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  1. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    cestrum nocturnum kindly sent me samples of the Tauer and Penhaligon's. :kiss:

    I have to admit that I'm shocked-- I really like Hyacinth & A Mechanic! (Shocked because I have not liked any Tauer...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th April, 2017

    Having a hyacinth blooming in a pot in our living room (and more in our flower bed) has reminded me how much I love this flower.

    I'm wearing CBIHP absolute of English Bluebell accord, which I...
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    Re: What fragrance did your mother wear??

    Earlier: Mary Chess White Lilac.

    During my teens/20s: Charlie, Halston, Jungle Gardenia

    Later in life: a simple bergamot based perfume oil.
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    Re: Prominent galbanum scents...?

    Maison Martin Margiela Untitled +1
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    Re: Regarding Demeter...

    My H likes to wear Grass and Fraser Fir.

    I like Gingerale, Lavender (cologne, not their edt) and Blackberry Pie (not sweet.)
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    Re: Demeter Loose Sprayers

    If they still leak after being tightened, try wrapping the base of the sprayer with Parafilm. I've done this with success.
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    Re: Atelier samples reviewed

    We ordered the large sample set last fall and tried them all, but ultimately decided we only really cared to wear the two we already own: Orange Sanguine and Pomelo Paradis.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th April, 2017

    Fleurine, which year is that Guerlain Muguet bottle from? Wait...I think I remember that one from 2011, am I right?
    Do you have a favorite year's bottle, or formulation?

    Today's scent was 011...
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    Re: Looking for a cola or root beer smell

    AdP Mandorlo di Sicilia smells of "root beer float" to me.
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    Re: Amber makes me feel nauseous

    Amber makes me queasy also; the only one I can wear is Ambre Soie. The anise note somehow cuts the sweetness.

    Saffron is another problematic note. I love saffron rice but cannot bear the note...
  11. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    garliclover101,

    You have been married as long as my husband and I have been married. After 24 years couples are well acquainted with each other's quirks, and hopefully have come to accept them. ...
  12. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    Thank you in advance also! :smiley:

    It was really hard to find gifts for our elderly parents also. They have all passed on, now.

    For our daughter in college, we pay for her car insurance and...
  13. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    Beck, it helps that my H and I no longer exchange gifts for birthdays, Valentine's Day, Mother's/ Father's day, or Christmas. Anniversaries we generally come up with something we both want, or just...
  14. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    More expensive, yes, but my two hobbies force me to be moderate with both. Money spent on the one can't be spent on the other. :grin:
  15. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    Beck, ha! I hear you.

    I don't wear makeup, don't need (and have never needed, even as a teen) special skin care products, and have really easy to care for hair which I don't color, and cut...
  16. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    What does her hair care cost, compared to yours? I think the majority of women spend considerably more on their hair than men do.
    How about makeup?
    Pricey skin care?
    Expensive lingerie, handbags,...
  17. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    If she can reframe it as something that gives you innocent pleasure and that you can afford, maybe she will stop being bothered by it.

    My H collects folding vintage and antique pocket knives. ...
  18. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    I think we all have to make room for our spouses to enjoy the fruits of their labor in a way that matters to them, within the limits of our budgets. In all likelihood she spends on things you don't....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st April, 2017

    I seem to be wearing a bit of everything, having made up a number of decants. :shocked: :wink:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st March, 2017

    Good afternoon, all!

    Having suggested to someone else Provence Santé Linden on another thread, I had to go and spray some on myself.

    I really love this... I imagine honeybees buzzing around...
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    Re: Looking for wife.

    "More budget"-- I'm reading this as "more budget-friendly".

    A really nice summery floral fragrance that is highly affordable and for which there are matching body products is Provence Santé...
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    Re: Sample Pass (CONUS only) Retro Roses!

    cestrum, check your messages! :smiley:
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    Vernona, you should file a claim with PayPal even if 4+ months have gone by. The fact that several other buyers have filed a claim against her recently may work in your favor.

    On eBay PayPal...
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    I see that she is now banned.
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    The OP has left negative feedback. And there are 2 others who have left less than positive feedback for her also.

    Hopefully people will check her feedback before buying from her. That is the...
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    That is very good news! :thumbup:
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    Re: Have anyone tried Galimard fragrances?

    Thanks for that information, hednic.
  28. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and praying, Rich.
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    Do let us know if PayPal refunds you, ok? Good luck!
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    Also if the member does not live in the USA there may be problems with Customs or the postal system on his end. UK xrays packages and confiscates perfumes, and Canada Post can also be problematic. ...
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    Re: Hermes Vetiver Tonka vs TDH

    They aren't alike at all. I love Vetiver Tonka!
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    If you have the seller's email from previous transactions, try reaching him that way. It's possible he hasn't been on BN lately (don't forget it was offline for a while recently) and has not seen...
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    More specifically, if you used PayPal, did you use the "Pay for goods or services" option?
    This is what buyers are supposed to use. This generates a tracking number, and if the seller can't show...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017

    I'm appalled at the events in London and am thinking of my fellow BNers in the UK.

    It seems trivial to write of perfume at such a time but I am wearing L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger 2007 today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st March, 2017

    ((Quarry)) I wish you the best as you make a creative transition to the next thing!

    I am in JM Red Roses today, just a sample. I don't see a full bottle purchase in my future.
  36. Re: Does anyone want to sell me their 2014 batch of Encre Noire?

    It is against Basenotes rules of conduct to post selling, swapping or wanted offers in the main forums. These can only be done in the Basenotes Marketplace.
    Code of Conduct 2.4:...
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    Re: Ebay shopping issue

    I agree that you should not leave any sort of negative feedback.

    I do not recommend putting any sort of warning about the seller being inflexible, though. Here is why: Since 2008, sellers have...
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    Re: NEW: Jo Malone - Star Magnolia For Women!

    Yay, a floral without musk. I look forward to trying this. :smiley:
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    Re: The Reviews or the Forums

    Forums primarily, reviews a distant second.
  40. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I am truly sorry to read this, Richard. I'll be praying right along with so many others here.
  41. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    ((Grant))

    I'm not on here nearly as much as I used to be but I just restored my lapsed membership.

    Please take care of yourself. When you need a break, take a break. You, your health, and...
  42. Re: Should i remove my fragrances from my fridge?

    This thread is hilarious!

    Do as you please, OP. I've kept my perfumes in the fridge for years and they are fine. Others don't and they say theirs are fine.
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    Re: Sample Pass (CONUS only) Retro Roses!

    That is fascinating, PerfumedLady! Thanks for your detailed description of the 2 batches. I've been puzzled when reading some seriously negative reviews on Fragrantica and have wondered whether...
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    Re: Sample Pass (CONUS only) Retro Roses!

    Now I’m curious about the differences you smell between the batches! Yours, as I recall, came from the 1000ml green-glass flacon I bought in January 2011 from the Creed boutique in NYC. The empty...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th February, 2017

    Good morning everyone!
    Today I'm wearing Jour de Fête. To celebrate finally being done removing all the ice from our driveway. :lolk:
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    Re: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    Q: How Many Colognes Are Enough?

    A: One more. :wink:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th February, 2017

    We're expecting 10-16" of snow today...thankfully, we don't have to go anywhere. And we'll have all day tomorrow to clear it away.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th February, 2017

    Love to all! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th February, 2017

    Thanks to all of you!! You are giving me a big smile today!

    I'm wearing Jo Malone Orange Blossom.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th February, 2017

    You wonderful people, you remembered! It warms my heart. :dankk2:

    We're doing okay here. My husband is now 4 weeks post hip replacement and able to walk long distances, but not driving yet. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th February, 2017

    A very Happy Birthday, foxbins!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th February, 2017

    Greetings, all!

    I bought a new fragrance while at the mall today. I have to drive my H to malls to walk as he needs longer and longer walks to build endurance since his hip replacement a month...
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    Re: Best from DIPTYQUE PERFUMES?

    My H wears Tam Dao; I love L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.
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    Re: L ' Erbolario Fragrances

    Neroli Neroli is quite pleasant.
  55. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    A friend sent me this today:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrH71cbWABM&feature=youtu.be
  56. Re: A True Lily Fragrance (not Lily-of-the-Valley/Muguet)

    AG Des Lys is the only lily perfume I like, but it is discontinued and HTF. Sometimes it shows up on eBay.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th January, 2017

    Thanks, all, for the good wishes -- I have passed them along to my husband! He's getting more perky by the day. (While I, who am having my sleep interrupted to accompany him on his bathroom visits...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th January, 2017

    ExtremeK, What fantastic news! Congratulations to you and David! May you have many happy years together!

    CapriDog, belated happy birthday!

    My husband had his hip replacement last Thursday...
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    You're welcome! :smiley:
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    Re: Women's fragance that smells like lemon zest

    Try I Profumi di Firenze Limone di Sicilia.
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    Actually, it is against eBay's seller rules to leave a negative sounding comment with a positive feedback.

    If you report it, eBay will remove the remarks but leave the positive.

    Congrats on...
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    rador, I'm not sure you know this but since 2008 eBay sellers have not been able to leave neutral or negative feedback for buyers. The system doesn't let them. Since all buyers have 100% positive...
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    I'm sure this was disappointing and frustrating, and I agree that it is important to open items promptly to ensure that they have arrived in "as described" condition" so that one may open a claim in...
  64. Re: Diptyque - Eau Dominotée Multiuse Fragrance (2017)

    It sounds like something I will want to try!
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    Re: HERMESSENCE - help put together a gift set?

    My personal favorites are Vetiver Tonka, Brin de Réglisse and Rose Ikebana. I have Muguet Porcelaine but find I don't reach for it much; the melon note has been putting me off.

    • Vetiver Tonka is...
  66. Re: If Paul the Apostle where to have worn a fragrance, what would it be?

    Montale Aoud Damascus perhaps?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th December, 2016

    SotD is Guerlain Météorites. Cozy violets on a cold, windy day.

    Mike, it's as Quarry said-- old parts wear out. My H is 70. He has osteoarthritis in the R hip joint (and less severe OA in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th December, 2016

    ((teardrop)) and ((Whitefluffy)) :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th December, 2016

    Good afternoon, everyone! I'm wearing JM Orange Blossom today.

    Daughter is home from college (yay!) and is getting her wisdom teeth taken out right after Christmas, and hubby is getting his hip...
  70. Re: Wine cooler for fragrances - Important question

    I recall reading that 53º (12º Celsius) is what the Osmothèque keeps their non-citrus perfumes at, and the citrus perfumes about 10 degrees lower (10 degrees less Fahrenheit, that is.)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th December, 2016

    Happy 20th Anniversary RHM!

    I'm in Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare today. Laying low and trying to get my plantar fasciitis to ease up.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st December, 2016

    Hilarious! I can't apply more than 2 spritzes of that one!

    I'm wearing Fou d'Absinthe today, of all things. It's my H's bottle but he hasn't been wearing it at all for a few years now, and I...
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    Re: What to do with awful perfume

    You spent less than $5 on it? Throw it out. Or donate it locally.

    Spending money to mail it to someone else will just put you deeper in the hole.
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    Re: SWEET violette?

    You may wish to try Annick Goutal La Violette, which I find quite sweet.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016

    Good afternoon, all!

    Today I'm wearing one of Demeter's newer releases, Caipirinha: http://demeterfragrance.com/caipirinha.html

    It's quite pleasant! My husband likes it, too. I feared it...
  76. Re: Is there such thing as a long-lasting fresh perfume?

    The fragrance-free version of Lubriderm is also good lotion. Walmart has it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th November, 2016

    I'm glad you are better, Mike.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th November, 2016

    ((ComDiva)) and ((thediamondsea)) I feel for your loved ones, and for you as you support them. Even treatable diseases exact a significant toll.

    Mike-- I just wanted to tell you that after...
  79. Re: Ladies: What scent makes you want to tear a guy's clothes off?

    A perfect reply.



    I agree!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd November, 2016

    Wow, Mike, that stinks. :sad:

    I'm wearing Demeter Gingerale and baking spice cookies.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st November, 2016

    foxbins, thank you. I am inclined to think the same way.
    And so grateful that she didn't cause an accident.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st November, 2016

    Good afternoon everyone! SotD is Demeter Lavender cologne.

    On Saturday our daughter called on FaceTime to tell us she had gotten a ticket for passing a red light while out with her friend during...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th October, 2016

    Happy Birthday Kagey!

    Mike, the next time that happens, try chewing 2-3 Gas-X (or generic Simethicone) tablets right away. Here's why:

    Nausea can be caused by stomach distention, which in...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th October, 2016

    :vrolijk_26: Back atcha, Jon!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th October, 2016

    This made me chuckle. :D It's probably going to be another year before I finish a bottle of anything. And I've been working on those bottles for years.

    SotD is Guerlain Météorites.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2016

    Great, I will mail it Friday at the latest.

    Update: mailed Wed. 10/26.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th October, 2016

    Mike! :vrolijk_26:
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2016

    It's all yours! I do not have your name/address on file so I'll need you to PM it to me.

    Be aware it's a romance, kind of aimed at female readers. :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2016

    Claimed by epapsiou

    I recently finished reading The Secret Ways of Perfume, a novel by Cristina Cabonii, and will send it to anyone in the USA who has made 50 posts or more.

    Reply on this...
  90. Poll: Re: SOTD thread should be in "General Fragrance Discussion" board.

    And with this! :thumbsup:
  91. Poll: Re: SOTD thread should be in "General Fragrance Discussion" board.

    I agree 100% with this.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th October, 2016

    Good afternoon everyone!

    My SotD is Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare. I love this best in the fall.
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    Re: Look what I found on ebay!!!! Unbelievable!

    These are hilarious!!!
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    Re: best perfume under 15usd

    Another vote for Pacifica fragrances, also sold at Ulta. You can get a roll-on for under $15. There are testers so you can see if you like the scent.
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    Re: Bad eBay Sellers and PayPal

    I just checked. The time for opening a claim was extended to 180 days after a payment, as of June 17, 2014.
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    Re: Bad eBay Sellers and PayPal

    Isn't the PayPal window 180 days now?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th October, 2016

    Kiliwia! Happy Birthday!!

    It's so warm here, I'm wearing summer clothes again. And wearing Eau d'Hadrien edp.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th October, 2016

    knit at nite, a very Happy Birthday to you!

    I'm trying Rose Pompom today from a sample given to me by a BN friend.
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Imperial Lavender

    Mike,
    Have you tried Demeter Lavender cologne? It's very simple and realistic-- really just like Lavender EO diluted with alcohol. It doesn't last very long, but that's par for the course for...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd October, 2016

    Congratulations on 1000 posts, CuddleCat!

    Lately I've been wearing Pomelo Paradis rather often. Many of my citrus based fragrances are best worn in summer, whereas I enjoy Pomelo year-round.
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