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  1. Re: SotD Saturday 8 March - International Women's Day

    Actually never got to a scent today, but last night's was Miss Dior. Inspired by Chandler Burr declaring that it borders on unwearable; I really can't even see how he would find it so.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 7th March

    Missed all you darlings and still hoping that by mid march I'll reach a day when no one in my house has a cold. I rotated through all off the greenest greens in the wardrobe during a gorgeous sunny...
  3. Re: SOTD Thursday 14th February - Happy Valentine's Day

    Slept in the deep and broody Mitsouko, woke up with Tocca’s Stella, shifted to Anne Pliska mid day and set to change into her darker cousin Fifi for this evening. And Thursday night is always Tango...
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    Re: What will your Valentines Fragrance be?

    I'm with Tia on this one and thinkin Fifi
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 13 February

    I’m back, my dear ones!

    Wore Une Histoire de Chypre this morning and testing Ambre Narguile this afternoon. Didn’t ever veer over into dangerous pneumonia territory, but I was near to expiring...
  6. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Slept through most of a scent free weekend- but I, like Wordbird jumped the gun with Jicky on Friday night. Usually very good for me, but discovered it is a bad choice to mix with a touch of...
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    Re: TGIF! Sotd Friday 1 February

    As I said yesterday-The very best days do not begin with a chat with a plumber!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 31 January

    The very best days do not begin with a chat with a plumber. Even more so, I am told they do not begin with your mother telling you that you need to yank huge slabs of slate from the sand set section...
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    Re: Most worn in January

    All over the map as usual, with very few repeats

    Tabac Blond-3
    Attrape-Coeur-2
    Bois des Iles-2
    Cabochard-2
    Fifi-Chachnil-2
    Mitsouko-2
    Moss Breches-2
    Neroli-2
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 30 January

    Slept in Divine (out of character streak of sleeping in florals- go figure). Waking up in the cozy cherry-vanilla coke of Escada Collection (my shredded mess of a spread sheet indicates I have Tinks...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 29 January

    Warm sympathy to tdi- now we know a good reason for those soft rubber like garage floors. Concrete is just too hard. Afternoon and evening in Bois des Iles. Parfum layered with edt- still in evidence...
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    Re: Ah, Lavender!! Your favorites??

    Caswell Massey's long discontinued Signature Lavender. I'd love to find a bottle or something similar. Even C-M can't tell me what was in this.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 29 January

    Spent the night in L'Occitane's Neroli, now being *****-slapped into consciousness by Cabochard.
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    Re: SotD Monday 28 January

    slid out of Chergui and into Tabac Blond for the evening
  15. Re: Total Weight of Non-transparent bottles (CdG and Montale)

    And if anyone has a clue about the Narciso Rodriquez bottles, do tell. Mine (the 100 ml edt) is entirely opaque, so it's very hard to tell how much is left.
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    Re: What color is that scent?

    You are certainly not alone; some scents have such strong color associations to me that I won't even wear them with colors that clash.
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    Re: SotD Monday 28 January

    Chergui and snow here.
  18. Re: Which do you like better, Coup de Fouet or Poivre?

    For me, it's right up there with a 2 shot latte.
  19. Thread: SOTD- Jan.27th

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    Re: SOTD- Jan.27th

    Good morning to you all (well it still is here) and a Happy Birthday to the Wolf. May I suggest that Bergman's film of The Magic Flute is a much gentler introduction to the charms of Mozart than...
  20. Thread: Wee hee

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    Re: Wee hee

    You know that you are a bunch of wicked bad men and if you can't say anything nice, oh please, come sit by me.
  21. Re: Which do you like better, Coup de Fouet or Poivre?

    Thanks- Tigs- I went nuts trying to google that,and everything referred back to notes for Poivre and Coup. I can add that carnation was once nicknamed clove gillyflower and I would not be shocked if...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 26 January

    In Fifi's case, sinful is right and delightfully so! Our dear Renee just sent me some and I'm enjoying it immensely.
  23. Re: Any scents similar to the vintage Femmy by Rochas?

    I'm heading out a limb here as I haven't yet hunted down and tried vintage Femme, but Alpona might be a good one to try. It pushes the fruit real hard, like Femme still does, but it has a very...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 26 January

    Way big congratulations to the Quarrys; 29 is getting seriously committed! (We are closing on 24.)

    Fifi spent last night dancing the tango with L’Homme Sage. Not the flashiest footwork on the...
  25. Re: Which do you like better, Coup de Fouet or Poivre?

    Poivre, but I'm a piggie so I usually wear them together. On the other hand- if it's for a wake up jolt and you don't want to be committed for as long, Coup is a good spritz w/ morning coffee.
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    Re: TGIF! Sotd Friday 25 January

    Testing Profumum's Ambers this morning. Local notion of cold is less severe than many of yours, but warming ambers are still nice is it's under freezing point.
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    Re: Fragrances that you find oppressive...

    Iris Nobile and Patou 1000 are uplifting.
    Love Mitsouko but find it deepening rather than elevating.
    Heavy tuberose oppresses me.
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    Re: Choose one from each house

    Guerlain (I’d throw almost any other house to the wolves for extra Guerlains.) I can’t pick between Attrape-Coeur, Shalimar, Mitsouko and Sous Le Vent
    Caron- Tabac Blond (but there are many close...
  29. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    I'm Not Really a Waitress

    for the next few weeks
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    Re: SotD Thursday 24 January

    Evening in Anne Pliska; maybe I'll terrify the tangueros.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 24 January

    Happy Birthday to new mama Tovah- hope you get a chance to check in and see your greetings. I wish for you a good nights sleep and an uninterrupted shower. (As all mamas know- these are priceless.)
    ...
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    Re: Help me find a perfume for my mum

    And since no one has said it yet- our favorite answer to this kind of question and a good option if you have more time than cash- pretty basket of samples with a promise to buy a bottle of the...
  33. Thread: Caron Boutique

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    Re: Caron Boutique

    That is the number that I used in December. The spa that houses the Caron Boutique has a website, but no online ordering.

    http://phytouniverse.com/

    Hope someone can chime in with an update, but...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 23 January

    Tested Blk Tourmaline and retested Amethyst and switched to a less redolent purse.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 23 January

    My evening in Histoire de Chypre was overshadowed by spilling most of a decant of Querelle in my purse. Not a bad scent for the car either.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 22 January

    Waking up in Patou 1000
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    Re: New to the forum and...

    Welcome to Basenotes, wish I could say that there was a quick easy way to add your wardrobe, but you have to go through the directory and add things one at a time. Once you have done that, is makes...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 19 January

    Quadrille
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    Re: The Floral with Oriental staying powers...

    The first two that come to mind are Patou 1000 and Caron French CanCan.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 18 January

    Yikes, I missed Ine's birthday- so sorry and hope it was lovely! I plead a busy weeks and unreliable connection to Basenotes.

    Started the day in Moss Breches and never got back upstairs to add...
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    Re: New Regular Feature

    Would love a compilation on the construction of some of the rarer notes.I think most of us know. ie, where Sandalwood comes from and many of us are familiar with the synthetics that are often added,...
  42. Re: Burr : The media and the reactions ~ deleted scenes from The Perfect Scent

    Adding to Dee's suggestion of Aroma; for those of you interesting in the sociology/anthropology of smell.

    The Smell Culture Reader
    The Scented Ape
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    Re: A woman who neglected herself.

    Count me in among those who enjoy a touch of skank in a scent; but I do have enough American self-consciousness to be more careful about where I wear those. And our national obsession with...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 16 January

    I was jonesing for Basenotes all morning, so I’m glad it’s back and hoping the server proves a bit more robust.

    First a shout to Inees. Did you see the sun today? Whenever I wanted to whine about...
  45. Thread: MPG samples

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    Re: MPG samples

    Love Luckyscent for many reasons, but a good alternate source for MPG samples would be http://www.beautifulperfumes.com. They have the carded samples at $2- a pop. I've ordered from them several...
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    Re: Amber bath products?

    Has anyone tried both the Côté Bastide and the L'Occitane? I've enjoyed the L'Occitane, but I'd prefer something less sweet. Even so, the L'Occitane Ambers can be nice warm layers.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday January 15th

    Chergui for me today, but I'll be showering late (could not face going out in the snow with cold wet hair this morning) and trying to figure out a scent sturdy enough to survive a long dance class,...
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    Re: SotD Monday January 14th

    Twinning with Tao today - icy rain and deep grey skies brings Tabac Blond out in all it's glory.
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    Re: Do you like thyme?

    Diptyque's L'Eau Trois has thyme for sure and Borsari's Macchia Mediterranea might as well.
  50. Re: Burr : The media and the reactions ~ deleted scenes from The Perfect Scent

    Even better than the first extract. While I find it understandable that this might be tangential to the point of the book, I'm sorry it won't reach a wider audience.
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    Re: Chandler Burr: How I became the NYT Perfume Critic

    My thanks to Grant, for nailing this down and to Chandler Burr for agreeing to appear in the perfumista eqivalent of a lion's den. I've been enjoying the NYT columns a great deal and will only add...
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    Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    Francesco Smalto Full Choke is supposed to have a gunpowder note, it's not available in the US, so I haven't tried it, but the first poster was in Ireland.And I live with fans of Hoppes # 9; in fact...
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    Re: Question for The Nose

    2 to try
    Fresh- Tobacco Flower (resembles a night blooming nicotiana)
    I Profumi di Firenze- Tabacco (much more about the flower than about cured tobacco leaf)
    Petunia? I can't say.

    Just googled...
  54. Thread: Bond No. 9

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    Re: Bond No. 9: An End to Peace on Earth and Don't Go Down by My Riverside

    So she’s aspiring for the heights of litigious idiocy, and achieving a level near McDonald’s notion that an entire country north of England stole their prefix. At least she’s not likely to be as well...
  55. Re: Today's Wish List...Your Top Three Desired Scents

    As many of us (including me) try to wiggle around limiting it to three-

    My “just working out the logistics” list
    1. Micallef- Black Sea
    2. Serge Lutens- Fumerie Turque
    3. Serge Lutens- Iris...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 10 January

    Last night- Creed's Aubepine Acacia.
    Joined Mike in the stables this morning with Dzing!
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    Re: What to have etched on a bottle?

    Why not a fan for you? There are mountains of copy free Japanese chops available, perfect for stencils.
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    Re: La Vierge de Jicky

    Zatarain- The edp is ridiculously hard to find most places, but you are in SF, right? Have you checked the Guerlain counter at Neimen Marcus? They have the best selection this side of NY or Paris....
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    Re: Comprehensive List of Violet Scents

    Jolie Madame is an interesting mix of violet and leather, but I have no sense of how this one might work on a man.
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    Re: Finally finding Guerlains that I love...gulp!

    For Mitsouko, the edt is so very different than the edp or the parfum, that you should wait and try one of those.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 09 January 2008

    It’s breaking my heart that the new Cuir de Lancome was yanked back before it ever crossed the pond.

    And curious as can be about Riannon’s Golden Oak (not found after a quick google).

    Our brave...
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    Re: Are you Fragrance Obsessive-Compulsive?

    I'm contemplating moving my fragrance data off of spreadsheets and over to a full data base, just so I can keep track and you are asking if it's OCD.Textbook case here.
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    Re: Men who wear Black Orchid

    Usually NOT a minimalist, but in this case, less would indeed be more!

    As to Black Orchid, it really doesn't work on me, but IIRC, it's a very good shot for men to try. Apart from hype and...
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    Re: Comprehensive List of Carnation Scents

    Worth noting that almost all carnation accords are created from either various other floral and spice naturals and/or synthetics. Carnation absolute does exist, but it is very expensive (I logged two...
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    Re: Comprehensive List of Carnation Scents

    Golconda is carnation based? I am so very doomed.

    I love me my clove gillyflowers and I've only tried about 8 of these.Thanks for doing the homework.
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    Re: When it the rest of the site coming back?

    Thanks for giving us back our wardrobes and reviews. We really missed them.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 January

    For the evening, Vol de Nuit parfum- it usually has better longevity, but 2 1/2 hours of back to back dance classes wiped it out. Wiped me out as well! Note to self: next lifetime start younger!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 January

    Trying to re-org and shrink my sample mountain- tested two from Comptoir Sud Pacifique. Vanille Extreme.The vanilla is not extreme, but the sweetness is. This is a sugar cookie

    Vanille Citrus- the...
  69. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 >> ORIENTALS

    I had a very oriental Saturday- but I didn't have a chance to look up and focus on anything almondy; if I own any such thing.

    I don't think that Piguet's Baghari gets anywhere near the attention...
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 January

    Tom Ford- Moss Breches- grey and Monday
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    Re: Is anyone familiar with MPG Paris EDT?

    I think I can explain this, but I'm afraid it won't be very helpful. Paris is likely not the scent name; it's just where MPG is based. On all of the MPG carded samples I've seen, the individual...
  72. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 >> ORIENTALS

    First Oriental of the day- Piguet's Baghari (thanks- Tinks!). Very wearable.
    Notes cribbed from Now Smell This:
    "The new version has been reorchestrated by perfumer Aurelien Guichard, and includes...
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    Re: Eucalyptus anyone?

    I recall a strong eucalyptus note in Santa Maria Novella's pot-pourri.
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 4 January 2008

    Happy anniversary to the Timberwolves! I hope that you can go out for something lovely tonight. So, how many years are you up to?

    And with many thanks to Rtamara, I am finally getting to try Fifi...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 December

    Switched to Bois des Iles for the afternoon- off to scout out jewelers for some custom work.
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    Re: I'm going to New Orleans!

    And squeeze in at least one lazy continental breakfast with a plate of beignet.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 December

    Last night in Attrape-Coeur (a delicious mini-break from a chypre streak) and this morning in Histoire.
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    Re: Here's a FANcy little story ...

    Some of the Japanese fans made for men are more on the graphic and minimalist side.

    And yes, TheGoodLifes panorama was inspiring and drool-able. I used to collect fans and I've been tempted to...
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    Re: Mitsouko: rekindling a love affair

    Habit de Fete is just one of Guerlain's packagings- I think the gold atomizer with the holes in it. And don't dump it- pass it on!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    Miss Dior
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    Clearly, she always remembered her hockey mask!
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    Brilliant puzzle- and way too much time looking at Tudor period costumers; clearly not enough time thinking about opera!
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    Re: Happy New Year! SOTD January 1, 2008

    Was out of a shower and into my first scent of the year at about 5 minutes till midnight last night.

    First wearing ever from an unopened bottle of Coty Chypre.
  84. Thread: NY Times: Norell

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    Re: NY Times: Norell

    I can't recall exactly when, but I know I once owned and wore this. Certainly long before I actually knew much about what I was wearing. Fine designer too, one of the few Americans who really did...
  85. Re: List of 2008 fragrance releases - which ones are you excited about?

    I'll at least want to see reviews for the Etat Libre and the Gres.
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    IMDB,Google and Wikipedia are off my buddy list.BTW- Casanova's mother was the daughter of a cobbler- thus I have at least added to my education.
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    Well, Italian was implied from the beginning.
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    I spent ages determining it is not Gina Lollabrigida.
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    Re: SotD Monday 31st December 2007 - NYE!

    Poor Lievje, one sick boy was more than enough. Hope this time it's less scary and a quicker recovery.
    Matt smells devastatingly gorgeous today.
    Twolf- do tell, is Philtre worth a mad quest?
    Last...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 29 December 2007

    Mama's right, sister is, well, just being "sisterly". I just wore that a day of so ago, not at all like a hamster! And welcome!
  91. Re: Mitsouko Lovers will either love me or hate me for this...

    And yes, my lovely cohorts, I will be catching up on PMs and feedback as soon as I have a nice block of time. Still have only barely tested the new juice.
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    Re: Red bottles

    The bizarre knobby bottle for Solange stoned comes to mind.
  93. Re: Any ideas on a female scent that I should wear around my ex?

    Just revisited this thread after a quick look earlier today. If this is what is still up after Chris did a clean up, I’m glad I missed the middle.

    May I suggest that you may be overthinking this?...
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 27 December 2007

    Slept in Coromandel, finally got today's first scent on at the edge of evening- Pomegranite Noir
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    Re: We need more Females

    Even though it's a variation on a common theme here, this is a thread to be cherished. I don't think I'm the only one of the femmes here who is rarely, if ever, told that I'm too quiet.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 26 December

    Happy Birthday to our fearless leader.

    Ormonde Man ready and waiting for morning on this side of the world.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 25 December :)

    Chergui through the middle of the day, and gingerbread baking.
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    Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

    A very merry Christmas to the best smelling guys on the planet.
  99. Thread: Happy Xmas To All

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    Re: Happy Xmas To All

    Joyeux Noel!
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    Re: Playing for Samples- New game ends 12/25 at 6 !!

    Been dying to try Fifi- darn near bought it blind during the BH sale- only resisted because they only had the big ones left.

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