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    Re: i want to change my wardrobe icon

    Yay! I was holding my breath until Galamb & 30 Roses tried it out. :D
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    Re: i want to change my wardrobe icon

    To make a different wardrobe icon show up, I believe you also have to go to your profile settings, scroll down to the option labeled "Show Wardrobe in Posts," and make sure the selected option reads...
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    Re: Which perfume with rose and which with vanilla?

    For rose:

    Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has a Gun: Bulgarian rose, vanilla, patchouli
    Yves Rocher Rose Absolue
    Seconding Hauanani's rec of Gres Cabaret
    Seconding Chicken Freak's rec of...
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    Re: SotD Monday 18 January

    Kewart - thinking of you & your mom. Hugs to you.

    Wore Angelique Noire today, another favorite discovered through ubu. :kiss:
  5. Re: I want to try some more fig fragrances-- recommendations?

    Another one for me this year:

    Tokyo Milk Ex Libris: fig leaf, magnolia, cardamom, musk, with a nice review & fig comparison on EauMG.
  6. Thread: Mary Kay scents

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    Re: Mary Kay scents

    Cristobal will be perfect for a sweet, figgy gourmand. I think you'll really like it. :thumbsup:

    Is the Mary Kay Red Tea & Fig described as gourmand? Based on the name alone, I would also...
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    Re: SotD Friday 15 January

    Welcome, CavalierCanary! :vrolijk_26:

    Roberto, that Passion Boisée sounds delicious.

    I'm in Costume National 21 today... it's been my favorite scent this winter.

    :birthdays: And a belated...
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    Re: Hello!I'm searching the best vanilla scent

    For basic vanilla, I like i Profumi di Firenze Vaniglia del Madagascar, Yves Rocher Bourbon Vanille, Mistral Balinese Vanilla, and L'Aromarine Vanille.

    For vanilla with something extra:
    Antica...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 January

    Congratulations on the job, ubu! I can see you enjoying every minute of it. :)

    Following your lead in Parfumerie Generale - Aomassai... toasted hazelnuts & caramel.
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    Re: What perfume would a mistress wear?

    I'm sorry that my honest response to the question was labeled bubble-bursting, but my puzzlement here was simple & genuine. Allure has historically been part of the luxury of perfume-wearing for most...
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    Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

    Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in "Rosy"
    http://i46.tinypic.com/2nl78ro.jpg
    "Cream-to-powder, non-drying, oil-free"
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 January

    The Different Company, Bois d'Iris
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    Re: What perfume would a mistress wear?

    I'm not sure a mistress would wear anything different than any other independent woman
    who knows "her worth and desirability," or any other woman, period. :huh:
  14. Article links: "You Do Not Have Permission to Access This Page"

    Clicking a link in one of the recent Article threads brings up a message saying "You do not have permission to access this page." Kbe posted the full error message in the Flowerbomb/Oslo thread here....
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    Re: questions about new layout

    One of Grant's notes about the upgrade indicates that some of the images are not showing up, but it's something he's working on. I don't think he has everything the way he wants it yet, but he...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 24 December - Christmas Eve

    Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has a Gun: Bulgarian rose, vanilla, patchouli
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    Re: No Email notification of new Private Messages

    I'm not receiving email notifications, either.
  18. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    :thumbsup: One of my favorites. Last time I wore this on my fingernails, half a dozen customers asked what it was and where to find it (which is not why I like it so much, but it didn't hurt ;)).
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    Re: Recommendation alert: "white" musks

    Have you tried Bvlgari's Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc? It's soft & subtle & clean (but I don't get a soap/laundry vibe from it). I'd call it a palate-cleansing fragrance when you need a break from...
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    Re: Katie Puckrik on YouTube

    I started hearing about her reviews here about a year ago. She has some channel guides & playlists of her reviews at:
    http://www.youtube.com/KatiePuckrikSmells

    She's also a Basenoter. :)
  21. Re: The Miche bag with changeable outer shell. The ultimate purse?

    Interesting! I've considered those interior organizers that you can transfer to a different handbag, but this turns that idea inside out. :)
  22. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    OPI Fee Fi Fo Plum, and a blurry camera-phone photo:

    http://i48.tinypic.com/prcso.jpg
  23. Thread: Havana Vanille!

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    Re: Havana Vanille!

    Reading about that plastic-doll note could be like the Kiss of Death for me with Havana Vanille... something I wouldn't have noticed until it was pointed out to me. :undecided:
  24. Thread: Havana Vanille!

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    Re: Havana Vanille!

    Imagine all of the delivery trucks heading out in all different directions this week, like the Willy Wonka trucks with the golden tickets. :D
  25. Re: Is there a ten dollar word for this hobby/pursuit?

    Perfuminati
    Colognoscenti (do I get double points for that? :D)
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    Re: ****

    http://i49.tinypic.com/30lc70n.jpg
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    I don't know if this might be online-only, but Pacifica Perfumes is big on their earth-friendly, skin-friendly philosophy.

    They offer some beautiful gift sets with an assortment of their solid...
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    Re: ****

    http://i46.tinypic.com/6iyb68.jpg
  29. Re: Is there a ten dollar word for this hobby/pursuit?

    "Colognoisseur" is one that made it into the Urban Dictionary, credited to Basenoter Quarry. :)

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Colognoisseur
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    Re: S O T D Wednesday, December 9

    It was tongue-in-cheek, I think ;) ... although it'd be nice if the governor would just declare a snow-day or a two-hour late start for the whole state. :D Hundreds of schools & businesses are...
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    Re: S O T D Wednesday, December 9

    I read somewhere that Iowa is closed today due to inclement weather. :p Schools had an early out yesterday, and there's no school or work here today. Windchill advisory for -15 to -25°F (-26 to...
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    Re: ladies, need your help for my fiancee...

    So many great suggestions here -- and it sounds as though I need to seek out Ambre Gris!

    I'll add a couple of others to consider:

    Gaultier²: amber, musk, vanilla - can be very potent, and some...
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    Re: You hated it, everyone else liked it

    Musc Ravageur. I have another sample waiting for a second test, but I'm scared to try it again. ;)



    :grin: I was with ubu when she sniffed these. Priceless.
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 December

    L'Artisan Safran Troublant, from the Les Epices de la Passion set I picked up for a song during my Chicago visit with ubu. :)

    Red rose, saffron, vanilla, sandalwood.

    Good to see you again,...
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    Re: Are you secretive about scents when asked?

    If anyone would ever ask (around here, they don't), I would have a response similar to Griff's:



    My luck, I'll be wearing Possets' Gingerbread Whorehouse at the time. :D
  36. Re: You gotta see this: New decant atomizer made easy to fill: Flospain (1:26-min. VI

    Just saw the Flo atomizers in the Uncommon Goods catalog and thought they looked familiar....

    http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?itemId=18420

    Black or silver, for $16. (I just posted...
  37. Re: Very cool atomisers ~ FLO & Travalo! Anyone used these?

    Just saw the Flo atomizers in the Uncommon Goods catalog and thought they looked familiar....

    http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?itemId=18420

    (Their demo clip is the same as the YouTube...
  38. Thread: The Kiss of Death

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    Re: The Kiss of Death

    A couple of winters ago, I made the mistake of wearing an old favorite vanilla gourmand scent side-by-side with my new favorite, Spiritueuse Double Vanille. Something about the comparison made me...
  39. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    I'm late to the party today, and every post in this thread has made me spin around with indecision. Ambre Narguilé. No, Aomassai. No, Piment et Chocolat. Wait, Gingerbread Whorehouse! Safran...
  40. Re: Pralines vs. Pralines — different for Europeans and Americans

    I always think of pralines as sugared/carmelized pecans garnishing other desserts such as cakes, cookies, & ice cream.



    I wonder... Rose Praline sounded like it was tailor-made for this...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 5 December

    Oh, two of my favorites from DSH! Piment et Chocolat was one of my first Basenotes-inspired purchases. I think that will be my SotE now. :)
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    Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

    That Green Grape is pretty, too! The Essie set looks perfect for a Florida Christmas. :)

    MILF is an acronym for a vulgar phrase (Wikipedia page)... I had to roll my eyes at some of Illamasqua's...
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    Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

    I was debating between Rampage & Muse (dark teal). I bought Muse, but the green is calling me, too. :o

    For anyone who's interested: Illamasqua's colors.
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    Re: SotD Monday 30 November

    Wearing Parfums de Nicolaï Fig-Tea.

    Big hugs to Jasper and everyone else having a rough time of it....
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    Re: SotD Saturday 28 November

    :birthdays: Happy birthday to our little Kumquat! :birthdays:

    http://i47.tinypic.com/1zzhp90.jpg

    Wearing Daim Blond today.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 25 November

    Does that horrible teacher not know how dangerous we mama bears are??

    http://i46.tinypic.com/2ljtjzr.jpg

    I'm really looking forward to hearing the reports after Small switches schools. :)
    ...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 24 November

    It was another day in Lady Vengeance - rose, patchouli, and vanilla.
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    Re: Seattle Ulta Manager: No Note-Taking Allowed

    The blogger wrote a follow-up:

    Ultimate Showdown at Ulta, Part Two

    It does seem to be the case of one person on a power trip, whose behavior was to be "addressed" at an Ulta team meeting. The...
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    Re: Guerlain Allegories

    I like Mandarine Basilic, which is a juicy citrus, perfect for warm weather. There are/were also a series of Aroma Allégoria fragrances... I have Vitalisant, which I enjoy wearing in the summer:
    ...
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    Re: funny perfume-related incident...

    Very interesting! I like the mental picture of No. 5 among their scientific gear, too. :D

    From the San Diego zoo:
    A tiger and two clouded leopards love to roll around in perfume. The...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 22 November

    Lady Vengeance today.

    Quarry - I heard through the grapevine that Chérie Boutique in MN is selling Nanadebary Green for 40% off in their moving sale. It doesn't sell as well for them as Pink &...
  52. Thread: Scented Erasers

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    Re: Scented Erasers

    I remember those erasers. :) I wonder if Gaultier² would strike you with a similarity. It's amber, musk, and vanilla, but the reviews talk about sweet, salty, and grape-bubblegum impressions. I...
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    Re: dark, jammy fruits/wine for fall?

    I was in a rush earlier, but "stewed" is exactly the word I was looking for to add to my description. Brandied, fermented, etc. :D When I think of berry/ice-cream scents, I think of something...
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    Re: dark, jammy fruits/wine for fall?

    In Black by J. del Pozo:

    Top notes: black cherry, black pepper, pink grapefruit;
    Heart notes: rose, jasmine, black lily, violet, licorice;
    Base notes: Madagascar vanilla, softwood, Moroccan...
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    Re: Are You a Hoarder?

    I've been feeling the same way. I buy too much perfume, wear too little of it, and start to feel anxious when I think about which ones to get rid of, as though I might regret letting go of anything....
  56. Re: please help me find a fragrance that doesn't offend my husband..

    Welcome, tinyturtle!

    Ambre Narguile is one of my favorites... good choice. :) I also like Tobacco Vanille, but right now, my boozy/smoky vanilla craving is met by Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double...
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    Re: SotD Monday 16 November

    Vaniglia del Madagascar by I Profumi di Firenze
  58. Thread: Coffee cup icon

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    Re: Coffee cup icon

    Grant held a Mad Tea Party about a year and half ago:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=209584

    I don't know if he's still serving the occasional cup now & then when asked.... :)
  59. Re: What COLORS do you see when you WEAR Platinum Egoiste? Or anything?

    I don't see colors with perfume very much - color association happens more when I play music.

    There was a really interesting thread on the topic of synesthesia & scent a few months ago:...
  60. Re: News from Sweden: co-worker attacked over perfume

    I think almost any perfume can be Too Much if it falls into the wrong over-zealous hands. :p But I agree that there were probably other points of friction between these two.
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    Re: Reviews not showing up on Frag page

    I don't know if this is the same issue, but when I look at the main reviews page at the section that lists "Members with the Most Reviews," the number next to a member's name does not match the...
  62. Thread: Dillema

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    Re: Dillema

    Welcome, Trapjaw! :wave:

    I think the lack of more response shows that these are difficult recommendations to make, to suggest a blind buy with not much to go on. :) Even if you're frustrated with...
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    Re: Seattle Ulta Manager: No Note-Taking Allowed

    WANT!

    I'm always writing abbreviated reminders on the back of my hand.
    It's really the only sure-fire way I'll remember "to do" some things.
    And it would have come in handy during my...
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    Re: Seattle Ulta Manager: No Note-Taking Allowed

    One of the Consumerist commenters suggested organizing a flash mob or having
    Improv Everywhere go on a mission at the Seattle Ulta with notepads and pens. :)



    My impression is that this...
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    Re: Seattle Ulta Manager: No Note-Taking Allowed

    The story makes a person feel ornery, doesn't it! :p
  66. Thread: Elegant scents?

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    Re: Elegant scents?

    Welcome, Infusion - great question!

    Of the ones I own:

    28 La Pausa
    Cristalle
    Daim Blond
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    Seattle Ulta Manager: No Note-Taking Allowed

    This is one side of a shopping experience told from the point of view of the customer, a beauty-product reviewer:

    Via Consumerist:
    Ulta Manager: "Take Your Pen To Your Car, You're Not Allowed To...
  68. Thread: Posting photos

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    Re: Posting photos

    Hi, auee - This would be one way with Tinypic:

    If it's a photo on the web, copy the full address of the pic you want to use.
    Go to http://tinypic.com.
    Under File Type, choose URL. Above that,...
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    Re: Cheap and effective atomizer storage

    I've seen them at sporting goods stores - Scheels & Cabelas. The same boxes are available online from a few different sites. The ones I have are MTM Case Gard, J-20 Series, size medium, in "smoke."...
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    Re: Cheap and effective atomizer storage

    Those look great, AE! I'm envious of that piece of sheet metal you found.



    This is why I'm partial to those translucent ammo boxes... There are larger cases that hold dozens of samples, but I...
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    Re: November 09 purchases

    I almost bid on that bottle of Aomassai on eBay yesterday, but I still have plenty here. (Look at me, the model of restraint... ha!) But then I took advantage of BeautyHabit's 20% discount & bought...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 8 November

    :birthdays: Happy Birthday, Exquisitely Me! :birthdays:

    I think it'll be the cozy Néonatura Cocoon today.

    Sending a virtual Get Well balloon bouquet to ubu's house. :wave:
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    Re: SotD Saturday 7 November

    I hope M. gets through the flu without feeling too miserable, ubu! :(

    Safe travels & happy trails to EM & Twolf. :wave:

    I have some samples to get to... not sure what it'll be today.
  74. Re: Thomas Jefferson Handgun Edition of Avon Deep Woods.

    In other words, you bit the bullet?
  75. Re: Thomas Jefferson Handgun Edition of Avon Deep Woods.

    And why would you go off half-cocked and buy it blind like that? ;)

    Will be curious to hear how it turns out for you!
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    Re: Help with Cherry Blossom

    If you are able to find L'Occitane products, they have a Cherry Blossom fragrance as well, £34.00 for 100ml. It's also available on their UK website.
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    Re: Couldn't resist showing you this:

    It is a fascinating listing... I'm a sucker for these kinds of stories! But I remember seeing this exact listing & story on eBay several months ago, so now I'm even more curious if it never sold, if...
  78. Re: Mariah Carey pimps & bimboes her "par-foom" (1-min. VIDEO)

    She was on Larry King this evening as well. Is her perfume release the main reason for this media blitz, or is there some other reason she's making the rounds?

    Nevermind. I just remembered I...
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    Re: Tattoos - The Permanent Mullet?

    No need to apologize. ;) I was trying to keep my post neutral, but that style definitely does not appeal to me, in either example!

    On topic: I have some ink, but I'm not going to spill. :p
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    Re: Tattoos - The Permanent Mullet?

    Such an extreme example, Dimitri! At least give the mullet a fighting chance: :D

    http://i35.tinypic.com/2cpt4ew.jpg
  81. Re: Mariah Carey pimps & bimboes her "par-foom" (1-min. VIDEO)

    Oh, good grief! http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/remake/shok.gif

    I try not to judge a perfume by its "packaging," but she makes it very difficult. "Darling, I get very involved in the...
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    Re: Your Own Personal Wardrobes

    I can understand the reasoning for putting currently-owned samples/decants under To Test and putting desired samples/decants/full-bottles under WishList, with perhaps a note indicating which ones are...
  83. Re: Scents that smell like 1) Plywood / lumber at Home Depot, 2) Pine Christmas tree

    For the Christmas pine, possibly Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice:
    Top Notes: Fir Trees
    Middle Notes: Scotch Pine, Balsam
    Base Notes: Somalian Incense, Sugar and Vanilla.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 1 November -09

    Today, I wore Guess by Marciano:
    Top Notes: Star Fruit, Curacao Oranges, Grapefruit, Cardamom
    Middle Notes: Peony, Pink Honeysuckle, Crystal Jasmine Blossom
    Base Notes: Raw Wood, Vanilla, Musk,...
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    Re: Your Own Personal Wardrobes

    Master-Classter, there used to be a feature where one could see who else had a certain fragrance on his/her wishlist, or if someone had it available to swap. Don't know if it's a feature that will...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 31 October

    Serge Lutens Chergui for a sunny autumn day.
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    Re: Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods

    I tried it last weekend, and it has the feel of the type of thing I usually go for... sweet, woody, a little bit of musk. Advocate's mishmash choices are a pretty good approximation of TW. Given...
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    Re: S o t D: Friday, October 30, 2009

    Aomassai, for ubuandibeme's birthday. :)
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    Re: SotD Friday 30 October

    http://i36.tinypic.com/14261wh.jpg

    :birthdays: I hope you have a fabulous celebration weekend with your family! :birthdays:

    So many of my favorite perfumes are associated with Ubu... decisions,...
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    Re: What would you wear for the eternity?

    If Saint Peter is making me choose JUST ONE FOR ALL ETERNITY, it sounds as though he's sending me in the other direction. :D

    My current choice: Aomassai.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, October 28

    :birthdays: Happy birthday, Lessa! :birthdays: My true dream house would be a converted stone barn....
    I used to pore over some beautiful examples in home design magazines. Best of luck!

    Hugs...
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    Re: e-Bay access blocked for Canada

    Hi, martin - I sent you a PM. :)
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 October

    Very cute! http://www.smilies-and-more.de/pics/smilies/horror/038.gif

    I hope those stencils work out, ubu! I'm not feeling as ambitious about carving a pumpkin as I was a couple of years ago;...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 October

    Daim Blond.

    For you pumpkin-carvers: Iowa's Des Moines Register has dozens of online pumpkin-carving stencils
    for printing, including some of the creatures from Where the Wild Things Are:
    ...
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    Re: The most masculine Serge Lutens

    It's interesting how different our impressions can be. When I wear Chergui, there's something about it that makes me feel as though I'm stealing a boyfriend's cologne. ;)
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    Re: S o t D October 25, Sunday

    Sorry to hear about your friend, potiron. :( Wishing the best possible outcomes.

    I went in search of some recent curiosities today. Our closest Macy's did not have Viktor & Rolf's Eau Mega. ...
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    Re: Fragrantica -- bottles organized by color

    Thank you, goldiloks. :) The answer list is in the 2nd post on the Purple Contest thread.
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    Re: My impression of Korous YSL put into picture

    On the shoulder... do I even want to ask how? :eek:
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    Re: S O T D Friday 23 October 2009

    Big hugs to you, Sunnyfunny. :(

    Tonight, I'm wearing Parfumerie Generale's Coze. It's sweet & tame, which is not quite what I was expecting from the reviews, but it's nice.

    :birthdays: Happy...
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    Re: Today I Bought... October '09 Puchases!

    Meant to thank you above for spotting it for me in the first place... It'll layer so nicely over that Arancia shower milk, and I would've missed it without you! :kiss:
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