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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

    So, the dentist visit wasn't quite as bad as l feared, but l still need two new fillings. They can't fit me in for that for another month, but at least it'll all be sorted before Christmas!...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

    Thanks, HoP & tdem!

    Off to the dentist in Chergui.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

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

    l have a day off, & this morning l finished my sample of Terra Mia while doing a little studying. Later after a shower l'll be off to the dentist...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Synaesthesia is *this* Friday, Red! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    Congrats to freewheelin' on your milestone, keep 'em coming! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    lne, my condolences to you & yours.

    Ryan, hang in there. l hope it all gets sorted soon.
  7. Re: What are some good Vanilla scents for under $100.

    This.
  8. Re: looking for the best masculine chocolate fragrance

    Try Chocolate Man by Dame Perfumery.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Terra Mia for a long shift today, & this sample is almost gone.
  10. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    That's my way of thinking, too! :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    That's a brilliant idea! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th November, 2019

    Nice to see you, *dora*! :vrolijk_26:

    lne, hope you're feeling better now, & more get well wishes going out to PerfumedLady!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    l'm off into town this morning to collect my new glasses, & do a little shopping. And it's a beautiful cold & sunny day. :coolold:

    Wearing the last of my sample of Castana today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th November, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    Heading out for lunch shortly in Cadjmere 18.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Adding to the above suggestions for BNer days:

    ROBERTO
    rynegne
    ComDiva
    Kiliwia
    Robin-in-FL
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    That's good to know, Jon! ;)

    Finally dressed & scented in Cashmere Musk.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th November, 2019

    Congrats sjg on your milestone! :beer:

    Jon, l'm a little worried about that cat...

    l'm still in Like This, enjoying wine o'clock at last & looking forward to three days off. TGIF! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Robin, hope you're feeling better!

    Synching in Like This today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    As planned upthread, l've gone with the 2-star Like This by ELd'O, described as reminding of "the smell of clean dogs". Well, thank goodness it's not dirty dogs!! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th November, 2019

    Enjoy your time off, Jon!

    Ryan, that all sounds stressful indeed. Hope it all works out in your favour.

    Wearing Stash this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th November, 2019

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

    Smuggler's Soul for Uni today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l own both versions of The Guide, & l'm pretty sure l wore Allure (panned in the first book) the last time we did this synch, so l wanted to choose something from the second book for this one.

    l...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2019

    Hi cello, it's great to see you here! :vrolijk_26:

    l've had trouble finding the right moment to do some sampling lately, but l have some time off coming up later this month, so watch this space! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    l did a solid couple of hours in the garden today, & gave the lawn its last mow of the year. lt felt so good to be outside in the sunshine. My hydrangeas are still blooming, & there are still new...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    l have a day off, & it's sunny & dry right now, so l'm off outside to finally put the garden to bed for the winter. l'm wearing Morah, from my sample.
  26. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    l encounter up to around a hundred different people during my working day, & it's not often that l actually notice fragrance being worn. A couple of my doctor colleagues wear Santal 33, but most...
  27. Re: New Member Here - Wondering What to Do Next . . .

    Welcome to basenotes, LiliMarleen! :smiley:

    l second the suggestion of Samsara, & l'll add YSL's Cinema. These are both beautiful orientals with floral notes, the former being sandalwood with...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

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

    lt's official: it's cold here. l know this because l've brought out Sheer Obsession today. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's cold & sunny here. l'm wearing Oriental Pearl for my late shift.
  30. Re: Top 10 Smalll American Artisan/Niche Houses

    Have to add Neil Morris, Ava Luxe & House of Matriarch.
  31. BBC Article: People with no olfactory bulbs still have a sense of smell!

    Thought this might be of interest to those interested in the olfactory sense: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50315440
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th November, 2019

    lmperial Opoponax this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar for another early shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

    lt turned wet & gloomy again here today, but it's still very cold. Trying to keep cosy in Stoned this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Wearing Santal Blush for work on this chilly morning.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Synching with rose in Stella by Stella McCartney today, layered with the body lotion.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    l have a day off, & after a nice lie-in l'm getting a few things done, before settling down to a little studying.

    Synching in Stella, which rejoined my wardrobe two days ago...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

    Hazel, wishing a swift recovery to your bf!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

    lne, that sounds delicious! :tongue: l love lamb, but goat is even better.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

    Q, my condolences to your friend.

    lt's been a lovely sunny autumn day here today. At lunchtime l went for a walk on campus & discovered a hidden gem of a garden with a stream running through it,...
  41. Re: Please help in identifying two women's perfumes

    l see you found one of them. What was it?

    l'd love to help but l've no idea. Hope you find the answer!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Smuggler's Soul for Uni today.
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    Re: Suggestions for samples for my wife

    Mona di Orio Vanille is a complex, woody vanilla, not the cupcake kind. l think she might love this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    ls it me or does this one look like a dog toy? :cheesy:
  45. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Today l spotted several bottles of Piguet Visa amongst the usual designer stuff!

    l snagged a gift set of Stella by Stella McCartney: a perfume with body lotion. l finished my bottle of this a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l looked up "smells of Prague" this morning & found a load of stuff about bad body odour on the public transport system. :undecided:

    Further research is needed, l think...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    Ouch Trilby, hope all is well with your face!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    l have the day off, & l'm off shortly for my annual check-up at the optician's. l think l'll choose some nice new frames today as well. :coolold:

    Draining the last of my decant of...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Just drained the last drops of my decant of Champagne de Bois by Sonoma Scent Studio. There's little chance of ever replacing it unless STC start stocking these again, but l've loved wearing it &...
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    l just finished reading this, & l have to agree with LiveJazz that it reads very much like Young Adult Fiction. l persevered with it because it's an unusual story with some interesting ideas, & it...
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    Re: Thread not working in Female forum

    Yes it's working now, thanks rum! :D
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    Re: Looking for a soft, rosewater-like rose

    Try Mohur by Neela Vermeire.
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    Thread not working in Female forum

    There's a thread posted by Dane on "rosewater-like fragrances" that l'd like to post in, but every time l click on it l get an error message. This isn't happening for any other threads.

    Can...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Wearing Like This for a long shift today.
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    Re: Travel Atomiser Advice

    l've had a Travalo evaporate completely in just a month or two, even though it was stored upright.

    l think with most atomisers it's best to decant just a small amount at a time, & use it up...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    CuddleCat, feel better soon!

    We have a mixture of sunshine & showers here today. l'm wearing Terra Mia for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd November, 2019

    Q, that's awful! You should definitely get a refund, especially if you can't even get fed & watered. :angry:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd November, 2019

    Morning all!

    kewart, that's my kind of Sunday lunch! :tongue:

    ClockworkAlice, that sounds like an enjoyable & productive day! l've yet to put my garden to bed for the winter, because whenever l...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    :lolk: You're right there. l also have quite a few samples of my own to get through, but rest assured l will post here when l get around to these. l'm the last in this pass, but l'll probably send...
  60. Re: Great projection oriental spicy for women/unisex

    Calvin Klein's Obsession is still a powerful & spicy oriental.

    Welcome to basenotes, & do let us know what you pick! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Enjoyed a lazy start to the day after a very hectic shift yesterday. We woke up to howling gales & rain here; it's calmed down a little now, but the weather is definitely heading your...
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    Sample of the Day - November 2019

    Looking forward to reading your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st November, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's back to raining here. l've got nothing for the synch, so l'm wearing Stash for a long shift today.
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    Re: Most worn in October 2019

    4 x Stash

    3 x Ghost & Gelsomini di Capri

    2 x Cadjmere 18, Santal Blush, Sahara Noir, Smuggler's Soul, Terra Mia, Eau de Shalimar, Ambre Passion & Oriental Pearl

    1 x lntense Tiare, Allure,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it!

    There was never a tradition of celebrating Halloween when l was growing up, but l have one small tradition of my own since joining BN,...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    l concur with these comments. l can go for months without buying bottles, only samples, but before l know it l'm back in a buying phase again. Recently l've been in a "must finish that bottle" mood &...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2019

    Tocade by Rochas:

    Yes, this is a classically floriental fragrance dominated by ambery vanilla & rose, but there's a herbal edge here for much of the duration. Perhaps this is due to the geranium...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l don't have a single option for this week's synch, so l'm out.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    More thoughts going out to all those affected by the terrible fires.

    l have the day off, & l'm procrastinating a little before getting some studying done, while trying my sample of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th October, 2019

    Enjoy your pottering, Jon! ;)

    PerfumedLady, feel better soon!

    Happy to be twinning with Cook.bot today. We smell delicious! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's finally cold enough to wear Like This today. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th October, 2019

    lmperial Opoponax this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Another bright, cold day is dawning here. l'll be working the first of two long shifts in Oriental Pearl today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th October, 2019

    Thanks, ClockworkAlice! Glad you're feeling better.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th October, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday Kagey! :birthdays:

    CuddleCat, pottering is always a good idea! :thumbsup:

    l too enjoyed that extra hour's sleep, & it's lovely to see the sun shining today....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Thanks, CuddleCat! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Thanks HoP, kewart, Q, Fiveoaks, foxbins & caz! :o
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Decided to mark my posting milestone with my all-time favourite Samsara this evening, in vintage EDP. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Thanks Trilby, Jon, N.CAL, tdem, Hazel & PerfumedLady! :kiss:

    ClockworkAlice, your birthday traditions sound sweet, & l hope you feel well enough for your friend's party!

    lne, congrats on...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    About to set off through the wind & rain for my early shift in Encens Flamboyant.
  81. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    Still readily available here & still with that classic clean sandalwood scent (never understood why it had "leather" in the name). We still buy & use this one quite regularly.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th October, 2019

    Done! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th October, 2019

    Q, l know what you mean, but please don't be so hard on yourself. Listen to your body, & if it's telling you you need rest, then get some rest. You are retired after all, & the only person putting...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th October, 2019

    Morning all, & a Happy BN-iversary to hednic! :beer:

    l have a day off, & after a lazy start l'll be pottering around the house today, & maybe doing a little studying. l'm sitting out the synch in...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Nothing from my wardrobe springs to mind as being suitable this week, so l'm sitting this one out, but hoping kbe enjoys his synch day! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th October, 2019

    Santal Blush this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Glad you're feeling better, ClockworkAlice! :)

    We're set to get a lot more heavy rain here today. l'll be in Uni, wearing Smuggler's Soul. :vrolijk_1:
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    Re: 3 new scents - Comme des Garcons Clash

    l see that Luckyscent have these now. l'm intrigued by the gardenia one.

    Has anyone tried these yet?
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    Re: Are you kidding me?

    Wow. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: New(ish) fragrances with floral notes?

    Chanel Allure
    Mugler Alien
    Bulgari Jasmin Noir
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    The package has arrived here safe & sound! :smiley: l have a long queue of samples waiting to be tried, but l'll get onto these as soon as l can...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019

    Happy Birthday, HoP! :birthdays:

    Wonderful pics, PerfumedLady! :D

    Feel better soon, ClockworkAlice.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019

    Morning all!

    ((((((CuddleCat)))))) my condolences to you & your loved ones.

    lt's a dull, damp day here. l'm wearing Stash for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019

    Welcome back, PerfumedLady & Hazel! :vrolijk_26:

    Thanks for the pics PLady, looking forward to the beachy ones! ;)

    Hazel, glad you survived the storm!

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Gelsomini di Capri again today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st October, 2019

    Sahara Noir this evening.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Yes, beautiful! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

    Ambre Passion this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's chilly here too, but nice to see blue skies after so much rain. l'm wearing Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle for my late shift.
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