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    Sample of the Day - April 2020

    Do please share here your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks! Should be plenty of time for sampling for those of you under lockdown..

    l'm currently going through my stash of...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

    Thanks, kewart!

    Ouch Trilby, glad you're ok!

    Terry, glad to hear of your hubby's improvement!

    Hugs to everyone!
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    Re: Any Good Newish Sandalwoods ?

    Santal du Pacifique by Perris Monte Carlo (2016) is a lovely creamy, tropical sandalwood.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's a cloudy day here. l'll be wearing Stella for another late shift.

    Take care, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st April, 2020

    More healing thoughts going out to tdem's hubby, & hugs for (((lne))).
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st April, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday Xscent! :birthdays:

    Not fooled by that one for a moment, N.CAL.

    l'll be having my virtual meeting with my tutor before going in for my late shift today. Wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

    Thanks Ryan, kewart, caz, Clockwork & PerfumedLady for your kind words! It means a lot to have all you guys rooting for me. :o

    Keeping all of you & your loved ones in my thoughts, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

    Thanks, Jon! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

    Thanks Q & Larimar for being so lovely! :kiss:
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    Most worn in March:

    3 x Stash & Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle

    2 x Samsara, lmperial Opoponax, Soliflore Wisteria, Soliflore Mimosa, Mimosa Mixte & Spring Jasmine

    1 x Encens Flamboyant,...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Seaflower:

    This opens as another fruity floral, but there's a cold, green & almost metallic vibe to this one. Two hours in, it's morphed into a milky & warmer floral, with the "sand accord"...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

    Thanks PerfumedLady, please pray it will be so! lt's looking increasingly likely that l will be moved soon, & it scares the s**t out of me. Apparently l'm one of those "earmarked" to be moved to a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

    Morning all!

    Jon, that's a brilliant pic, & very appropriate right now when we're all discussing Covid haircuts! ;)

    Regarding supermarkets opening early for elderly/vulnerable/key workers:...
  14. Re: Dame Chilehead and Dark Horse...what's the word?

    Here are my thoughts on Chilehead, copied & pasted from the Sample of the Day thread:


    The opening is rather herbal-medicinal for me, dominated by a celery-like vetiver, & a fiery pepper, instead...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th March, 2020

    Morning all!

    l'll be wearing the uplifting & spring-like L'Ete en Douce for my late shift today.

    Hugs & healing thoughts to all who need them.
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Coral:

    Bright, sweet, fruity air freshener. One of the reviews here mentions that it has the smell of a candle store, & l totally get that. l even smell the wax used to make the candles,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th March, 2020

    Afternoon all,

    So glad you're feeling better, Clockwork! :D

    We're having a lazy day here so far, & l'm sampling Coral by Neil Morris. There's a strong & very cold wind blowing outside, so...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th March, 2020

    Thanks, ExtremeK! :beer:

    Shycat, that's great news about your son! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th March, 2020

    Morning all,

    ClockworkAlice, hope you're ok!

    caz, that is scary. Please do stay safe!

    lt's colder with hazy sunshine here today. l'm off outside to do some gardening in Spring Jasmine.
  20. Re: Sexiest clubbing perfumes with POWERFUL sillage?

    +1 for Black Orchid & Alien.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Thanks, Larimar! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Why thank you, Jon! :o l'll be raising a glass in your direction very soon..

    Terry, l'm so glad to hear your hubby is feeling some improvement!
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Dreaming California:

    This opens as a sunny, cheerful fruity floral with a hint of ocean breeze. l smell pear here, although it's not listed. After an hour, a vanilla sweetness underlies the fruit,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Could be! ;)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l'm not a lover of aldehydes, & l wanted to do some sampling instead today, but of course l'll be reading all your posts here as usual! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, dear Foustie! :birthdays: Hope you're doing ok.

    Extra hugs for (((Jon))) & everyone else who needs one.

    Terry, how is your hubby doing?

    l have three days off,...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Wow, this sounds like one for me, too! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th March, 2020

    foxbins, l've cut back on the news-watching too, & feel much calmer for it.

    Thank you ExtremeK, l'm enjoying watching spring unfold too. We've been having glorious weather here this week, & my...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th March, 2020

    Morning all,

    Soliflore Wisteria for work today.

    Extra healing vibes going out to tdem's household.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th March, 2020

    Thanks Clockwork, ComDiva, Larimar, Q & foxbins! l'll take one of those group hugs. :kiss:

    Extra hugs for (((Jon))) & (((tdem))). Sending out healing prayers for your loved ones, Terry.

    Jon, l...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th March, 2020

    Morning all,

    Seville a l'Aube for another long shift today.

    Take care, everyone.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th March, 2020

    Thanks tdem, PerfumedLady & Jon! The Eye Casualty has been much less busy than usual over the last week or so, & all outpatient clinics & routine surgery have been cancelled. As of tomorrow many of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th March, 2020

    Morning all,

    Off to work a long shift in Narcisse Noir, modern EDT.

    Take care of yourselves, & each other.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd March, 2020

    No talk of hazard/combat pay here as far as l know...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd March, 2020

    Good to see jujy & PerfumedLady here! :vrolijk_26:

    The UK has now joined the "stay at home" club, too. Except for "key workers" like myself, that is.

    l must say the skies today looked clearer...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd March, 2020

    Afternoon all,

    lt looks like Mr teardrop won't be getting much work for a while, so he's been out this morning to get a load of decorating supplies so he can keep himself occupied painting the...
  37. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Thanks, Grant! l understand the difficulty of getting things done when other people/children are getting under your feet. Hope you & your family stay well through all this!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd March, 2020

    (((lne))) hang in there.

    Q, so glad you're ok!

    l've seen bluebells in bloom today, about a month earlier than usual.

    Having showered with Miller Harris Rose Silence shower gel, l'm wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd March, 2020

    Morning all,

    Soliflore Mimosa for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st March, 2020

    Thank you, Ryan! Wishing you strength.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st March, 2020

    l know, right? ;)

    Agreeing with Zilpha here, too. And with 24 Faubourg, on the wine. :beer: Feel free to vent here whenever you need to!

    lt was eerily quiet walking home from work this evening...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st March, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's a beautiful day here, & it's lifting my heart to see the sun shining.

    Wearing Mimosa Mixte for my late shift today.

    Love & hugs to you all.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th March, 2020

    Hugs to (((24 Faubourg))) & (((foxbins))).

    Q, glad you're ok, please keep it that way!

    Hope Mr Trilby is ok, too.

    All pubs, clubs & restaurants in the UK will be closing tonight for the...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Rose Tattoo:

    Maybe it's my skin, but l'm not getting any rose from this whatsoever. lt opens as a sharp patchouli, & there's a leathery, birch tar-like note that becomes more prominent as it dries...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th March, 2020

    l've been thinking this, too.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l'm kind of stretching the synch to try my sample of Rose Tattoo by Neil Morris today. l know that roses are probably not thought of as a spring flower, but my rose bush already has buds on it, so...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th March, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    kewart, big virtual hugs to you & everyone who's having to stay at home. Home is supposed to be a sanctuary, but l guess it doesn't feel that way when you're forced to stay there....
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    Re: Need Help With Mystery Decant

    Um, why not sniff all your bottles & see which smells similar??
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th March, 2020

    Good luck, foxbins!

    l managed to get most of what l needed from the supermarket, & it wasn't horrendously busy. There's no pasta left there at all, & no eggs, but l stocked up on those a few days...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Trying A Rose is a Rose today:

    This is a powerful rose, but for the first couple of hours there's a kind of musty, turned, pot-pourri aspect to it. After this, there's a big dose of aldehydes &...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th March, 2020

    Mmmmm, moussaka...:tongue:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th March, 2020

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

    That fragrance the BN Robot is wearing sounds like a disease, doesn't it?

    l have a couple of days off, & l'll be venturing out later to...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th March, 2020

    Good to see you mike, l'm so sorry your mum is poorly. Sending healing thoughts across the pond.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th March, 2020

    Great news, lne! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th March, 2020

    Morning all!

    Wise words, CuddleCat.

    l'm wearing Un Matin d'Orage EDP for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th March, 2020

    Thank you, Larimar! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th March, 2020

    Morning all!

    DK Gold for work today.

    Stay safe, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th March, 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Thanks Manny, all the best to you! Looking forward to trying these.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th March, 2020

    Thanks tdem, kewart, freewheelin' & Hazel!

    As l had hoped, most of the people with "minor" problems seem to be staying away from the hospital, so the workload today was much more manageable than...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th March, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday dora & cestrum! :birthdays::birthdays:

    lne, l hope all will be well for you, & for anyone else who's feeling under the weather right now.

    l'm getting ready to head...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Thanks, N.CAL! ;)
  63. Re: Need Help IDing This Bottle and Fragrance

    That's Angel by Thierry Mugler, of course.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th March, 2020

    Q, right back atcha! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th March, 2020

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday, Liz B! :birthdays:

    We're keeping calm & carrying on for as long as we can here, & heading out for lunch & beers. Who knows, it might be our last opportunity for a...
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    This, or Amarige. lf l was wearing these, l'd want to be at least a mile away from myself.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th March, 2020

    Beautifully put Q, & l couldn't have said it better.

    Love & protective thoughts going out to all of you, & your loved ones too.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th March, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    No possibility of working from home for me either, or for anyone in the caring professions. Yet they talk about it as if it's something anyone can do! :confused:

    Still, l'm not...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Finally getting started on the generously-provided new stash of samples that l now have, although as N.CAL rightly surmised elsewhere, it'll take me a month of Sundays to get through them all! ;)...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th March, 2020

    HoP, congrats on your milestone! :beer:

    My sympathies to all those having their travel plans cancelled/postponed. l must say l worry about the consequences for society of this "social distancing"...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL! l never heard of Winter Fresh gum before, but l see it's supposed to smell/taste of wintergreen, & l can see the association.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th March, 2020

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

    The sun is out, & l'll be working in the garden again today.

    Synching in First Snow by Neil Morris, which isn't in the Directory.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l chose to do a first-time sampling of First Snow by Neil Morris today, which isn't in the Directory, & l couldn't find a notes list anywhere.

    l'll post my full impressions in the Neil Morris...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th March, 2020

    So sorry to hear that, foxbins! :(
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2020

    Mimosa Mixte by Dame Perfumery:

    This is from their JD Noir Femme collection, & isn't in the Directory here, but notes listed on their site are: mandarin, basil, bergamot, mimosa, violet, ylang...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th March, 2020

    l had to run indoors a couple of times today to avoid some heavy rain showers, but the sun was lovely while it was out, & l managed to finish pruning my gigantic buddleia. :smiley: The mowing will...
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    Re: In 2020, I expect to finish...

    l finished Eau de Shalimar, but there's no end in sight yet for Sheer Obsession. This winter hasn't been cold enough for me to wear it much.

    l also finished a 30ml bottle of Stash, but l have back...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th March, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, dear ExtremeK! :birthdays:

    We have glorious sunshine here too, & l'll be starting the spring tidy-up in the garden today. l'm quite excited to be coming out of...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Clockwork, one can hardly imagine the horrors your grandparents went through, but it's wonderful that they found love even in the midst of such inhospitable circumstances.

    l've been reading too...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2020

    l have a sample of Mimosa Mixte, & it's next in the queue for me to try! :) There's limited information about this one & it's not in the Directory, so your recommendation means a lot!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th March, 2020

    Happy lndependence Day, Clockwork! :)
  82. Re: what does the term "perfumery/perfumey" mean to you?

    LOL! l always did like the cut of your jib, Red. :thumbsup:

    Now if only l could present my dissertation as a tweet...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2020

    Soliflore Mimosa perfume oil by Dame Perfumery:

    Once again ClaireV nails it, with her comparison of this one to vegetable oil, along with cucumber & puffs of pollen. lf this sounds odd, it is, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th March, 2020

    Morning all!

    More studying today, & l'm sampling Soliflore Mimosa by Dame Perfumery.
  85. Re: What would a fragrance smell like if it was made up of every single fragrance in the world?

    Yes. l got a muddy brown.



    :lolk:
  86. Re: what does the term "perfumery/perfumey" mean to you?

    For me, "perfumey" describes a vintage-style fragrance, usually containing aldehydes and/or notes that have a "turned" smell, that comes at you as a cacophony of notes that are difficult to pick out...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th March, 2020

    Thanks caz, Ryan & ExtremeK, & Q, Mr teardrop sends kisses back! :kiss: Kudos to you for a job well done.

    Vanilla Musk this evening.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2020

    Soliflore Narcissus perfume oil by Dame Perfumery:

    ClaireV's review of this one is spot on, it really does smell like bathroom cleaner/disinfectant/antiseptic during the initial phase, & this...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th March, 2020

    Morning all!

    Stay well, CuddleCat!

    Mr teardrop says thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday. We had a lovely evening, despite getting rained on both walking there & walking back, & despite...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th March, 2020

    Thanks CuddleCat & N.CAL! :dankk2:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th March, 2020

    Thanks, HoP!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th March, 2020

    Thanks, piney & Jon! :smiley:

    l shall of course be wearing Mr teardrop's favourite Allure this evening.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2020

    Back to my samples from Dame Perfumery, with Soliflore Wisteria EDT, another freebie received with my last order:

    l don't recall ever experiencing the scent of wisteria, although it does grow...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th March, 2020

    Thanks lne, dora, Hazel, tdem & Shycat! :kiss:

    Cosmetic surgery is something l would never consider unless l was disfigured or needed reconstruction of some kind. l guess working in health care...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th March, 2020

    Thanks, kewart!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th March, 2020

    Thanks, Clockwork! :smiley:

    l adore most ltalian food, but have a particular fondness for their tortelloni filled with spinach & ricotta, in a creamy garlic sauce. :tongue:

    l'm not a vegetarian...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th March, 2020

    Morning all!

    Today is Mr teardrop's birthday, & we'll be going out for dinner to "our" ltalian restaurant tonight.

    For now l'll be starting my week off with some proper studying, & hoping to...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th March, 2020

    Evening all!

    Finally getting around to posting after an afternoon in the pub. lt's a day of sunshine, showers & hail here. l'm wearing Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle.

    Don't even get me...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th March, 2020

    Thanks, Jon! l need to spend time on my dissertation of course, & there's plenty to be done in the garden, but there will be some indulgence taking place as well! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th March, 2020

    Morning all!

    Officially l now have a week off, but l'm going in to do some overtime today.

    l'm wearing Oriental Pearl, which layers beautifully over the remnants of last night's Rumi.
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