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    Re: Today I bought - March 2013 edition

    Way hay. Good evening you fragrant folk.

    Found a NIB bottle of Ormonde Jayne Tolu for an excellent price so hit the button. Mucho excitement
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    Re: Help with note recognition please

    Thank you all for you thoughts. Yes the note I get is definately milky, in fact sort of slightly curdled milky, but lovely. Whatever I like it but find it a little disturbing, almost like that...
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    Re: Scent of the day, Monday, March 11

    Lyric Woman today. Last drops wrung out of my decant.

    Plan for full bottle in place - selling off my collection of Muglers
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    Help with note recognition please

    Penhaligon Amerynthine and Vanille Absolument both share a baby head/baby milk note to my nose. I've looked up the notes and they share only 3 notes according to Fragrantica and Basenotes. These are...
  5. Re: What is your staple Spring and Summmer fragrance?

    Hmmmm... In February my nose starts vearing to green, astringent chypres. My favourites which I need FBs of are OJ Tiare and PR Metal if only I can find it. Others include EL Jasmine White Moss,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21 February, 2013

    Finally scented in Amouage Lyric Woman having used the last drops of my first 10ml decant. Will be from a new decant next time. However, I plan a FB of OJ Ta'if rather than Lyric as when I did a side...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 19 February 2013

    Wearing a side by side of vintage 80s and 2007 Diorella's. The opening's are similar but the dry down's? The 2007 version has no depth, yes there is oakmoss but on the nose far less than in the 80's...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday February 16, 2013

    Good evening my lovelies. SotD has been Her Magde's Truth or Dare. The body lotion is lovely so I'm all layered up in that and the EdT. Hubby really likes this and if it wasn't a celebuscents I'm...
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    My tastes are very much aligned with cacio's for spring. Cacio do you find the dry down of Metal chewy? It's magnificent!

    Another green floral you might like to try is Jasmine White Moss from...
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    ExtremK as I don't get the BO accord from cumin I'm sure I'll wear it. If you find it difficult and want an orange Blossom I would recommend the Lush/Gorilla one if you can find it, in the UK it's an...
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Doing a side by side today. On my left is Gorilla Orange Blossom on my right is SL Fleurs d'Oranger. The top notes are immediately differnet, GOB is soapy, clean and cologne like and FdO opens dirty...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ February 2013

    Escentual.com held a Facebook draw for 75ml of Just Cavalli. Like so many Cavallis it is very well done, this time a white floral. Tiare, tuberose etc. I already own 30mls but I'm happy as a sandboy
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    Re: Top long lasting fragrances

    Being in your profession for almost 30 yrs. Many of them caring for those undergoing chemo or biological treatments which alter the sense of smell. The scents which have attracted positive comments...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 10th February 2013

    Hello all. Hope you have all had a marvellous day. I woke early, read a while then dozed off again. I finally awoke at 1.30pm! I hang my head in shame but the snow/rain/snow/rain weather wouldn't...
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    Re: SotD: Friday 8th February 2013

    Evangeline I have a bad bad case of green nosed envy...Deneuve one of my favourite chypres. Who says celebuscents can't be outstanding?
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    Re: SotD: Friday 8th February 2013

    Been in Gorilla Lust this morning to synch.

    I was quite surprised to find it was Friday today
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Wearing Gorilla Lust at the minute. Boy is it LOUD on first spray.... diffuses beautifully after a couple of hours
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    Re: SotD: Thursday 7th February 2013

    Happy Birthday 30R and many more of them. You smell out of this world.

    Scentless today as I'm going to try driving for the first time in 3 weeks, TENS machine in situ rather than painkillers or...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 6th Feb 2013

    Been in SL Vitriol Oeillet (?sp) very different from SLs usual stonking big fruity spicy orientals yet carnation lends itself to that style so well. Actually I really enjoyed it today, closer to the...
  20. Re: Longing Patou Sublime, Lush Snowcake and Lush Orange Blossom

    Boing
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday February 5th

    SotD is the gorgeously warming L'Occitane Eau d'Ambre. Resinously, deep, thick, slightly boozy vanilla yet true Amber. Just fabulous work at a wonderful price point.

    Now to hunt for Eau d'Iparie?...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 4th February 2013

    Good afternoon from the thunder and hail of Yorkshire.

    In OJ Orris Noire today. Good but hasn't blown me away as others from the range have.

    Hope you're all well
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Original Dior Poison must be the ultimate Goth scent! Then anything with aldehydes, leather, patchouli or that smells purple. EldO Sex Pistols (now Malaise of the 70s) smells of well worn leather...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ February 2013

    Lann Ael is sooooo comforting, I could wear it forever. Enjoy!

    I raided Lush and got Sun, Furze, Vanillary and Karma. The SA threw in a gift of Karma soap too. Lust and Orange Blossom are next on...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3rd February 2013

    Good afternoon fair fragranced folk. Is BN working better now? It's been so hit and miss lately it has been too frustrating for me.

    SotD is Gorilla Vanillary. I currently have a HUGE crush on...
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    Re: SotD-- Friday, February 1, 2013

    I should be wearing a precious drop of 1930s L'Heure Bleue but I'm actually wearing Gorilla Karma which smells sufficiently medicinally like embrocation to make me feel like I've had a sports massage...
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday 30th January 2013

    Good evening dear people. I have been scent less today as getting up and about yesterday meant today I was bed bound. I dislike being scented when under the weather or in pain due to associating the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 29th January 2013

    Good afternoon. Is Basenotes dying? The problems from the previous server seem to recurred.

    Anyway whilst it's working SotD is SL Fleurs d'Oranger perfect floral filth
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 22 January 2013

    Finally applied fragrance. I'm craving orangey citrus but with warmth so wearing Cacharel Amor Amor. Slightly too sweet to totally meet my craving but very cheap and very cheerful.

    The view from...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 20th Jan 2013

    Today was the day to break the seal and cut the cord of my vintage Chant D'Aromes. I'm delighted to announce it is the perfect Guerlain peach chypre with aldehydic honeysuckle and REAL oakmoss.

    An...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 20th Jan 2013

    Welcome back Wolfie.

    Scentless as yet. Waiting for inspiration th strike
  32. Re: The good, the bad and the ugly - Oriental rose scents

    Apparently SJP is a perfumista and I read she art directed Lovely herself. It's a beautifully blended rose/patch/musk and I admit to having used a couple of 100ml bottles since its release. It may be...
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    Re: Eau de Lingerie

    Only one thing scents my knicker drawers and that is vintage bars of Maja soap in the black paper wrapping.
  34. Re: The good, the bad and the ugly - Oriental rose scents

    I loved Idylle Duet Rose Patchouli too Arwen but don't find it oriental or baroque. Strangely I find it to be the Mama to SJPs Lovely
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 18 January 2013

    Good evening all.

    Scent twins with 30R in Mandorlo di Sicilia. I adore it in summer but have found it too sweet in today's below zero degrees temperatures.
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    Re: Long-Lost Diors

    I smelt the rerelease when it was first available again in the UK. From what little I remember it was a leather but that's it. It's very polite, almost apologetic. Like Dioressence, Diorissimo and...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 13th Jan 2013.

    Evening all.

    Olfactive Studio Autoportrait woody pencil shavings to my nose. Not sure what the notes are.

    Jon lucky you "popping" to Paris for the day. As. Leeds fan that was probably a wise...
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    Re: SOTD: 12th January 2012

    Evening all. Day 12 ans fragrance 13 is Neela Vermiere Trayee. Speechless!
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    Ok I gave in. Well sort of. I raided the sale at The Body Shop for shower gels in Vanilla, Amber Oud, Satsuma, Mango and Lemon & Thyme. Bargainatious!
  40. Re: The good, the bad and the ugly - Oriental rose scents

    I'm sorry to bore but yep I second, third and possibly fourth Lyric Woman and OJ Ta'if. Rose d'Arabie is a different beasty. The rose includes some sappiness which makes it fresher.

    Jo Malone Rose...
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    Re: What Are Your Perfume Plans For 2013?

    I am on a No Buy NY resolution until April to make me "shop my own collection" and wear the samples I've been gifted or bought. I then hope to sell on what I really won't wear enough to justify...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11th January 2013

    Evening all. Un Bois Vanille today a lucky synch. Hugs to Mike, Twolf and Kalli.

    Health and Happiness in your new home Foustie
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    I'm staying strong. No purchases in January so far. Though the samples I ordered before the end of last year are arriving regularly so will keep me out of mischief
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Serendipitously wearing SL Un Bois Vanille burnt caramel and vanilla. Yummy warming fragrance
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 January 2013

    Enjoy your galivanting G. Hope you unearth some treasures whilst you're there.

    Day 10 of my "90 days of diefferent scents from my own collection" quest. Today is Tom Ford for EL Youth Dew Amber...
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    Re: Anyone else giving up on "vintage"?

    Not given up but tried to find newer or current scents which are close to vintages. Proper Miss Dior is being replaced with Ubar although I do have a couple of part bottles of Miss Dior still in good...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    Oh I love O Intense.... Envy
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 9 January 2013

    Woah where is everyone?

    Today I'm in SL Boxeuses from a decant. Opens with a bit of farmyard leatheriness with some powdery iris an odd but surprisingly satisfying combo. Then is settles into...
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    Re: SOTD = Monday 7th January, 2013.

    Evening all, the wearing of my own wardrobe and samples continues. Wearing Mugler A*men Pure Havane. I had forgotten how well this wears on my skin. The sweetness goes very quickly and the tobacco is...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 6th January 2013

    MHROTD to Jon x

    As Jon shares his special day with Mr Ali I have been otherwise engaged. SotWE have been In the City of Sin, Opus III and Good Girl Gone Bad. didn't like any of them
  51. Re: Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, January 5, 2013 *** ORIENTALS

    Been away with Mr Ali who celebrates 52 years on this earth today so missed yesterday. I did stay in orientals and on my wearing only samples I already have and haven't already tried or my own FBs.
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  52. Re: Reformulations that IMPROVED on the original...

    Didn't Luca Turin claim that contemporary Poison was an improvement on the original?

    I disagree with him but each of our views is valid
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Thank you for the tip PL duly noted for future reference. My NY resolution is to refrain from fragrant purchases for 90 days to make me "shop my own wardrobe" and actually wear all my samples and...
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    Re: SOTD - Friday 4th January, 2013

    Synching in OJ Ta'if. Lovely work.
    Back at work on Monday and going away for Mr Ali's birthday over the weekend. Going to a cold and blustery north eastern coastal resort. Might pop into York on the...
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    I'm flattered at Bonsai choosing my suggestion to start 2013.

    Synching in Ormonde Jayne Ta'if which is rosy in the style in which Lyric is rosy and how I like my rose based scents. Big, blowsy,...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    I'm trying not to buy for 90 days!

    I wonder how long
    A) I will hold out
    B) Before this thread becomes my version of porn?
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday 1st January 2013.

    Decision made. A strange choice for a winters day but I wanted simple and cheering so opted for Chanel Eau de Cologne. Really lovely and refreshingly sherbetty after a night of indulgence
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday 1st January 2013.

    Just popped in to wish y'all a Happy 2013.

    Still in last nights Ubar as I'm not yet dressed.

    Debating SotD will update later
  59. Re: SOTD, Monday, 31st December 2012, New Year's Eve

    A Happy, Healthy and Wealthy 2013 to all my wonderful Basenote friends.

    2012 reintroduced me to my adoration of fragrance after a decade away. I found my previous loves greatly changed,...
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    Re: What did you get for Christmas?

    100mls PG Tonkamamde to replace my lost bottle.
    Cashmere scarf
    Money
    Long shoe horn (I have arthritis)
    2 Indian spice boxes
    Bracelet
    Huge decorative bottle of chilli oil
    Champagne
    Wild Rose...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday 27th December 2012

    Good evening all. Been in Nuit de Noel today. Great full on perfumey scent
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    Re: Today I Bought - December 2012

    Hit the sales

    LAP The Pour Un Ete
    LAP Vanille Absolument
    Penhaligons Amarinthine
    AG Myrrhe Ardente
    EldO Rien

    No more for a minimum of 3 months
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    Re: SotD: Wed 26th December 2012

    Good evening all. I popped in before retiring and after a hard day spending my ill gotten gains.

    SotD was Mona Di Orio Vanille love love love
  64. Re: Peace on Earth -- SotD Christmas Day-- December 25, 2012

    Afternoon fragrant friends. Wishing peace and goodwill to all.

    SotD is PG Tonkamande which is a gift from Mr Ali. He took a risk on 100ml after my devastation at the loss of my previous bottle....
  65. Re: Eau du Soir by Sisley- What's your impression?

    Eau de Soir is a classic astringent chypre with a dry citric opening and a big green mossy finish with a floral, Muguet and hyacinth middle.

    I love it!

    Spice and musk? No way Jose
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 23rd December 2012

    Good evening all. SotD was SL Santal Majescule which smells of boozy chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa powder to me. Blissful for midwinter

    - - - Updated - - -

    Good evening all. SotD was SL...
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    Re: SotD Saturday, 22 December 2012

    Greetings oh good smelling folk.

    SotD is double vintage Opium extrait topped with 90s Edt. Like a hot water bottle for the nose
  68. Re: Name a female celebrity fragrance better than Lady Gaga Fame.

    Better than Fame?

    Truth or Dare
    Lovely
    Covet
    JLo Glow
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Your favourite mood lifting scent
    The most challenging full bottle of fragrance you own
    A natural fragrance
    A blind buy
    A scent you have never worn before
    Your confort blanket scent
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 19 December 2012

    Happy Birthday fragranceman88 !

    Today has been another Ubar day
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    Re: SotD for Monday, December 17, 2012

    EL Cinnabar for the deep animalic dry down
  72. Re: is this chanel no 5 a fake .. giant bottle of eau du parfum

    Iivanita I'm not sure I agree. Those selling fakes are unlikely to sell only occasional items of perfumes, they are likely to be private sellers, like me.

    Those selling fakes often sell many of...
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    Re: Today I Bought - December 2012

    Just discovered QVC have Tea for Two and Seville a l'Aube in stock so did what had to be done
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    QVC has Tea for Two!

    QVC has 100ml bottles of the much mourned and discontinued L'Artisan Parfumer Tea for Two available on QVC UK.

    Not only Tea for Two but the lauded limited edition Seville a l'Aube is also in...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 15th December 2012

    Lovely tale of kindness and community. ((RHM))

    SotD has been PG L'Ombre Fauve. I feel I'm wearing someone else's scent so I presume someone I know or knew wore something similar to this when I was...
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    Re: Today I Bought - December 2012

    Couple of SL decants. Finally, finally, finally got myself some Louve :2vrolijk_08::2vrolijk_08: the other? Boxeuses
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    Re: Cristalle versus Eau de Cologne

    The EdC is just that, refreshing, short lasting pick me up whereas IMHO Cristalle is a true fragrance even in Edt. Different beasts
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    Re: SotD Friday, 14 December 2012

    Morning all from the ice rink formerly known as Yorkshire. SotD is SL Un Bois Vanille.

    In mourning today as I've lost my almost full bottle of PG Tonkemande ;(
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 13 December 2012

    Good evening my lovelies. Sotm was Fracas which has lurked in my wardrobe for 10 years waiting for the right time to wear it. So "beggar it" thought I and sprayed delicately for work. No one ran...
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    Re: Today I Bought - December 2012

    So I swore I wasn't buying except for gifts. Lol yeah right when Escentuals had a 24hr 12% off promotion. Treated myself to Santal Majascule and Etro Dianthus
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 12th December 2012

    Turquoisewater, many happy years together!

    Easyfish, hope you have had a wonderful day.

    SotD has been the beautiful, refined and feminine Guerlain Idylle Duet Rose Patchouli. Such a shame it...
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    Re: Soft custard perfume

    Agreed on HP also try Acqua di Palma Mandorlo di Sicilia. Lovely soft almond. You may want to try Dior Addict which I'm assured is the smell of vanilla custard
  83. Re: Anyone using the offer on the Lutens website?

    Apologies Euro site only and it's €20 and free shipping rather than 20%
  84. Re: Today I was so touched as Mum handed me vintage perfume

    Ahhh well it didn't sell. Mum has asked that I try again in February. I have a sneaky suspicion it could end up with MiL if it was gifted or bought by me.

    I shall do as she asked but I'm itching...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 11 December 2012

    Good evening fabulous fragrant friends. You're all smellin fine today.

    SotD is the wonderful winter warmer known as SL Arabie which is like Christmas cake for the nose. Blissful in this frosty...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 10 December 2012

    Started in the weird and wonderful Must de Cartier in vintage extrait. Finished in Montale Intense Tiare which I cannot get enough of.

    Everyone keep safe and warm x
  87. Anyone using the offer on the Lutens website?

    20% off and free shipping when you order 2 50ml bottles. With the usual freebies it looks like a good deal to me
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 9th December 2012

    Been in my current favourite comfort blanket again today. EL Amber Ylang Ylang like a creamy primrose yellow cashmere throw wrapped around you on an icy day
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    Re: Today I Bought - December 2012

    OMG! Choc is rare as rocking horse droppings! Lucky lucky you

    - - - Updated - - -

    Ok I'll fess up. I've been trying not to buy but eBay stole my soul and I made a tiny purchase of vintage Tabu....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 8th December 2012

    Wafting round in a personal aura of a holy grail, vintage Opium Extrait. I. Am. In. Personal. Perfume. Paradise.
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    Re: Cheap Perfume Guilty Pleasures

    Welcome Sweet_pea, TheBaroness and Lady Grinning Soul I've been remiss in not welcoming you to our lovely, warm, friendly little group. Enjoy the undoubted joys of BN.

    JLo Glow is my simple go to...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Teint de Neige or Eau D'Hiver? Snow forecast so may dip out as I'm not sure I want to smell of winter in the cold
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 6th December, 2012.

    Wanted opulence to keep me warm so today is a Amouage Lyric Woman day
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Sampling today, Cavalli Oro, and Caron Narcisse Noir, Nuit de Noel and Parfum Sacre the miasma of them together is Aaahhhhmmaaaaazzzing!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 4 December 2012

    Baptised my bottle of Montale Intense Tiare today. Just gorgeous lush, exotic, sunshiny fragrance which garnered compliments from almost everyone I spoke to today, male and female. Even My Ali said...
  96. Re: Woman was wearing so much perfume the smell stayed on me for like an hour afterwards!

    Cocogirl I remember both my hubby and I taking on the phenolic smell from various old wards at times during our careers. It got into your skin. Over applied fragrance can do the same
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 3rd December 2012

    Good evening fragrant folk. Today has been a Jicky day with numerous top ups for that wonderfully weird opening
  98. Re: Today I was so touched as Mum handed me vintage perfume

    Our family politics are interesting. Mum doesn't really know MiL other than exchanging cards they only met at our wedding! MiL had made herself and her hubby insular and rarely contacted my husband...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 2nd December 2012

    Good evening fragrant friends.

    SotD has been Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir for the gourmand weekender.

    Congrats to Lucas. Happy Anniversary to the RHMs and many happy returns to Mims wherever...
  100. Re: Woman was wearing so much perfume the smell stayed on me for like an hour afterwards!

    Nah, watching! There were a group of us in a VIP box and then we went out for drinks
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