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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

    Ambre Passion this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's chilly here too, but nice to see blue skies after so much rain. l'm wearing Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th October, 2019

    Happy BN-iversary, Shycat! :beer:

    Wearing Cashmere Musk by Ava Luxe this evening, from my sample. Anyone who loved Avon's Soft Musk back in the day would enjoy this one, l think. ln fact l think...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Off to work in Gelsomini di Capri, from my sample.
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    Ditto to all of the above.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2019

    Thanks for all your contributions so far folks, l enjoyed reading them! :smiley:

    l dug back into the sample stash today & pulled out Castana by Cloon Keen Atelier:

    This is a smooth, rounded,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th October, 2019

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

    Jon, great choice of pic for a great scent! :thumbsup:

    l'm getting a few things done at home today, & the heavy rain showers continue...
  9. Re: What is that "celery" note specially in Yatagan

    Vetiver sometimes smells like celery to me.
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    Re: T K Maxx

    A lot of new stuff appearing in our local branch for the run-up to Christmas, including several bottles of Hermes Eau des Merveilles, Tom Ford for Men & a few Zadig & Voltaires.

    Spotted several...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Then you need to try Antonia's Flowers. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

    My condolences to you, Trilby.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th October, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    Jon, enjoy your time off!

    l've never really noticed where l come in the order of posting, especially as l work shifts so it varies, but l often post just after kewart! :D

    l'm...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l think one's own perception of the scent is more important than the note pyramid here. lf you only perceive one or two notes in a perfume, then that'll fit the synch, regardless of what is...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th October, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Red! :birthdays:

    After a rainy start, it's brightened up nicely here. l'm giving a second wearing to my sample of Jasmins Marzipane, another dupe of Organza, for my...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

    Congrats also on your posting milestone, Roberto! :beer:

    After a dank & foggy start, it turned into a lovely sunny autumn day here.

    l'm giving a second wearing to my sample of Gelsomini di...
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    Re: Woody incense vanilla

    Mona di Orio Vanille.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Great news, yellowtone! :2vrolijk_08: Looking forward to your thoughts on these.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Roberto! :birthdays:

    Eau de Shalimar today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

    Q, congrats to your hubby, his eye surgery clearly did the trick! :thumbsup:

    The MIL is safely back home in Glasgow. We had a really nice time together, but it's good to have the place to...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    MIL is feeling better thankfully, as she'll be off home later today.

    lt's raining again, & l'm wearing Ghost for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

    Positive vibes & hugs going out to your friend, Hazel.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

    Thanks tdem, hope you feel better soon!

    Mr teardrop & l popped out for a quick lunch so that his mum could have a rest, & she's still napping on the sofa right now. lt's a shame because the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

    Thanks, ClockworkAlice!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Diamondflame! :birthdays: Still as handsome as ever. ;)

    lt's still pouring with rain here, & sadly the MIL isn't feeling too good today. We had planned a drive out...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Same here. :sad:
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    That'll be me! l'll PM you...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    The package has arrived safely here, thanks to Bavard! :D

    lt will take me a long time to get through sampling all 33 of the perfumes contained herein, but l'll post here as & when l get around to...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

    lt's been raining here all day, so the MIL & l cozied up on the sofa with a book each, while Mr teardrop went to the pub. l'm wearing Cadjmere 18 today.
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Any update on the whereabouts of these, please?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    To clarify: apparently the package that StellaDiverFlynn received from yellowtone was round 1 of the samples. The round 2 package that l posted to yellowtone 5-6 weeks ago never arrived. lt had a...
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    Re: Le Labo Baie 19

    Apparently it can mean berry or bay.

    lt's the petrichor note that attracts me to this one, though.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    At last l have three days off! lt's wet & windy here, but we'll be taking the MIL to the pub this afternoon to introduce her to our pub mates. ;)

    l'm synching in Terra Mia, for the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l have one German perfume: Suntanglam by SP Parfums, but on this gloomy, wet & windy day it would seem terribly out of place.

    Since ClockworkAlice mentioned coffee, l've gone with Carthusia's...
  35. Re: Looking for perfume recommendations for my girlfriend

    Seconding Samsara, & adding Bulgari Jasmin Noir.
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    Re: Le Labo Baie 19

    l'm liking the sound of this one...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

    My first day back at Uni was good, & this evening we took my MIL out for dinner at our favourite ltalian. l wore Stash again, & the waiter (who we've known for many years) recognised & appreciated...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Smuggler's Soul for Uni day! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

    Thanks, CuddleCat! :smiley:
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    Re: Three little packages....

    Yes, indeed! ;) My mum used to use that phrase, & l was never sure if she was completely correct...

    Congrats & enjoy your new treasures, kewart!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Funny, l never heard from yellowtone to say the package had arrived after l posted it over a month ago. l had been wondering if it got to her safely...:confused:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, great work! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, tdem, mike & Shycat! :kiss:

    Happy Birthday, furrypine! :birthdays:

    lne, hope you find somewhere even better to live, & soon!

    foxbins, feel better soon!

    All good...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    My mum in law is coming to stay today for a few days, Mr teardrop will pick her up from the airport & she'll be here when l get home tonight. l may not be online much while she's...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

    Thanks, caz! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

    Thank you so much Q, PerfumedLady, Hazel, Whitefluffy, foxbins & kewart! :kiss:

    lt's wonderful to have all you lovely folks cheering me on, it means a lot.

    Welcome back Trilby, glad you had a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Wearing Ghost today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

    Thanks kitsch, HoP & ClockworkAlice! :smiley:

    Great pics freewheelin', thanks for posting them!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

    Thank you, dear Jon! :o
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

    Thanks for all the kind comments ClockworkAlice, tdem, lne, Whitefluffy, kewart, PerfumedLady & caz! :kiss: l bought that dress the night before from one of the local shops there, having fallen in...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Returning to work (with three long shifts back-to-back!) in Stash today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th October, 2019

    The starter is called feta se phyllo.

    Tzatziki is a dip made with thick Greek yoghurt & finely-sliced cucumber.

    There are numerous salads available, as well as the classic Greek slalad, which...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th October, 2019

    Thanks, HoP! Only too glad to tickle yours & Q's tastebuds! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    Thanks, Jon! :kiss:

    Whitefluffy, l'd love to know what you think of those books if you read them. :)

    N.CAL, you asked about my favourite Greek food: my absolute favourite is...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    Thanks, N.CAL! :) l'll try to post something in the Sunday thread...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    Thanks, Ryan! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    Thanks, Q & foxbins! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    Some piccies for your viewing pleasure:

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    The first one is of the beach right in front of our hotel, the second has our hotel in the centre of the pic, the third...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    Same here. :undecided:

    Happy Birthday, knit! :birthdays:

    Thanks, N.CAL! :smiley:

    l haven't forgotten about posting pics, but right now l need to pop out & run some errands. l'm wearing...
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi lilioka, you are very welcome here! :vrolijk_26:

    lf there's any feature of the site you're having difficulty with, there are plenty of friendly folks here willing to help you out, so just ask.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    Thanks Shycat & caz! :smiley:

    Whitefluffy, l can't thank you enough for the book recommendation! :kiss: l am so glad you're back on basenotes just in time for me to thank you. l can see why you...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, tdem, Jon, Q, ComDiva, HoP & cestrum! :kiss:

    l must say one of the things that kept me sane during yesterday's long journey was the book l took with me to read on holiday:...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, Larimar, kewart & Hazel! :smiley:

    Feeling more settled now after unpacking, getting most of the washing done & taking a much-needed shower. l'm not synching today as l...
  64. Re: Most worn in September and Third Quarter of 2019

    My most worn in September:

    6 x Sheer Stella (had to finish that bottle!)

    3 x Bronze Goddess & Shalimar

    2 x Monyette Paris, Woo, Sahara Noir, Fiori di Capri & Allure

    1 x Angelique Encens,...
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    Sample of the Day - October 2019

    Starting the thread a little late this month as l've just returned from a holiday, but l hope to see some of you posting your impressions here of whatever you're sampling, folks!

    l'll be back to...
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    Re: The Venerable House of Rochas

    l owned & used up a bottle of the original Lumiere back in the eighties, & remember it as a beautiful & radiant white floral. Nice bottle, too.

    l have a sample of Tocade that l've yet to try, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    Thanks, N.CAL! :smiley:

    Q, glad to hear your hubby's procedure was a success! :coolold: And l love your new signature. :thumbsup:

    Shycat, l hope Mr Cat is recovering well from his ordeal! l...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    As planned, l wore Allure last Friday, & l hope foxbins enjoyed her floriental day! :smiley:

    The only Malle l own is Carnal Flower, plus a small decant of Une Rose that l kept when l sold my...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    Morning all!

    We returned from Greece late last night, & l haven't yet had a chance to catch up on all the threads, but l hope all of you are safe & well.

    We had a very relaxing week in a lovely...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th September, 2019

    Thanks, foxbins & CuddleCat!

    Trilby, have a safe & enjoyable trip! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th September, 2019

    Thanks ComDiva, ClockworkAlice, tdem & Jon! :kiss:

    ClockworkAlice, you mentioned many of the things that l love most about Greece. N.CAL asked for me to post a few of my favourite things about the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th September, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    Still plenty of rain here. l haven't got around to a SOTD yet, partly because l was still enjoying the drydown of Champagne de Bois this morning, & also because l'm preoccupied with...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Ha, you beat me to it! :thumbsup:

    l have plenty of choices for this week, but as l'll be away from home l'll only have a small selection of decants with me. Out of these, the likely candidate for...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's been pouring with rain all night here, & it's coming down heavily again right now. Haven't seen rain like this in many months.

    l'll be doing most of my packing today, while...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    This evening l've finished a 30ml bottle of vintage Shalimar EDT that l got in a swap some years ago. No plans to replace it, as it's rather lacking in longevity, & l still have some vintage PDT &...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Thanks Grant, get well wishes to your family! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd September, 2019

    The "to do" list is coming along nicely, & l'm in Shalimar for this evening, vintage EDT.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd September, 2019

    Yes Q, thankfully Thomas Cook are not involved at all in our travel plans, & l feel for all those poor folks being affected by their demise, not least the thousands who are losing their jobs.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd September, 2019

    Morning all!

    l'll be getting more stuff done on the first day of autumn in Smuggler's Soul.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Just finished a 15ml travel spray of Ashoka. Fortunately there were two of these bottles in the set, & l still have the second bottle left. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd September, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    Jon, it's been pouring with rain here most of the morning, so hopefully it's coming your way! :vrolijk_1:

    We'll be heading out for lunch & beers after the Rangers game. l'm...
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    Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    This is a good one. A very natural-smelling mint, just like fresh leaves from the plant. No toothpaste or mouthwash here.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Thanks, Q! :kiss:
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    Re: House of Caron

    l haven't tried many, but l really enjoyed Acaciosa in vintage parfum, & the one l fell in love with is Narcisse Noir. Again, the vintage parfum is incredible, but the vintage EDT l own is almost as...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Monyette Paris this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    Thanks, Jon. Good luck to your team, & don't worry, the rain will be back tomorrow! ;)

    N.CAL, l'll try to post some thoughts when l can, but l have a lot to do today. Wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Thanks, Trilby & HoP! :smiley:

    Making good headway into a bottle of rose in Bronze Goddess this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Thanks N.CAL, ClockworkAlice, Larimar, tdem, PerfumedLady & lne (enjoy your time off, too!)! :D

    We'll be off to Greece early on Thursday morning for a week, & in the meantime l have lots of time...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    Love the Jabberwocky reference, Cook.bot. :thumbsup:

    Today is my last day of work before two weeks off, so wine o'clock will be especially sweet! ;) l'm synching in Royal Egyptian...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    lt's still too summery here for me to go full-on autumn, but l've gone with Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle by Lucy B. As the name suggests, it's a warm, ambery floral that suits these golden late...
  91. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    Wholeheartedly agree with these! Fairness & transparency should apply to everyone.

    So sorry this has happened to you Kitty, it totally sucks. :angry:
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Thanks Grant, but l've lost another 15 or so from my post count since this morning! :sad:

    l'm sorry this has happened to Bavard & kbe, two fine upstanding members of this community. This is all...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Morning all!

    Still enjoying these last days of summer with Brasil Dream today.
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    Now that IS strange! But l guess that might explain it, thanks.
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    As if! :rolleyesold:
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    Why has my post count gone down - again?

    My post count has gone down overnight by about 20-30 posts. l know that isn't much, but it is still annoying as well as mystifying. Why has this happened, please, & can my posts be restored? Has...
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    Re: What has Basenotes done for you?

    Oh, very good! :thumbsup:



    This. And the fact that it made me aware of the whole niche side of things that l never knew existed previously, as well as the existence of sampling sites.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Welcome back ComDiva, pics please! ;)

    lne, feel better soon, & Happy Birthday to your Dad! :birthdays:
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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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