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  1. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Hello!
    Having fun in the countryside. It is chilly and a bit damp today.
    Wearing Rabarbaro today.
  2. Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Trilby, I admire your view to life. To maintain that lifestyle should take a lot of willpower, you are very strong. But I believe it's worth it on the end - to have only the things that matter in...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Something sweet, peppery-sparkly and familiar tickled my nose this morning on the street, I took a deep sniff and smiled: yes, it's Terre de Lumiere by L'Occitane!
    I've been wearing this myself for...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I didn't want to go full oriental today somehow, so I chose Gucci Guilty Absolute.
    Maybe the blackberry and the rose aren't the most autumnal things imaginable, but the smell of the trees, woods and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Cook.bot, I love the Jabberwocky reference, too!

    I have learned the Lithuanian translation of Jabberwocky by heart in my teen years. Alas, I can't recite the original version by heart (yet?), but...
  6. Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Ouch.

    Grant, stay strong and stay sane, and thank you for caring for the site and all of us here.

    Bavard, I'm sorry this happened to you. I hope your threads and posts are restored soon. I also...
  7. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    I'm all milk and blood and flesh apparently.
  8. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    Donna, thank you for great advice. I do not let her bite me and remove her from the room if she does that immediately - but she still tries to play with my arm from time to time.
  9. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Ineespenes, happy birthday to your dad and get well soon!

    It's getting cold out there. Wearing Guilty Absolute today.
  10. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    My cat does like to attack my arm sometimes before sleep, but that's usually because she's agitated and wants to play instead of just cuddling or sleeping beside me. I just take her out of the room...
  11. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Hello everyone!

    It is getting harder and harder to wake up at mornings - I keep snoozing my alarm every morning despite going to bed earlier than is usual for me.
    That is how I know the autumn...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Oh teardrop, you inspired me to listen to Heart's Dreamboat Annie, as I haven't properly listened to Love before - and it's such a lovely album to relax to! Thank you :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Happy birthday, mumsy!!! :birthdays: :thumbsup:

    Teardrop, have a nice day off!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Contradiction, because I haven't worn it for a month.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Good morning!
    Wearing Contradiction today.
  16. Re: Anyone here ever wash shoes in the washing machine?

    I'll second what cacio said.
    I do wash my various sneakers in the washing machine and nothing bad happened so far. I do wash in lower temperatures (30-40 C), lower settings and don't put clothes...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Oh, Quarry, how I admire your work, garden and historic school! And it was interesting to read bits of history and see photos in the website, too. Thank you for sharing!

    Shycat, I'm glad to hear...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Happy birthday, kewart!!! :birthdays: :birthdays: :birthdays:
    Have a great and wonderfully scented year!

    I'm starting the week with a light touch of Le baiser du Dragon. Wishing a good week for...
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    Re: Guerlain Observations

    Very nice, thank you for sharing this.
    May your marriage be happy and both of you always smell great!
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    Re: Looking back....

    None yet, and I do not plan to purchase bottles over 200 Euro in the near future. Of course, there are lots of nice things in this price range, but I just don't feel comfortable spending that much on...
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    Re: Your philosophy: smell like, or smell

    Oooh! My friend had them (or something similar by other brand) and we loved to colour and draw with them.
    Brown was the best - chocolate. And yellow was a banana, red was strawberry, and orange -...
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    Whew! It's great to hear it - I mean, great to read it :)
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    Ouch, it seems like your and your wife's tastes on fragrances are quite the opposite. :( I hope there are at least several fragrances both of you like!
  24. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    Since the middle of June I bought 4 bottles and several minis.

    2 bottles of Narciso Rodriguez For Her L'Absolu, a bottle of Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme, a replacement bottle of Salvador Dali...
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    I don't really sell my fragrances, but I'm looking for a way to get rid of these (maybe someone I know will want to take them from me some day, or I might bring them to local Caritas or something):...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Good morning!

    Happy birthday, freewheelingvagabond and Zealot Crusader!!! Have a great smelling year - and a great year overall! :thumbsup: :birthdays: :beer:

    I'm in Verveine today, I like it...
  27. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I was actually wanting to try it for months now. The stores that have it do not have testers of it out, so I was debating of maybe just buying the smallest bottle available just to test it out. I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Verveine, because I love it on Sunday mornings, and I kind of missed it.
  29. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Also:
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Ginger Piccante (a very beautiful sparkly and refreshing ginger, perfect for summer, leans feminine, but feels unisex to me)
    Molinard Les Amoureux de Peynet (also...
  30. Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Good, good. Keep it up!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    I think you should write about Ithaka here and ask to include it: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/432842-Missing-from-the-directory
    Or alternatively, submit it through the submission form here:...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Friday the 13th as an unlucky day is an old superstition, dating back to the early days of Christianity.

    "The number 13 is therefore associated with Judas Iscariot, Christ's betrayer, and is...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Hoping everyone will be having a nice Friday!
    ...the clock until beer'o'clock is ticking.

    I'm in a good mood boosted by today's synch and Le Roy Soleil by Salvador Dali.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm synching with Le Roy Soleil by Salvador Dali, a fruity oriental with lots of pineapples and peaches (okay, I see notes saying apricot, so it's my nose that doesn't see the difference between...
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    Re: Your philosophy: smell like, or smell

    Interesting question.
    I think it's a little bit of both to me.
    First of all, it's the smell - do I like it? Do I want to smell it now, sometimes, today, for a few hours, all the time? It's the most...
  36. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    Good morning,

    Pamplelune today. Still enjoying the summery warmth while I can.

    Quarry, I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Quarry and how badly he was stung :( I hope those bees of yours will become a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Pamplelune, because I love it and I already missed it.
  38. Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    You can swap freely as much as your heart desires.


    Sending strength vibes to everyone.
    Yes, you can.
  39. Re: New - Hermes Twilly d’Hermes Eau Poivree

    Now you'll have to try for yourself and decide which one tells the truth, and which one lies.

    Of course, my nose is pretty inexperienced, so I might be quite a lot easier to please than cazaubon.
  40. Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    Fragrance police
    Arrest this man
    He's doused in lime
    He buzzes like an orange
    He's like a smashed pomelo.

    Fragrance police
    Arrest this girl
    Her fragrant hairdo
    Is making me feel fresh
  41. Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    They say that the piercingly fresh aromas of certain citrus fruits sharpen the senses, make your eyes more open and wakes you up. It is desirable to be wide awake during the day, but during the...
  42. Re: New - Hermes Twilly d’Hermes Eau Poivree

    I had a chance to try it in the shop.
    The interesting thing is that they actually used these completely different main notes - pink pepper instead of ginger, rose instead of tuberose and patchouli...
  43. Re: Need Recommendations for Three Aunts

    All the advices look very good. I personally like grayspoole's suggestion of three different scents from Guerlain Aqua Allegoria line the most - the bottles really look gorgeous and all the scents...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Hmmm.
    Trinidad and Tobago were famous for exporting sugarcane and cocoa before.
    Their national flower is chaconia, or wild poinsettia. It's red like blood and blooms on their Independence day...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Have a great trip - no - Voyage en Meditterane to Nice, kewart!
  46. Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    So a first third of the month has passed.
    How is everyone doing?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Rabarbaro, because this tea scent is very easy to wear and won't overpower me in sport activities later in the day.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Good morning!
    Planning to wear Rabarbaro today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Cook.bot, now you can literally bathe in that!
    How does it smell like? Do you like it?
  50. Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    I do like vetiver quite a lot. I don't always discern it as a note, but it happens too often to look at the notes of a fragrance I like and see vetiver mentioned.
    I smelled vetiver essential oil, to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It is!
    Funny thing is that I didn't expect to like it at all when I first sprayed it on a testing paper just to get to know how it smells like. I didn't even want to like it because the bottle is...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Happy birthday, shadesofbleu and Lian!!! :birthdays:

    I'm enjoying Guilty Absolute today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme, because I wanted something suitable for hot weather but still quite deep and lasting all day. And let's forget the logical explanations, I just love the scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th September, 2019

    Good morning!
    Layering Pink Grapefruit by Body Shop on top of Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario.

    Wishing everyone a good week.
  55. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I hated Aura so much. Cannot really tell why, maybe that minty vanilla aspect is so stinky to me? Only smelled it on a paper strip though, this one is not touching my skin anytime soon.

    No.19...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    Happy birthday, Francolino and Jack Hunter! :beer:

    Teardrop, congrats on finally finishing Sheer Stella!

    As I was visiting my parents this weekend, I was planning to finish (or try to finish!)...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dali Wild, because it was a gift from my mom. It's lovely.
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    Nothing lifts my spirits like grapefruit does, lemon and verbena also have that effect to me. Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, Molinard's Les Amoureux de Peynet and L'Occitane's Verveine are my biggest...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Submitted two new fragrances from Rammstein - Kokain and Zwinger.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

    Happy birthday, sjg!!! :birthdays:

    Wearing Rabarbaro by L'Erbolario. It's a lovely tea scent that I bought a 15 ml travel spray this spring to wear during summer and during the summer trips. The...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Rabarbaro, because I wanted something easy, light and pleasant, and I'm working to finish my small bottle of it while it's still warm.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

    That's a pretty colour, kewart. And I'm hoping it's not you in that photo - I would conclude you're not eating enough!
    I started noticing my first grey hairs when I was 19 myself. At that time it...
  63. Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    I haven't retched because of perfume (I do retch often while cleaning cat litter box, fridge, wastebin, taking out trash if I cooked something and forgot to take out trash the next morning, changing...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Les Amoureux de Peynet because I wanted a fresh and joyful citrus today - lemon, verbena, grapefruit, ginger and some more nice stuff, mmmm.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Ooooh, it seems like I would probably like Cafe Noir.
    Looked up their website, they do have LOTS of stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

    Wawing back to kewart - yay for catching up with sleep! It definitely feels good to be wide-eyed, have energy and not to worry about falling asleep at your desk or anywhere else! :D

    Ooooh, wishing...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

    Hello everyone!

    Sophi, happy belated birthday! :birthdays:

    Ineespenes, get well soon!

    Tomorrow I'm going to meet my little cousin (well, she's 21 already, so not so little anymore! But she...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

    It's a sunny and warm day here, too. :)

    I visited my best friend yesterday and we talked long into the night. It was amazing, I always miss our night talks.
    I am super sleepy today though. I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because I had it in my bag - I specifically decanted a 1 ml sample of it and put it into my make-up bag for days when I'm in a hurry or forget the fragrance before going out or want a new SOTE later....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

    Shiny Beast, happy birthday!!! :birthdays: :beer:
    Have a great year!

    foxbins and knit at nite, happy BN-iversaries! :beer:

    ShyCat, your sister's story is very sad. I'm hoping she can get her...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'll also have to sit this one out, as I not only do not have anything by DSH, I'm not even familiar with the house at all. Sorry. :(


    And I did a belated Zealot Crusader's half-synch with Body...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    ineespenes, happy birthday to your mom! :)

    Trilby Lark, I admire your skills and patience in organizing things. I'm glad that you came to conclusion that both satisfies you and doesn't go against...
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    Re: My Dog Likes My Cologne

    My cat sniffed my wrist and started licking it when I wore Opium.

    She either loved it so much or thought I got dirty and was trying to help me wash it off, cannot really tell which one.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    Shycat, it seems like boring chats don't exist in your world!

    Last night I threw out my cat out of my bedroom and closed the door, because she started biting my arm for her own amusement while I...
  75. Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    I'll join in for this month.
    Watching the August thread was too much fun. :D
    Didn't join in the previous thread as I was planning to get something in August. I think it might get difficult if I see...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    Urban Decay Sheer Rapture
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    I guess my tastes will change a bit more with time, but for now I think I would definitely want to rebuy these:

    Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune by Guerlain
    Le baiser du dragon by Cartier
    Narciso...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Opium today to welcome the first day of autumn.
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    Re: Most worn in August 2019

    6 wears:
    Rabarbaro by L'Erbolario
    Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune by Guerlain

    4 wears:
    Le baiser du dragon by Cartier
    Pink Grapefruit by The Body Shop

    3 wears:
    Les Amoureux de Peynet by Molinard
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Haha. :D
    Not really, but I see some charm in this world view, might try to adopt that maybe. :D
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A very lucky lady!
    I hope she'll love it, too. :)

    I've almost finished my second sample vial and decided getting it myself as a gift for... haven't yet decided for what occasion, maybe autumn? :D
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    Re: What is “too perfumy” for you

    To me, "perfumey" means a very blended floral scent where I cannot discern the actual notes and cannot really describe what I'm smelling, it just smells pleasantly... like a perfume. It sometimes...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I woke up today with a craving for Gucci Guilty Absolute, so I gave in to this craving. Not regretting it, it's a very beautiful scent to me.
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    Re: How often do you try something new

    Whenever I can, usually once a week at least. I haven't started buying samples yet due to huge shipping costs in places I have looked at and not finding good sample sites in Europe with convenient...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2019

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    ClockworkAlice wore L'Heure Bleue Eau de Toilette by Guerlain
    on 23 Aug 2019 at 8:45 pm. Very soft, pleasant and purring on me. Very soothing. Has some kind of vibe of some luxurious...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Unfortunately, I never had any Avon fragrances (I do like their lip balm and some bath products though) and I finished my Incognito by Faberlic a few months ago. My Puma and Gabriela Sabatini are in...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, because I love it, it lifts my spirits, gives me energy and makes me smile, and because it shines in hot weather.

    Scent Detective, congratulations to your son! Wishing...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th August, 2019

    Hello everyone!
    It's getting harder to get up, and that's where I know that autumn's around the corner already. But I'll enjoy the last days of summer, sun and warm weather while I can.
    Wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th August, 2019

    Hello!
    It seems to be a hot day today, so I'm refreshing myself with lemon, verbena and ginger of Les Amoureux de Peynet.
    To everyone in the heat - stay cool. Wishing for a light breeze to you.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I chose Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario because I haven't worn it since May and I wanted something light, pleasant, clean and something that would last me all day.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th August, 2019

    Hello!

    ineespenes, have a nice trip to Stavanger!

    teardrop, whoa, doing stuff since early morning! It was smart of you not to wait until the weather gets hot.

    I have lots and lots of work to...
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    Re: I want to like Memo but I can’t

    I do like African Leather, Russian Leather, Oriental Leather and Winter Palace. Not crazy about them though, especially for these prices.
    It has nothing to do with the scents, but I also like their...
  93. Re: Tell us what fragrance phases you have gone through recently

    I had a very long, almost life long phase of "wearing fragrances very sparingly and mostly just in special occasions, and wearing fragrances that I got as gifts". Small bottles of fragrances I liked...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    Happy birthday, Cook.bot! :birthdays:
    Your witty comments cheer me up so often. I wish you lots of joyful moments, cool people and interesting stuff to cheer you up everyday.
  95. Re: What perfume revolutions/revelations have you experienced and what’s coming up?

    I'm too new to this to have experienced revolutions and revelations. I do remember how Angel launched when I was a kid though, and how polarizing it was back then - how my aunt loved it and always...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    Hello everyone!
    Wearing Blue Silk by Agent Provocateur today. It's a great example that every scent has its own time, place, weather and time of day. I wore it yesterday in the evening and it felt...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Agent Provocateur Blue Silk for the first time yesterday as the evening scent, found it pleasant and decided to wear it today to work to further test it out fully. I don't think I would wear...
  98. Re: What do you spray on the sheets before bedtime

    I never spray sheets or pillows before bedtime, the thought just hasn't occured to me and I don't feel the need to.
    I do sometimes spray fresh laundry (including sheets) with something. It's...
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    Re: Paul's Thread

    He posted from a new account - see the nickname: mattmeleg2.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    Hello all and have a nice Friday!
    The time until beer o'clock is ticking.
    Wearing Le baiser du dragon today.
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