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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 14 September 2011

    DK Black Cashmere today. I found that my work laptop (non-networked) was still logged into BN so I can post this SoTD. Hi, all! I'm sporadic again in my "appearances" here and probably will be for...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 28 August 2011

    Hey all... this is kind of off-topic, but since I post on this thread more often than any other here, I just wanted to let you all know that I am cutting back on my internet activity... I find my...
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 26th Aug. 2011

    Morning all. I'm wearing Michael Storer's Monk today and the weather is "cool" ... the first day we've made it under 70º F in the morning for quite some time. Hope all is well and our US East Coast...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24 August 2011

    Thanks Mimi...

    I'm...
    Definitely...
    BAAAACKKKK!!!!
    :rolleyesold:
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24 August 2011

    Hi Mimi! Late Happy Anniversary wishes!

    PerfumedLady, hugs to you, it's hard, hard, hard to lose a furbaby.

    To the EC earthquake "experiencers" ... so glad there wasn't too much damage and no...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24 August 2011

    Weirdly layering (as always) today in "inspired crazy" combo of Kolnisch Juchten and Habanita. Again, it worked. The KJ tempered the sweetness of Habanita's top/mid and enhanced H by its smokiness,...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22 August 2011

    Good morning, Basenotes Darlings! I'm in Anthracite today and having a slow-starting Monday. My brain is jack-rabbit starting and then having to slow down to catch up with itself, my alarm clock...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 21 August 2011

    And in too much rose with patchouli, musk and oud, I delurk momentarily to post my layering of the day: Yardley's English Rose and Montale Black Aoud. Not going out in public today so it's safe!...
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    Re: Perfume Organ

    Wow Ecoture... that work is drop dead gorgeous! I certainly would like one (in more pedestrian woods your $300-400 range sounds quite reasonable for it, honestly), if I EVER get my butt in gear with...
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    Re: The scent of Dove soap

    Hey Mims... it's bathedandinfused.com

    Thanks for the link! (I love that smell as it reminds me of my Gran!)
  11. Re: "Old Lady" Perfume (not what you might think.)

    Nice, Mimi!

    Yes, naturally graying or white hair is both wonderful and stigmatized... and I wish more women knew just how sexy and wonderful it looks... our skin changes with age so that often...
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    Re: Update coming soon

    Insert Facebook-style "Like" here.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 8 of May 2011

    Happy Mother's Day!
    http://i56.tinypic.com/2s9pyfq.png
    That's my mom (as if you couldn't tell.)

    In Crown Eau de Russe this morning, and getting ready to hit the garden. A non-leather "Russe"...
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    Re: Update coming soon

    Anticipating the update...how soon is "soon" Grant?
    (you've mastered vague - bravo! <cheeky grin>)

    I've never been very good at waiting, but am getting more patient as the years go by... still......
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 1 May 2011

    @knit at nite I have yet to kill my lawn in my "new" (coming up on 2 years) home... (but not for lack of trying, hadn't watered it during our heatwave last year and it looks sorry right now) and plan...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 1 May 2011

    Oh Quarry! That program was so full of your passion, and logic. Well done. I've had squabbles with neighbors over my landscaping or perceived lack thereof before and so it's quite relevant to me....
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    Re: Your favourite Youtube reviewer

    Though Katie P is good, I am not a fan. (she's too "professional tv reviewer" for my tastes - that's a horrible way to describe what it is that annoys me, it's a "personal problem" <mine>...) Ash is...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 17 April 2011

    Reemerging (the sweetie has been here and we were BUSY in the garden) after a week of hectic... first Happy Birthday Coconut!

    I'm layer-rose-mad today in PW Tea Rose, Yardley English Rose, and E....
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 April 2011

    Robin-in-FL hope you can roll with whatever happened to the business!

    Quarry... neat bell tower and how nice for the neighboring businesses to help!

    Shoegal68 - that's terrible news...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 10th April 2011

    Thank you for all your birthday wishes! Happy Birthday too to Mr. G!

    http://i56.tinypic.com/t0t24x.jpg

    I'm spending today working and postponing some of the festivities until the sweetie...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 9th April 2011

    Delurking or resurfacing? Dunno. Anyway, Happy birthday to Arwen Elf, Klaire, Mr. Quarry, & Therese...

    Having an odd birthday weekend myself, the sweetie planned on being here and was yesterday,...
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, 27 March 2011

    Just popping in to say HI and my SoTD is vintage Nahema from a sample sent by a friend. A "scent picture" of a rose, without being ROSE, is how I'd describe it... Been very busy with the garden,...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 March 2011

    After what seems like FOREVER away from BN... today I wore Annayake Miyako in reverence for those in Japan. I haven't even checked the SotD thread for a couple weeks, so hugs to everyone...
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    Re: Scent for Thought IS NOW LIVE!

    It's really quite lovely Trebor. I believe that your new writing style really works, puts the emphasis on the content rather than on the reviewer. Nice touch.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 01 March 2011

    ***HUGS*** to 30 Roses... hoping that you and your mother reminisced about the happy times.

    Well wishes to Twolf and knit-at-nite... you two get feelin' better, hear?

    Ah Baldufita, I had the...
  26. Re: 2011 Meet-Up: Would you like to join us in New Orleans in autumn? Let's talk!

    Ah Quarry! I went to New Orleans with two friends years back, one of whom had a phobia for crowds. Unfortunately it was Halloween, and we were in the Quarter. We had to escort our completely...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 26 February 2011

    Glad RHM that your daughter is getting good treatment for her migraines. Having had them from age 12 I completely commisserate.

    Testing Balenciaga Ho Hang this morning, a sample kindly sent my by...
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    Re: Your favorite anti-perfume

    I have a sample of In the Library by CBIHP that intrigues me. I can't quite figure out if it's actually a bit of bookbinding glue diluted with water and with a few other notes added (the liquid is...
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    Re: Scent for Thought - WILL GO LIVE IN A FEW HOURS!!!

    Ooh Trebor... I can't (but will have to) wait! I love your banner!
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    Re: HEy, would just like to introduce myself.

    Welcome! Love Master-Classter's Toucan (and second the sentiment.)
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    Re: SotD Thursday 24 February 2011

    Spent today in SMN Ginestra... there is just something about those Italian scents that immediately conjures up a green field, a blue sky with big fluffy clouds, and a smattering of flowery smells,...
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    Re: CREED at it again?

    +1 to the braincells dying watching "haul" videos. Life is more than shopping. If it isn't, that life is a pretty sad one.
  33. Re: I can't buy another fragrance for at least four months!

    But the SA is basically a good person beneath that varnish, yes? :grin:

    And watch it with the "50 if she's a day" comments. At 54, I'm qualified to clobber youngsters who decry my "advanced age."...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 23 February 2011

    Started out today in J Peterman's 1903, a pretty "flat" one-dimensional scent, a "woody fougere" that I love anyway, and am now scent twins with C Rose in Citizen Queen.

    Glad you're back Kiliwia!...
  35. Re: I can't buy another fragrance for at least four months!

    I sympathize!

    Hang in there. Enjoy what you already have, get to know 'em all better.

    (easier said than done, honestly... but you can!)

    And a suggestion: Try layering. Bulgari Black is a...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 22 February 2011

    Ah Duckie, I am simply GOING to have to get a sample of that Jungly-Elephanty scent thingy! :grins: ... Today I wore SL Chypre Rouge, but tonight I'm reveling in L'Heure Bleue...vintage style.

    And...
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    Re: Do you keep your scents in their boxs?

    I keep the box, but don't keep the scent in its box. My scents are stored in a linen closet, dark, dry, and cool. The boxes are stored in shelves at the top and the bottom of the same closet. It's...
  38. Re: Loree Rodkin Fragrances -- The Gothic series

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/2009/08/fashion-diary-lunching-with-loree-rodkin.html#more

    Mentions the fragrance line.
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    Re: Today I Bought : - > February 2011

    Toppled to Fath de Fath pure parfum and Niki de St. Phalle EDT today (on sale at a big discount plus 15% off plus free shipping)... so I'm a happy girl.
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    Re: Today I Bought : - > February 2011

    I think you'll be happy with it. Don't expect the huge animalic-sweaty-saddle-monster though... on me it's a very very nice musk and not "nasty" at all.
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    Re: Help!! UPS rejected my shipment...

    :embarassed:

    Um... Yes. Right. It is always good information to know how to properly... ahem ... ship.

    :embarassed:
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    Re: Help!! UPS rejected my shipment...

    Oh! (hmm. Interesting that it came up in similar threads. Sorry! (I've been here long enough to know better. LOLS at self)
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    Re: Monk by Michael Storer

    Get a sample from MS. It's musky, yes. It has cocoa, a little tobacco and incense, is dark and moody.. I happen to love it, not an every day wear scent but a good, interesting all round scent. It has...
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    Re: Help!! UPS rejected my shipment...

    Umm... What? (parcel post might take 10 days, if you're talking about the transit time.)
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    UPS problems

    Ship it USPS parcel post and avoid the UPS hassles. (I loathe UPS's "customer service") ... or use Fedex ground. That'd be my advice.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 20 February 2011

    LOLS at FrouFrou's Eau de Cheval (I would love that scent. "Composted" grass. yum.) And at Sunnyfunny... Bas de Soie sounds very nice... as I'm in an irisy/orris-rooty scent today in Dzongkha I think...
  47. The pretty Orlando Bloom plus a chance to win an...

    The pretty Orlando Bloom plus a chance to win an intriguing tester? I'm in! (oh, I see the contest doesn't include Orlando. <pouts> ...)
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    Re: Church incense PLUS leather

    Found myself in one such a scent today in L'Artisan Dzongkha... lots of incense and leather. Some get too much iris/orris root/celery but this one on me is leather/incense heaven, and the drydown a...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Kumquat these are all OH so Gorgeous!
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    Re: Grey Flannel: should be banished

    :grin: awesome! (not that I was thinking that those who love it would be heading for the sink anyway.) Thank you!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 20 February 2011

    Having a quiet Sunday (alone, the sweetie was here for the week but left this morning) in L'Artisan Dzongkha (from a sample, oh noes another lemming!) ... it's quite beautiful, warm and woody-musky...
  52. Re: I've been asked to stop wearing fragrance, what would you do?

    Indie_Guy...That was EXACTLY my first thought when I saw the video (it was so close to my experience it made me feel a little ill)...it can be terrifying. And to get caught on camera trying to make...
  53. Re: I will never wear Encre Noire to work again

    And as seems to be the topic of the day... scents that are either headache-inducers or that compel Basenoters to pour them down the sink... It's a question of both chemistry (your body and what's in...
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    Re: Grey Flannel: should be banished

    I reckon that I need to go get a bottle before everyone runs to get one to pour down the drain.

    Nice scent that polarizes Basenoters so much. That always intrigues me (Yatagan, anyone?)
    ...
  55. Re: What fragrance to wear as a general contractor?

    +1 to DustB's post! (I wish I'd said that!)
  56. Re: What fragrance to wear as a general contractor?

    +1 to the Colonia, but they would have to re-spray, probably. It's a gorgeous, understated scent with loads of class.
  57. Re: Spraying the wrists. Is there actually any point to it?

    From one woman's perspective: I have a habit of spritzing the back of the hand (at least my left hand, as at work I wear a padded "computer glove" on the right hand) so that I can sniff at will...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 9 February 2011

    First off, a great big hug to HUGGY and HUGGABLE Ms. Quarry!

    This morning was cold, windy, and with blowing snow, a good morning for a warm scent. I thought first of Miyako but my hand went to...
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 February 2011

    Happy Birthday 30 Roses and Pomander!

    After contemplating L'Heure Bleue and nearly joining 2 (at least 2, this thread is LONG) others in it, I opted instead to give some much needed love to Chant...
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    Re: I Wish We Talked Less About Creed

    You mean, like these?

    :-) :-(

    Highly advocating the use of emoticons, I am!
    :grin:
  61. Re: Johnny19 changed his name to JohnnyLeMale, Would he be sorry?

    :grin: @Joey...

    ...and the other side of it, calling others immature, is how "boys" act like bullies. I'm not cool with that, and pretty tired of seeing it on our forums.
  62. Re: Johnny19 changed his name to JohnnyLeMale, Would he be sorry?

    So do I. RHM. Let's face it, a Basenotes nickname isn't a tattoo... you don't carry it around on your skin for the rest of your life, just for the rest of the time you're on Basenotes. And why not...
  63. Re: Johnny19 changed his name to JohnnyLeMale, Would he be sorry?

    Good for you, Johnny! That is a reasoned response to what I see as a nasty-spirited post. I applaud your restraint, and how you don't let the detractors get you down. You rock!
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    Re: I Wish We Talked Less About Creed

    Awesome.
  65. Re: I'll Never Spend Another Dime at Perfume Emprium until...

    I use a cheap as dirt HP windows machine at work and we're still forced to use an old version of Explorer (we're on 8, the field is on 6!) but at home my iMac and Chrome seem the perfect combination....
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    Re: Perfume: Interesting Reading.

    Excellent! Thank you N Tesla!
  67. Re: I'll Never Spend Another Dime at Perfume Emprium until...

    Yup, any online establishment that pushes invasive ads and won't let me leave without a fight instantly loses any chance of my business. And yes, it does also look like a browser problem in...
  68. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak, February 5, 2011 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Wearing the Blind Sniffs favorite for me, Neil Morris Midnight Tryst... Top Notes of Cinnamon, clove, Heart of french narcissus, gardenia, magnolia and rose, Base of benzoin, patchouli, amber,...
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    Re: Today I Bought : - > February 2011

    Hey... welcome to Basenotes Robin-in-FL! (think I've seen your posts on other threads)
  70. Re: I just bought some samples on The Perfumed Court...before i buy a full bottle

    You're welcome! Have you checked out the Just Starting Out forum here? Lots of good info in there for folks who are new to scent. Looks like you might have, as you are well on your way (with the...
  71. Re: Does using lotion before applying fragrance affect it?

    The lotion, if it's unscented, should help longevity. I always wait a little bit (in the winter it doesn't take long) before applying, but don't know if it makes any difference. And Welcome to...
  72. Re: I just bought some samples on The Perfumed Court...before i buy a full bottle

    Nice lot of stuff! (by the way, welcome to Basenotes, relatively new member!)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday February 5th, 2011

    Now wearing deep dark animalic Neil Morris Midnight Tryst, in honor of the animalic SnS. Cinnamon, clove, french narcissus, gardenia, magnolia and rose, benzoin, patchouli, amber, vanilla, musk,...
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    Re: Today I Bought : - > February 2011

    Which is mid-to late eighties? If those boxes were used until 87... Thanks Mr. G!
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    Re: Today I Bought : - > February 2011

    Ooh good stuff C Rose! (love your taglines for this thread... brilliant!)
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    Re: vintage fashion!

    Very interesting topic. I LOVE vintage fashion but haven't been able to get it... or the requisite cast-iron undergarments to mold my body to, as knit_at_nite put it, that detailed construction....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday February 5th, 2011

    Sticking with head-safe scent today in Terre d'Hermes, a suggestion from another migraine-sufferer. The snow glare is what's causing 'em, so I'm also staying out of the glare.
  78. Re: Can I change the middle and base of a fragrance by adding essensial oil?

    I'd definitely NOT blend in the bottle, regardless... that way if you don't end up with something you like, you can at least sell the bottle.
  79. Re: I've been asked to stop wearing fragrance, what would you do?

    The fight's not your fault ASchell90. You did well, finding out it was you she was referring to. I wouldn't have bothered with that, myself, under the circumstances (and I get migraines so I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday January 5th, 2011

    But that's okay. It's Saturday in Dimi's world! (or part of the world)
  81. Re: The upgrade has caused the styles to break

    Looks good to me, Grant! Thanks! (but I soldiered on... as any good Basenotes member would!) :grin:
  82. Re: I've been asked to stop wearing fragrance, what would you do?

    First thought that occurs to me... you don't even know if it was YOU who created the "offensive" smell.

    Second: It's not as though someone with authority said anything.

    Third: You have not been...
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    Re: SotD Friday 4 February 2011

    Being out of synch for a good reason today. Since last night's L'Heure Bleue I've been in... L'Heure Bleue, this morning, and am in L'Heure Bleue now. This is becoming the absolutely PERFECT winter...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Feburary 4, 2010

    Since last night's L'Heure Bleue I've been in... L'Heure Bleue , this morning, and am in L'Heure Bleue now. This is becoming the absolutely PERFECT winter snowstorm scent for me. So very glad I...
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    Re: Today I Bought : - > February 2011

    Ditto that.
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    Re: Today I Bought : - > February 2011

    Don't know and don't care. It's opened now and smells wonderful. :grin:
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    Re: Today I Bought : - > February 2011

    Posted for the wrong month, then BN was "down..." so I'm reposting what I got in the mail today, one I'd been eyeing for quite a while: (and promptly unsealed and decanted a bit into atomizer):
    ...
  88. Re: Is it fine to have a closet full of colognes?

    Hi WeSmellGood! Welcome to Basenotes.

    Yup, you're in good company, a closet (dark and cool is best) is a good place.
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    Re: SotD Thursday February 3d, 2011

    RHM - sorry for your loss, Lilybelle is right, they don't make 'em like that generation.

    Happy Birthday Tott!

    Stayed home from work today w/headache apparently caused by neck/arm strain from...
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    Re: Amazing noses on basenotes:

    Pipsta, I think I know what you mean. That's a phase (it didn't last long) I went through when I started recognizing notes in scent. I don't know if there's anything wrong with it unless, as you (or...
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    Re: Fragrances as art:

    +1 cacio... and that's happened to all forms of art over time. Great observation!
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    Re: Amazing noses on basenotes:

    Nice thread liszt!

    It's really amazing how after you try many perfumes, you can begin to detect the notes, particularly if you read reviews and descriptions... you'll find a commonality and...
  93. Thread: Dry Lips!

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    Re: Dry Lips!

    I think G Man is on the right track... however, (somewhat tangentially) I discovered Burt's Bees Rescue Serum that is $18 for an oz. (I think it might have been here?) and use that morning and night...
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    (reposted in correct month thread)
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    Re: Why do people stereotype 'cheap' fragrances?

    It's really not all that bold, and it's easy enough I bet anybody with a fairly decent nose, a little knowledge about perfume notes and trends, and a good internet search tool could do the same. In...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 01 February 2011

    Ooh Mike... (or oh damn not another lemming coming on, I can't decide which!)
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    Re: Which fragrance has the most notes?

    I have it, and it is indeed complex! It (no joke) is really a good scent for days when you can't make up your mind what you'd like to wear for scent... the scent's progression is really interesting...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 01 February 2011

    Nice! (I have a teensy decant, not yet tried.) Ya know, there IS a good chance it WILL be cold in them there hills! :grin:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 01 February 2011

    This afternoon I'm in Fumerie Turque, inspired by a missive from Primrose and by someone else either here or on FB, I don't recall which. I'm happy because I thought I'd lost the little decant, and...
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    Re: Eye Cream help needed

    I recently gave up on the dedicated eye creams and started using Burts Bees Repair Serum With Attar of Rose, which is really an oil with vitamin E , A, and C, oils of rosehip seed, jojoba seed (and...
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