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    I have been hoarding both Aperçu by Houbigant, and Balmain de Balmain extrait. As I have to be in the car with the hubby, who doesn't like Balmain de Balmain, it's Aperçu today! I am just drinking in...
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    In synch with KusKus, by Bourbon French, this is a warm scent which I always thought was rather wintery, but it really blooms in hot weather, like we have here in Dallas, it's an experience! So now I...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th March 2015

    In synch with KusKus by Bourbon French

    Foustie, happy birthday!
    http://www.teefeysflowersandgifts.com/images/1800_1991.jpg

    30 Roses, How great that your daughter won a prize! What did she...
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    Well, in case of the zombie-apocalypse happening upon one, one can always hitch up one's skirt, take one of your stiletto heels and start ''pacifying''.
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    What run? A lady never runs!
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    Armani Exchange trying the 50s peplum look:
    http://cdn10.lbstatic.nu/files/looks/large/2012/05/17/2209153_00Ariadna.jpg?1337280238

    And how it looked in the 50s:...
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    They worse corsets. Nobody looks that perfect without a corset. Don't believe the fashion history books, they worse shape wear all through the 20s, 30's, 40's and 50's.
    If you look for it you can...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Mumsy.
    Like this:
    http://d2hej51cni6o0x.cloudfront.net/images/roaring-twenties/rtrl_0001_0001_0_img0050.jpg
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    And of course they have found them in their natural habitat nowadays. I love this! And you can watch the documentaries on your computer. We live in a great time.
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    I've known about it since I was a child, but I had never seen it alive. For a long time they only had a few half rotten carcasses preserved in museums, but very, very rarely, they seem to lose their...
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    It's from some film noir movie, they used smoking to its ultimate effectiveness back then, Mumsy was a well know star, always playing the femme fatales, dropping men by the wayside ....
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    I am synched in something mega smokey by Amouage, it was a decant from a lovely friend in the Netherlands. I wonder if it isn't masculine, it's so very tobacco and smoke....
    ...
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    So tomorrow it's ''discontinued''.
    Well, that's going to be a problem.... I would say about 70% of my perfumes are discontinued. What to choose?
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th February 2015

    Kalli, you're brilliant!

    Easyfish, you always have the most interesting fragrances!

    Mike, this one's for you:
    https://aafkebrouwer.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/1-a.jpg

    I'm in Aromatics...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th February 2015

    Jon, I am sorry about your friend. I want to go like that, surrounded by caring friends.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd February 2015

    Rue Royale by Hové today. I am feeling pretty miserable today and the weather is keeping up with how I feel apparently.

    Robin in Fl, what a lovely story though! That looks like a real German...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd February 2015

    jon, hugs for you and your friends ((((o)))) It's wonderful how you are all coming together in support
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd February 2015

    Aromatics Elixir today again.

    I have this new book, ''the magic of tidying up'', it's brilliant. I wrote a review on my blog, but this is phase 1, all my clothes on one large pile prior to...
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    My husband would. And then he doesn't really like most of my perfumes!
    Luckily he has no idea and doesn't read here :evil:
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st February 2015

    kumquat, I want that egg!
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    Otterly in love:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL3qHAbE3qE
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    Insane!!!!!
  23. Re: Ladies- which fragrance gets you the most compliments?

    jujy54, that sounds gorgeous!
    We need a niche perfumer who makes green chypres....

    Detox, Welcome to the ladies basenotes boudoir, thanks for sharing your opinion and the list.
    Do you agree...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st February 2015

    ineespenes, I am so excited for you! And he can cook? Ten extra points!

    Jon, thinking of you and your friend.

    I am in Aromatics Elixir today. So many things to do, so little time... I want to...
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    Love your story Kumquat!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th February 2015

    Jon, safe travels and my thoughts are with you and your friend.

    I am in synch with Balmain de Balmain
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    In synch with Balmain de Balmain,
    I invested in three (!) extra bottles of the extrait when I learned on basenotes it was discontinued. (Damn!)
    ...
  28. Re: Ladies- which fragrance gets you the most compliments?

    There is no single one, Both Balmain de Balmain and Azurée have garnered the very rare compliments I get.
    And the hubby likes La Perla on me, especially when I layered it with vintage Tweed.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 19, 2015

    I'm in Encre Noire by Lalique. Every time I get a whiff of it it makes me happy.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th February 2015

    I only just heard about your mum 30 Roses, I am very sorry. I admire you for all you have done for her.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th February 2015

    Juyy45, sad and uplifting at the same time, that other people actually stopped and waited with you. And you are a darling of course.
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    I know! I will be wearing Balmain de Balmain, because it is discontinued and I have ''invested'' in three bottles of the extrait to keep me going for a while!!!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th February 2015

    I am on an Azurée spree. Today again.
    I have received compliments on this! I never get compliments on my scents!
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    In synch with Lalique Encre Noire.
    I am quite pleased with myself for being able to synch in. Next week I will have a problem!

    I want this jewelry.......
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    Heeeee... I just realized, Lalique is definitely jewelry! And I have Encre Noire!
    That might be the one for tomorrow. And then later on Azuree, (I have been wearing it all week) for our roadtrip to...
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    I will have to think about this one... Most fashion houses also make jewelry but that is a bit too easy I think....
    Darn this is a tough one...
    Avon makes all these jewel perfume necklaces etc....
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    I could just about read the uploaded pages. Thank you for sharing, very interesting read!
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    Synching with Rue Royale by Hové.
    Which is, as memory serves, supposed to be very much like ''L'heure bleu''.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 30th January 2015

    In synch with Miss Balmain!

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/61/5e/e9/615ee963b951c8db51604106fd1da958.jpg
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    Fousty, I wore Sasha shoes!
    I am in synch with Miss Balmain, got it from my mum and never looked back, it was my signature scent until they reformulated it. I only sprayed something else sometimes...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28th January 2015

    Mike, I think you weren't quite over it and then overdid it. Go back to bed at once, drink a lot of not too hot drinks and rest, or you will go on jojo-ing for months and I will come over and make...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28th January 2015

    Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea. Beautiful but boring....
    And it has this ''fresh'' cucumberish smell I am starting to dislike so much. So many fragrances have that. It's boring.
    I think I will need...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    30 Roses, we had to stop the flyball training due to the harsh winds here in Dallas. Hope you will have no damage.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    I though ''haggis'' was everybody's (who tasted it) worse gastronomic nightmare?
    So that's just an undeserved bit of gossip.
    Oh, the recipe for ''Haggis Balmoral'' looks very good! The chicken is...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Aromatics Elixir today.
    Still upset about the roses, both the drift and the knock-out have been affected.
    30 Roses, it is quite ''new''. It's virus, once your plant has it you need to rip it out...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25th January 2015

    I need to whine, and you lot are my victims.
    I finally found out what's wrong with my roses, they have rose rosette disease and will all have to be destroyed and there will be no replanting....
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25th January 2015

    Viffer! Congrats!!!

    I am wearing Aromatics Elixir for flyball with the Amazing Antar!

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    Re: SOTD Saturday 24th January 2015

    Zeniba, get better soon! (((o)))

    Easyfish, You wore BdB yesterday didn't you? That made me think of wearing it today!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 24th January 2015

    Hednic what a bottle!

    Easyfish, what a nice shop!

    I am in Balmain de Balmain today
    by:
    guess who?
    .......
    Balmain!
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    Sticky: Re: Petition to oppose the ban of oakmoss ..

    I bet there are other reasons. A lot more people are allergic to alcohol. I myself have often a rather bad reaction to the alcohol in perfumes. You don't see them banning that!
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    Agreed, ''Fruity Reali'' is the winner!
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    I managed to be in synch today with ''Interlude'', Amouage. It has bergamot and grapefruit!
    Who would have thought it?
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2015

    I love Balmain de Balmain. It has been discontinued, so maybe lucky for you it doesn't agree with you.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    ineespenes, basenotes junkie!

    For you, 4000 year old perfume bottles from Aphrodite's island!
    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/images/Cypriot_Perfumes.jpg
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    It's a great site I buy all my bottles, and glass jars from them. They do have a 50 dollar minimum though.
    Would anybody be interested if I offer to add vials next time I order? I could send them...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    ErinK, Good for you! This sounds like a keeper!

    Estee Lauder, Azurée today I got myself an older bottle with the dark juice. should I call it ''vintage''?
    My bottle of Aromatic Elixir arrived...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/perfume-bottle-biohazard-sym-11229749.jpg
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    I often wish I was a celebrity so I could launch my own scent.
    Of course mine would have to be marketed as a ''room spray'' due to the high oakmoss content.

    With a '''hazard'' label...
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    Ah Mumsy, you saved me! I was racking my brain about ''fruity'', not my favorite notes either but of course! Citrus and bergamot are fruits too and I love them!
    (Earl Grey tea. Hot)
    And I have...
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Zephyr, you're into it! Joining Basenotes greatly enlarges your sensory world
    and diminishes your pocket money!

    I would love to have a sniff at your Chypre, I have an small old bottle but I...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    Well... I thought it could be an abbreviation of FrouFrou, but it could also be some esoteric chat acronym like BBFBBM*...
    I really like Gaultier, when it comes to fashion design.

    *(Body By...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    is FF an internet abbreviation I am unaware off?
    I like the bottle, I hate the stopper, I hate Galliano's fashion designs, And the guy himself is a super creep. I would not go for it unless it is an...
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    Amazing photo
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20th January 2015

    G, I have scented bars in all my drawers, it works like a sachet. I also make my own herbal fragrance sachets to stuff in between my clothes. And now that I have a real American closet I have these...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    I did too a few years ago. I didn't like the fragrane after trying really hard, so I gave the bottle to somebody else and never have been tempted again.
    But it is the icing on the cake of course if...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Dear Mike. Glad to hear your back is better!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Azurée

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZoHSMGLgXFg/TS84rT1gx6I/AAAAAAAAAjU/jz5vraGodBQ/s640/1910s%252Cpeacock%252Cvintage%252Cmagazine%252Ccovers%252Cvogue-96ab994f0f1cca0f2113919e471540c6_h.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 18th January 2015

    SotE, layered vintage Tweed with La Perla, and the hubby actually commented on how nice I was smelling!!!!
    Success at last!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29069717@N02/14098434879
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    Decant! Decant Decant!!!!

    Respect Mumsy, It takes some deepness to buy that fragrance despite the bottle.
    That was painful to the eye...
    I need to look at my antique perfume bottle book to...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 18th January 2015

    ENCRE NOIRE

    http://www.parfumi-shop.net/pictures/2013/01/15/prd_2158_bbig_1358258554.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 17th January 2015

    Evangeline, ;) Keeping up with today's theme of subtlety I am now in Interlude by Amouage. Head ache is a lot better!

    Teardrop, OMG! You are right! Some time traveler left their smartphone!...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 17th January 2015

    Xscent, you plan for the evening sounds lovely! Enjoy!

    Kewart, I want to try the Papier d'Armenie on my husband, he doesn't like scents, but he uses febreeze (in the past, I threw it out) !

    I...
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    You'd have to anyway...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    Hugs to everybody (((\o/))), except Erin, she has a better source now, congratulations!

    I am in synch with Ivoire, by Balmain.
    And wearing shoulder pads, shoulder-duster earrings and big hair. In...
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    Of the 80s (the ones I like) I have La Perla, which I wear a lot, Coco, Knowing and Balmain Ivoire.
    I went with Ivoire today.
    I went all the way:
    Big Hair, Big shoulder pads and Big,...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    Oh Yes! I would have no shame if it would mean getting my hands on the real stuff! :evil:

    And you could always decant in a pretty bottle and hide the celebrity.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    Quarry, what a story, and so soon...

    Mike, I hope you are better today

    No scent yet, (although... I still have the drydown of Azuree on my wrists), as I am planning to play with my horse today....
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    Hmmm.,... If some celebrity were to go off all wild and brings out a classic bitter chypre scent with tons of oakmoss in a hideous bottle I would not only sample it but stock up!
    In the end it's...
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    Re: 2015 Fragrance Predictions

    Well... we know one thing for sure.
    No more oakmoss....

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y52nAn4-XeM/UMvpeDgy9II/AAAAAAAACNc/nmXSoMpLX-A/s1600/Sadness-web.jpg
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    No! It makes you deeper!
    I like testers because they are cheaper, but I do like to keep the lid of those bottles I had before to put on the testers without a lid.
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    Yeah, I think Opium is from 1977, but it's só typically 80s, just go for it!
    I think there's always an overlap anyway. Let's go with the spirit and not the letter of the synch!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 15 January, 2015.

    Jon, Mike, G, L'Heure Fougueuse sounds fascinating, but bloody hell...
    Excusé le mot...
    (= Dutch for ''Pardon my French'')
    It's a bit on the steep side....
    Maybe after I get really famous and...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 15 January, 2015.

    Today I was scent-buddies with Knit-at-night in La Perla by La Perla as the SotD

    So I just got me a bottle of vintage Azuree, blind buy based on Basenotes reviews, and sprayed it, SotE, and pfew!...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 15 January, 2015.

    kalli, you got it, more hugs:
    http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m05bad8ALh1qkgblgo1_500.jpg
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    I would say that giving away stuff is always ok :evil:
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Gandhajala, thanks for the tip! i will try to see if I can sample it. As it is Cartier they might have it at Neiman marcus.

    Zephyr, Welcome! And let me know if you find a horse-mane perfume and...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    I looked up ''Arabian Horse''... I must try this!
    It lists an ''horses mane'' note. I don't know how they get one but ''horse's mane'' is one of the best smells in the world!
    That's why you see us...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Nope, bad luck
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Lets see if this works: they seem to get larger when they are quoted.
    I ahve small pics when I upload from my computer, and large ones if I use an internet pic.
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    Re: Old Pharmacies and Vintage Fragrances

    Lucky you!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Robin, I love the Koala!
    But my favorite speaker right now is the Oontz Angle:
    http://www.theoontz.com/images/angle_plus_view1.jpg
    Amazing sound (and really loud) ;)
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    So it's the magnificent 80s this Friday. I just checked my wardrobe and I thought I would have a plethora of big, loud 80s perfumes to choose from. Turns out I have only 4 and I like only two. I will...
  93. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    I dislike Shalimar all the way through. But Sam in Londen, you could be right, maybe I should give it a better and longer try.

    Some suggested Vol de Nuit, but I heard it was discontinued. Just a...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Hednic! There is a fragrance called ''Arabian Horse''????

    Supercold again here, I am sipping my morning tea with Aromatics Elixir.

    I am glad everybody liked the trousers of yesterday. I chucked...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 13th January 2015

    Quarry, you should get a set of thermopants, they are brilliant! I made them myself a few years ago, the only quilted coat fabric I could get that late in winter was an embroidered bordeaux red, a...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th January 2015

    Katsumi, beautiful picture! They must be cold though, in tabis! Is this ''coming of age day''?

    Kalli, Happy birthday!...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11th January 2015

    I will keep ya'all up to date when my plot gets going!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11th January 2015

    In Aromatics Elixir today, It's very dull dreary, rainy, and grey here in Dallas, and I am a bit under the weather, sitting on the couch with a fire in the hearth and a sleeping dog next to me. And...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10th January 2015

    ooh, I see a really vintage Miss Balmain!
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    I love aperçu, but there isn't much flowery stuff going on on my skin!
    I sometimes fantasize that we should have a BN meeting where we sample some scents, but we all do the same one at the same time...
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