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    Sticky: Re: Benvenuti a Milano (read first)

    Hi Grant. Hi everyone. I was there today with some friends. I'll post some stuff when we get home. Having a good time in Milano!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    Hello everyone. I hope that you are all well. Just to let you know that we are off to Milan to Exsence. I will try to bring you some nice stories and some news.

    So, to Edinburgh for dinner and a...
  3. Re: Competition : Win a David Jourquin candle from Scent City

    London for me too! London is style city, glamour city, culture city, and these days, scent city!
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    Re: Best Candles Ever

    Currently really enjoying Apothia candles (might have said this before). Great design means that they look good and they have really good fragrances too. Particularly enjoying "Soul" and "Velvet...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    These pictures and the discussion about undergarments and the impact on the fashion sillhouette of the time is really fascinating. Loved it. Thanks girls.

    So, I I'm late but I was at a funeral on...
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    This is a wonderful thread. Thanks Kumquat and all contributors.
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    Is Vero Kern going to be there? I don't see her on the list of exhibitors either...?
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    I'm going too! :cheesy: I've wanted to come over to Esxence for ages! Two of my friends were there a couple of years ago but I couldn't go at that time.

    I'm probably well behind you, Iodine and...
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    Re: A self promoting thread

    Hi again. Yes, I did enjoy it more with a generous application. On my first wearing I found the fragrance to be lovely, and/but very discreet. My second wearing I wanted more. I wanted it to blossom...
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    Re: A self promoting thread

    Thanks deadidol. I was really interested to hear all of that, and thanks too for addressing the climate question. I agree about the copy, no barfs here either, and it looks great!
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    Re: A self promoting thread

    Hi everyone, here are some thoughts, posted as a review;

    A beautiful hermaphrodite.


    To me, Timothy Han's debut fragrance is all about geranium. It's never sweet and it's not too aromatic as...
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    Re: Smoothest Oud (smoud)

    Smoud, :wink:.

    A couple that might be more accessible are YSL M7 Oud Absolu. It's not THAT oudy, it's more smoudy :smiley:. Very, very smooth, rich and resinous with a warm, comforting hue.
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    Re: Not Properly Dressed?

    Don't worry. You are not alone! Mind you, I am as unlikely to go out of the house without fragrance as I would be to go out without my contact lenses or my underwear. In fact I am unlikely to be IN...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Hi Betsy. Another one to swell today's ranks. I have a couple of options, but first;

    Roja Dove Perfumes. Well, I am intrigued, and I have heard some wonderful things, and usually that would lead...
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    Re: Latest News page

    I just popped in here to say that (notwithstanding the points above, which are all relevant) that the Articles and News pages are actually looking great these days and there is some really good stuff...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi Zephyr, go to the person's profile page. Click "feedback" then click "leave feedback for...(whoever) ."
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi everyone. Well this is a bummer and please do take heed UK. kitsch got her samples in one day but psebi101's parcel didn't arrive at all, despite being in original packaging, boxed securely and...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12th March 2015

    Happy Birthday ExtremeK. Many Happy returns.

    Acqua de Genova Cologne then Chergui yesterday, both of which I really enjoyed. Today I am trying another of the Explosions D'Emotions series by...
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    Re: A self promoting thread

    Congratulations. What nice news! The fragrance sounds wonderful. Geranium, basil, lemon, nutmeg, clove, patchouli, labdanum, oakmoss, vetiver, cedar. I am really looking forward to trying it! By the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th March 2015

    Hello everyone. I hope that you are all OK? Sunny here but fancied amber, so L'Artisan's L'eau D'Ambre Extreme for me today.




    You smell beautiful Asha. I have this one. I find it to be a...
  21. Thread: Orange, but...

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    Re: Orange, but...

    Orange Sanguine as other have said.

    Heeley Oranges and Lemons say the Bells of St Clements.

    Ramon Monegal Entre Naranjos has a terrific opening but beware it does have amber.
  22. Re: Rancé soaps and scents; do you know these?

    Oh duh! I misread your post. I see now that you have tried some of the soaps and you are asking about the fragrances. Sorry kumquat. I must try these soaps......
  23. Re: Rancé soaps and scents; do you know these?

    Thanks kumquat. I have been wondering about these soaps for a long time. I hope someone knows about them. I do fancy them but they come in such big boxes that I've been reluctant to order any without...
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    Re: Dior Gris Montaigne: A beautiful chypre

    That sounds wonderful tensor9. Thanks for the tip. I definitely want to try this. Is it a chypre? I didn't realise that. It sounds like the rose may not be disimilar to the rose in the heart of it's...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Hi everyone. I am synching in the original Armani for women. It was launched in the early eighties and I wore it then. I was without it for many years till I managed to get a full and unused bottle...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th February 2015

    Hi everyone. I meant to post yestrday that I had put up some Sophie Chabaud samples on the rehoming thread if anyone is interested, but I posted it on the wrong thread! It's my age.

    For the synch...
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    Re: TK Maxx new stock

    Yes Donna. We had Miller Harris items up here too. I got Bois D'Iris shower gel and a Geranium Bourbon candle. Happy days!
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    Re: TK Maxx new stock

    A couple of days ago I got L'Artisan's Fou D'Absinthe which I have wanted for ages. They had several Mure et Musk and Premier Figuer too. They had a couple of Penhaligon's but not much but I did get...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    You are welcome kitsch! PM me your details.
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    Re: All male office

    Eh? Why?
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi psebi101. The Masaki Matsushima is yours. But yes we will give someone else a chance at the samples. PM me your details when you can.
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    I posted some more stuff. Requests on the women's thread only please. Don't want to confuse matters.......
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th February 2015

    Hi everyone. Juts a wee heads up that I posted a collection of Sophie Chabuad samples on the giveaway in case anyone in the UK might be interested.

    SOTD is Penhaligon's Elixir. Mike I am looking...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Collection of Sophie Chabaud samples.

    Chic et Boheme
    Fleur de Fifguer
    Vintage
    Mysterious Oud
    Etoile de Lune
    Vert D'Eau
    Innocente Fragilite
    Eau Ambree
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    UK only.

    Masaki Matsushima M;0°C

    80ml bottle, only few sprays used. A modern synthetic in a great bottle. Good for a new collector? Or anyone.

    Claimed by psebi101.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    UK only. Four beautiful Etro samples. (Postal regs. can only post post four bottles at a time, even teeny ones :sad: )

    Dianthus
    Vicolo Fiori
    Patchouli
    Etra Etro
  37. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread: January - May 2015

    Coeur de Vetiver Sacre goes to daioc. I'll continue on the women's thread. Thank you for your attention. ​
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi daioc. If you have a UK address it's yours! PM me.
  39. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread: January - May 2015

    Hi everyone. I have some giveaways coming up as long as Fur/everyone is OK with the first issue;

    * I wish we had one area to do it but we don't so I'm going to post them on the women's thread, so...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi everyone. I have some giveaways coming up as long as Fur/everyone is OK with the first issue;

    * I wish we had one area to do it but we don't so I'm going to post them on the women's thread. If...
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    Re: In search of a lost perfume, HELP

    About thirty five years ago would take us to 1980 or thereabouts. Do you think that the fragrance was from the late seventies/around 1980? Or was it older? Would there be any way of knowing? That...
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    Re: Jules - old and new

    That is where my friend got his.
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    Re: Jules - old and new

    A friend gave me a little sample recently and I have just sprayed it. Yes, it has a very lovely and exceptionally cool opening, very herbal. I think that it is the Artemisia and Lavender which gives...
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    *gasp*
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    Re: Help finding a different scent.

    Hello clamnole. Welcome aboard! I think that you have found your fragrant home here. I just wanted to say that the list above provided by Foetidus is wonderfully concise, with examples of beautiful...
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    Vintage Kourous. I would buy a bottle just for the occasional sniff. :smiley:
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    Re: Best single-note gourmand?

    Another for Molinard Vanille.

    Also, if you can see past the feminine marketing, try Prada Candy? Honestly. It's great. It's a benzoin bomb. It comes off as a kind of woody caramel. It's a far more...
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    Re: A cool story about a kind BN member

    Yes let's. Honestly been meaning to do something for ages. Will get started......
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    Re: A cool story about a kind BN member

    Hee hee! No it's not me. I can't take the credit, but l recognise who it is too, and she will find that funny. I'm sure you know her too, She will want to stay undercover because she has gone...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Well done Frou Frou!

    I haven't ever bought a fragrance as an investment and not to wear. My "investment" fragrance" would be Tabac Blond Extrait. I haven't got it yet! I fell in love with it when...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Oh, SOTD is Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri.

    Take care everyone.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Hello everyone. I'm just catching up with your posts and I see the sad news about 30 Roses mum. I'm so sorry 30 Roses. You are in my mind and in my heart.
  53. Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    Oh my word! If they have old stock....... . Brut, for a start. Then from the eighties, any Fendi, Armani, then Montana. If, (and it's a big if I think) they have old stock in good condition then you...
  54. Thread: UK Users

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    Re: UK Users

    I'm here too. Welcome!
  55. Re: Looking for fragrance suggestions my wife can also wear!

    Dior Homme, handsome on men, beautiful on women.

    Dior Amber Nuit on both of you would be gorgeous.
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    Re: Thinking of Incense....

    Yes. This would be my rec too if we are talking about Frankincense. It seems to be kind of overshadowed by some of the other Tauer's but it really is a cracker. Frankincense with petitgrain and...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Darjeeling! I didn't read you all earlier because I was dashing off to work. I have just seen the message about your new baby. How wonderful. Congratulations.
  58. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    I went. Yesters. To my nearest store. They didn't have any L'Artisan but just before Xmas I got L'Artisans Nuit de Tubereuse in another TK Maxx. Thye did have some Penhaligon's but not many. They had...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Well played kumquat!

    Well, I am definately lacking in this department, as I am with the jewels I may add. Evangeline's list is great don't you think? So, I have Les Néréides Vert D'Eau which is a...
  60. Thread: Molecule 01

    by Foustie
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    Re: Molecule 01

    I'm sure that Geza Schoen bottled Iso e Super because he was confident that it smells great. Even on it's own. Particularly on it's own? And it has such radiance as Gandhajala explains. It is floaty...
  61. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    Ha ha. Mumsy is already away!!
  62. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    Getting ready as we speak...... Will I go to Silverburn or the town one? *gasp* better get to both before the Valentines shoppers....good job I don't start work till four. Right, need to go, bye.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Hmmmm. This Friday's synch does make us think!! I need to have a rummage through my wardrobe too. I know that I could do Bulgari Black but I need to be in the mood. I'll find something. Oh...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 9th February 2015

    Why is it that you all smell particularly good on Monday's! Keeping the standard up in Rose D'Arabie.
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    What a lovely trip. November is a nice time for city breaks. It's usually not as busy as the summer and you get to see the cities all glamorous and atmospheric when lit up at night. Did you buy...
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    Re: Ladies, please identify a perfume for me

    Or Molecule 01 !! It could be! It is very radiant and if someone is wearing it it will float in the air all around. So, could it be Molecule 01, that infamous Iso e super perfume? It smells great.
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    Re: Ladies, please identify a perfume for me

    I was thinking either of the newish Estee Lauder's, the Wood Mystique or Amber Mystique, maybe even Dior J'Adore, the EDP, not the L'Absolu or the Elixir which are more richly floral. The EDP is very...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I'm stumped! Yep, trumped.

    Not totally true as I have a little bottle of Yardley Citrus and Wood. It was actually a rescue fragrance as it was priced at a fiver. I read somewhere that it is a dead...
  69. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    It's terrific! A poly sensory immersion which celebrates the importance of olfactory stimulus has to be great for us, right? Right? Regardless of your frame of reference? Whether one component of...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd February 2015

    I'm sorry John. These "courtesy" Aunts and Uncles can be so important, so precious to us. ...
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    Re: Basenotes Magazine

    Hednic, just in case you didn't see the post above..... I have one of the magazines. Would you like it? It is interesting to see, and fun. Dimitrios (sorceryofscent) and Pia (nukapai) are...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd February 2015

    Thank you girls! I am not alone. I always wonder what I'm missing with Mitsouko, you know, thinking that "I" just cant get it. I just find it an unpleasant, sour old thing, with a mean streak. A kind...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd February 2015

    Viffer, you smell elegant and gorgeous, as do you all. Easyfish I love Via Verri.

    Now, don't be mad with me..... I have some Mitsouko EDT and I wore it today intending to enjoy it and I just...
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    Re: Frags with an ultimate GOTHIC vibe?

    Gothic;

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses. On the one hand it is an exceptionally camphoracous patch and rose, on the other it is thunderstorms and roses, and thorns to prick your fingers and...
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    Re: Basenotes Magazine

    Yes Hednic. I subscribed to the magazine. It was around five years ago as we can see from the comments above. I'm sure that there was more than one issue published but there certainly weren't many. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Oh look at the Aqua Manda. It's great. Makes your body more beautiful! Makes me think of this......Metal Guru is it you, yeah, yeah, yeah.......and Sasha shoes.
  77. Poll: Re: Single most helpful, yet unavailable, piece of information:

    In my view age is not a reliable benchmark anyway.

    For example, there are decades between myself and one of the other posters on this thread (and a gender difference may I add), and I could just...
  78. Re: something nice for man closer to 60 than he would like to admit

    Crikey! He is not THAT old. Most people in their sixties that I know are having the time of their lives! I say don't buy him a classic from previous decades unless you think that he would...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Oh my goodness! So many great memories. There are so many wonderful fragrances and memories here. Honourable mentions must go to "Little Lady". I think that I have seen that image somewhere. Donna's...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28th January 2015

    The comfort and luxury of Bois des Iles for me today. Have a nice one!
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    Re: Something warm, something comforting.

    Thats what I thought too. Chanel Bois des Iles is another. Good luck!
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Oh tsk tsk tsk, shame on me. I have been neglecting our new friends. A belated welcome to all! It is lovely to see new people. Don't be shy and we will see you around on the boards. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Haggis darling. It's delish.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Hello everyone. L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli this morning, now Histoires de Parfum Noir Patchouli from a very old, but still good sample.

    Now. Yes, the Haggis, the "Great chieftan o' the pudding...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe smells like being out on the lash with a group of drunken sailors. :wink:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    So we did! Yes, that was nice. Next week will be really interesting.
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    Re: Dior Hypnotic Poison EDP Longevity

    Hi jellybean. It is nice to see that you are taking an interest in this fantastic fragrance by Annick Menardo. It really is very beautiful and those of us who have come to know it are fortunate....
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    Re: Heliotrope : Encyclopædia of

    I' m loving heliotrope too. Etro Heliotrope is a must try. L'Eau D'Hiver you already know, I'm sure there is something interesting in the Oriza L Legrand line, I can't remember right now, but maybe...
  89. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    I tried it remik. Drained the sample and really enjoyed it, although I don't know if I would wear it regularly. I said a long time ago that I think that it is fragrance for Sherlock Holmes!! Anyway,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Ooooh, and I want to try that too. Nice synch Sago Palm.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Oh, the Mauboussin sounds wonderful, wonderful. Must try, thanks Evangeline.
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    Mumsy, is that one of your own? C'mon tell, tell, tell.........

    Anyway guys, I honestly thought that I was going to bag the prize today for the oh so aptly named,,,,,,,,ta da,,,,,, Fruiti Reali !!...
  93. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    OK. Fair comment. Maybe you would like the smell but not the performance. I don't remember it being that bad though. I wish you could get your hands on a little because I would be really interested...
  94. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Thank you Colin.



    Can I send mine on to you? Plenty left and it's no trouble. Don't want them to go to waste.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Cabochard for me today folks. :smiley:
  96. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Yep, totally Daimiris.
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    Wow! Happy days! You all small glorious today!

    Hello everyone. For today, I am delighted to wear one of my all time favourite fragrances.

    Fendi, Perfumed Body Lotion and EDT, but not till...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    Heloooooooo. It's me. Forgive me, let live me, for this is a very belated New Year message;

    To all my lovely friends here, and also to those that I haven't met yet, I hope that 2015 brings you all...
  99. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Hi. Just in from work. I wore Drone, and I enjoyed it. Drone isn't terribly avant- garde. It's pleasant and very wearable.

    Now, what about this???? I told you that I hadn't read much about these...
  100. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Hi again. Right, very first impressions only, tested on paper. I haven't referenced much information other than this thread and I haven't watched the films but I will and I will be interested to see...
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