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    Re: SOTD Thursday, August 21, 2014

    I say wear what you want and what is comfy to exercise in!!!
    I am sampling Hermes Iris Ukiyoe today, and just still not loving it. I first tried it when it came out several years ago, and didn't...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, August 19th

    dora, enjoy your staycation and time off!

    I'm going to see ZZ Top in concert tonight, another blast from the past :) Not sure what fragrance to wear, but I will figure something out shortly.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Edited my original post due to leaving out a rather important word - I meant DON'T end this thread, do both, so that this thread stays interactive but also the reviews are stored somewhere easy to...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Butter London Trifle, a copper brown with maroony purple undertones.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Johnny, end the thread/threads!!! Just cut and paste what you write here to the review area located when you pull a specific fragrance up. Do both, not one or the other. It should not take much extra...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 18th August, 2014.

    Oh, wow. I missed the news this weekend, and did not know about riots. I will check out now.

    I wore Quartz all weekend, and enjoyed it very much. Today I am wearing Profumum Vanitas, for a...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips and toes in Butter London Dahling, a mauve pinky rose.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th August 2014

    Good morning. I am trying to get back in the swing of work after my three weeks off, but am failing :grin:
    Maybe my beloved Dior Homme will ease the pain today!
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 11th August, 2014.

    Great news, 30 Roses!!! It is so nice when it all works smoothly! You deserve a little smooth about right now :smiley:

    Grabbed a sample that I have been working on for a year or so, but it...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 11th August, 2014.

    It has cooled off here, so I am busting out the Chanel Bois des Iles, in EDT and parfum! I am excited to wear this, as it has been a while.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Nailtini Champagne.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Wearing L'Artisan Mure et Musc Extreme (hey Robin!) :cheesy:
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th August 2014

    After shower and relaxing, a surprise wearing of Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleure, a very wearable leather, although probably better in cooler temps.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th August 2014

    I'm wearing Dior Escale a Pondichery today for morning errands and chores. Light and refreshing, but of substance also.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I traveled on vacation with samples, and finished off generous samples of:
    L'Artisan Mimosa Pour Moi - a simple airy Mimosa floral
    PdE Iskander - an herbal citrus
    Demeter Gingerale - just as...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    OK, maybe not seductive, but good anyway - Limed by Madhat Scents.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    One of my favorites also!!!!!! I think I will apply this today!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    What a beautiful region to call home, Puma! I already want to go back, as I really was only able to see highlights due to a short stay.
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    I wear Dior Homme regularly, but a large chunk of my wardrobe is unisex.
  20. Thread: August Purchases

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    Re: August Purchases

    danieq, Anima Dulcis is a favorite of mine! Enjoy!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    Good morning all! I am back from a short BN vacation, and also from 2 weeks in Europe on a river cruise through Germany and a little time in Wolfie's old neck of the woods (Cz Republic). It was...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips now in Cirque Luminous Owl, a coral holo.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips and toes in Butter London Champers.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips are sporting I Love Nail Polish Music Box.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday. 29 June, 2014.

    Creed Irisia from a sample today. I did not like the opening, but it settled down to a very enjoyable fragrance. I will have to pay more attention next time I wear it.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips and toes in Zoya LC, a pinkish red.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 27 June, 2014.

    He he, I just purchased those two also!!! We think alike again! I'm a sucker for a good sandalwood note, and limed just sounded very interesting (and I'm always looking for hot weather stuff to...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 27 June, 2014.

    Oops, I missed synch again. I have not bought anything in a while except a couple of small decants (I could have synched with Jon!!!). Looking forward to the weekend, wine o'clock, Sat AM tennis and...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 26 June, 2014.

    kumquat, you smell great!

    Robin, I read your comment yesterday, but did not post. I also lost my 20 year old cat on Monday, who was named Cello. Yes, my username was picked by him :) So I've...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips done with Butter London Tea and Toast.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Monday, 23 June, 2014.

    Wimbledon begins!!!!!!! I love this time of year!
    I randomly picked a sample today - Profumum Vanitas, which I like so I am enjoying my choice. Sorry yours did not work out, Mike.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    To harken in summer solstice tomorrow, I have applied Zoya Feye for tips and Chanel Delight on toes. Festive!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 19 June, 2014.

    Ah, trip reports from Xscent!! I've missed a few things the last few days - and Erin is copying my scent of the last two days (we seem to like a lot in common!)

    But today I am in Hermes Kelly...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in China Glaze Desert Sun.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Butter London Goss - my favorite this summer
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday , 12 June, 2014.

    Xscent, enjoy your travels! That sounds like the perfect plan, and you deserve it all!!!

    I'm wearing Balmain Vent Vert from a sample given to me by the lovely, and missed, Mrs. E!!! My sample is...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2014

    I gave a second try to Santa Maria Novella Iris last night, and I still find this a fairly simple and straightforward iris fragrance, and linear in nature. There is a soft, rooty, earthy iris with a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Wednesday, 11 June, 2014.

    Quarry, you summarize very well!!! I've missed stuff the last week or so, and now I know :)

    I'm in Hermes Kelly Caleche today.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 10 June, 2014.

    Good day everyone! I am off to my work required health screen (BP, cholesterol, weight etc) so cheated with a cup of coffee, but no sugar or cream. Who cares, right! I hate this "required" stuff,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Monday, 9 June, 2014.

    Wow, Erin!! That is a wild story. But yes, glad it all seems to have worked out all the way around. Yes, I wore Hiris yesterday too!!! I just forgot to put it as SOTD, to track stats. I kind of...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips and toes now in Zoya Caitlin, a dusty grey purple.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 5 June, 2014.

    Back after a couple of days away, and it sounds like a missed a bit! I will try to catch up soon.

    I'm in the ever lovely FM Iris Poudre this morning.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips are now in Butter London Trustafarian, an interesting light green holo.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Switched tips to Butter London Two Fingered Salute, a lovely medium green with copper flecks - a...
  44. Re: Since a year ago, how many full bottle fragrances did you buy?

    I've slowed down alot, and am enjoying what I already own mostly. But over the last year, I believe I bought about 4 bottles.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 2 June, 2014.

    Quick post and run today...Guerlain Sous le vent from a sample this morning. It is very nice, just not very me :)
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Toes are done in Zoya Gemma.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 29 may 2014

    kalli, no, there is no ignoring Twolf!!! :coolold:
    ComDiva, I really like Vanille Tonka, and have a bottle that I need to wear more. You smell very nice!
    Hermes Hiris today for me, another one...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 28 May, 2014.

    Mike, you sure have been finishing off bottles lately!!!

    Quick in and out, running late for work. Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere for me today. Easy to love...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 27 May, 2014.

    Well, rev, happy birthday anyway :grin: You get two this year!

    I'm just can't put PdE Cuir Ottoman down. I'm wearing it again today. But our cool spell is about to end this week, so may have to...
  50. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    Too much holiday beer! :grin:
    Welcome to the girls side.
    I totally agree with you regarding galbanum! It can be bitter and/or sour sometimes. And mint is a tough one all the way around. But...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    B is for Bois des Iles by Chanel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: SotD: Monday 26th May 2014

    Rev, is it your birthday too?!!! Well, if so, then Happy day to you, sir!!!!

    I am in a rut. I wore VC&A Bois d'Iris for my rained out tennis match, and then PdE Cuir Ottoman again this evening. ...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    tips are still OK but i will change tomorrow. This evening, I did Sephora by OPI Break a Leg Warmer on toes- a blue grey. It is a little dark for spring/summer, but it has been chilly here, so...
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    Re: SotD: Monday 26th May 2014

    Happy Birthday to the spectacular Mrs. Q!!!!! I'm unscented as of yet, but just wanted to pop in to send my best birthday wishes!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2014

    Hednic, you are too funny! I always see bottles coming your way! :cheesy:
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips are now in I Love Nail Polish Bottle Service, a warmish silver mild holo with a slight champagne slant.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 22 May, 2014.

    Well, unlucky me....the one day I am late posting, it is a surprise birthday party for Dr. G!!! I will just have to send my belated wishes, and hope he pops his head in soon :vrolijk_26: Happy...
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Release - Eau de Magnolia

    That description really sounds wonderful!!! I really want to sniff this one.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 21st May 2014

    In honor of Mrs. E's pending departure, I am wearing a sample of L'Artisan Mimosa Por Moi! First smell test for me, at work for a big meeting no less.
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    Re: S.O.T.D - Tuesday 20th may 2014

    Chose Tam Dao EDP for this evening, another no brainer. Does this mean I have no brain today? :)

    Mrs. E, you will surely have a wonderful dinner, and what a lovely gesture by your friends. A...
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    Re: Vintage Vent Vert by Balmain.

    Good to see you! And that is, indeed, fortunate. It is a wonderful, green fragrance.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2014

    I have the sample pack of the four Decennial fragrances created for Luckyscent's 10th anniversary, so thought I would finally give some of them a try.

    Decennial Lys de Desert was created by Andy...
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    Re: S.O.T.D - Tuesday 20th may 2014

    Lovely coriander note in that one, Xscent :laugh: At least, there should be with such a nice picture!
    I was undecided today, so reached for one of my no brainer fragrances - Chanel 1932. It's...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 19 May, 2014.

    Monday has unfortunately come, so off to work I go in Ava Luxe No. 23 - a sandalwood favorite of mine. Will dap some extrait and then a spray of EDP.
  65. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Hednic, yes I saw that video. But that is not a pit bull terrior, his nose is too long. It looks like a mixed breed, and may have some pit in it. That dog has issues, certainly, but fault the...
  66. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Kumquat, it took me a second to find your cat, but finally I did! Cool picture. My boys are asleep on the couch - not quite the same :)
  67. Thread: Off-Topic

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    OMG! Yes, I can certainly see how that beautiful animal was voted for. Wow. Majestic, svelt and what a wonderful color!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Finally had some time to do nails. Went with Butter London Goss on tips and toes.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 18 May, 2014.

    Decided on Slumberhouse Pear + Olive for the afternoon and evening.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 18 May, 2014.

    Nice Sunday in here today! I hope everyone is enjoying themselves today.
    I wore Fendi Theorema Esprit d'Ete today for my morning singles match (won too!!!). Now I am sore and tired, and it is hot...
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Ah, Jon! That is a good one! And I am sure you saw my decant order of Tom of Finland and de Bachmakov. You made me do it, so who is the enabler after all!!!

    You smell great!!!!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 17 May, 2014.

    Oh no, ineespenses! Bad news about the computer. Well, at least if it had to die, it went out happy with a nice glass of wine!
    Love that picture, and the scent, Tempest Moon!
    I've got an early...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2014

    Oh yes, teardrop, you might very well like this one! As long as you don't expect a BWF :laugh:
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - May 2014

    Burning Aquiesse Egyptian Pomegranate tonight, almost done with this one, and it has been very nice!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    L is for Labdanum by L'Occitane
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2014

    Hey guys, today I sampled L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer. What a lovely, soft, delicate incense. Austere and airy, despite the prominent lily. This is so very well balanced and executed, that it is...
  77. Re: How many bottles/decant from your collection would you part with?

    Of my 90 bottles, I think I could easily part with about 35. I just feel bad that I don't wear them enough, and also, I think I never really loved them as much as I do the ones that would stay. Poor...
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Took advantage of the Surrender to Chance coupon and ordered a few decants and samples that I have been meaning to do.

    Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland 5 ml decant
    The Different Company de...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 16 May, 2014.

    Out of synch today, but instead finishing a sample I have had for ages, L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer. Just a tiny bit left of this delicate white floral incense. Happy Friday!
  80. Re: To reviewers: Do you use your own reviews for reference?

    Sometimes, but not very often. What I do when sampling is write my thoughts in the Sample of the Day thread, then cut and paste that to a Word file so that I have my sample notes handy.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Oh, Mike. You put your emotions to words, and they are beautiful and real. I think you are a very strong person, and have dealt with your difficulties much better than many I know, including...
  82. Thread: Worth the price

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    Re: Worth the price

    Chanel Bois des Iles parfum does not quite top the $200 mark, but close enough when you consider it is 15ml. Worth every penny, and more.

    Wear what you love, and splurge when you can, if you...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Quarry and rynegne, I have found this topic very interesting! When I lived in Pittsburgh for a couple of years, I did a little exploring - never seeing the mounds, but I always heard about them. ...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Nice one, colin. I love Ore!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 15 May, 2014.

    Morning all! I'm going to wear Dior Homme today just so Xscent does not disown me :p Don't worry Xscent, this one stays solid as an all time favorite, it is just that I am not sure I can honestly...
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    Re: Fragrances that are you personified

    The only one that fits this for me is Chanel Bois des Iles. It is me to a tee - and yes, I wear it in tee shirts also. It is warm and comfortable, formal enough, yet can go casual as I tend to be...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 14 May, 2014.

    Oh, jujy, I'm sorry to hear that, but you are right in that it is a good sign that he knows where safe is. Hang in there.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 14 May, 2014.

    I need to go back and watch all these vids!
    I came home with a mission to sort out my bottles. The categories are LOVE, like, and need to wear and possibly get rid of. Hmm, this is tough. It...
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    Re: Hey Smell Gooders!

    Nice to see you again, Diva!!! Good luck with that nursing program!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 14 May, 2014.

    'morning, easyfish :D
    Well, my tennis match last night did not go so well - lost 3 and 1 in dubs, on that rascal slippery clay stuff. I am sore this morning, probably from a few unexpected slides...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 13 May, 2014.

    Joining the Chanel ladies today with Bois des Iles!!! Cool weather blew in last night, and there were a few snow flakes blowing around this morning, but all will calm by the time I get off work. I...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 12 May, 2014.

    You guys are enablers!!! Maybe I will get two decants :laugh:
    Roberto Cavalli Oro today for me.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 11 May, 2014.

    Hello all! I checked out yesterday and never posted.
    Today, I'm doing a bunch of nothing. Pottering, as dear teardrop might say. Finally decided to spray something, and L'Artisan Premier...
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    Re: First Cologne for me

    Bleu de Chanel will certainly work, although whatever smells good to you is most important.
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    Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    I wore 7 yesterday. This has excellent longevity, even carrying some citrus all the way through.
    It opens with a very, very realistic grapefruit, then adds a touch of vetiver to start the turn...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 9 May, 2014.

    Not in synch today, but going for a current favorite instead, Diptyque Tam Dao EDP.
    Wine o'clock is Happy Hour for a few friends at my house this evening - drink of the evening with be margaritas...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 8 May, 2014.

    Good morning all.
    I've pulled out some samples to play with this weekend, and I'm going to start with Erik Kormann 7 (July). My birthday month fragrance :laugh: First wear today, so we will see...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Dior Homme
    VC&A Bois d'Iris
    Diptyque Tam Dao EDP
    Chanel Coromandel
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    Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    I have a 7AM meeting today - ugh. VC&A Bois d'Iris will accompany me through it.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 6 May, 2014.

    Relaxing this evening in DK Gold, a wonderful season transition fragrance as it is just light enough, but substantial enough for cool evenings.
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