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    Re: Most worn in August 2014

    It was Songes EdP by far. Managed to use up my bottle.
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    Re: Wedding day fragrance suggestions

    Congratulations!

    My suggestions are Carnal Flower, Isabey Gardenia, By Night White, Xerjoff Dama Bianca. All these are perfect for a bride imo. :-)

    Oh and also Ormonde Jayne Frangipani!
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    Re: Ta Ta For Now

    All the best to you, Danieq! I have been enjoying your posts.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    MAC Ruby Woo :-)
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Chanel Graphite on the toe nails. My bottle is only half full and it's discontinued.:-(
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Indulging in saffron here....I started the day in Felanilla which I hadn't worn in over a year.It deserves better.:-) Now after my evening shower wearing one of my most beloved perfumes: Safran...
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Mitsouko parfum followed by L'Heure Bleue parfum.
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie by Frederic Malle

    ^^^ *giggle* Yes, I love this one,too. It appeals to the same target group.:-)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Tomorrow's synch is an easy one for me. I LOVE saffron in scents, in fact it's the only spice I truly love ( in scents!) even though I prefer softer versions like Safran Troublant or Felanilla. My...
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie by Frederic Malle

    I completely agree with you. I love all three scents. Une Fleur de Cassie is my favourite Malle and one I consider signature scent worthy.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    *waving to Evangeline* Welcome back! You have an elegant combo there.

    Me,I am back to my standby of Chanel Mysterious. Something about this dark almost black olive tone is perfect for my pale toes.
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    Re: Favorite fall fragrances

    My favourite autumn fragrances are
    Mitsouko ( worn year around though but possibly best in autumn),
    Bois des Îles
    Cuir de Russie
    Sycomore
    Vol de Nuit
    Dries van Noten
    Une Fleur de Cassie
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    Re: How did you get into perfumery?

    I visited Galimard perfumery in Grasse with my French class as a 17 year old and bought a Mimosa perfume.I think that was my first perfume.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Hahaha...I plead guilty of buying for the name,too!
    After all perfumes are about emotions and dreams, right? Some names are too evocative to resist for me.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I bought many perfumes unsniffed for their bottles especially when I was new into this hobby. But I gave all of them away.
    I will go with one of my favourite bottle designs, the iconic No.5 extrait....
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I have been mostly wearing Rouge Coco Gabrielle lately.
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    I could definitely do it wearing either Bruno Acampora Musc,Chanel No.5 Edt or even a dab of either Mitsouko or L'HB parfum as I know every facette of these and undoubtedly they work for me, so no...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Hello, BetsyMeszaros and all, lots of lovely Arpège here today! Mmmm...I am wearing the extrait as predicted.I bought it when it was new so I have to say now it smells quite different and vintage....
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    I have bought a vintage Dior-Dior that smelled like vinegar. Simply unwearable.
    Another fragrance I received smelled like alcohol and with not much else (Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Heavenly)....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    For the next synch I have two options; Vintage Arpège Extrait with Mysore Sandalwood (last dregs) and Marry-Me, a pretty peachy floral with magnolia...I will probably wear a dab of the former.
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    Re: August Purchases

    Thank you, Danieq. That is indeed helpful. I recognize some of your description in the older version I smelled, especially the soapiness which is completely lacking in my bottle.My bottle is a...
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    Re: August Purchases

    Amazing collection, Danieq! May I ask what your Royal Bain smells like?

    A couple of years ago when I first smelled it, it smelled like chalky violets. Now it smells like an aldehydic floriental...
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    Re: August Purchases

    Found a 125 ml bottle of Royal Bain de Caron for 9 Euros at TKMaxx in my lunch break. I have to admit I bought it for the cute bottle.The scent is so-so.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Used up my big bottle of Songes EdP. First bottle in at least two years!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    On toes Chanel Black Pearl
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Kanebo Sensai 09 Tsuyabeni, a gorgeous neutral red.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I am wearing Petite Chérie Eau de Parfum today. I love this light, grassy, fruity scent which is never too sweet on me. I am not sure I have a favourite summer scent but judging from the level of...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I used up bottles regularly, even after getting into the perfumista world, but in the last few years I have only been using up samples (without regrets).I usually take a handful with me on vacation...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    P2 Flirt with me...lovely summery colour but the brush is a mess to work with.
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    It could definitely be Alien, but Annick Goutal's Songes is also worth a try in this direction.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    ^^^ Me,too! Sadly usually my favourite names don't work for me colourwise. :-(

    Today I was wearing MAC Pure Zen.
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    Re: August Purchases

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    I couldn't resist and ordered the LE coffret with 50 ml bottles of Shem-el- Nessim,Phul-Nana and Hasu-no-Hana.
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    The only one I am wearing is Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo. Such a great sandalwood cannot be ignored.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Well tomorrow is very easy for me. I shall wear Safran Troublant. I feel fabulous in this soft spicy vanilla with a trace of rose.This is a longtime favourite of mine. I could definitely seduce...
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    Re: Most worn in July 2014

    Most worn in July were Ananas Fizz and Bruno Acampora Musc oil thrice each.
    Not to mention my bedtime staple Réminiscence Patchouli which is always my most worn.
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    For me Réminiscence Patchouli cannot be topped.I have worn it at least once a week for the last 3 years.

    Other fabulous ones are Lorenzo Villoresi's,
    HdP and Mazzolari's Patchouli.
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    Re: Rahat Loukum vs Traversee du Bosphore

    In my opinion Rahat Loukhoum is much more gourmand and sweeter. It smells like a sugary musky rose and cherry/ almond scent on me.
    Traversée is much drier on my skin and features a lovely iris note...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Blue_Eyez, I want to buy L'Heure Bleue or Mitsouko just for the name (my favourite perfumes!).I was wearing MAC Red Racer today.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Blue Rebel from Chanel, my latest acquisition, on toes.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I could not pass up on the sync and wore Diorissimo to the gym. It was delightful. I absolutely love the sync which "forces" me to evaluate my collection.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    The only one I have from this period is Diorissimo Edt. While I love it I am not in the mood for it these days. I usually only wear it in early spring.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    On toes I applied Barielle Cashmere or Lose me.
    It's a nice neutral brown with some slight glitter.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Next synch will be easy for me. I only have two perfumes by these perfumers; Cuir Beluga (Polge) and Futur (Guichard) so it will be the latter in this heat.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Love that one!

    Toes are now in Chanel Mysterious. I love that shade.
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    That was a tough one. One of my favourite films is Forrest Gump but I don't think Forrest would be interested in wearing perfume nor do I think we'd share the same tastes.;-) So I chose Mûre et Musc...
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    vintage Je reviens Eau de toilette...sigh
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Ciaté Dangerous affair on toes; a classical burgundy.
  48. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    Excellent recommendations above. I think Serge Lutens perfumes are definitely worth sampling for you. Fumerie Turque might also be up your alley.

    Also Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I almost forgot today's synch. I'll make up for it later with Amarige Special Harvest Mimosa de Grasse 2005. I much prefer this over the original Amarige which I cannot wear at all. I only own two...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    Definitely coconut, lemongrass and perhaps mango.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Ciaté Mistress on toes.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Thank you,Betsy! I felt like I was cheating at first, but apparently I wasn't,lol.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Wearing OJ Frangipani today. My daughter sniffed me and asked: "Hmmmm...citrus?" So I guess I did well with the synch.:-)
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    I am looking forward to wearing Ormonde Jayne Frangipani. It has a very aromatic and lasting citrus opening. On colder days the citrus note lasts even longer and is the predominating scent.On warmer...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    "Stole" my daughter's Ciaté Power Dressing for my tips today. A dark blue similar to Chanel's Blue Rebel.
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    MAC Eye Khol in Blooz and Smolder.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Good morning, everybody! I am wearing my latest acquisition Bois Farine. I love the peanutty iris note! So glad I got a bottle.
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    LaLique Le Parfum....there is too much going on in this one but I am keeping it because it was a present from someone dear.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    MAC Up the Amp today
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Joining the house of Chanel with Cello and Blue-Eyez with Bel-Argus on toes.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I shall wear my recently discontinued favourite, Safran Troublant.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    A back up bottle of the sadly discontinued Safran Troublant. I love this so,so much.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Bois Farine 100 ml bottle. I am craving peanuts.:-)
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    Re: Cassini by Oleg Cassini

    I may be wrong but I found a similarity in Féminité du Bois.
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    Re: Classic scents like Chanel No. 5

    Parfums de Rosine Rose d' Amour perhaps? It does not smell like Chanel No.5 but it does have the classic feel to it. I am a lover of Chanel No.5 myself.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Good morning! I found Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo in my collection which I think fits the bill. I love this one.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Kumquat, I absolutely love your choice of Guerlain...you've inspired me to run and spritz some Sous le Vent....mmmm
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I might go for Jicky. It's the most unisex fragrance I own. I love powdery florals, soft orientals and gourmands most and those are usually marketed as feminine.

    Random thought, Donna,what perfume...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Chanel Mystique today
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    I am really enjoying these pics, Kumquat, keep them coming! :-)
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Toes are now in Essie Mink Muffs.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    MAC Sail la Vie from the Hey Sailor Edition. A deep neutral red.
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    Re: Steal of the day

    Jeanne Arthes Vanille Tropicale for 5 Euros while I was waiting for my car's oil change.It smells lovely.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    MAC Up the Amp today
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Chanel Mysterious on toes.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Chanel Graphite...one of my all time faves.
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    Re: Scents that lulls you to sleep.....

    If I do wear perfume to bed,it's usually Rem Patch.This stuff has therapeutic properties really.
    Another great one is Jicky parfum.
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    Re: Hi, I'm Maya!

    Welcome to Basenotes,Maya! You have lovely taste!
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    Re: Most Powdery?

    I totally agree! I love me some powder and TdN is the most powdery perfume out there.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I wore MAC Riviera Life today.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I am with you, Dorthea, in trying to finish my L'Oréal Pink Passion. I only wear this at home for the nourishing properties.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Ciaté Cookies and Cream
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    The Dior Grège looks amazing!
    Feeling adventurous today in MAC Up the Amp.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Vintage Diorling which I haven't worn since last spring. I do not reach for it often as I tend to swoon all day when I am wearing it which is distracting.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Bel Argus is the most beautiful blue nail polish in the world imo.

    Butter London Marrow on tips.
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof in Minuit. I adore navy eyeliners.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Chanel Charivari on toes.I love dark nail polishes so much.:-)
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    Re: Fragrances that are you personified

    L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko,Une Fleur de Cassie, Chanel Cuir de Russie and No.5.

    I generally like powdery scents. Mitsouko seems to be an exception,though.
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    Re: How did YOU get into fragrances?

    A visit to my pen-friend in London got me into perfumes as far as I remember. I admired a *huge* gorgeous Shalimar extrait bottle (probably a factice) on her dresser.
    I think she and her mother were...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Hello, lovely lipstick ladies!

    Today I am wearing the no-brainer Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Boy again.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    L'Oréal Pink Passion applied lightly today.
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Samples of:
    Mazzolari Sofia,
    Mancera Roses&Chocolate,
    Acqua di Parma Acque Nobile Iris and Magnolia and Montale intense Café
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Today I am wearing my brandnew MAC Up the Amp which is actually a very wearable violet on me.
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    Re: What's the Weirdest Fragrance You Own?

    Manoumalia. It's tropical but also very earthy and animalic.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Hello, ladies! What luxury packaging there, Evangeline! Great colour,too! I wore Max Factor Valentine Rose today for a change.An oldie from my collection which I am trying to use up.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    On toes Essie Mink Muffs.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    White florals will be tough.I have so many to choose from. Oddly I am craving magnolia today. Does it count as a white floral?

    Maybe I will just go for a gardenia today. It's cool and rainy so I...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2014

    I have stopped looking further, the Mimosa pour Moi is simply perfection! None of the other mimosa perfumes come remotely close.:-)
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    New mani with OPI Jade is the New Black for a prolonged weekend. I don't know why I love this so much, but I do.
  100. Re: How do you respond to unfavorable comments on your SOTD?

    Mitsouko is my holiest of holy grails and I know you smell fantastic! Please ignore such rude comments. Mitsouko is an acquired taste for many.

    Once someone said it smells strong in here when I...
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