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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    Despite the chilly mornings, we're still getting some lovely warm sunny days here. Matching the summery mood with Ensoleille Moi for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Glad you're enjoying it! :thumbsup: l got into Heart when they made their comeback in the eighties. l was doing my nurse training at the time, & l was a proper little hippie rock chick. l bought all...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Thanks, ClockworkAlice & tdem! :kiss:

    l've had a productive day getting stuff done, made all the more enjoyable by playing loud music to keep me going. l think Heart's first two albums, Dreamboat...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2019

    Jasmins Marzipane by Lancome:

    This opens with a jasmine that contains a large dose of inky indole, swiftly joined by a sweet almond note. Over the first fifteen minutes, the jasmine calms down, &...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

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

    l have a day off, the sun is shining, & l'm trying my sample of Jasmins Marzipane by Lancome today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Loving your work, Q. :thumbsup:

    Bronze Goddess this evening. Although this is pegged as a beachy fragrance, l find the woods in this one well suited to autumnal weather.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

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

    Cooler & cloudier here this morning. l'm off to work in Narciso.
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    Re: Brits, unusually warm still for September

    lt's not that unusual for it to still be warm in September. Keep it going for as long as possible, l say. There'll be plenty of time for the "big guns" when we're all freezing our bits off. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday to freewheelin' & ZC! :birthdays::birthdays:

    l have a day off, & it's gloriously sunny & warm! :D We're off out for lunch & beers soon, & l'm wearing Suntanglam.
  10. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    :lolk:

    l've only bought two bottles since June. My buying has slowed down a lot in recent years, & l'm another who finds that decants often scratch that itch quite nicely.
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    Re: Looking back....

    My first was probably Carnal Flower, but around the same time there was a couple of Montales, & Creed's Virgin lsland Water.

    My most expensive bottles to date though were Stoned by Solange...
  12. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    ELd'O's Like This has ginger along with immortelle & pumpkin. A perfect autumn fragrance.

    Origins' Ginger Essence is a lighter, more sheer take on this note.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    lt's been a much better day at work, & we're getting a little bit more summer here now. :coolold:

    l'm wearing Woo this evening, from my almost-finished sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    Yesterday's shift was crazy at work - possibly because of the full moon? - but l'm hoping for a better one today. Elevating my mood with Jasmin Full.
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    Korres do a gorgeous & very reasonably priced Fig body cream.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    The saying about Friday the 13th is that it's unlucky for some (not all!), & you could say that about any day of the year, so l don't pay it much attention.

    l'll be synching today...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    As a large part of Trinidad is jungle, l've gone with Jungle Jezebel by Sarah Baker Perfumes, from a sample. This one still isn't in the Directory, even though l submitted it a good six months ago....
  18. Re: A question for those who have worn and wear Mousse Illuminee

    "Mousse" is simply the French word for moss. Nothing syrupy about it.



    A perfect description of this scent. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Your philosophy: smell like, or smell

    This.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    Ryan, Happy Anniversary to you & your beloved! :beer:

    Erin, good to see you! :vrolijk_26:

    Shalimar again this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    Passage d'Enfer for me today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Q, your poor sweetie! Hope he's not too sore.

    l'm in Shalimar this evening, vintage EDT. Another bottle that l'm close to finishing.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    Have a wonderful trip, kewart!

    Draining my sample of Fiori di Capri for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Sahara Noir again this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday to shades & Lian! :birthdays::birthdays:

    The morning fog has burned off, & it's a lovely sunny day here. l'm wearing Fiori di Capri, from a sample, for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th September, 2019

    Just what l was thinking. ;)

    No need for a hose here Jon, we've had some very heavy rain here this evening. l tried to send it your way.

    Sahara Noir this evening.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2019

    Fleur de Lalita by Dusita:

    A fresh white floral fragrance, mostly tuberose & jasmine, with a touch of green in the opening rather like sweet violets. This has a moist, humid & tropical feel, & it...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    l have a day off, it's grey & rainy & l'm planning to catch up on some housework. Trying my sample of Dusita's Fleur de Lalita today, which is adding a welcome tropical floral vibe to...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thanks, N.CAL! :smiley:
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    Why would anyone want a perfume that does that?? :rolleyesold:;)
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    For me there's a difference between a comfort scent & an uplifting scent.

    Comfort scents soothe & calm the mind; for me that's usually sandalwood or amber. Samsara is a favourite for this purpose....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    Thanks Ebenas & ClockworkAlice! :smiley:

    Topping up the roses with Rose Jam this evening. This bottle will last me for many years, it's so potent l only ever need one spray!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    Finally finished my bottle of Sheer Stella on this glorious sunny day. :smiley:
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Finally finished my 100ml bottle of Sheer Stella, the 2008 version. lt only took me 11 years! l've enjoyed this one, but love original Stella more, so l may repurchase that one at some point.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

    Woo by House of Matriarch this evening, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

    :lolk: l love Beaker!!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Thanks N.CAL, & thanks again for letting us try these! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday sjg! :birthdays:

    Sheer Stella again for work today, & it's almost gone...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    The package is on its way to yellowtone as of this morning. Fingers crossed that this one arrives intact!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    l've been getting a few early nights recently too, & it certainly feels good to get more sleep. The cooler nights help as well.

    lt's been raining here & it feels quite chilly...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

    The nights are getting colder here, so l've reached for the cosy comfort of L'Ombre Fauve this evening.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    All fine here. What's bothering me more is that Yahoo has been out all day, & l can't access my emails. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!! :angry:
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Angelique Encens by Creed:

    For me the first ten minutes are piercingly sharp. The impression is of aldehydes, but perhaps it's the angelica. l've only ever smelled the candied variety used for...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday dear sophi, Xronia Polla! :birthdays:

    l have a day off, the sun is shining, & l might do a bit more gardening later. This morning l've finally got around to trying...
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    Re: "Funny" or "Amusing" pictures thread

    l don't see why not. The Basenotes Lounge is probably the right place for it.
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    Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    l think we have to be honest about the fact that opinions are subjective, & l try to avoid being swayed by the opinions of others. lf l don't like a fragrance, l'm not going to give it a positive, no...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversaries to foxbins & knit! :beer:

    After a bit of rain, it's sunny & breezy here. l'm wearing Sheer Stella again, & there's maybe one or two wears left in this bottle.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Same here.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    lne, Happy Birthday to your mum! :birthdays:

    Loving all the "perfume-themed decorating" talk here, too! We need pics when it's done, people.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's cloudy here (again), & l'm wearing Sheer Stella (again).
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd September, 2019

    Exactly what l was going to say! :thumbsup:

    Happy Labor Day to our friends across the pond!

    What started out as a beautiful sunny day has turned murky & gloomy here. Brightening the gloom with...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd September, 2019

    Morning all!

    Sheer Stella again today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    Thanks caz, Q, HoP & CuddleCat! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    Thanks, foxbins! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    Thanks lne, tdem, Hazel, PerfumedLady & easyfish! :smiley:

    The game didn't go so well for us today, but we had a good laugh at the pub karaoke & came home feeling a little squiffy. l'd call that a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    Thanks, kewart!

    Monyette Paris for me today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    Thank you, dear Jon! That cupcake was delicious. :tongue:
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    Re: New member want advice

    Ok, in that case l'll recommend Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker, an amazingly high quality cheapie that gets a lot of love around here. lt's rich with sandalwood & perfect for autumn.

    And l'll throw...
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    Re: New member want advice

    Hi leilee, welcome to basenotes! :smiley:

    Are there particular notes you want to explore? Do you have a budget to stick to? More information would help with recommendations.
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    Sample of the Day - September 2019

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

    l have one more from the Rogue Sample Pass to try, & then l'll be back here to report on my own...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    Thanks, Jon! :D Mr teardrop is still smiling after Rangers made it through to the Europa League the other day, & a win today would be the icing on the cake.

    Thanks N.CAL for the anniversary...
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    Re: Most worn in August 2019

    5 x Sheer Stella

    3 x Hawaiian White Ginger & Narciso

    2 x Seville a l'Aube, Woo, Tuberose Diabolique, Crystal Flowers, VIW & Allure

    1 x Terra Mia, Nag Champa, lntense Tiare, Fiori di Capri,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 31st August, 2019

    After a lazy morning & an afternoon of pottering, l'm finally scented in Sheer Stella again.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th August, 2019

    Joining in with wine o'clock & wearing Sheer Stella again this evening. Must. Finish. That. Bottle. :beer: (That's the wine & the perfume ;))
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    Re: How often do you try something new

    l pretty much always have a supply of untried samples waiting in the queue. But l'm very strict about sampling: l only try one at a time, always on skin, & only when l have a day off to myself to pay...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th August, 2019

    Morning all, & TGIF! :D

    Synching in Avon's Hawaiian White Ginger today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    For ZC's day l'm wearing my one & only Avon fragrance, Hawaiian White Ginger, launched in 1965. l had a solid stick version of this way back in the early 70s, & the cologne mist l got from ebay is...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th August, 2019

    :grin:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th August, 2019

    Thanks, Shycat! :) Somehow l survived, but l wouldn't want to repeat a day like today too often.

    And yes, that is a bummer, when someone you love loves a fragrance you hate. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th August, 2019

    ClockworkAlice, actually it's been 11 years! ;) l bought it the same year that l discovered basenotes, although it was another 2 years before l actually joined. l still remember the sunny summer day...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Sheer Stella today. l'm close to finishing this bottle, & l need to do it soon, because the top notes are not as fresh as they were. l've had this 2008 version since it launched, so...
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    Re: Skankiest Of Them All ?

    Yep. lt's vile. l usually enjoy a bit of skank, but this is just too much!
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    Re: Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    Thanks, Grant. l got a captcha thingy when sending a PM a day or two ago, & l'm using Chrome on a laptop. Haven't had to edit a post recently so haven't experienced it happening there yet.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    We've had a little rain overnight, & it's cooler here today. l'm wearing Greek Keys for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th August, 2019

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, don't work too hard! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    l'm on the late shift today, but feeling a little smug because l've already been out & mowed the lawn this morning. ;) lt was good to get it done before the sun gets too hot.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    Showered & scented in Philosykos for this balmy evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    Happy Birthday, dear Cook.bot! :birthdays:

    lt's the hottest August Bank Holiday on record here, & l just melted walking home from work. Once l've cooled off, l'm planning to do a bit of gardening,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt looks like being another warm, sunny day here. l'm off to work in Mediterraneo by Carthusia, the last of my sample.
  80. Re: What do you spray on the sheets before bedtime

    l spray the top edge of the duvet cover, so that it's right under my nose as l'm falling asleep. l only do this every few days, as the scent lasts a long time on fabric.

    My favourites for this...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th August, 2019

    Morning all!



    Same here. :coolold:

    We're having breakfast at home this morning before watching the Rangers game, & we''ll be heading out afterwards for a few beers. Thinking of sending out...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Thanks, cestrum! :smiley:
  83. Re: What's the correct way to pronounce "Knize"?

    And me. ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Huh. l got distracted by the presence of Princess Diana in that pic. :undecided:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Shycat, so sorry to hear your sad news, but glad to hear she went so peacefully & surrounded by love.

    Jon, l love that cat gif! :D

    Despite an early night last night, l still felt tired at work...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Sheer Stella for work today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Wind Song?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Oh man, l should have got this one! :rolleyesold:
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    Well, that's a relief. :rolleyesold:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Nope, no idea. :embarassed:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    lne, that'll be Datura Noir, then!

    PerfumedLady, that looks blissful. Thanks for the pics!

    Feeling very tired this evening, but l still have to get up for work tomorrow morning. Participating...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt looks like summer is returning. :coolold: l'm synched in Seville a l'Aube today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Nailed it! That's what l'm going with, then. :dankk2:



    Correct! And yes, l would have gone with Sheer Stella. ;)
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    Re: Dark-ish/Gourmand-ish Fig Fragrances

    Ashoka by Neela Vermiere.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Couldn't resist joining in after all, & l've narrowed my choice down to two. Whichever gets guessed first before the morning will be my SOTD, so here's my two one-liners:

    1. Rock star's daughter...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Jasmin Full for my late shift today.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Why on earth not? Be proud of what you love! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

    Welcome back, Hazel! :vrolijk_26: Got any pics?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Avignon?
  100. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Oh man, this is bad news. Looks like listing in the "Collectibles" category is the way to go.

    And l always search "All" anyway when looking for fragrances, so it should still be easy to find...
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