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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    Hello!

    Frescaessenza again today - and the bottle is finished.
    After two recently finished travel bottles and several things I gave away I can say I learned 2 lessons. 1st: don't buy even a small...
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    This was definitely a fun synch.
    The upcoming one might feel a bit sad for some, but I'm sure there will be a plenty of great fragrances to choose from.

    This Friday is Donna255’s Day of...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I finished a 14 ml travel spray of Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario.
    It lasted me almost a year and was a good casual scent for travelling and for days when I wanted something clean, green, powdery and...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I finished a travel spray and bought a bottle, and my balance is still at 0 (-4; +4).
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Frescaessenza to finish my travel bottle. Goodbye bottle.
    I got used to wear it on days when I'm having fencing lessons later in the evening. Will probably switch to citrus on Wednesdays now.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    This morning I was deciding between Narciso Rodriguez For Her, Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme and Terre de Lumiere, and then took a sniff of Habanita. And that was it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    Hello!
    Habanita today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Oooh, love this one! Will probably wear it this week, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

    Oooh, repurposing perfume bottles as small vases is definitely a neat idea, PerfumedLady!
  10. Re: What are your top 3 favorites from Atelier Cologne house?

    1. Pomelo Paradis
    2. Orange Sanguine
    3. Cafe Tuberose
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

    Welcome aboard, cathped!

    Today I'm wearing Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario, there's still a drop left. I think I'll finish it on Wednesday.

    Have a great week!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Frescaessenza, because it's time to finish off that bottle!
    ...not, there's still a spray ir two left. I'll finish it on Wednesday.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Les Amoureux de Peynet, because I was longing for citruses, and a bit of ginger zing is a bonus.
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    Earlyn, these are some fantastic photos!

    Rick & Beth, that Midnight Poison sure looks damn sexy, too!
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    Beautiful photo!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Agent Provocateur for Friday Synch and to see if I can apply it discreetly enough to be suitable for work. At least for now it seems I succeeded. And it seems like the scent itself gets much better...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th January, 2020

    Good morning!
    Today I'm wearing Agent Provocateur.
    There's lots to do today and tomorrow. And I didn't get enough sleep today - but several cups of coffee should help!
    Wishing everyone a good day.
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    Like I planned - Agent Provocateur for the synch, the tiniest dab.
    It's that round and full sweaty and perfumed breast, just small scaled!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto Eau de Toilette Florale, because I like the drydown and was willing to wait through the several hours of annoying dusty cherry candy to get to it today.
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    I think you summed up it pretty well, it's very retro and animalic. It's too much for me too, but it was also fascinating to me in some way.
    Definitely not safe for work to my nose, but I'll take...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd January, 2020

    Good morning!

    First of all, my condolescences and hugs for shadesofbleu. Such things are so scary.

    And I'm sending healing vibes to everyone who is feeling unwell.

    Black Perfecto today.
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    Yay!
    I'll be waiting for your impressions and reviews!
    I have tried and have 3 minis from the line - original AP, Lace Noir and Blue Silk. I find them difficult to me and amusingly addictive at the...
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    Ooooh, thanks for the explanation!

    Then Agent Provocateur it is.
    The bottle reminds me of a breast a lot.
    Or a round buttock.
    But mostly a big, full breast, all sweaty and perfumed.
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    I don't have very provocative fragrances.
    My most provocative are probably dirty-musky-dusty Agent Provocateur (hey, that's in a name!), Narciso Rouge (it's probably very subjective, but all NRs...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I started 2020 with:
    Wardrobe 37 (including minis and travel sprays)
    Samples 11
    Backups 2 (+4 minis)

    Was at +2 until now, during this week I gave away 2, finished 1 and got 1. I also gave away...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario, because I both like to smell clean and green when I know I'll be doing sports later in the evening, and because I'm just about to finish it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    Hello!
    CuddleCat, good luck with your new perfume project!

    Redneck Perfumisto, I loved your description of Jersey and the feelings it evoked.

    It's very warm today, +4 C and raining. Raining....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st January, 2020

    Ineespenes, congrats on having the sun back! Hopefully you will have more energy from now on.

    Teardrop - have fun pottering and rest well during your days off.

    To everyone enjoying the sunshine...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st January, 2020

    Good morning! Happy birthdays to misters Balenciaga and Dior. A good day to wear fragrances from their houses to commemorate them.

    But today I'm wearing Meharees and will go to see a dental...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today seemed like a good day for amber, so it's Meharees.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Congrats everyone on your recent finishes! :thumbsup:

    I finished my 30 ml bottle of Pink Grapefruit by The Body Shop. It's the quickest I have ever ran through a 30 ml bottle - so far. I do love...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th January, 2020

    Zilpha, you are the hero to my heart and a nemesis to my wallet.
    NRs are just too good to pass on.
    I think I remember asking you about your favourites - and I think it was L'Absolu and Fleur Musk...
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    Guerlain Vetiver is VERY powdery to me and was quite feminine (or at least very unisex) on my skin. It is very beautiful, yes, but I would not recommend that in this particular case. It seemed almost...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th January, 2020

    Good morning!

    Teardrop, you smell great. I want Narciso for myself badly, but I keep talking myself out of it telling myself it might be a bit redundant to me since I already have For Her, For Her...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th January, 2020

    My today's scent was Gucci Guilty Absolute again, and in the evening I changed into Narciso Rouge - I have a mini of it that I wore a bit last winter but neglected since May after an accident where I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme, because it was perfect yesterday and was perfect today.
    I will probably change into something else in the evening, not sure what yet.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

    Happy birthday, Whitefluffy and congrats, Robin!

    Ineespenes, good to hear that the birthday party was fun! It's a pity that you didn't get what was originally intended, but I hope you'll enjoy...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme, because it felt just perfect for today and I missed it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

    Happy birthday, ineespenes! :birthdays: :thumbsup:
    Have a wonderful day and even better year! I also hope you'll enjoy your birthday perfume very much!

    I'm your scent twin with Le baiser du...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I'm going with Le baiser du Dragon today, and I might change into La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto Eau de Toilette Florale in the evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Haha, oh yes! But that's also why it's quite easy to pronounce with a singalong!
  42. Re: How long does a fragrance last after production?

    You're welcome Nick, and enjoy your new Creed!
  43. Re: How long does a fragrance last after production?

    Hello, Nick, and welcome to Basenotes!

    The short answer to your question is no, you don't have to worry about it.
    The longer answers is - if fragrance is well kept (that is - away from direct...
  44. Re: What health problems can a frangrance cause? Do "healthy" fragrances exist?

    Can shampoo, soap, toothpaste or hand cream, or a three course meal be harmful or beneficial? The same is with fragrance.
    I believe it is not harmful, nor is it particularly "healthy" in a big scale...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bvlgari Black, because it's been a while and a dry leathery vanilla seemed like a good idea (it was).
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th January, 2020

    Good morning!
    Scent of the day is Bvlgari Black.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    My day scent was Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario topped with some Pink Grapefruit - I find this combo calming and refreshing at once, and fitting for sports activities I planned after work.
    But since I...
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    Re: Scent with a distinctive camomile note

    Okay, you won!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Good morning!

    Happy Birthday to badarun and La Flâneuse!

    Get well wishes to everyone who's not feeling well.

    CuddleCat - ouch. I'm wishing for the rain in Australia to start and to be...
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    Re: Scent with a distinctive camomile note

    I agree with Memoire d'une Odeur - but to me it was exactly like chamomile tea (I have never smelled honeysuckle though).
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    Ooooh, I can actually pronounce that! :D
    It means "Riga's secret" (or it might mean Rigan girl's secret, I'm not entirely sure), and is pronounced with stress on first syllable on each word, kind of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    It's so cool you chose the scent to commemorate your BN-versary!
    Roma was also one of the first scents I noted myself here on Basenotes to try, and it is good, but it wasn't as good on me as I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Please do! I need to review it, too - been wearing it long enough to have a clear view on it, and it lacks positive reviews here.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    Happy 14th BN-iversary to kewart! Keep on smelling and posting! :thumbsup:

    Happy birthday to Nina Ricci.

    I'm wearing Terre de Lumiere today and enjoying its sunny peppery sweetness.
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    Ooooh, this Friday is going to be your hardest to pronounce fragrance - exciting! :D

    For me, the clear winner is, no doubts, La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto Eau de Toilette Florale. I mean,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I smelled several different caps to see how I react to each smell today and settled with Terre de Lumiere. There's something about that lavender honey/tonka generously sprinkled with pink pepper that...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario topped with some Pink Grapefruit by The Body Shop, because I wanted something calming yet bright today, and because these both are my finish focus right now.
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    Re: Fragrance Survey

    I'm pasting my answer from Male Fragrances thread (I'm sorry, my answer should probably belong only here anyway), I am adding or correcting some things, too:

    1. What is your favorite designer...
  59. Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Yes, I do wear fragrance when home alone. I test fragrances when I'm home alone, or I wear the ones I feel that others wouldn't enjoy on me, or the ones with poor longevity that I can reapply...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th January, 2020

    Good morning - today I'm wearing Frescaessenza topped with some Pink Grapefruit - I always seem to wear these together, and I'm trying to finish them both.
  61. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    The spending part. Everything else is a joy - the testing, the searching, the wanting, the deciding, the going and getting it, the first wears, the growing feeling that you want to have this scent...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Shalimar, because I'm under its spell.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Kewart - congrats on the bargain! It was just waiting here for you :)

    HoP - I know! The funny thing is that I disliked it the first time I tried it...but now it has finally decided to show me its...
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    Re: Fragrance Survey

    1. What is your favorite designer house?
    Narciso Rodriguez

    2. What is your favorite niche house?
    I enjoy the aesthetics of Juliette Has A Gun the most - the bottle design, the fragrance names,...
  65. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Thank you for this very interesting information! Too bad Lush has pulled from Lithuania several years ago prior to me finding out about them - I didn't even know about them before and found out about...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Happy birthday to Larimar and Kalli! Wishing you both a great year!

    I'm wearing Jovan Musk Oil (funnily not in directory yet) as my morning pre-shower scent. I like to laze around on Sundays and...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    It's amazing that Coco Mademoiselle EDT was finally added! Huge thanks!
    But the photo seems to be missing. I know you need photos from official sources, so here it is:...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    I was lurking around on and off the whole day and forgot to chime in!

    Jon, congrats on your milestone - way to go!

    Trilby Lark, just like teardrop I also find your new signature inspiring and...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    After some testing and searching I finally decided on my new vanilla-based scent and got myself a bottle of Shalimar (current EDP). I only needed to test it again after a year and something clicked....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Shalimar, because I found out that I actually love it.
    I have tried it a year ago and it was truly vile on me - all bugspray, dusty wardrobe, dirty sweaty people and dusty wardrobe full of bugspray....
  71. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Everything is in here: https://ifrafragrance.org/safe-use/library (we have to look at category 4 - alcoholic fragrances used on unshaved skin, body lotions, creams and so on)

    Unfortunately, I'm...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm wearing Invictus Aqua today for the Friday Antarctica Synch (I'm playing with the aspect of the cold ocean and whales). It is so much better to me than original Invictus which is just...
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    I went with marine accord and synthethic ambergris for the cold antarctic waters and whales.
    I'm wearing Invictus Aqua from a sample I got a year ago while buying some eye shadows. I remember liking...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I'll join this year, too!

    I started 2020 with 37 fragrances (including minis and travel sprays) and 11 samples. I don't have and don't plan to have decants.
    My goal is to end this year with 35...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th January, 2020

    Morning!
    Enjoying NR For Her EDT third day in a row, might top it off with For Her L'absolu in the evening today if I feel like it.
    I almost overslept today, luckily my cat woke me up with the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDT, because I'm under its spell.
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    Gave this some more thought and I think I could wear:

    - Invictus Aqua by Paco Rabanne from a sample because of marine accord, synthetic ambergris (all these whales in the icy Antarctic ocean!) and...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    MAC Twig today and Urban Decay Sheer Rapture yesterday and on Monday. Deborah Hydracolor 46 on Sunday, and just a lip balm on Saturday... And I'm not going back in time further :D
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Aaaand it's time to plan a trip to Antarctica!
    What are you wearing?
    Is it something that reminds you of cold, ice and snow? Or a polar day, polar night, extreme temperatures? Maybe penguins? Or...
  80. Re: Givaudan Evaluator Interview part 1 - “Always Find Something Positive” Naila Hamayed

    Very nice interviews, thank you! I knew nothing about the work of evaluators, and this lifted a curtain a bit.

    "I get some strange looks from people when I first meet them and I say, “What are you...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    Good morning!

    I loved For Her EDT yesterday so much I have to wear it again. It is so beautiful. I can't believe I didn't want to wear it for almost two months.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    For Her was so beautiful yesterday I just had to wear it again today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th January, 2020

    Shadesofbleu, Jason is adorable!
    Happy birthday to him! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th January, 2020

    Happy birthday, Juxapozbliss! :birthdays:

    Today I'm wearing For Her EDT by NR. I haven't worn it in while and missed it a lot. I have noticed I cannot wear it too often, because my nose tends to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDT, because I haven't worn it for almost two months and missed it.
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    Re: Best of 2019

    I have tried several on my skin:

    Aqua Allegoria Ginger Piccante by Guerlain - A love from the first sniff. I sniffed it in the spring and couldn't forget it until I finally succumbed and gifted it...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    The post between teardrop's and mine is spam - do not click! Reported already.

    Edit: I see the spam posts are already removed. Thank you!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Le baiser du Dragon to wake me (the dragon) up a bit!
    And because I was really in a hurry today, and it was already in my cosmetics bag (I do decant vials of it to keep it in my bag). Though I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    Happy birthday, Jon and FiveOaksBouquet!!! :beer: :thumbsup:
    Have a great birthday and wonderful year!

    Cook.bot - congrats on your 8th BN-versary! That's a great story you shared.

    I'm off to...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Oh (((((shadesofbleu)))))!!!
    It's so good that the aneurysm hasnt affected you too bad. I hope you can recover soon and your short memory also recovers as much as possible!
    Stay strong and healthy!
  91. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6-7 sprays of Angel is far from underspraying and is perfectly acceptable here. That Angel is more like a Beast!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Kewart, get well soon! Kewart's heel, please heal and quit hurting!

    I also love Doctor Who, but haven't watched it after 11th Doctor died/reincarnated, as I felt too connected to his Doctor (but I...
  93. Re: starting out and so glad I sampled creed aventus first

    Hello Mushu and welcome to Basenotes!

    I really enjoyed reading your evaluations and thought process. My impression of Explorer/Aventus was very similar to yours.
    What you dislike is most...
  94. Re: How do websites offer heavy discounts on fragrances?

    It's probably because taxes are different in different countries, and also minimum/medium/desired/expected wages, and warehousing prices. And also people in different countries are willing to pay...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I smelled Meharees by L'Erbolario today, and it seems this scent is quite popular here - or maybe there is another one very similar to it and people are wearing both. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    Hello!

    Today I wore several fragrances through the day. I layered some Pink Grapefruit by Body Shop over some Jovan Musk Oil in the morning and wasn't exactly happy with the result, so I changed...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Zilpha, you're on a nice streak! Congrats!
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    I wore this in the evening!
    I like it because it's boozier and darker, and coffee is blacker and stronger, and the absinth fits here; I don't like it because the berry accord is stronger, harsher...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    Thank you all for the congrats! I'm also chiming in to congratulate hednic with his milestone, too!

    Jon, your photos are spot on, like always.
    Does this mean that you hate Fahrenheit?
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    Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    12+–14+ hours is ideal. I'm out around 7.30 or earlier and I might not come home until 22.30 or something, depending on what I'm doing after work. If I'm going straight home after work, 8-10 hours of...
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