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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th August, 2019

    Morning all!



    Same here. :coolold:

    We're having breakfast at home this morning before watching the Rangers game, & we''ll be heading out afterwards for a few beers. Thinking of sending out...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Thanks, cestrum! :smiley:
  3. Re: What's the correct way to pronounce "Knize"?

    And me. ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Huh. l got distracted by the presence of Princess Diana in that pic. :undecided:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Shycat, so sorry to hear your sad news, but glad to hear she went so peacefully & surrounded by love.

    Jon, l love that cat gif! :D

    Despite an early night last night, l still felt tired at work...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Sheer Stella for work today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Wind Song?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Oh man, l should have got this one! :rolleyesold:
  9. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Well, that's a relief. :rolleyesold:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Nope, no idea. :embarassed:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    lne, that'll be Datura Noir, then!

    PerfumedLady, that looks blissful. Thanks for the pics!

    Feeling very tired this evening, but l still have to get up for work tomorrow morning. Participating...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt looks like summer is returning. :coolold: l'm synched in Seville a l'Aube today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Nailed it! That's what l'm going with, then. :dankk2:



    Correct! And yes, l would have gone with Sheer Stella. ;)
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    Re: Dark-ish/Gourmand-ish Fig Fragrances

    Ashoka by Neela Vermiere.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Couldn't resist joining in after all, & l've narrowed my choice down to two. Whichever gets guessed first before the morning will be my SOTD, so here's my two one-liners:

    1. Rock star's daughter...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Jasmin Full for my late shift today.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Why on earth not? Be proud of what you love! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

    Welcome back, Hazel! :vrolijk_26: Got any pics?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Avignon?
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    Oh man, this is bad news. Looks like listing in the "Collectibles" category is the way to go.

    And l always search "All" anyway when looking for fragrances, so it should still be easy to find...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l'm inclined to agree, & l may sit this one out. We'll see...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary to sjg!

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Yes, really bad here, too. My guess is that Grant is doing some work on the site, at least l hope so. :rolleyesold:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    That's how we do it too, but sorry if you thought that's what l was doing in that post, l simply meant to delete it as l forgot to include the quote! :embarassed:

    l'll go back & edit it now...
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    Le Baiser du Dragon?
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    Easy - Ghenghis Khan! ;)

    This week's synch is going to take some thought, & l'm not sure why we're calling it Hangman. That's an entirely different game where l come from.
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    Chanel No.19?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Creed Scent of Oger:

    The opening is a bracing, refreshing blast of citrus, Juicy Fruit gum & young, green leaves, dying down swiftly into a more sour/bitter accord. This accord reminds me somewhat...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    l've had a much better day at work today, & got let out early to pay me back for staying late on Saturday. :smiley:

    Mr teardrop is working late, so l've grabbed the opportunity to try Creed Scent...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    Morning all, & a Happy BN-iversary, dear CuddleCat! :beer:

    Welcome back, Larimar! :vrolijk_26:

    Yesterday's trip to the hair salon was very therapeutic for me. l got a lovely head massage, & set...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Welcome back ClockworkAlice, & hugs back to you! :vrolijk_26:

    Today is a pampering day for me, & l'm off into town later for a haircut & a little shopping. :smiley:

    l'm wearing...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Oh, yes! :thumbsup::grin:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Thanks, foxbins & kewart! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Thanks, mike! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Thanks, tdem! :kiss:

    Decided on Alien for today, layered with the body cream.
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    Pretty much everything in my collection, except for Allure, which is Mr teardrop's favourite. l wear this one occasionally just to please him.

    There are fragrances l'll only wear when l'm home...
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    Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size ozís?

    l generally go for the smallest size possible, anything from 15 to 50mls, as realistically l will never finish the bottle otherwise. Unless it's a long term fragrance love like Samsara, in which case...
  38. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    This.



    Moving house is always a possibilty, too.
  39. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    l've been keeping a collection of fragrances for as long as l can remember. Even as a small child l had bottles that l got from jumble sales, or that l was given by family members, mostly Avon stuff....
  40. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    l like the yellow stars myself. lt's like getting a "gold star" at school. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Morning all, & belated Birthday greetings to Miss Hesta! :birthdays:

    Thank you Jon, you smell awesome! :thumbsup:

    kewart, we just had a heavy rain shower here, but the sun is out now, hopefully...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Thanks Shycat, caz & N.CAL! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Thanks Q for your wise & perceptive words, & PerfumedLady & HoP for your encouragement! :kiss: Once again l feel blessed to be a part of basenotes.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Glad to hear of your improvement, kewart!

    l was late leaving work today. Had to complete an incident report after a patient's husband was verbally abusive to me, when l was actually offering my...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    ((((((HoP))))))

    The rain has cleared, & l'm off to work in Un Matin d'Orage EDP.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Needed the comforting warmth of Stash for this cold, rainy evening.
  47. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Thanks for the cake, Grant! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Sitting out the synch to wear Flower Market, on a day forecast to be wet & windy again.
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    Sitting this one out, l'm afraid. The only one l can think of is VIW, & l wore that last week. l'm not defying the weather two weeks in a row! :cheesy:
  50. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Agree with all of this!

    Thanks for the update Grant, & l hope your eldest is on the mend.

    ETA: l've put in my order for cake. :tongue:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    We're getting a break from the nasty weather today, before it returns tomorrow. l'm wearing Narciso for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    L'Heure Bleue for bedtime.

    lt got so cold & damp here this evening that l had to put socks & a fleece on. ln August, for Pete's sake. :undecided:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    caz, healing wishes to your poor hubby!

    Ryan, sorry to hear the deal fell through. Perhaps something better is just over the horizon...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    40 Rogue:

    l get a lightly aldehydic opening with a brief whiff of fruit, herbs (mainly tarragon) & a pronounced note of menthol. This is supported by floral notes of carnation & narcissus, & an...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    l have a day off, & l had wanted to tidy up the garden a bit today, but as it looks set to rain all day l'll be pottering indoors instead.

    l'm trying 40 Rogue, for the Sample Pass.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Healing wishes to kewart & PerfumedLady!

    cestrum, yes, l'd call that "nose twitching". :lolk:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

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

    l'm wearing Narciso for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    ComDiva, that sounds exhausting! Hope this week is far less frantic for you.

    Wearing Woo this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Passage d'Enfer today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Q, l loved the Jane Austen quote. :thumbsup: Enjoy your get-together!

    l'm also hoping summer isn't over yet, as long as it doesn't go above about 26 degrees, but it feels almost...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2019

    That one sounds beautiful, kitsch! l enjoyed reading your post. :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    lt's yours! :smiley: Please PM me your address again, & l'll try to post it this week.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Tuberose Diabolique this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2016

    Updating to add: Carthusia Uomo, an almost-full 2ml dab vial.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Glad to hear all is well where you are, Jon! We escaped the power outage too, but we did lose another fence panel overnight. :rolleyesold:

    Despite the howling winds here, we've been watching a guy...
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    :lolk:
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    l own & love Black Orchid, Santal Blush & Sahara Noir. l also loved Amber Absolute, but used up my decant some time ago.

    Agree that although they are expensive, they can easily be had at a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    ClockworkAlice, have a wonderful trip! CK One is a brilliant name. :thumbsup:

    jujy, my condolences on the loss of your dear & talented friend.

    Jon, sorry you've had a crappy week. Raising a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Despite the wet & windy weather, l'm synching in Virgin lsland Water for my late shift today.
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    As predicted, l've gone for Virgin lsland Water, for the rum & sugar cane notes.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Sheer Stella this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Actually no, it's too fruity for my taste. lt's just not as horrendous as l thought it would be. ;)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2019

    Good to see you here kitsch, thanks for posting your thoughts! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    lne, you smell great! :)

    Kiliwia, congrats on your milestone! :beer:

    Tuberose Diabolique this evening.
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    As well as the obvious cigar/tobacco notes, l'm also thinking maybe coffee or sugar cane for the Cuban synch.

    VIW has sugar cane listed, so l might go with that again...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Flos Mortis:

    This is sweeter & far less challengingly morbid than l was led to expect by the reviews here so far. For me it's a gently indolic jasmine with a minty edge, & to begin with l have to...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2019

    Named for the Def Leppard song, no doubt? :thumbsup:

    l'll be concentrating on part 2 of the Rogue Sample Pass for the next couple of weeks, & posting in the relevant thread, but thanks HoP for...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    l have a day off, & today l'm trying Flos Mortis by Rogue, from part 2 of the Sample Pass. Thoughts to follow later in the relevant thread, but so far this is far less challenging...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Good to see you, cestrum! :vrolijk_26: And yes, you're right, it's lntense Tiare. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    kitsch, great to see you here! :vrolijk_26::kiss: You are in the right place at last. Hope you stick around!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Robin, feel better soon!

    Wearing Woo this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Brasil Dream for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Love the wee penguin, Jon! :D

    lt turned sunny, warm & breezy this afternoon. l'm wearing Moon Breath by Ayala Moriel.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's gloomy, wet & much cooler here. l'm wearing Fiori di Capri for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Jon, wishing a long & happy retirement to your esteemed colleague!

    lt's cloudy & muggy here. l'm wearing Narciso for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    l had the Honeysuckle one in the "creme sachet" jar when l was very young. lt was indeed lovely.



    l wondered that, too. l should wear this one more often, the drydown is so gorgeous l've been...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    Vintage Avon Hawaiian White Ginger this evening.
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    This is the reference immortelle fragrance, IMO.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    Morning all!

    Off to work shortly in Seville a l'Aube.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    lntense Tiare this evening.
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    Do you mean Shemelimelle? lt looks like she's either been banned or deleted her account.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Happy Anniversary to your parents, Jon! :beer:

    Get well wishes to Clockwork Kitty! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Morning all, & a very Happy Birthday, dear ClaireV! :birthdays:

    l'm synching this morning in Nag Champa by Ava Luxe, the quintessential head shop smell. :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l love this post! Another example of "the synch that makes you think". :thumbsup: My thoughts on Habanita were almost exactly like yours. l bought a bottle, decided eventually that it wasn't "me", &...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Cool, thanks! ;) Did you pack them in a box or just a jiffy bag?
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2019

    So, Terra Mia by Carthusia:

    This one kicks off with orange blossom laid over a gourmandish bed of coffee, vanilla & hazelnut, a combination that smells far better than it might look on paper. The...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    No problem, Benz3ne! Although l might need some tips from you on how best to ship these to yellowtone in the Netherlands when the time comes...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Just received the second round of samples from incense+heliotrope, all safe & sound! :smiley:

    l'm already sampling something else today, but l'll crack on with these ASAP...
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    Sample of the Day - August 2019

    Starting this month with the last of my Carthusia samples, Terra Mia, which still isn't in the Directory. l'll be back later with my thoughts.

    Looking forward to your impressions of whatever...
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