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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    This! :thumbsup:

    And l agree with Larimar that BWFs would fit in here, too. l think perhaps Fracas, or Tom Ford's Velvet Gardenia would work well.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Robin, have a wonderful vacation! Going somewhere nice?

    foxbins, l agree that Unforsaken is a better interpretation of the same idea. l just wish l could have smelled more ginger in it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    lt's been a very lazy day, & l'm finally scented in Jasminas perfume oil.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    :lolk: Thanks for the explanation Ryan, & thanks to everyone else for the chuckles!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Thanks, foxbins! :kiss:



    Their what?? :huh:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, tdem, Q, Jon & ExtremeK! :D

    Q, l also love that you included some rip rap in your gift to your friend! ;)

    My wearing of Aloha Tiare must have worked some sympathetic...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Yes, a little! lt's possibly more floral & feminine-leaning, though.

    Continuing to synch this evening in Montale's lntense Tiare, one of my all-time favourites. As well as tiare, this has vanilla,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    ln synch today with Aloha Tiare, & looking forward to two weeks off! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Darjeeling, feel better soon!

    Although it's cold & wet here, l just had to synch today in CSP's Aloha Tiare. With a burst of lime in the top, followed by tiare, frangipani & coconut, it was the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Congrats also on your milestone, RHM! :beer:

    l'm matching the autumnal weather with Stash this evening.
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    l tried Violets & Rainwater, & was very disappointed with it. The scent of creosote & patchouli, fading after just one hour to laundry musk.

    l would love to have tried Purple Love Smoke, but it...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday, RHM! :birthdays:
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    Re: That typical head shop incense smell...

    Yes! And if you want a perfume that smells like it, Nag Champa by Ava Luxe is the one to try.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    The cool, wet weather continues here, so l'm wearing Flower Market today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    foxbins, welcome home!

    ClockworkAlice, Happy Birthday to your mum! :birthdays:

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    After a proper soaking on the way home & a shower, l'm in Rose Jam for the evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's cold (for June), wet & grey here. l'm wearing Ashoka today.
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    Will do! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday, David! :birthdays:
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    l'm in the UK, & l often get compliments from co-workers & friends on my fragrances. lt usually tends to be people who've known me a long time, though. l don't know whether it's a cultural thing, but...
  21. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Same here. Why ruin them with cheap booze when they sound lovely on their own?
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    Re: A question for women

    :lolk: Me too!
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    No, indeed. Was the word "older" really necessary?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    For this Friday, l think anything with tiare, orchid, frangipani, jasmine or hibiscus would be perfect. This gives me a number of options to consider... :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

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

    Un Matin d'Orage EDT for my late shift today.
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    Thanks for posting this! l'll keep an eye out for these.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    As you mentioned that she has a preference for fresh florals, l'll recommend a couple of higher-end ones:

    Carnal Flower
    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

    These always feel...
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    Re: A question for women

    Tom Ford Black Orchid.

    l love Kouros on my partner.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    foxbins, sounds like the Koreans love their cheese almost as much as l do! :tongue: ln my opinion, there is no dish that cannot be improved by the addition of cheese.

    We're off...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    mike, Happy Anniversary to the two of you, & a Happy Birthday to Giancarlo! :beer::birthdays:

    Jon, good to see you coming over to the dark side! :evil:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday, dear tdem! :birthdays:

    We have a mixture of sunshine & showers here today. l'm wearing Jasmin T by Bruno Acampora, from my newly-acquired bottle of the EDP, bought...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l know, but it's so "me", l just had to have it! :cheesy:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Continuing to synch in the coconut-heavy (but with so much more going on!) Suntanglam this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Keeping up the coconut in Suntanglam this evening. :coolold:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    foxbins, l'm loving your travel reports, & looking forward to photos when you get the chance!

    l'm synched in Brasil Dream to defy the wet & gloomy weather we're having.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Never mind Cook.bot, l'll wear Brasil Dream on your behalf! ;) This cocktail is alcohol-free, but has plenty of pineapple & coconut. And it goes completely against the grain of the cool, rainy...
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    Thanks for the heads up! Putting this on my "must read" list.
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    Re: NEW: Note di Profumum - OSA-re!

    Update: l sampled this one last year & found it to be a really beautiful ylang ylang. l think it does for ylang what Carnal Flower did for tuberose, having a similarly cool, "florist's fridge" vibe,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    More roses with Sheer Stella today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Kotori, the Rose Jam body spray is the one l have, & it's super-strong! l only need 1-2 sprays max, & l can still smell it the next day.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Beautiful photo, PerfumedLady! :smiley:

    Trilby, hope your father-in-law is ok.

    Kotori, hope your week gets better!

    Q, good to see you pottering. :thumbsup:

    La Fumee fans, have you tried...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    Welcome to basenotes, Sweetsongbird!

    l recommend investigating Montale fragrances. ln my experience, they're consistently strong on projection & longevity.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Vintage Shalimar EDT for bedtime.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Hazel, ouch!! Hope your poor tootsie feels better soon.

    Spring Jasmine for my late shift today.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Glad everything got to you safely Benz3ne, enjoy! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Safe travels, ExtremeK! :vrolijk_26:

    Jasminas this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Morning all!

    Le Chevrefeuille today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    lt's cloudier but still warm here today. l'm wearing Monyette Paris, & we're off out for lunch & a few beers. :beer:
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    Sample of the Day - June 2019

    This month l've managed to start the thread on the 1st of the month, so l hope to see some of your impressions of what you're trying, folks! :smiley:

    l devoted all of my sampling time last month...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    foxbins, have a safe & happy trip!

    Having tidied the garden, l've showered & reached for Jasminas for this evening, but picked up my sample of Body Shop Chypre by mistake. :embarassed: lt's not...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    kewart, have you been watching Riviera? Nice features quite heavily in it, with some terrific scenic shots. Have a wonderful trip!

    lt's sunny & warm here, & l'm heading out into...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2019

    5 x Narciso

    4 x Jasminas

    3 x Narcisse Noir & Spring Jasmine

    2 x Mousse llluminee, Love Tuberose, Le Chevrefeuille, Soliflore Gardenia & Aubepine-Acacia

    1 x Fougere l'Aube, Eau de...
  54. Poll: Re: Which Chanel As A Gift? (Please Vote To Help Out)

    This was my thought as well. She sounds like a very free-spirited person with a clear sense of her individuality.

    lf l had to choose a Chanel, it would be Allure. lt's the only Chanel that seems...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Synching in Carnal Flower today.

    l see the BN Robot is in synch, too! ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    No offence taken here. Hope you'll be joining us in the thread more often! :smiley:



    :thumbsup:

    ln honour of Shycat l decided to go big or go home, with my favourite tuberose, Carnal Flower....
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    Re: Name names - More rhubarb please

    Byredo's La Tulipe has a prominent rhubarb note.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    Jasminas oil this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l think of ylang & narcissus as yellow florals.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    The package is on its way to you as of this morning. Thank you for being so patient, & sorry l hogged it for so long! :o
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    N.CAL, l found Aubepine-Acacia to be a pleasant spring floral, but wearing it to work yesterday, l barely noticed it after the first ninety minutes or so.

    A mixture of sunshine &...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l have quite a number of white flower fragrances, & several roses. l think you can choose between the two for this synch; you don't have to wear one that has both.

    l'll make my final choice on...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

    kewart, l posted my thoughts on Champs Lunaires in the Rogue Sample Pass thread. Suffice to say here though that although it dries down to a quite authentic gardenia, there's something off-putting in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Giving a second wearing to Aubepine-Acacia today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    ExtremeK, hope you get home safely soon, & that all is well when you get there!

    Soliflore Gardenia this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Giving a second wearing to Champs Lunaires today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th May, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    l have the day off, & we're getting some sunshine between the clouds here. After a lazy morning, we're off to the pub for lunch.

    l'm wearing Coco Blanc, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th May, 2019

    Re-testing Mousse llluminee & Derviche this evening, one on each arm.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    How wonderful to see all of your happy smiling faces! :smiley: Looks like a great time was had by all.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th May, 2019

    Morning all, & a Happy Birthday to all our celebrants! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:

    Une Rose for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Love Tuberose for my late shift today, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Healing wishes to your man, Hazel!

    And have a great time, Chicago meet-uppers! :vrolijk_26:

    Adding more Tabac Blond this evening, to finish my sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Layering Tabac Blond extrait with modern Narcisse Noir EDT for the synch today.
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    Feel better soon, Darjeeling & lne!

    l'm not in the habit of layering either, but l'll go with one combination l did discover that works for me: Narcisse Noir modern EDT & Tabac Blond extrait. The...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Seville a l'Aube for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    Happy Birthday, dear Sea Roses & gandhajala! :birthdays::birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Le Chevrefeuille for my late shift today.
  78. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Carnal Flower
    Un Matin d'Orage
    Tuberose Gardenia
    Narcisse Noir
    OSA by Note di Profumum
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

    Showered & switched to Jasminas oil for this evening.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Thank you! :o Glad you enjoyed it.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Aubepine-Acacia (although l keep wanting to call it Aubergine-Acacia :rolleyesold:):

    This has a bright, lemony top note, effervescent like sherbet, underlaid with green notes of galbanum & pine....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's a lovely sunny day here, but l'm due to have my annual appraisal tomorrow, so l need to do some preparation for it today.

    l'm twinned with N.CAL in Aubepine-Acacia, from a...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    No, l didn't get a conifer note, or any kind of woody note at all.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th May, 2019

    lne, feel better soon!

    We watched GoT tonight, & we found the ending very satisfying. l like that we couldn't have guessed how it ended, & l think everyone ended up where they should be.

    Sad...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Verveine Narcisse:

    The opening is sharp, aldehydic & green, with galbanum & an impression of lily of the valley. l don't get verbena here so much as violet leaf, although there is a grassy note a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th May, 2019

    This made me laugh out loud! ;) You know how l love to potter (& l'm glad it made you smile), but l'm a huge admirer of that rabid desire of yours for a physical project, Q. Looking forward to pics...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Beginning my days off with a nice lie-in & a morning of gentle pottering. l'm trying Verveine Narcisse by Creed, as part of the Rogue Sample Pass.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th May, 2019

    mike, that's one of my all time favourite movies! Healing vibes to your partner.

    Feeling tired after my late night & early morning, l'm wearing vintage Samsara EDT & looking forward to a couple of...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Un Matin d'Orage EDP for work today.
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    Sample of the Day - May 2019

    l only just realised that l never started the thread this month, sorry folks! :embarassed: ln my defence, l was distracted by family stuff, plus l've been participating in the Rogue Sample Pass, &...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

    tdem, that sounds amazing!

    l'm up late watching Eurovision even though l have to be up early in the morning. :cheesy: Wearing Jasminas oil again.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    Spring Jasmine for my late shift today.
  93. Re: Does transferring fragrances from bottles to atomizers do anything to the juice?

    l've never found that it changes the scent in any way, but like others here, l'd urge you to avoid plastic atomisers. l have had precious fragrances evaporate alarmingly quickly from these. The same...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    ExtremeK, your powers of prediction are awesome indeed! ;) Congrats on your purchase!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th May, 2019

    Thanks, Jon! :kiss: Today was hectic, but less miserable than the last couple of days have been, at least.

    l have indeed raised a glass this evening, & l'll be off to bed soon in Jasminas perfume...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th May, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's cloudy here today, & quite a bit cooler. l'm wearing Narciso for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th May, 2019

    Congrats dear foxbins on your milestone! :beer:

    Best wishes to Mr Q for a speedy recovery!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Bayrhum-Vetiver:

    l looked up some info on traditional bayrum fragrances, & apparently they are made using the West lndian Pimenta racemosa, a species unrelated to the bay laurel, Laurus nobilis. l...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th May, 2019

    Ugh. Another stressful day at work, but now l'm happy to be twinning with Hazel5 in Bayrhum-Vetiver this evening, for the Sample Pass.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Looks like l'm sitting this one out as well. l don't have any of the fragrances my mum wore, & l don't have ready access to anything my dad might wear. He's another who generally uses fragrance as an...
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