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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

    The clouds have lifted here & we've got a nice fresh breeze blowing off the sea, giving us some relief from the humidity. :smiley: You're right though Q, looks like poor Jon might be right in the...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    I Am Trash: Les Fleurs du Dechet by ELd'O (another freebie, sent with a Luckyscent order):

    ln the opening l get cedar & tart fruit, more citrus than strawberry to my nose, followed in short order...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Since l've been having a bit of a clear-out this week, it seemed appropriate to try my sample of I Am Trash today - a freebie sent with a Luckyscent order - although l'm one day too...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Welcome back, Robin! :vrolijk_26:

    Q, thanks for the pics, & once again l stand in awe of your stamina & determination! l've seen Japanese Knotweed as we also have it here in the UK, & it is truly...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Jungle Jezebel by Sarah Baker Perfumes (not yet in the Directory):

    Apparently inspired by eighties drag artist Divine, the listed notes are: orange, banana, grapes, peach, bubblegum, rose,...
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    Re: Oriental Floral Recommendations?

    Came back here to add YSL Cinema: almond blossom with amber.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    We've had lots of rain overnight, & it remains warm & muggy.

    l'm sampling Jungle Jezebel by Sarah Baker Perfumes, which isn't in the Directory yet. This is a weird one for sure,...
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    Re: Oriental Floral Recommendations?

    l'm fond of "florientals", too! :thumbsup: My favourite is Guerlain's Samsara, a beautiful jasmine with sandalwood that's wearable all year round.

    Bulgari Jasmin Noir is another nice option.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    kewart, l think you should try those on your skin & report back! That market seller probably doesn't realise that most of us wear vintage perfumes quite happily with no ill effects.

    lne, whatever...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Lace by Sarah Baker Perfumes:

    Contrary to what the name might suggest, this is not a "sexy night out" fragrance, but a soft, beachy skin scent with white musk, coconut, vanilla & calone. For the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's cloudy & very muggy here, so l'll be staying in to get a few more things done around the house today.

    l'm back to sampling with Lace by Sarah Baker Perfumes, a freebie l was...
  12. Re: How do you organize your perfumes and samples?

    l love seeing people's sample stashes, almost more than looking at bottle displays! ;) Thanks for posting these, folks.

    l have a couple of those cosmetics organisers for new samples or ones l'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Beautiful photos, kewart! :smiley:

    Jon, have a wonderful time!

    lt's cloudy here, but we're hoping it'll brighten up. We're driving out into the New Forest for our pub lunch today.

    l'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    mike, yes, that's the one! lt was very cheap, about 10 for a big bottle. l bought it from Boots.

    After mowing the lawn, l found it was warm enough today to sunbathe for the first time this year....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Welcome back, kewart! :vrolijk_26: Looks like you brought some sun back with you. We've had cool weather & lots of rain in the UK over the last couple of weeks. There are also...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Enjoy your time off, Jon! :beer:

    l've showered & switched to Philosykos for this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Switched from the tropics to the Mediterranean this evening with Philosykos.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Golden Paradise fragrance mist by Hawaiian Tropic:

    Out of the collection of fragrances in this line, this is supposed to be the closest to the signature scent of their sun protection products, a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Yes. l had long hair for years, but l don't miss it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Solstice, everyone! :)

    l'm in synch with Golden Paradise fragrance mist by Hawaiian Tropic. l bought this bottle last year & didn't try it properly until today, but it's a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    For this morning l've opted for Golden Paradise fragrance mist by Hawaiian Tropic. l bought this bottle (very cheaply) on a whim at the end of last summer, & hadn't given it a proper try until today,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Yes, much easier! lt can take all kinds of abuse (hair dye, blow-drying, sun, etc.) & it never grows long enough for the damage to show. :smiley: You use far less shampoo, & with the right product,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Thanks, ClockworkAlice! :smiley:

    The sunshine didn't last long this morning, & soon the rain was coming down again. lt is indeed a disappointing summer so far. l don't want it too hot either, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    The rain seems to have moved on, & l'll be heading into town today for a haircut & a little shopping. l'm wearing And the World is Yours.
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    Re: Wedding gift ideas

    l agree that those "his & hers" sets from Amouage would make a wonderful wedding gift.

    l believe Frederic Malle also does a nice coffret.

    Can you give us any idea of your budget?
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    Given your guidelines, l think Fracas would be an excellent choice.

    A creamier, sweeter option would be Love Tuberose by Amouage.
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    Re: Olfactory Abilities and Psychopathy

    So how do they explain Hannibal Lecter? :huh:

    (A character based on a real person, BTW)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Yes, it's "wear a Summer Solstice fragrance" this week. As my collection of summer perfumes outnumbers those l keep for other seasons, my only problem will be narrowing down my choice(s). :coolold:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Congrats, BRM! :beer:
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    That's so kind of you, N.CAL! :smiley:



    Yes, l think you're right. Maybe it got stuck in a conveyer belt somewhere?
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Ok, thanks cazaubon! :smiley:

    ClockworkAlice, nice write-ups! :thumbsup: No need to apologise for your own impressions, & yes, the word "accord" makes complete sense.
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Oh, man. This is my fear when sending stuff overseas. l don't know if you can complain, as it's not exactly legal to post this stuff overseas in the first place?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Caligna this evening. Lots of heavy rain here, but still no thunderstorms...

    mike, l was sent a sample of that one with my latest Luckyscent order. l haven't tried it yet, but if it meets with...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage Woman?

    You really ought to have Ubar on that list.

    So far, my favourite is Journey, but l have a sample of Fate that l haven't tried yet...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Ah yes, l should clarify that for me, "beachy" implies suntan lotion, hot sand and/or the scent of the ocean. :coolold:
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    caz, Sex & the Sea is on my test list. Do you find it to have much of a beachy vibe?
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Jardin de Kerylos by Parfumerie Generale:

    A cool, crisp & refreshing fig, much less creamy-lactonic than either Philosykos or Premier Figuier, but more leafy & woody, the fruit still unripe on the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Lucky you! l'll be interested in your thoughts on this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Morning all, & congrats to sjg on your milestone! :beer:

    Oops N.CAL, l'd forgotten that you already posted your impressions! :o l ordered my sample directly from Auphorie, having scoured the...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Eau de Nyonya by Auphorie:

    Toasted rice, coconut, a hint of chocolate, something green which must be the Pandan leaf, sweet violet & benzoin are the introduction to this gorgeous...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Thanks grayspoole, that's exciting news! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Twolf, if you're reading this! :birthdays:

    lt's cloudy here with possible thunderstorms predicted for later, so l'll be popping out for groceries early on before...
  43. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    l use some of my most comforting fragrances to spray on my bedding. Favourites are Samsara, L'Heure Bleue & Ava Luxe's Nag Champa.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Ryan, your post about your Dad was very touching. :)

    l'm showered & wearing the last of my little decant of Jasminas oil.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Morah by Pryn Parfum:

    ln the opening l get aldehydes, underpinned by creamy, spicy woods & something animalic. The listed notes of black pepper, sandalwood & civet would account for this...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Bavard! :birthdays:

    Planning to catch up on a few chores around the house today, albeit in a leisurely manner, & trying my sample of Morah by Pryn Parfum.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    l guess it depends on your perspective. l remember the days when it used to take a whole minute or more for pages to load. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Echoing this sentiment, especially as today is a difficult day for Mr teardrop.

    l'm wearing Alien for our pub lunch today.
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Thanks grayspoole for adding your impressions here, l enjoyed reading them. lt's good to see that this thread lives on! :D
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    This! :thumbsup:

    And l agree with Larimar that BWFs would fit in here, too. l think perhaps Fracas, or Tom Ford's Velvet Gardenia would work well.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Robin, have a wonderful vacation! Going somewhere nice?

    foxbins, l agree that Unforsaken is a better interpretation of the same idea. l just wish l could have smelled more ginger in it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    lt's been a very lazy day, & l'm finally scented in Jasminas perfume oil.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    :lolk: Thanks for the explanation Ryan, & thanks to everyone else for the chuckles!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Thanks, foxbins! :kiss:



    Their what?? :huh:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, tdem, Q, Jon & ExtremeK! :D

    Q, l also love that you included some rip rap in your gift to your friend! ;)

    My wearing of Aloha Tiare must have worked some sympathetic...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Yes, a little! lt's possibly more floral & feminine-leaning, though.

    Continuing to synch this evening in Montale's lntense Tiare, one of my all-time favourites. As well as tiare, this has vanilla,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    ln synch today with Aloha Tiare, & looking forward to two weeks off! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Darjeeling, feel better soon!

    Although it's cold & wet here, l just had to synch today in CSP's Aloha Tiare. With a burst of lime in the top, followed by tiare, frangipani & coconut, it was the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Congrats also on your milestone, RHM! :beer:

    l'm matching the autumnal weather with Stash this evening.
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    l tried Violets & Rainwater, & was very disappointed with it. The scent of creosote & patchouli, fading after just one hour to laundry musk.

    l would love to have tried Purple Love Smoke, but it...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday, RHM! :birthdays:
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    Re: That typical head shop incense smell...

    Yes! And if you want a perfume that smells like it, Nag Champa by Ava Luxe is the one to try.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    The cool, wet weather continues here, so l'm wearing Flower Market today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    foxbins, welcome home!

    ClockworkAlice, Happy Birthday to your mum! :birthdays:

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    After a proper soaking on the way home & a shower, l'm in Rose Jam for the evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's cold (for June), wet & grey here. l'm wearing Ashoka today.
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    Will do! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday, David! :birthdays:
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    l'm in the UK, & l often get compliments from co-workers & friends on my fragrances. lt usually tends to be people who've known me a long time, though. l don't know whether it's a cultural thing, but...
  70. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Same here. Why ruin them with cheap booze when they sound lovely on their own?
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    Re: A question for women

    :lolk: Me too!
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    No, indeed. Was the word "older" really necessary?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    For this Friday, l think anything with tiare, orchid, frangipani, jasmine or hibiscus would be perfect. This gives me a number of options to consider... :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, dear Trilby! :birthdays:

    Un Matin d'Orage EDT for my late shift today.
  75. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Thanks for posting this! l'll keep an eye out for these.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    As you mentioned that she has a preference for fresh florals, l'll recommend a couple of higher-end ones:

    Carnal Flower
    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

    These always feel...
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    Re: A question for women

    Tom Ford Black Orchid.

    l love Kouros on my partner.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    foxbins, sounds like the Koreans love their cheese almost as much as l do! :tongue: ln my opinion, there is no dish that cannot be improved by the addition of cheese.

    We're off...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    mike, Happy Anniversary to the two of you, & a Happy Birthday to Giancarlo! :beer::birthdays:

    Jon, good to see you coming over to the dark side! :evil:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday, dear tdem! :birthdays:

    We have a mixture of sunshine & showers here today. l'm wearing Jasmin T by Bruno Acampora, from my newly-acquired bottle of the EDP, bought...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l know, but it's so "me", l just had to have it! :cheesy:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Continuing to synch in the coconut-heavy (but with so much more going on!) Suntanglam this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Keeping up the coconut in Suntanglam this evening. :coolold:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    foxbins, l'm loving your travel reports, & looking forward to photos when you get the chance!

    l'm synched in Brasil Dream to defy the wet & gloomy weather we're having.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Never mind Cook.bot, l'll wear Brasil Dream on your behalf! ;) This cocktail is alcohol-free, but has plenty of pineapple & coconut. And it goes completely against the grain of the cool, rainy...
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    Thanks for the heads up! Putting this on my "must read" list.
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    Re: NEW: Note di Profumum - OSA-re!

    Update: l sampled this one last year & found it to be a really beautiful ylang ylang. l think it does for ylang what Carnal Flower did for tuberose, having a similarly cool, "florist's fridge" vibe,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    More roses with Sheer Stella today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Kotori, the Rose Jam body spray is the one l have, & it's super-strong! l only need 1-2 sprays max, & l can still smell it the next day.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Beautiful photo, PerfumedLady! :smiley:

    Trilby, hope your father-in-law is ok.

    Kotori, hope your week gets better!

    Q, good to see you pottering. :thumbsup:

    La Fumee fans, have you tried...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    Welcome to basenotes, Sweetsongbird!

    l recommend investigating Montale fragrances. ln my experience, they're consistently strong on projection & longevity.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Vintage Shalimar EDT for bedtime.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Hazel, ouch!! Hope your poor tootsie feels better soon.

    Spring Jasmine for my late shift today.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Glad everything got to you safely Benz3ne, enjoy! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Safe travels, ExtremeK! :vrolijk_26:

    Jasminas this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Le Chevrefeuille today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    lt's cloudier but still warm here today. l'm wearing Monyette Paris, & we're off out for lunch & a few beers. :beer:
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    Sample of the Day - June 2019

    This month l've managed to start the thread on the 1st of the month, so l hope to see some of your impressions of what you're trying, folks! :smiley:

    l devoted all of my sampling time last month...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    foxbins, have a safe & happy trip!

    Having tidied the garden, l've showered & reached for Jasminas for this evening, but picked up my sample of Body Shop Chypre by mistake. :embarassed: lt's not...
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