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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's gently raining here. l'm off back to work & synching in Seville a l'Aube.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l've gone with Seville a l'Aube, for the lavender note.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    Afternoon all, & extra hugs for (((((ExtremeK))))).

    Although l have a day off, l have to go into work shortly for a training session that l can't avoid. l should get the time back another day.
    ...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2019

    PM sent! :smiley:
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2019

    N.CAL, this sounds right up my street! ;) What a shame l can't get a sample for love nor money. :embarassed:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Bronze Goddess this evening.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2019

    Carthusia Uomo:

    This opens with citrus, an aquatic note, & sandalwood lightly spiced with cumin. lt doesn't whack you over the head with that traditionally masculine aftershave vibe, instead it...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Morning all, & sending get well wishes to all those feeling tired, stressed and/or under the weather!

    l have a couple of days off, & today l'm trying my sample of Carthusia Uomo.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    Congrats to freewheelin' on your milestone, & a Happy BN-iversary to donna! :beer:

    lt's a lovely day here, & thankfully the last couple of nights have been cooler & less sticky, so...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Thanks, N.CAL! Congrats on your milestone.

    Jon, congrats on your new treasure!

    lne, hope you're taking it easy & feel better soon.

    Jasmin T this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    How is it Monday already? :undecided:

    lt's a beautiful morning here though, so l'm twinned with N.CAL & cheering myself up with VIW for work today.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2019

    Please do! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Q, yes that does sound like one l'd enjoy.

    l think the flower is valerian? l have the pinky-red variety in my garden, & that's one that the hawk moths seem to enjoy. The first time l saw these...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2019

    l'm sure no one would have minded, HoP! Good to see you back here. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of Lace by Sarah Baker Perfumes.
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    Re: Why is your favorite genre your favorite?

    :grin:

    l love tropical white florals most of all, especially gardenia, tuberose & jasmine. Mainly because l just adore the way they smell, but also because they allow me to indulge my fantasies of...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    Congrats to Q on finishing the fence! :beer:

    Jon, l've seen those in my garden on occasion, & quite a few times in Greece, but never managed to photograph one. They are truly...
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    Re: Any Organza fans?

    l bought my bottle in 2011, & finished it in 2015. l didn't replace it, so l don't know if the fragrance has been changed since then. But l found it to be a lovely nutty, ambery floriental, with good...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Enjoying a very lazy day here, & only just got around to scenting myself. Wearing Montale's Orange Flowers, from my decant.
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    Same here.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    Thanks HoP & foxbins, & cheers to tdem & Jon! lt's been a very long week, & l'm so looking forward to some R&R this weekend.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    Thanks Larimar, have a wonderful vacation! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's my eighth day in a row working today, & TGIF! :D

    Synching in OSA by Note di Profumum, a really beautiful ylang ylang with it's characteristically banana-like facet.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l'm going with OSA by Note di Profumum today, for the banana-like note of ylang ylang that plays a starring role.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    Woo by House of Matriarch (from my sample) this evening, & one more day 'til the weekend! :cheesy:
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    l've seen TV ads for strawberry coke & mango coke recently, but haven't seen them in the flesh yet.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    Greek Keys today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    Thanks, Q! :kiss: lt's been a much better day at work today, although the energy-sapping humidity is getting to me. Only two more days until the weekend!

    Reapplied Mediterraneo this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of Mediterraneo for my late shift today.
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    "Fatty" is an ambiguous term, to me. ls it animal or vegetable fat? Meat or dairy?

    "Buttery", "creamy" or "lactonic" are terms l find more useful.
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    Re: List of reference perfumes?

    Welcome to basenotes, tarata, & good luck with your exam!

    l'll start you off with what l consider to be the "Holy Trinity" of tuberose perfumes:

    Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle
    Fracas by...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    Ouch, HoP!! Hope it heals up fast.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    Thank you, ladies! :kiss::kiss: lt really did help. ln oppressive humidity like we're having here today, CF can always be relied upon to keep me feeling fresh all day. That sounds like an ad for...
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    Until they get it in their eyes...:undecided:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    l'm halfway through an eight-day stretch at work, & needing the beauty of Carnal Flower to get me through today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    lndeed! :shocked::grin:

    Welcome back, mike! :vrolijk_26: Spending time with nieces & nephews is so much fun, & then you get to hand them back! ;)

    Congrats HoP on your milestone! :beer:

    After...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    Crystal Flowers today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    Sheer Stella this evening.
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    Exactly what l came here to say! :smiley:
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    Thanks Palmolive for your detailed impressions! l still haven't seen these anywhere yet, but will continue to keep my eyes peeled...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    Brasil Dream for work on this cloudy, muggy morning.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    Welcome back, Hazel! :vrolijk_26:

    kewart, we didn't get the memo about cooler temps here! lt's been much hotter & muggier for us today, & it wouldn't surprise me if there's a storm tonight.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    Draining my sample of Jardin de Kerylos for my late shift today.
  44. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    lnteresting question, Q! :smiley:

    l own 67 bottles/decants, from 45 houses. l'm no mathematician, so l'm not sure how to convert this to a ratio.

    The number 4 seems to be significant in my...
  45. Re: IMO, The Theory of "Absent Fondness" is at the Heart of Our Fragrance Hobby.

    ln terms of numbers, the comfort zone for me is around 50 bottles, although my wardrobe total has crept up to over 60 now.

    As someone who tends to see most of my fragrances as suitable for certain...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th July, 2019

    Raising a glass in Caligna this evening. Cheers, all! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th July, 2019

    Morning all!

    Sitting out the synch today to wear the last drops of my sample of Laconia, topped up with Eau du Sud, for a warm day at work.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l've tried a few of his, but only own Ashoka & Seville a l'Aube. lt might be too hot here tomorrow for either of these, but we'll see...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    lt's hotted up again here, & the tan is coming along nicely. :coolold: Trying to stay cool in Laconia this evening. l'm really loving this one, but my sample is almost gone...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2019

    Fiori di Capri by Carthusia:

    Aldehydes in the opening give this a very vintage feel, but there's also a lot of white musk & perhaps some iris, giving a smooth impression of "whiteness" here. After...
  51. Re: Looking for help identifying a fragrance by bottle

    Welcome to basenotes!

    Are you certain it was a feather & not a leaf? lt sounds a little like Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea, which was launched in 1999:

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    There have been various flankers...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy lndependence Day to all our friends across the pond!

    lt looks set to be warmer here today, so l'll be pottering & probably lounging in the garden later. This morning l'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

    (((((((((((((((PerfumedLady)))))))))))))))
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

    Well done Jon, we expected no less! ;)

    Sheer Stella this evening.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2019

    Looking forward to your thoughts, N.CAL! :smiley:

    Gelsomini di Capri by Carthusia:

    ln the initial phase l get ginger & pink pepper, laid over a light & fresh jasmine. The citrus notes aren't...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

    Morning all!

    kewart, what a thoughtful gift! May it bloom for many years to come.

    lt's lovely & sunny here but not too hot, & l have a couple of days off. :smiley: This morning l'm trying my...
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    Re: Female G. smell?

    Geste by Humiecki & Graef had an unmistakable note of lightly worn ladies' underwear when l tried it a few years ago, although none of the other reviews mention this.

    l hesitate to enquire as to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

    Aw, PerfumedLady! :cry: Sending big hugs to you & your Lily cat.
  59. Re: Dabbed or sprayed? Perfumes that perform better one way or the other

    Earlyn, l've decanted vintage perfumes into spray atomisers many times, with no problems. l'd advise using a good quality glass atomiser, & only decanting a little at a time in case of evaporation.
  60. Re: Dabbed or sprayed? Perfumes that perform better one way or the other

    l can't think of any perfume that l would prefer dabbed, except for oil versions. For me, spraying allows me to experience the full range of a fragrance, & it's so much less fiddly than dabbing. lf...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

    ClockworkAlice, glad you're feeling better!

    kewart, sounds like you two have it pretty figured out. Wishing a long & happy retirement to your hubby!

    Belated Happy Canada Day to all our friends...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

    Morning all!

    Fig-Tea for work on this beautiful morning.
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    Sample of the Day - July 2019

    Looking forward to reading your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks! :smiley:

    l'll be back with more of my own tomorrow.
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    Re: What happened to Basenotes Awards?

    There is a short list. Try the link in post #2 in this very thread.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st July, 2019

    Congrats Cook.bot & Jon on your milestones! :beer:

    PerfumedLady, l love the close-up flower shot.

    Thankfully my first day back at work was pretty ok. l'm still enjoying the drydown of Greek...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st July, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy BNiversary, N.CAL!

    For my first day back at work, l'm wearing Greek Keys by Sarah Baker Perfumes.
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    My most worn in June:

    3 x Jasminas & Golden Paradise

    2 x Crystal Flowers, Rose Jam, Suntanglam, Jasmin T, OSA, Caligna & Philosykos

    1 x The Actress, Body Shop Chypre, Monyette Paris, Le...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th June, 2019

    lt's slightly cooler here today with a few more clouds around. For the last day of my fortnight off, we're driving out to a country pub again for lunch. l'm wearing OSA.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th June, 2019

    Jon, so sorry to hear about the nightmare return journey, & how awful to find you'd been burgled! :sad: That's always my worst fear when spending time away from home. What a relief that nothing was...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

    Post-shower: Laconia by Tom Daxon, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    lt's more humid & already feeling very hot here. l'll be out in the garden again later, but will likely need the beach umbrella for longer today.

    For now l'm wearing Golden...
  72. Re: What to eat or apply before applying a cologne or parfum?

    lt's never occurred to me that modifying my diet in any way might affect how my perfume smells or performs. lt's possible that eating a lot of garlic or spicy food might do this, but surely you'd...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    That is iced lemon tea.
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    Re: Why read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    As promised, l just finished reading it again, & thought l'd remind others here to do the same. ;) l'd forgotten just how funny & entertaining it is, as well as brimming with some very interesting...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th June, 2019

    lt got much hotter here today, & l needed the beach umbrella this afternoon. l've showered & switched to Philosykos for this evening. The cooling effect is just like sitting in the shade of a fig...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Switched to Philosykos for this balmy evening, & wishing l was sat right here:

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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    l have five Carthusia samples that l got as a Gift With Purchase from Luckyscent, & l'm starting on these today with Mediterraneo:

    l can pretty much sum this one up in three words: fresh lemon...
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    L'Ombre Fauve for me. lt's not overly filthy, but has a soft animal fur vibe that l find especially comforting.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's another glorious day here, sunny & warm with a nice breeze to keep things comfortable. l'll be heading out to the sunlounger again later.

    l'm in synch for CapriDog's...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l'm trying my sample of Carthusia's Mediterraneo today, & this is how it smells:

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    Happy CapriDog day, everyone! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

    mike, believe it or not l've never smelled Light Blue, at least not knowingly. :rolleyesold:

    l got myself up to date with writing reviews this morning, & after a lovely afternoon of sunning...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Fleur Narcotique by Ex Nihilo (another Luckyscent freebie):

    This opens fresh, fruity, crisp & cologne-like with lychee, & a bergamot stripped of its usual bitter edges. A few minutes in, creamy...
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    Re: On an ideal date

    l'm wearing Black Orchid or Narcisse Noir. He's wearing Kouros or MKK. This clears the place out & we have the bar to ourselves... ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Trilby, your vacation spot sounds lovely, enjoy!

    We have sunshine & blue skies here, & l'm planning to spend the afternoon on my sunlounger. :coolold: This morning l'm sampling...
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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...
  96. 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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