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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

    Yes - wet and windy here too. Teardrop!

    I am off to do my voluntary work wearing vintage
    Samsara. I just bought a miniature on Etsy, Such a
    cute little bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

    Ooh, my samples of Anne Pliska just arrived!
    I soooo love this EDP and couldn't wait to put some on.
    It's as lovely as I remembered it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

    Good morning, wonderful-smelling people.
    Congratulations Trilby on your milestone.

    I am wearing Visa and waiting for an order from the
    U.S.A. (Lucky Scent) to arrive, which contains samples of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    I have a doctor's appointment to follow up on my ongoing
    plantar fasciitis so will wear the very gentle Jour de Fete
    by L'Artisan.
    It's still raining here and we have widespread flooding from the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th February, 2020

    Rochas Tocade.
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    Re: Fragrance that make you happy

    My "happy" fragrances are:-

    Fragonard Fleur d'Oranger
    Rochas Tocade
    Issey Miyake A Scent
    Angel (on a crisp Winter's day)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    ((HOP)) - what a scary thing to happen to your husband's colleague.
    We don't always appreciate the danger some people put themselves in to
    help the rest of us. Hopefully lessons will be learned...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th February, 2020

    It's very dull and wet here too!
    Longing for Spring to arrive and wearing Flora Nerolia
    by Guerlain.
  9. Re: Wife in need of a fragrance to wear over night

    Let us know which one you chose.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Congrats ClockworkAlice on your 1,000 post!

    Wishing you all lots of love on St. Valentine's Day.

    I am in synch with the lush exoticism of Neela Vermeire Bombay Bling.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I am wearing Neela Vermeire's BOMBAY BLING.
    This is a riot of Indian market smells and quite intoxicating.
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    Well here's a blast from the past!
    I didn't expect this post to ever see the light of day again.

    It seems to have morphed in to a vintage/non-vintage discussion...

    Personally I still prefer...
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Vanille Fatale TF.
    I do like this and it lingers for quite a while as a skin scent
    but it doesn't blow me away. I also find it rather linear/flat, although
    the notes are well-blended and the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th February, 2020

    Good morning all!

    My SOTD is Visa.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Glad to hear your throat is getting better ClockworkAlice. Let's
    hope the rest follows and heals too.

    Enjoy your testing day Faubourg24. Let us know how you got on.

    My heel is still bothering...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th February, 2020

    Alien Eau Extraordinaire.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th February, 2020

    All the wind has died down here but we have had a surprise dusting of snow!
    I have hunkered down in front of the log burner wearing Stash by SJP.
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    Clarins Eau Ressourcante would be my pick.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Thanks for your "stay safe" wishes.
    We seem to have got away quite lightly with just
    a few trees down just down the road and some roof tiles blown off in the town but
    fortunately not ours.
    I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    After a very windy night we have powerful gusts here this morning.
    No trees down yet but if Storm Ciara could manage to target the neighbour's tree,
    that has been causing too much shade in our back...
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    I hate feeling ill, pain, feeling cold, body odour, rude people, insomnia,
    unkindness and injustice.

    Perfume-wise I can't stand tea-tree oil, cumin or aquatics.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th February, 2020

    Yes it's going to be a bit windy in these parts later on,
    hopefully nothing too dramatic. Storm Ciara is wending her
    boisterous way towards us.
    I would wear Sous le Vent, if I had it, but will...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th February, 2020

    Happy Birthday 30Roses!

    So sorry about your fall HOP. I can only
    advise ice, rest and maybe some arnica or
    pain relievers. (( ))
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th February, 2020

    In synch with vintage Samsara.
    This so plush and smooth.
  25. Re: notes you love that most others seem to hate on

    I love powdery notes but others often find them
    suffocating.
    I wore one of my favourites, Ambre Vanille,
    and could tell a female friend found it a bit too much
    (she was coughing and looking at...
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    I am wearing vintage Samsara.
    Gorgeous stuff!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th February, 2020

    Good morning1 Freezing cold here this morning.
    I am wearing Stash hair perfume by SJP.
  28. Re: Friend with asthma is looking for solid perfume recommendation

    I was about to suggest Pacifica also.
    They don't contain any nasties and are at a good price point.
    Mediterranean Fig is lovely.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2020

    Happy Birthday to Foxbins!

    I am wearing Joop Le Bain over the JLB Soft Moments
    Body Lotion. So relaxing....
    It does contain cannabis seed so maybe that's why!!
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th February, 2020

    Good morning all!

    My SOTD is Lolita Lempicka.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd February, 2020

    Scent twins with Teardrop wearing Stash.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd February, 2020

    I was wondering where you were, Jon.
    So glad you enjoyed your trip to Bruges.

    I am wearing Jour de Fete for a relaxing Sunday with
    a short walk for the papers follwed by a leisurely lunch.
    I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st February, 2020

    Hi Teardrop!
    I knew that you liked Stash and it was your review and
    comments that helped persude me to buy it - that and the price
    in TKmaxx (8.99)
    On my skin it starts off with a dense black...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st February, 2020

    Enjoy your party, Ines, then get some sleep!

    My SOTD is Stash by SJP.
    I just bought this yesterday and am giving it a proper
    trial today.
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    SJP Stash.
    I picked this up for peanuts in TKMAxx this morning and it
    is great for a few hours - peppery and herbal - then it softens into a
    creamy, more feminine, woodsy/musky drydown, which I...
  36. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Sorry double post!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st January, 2020

    I'm in synch with Feminite du Bois.

    The Shiseido vesion was far richer and deeper
    than the SL reformulation.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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    I am wearing the SL version of Feminite du Bois.
    It lacks the depth and richness of the original Shiseido
    version, sadly.
    My motto is : If it ain't broke, dont fix it!
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    I have purchased the following items this month!-

    Indeed Lab Nanoblur
    Soap and Glory The Glow Job (sorry!)
    Roger et Gallet Bois d'Orange shampoo
    Too Faced bronzer
    Vichy 89 serum
    The Ordinary...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th January, 2020

    Un Jour Se Leve by Yves Rocher.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    Thanks for the (( )) guys!

    Jon, your photo has cheered me up.
    I am planning to return to the South of France in March and
    am counting the days

    My SOTE is Molinard Vanille.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I didn't really plan a rotation for January this year but wore the following mainly:-

    Visa
    Mauboussin
    Roma
    Mandorlo di Sicilia
    Jaipur

    For February I plan to rotate:-
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    Nina Ricci Amour d'Amandier.

    I am not in a good place at the moment as my annoying
    plantar fasciitis has caused me to trip over and bruise both knees on a hard, wooden floor. I tried to put...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I discovered it in a drawer and realised it
    was ages since I had last worn it!
    Empreinte.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    a.m. Empreinte by Courreges
    p.m. Bulgari Omnia
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

    Greetings to Cathped! Hope you enjoy hanging out with us.

    I have re-discovered an old bottle of Empreinte de Courreges
    that I haven't worn in a while. According to one perfume website :-
    "In...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th January, 2020

    Happy Sunday all!

    Mandorlo di Sicilia - I'm a bit obsessed with this scent
    at the moment and it has stellar staying power. I just received
    a decant from ebay and it is all I was hoping for. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQk14-CexuOGdiE3wQlgO2EkWAdfcdNJJ3sfFmNSfgvnnUAFJ-V_Q&s

    Good morning!

    My SOTD is Jaipur.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th January, 2020

    My synch scent is vintage Eau Sauvage.
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    Vintage Eau Sauvage - nothing else like it on a man or a woman!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd January, 2020

    Healing vibes felt and reciprocated.

    My SOTD is A A Mandarine Basilic.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    Thanks for all the hugs and get well wishes.
    I will just have to be patient and take life more slowly
    for a while.
    Thank goodness for perfume and the comfort and joy it brings.
    I am also blessed...
  53. Thread: Top 3 now.

    by kewart
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Visa Robert Piguet 2007
    Acqua di Parma Mandoro di Sicilia
    Mauboussin
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    We have another dull, drizzly morning here and I will have
    to force myself to do some light walking on this sore heel
    today, before I put on too much excess weight! It's ok once I get my
    shoes...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st January, 2020

    Cristobal pour femme.
    I adore this perfume!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th January, 2020

    Good morning all.

    I'm with you ClockworkAlice in noticing that
    the last few drops of a bottle last longer than expected.
    I was shocked to realise that my Omnia Green Jade had reached that
    level...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th January, 2020

    Another chilly but sunny day here.
    The car needed defrosting before I could go and buy the Sunday
    paper.
    I bought some cooking apples and blackberries too and have just made
    a warming crumble...
  58. Thread: T K Maxx

    by kewart
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    Re: T K Maxx

    So pleased you found Visa too, Donna.
    It's such a lovely creation and at that price it's a win/win.
    I think this is almost my perfect scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

    Happy Birthday, Whitefluffy and congrats on your Basenotes Anniversary, Robin.

    Bright sunshine here this morning but there is a frost too. One of Jon's type of
    days I believe! I shall wear...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

    Happy Birthday, Ine!

    In synch with Mandorlo di Sicilia -
    which I now know is pronounced Sicheelia.
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    I am finding it hard to pick a fragrance in my collection that I can't pronounce,
    being a linguist! However, I am never quite sure how to pronounce the last
    word in Mandorlo di Sicilia. I think...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    Good morning all.
    I am wearing VISA 2007 by Aurelian Guichard.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Wishing badarun and La Flaneuse a very Happy Birthday!

    Thanks again for my Basenotes birthday and Get Well wishes.

    I saw a podiatrist yesterday, who made me some arch supports
    to put in my...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    Thanks NCal and ClockworkAlice.
    I really had no idea I had been on here for 14 years.
    How time flies when you are having fun!

    My SOTD has to be my first discovery on joining Basenotes -
    the...
  65. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    Not sure whose quote that is but I feel the opposite. If I am treated shabbily by snooty salespeople I tend to
    move elsewhere.
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    Re: Favorite Opoponax?

    Snap. I also only have the Les Nereides example but I believe
    opoponax is noticeable in Prada L'Eau Ambree and Caron's Nuit de
    Noel.
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Yes indeed (unless I feel really ill.)
    It's a good time to experiment with dosage and
    projection or, dare I say it, layering.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th January, 2020

    Good morning. Another day in Visa.
    I am supposed to be going to my adult ballet class
    but my foot is still bad so I will just have to watch instead.
  69. Thread: T K Maxx

    by kewart
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    Re: T K Maxx

    The Robert Piguet Visa 2007 (100ml) was reduced to 18.00 today and I could no longer
    justify resisting it. It is truly magnificent!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    O.k. here's the thing.
    I initially put on a tiny spritz of Angel and went to the shops.
    In TKMaxx I saw a 100ml bottle of Visa (the Aurelien Guichard version)
    for - wait for it... 18.00.
    I had...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Happy Birthday Larimar and Kalli!
    Congrats on the milestone, Jon!

    I shall wear Angel today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Enjoy your windswept walk, Jon!
    I can't wait for Spring to arrive so am wearing
    YSL "Y" to speed it along.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    I will wear No.5, just this once, in memory of Coco Chanel.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

    My SOTE is Donna Karan Gold.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

    Good morning lovely people!

    I am wearing M and S Mimosa and Bergamot.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    Podiatrist seen and the verdict is plantar fasciitis as I suspected.
    I have heel inserts and exercises to do but I think it might be a long
    haul.
    I bought a small roll-on perfume in M and S on the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    Boucheron Jaipur.
    Have a good day everyone.
    I am going to see if a podiatrist can sort out my foot problem.
  78. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    I agree with Cabochard by Gres and would add
    Tweed by Lentheric, which my own dear mother wore.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th January, 2020

    I am wearing Black Orchid.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    Happy Birthday to Jon and FiveoaksBouquet!
    Make sure you celebrate in style.
    Happy 8th Basenotes Anniversary, Cook.bot!

    I am wearing Mauboussin Mauboussin again.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Love Jodie Whittaker in her role as Dr. Who!
    Also enjoyed watching her sing in the recent series
    where several celebrities recorded a song for charity.

    I am struggling to get around this weekend...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    Feminite du Bois on this crisp, cold morning.
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    Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    Nine 'til five suits me best.
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    In synch with Mauboussin, which makes me feel
    intoxicated whilst wearing it due to its lush fruits and
    rich Nagelese (is that a word??)basenotes.
    I love this one so much I have ordered another...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    Congratulations, NCal on your 43,000 posting milestone!
    Also to ClockworkAlice and Kotori for their Basenote birthdays and
    HOP for your milestone! So much to celebrate today.

    I am in synch with...
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    I shall wear Mauboussin tomorrow - very boozy.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd January, 2020

    I am a house twin with ClockworkAlice this morning and
    wearing AA Pamplelune by Guerlain.
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    Re: If you like a leather perfume...

    I tend to prefer the buttery, soft suede-like perfumes
    to the raw, saddle-type leathers. I ike the way they
    make me feel cosseted and protected.

    I favour Cuir Beluga, Daim Blond, I Miss Violet...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st January, 2020

    Wishing you all the very best for 2020! May your
    joys be many and your troubles light.

    I really feel for those in the bush fires, who
    have lost their homes and livelihoods. I pray you
    find a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st December, 2019

    Here's hoping you all have an enjoyable New Year's Eve.
    I am wearing Feminite du Bois. This one always gets my
    pulse racing that bit faster.
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    Re: Fragrance recommendations for a sister

    Guerlain Idylle
    L'Occitane Herbae
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th December, 2019

    Good morning from a very cold Shropshire!

    I am wearing Velvet Orchid TF.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th December, 2019

    Good morning all.

    Inspired by a visit to Chester Zoo yesterday,
    I am wearing Le Baiser du Dragon. We saw the
    Komodo Dragons and my favourite giraffes amongst
    many other animals.

    Komodo...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th December, 2019

    Molinard Nirmala.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Vintage Opium from a very small sample.
    Whoah, this juice packs a hefty punch!
    Only wearing it on my clothes as it is very
    discoloured and well-macerated.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th December, 2019

    Happy Birthday to our dear leader Grant.
    I wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a
    prosperous and healthy New Year.

    Welcome Miameow! Lovely to have you with us.

    I have had a relaxing...
  97. Re: which fragrances work really well along with eating dinner or lunch?

    Molinard Vanille works well with desserts!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th December, 2019

    It has to be Nuit de Noel for me also.
    Have a wonderful Christmas Eve everyone.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd December, 2019

    Wearing Halfeti and making bread sauce!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd December, 2019

    Nuit de Noel (from a sample)
    This is REAL perfumey stuff!
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