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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

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    Herba Fresca Aqua Allegoria (Guerlain)

    This is like a breath of refreshing, cool air!
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    Re: Help!!! New signature fragrance needed!!!

    Have you tried any of the Divine scents
    by Breton perfumeur Yann Vasnier?

    L'Homme de Coeur and l'Homme Sage are
    both terrific IMO.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    Now I am retired, Monday is actually my favourite day!
    All the family back at work and the house to myself.

    I have chosen Fragonard Fleur d'Oranger as my SOTD.
  4. Re: The Implausibility of the Vibrational Theory of Olfaction

    Thanks for the link, Gandhajala!
    Will wait for a spare half-hour to concentrate on this.
    Actually, having just seen it, make that a couple of hours -
    and even then I suspect it is beyond my...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26th April 2015

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    Eau de Rochas body lotion and edt.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th April 2015

    Sunshine and a few light showers which the gardens
    definitely need!

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    Have a great weekend!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    The Sanctuary Classic edt for a day in the garden.
    My son has an interview for a new job this afternoon and
    I am crossing my fingers (and everything else) that he will
    get it.
  8. Re: Which of your fragrances do you wish your man (or the men around you) would wear?

    Sorry I didn't read the question fully!
    Maybe Opoponax Imperial by Les Nereides or Eau de Rochas.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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    Iris Rose by E. Coudray.
    Enjoy your day everyone!
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Just adding my congratulations on your 100,000 posts, Hednic!
    You are a legend and a fountain of knowledge. Here's to
    the next 100,000.
  11. Re: Which of your fragrances do you wish your man (or the men around you) would wear?

    Eau Sauvage, Dior Homme, Terre d'Hermes.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    More sunshine - yay!
    My SOTD is Seville a l'Aube.
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    Re: Recommendation for daughter #2

    A somewhat "left of field" suggestion - Eden by Cacharel.
    You could also try Ivoire de Balmain (my God-daughter loves this one.)
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19th April 2015

    Bonjour mes amis!

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    Wearing Rive Gauche by YSL.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    Happy Birthday rynegne!
    Kiliwia and ErinK - thinking of you both.

    My SOTD has been Eau de Rochas.
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    Re: Best sandalwood and vanilla frag

    Shalimar has had many reincarnations!
    I like the Shalimar Light version best.
    Also give Pacifica Mediterranean Fig a sniff -
    lots of sandalwood in the base and very nice top notes too.
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    Re: Donna Karan Gold - EDT or EDP ?

    I'd say the EDP as well, for the same reasons as above.
    It really is an awesome scent and one of my favourites.
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    Re: Best sandalwood and vanilla frag

    Firstly welcome rednblondecurls33!
    Do you want suggestions for perfumes or oils or
    both?

    Vanilla and sandalwood occur in a huge amount of scents
    so it would be hard to recommend just a few for...
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Another cinnamon fan here!

    I love it in food (goes well with apples, rice pudding)
    and I love it in fragrances too. Cinnabar comes to mind first.
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    Re: The sun is out ..........

    I also adjust my perfume choice according to the seasons.
    Spring makes me crave green chypres and certain floral notes -
    hyacinth, lily of the valley and narcissus mainly.

    Heavy oriental,...
  21. Thread: I am new here!

    by kewart
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    Re: I am new here!

    Welcome both!
    Lovely to have you on board.
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    Re: Changing of the seasons

    For me it is Ivoire de Balmain or "Y" by YSL that capture
    that special smell of Spring.
    It used to be Un Jardin Clos by Diptyque that I turned to but I can't find it anymore! (I think they...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    Hello everyone!

    Ivoire de Balmain.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 12th April 2015

    Congratulations Kiliwia on your posting milestone!

    Jon, I have to agree those bottles are tackiness personified.

    I am having a gentle morning wearing Jour de Fete, reading the Sunday
    paper and...
  25. Re: It's handmade! (Really? Aren't all perfumes "handmade"?)

    Many of the larger companies use automation to blend,
    bottle and label their perfumes (e.g. Ajmal in Dubai )
    but I would imagine many niche perfumers can't afford the cost
    of that and don't even...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th April 2015

    I hope your evening goes well, Ineespenes!
    Just be yourself and try not to worry.

    My Sotd is Le Parfum de Therese.
    We have sun so far this morning and a light wind.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    Keep safe in the tornado zones!

    My SOTD has been SL Fleur d'Oranger.
    The heat of today has made it bloom.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Well I can't believe we are having warm, sunny weather
    here in dear old Blighty whilst the rest of you are suffering
    cold, snow and general dreariness! Usually it is us who are
    moaning about the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th April 2015

    I am enjoying another day in Donna Karan Gold.
    Beautiful, sunny weather here so far.
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    Re: Chanel spokeswoman

    My vote goes to Rosamund Pike.
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    She has class and beauty.
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    Re: Chanel spokeswoman

    Sorry double post!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th April 2015

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    SOTD is Donna Karan Gold.
    Hope you all enjoy your Easter Sunday.

    After a breakfast of Hot Cross Buns and a
    roast chicken dinner (cooked by me)
    I am going to the garden centre with...
  33. Thread: Am I crazy?

    by kewart
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    Re: Am I crazy?

    I agree with CapriDog - when I am really feeling ill then no perfume
    is the way to go, whereas a low mood calls for an uplifting scent (orange
    blossom works for me.)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th April 2015

    Happy Easter to all who celebrate!
    New life is happening all around us in the
    garden and I am wearing Un Jour se Leve by
    Yves Rocher.
  35. Thread: Raw Fruit?

    by kewart
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    Re: Raw Fruit?

    How about Melograno from Santa Maria Novella.
    It smells of tart pomegranate to me.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    In synch with Not a Perfume by Juliette Has a Gun.
    Ambroxan (Cetalox) pure and simple.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am wearing Not A Perfume by Juliette Has a Gun.
    This outfit has a strange name to start with and their scents
    are somewhat "out there" too.
    This is Ambroxan (Cetalox) pure and simple and not...
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    Re: Basenotes Admin Playing an April Fools Prank?

    Wow, haven't we come a long way since those days!
    Good joke.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

    EMK that is sad news about Joni (I am a big fan
    of her music.) I hope she pulls through.

    My SOTD is the succulent, smooth Le Parfum de Therese.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    Alien Liqueur de Parfum.

    Lovely, sunny morning here so I am off for
    a walk into town.
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    Re: Finally joined up. I'm excited to be here!

    Welcome on board Lorena!
    We are a friendly lot so don't be afraid to ask questions
    or seek advice.
    Do post us your Scent of the Day on the Female Fragrance Discussion Board.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    Good morning.
    I am surrounded by a cloud of Seville a l'Aube
    (thank you Teardrop!)

    This is such a beautiful,
    soft, laid-back fragrance with the signature inventiveness
    that Duchafour always...
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    Re: The Smell Report

    I enjoyed reading the article, Justin Case.
    Rather an odd way to end, however, with the
    Avon Lady calling!
    Fascinating insight into what other cultures feel
    about smells. I have heard that even...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 29th March 2015

    Midnight Oud - Juliette Has a Gun.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th March 2015

    Hope you are enjoying your birthday in Milan, Foustie.
    Be sure to let us know how it all went.

    I am wearing Lolita Lempicka Morsure d'Amour and
    have a rehearsal all afternoon followed by a...
  46. Re: a thread started by a man for your opinion on Dior Homme Intense..........

    Dior Homme is certainly worn by a lot of women as well as men.
    It just smells great - whatever you gender.
    If you feel comfortable wearing it then that's fine, if not then try
    something else.
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    Re: What Mr Ford is wearing this week.

    My thoughts exactly!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    Hello everyone!
    Cinema for me this morning.
    Enjoy your respective days.
  49. Thread: New Moderators!

    by kewart
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    Re: New Moderators!

    Thank you for all your welcomes and nice comments.

    I have used Basenotes such a lot over the years and am pleased to
    be able to give something back and help Grant out.

    Nice idea Kaern - it...
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    I have really enjoyed reading all of these later reviews by Luca Turin.
    Thank you so much for the link.
    His way with words is truly amazing - I wish he'd write a novel (or has he
    already done...
  51. Re: Ladies- which fragrance gets you the most compliments?

    Thanks Robin-in-F.
    Being somewhat top-heavy myself, I think I will stay
    with the original MeM! I quite enjoy those top notes.
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    Re: Perfume of life off line?

    Yes, welcome to all lurking POLers.
    I too was wondering what was going on at POL and thought
    it most inconsiderate of Mr. Dame not to give us some kind of
    explanation as to what was going on....
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th March 2015

    Good luck with that assignment, Teardrop!
    I am wearing Rive Gauche again.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

    Another day, another outing for Rive Gauche.
  55. Re: Ladies- which fragrance gets you the most compliments?

    Welcome to Basenotes O+S.
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    You are a tease - I for one am dying to know what you
    wear to provoke this reaction!
    Robin-in-FL, is there a huge...
  56. Re: Famous fragance advertising w/ two swimmers sitting on springboard?

    Hi Mrs. Rose and welcome to Basenotes.
    Nice to have you on board. I am sorry there was a
    delay getting your post seen - that must have been
    frustrating for you.
  57. Re: The monster which became a beauty, love on second sight!

    My perfume taste has definitely evolved over the past ten years,
    so I often revisit scents I didn't initially like, only to find I now like them.

    I still can't love Chanel No.5 or Aromatics...
  58. Re: Competition : Win a David Jourquin candle from Scent City

    My favourite city is Nice.
    It is vibrant, enjoys a wonderful climate and has fabulous
    restaurants and shops.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Mon No.10, ErinK.
    I usually love Duchaufour's offerings but it would be
    risky sending me a sample over the pond, due to customs etc.
    Your offer is very generous...
  60. Thread: Imagine that

    by kewart
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    Re: Imagine that

    Roma (Laura Biagiotti) - it was a revelation to me the first time I
    smelled it. I would leave it to a female grandchild I hope to have
    one day perhaps.
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    Re: Hello everyone...I'm glad to be here

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    You will find us a friendly bunch so don't be afraid to ask
    questions.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th March 2015

    Good morning! It's been a lovely, clear morning here for viewing the
    eclipse! I used a colander as they had run out of those special glasses locally-
    amazing phenomenon to see the earth become dark...
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    Re: Venezia: I Muschieri

    Thank you for posting this. I am going to be in Venice in July
    so will try and find this perfumers.
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    Re: Five least favourite Malles

    Noir Epices - too strong and masculine for my taste!
    Eau d'Hiver
    Lipstick Rose
    Vetiver Extraordinaire (I don't like vetivert as a note.)
    Musc Ravageur
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19th March 2015

    Good morning!
    I hope you are all enjoying your day so far.
    It is a misty, moisty morning here in Shropshire
    and I have gone for Rive Gauche as my SOTD.

    I am taking a group of seniors out for...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th March 2015

    Good evening!

    I have been out and about today and only remembered to put some
    scent on when I went for a doctor's appointment this afternoon (I seem
    to be developing osteoarthritis, like many...
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    Re: Advice on fragrance for a female friend.

    Samsara is a bold,sexy sandalwood and ylang ylang creation. It is not
    that subtle but gets the message across quite quickly!

    Mitsouko,by contrast, is a mysterious, peachy, spicy, oakmossy...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th March 2015

    O.K it's St. Patrick's Day and time to get my green on!
    I have Bugari Omnia Green Jade or a very small sample of
    Vent Vert. I think it's time to crack open the VV!
    Enjoy the "craic" and Guiness,...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    Wishing Dora a very Happy Birthday!

    It's a ROMA kind of day.
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    Re: Help with Shalimar

    Welcome pinkbulldog!
    What a way to start off - Shalimar is indeed one of the greats.
    I was lucky enough to own one of the 1970's version in the blue delft canister
    and now have only the new...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

    Omnia by Bulgari in the fiddly miniature
    bottle. So hard to get into that contraption but
    worth it for the juice! Why, oh why did they let this
    gem go? Who makes these decisions??
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12th March 2015

    Happy Birthday ExtremeK!

    My SOTD is Eau de Rochas.
  73. Re: In which my husband has an embarrassing perfume incident in Switzerland.

    The Samsara was probably on special offer!!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th March 2015

    Ineespenes - what will be will be my lovely!
    Maybe he's playing hard to get.
    My SOTE is Ferre de Ferre in the big, chunky bottle.
  75. Re: In which my husband has an embarrassing perfume incident in Switzerland.

    I don't think Jo Malone is widely know in France or Switzerland.
    Bear in mind, also, that this is the same husband who bought me
    Cinnabar instead of Cinema (at least he bought me something!)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th March 2015

    Try not to worry Ineespenes! I am sure he had a good
    reason not to be able to see you.
    My SOTD is Bulgari Omnia.
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    Re: Travel size coffrets?

    Jo Malone do a set of five travel size perfumes for 68.
    I have just purchased on for a friend. Try the Jo Malone
    website.
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    Re: Omnia for a man?

    The original Omnia by Bulgari is one of my favourite scents.
    Why they discontinued it is beyond me! It is becoming increasingly
    hard to find so I would suggest you don't get hooked on it like I am...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2015

    O.K. so I have been quite a little spendthrift this month already!
    A 40ml bottle of Joop le Bain, a sample of Myrto di Panarea (Acqua di Parma),
    a miniature bottle of Bulgari Omnia and a canister...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 8th March 2015

    Good morning all!

    I have just returned from a weekend in Hertfordshire, staying with
    my lovely sister. She drove us to visit another sister in Richmond-upon-
    Thames on Friday and we had a walk...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th March 2015

    I am wearing Cinema (YSL) and enjoying this warm weather.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    Joop le Bain. 40ml.
    Sample of Mirto de Panarea by Acqua di Parma.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th March 2015

    Hello everyone!

    I have ordered a bottle of Joop le Bain, having spent ages tracking
    one down that I could afford. I am picking it up this morning and will
    wear it as soon as it is in my hands.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd March 2015

    Good morning great-smelling ladies and gents!
    My SOTD is Flora Nymphea by Guerlain.

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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd March 2015

    Happy Monday to you all!

    I have a friend coming over for lunch
    and I plan to cook some kind of Thal noodles.

    I'll wear Clarins Eau Ressourcante.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st March 2015

    Jon, is that a photo from Venice?Where exactly? I am going there
    in July
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st March 2015

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    Visa on a cold, winters day! Life just doesn't get better than this....
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th February 2015

    Good morning everyone!

    I am wearing Empreinte by Courreges.
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    Re: Recommendations/suggestions Please!!!!!

    Seconding the Idylle edt suggestion and adding
    Versace Versense.
    Welcome to Basenotes by the way!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th February 2015

    I have a sore throat type virus at the moment (like
    a fair proportion of the population!) and need
    a pick-me-up, so I thought I'd try Issey Miyake A Scent.
    The verbena note in this is quite...
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    Re: Looking for a birthday perfume suggestion

    Hi there!
    Based on the notes you say your girlfriend likes (lily, vanilla and lemon) I
    would suggest one of the Dali's (Laguna or Laguna Maravilla) or Chanel Allure
    edp. L de Lubin also.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th February 2015

    Good news about your brother, Ineespenes!

    Having just baked my first batch of Welshcakes ever,

    (easier than i thought it was going to be!) I am enjoying one

    of the more mis-shapen ones with...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd February 2015

    We have some welcome sunshine here this morning!

    i am wearing Fragonard's Fleur d'Oranger and thinking of Nice.
    We have just booked to fly out in May for 10 days.
  94. Thread: UK Users

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    Re: UK Users

    Hello from me too!
    Scottish Dad and English Mum, so
    a hybrid!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd February 2015

    Many Happy Returns to Robin.i.F!

    Another day in Feminite du Bois (Shiseido)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st February 2015

    Ferre (the Iris one.)
    This is very subtle and needs at least six sprays
    to be noticeable (or am I becoming less sensitive to it??)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am going with Teardrop's interpretation of an investment perfume.
    I bought Shiseido's Feminite du Bois after discovering Basenotes and
    never looked back! It was a revelation to me that a scent...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th February 2015

    Jon, I do hope your friend will be ok.
    He is lucky to have a friend like you.

    I am synching with Shiseido Feminite du Bois.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th February 2015

    Also sending love to 30 Roses ( I have PM'd you sweetie.)

    I am wearing Mary Quant's Havoc!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th February 2015

    Good morning. I am trying to whip up some enthusiasm to go
    for a long walk, but the cold and rain are somewhat off-putting!

    I have chosen to wear Eau Ressourcante again today,
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