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    Re: Fragrance for a 'Sweaty Betty'

    Thank you both for your thoughtful suggestions, I will get her to try them.
    My next question probably deserves a thread of its own but I (as someone who doesnt know a great deal about perfume) just...
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    Fragrance for a 'Sweaty Betty'

    Hi
    My best friend has asked me to recommend a fragrance for her. To give you an indication of what she likes - her favourite smells 'out of the bottle' are Chance, Tresor, Promesse, SJP Lovely and...
  3. Thread: Samsara 'dupe'

    by Lalage
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    Samsara 'dupe'

    Hi,
    Sorry, not sure if I'm using the terminology correctly, when I say 'dupe' (a word I've seen others use on this board) what I am referring to is a fragrance in its own right that happens to bare...
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    body lotion/butter

    I want to try layering my perfumes with scented body lotion that compliments the fragrance without smelling just like it. Please recommend what 'flavour' body products you think would go nicely with...
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    Re: Fragrance insults / back-handed compliments

    ROFL! Very funny posts, thanks for sharing :)
  6. Thread: Smell of petrol

    by Lalage
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    Re: Smell of petrol

    Admittedly I don't have a good nose, so maybe its just me.. but Songes by Annick Goutal seems to have a sort of car fuel / oil/ diesel whiff about it??
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    Fragrance insults / back-handed compliments

    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but please if you feel like taking part tell me what insults (or what you construed as insults) have you had on any fragrance you have worn in the past?
    I'll...
  8. My perfume.. light or heavy.. obnoxious or invisible?

    Hello
    I have an odd dilemma that I think other basenoters might (or might not) identify with. I've worn Guerlain's Samsara as a 'signature fragrance' for the past 3 years, every single day at work...
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    Purr by Katie Perry

    Anyone tried Purr by Katie Perry? Thoughts/description please?
  10. Re: Fragrance for a female friend of mine - Can you help?

    Hmm... I question the motive of the above answerer who decided to give his tuppence worth even though it was clear that the questioner wanted the point of view of a woman. Nevertheless, I disagree...
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    light but sexy fragrance for men

    Hi guys! Please advise me here. My little brother (26yr old straight guy) refuses to shop for cologne but asked me to buy him a 'chick magnet' fragrance for his birthday. I've been thru this before...
  12. Re: Fragrance for a female friend of mine - Can you help?

    I fourth Samsara. Its definitely a warm, sensual, going out fragrance although I admit I wear it everyday because I just love it so much!
  13. Re: Not-too-expensive female fragrance that attracts men!!?

    Thanks Ratfink you are so awesome
  14. Re: Not-too-expensive female fragrance that attracts men!!?

    Thanks for your suggestions Teardrop! I agree with you about the same scent not being universally attractive to all men; after all men are people too (LOL), with their own tastes and preferences. ...
  15. Not-too-expensive female fragrance that attracts men!!?

    Hi Basenoters,

    It has been some years since I posted a message on this site, although I still browse it very often! :)
    I now have a dilemma I need some help with, and you are just the people...
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    Re: Recomendations for a 14 year old girl

    Sung by Alfred Sung or Pure Poison by Dior or the lovely Wish by Anna Sui... or Promesse
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    Y by YSL

    This is a scent I haven't see discussed much on this board, or any other for that matter. When I was in school my best friend's mother used to wear it and it was one of my favourites. I haven't...
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    Re: The Floral with Oriental staying powers...

    I'm not sure if it is strictly a floral, but Amarige has excellent staying power! Although not as strong, in my experience Fidji by Guy Laroche lasts much longer on my skin than other florals.
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    Re: Guess what my friend was wearing!

    My first guess was Angel, but as Clemmie has already mentioned it, I'll try another. Touch of Pink?
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    Re: i want an evening scent...not flowerbomb

    My favourite long-lasting and sexy evening scents are Moschino classic and Rococo by Joop!
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    Re: Light Blue by D&G

    I've also wondered whats so great about Light Blue, especially after a male friend (who doesn't have any particular interest in perfume) asked me if I ever wear Light Blue and then proceeded to tell...
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    Re: Future classics? Predictions?

    This is a fun thread! I don't know much about perfume but I'll take a stab at this...

    I think in 50 years from now Kingdom by Alexander McQueen will be a much loved classic whilst Alien by...
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    Re: A woman who neglected herself.

    I'm as intrigued as yourself by this odd description, can't wait to see what replies you get!
    Well, i'm not sure why but the first perfume that popped into my head upon reading this is Jovan Musk......
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    Sensual Summer Fragrance - suggestions?

    Hi ladies, its been a while since i posted on basenotes, but I'd really love to hear your views! I have only a small collection of fragrances, past and present. I tend to stick to a favourite until...
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    Re: Amber and Vanilla

    My favourite perfume is Moschino by Moschino... it has a beautiful amber and vanilla base.
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    Re: Scent for a Broadway Diva

    Diva by Ungaro ?
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    Re: Just for fun: Give your fragrance a name.

    I Love it!
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    Re: Just for fun: Give your fragrance a name.

    Sorry, I don't know French (..it is French, right?), please translate?
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    Just for fun: Give your fragrance a name.

    You know how sometimes you love the name of a perfume but you're not crazy about the actual fragrance.. or vice versa?
    So just for fun, I'm curious to know what you would name your ideal fragrance...
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    Re: Most worn in May

    My own roll-on concoction of grapeseed oil mixed with Ylang Ylang oil and a few drops of Moschino by Moschino.
  31. Thread: Almond Oil base

    by Lalage
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    Almond Oil base

    I've read many recommendations for using Jojoba oil as a base for home-made perfumes, and I have personally used Grapeseed oil to good effect, but I'm curious to know if anyone has experience of...
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    Re: literary characters + perfume

    Mine is Wuthering Heights:

    Heathcliff: Antaeus
    Catherine Earnshaw: Ylang Ylang oil
    Edgar: Aramis
    Isabella: J'adore
    Hareton: Tabac Original
    Catherine Linton: Cabotine
  33. Re: Ladies Romantic evening scent Reviews and Reccomendations...

    I would like to fourth Antaeus! Its without a doubt my favourite scent for a man.
  34. Re: what top or middle notes make a perfume classy?

    My personal two faves are Ylang and Carnation. I also think - not sure why - that Civet adds a touch of class to a fragrance, although I'm guessing that some people are probably of the opinion that...
  35. Re: Are there any scents which contain a Lantana note?

    I tested Dolly Girl on Saturday!

    Lol, well you were certainly right about it not being a fine fragrance and its not something I can see myself actually wearing, but I recognized the distinctive...
  36. Re: Are there any scents which contain a Lantana note?

    Dimitri, thanks for this very exciting information, you've given me a wonderful mission for the weekend : to try this Dolly Girl stuff as soon as humanly possible! :)
  37. If you had to choose a perfume for your woman...

    Without necessarily naming a specific female perfume that you like, if you had to choose a fragrance for your woman to wear as her signature scent would you prefer a light floral or something...
  38. Re: Are there any scents which contain a Lantana note?

    I know this is a way old post, but I've only just spotted it whilst searching 'lantana' on the forum. I too am a fan of the Lantana plant! We had a hedge of it growing in our back yard when I was a...
  39. Thread: My lovely wife

    by Lalage
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    Re: My lovely wife

    Fidji by Guy Laroche
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    Re: Perfume for the Perfume-Hating Mother

    I agree with this, if it is a gift for Mother's Day it should be something she loves.
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    Re: Must de Cartier vs Moschino Moschino

    Thanks for the very interesting info Moondeva! :)

    Just wanted to add this interesting tidbit: This morning a colleague asked me 'What perfume are you wearing? Coco?' I told her it was...
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    Must de Cartier vs Moschino Moschino

    I read in a review that Must de Cartier is similar to Moschino by Moschino. As I've recently become acquainted with the charms of Moschino, but not yet had a chance to sample Must de Cartier, I'm...
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    Re: New Frag for my sister. Help!!!

    I don't like florals in general, and I'm not familiar with any of the perfumes that focus on one particular flower.
    However.. :) I do have a favourite floral perfume that I think smells like a...
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    Re: Suggest me a perfume...

    Well its difficult to suggest, not knowing what type of smells you like, but I will suggest the following for you to try. They are sexy and strong and long-lasting perfumes.

    Moschino by Moschino...
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    Re: Best frag under $50.00

    Moschino by Moschino, off ebay you can get it for under $30.
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    Re: Recommendations for my Sister

    I would recommend Promesse by Cacharel. I think its a lovely sweet, light fragrance for a teenage girl. She might also like Tresor by Lancome.
  47. Re: If colours were perfumes or vice versa what would they be?

    I find this thread very interesting - mainly because, try as I might, I just can't do it!! When I try to associate a colour with a scent I just get the colour of the packaging or of the perfume...
  48. Thread: obsession??

    by Lalage
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    Re: obsession??

    Mmm, I'm confused? Did you try the men's Obsession, Robyn?
  49. Thread: obsession??

    by Lalage
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    Re: obsession??

    Its probably your chemistry, I also find that Obsession smells kind of plasticky on me, I get the same thing with Angel. But I love how Obsession smells on other people! Maybe try it again in a few...
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    Re: Guess that fragrance (true story)

    Isn't play-doh the same as silly putty?? I'm sure this isn't the one you're talking about, but I'll say it anyway: L'Heure Bleue has a sort of play-doh smell.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 23 March

    I'm wearing Moschino by Moschino on this cold, foggy Friday!
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    Re: What is this perfume?Help me please...

    Your description of the bottle reminds me of Paris or Paris Roses by YSL.. but the name is not calligraphically written. Then I also thought of Chloe or Chloe Narcisse, with the flowers on the glass...
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    Re: I am the Sillage Slayer!

    I also have poor circulation (cold hands and feet) and find that I can wear what others have termed 'sillage monsters' without getting any reaction from others. Lately I have begun layering my...
  54. Re: What fragrance did you say,"what the heck, is this really it?"

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    L' Heure Bleu -- Guerlain (I will try this over and over the rest of my life, though)
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    I too feel this way about L'Heure Bleu. When I first tried it I was astonished...
  55. Re: Ciara, Charlie, Love's Baby Soft, Wild Musk...which one would it be?

    Probably Wild Musk by Coty, but given the choice I would really rather wear Jovan Musk.
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    Re: What perfume is best with your natural BO?

    I agree with this. Pepper and patchouli are what I thought of when I first read this thread.
  57. Re: Name your favorite from each perfume house, please?

    Calvin Klein: Obsession

    Chanel: Chance

    Dior: Poison

    Estee Lauder: Knowing

    Guerlain: Samsara
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    Re: Samsara...EDP or EDT? Which one is better?

    I have had both EDP and EDT and to be honest I couldn't smell much difference between the two, to my nose they both have a sharp top note. I preferred the EDP because it was slightly heavier in the...
  59. Re: If you were only "allowed" to wear two scents for one year, which ones would it b

    Right now my choices would be Moschino by Moschino and Fidji by Guy Laroche.
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    Re: Ladies, I need your input, please..

    Considering the situation, your not knowing her preferences etc, I would go for something classic and light. For an unpretentious but special girl I think Fidji by Guy Laroche is a good choice.
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    Simple creations..

    This thread is just out of curiosity. One of the things that surprised me most when I started taking an interest in fragrances was how many notes go into the creation of one perfume, even those that...
  62. Re: What did you buy "unsniffed", that you liked & what was a big mistake?

    I've only ever done 3 blind buys, and luckily the one I ended up disliking was only a mini so it wasn't a big deal.

    Blind buy loves:
    Rococo by Joop!
    Fidji by Guy Laroche

    Blind buy disaster:...
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    Re: What fragrances help you "de-stress"?

    Rococo by Joop! is my 'de-stress' and comforting scent.
  64. Re: Which Scent Have You Worn The Longest Amount Of Time & Which One Was A Quickie?

    My longest love affair has been with Opium, which I fell in love with as a teenager and still adore and go back to time and again. My shortest love affair was with Samsara, I loved it at first sniff...
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    Moschino bath products & lotions etc.

    I just saw on Escentual.co.uk that Moschino has a number of products to go with their perfume range, including shower gels, lotions, soap, powder etc. I was wondering if anyone has tried any of them...
  66. Re: What scent(s) did u HAVE to ask.."what is that wonderul scent your wearing?"

    Wow, take a chill pill Dolly!! :)

    The last time I was moved to ask someone what fragrance she was wearing it turned out to be Envy. It smelled fresh and 'champagney' on her and the sillage was...
  67. Thread: Occasion scents

    by Lalage
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    Re: Occasion scents

    Funeral - Rococo (comforting)
    Wedding - Jean Paul Gaultier (romantic)
    Party - Moschino (sexy)
    Theatre - Fidji (subtle)
  68. Re: Which Scent Do U Recognize Right Away On Just About Everyone... And *

    For the first question: Hypnotic Poison, Youth Dew and Obsession. For the second question, I've been surprised to hear that someone is wearing Ange ou Demon because on her it smelled like Alien to...
  69. Re: If u were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    Musc Ravageur
    Chanel No.5 parfum
  70. Re: We already know what Mary Poppins wears..how about CLEOPATRA?

    Fendi Asja
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    What makes it 'powdery'

    Is it a specific note, or a combination of notes, or what is it that gives some perfumes that powdery smell?
  72. Re: Help needed - Summery (Humid weather) fragrances? Any suggestions?

    Have you tried Ange ou Demon? Its not really my kind of thing, but having tried it and also smelled it on someone who's chemistry worked really well with it, I think it might work for you. It has a...
  73. Re: Girly-Fresh or Exotic-womanly, which is you?

    Defo Exotic-Womanly!
  74. Re: Did u ever get a negative comment about your scent?

    I too am a Londoner and I agree with these remarks. I think that when you are surrounded by throngs of bustling people all day and everyday it is natural to try and cope with that by just switching...
  75. Re: Flowery, Fruity, Incensey, Sugary, Powdery- which is favorite type of scent?

    1. Flowery
    2. Incensey
    3. Sugary
    4. Fruity
    5. Powdery

    Was difficult to choose between flowery and incensey for top place as I like my florals a bit incensey and my incenses a bit flowery!
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    Re: Present Recommendations for my Wife :--)

    My favourite light fragrance is Fidji by Guy Laroche. Its an exotic floral but not sweet or fruity. Its not readily available in the shops but its easy to find online and its really worth trying.
  77. Re: Did u ever get a negative comment about your scent?

    I once applied my mother's Ysatis just before a party at my house. When I went downstairs to meet some guests a male friend joked 'Phew, you STINK very nice.'
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    Re: Perfume for girlfriend... Suggestions?

    My suggestion: Moschino by Moschino
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    Re: Relaunching Incense by Matthew Williamson

    Wow, what a coincidence... minutes before I read this post I was reading a magazine article about this! Apparantly all the fragrances in the series are inspired by Matthew Williamson's favourite...
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    Smells like Fidji..

    I sat next to a guy on the bus yesterday who smelled absolutely gorgeous, but at the same time reminded me of how I smell when I wear Guy Laroche's Fidji. :) It had the same unique flowery, civety,...
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    Re: Moschino Moschino or Chloe Narcisse

    Thanks Moondeva :). I have read on some other sites that there is speculation that Chloe Narcisse may have been changed at some stage. I have only tried a new one, and I think its just lovely as it...
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    Re: Naughty naughty bad girl scents

    LOL.. I would expect nothing less of you Moondeva! :)
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    Moschino Moschino or Chloe Narcisse

    I've been searching for a nice new oriental to add to my wardrobe and I've finally found two that I really like and that my DH also likes. I might just get both of them, as they are very reasonably...
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    Re: Surprising dissapointments

    As above, most of my disappointments haven't been surprising - they are usually those that have had bad reviews (e.g Ange ou Demon and Songes) that I am nevertheless determined to like... but then i...
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    Re: Naughty naughty bad girl scents

    I think a real bad girl would wear Paloma Picasso.
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    Trivial question...

    ...I wasn't sure quite where to post this. My problem is with pronunciation. Please could someone tell me more or less how the following are pronounced. :)

    Narcisse
    Moschino
    L'Heure Bleue...
  87. Thread: Balsam

    by Lalage
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    Balsam

    What exactly is Balsam? I mean is it a specific oil called Balsam or are there certain oils/notes that could be classified as Balsamic?
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    Re: Really good perfumed bodylotions.

    I'd like to recommend the Rococo by Joop! body lotion. Its not very close in smell to the perfume but it is nevertheless gorgeous stuff. It has a distinctive note in it that I think must be peony,...
  89. Re: Looking to guide a friend in the right direction.

    The way I see it, if your friend likes Miami Glow by J-Lo then she is very lucky to like anything at all and you should take full advantage! I don't see how you could get more 'upmarket' than that,...
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    Where is the Paco Rabanne?

    I was sniffing around Debenhams and House of Fraser on my lunch break yesterday and decided to sample some of the Paco Rabanne perfumes I've been wanting to try. Well in both stores the Paco Rabanne...
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    Re: This scent reminds me of...

    Fendi Asja reminds me of cherries jubilee :)
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    Re: what's the deal with...

    What's the deal with Tonka Bean? I don't know what it is or what it smells like but I've noticed this ingredient in some fragrances that I can't wear (e.g Samsara) even though they seem to smell...
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    Re: Dior Addict Question

    Sorry, what was the question? :) I'll put my 2 pence in anyway...
    After buying and loving my Rococo by Joop! I bought the Rococo body lotion on-line. And I don't think it smells much like the...
  94. Re: Suggestions on a gift fragrance for the girlfriend?

    Wow, your description of this woman is fantastic! I picture her wearing Moschino by Moschino because its sexy without being too sweet or 'girly' and its not a run-of-the-mill fragrance, its kind of...
  95. Gentlemen, do you like to smell L'Heure Bleue...

    ...on your woman?
    ...on yourself?
    ...both
    ...neither!

    Any thoughts / comments about this fragrance?
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    Re: I'm in love... with Cabotine!

    Ok. :) Sorry about that, I just thought starting a new thread was the lesser of two evils ('coz on some boards they get really annoyed if you rake up a thread thats already dead. LOL) Anyways.. I...
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    Re: I'm in love... with Cabotine!

    Yes, I do KNOW that Cabotine has been discussed at length, and I have often read the threads with great interest. What I was trying to say in my post is that I personally found it to be a much...
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    I'm in love... with Cabotine!

    I've just discovered Cabotine (big thanks to the lovely Twolf who sent me the sample :) ). I never expected to like it. I just didn't like the idea of 'green'. I thought it would be a sanitary and...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne XS pour elle

    Thank you dear Moondeva.. :)
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    Re: SotD Thursday 8 February

    I too am wearing DZONGKHA today, compliments of Twolf who sent me a generous sample!!! :) I'm loving the drydown too!
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