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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Samsara, to give me calm and strength and some inner peace.
  2. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

    Good morning!
    Today a lot of work is waiting for me, Samsara to give me strength.
    Have a good day everyone!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I'm with Donna here. I choose fragrances according to my moods, wants, whims, circumstances, needs, occasions or weather, but it has nothing to do with clothes.
    I do sometimes plan a few days ahead...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    Today I'm carrying a small sweet-ish desert on my wrists in a form of Méharées by L'Erbolario.
    It's warm and cozy. Most days it's a bit too much to me, today it's perfect.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Méharées by L'Erbolario because today I woke up feeling like this is the way I want to smell today and this is what I want to smell today. A sweetish ambery desert on my skin.
  6. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    I have enough perfumes to last me for seven years and no car, so yeah, car it is.
    I do like using public transport or walking though.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2020

    La Belle by Jean Paul Gaultier
    A puff of sugar at the start - smells just like candyfloss, reminding me of Pink Sugar and Ariana Grande's Cloud a bit. It's all sugary sweetness for the first hour,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    Thank you! ^^
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Updates for the last week: my backup for Bvlgari Black arrived and I got myself a bottle of Samsara (the new formulation).
    New numbers:

    I started 2020 with:
    Wardrobe 37 (including minis and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th February, 2020

    Shycat, I hope you can retrieve your stuck lopper tomorrow.

    Today I'm wearing Black Opium Neon by YSL from a magazine sample. (Of course I bought the magazine just for this sample.) It's a bit...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    Reb'l Fleur is actually nice!
    It's more like Black Opium than Angel Muse to my nose, but I guess it's mostly its own thing, quite a lovely gourmand.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Thank you for adding Black Opium Neon to directory!
    Unfortunately it was added as a Dior instead of Yves Saint Laurent.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Black Opium Neon by YSL, because I have a carded tester and wanted to, well, test it.
    Somehow magically it is listed as a Dior in the directory.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    Aw, thank you, darling!

    And today's visit to the shops to get new jeans and leggings (because my favourite ones are already worn to holes!) and do some quick perfume testing is dedicated to tdem,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    Hello!

    Oh HoP! This is so sad and scary to read. :( My heart also goes out for the poor guy and his loved ones.
    Your words about telling our loved ones to take care and tell them how much we...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Terre de Lumiere, because... No particular reason why. Just thought it will be nice today.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I knew it! :)
    It is a great scent - a true pleasure to smell.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th February, 2020

    Good morning!

    Jon, stay safe through the storm! I hope it doesn't harm our fellow friends from British and Irish Isles.

    I'm going to get my hair dyed and cut today, too. I hope I'll enjoy the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yesterday I wore Bvlgari Black to Synch and because I love it.
    Today I wear Samsara, because it's super cozy and my new found love.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Thank you, CuddleCat, teardrop and Quarry! :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yay, thanks!
    And Samsara is a beautiful choice. I've been testing it in shops for a few months and fell in love.
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    I did get some satisfaction both writing it out and reading your lyrical answer!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Thank you, Jon and piney!

    Piney, you have an excellent collection! I'm sure your post count will follow in no time.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Wooh!
    I hope you have a backup of a bigger Muse bottle?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Thank you, tdem!
    Have a great evening together!
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    But it's okay to like many things!
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Honestly, didn't even come close to that.

    If we're rating men's fragrances on this factor, L'Erbolario Uomo, L'Erbolario Ginepro Nero, Terre d'Hermes, Eau Sauvage, Fahrenheit, CK One Shock,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Thank you! :beer:
    It was really nice that my 1000th post was in Synch thread which is one of my favourites AND on Bvlgari Black which I love.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Thank you! :beer:
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Fans of Beatles and Stones may break my bones, but I'm more The Doors and Led Zeppelin kind of girl.


    Okay, but only because you asked.

    I find Chanel No. 5 hard to appreciate. And Coco. And...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Happy Valentine's day!
    I'm wishing you all to love and to be loved, and to all of us - to love ourselves and people around us.

    I'm wearing Bvlgari Black today and thanks to all your get well...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    I wouldn't call anything overrated.
    I just merely don't like some things that are well liked or like some things that a more or less well liked. There are some that are hard to appreciate for me...
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Happy birthday, ToughCool! :birthdays:
    And congratulations on a great present! Wear it with joy!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Cook.bot, I haven't seen nor smelled the actual osmanthus, but I love its scent in perfumery! It's just so... soft and dreamy. I'm not sure I get anything peachy in it, but it's probably that...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I think I'll be wearing either Le baiser du Dragon or Bvlgari Black - because of lapsang souchang tea note.
  36. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - What's wrong with the new formulation?

    I tried it several weeks ago, it seemed elegant, fresh, soft and very powdery to me. Nothing metallic or cloying.
    I haven't tried any other possible reformulations though.
  37. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Thank you for your get well wishes, teardrop, ComDiva, HoP and kewart! I can already feel I'm starting to get better!

    Kewart, it's good to hear that you at least accommodated a bit to the hurting...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Great observation, NCal!

    I'll also add the perfumes and attars made in Asia or by companies founded in Asian countries. Think Yohji Yamamoto, Shiseido, Al Rehab, Amouage, Ajmal and many many many...
  39. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Thank you, NCal!
    I hope so too. There's a book fair next week and I'll have to be up on my feet and working from Wednesday to Sunday, so I'm doing everything I can to recover quickly AND not spread...
  40. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Hello everyone!

    I'm working from home today and making quite a lot of rest breaks as I'm still not feeling that well. But yesterday I made a full pot of chicken and vegetable soup so I have enough...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I sprayed some Lait et Chocolat before going to read a book in bed before sleep yesterday because I thought this would be super indulging and comforting. It was. There's still a delicious hint of it...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Verveine by L'Occitane in the morning as I wasn't feeling too well and this one kind of helps me every time I wear it. In the early evening I changed into Pink Sugar because I wanted maximum sweet...
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    1. What was your best purchase of the year?
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, Molinard Les Amoureux de Peynet, Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDT and Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme. They make me...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th February, 2020

    I started the day with the new Guerlain Aqua Allegoria scent, and am finishing the evening with Shalimar. I felt I needed it after a hot shower, and I succumbed to it. I can't believe now I hated it...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I bought a backup and got a sample with a magazine.

    I started 2020 with:
    Wardrobe 37 (including minis and travel sprays)
    Samples 11
    Backups 2 (+4 minis)
    My goal this year is -2 in wardrobe and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Feeling a bit under the weather, so lots of ginger and lemon on the inside and Ginger Piccante on the outside.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th February, 2020

    Hello everyone and have a good week!

    It's windy today, and snowing in little icicles. I contemplated working from home today, but decided to go to the office anyway. I'm not sure if it was a wise...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    It was a pleasure to read and look through all of your beautiful choices!
    On Friday night I stole two dabs from my mom's Coty Masumi parfum. It's at least from early 90s, but I'm guessing 80s is...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Hello everyone!
    I'm on a bus home, listening to music and sending wishes to everyone in Ciara area. Keep safe.

    SOTD is a light dab of Contradiction from my ancient vial. I'll either top it up...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I haven't tried it myself, though I tried two other Ariana Grande scents on me. They were pleasant and a bit candy-like but not my thing. I should try this one, too.

    Bapteme du feu is amazing! I...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Please do share your impression on Cloud when it arrives! I hope you'll like it, too.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I didn't have much choice today since I'm visiting my parents, but I do have an ollllld official vial of CK Contradiction there and I thought that out of the options I had it's the one I want to wear...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th February, 2020

    Hello and happy Saturday! I'm at my parents, wearing CK Contradiction. We'll be off to a concert later - it's a one day festival dedicated to jew's harp (also known as mouth harp/jaw harp) music....
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I'm sure I submitted it to directory sometime last year. Unfortunately it takes time.

    I wish it was possible to help Grant adding fragrances. I would volunteer to help. I've been helping to add...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I don't know about others, but I can tell about myself.
    Most that I emptied in the last 12 months were either travel sprays or bottles that I had for many years. There was one 30 ml bottle that I...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I'm eyeing minis of Narciso Rodriguez Pure Musk For Her and Kenzo Flower on my local discounter for quite a while now, and I keep telling myself that although I want them, I don't need them. I will...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Wooh, congrats! Nine years is a lot. I have to remember that big bottles do last a long time when getting something.
    Will you replace it with another Shalimar flanker or will the Shalimar EDP be...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th February, 2020

    Happy birthday, 30 Roses! :birthdays:

    And finally it's Friday! Wishing everyone a good weekend. I'll be going to my hometown after work to visit my parents for the weekend.

    I'm not synching...
  59. Re: Beating a Dead Horse, Late to the Party, 540

    To me it's all sweetness and very similar to Aquolina's Pink Sugar, just more refined. Maybe my nose is broken.
  60. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    To me, perfume is mostly about joy.
    The joy of trying out new things, sniffing around, finding new things to like.
    The joy of reading stuff about perfumes, learning about notes, accords,...
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    Re: Help on Chanel N°5 L'Eau

    I hope your niece likes it! :)

    I like Gabrielle and don't have a nose for No.5, but L'eau might be modern enough to bridge the gap between them :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th February, 2020

    Good morning!
    It was snowing all night, and now it's raining. It's annoying when when it's both rain and snow, much better to have just one of them. :)
    Bvlgari Black today.

    Cook.bot, I didn't...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bvlgari Black, because it was snowing all night, and the bottle looked at me, and I said - Yes, yes, it's you today, definitely you.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2020

    Happy birthday, foxbins!!!
    Have a great and great smelling year!!!

    Also, happy birthday to your late mom, ComDiva, and hugs to you. It's very lovely of you to choose a fitting fragrance for this...
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    It's both funny and sad I'm not alone in this.

    Edit:
    I do also have profiles and wardrobes in Fragrantica and Parfumo. So far I've found Parfumo wardrobe to be the best, as they do have...
  66. Re: $60 Diptyque Fragrances from Russia??

    It can be either way, but it seems too good to be true. Counterfeited goods are abundant in Russia.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    To me it's going to be difficult because I have no vintage scents.
    If I happen to visit my parents on Friday, I'll put on my mom's old Coty Masumi parfum she dislikes and keeps in bathroom drawer...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2020

    Good morning!
    Aqua Allegoria Passiflora today.
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    And communism.
    All Totalitarianism in general.
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    I hear you.
    My relationship with cheese is complicated, too.
    I mean, I like brie and parmigiano and ricotta and variety of blue cheeses and sweet curd cheese, but that normal usual yellow fermented...
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    Re: Lovely - SJP question

    Unfortunately I haven't compared and only tried the Pink one, but there are several reviewers on Fragrantica claiming the fragrance with the clear juice is reformulated to be less musky, less...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th February, 2020

    Congrats on the find, NCal. Are you enjoying it?

    I'm wearing For Her EDT today, and wishing for 30 Roses to get back her sense of smell asap and sending the healing vibes to anyone not feeling...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDT, because I wanted to.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd February, 2020

    Hello, scented darlings!

    Bvlgari Black for me today.
    This evening we have another meeting with coworkers for our Potato Peel Pie Cinematic Club. We'll be discussing "Locke" (2014) and "Once upon...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I was planning to wear L'Erbolario Meharees as I was in a mood for something warm and ambery and mildly sweet-ish yet sophisticated. But I looked at the Bvlgari Black bottle on the counter and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It definitely could be something more friendly to you! It's also more masculine/unisex to my nose, as it has leather and bergamot more pronounced and less vanilla. Keep in mind I'm talking about...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Reventon, good luck in the meeting. I hope it goes well for you.

    I changed into Shalimar in the evening because I was mildly craving for it since the middle of the week just somehow wore other...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd February, 2020

    Healing vibes and wishes to everyone who needs it.

    Black Opium today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A light dab of Black Opium, because I wanted some sweet coffee, but wanted it subtle (as much as BO can be subtle) and not overpowering. That's why I always decant some to a tester vial.
    I'll...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st February, 2020

    Hello!
    I had a lazy Saturday morning and wore Verveine by L'Occitane as my morning/noon before shower scent. After a delayed shower I changed into Pamplelune.
    Both felt so good - and Pamplelune...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Verveine by L'Occitane as a morning scent, and in the early evening after a late shower I changed into Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, because today I'm craving for juicy citruses. And because...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Danny, that's a funny story! :D

    I caught a whiff of Narciso Rodriguez For Her in the bar today. Heavenly!
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    Re: L'Ombre des Merveilles (new Hermes)

    Looks interesting!
    And the bottle is very pretty.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st January, 2020

    Oh no, Hazel5!
    Food poisoning is poison, and not of the fragrant kind.
    Get well soon!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Happy Donna's Day!

    I'm synching with Mon Premier - the newest version of Lolita Lempicka. That's not a flanker, that's how it's called from now on. Reformulated by Annick Menardo herself, a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Lolita Lempicka (to be exact, the current version, now called Mon Premier) because today it's Donna's Friday Synch of reformulated scents.
    I woke up craving something citrusy or at least tart and...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    It's true, it's easier to choose when there's less to choose from. But with more choices you can be more particular, as in "I want something citrusy today, but more aromatic than juicy, and...
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    Re: Most worn in January 2020

    Most worn in January (I may or may not wear something else in the evening, if I do, I'll tweak the number later):

    8 wears:
    Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario
    6 wears:
    Pink Grapefruit by Body Shop ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st January, 2020

    Hello!

    Synching with Mon Premier - the newest version of Lolita Lempicka. That's how it's called from now on. I haven't tried the vintage, but from what I read it's pretty similar and the vibe is...
  90. Re: Which of these samples should I buy a bottle of?

    It seems like you liked Explorer the most, so I would go with that. (The one your woman likes is also an option though).
    On the other hand, it doesn't seem like you Loved any of those - so maybe you...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th January, 2020

    teardrop, have a great last Uni day today!
    I hope you'll enjoy writing your dissertation at least half as much as you enjoyed the course and classroom time! :)
    As for me, I love the sense of...
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    Seconding Guerlain's Habit Rouge, and Guerlain's Vetiver seemed also very powdery to my nose, it's also very clean. Can be had for around that price.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th January, 2020

    Congrats on your milestones, NCal and Cook.bot!

    I didn't want to get up today, as my cat was peacefully purring on my stomach. Alas, I had to. The soft musk in For Her EDT reminds me of cat's fur...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Angel Muse in the bus today.
    Was delicious.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    For Her EDT, because today it is absolutely for me.
  96. Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    Oh holy shit, it was such a pleasure to read this thread. A rare case where something is equally enlightening and entertaining.
    There should exist some golden archives for BN threads like this. For...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    Thank you, teardrop! :beer:

    Jon, happy birthday to your mom! :birthdays:

    Quarry, congrats on successful trip, a new battery and a bottle of Pomegranate Noir! When I did a Jo Malone testing...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    HoP - oh yes, I did!

    Kewart - oh no : ( I wish your foot gets well as soon as possible!

    Quarry, I'm also interested in Vetiver and Golden Vanilla. I'm just putting off the visit to Jo Malone...
  99. Re: Calling All Memo Fragrance Lovers !!

    I prefer the African one, but I think you should definitely choose the one you find more pleasant, interesting or better to you.
    Can't compare longevity and strength as I didn't try Italian on my...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    Hello!

    Frescaessenza again today - and the bottle is finished.
    After two recently finished travel bottles and several things I gave away I can say I learned 2 lessons. 1st: don't buy even a small...
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