada, which comes from France. To my nose, while they both feature rose and jasmine, the edt and parfum in the American...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    In addition to the Donald Trump issue, Macy's is a popular-type department store chain that historically has carried mainstream fragrances and not some of the niche fragrances carried by higher-end...
  20. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    Who indeed? I have seen it compared to Tuscan Leather in some reviews but am not familiar with TL myself. I sprayed on about six to ten spritzes of OS in the boutique around 2pm and now at 11pm I am...
  21. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    Thank you, hednic. Jasmine sambac has been turning up fairly frequently in perfumes for a while now. I did not know it comes from Western Asia. Far from wasted. I had such a good time and Oud Saphir...
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    Re: NEW: Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir

    Back to this thread as Oud Saphir has just been received locally. Tested it today and loved it. On me the suede leather note is very evident. I also have Gold Leather by the house and while GL has a...
  23. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    Jasmin Angélique has been duly tested, by myself, cazaubon and a young man who happened to be in the store. Unfortunatley our paths did not cross with hawk. Perhaps another time.

    It turned out...
  24. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    Cool. Maybe we will all meet up in the store.

    An odd coincidence, yesterday I met a friend for supper and in her greeting she said, "Guess what perfume I'm wearing." Yup. She had just come from...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - August 2015

    The Astier de Villatte, Diptyque and Maître Parfumeur et Gantier candles sound divine! Yankee Candle has some nice scents; I see them more often in the U.S.

    The Balsam Fir candle came in handy...
  26. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    Will report back.
  27. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    Jasmin Angélique just arrived here and this Friday cazaubon and I plan to test it out. The notes sound beautiful. Looking forward to that. Funny, even at this late date I could not find it on the AC...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - August 2015

    Right now, Dollarama Balsam Fir candle, $2.00. I've spent up to $100 on candles but am not in a position to do that any more. A lot of inexpensive candles smell rather synthetic but surprisingly this...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 18th August 2015

    Thank you, teardrop and PerfumedLady!



    If you do, better hurry. JWM has apparently been discontinued, as well as Amber Ylang Ylang of the line. Only Tuberose Gardenia of the three is still on...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 18th August 2015

    Usually I post my SOTD on the perfume page but today couldn't resist waxing eloquent on Jasmine White Moss. I am sitting near an open window downwind from someone mowing the lawn up the street and...
  31. Re: I you could hire any perfumer to make you a fragrance...?

    Among current noses, Thierry Wasser; among noses of the past, I'm having a hard time deciding between the two Ernests, Daltroff and Beaux. Maybe I'll present them with a brief and let them compete!...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Thank you!
  33. Re: The Angel Cult: "Us Angel-wearers would rather fight than switch!"

    Same here. When Angel calls, I get up from whatever I am doing and march obediently to the nearest bottle and apply. Wear it for a while, time frame can vary--hours, days, weeks... Then, when I've...
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    Re: Miss Dior Original

    Resurrecting an old thread because I just resurrected a supply of the original MD, lost for years in the depths of a closet. I really enjoyed reading all the impressions and experiences of this...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Hednic, we are very much anticipating the arrival of this scent in Montreal within the coming month. No reviews yet here that I could find. Your impressions would be greatly appreciated, when you...
  36. Re: Prada Infusion d'Iris 2015... Reformulation?

    Thanks for posting this question. I was wondering about it too. I have the old version and will test the new one next to it downtown. I notice they have created an Infusion line with different...
  37. Re: "Shopping" in your own perfume stash and finding hidden treasure

    Do any particular scents or brands stand out among the rediscoveries?

    Parah Man citrus and vetiver sounds nice.

    I keep trying to upload an ipad photo of the items I found but for some reason...
  38. "Shopping" in your own perfume stash and finding hidden treasure

    Have you ever discovered among your own perfume collection, scents you had forgotten about having or thought you had used up?

    The other day, buoyed by comments on basenotes about LVMH's Arnaud...
  39. Re: Lack of comments on SOTDs! Kick it up a notch, :).

    Thanks to teardrop for the welcoming words and to ILike Peeps for bringing up the subject. I have started adding a comment with my SOTD in the slot provided on the perfume's page.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Tigrushka, I love the little tiger avatar!

    Wearing Nars Audacious lipstick in Vera, a hot pink, recently purchased. I was very undecided afterward, not sure if it was a good colour for me after...
  41. Re: Have people stopped buying Guerlain after the racist remarks?

    +
    Héritge (1992)
    Arsène Lupin (2010)
  42. Re: Have people stopped buying Guerlain after the racist remarks?

    :smiley:
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    Re: Ridiculous or serious ?

    Seriously sick.
  44. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Sealofmusk, that sounds so luxurious. I've seen the perfumes first hand but the local store doesn't have bath items. Where are they available?
  45. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Glad the Lily body lotion worked out. It feels cool when applied and I like that in a lotion, very soothing effect.

    I just started a new bar of the sea salt soap and, in an unusual move, have two...
  46. Re: What is your current fragrance obsession?

    When it comes to wearing Angel, the urge to do so only happens once in a while, but as I pass the perfume tray I can't help sniffing it. As well, I keep a mini in a side table in the living room and...
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    Re: emoe down

    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
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    Re: ck one shock!

    There is a thread on this very matter going on, called Affordable Masterpieces. Lots of suggestions for the more reasonably priced fragrances.
    ...
  49. Re: Lack of comments on SOTDs! Kick it up a notch, :).

    Thanks for the info. I am aware of the three places and as can be seen in my posts, do indicate my SOTD in the official one. What I am basically saying is with three SOTD places on the site I don't...
  50. Re: Lack of comments on SOTDs! Kick it up a notch, :).

    Here's a comment: there's SOTD in the men's perfumes, SOTD in the women's perfumes and SOTD on the perfume's page. I'm confused. What's more, I'm wearing Gold Leather, a unisex. So where do I post...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Nice choices!

    Not exactly a purchase but thinking in terms of new acquisitions in general, I received from a friend a gift, brought back from his trip to Europe. 4711 in different forms:
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    Re: What have we become?

    Many decades ago when I first started buying and wearing perfume, some of my favourites were: Blue Grass, D'Orsay Intoxication, Guerlain Eau du Coq and Shalimar, Vent Vert, Fête de Molyneux, Narcisse...
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    Re: Mini bottles vs bottle

    My experience concords with both of these observations. A fresh mini is fine as a quick sample test but may quickly go off and was never intended to be kept as a bottle long term. For instance, some...
  54. Re: Perfumes used up in August 2015: full bottles, decants, samples

    Sorry about the loss of Opus 1870.

    Used up the last few drops of Idylle edp 50ml. I hate running out of a perfume in the "permanent collection." The need to replenish doesn't always coincide with...
  55. Re: Perfumes used up in August 2015: full bottles, decants, samples

    The month is still young. Lots of time!
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    Re: Affordable masterpieces

    Adding a vote for some of the "common" Chanels, of which I consider No5 and No19 masterpieces. And yet in this neck of the woods they are readily available even in some drugstores and reasonably...
  57. Perfumes used up in August 2015: full bottles, decants, samples

    In July it seems not too many perfumes were used up and there's no doubt acquisition beats consumption by miles--or kilometers, depending on location. Nevertheless once in a while a bottle, decant or...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I've been wearing Nars Audacious in Barbara and it makes me feel invisible.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Never too young, imho. Eight is when my perfume interest blossomed and my nephew too. At that age he picked Habit Rouge. My habit did run away with me and I have acquired innumerable bottles over the...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Replenished No 5 edt, 100ml. Down to the last little bit in the current bottle.
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    Love the user name together with the avatar! So clever!
  62. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Sounds like the household will be well stocked for a while! I have seen Nesti Dante soap in Winners but not tried them. Looking forward to any and all reviews.

    - - - Updated - - -

    The other day...
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    I've been wearing Santal Carmin a lot lately and it feels so comfortable, oddly earthy and ethereal at the same time. I also like Gold Leather a lot; it smells to me deliciously like an anti-perfume,...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome Perfume of Life members

    Ursula, as a sometime participant, I for one am happy to drink a toast to the former Perfume Magazine forum. I think some of the members are also members here. The Perfume Magazine was a beautifully...
  65. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    CC, Looking forward to hearing what you think if of the Lily lotion. It's not too greasy.

    I'm glad the Sea Salt soap is gaining in popularity. I did use it in winter and it was not drying and...
  66. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    CuddleCat, that's a nice lineup! I use the C&E Lily body lotion (sparingly) with Idylle and they go well together.

    I meant to post here the other day but it slipped my mind. Took out the Sea Salt...
  67. Re: Perfumes used up in July 2015: full bottles, decants, samples

    Another one bites the dust: Idylle parfum. I love this stuff, the parfum moreso than the other concentrations. Fortunately I have a new bottle yet to open, for the next application. As well, a backup...
  68. Re: Perfumes used up in July 2015: full bottles, decants, samples

    Furrypine, that's quite a few. Good work! There are probably more purchases here than bottles finished in general but both aspects are an accomplishment.
  69. Perfumes used up in July 2015: full bottles, decants, samples

    Which perfume(s) have you finished in the month of July, be they full bottles, decants or samples?

    Of these, which will be or have been replenished and which are a pass?

    Today I finished the...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Well, I just read through eight years of watch posts. It's only 8:58 a.m. now so you can imagine what time I started. :D Fascinating stuff, gorgeous watches.

    I am into "rescue" watches; i.e.,...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Chanel1, so much for the paper tests. Now waiting to read about the skin tests. Some of the ones I tried in the past started out nice on the skin and then went off on me. Carnal Flower is an example....
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    Re: Chanel protective of its No. 5

    Here is an article discussing the matter in some detail. It wasn't the "No. 5" content that was objected to but the fact that she copied the style. Looking at her presentation, I can see why a case...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th July 2015

    Good morning! Angel fit is over. Now wearing Idylle parfum and edp.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th July 2015

    Living vicariously through all the perfumes reported here and wearing Angel, extrait and hand cream. Patchouli on a summer breeze...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    Happy Birthday, USA!

    Since June 29th I had been happily wearing Santal Carmin but today I had an Angel fit. (Must. Wear. Angel. Must. Wear. Angel...)

    Best wishes to all!
  76. Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    Among currently available sandalwood scents I have worn, Lutens Santal Majuscule smells the most like an actual hunk of sandalwood (with a few satellite notes orbiting around). I also happen to like...
  77. Re: fragrancebuy.ca - great site in Canada

    Hmmm...I didn't receive one. Maybe they only send them to a percentage of subscribers at a time. No problem, though, because I don't need anything more right now.

    I noticed the three items I have...
  78. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Yay, a soap thread! There seem to be different brands available in different countries and I love reading about the ones in other places. They sound wonderful. Goatsmilk soap does seem to have...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome Perfume of Life members

    Good to know about the name change. Cute kitty in the avatar!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Thank you!
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Thanks for the heads-up. Very enjoyable reviews to read too.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Seek and ye shall find...

    I've been finding that degree of complexity is often the main difference between less-to-more expensive perfumes. For instance I really like the LOTV in Crabtree & Evelyn...
  83. Re: Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    Kewart, yes, Idylle has a nice lotv note, although it's a blend. I forgot to mention it and I've been wearing it daily the past couple of weeks.
  84. Re: Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    My favourite is Crabtree & Evelyn Lily. To me it smells just like the lotv that used to grow wild in our garden in my childhood. The price is right, the matching soap is long-lasting and non-drying...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Within the past couple of weeks, delicious Guerlains:

    Idylle extrait 11 ml--one size only (replenishment)
    Idylle edp 50ml (replenishment)
    Eau du Coq 50ml (nostalgia) date code May 1996
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    Re: Impressions on Guerlain Idylle EDP

    Reviving this thread which has been revived once already last year!

    Yes, I have been wearing the extrait and love it. The somewhat plummy litchi note is accentuated and the drydown does evoke a...
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    Re: female members lacking

    Not a cupcake fan either but the most scrumptious cupcakes I ever ate were "perfume" cupcakes made for the former Guerlain boutique for the launch of the sadly since departed Shalimar Parfum Initial.
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    Re: female members lacking

    I also like the General Fragrance discussion forum and feel more comfortable posting in it. The division of men's and women's perfumes always made me feel a bit isolated and not knowing where to...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome Perfume of Life members

    Twitchly, glad to see you and glad you can enjoy perfume again!
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    Re: Packing Up and Happiest Fragrances

    Best of luck in your new home and location! I like the question opening this thread as it gives yet another perspective for fitting perfume into one's life in specific circumstances most people might...
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    Re: Best Gourmand in the business?

    Angel (ducks) :D

    Seriously, particularly in the parfum or Taste of Fragrance or men's LEs.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    100% in agreement with taking the time to live with a perfume before pronouncing on its fate in your wardrobe. I really feel it takes time and going through different weather and life conditions to...
  93. Re: fragrancebuy.ca - great site in Canada

    If you are on their mailing list, if they have a special they send a notice. I once got a coupon for a small discount; I think it was $5.00 off. At the time I did not need anything, though.
  94. Re: fragrancebuy.ca - great site in Canada

    Order made Friday morning, June 19th, arrived Monday morning, June 22nd, 9:20 a.m., in good order. Colour me impressed.

    Yes, the bonus coupons are nice. They're especially nice if they arrive at a...
  95. Re: Help! Is it possible to be anosmic to just one note?

    I am anosmic to many musk notes, which is fine with me because I don't like musk too much. Also, iso E super. For instance, testing the Escentric Molecules fragrances I smelled--nothing. There also...
  96. Re: fragrancebuy.ca - great site in Canada

    Well, I just ordered two more things from them: Idylle edp 50ml and Eau du Coq. Getting to be a regular online buyer with now three internet purchases under my belt! :D Will report on results.
  97. Re: Longest you've gone without wearing a fragrance

    n/a
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th June 2015

    L'Île au Thé
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Chanel1, enjoy them in the best of health! I look forward to all your reviews as you wear the scents one by one.



    That's a very nice potential lineup for a "masculine" Chanel Exclusifs set. I...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th June 2015

    Congrats, tdem--and many more to come!

    Another Goutalie today, with L'Île au Thé. It is the perfect palate cleanser after a day of sniffing and testing yesterday with chanel1 and cazaubon.
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