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    Re: Litsea Cubeba / May Chang

    Cooler, sharper and much heavier citrus than my lemon oil with an initial hit to the nose like eucalyptus then a slightly floral edge that reminds me of hawthorn blossom.
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    Re: SotD: Friday 13th April 2012

    Mouchoir de Monsieur today :)
  3. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 7, 2012 *** FLORALS

    Guerlain - Champs Elysees - from a recently acquired sample, it's pretty and very light on me to begin with, not the usual thing I would wear but it would make a nice contrast to some of my others....
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    Re: What We Wore as teenagers?

    Oh yes! - I remember Aqua Manda, my grandmother gave me a huge bottle for Christmas when I was quite young (I never did get through half of it and have no idea what happened to the rest of it ),...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11th March, 2012.

    Aroma Allegoria Aromaparfum Apaisant

    All the A's - nice and mild today and looking forward to spring.
  6. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 5, 2010 ★★★ CITRUS

    Eau de Rochas today - all manner of light citrussy spicy goodness.
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    Re: Women using their boyfriend's fragrance...

    I wear what I like, sometimes my hubby tries something I've bought. But I like quite a lot of 'men's' fragrances.
  8. Re: Indoles.. love them and hate them... now I know why?

    Blackcurrants and Elderflowers both smell a bit like the cat peed on them to me if I get too close to them. But the real 'honker' for me is jasmine. I had to move tables at an Italian restaurant...
  9. Thread: Balmain queries.

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    Re: Balmain queries.

    Cristalle EDT is my preference :)
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    Re: Today I bought.........April 2010

    This weekend I've been rooting around on ebay and bought a little boxed gift set of Coriolan (just for my curiosity because I've read a lot about it on here - cost me 99p +post and packing :) ) and a...
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    Re: What is the oldest fragrance you have ?

    Oldest formulation I suppose would be Farina Gegnuber EdC (1709) which is still going pretty strong :( (it's too sharp for me - I only bought it out of curiosity because my gran always liked 4711,...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 4 April

    Chopard Infiniment today :)
  13. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 3, 2010 ★★★ FLORALS

    I thought about rosy Cabaret and I thought about mimosa and linden in Aroma Allegoria Aromaparfum Apaisant, but it's a chilly and wet Saturday here so I'm in Mahora - orange blossom, almond blossom,...
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday - 1 April, 2010

    Jicky for today.
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur

    All my perfumed life Jicky has been in my must have list and gets replaced when it's done. I'm not so keen on the latest reformulation but after the now disappointing opening I still enjoy it. I...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 31 March

    Back to the middle of winter here, but we've still got power so far, thank goodness. Byzance today.
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday - 28 March, 2010

    Chopard Casmir - I don't think it's going to be a favourite.
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    Re: Perfumes that just smell awful on you!

    The majority of things I've tried with a peach note in them are vile on my skin. Mitsuoko smells wonderful on me for all of twenty minutes then the peach turns rotten, immediate scrubbing follows. I...
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    Re: Guerlain scents and unisex?

    Mouchoir de Monsieur is a recent aquisition of mine and I love it and wear it often for work, I don't have Habit Rouge but I do also own and wear Heritage occasionally. I can't wear Shalimar though,...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 20 March

    Cristalle edt for me today.
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 March

    Mouchoir de Monsieur today for this blustery but quite spring like day.
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    Re: SotD Monday 15 March

    Jicky for me today.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 March

    Aroma Allegoria Aromaparfum Apaisant - Freesia and Wormwood to start, followed by linden, mimosa, chamomile and ylang, with vanilla underneath it all. Gentle and not too sweet.
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 March

    Rochas Byzance today.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 March

    I'm wearing Ma Griffe EdP today, just aquired after not having owned any for years. I'd forgotten how much I like it.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 March

    Mouchoir de Monsieur today, recently aquired and already a favourite.
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 March

    Calandre today for me.
  28. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 6, 2010 ★★★ CHYPRES

    I'm spending the day in Cristalle, cool and green.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4 March

    Byzance today for me.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2 March

    Mouchoir de Monsieur, I've just aquired this ( hearing that it is fraternally related to Jicky) and I love it, I put three sprays on at 06.00 and it's still wafting out of my neckline at 18.00.
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    Re: Signature Scent - only one allowed!

    The constant in my wardrobe for years is Jicky
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    Re: Today I bought...February 2010 purchases

    100ml of Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur. I love Jicky and I hear that this is familial, I'm looking forward to it arriving.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 February

    Chanel Cristalle EDT today.
  34. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Sept 5, 2009 ★★★ Opposite Gender

    Egoiste - i love it!
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    Re: Your Embarrassing Fragrance Mistakes

    Not really my mistake but embarassing at the time - In my much younger days my aunt sent me a ginormous bottle of 'Aqua Manda', enough to keep the entire street going for a year.
    Around the same...
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    Re: Women wearing men's fragrances?

    Being comfortable in your own skin and with your own sexuality and sensuality is what it's about, but it's also about being able to push your boundaries occasionally. I can wear a lavender soliflor...
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    Re: Today I bought ... August 09 purchases...

    Bought 3ml of Vetiver (dry type) oil to improve my notes recognition.

    Also, the last couple of perfume oils I got samples of came with a tiny sample of an Arabian oil called 'Black Musk' . It's...
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    Re: SotD Friday 7 August

    I wore just a light spray of Jicky EDT for the morning - I'm only just back to trying perfume again, I've had shingles and wearing anything much has been impossible for the last three weeks (I did...
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    Re: Today I bought ... August 09 purchases...

    Bought 100ml bottle of Byzance blind on ebay (for a very good price :) ) - I've been contemplating a purchase for a while, having fallen in love with the bottle. Fortunately I like it very much from...
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    Re: Fragrance of the Nile a la Indiana Jones.

    Curiously enough I saw kyphi on a web site this morning, I was looking at attars and incenses and found this website :)
    http://www.scents-of-earth.com/kyphi.html

    There are an interesting couple...
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    Re: Ambergris Lovers?

    There is an ebay seller in the UK who sells solid ambergris by the gram (gray and white presumably newer and aged?) and also some other items (rose attar, oud oil and some amber perfume oils)....
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    Re: SotD Monday 13 July

    I spent the weekend not sleeping well and feeling sore all down one side. So I sat on one side, laid on one side, only scratched one side ;) ....

    Then when I went into the shower this morning I...
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    Re: What Perfume Does Your Mom or Dad wear ?

    could it be related to this?...
  44. Thread: incense

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    Re: incense

    I have seen the traditional charcoal bukhoor(?) burners and the electric ones on ebay (and even some that fit the cigarette lighter for use in a car). Has anyone used or tried one or any of these? ...
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    Re: What Perfume Does Your Mom or Dad wear ?

    The only things I remember my mum wearing are Ysatis (because someone gave it to her as a gift) and Le Jardin :( .
    I got my bottle of Joy from her third hand because she didn't like it after she...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 8 July

    Heritage for me today :)
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    Re: "Old Lady" Perfume (not what you might think.)

    Mo - excellent post :D

    I agree wholeheartedly with you. Feminine comes from female - with everything that implies ;)
    I don't mind being girlish just as I don't mind being a competent...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 5 July

    Still in Cristalle EDT today, lovely in the heat here today.

    I enjoy the charm of your avatar Quarry. When I was given my grandfather's art supplies (he was a talented amateur artist) I found...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 4 July

    Cristalle on the left and Calandre on the right :) and a happy 4th. of July to American Basenoters.
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    Greenday :D

    wearing my recently repurchased vibrant Cristalle on my left arm and my aldehydic green Calandre on my right :)
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    Re: S o t D Thursday 2 July

    Trying Eau de Rochas from my recently aquired 10ml on this very humid and hot day.
    I enjoyed the citrus opening, but the skin scent that remains is delicate and just wonderful :)


    edited-...
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    Re: Today I bought ... July 2009 purchases

    Today I finally got round to repurchasing Cristalle EDT :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 1 July

    Jicky for another hot day :D

    Thoughts for everyone who needs them.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 June

    Home from work today and it's 27C outside here (that's pretty hot for us). I'm inside sorting cupboards out and putting washing away - but I smell good in Calandre. :)
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    Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    a 10ml. mini of Eau de Rochas EDT. :)
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    Re: So far in your perfumed life...

    Jicky for me :)
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27 June

    J del Pozo - in Black today :)

    last time I tried it my husband said it smelled like cherry cough drops - which it did :o
    however, it's much warmer today than the last time I wore it and the...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 June

    Le De - Givenchy :)
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    Re: Fragrance as mental armour?

    Thank you all for your advice, I knew I could count on the community here to help with some good starting points for us.

    I used to have Cristalle myself and it's on my repurchase list but I...
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    Fragrance as mental armour?

    Today I was speaking to a friend who has been off work ill with work related stress and a suggestion her counsellor has made is that she buy herself something more formal and 'powerdressed' to wear...
  61. Thread: Chanel Perfumes

    by pofox
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    Re: Chanel Perfumes

    I've never much gone for No 5 and haven't sniffed it in years (I should try it again probably), and Coco Mademoiselle is too in your face for me (at least the way a friend who owns it wears it :o if...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 16 June

    Gres Cabaret today :)
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    Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    bought some Floris Gardenia - Gardenia sounds so exotic but this is horrid on me! So heavy I can almost chew it .... yuck! :(
    and some Lacroix Bazaar Femme, which is very light and pretty on me, but...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 June

    Aroma allegoria apaisant today :)
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13 June

    Work at 05.15am in Jicky, then a warm, sweet scent filled evening in Mahora now that I'm back home :)
  66. Re: (This one's for RHM) Match fragrances with Mel Brooks movies/one-liners/lyrics, e

    Ahh Young Frankenstein with Marty Feldman :D

    going down the stairs to the lab.......2 years dead....6months dead.......freshly dead! :bounce:
    Got to be 'Dirt' by Demeter.
    ...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 June

    How you all lighten my day :) thank you.

    Jicky all over today.
    Suddenly it's very windy here, the sea has whitecaps on it and it's definitely fresh and aquatic!
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    Re: Wednesday 10 June-09

    Trying a small spray of Chanel Egoiste EDT (I bought a part bottle to try it out and it arrived this morning :) ).
    It's rich and fruity to start with (candied peel fruity rather than fresh) and...
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    Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    I bought a part bottle of Chanel Egoiste EDT, I saw it mentioned as being quite sweet and spicy with wood and vanilla in the dry down so I thought I'd give it a try.
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 June

    Jicky earlier in the day :) .
    For the evening which is sunny but cool I'm trying one spray of Monsieur de Givenchy.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7 June

    Michel Germain - Deauville
    nice for a breezy and sunny day :)
  72. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 6, 2009 ★★★ CITRUS

    Since I wear Jicky so often :) I thought I'd wear something else today.

    So, despite the very cold and windy weather here, I'm wearing some of Farina Gegenuber's original Eau de Cologne. It has a...
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    Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    Matthew Williamson Sheer.

    top - ginger, linden, green tea and bergamot
    middle - magnolia, lily, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley
    base - sandalwood, amber, musk and benzoin.

    :)
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    Just seen on ebay -
    http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/geeport/breilm.jpg
    and the female one is even worse :D
    http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/geeport/breil.jpg
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 June

    Warm (for North Scotland) today, driving about to a meeting and the scenery is lovely, all blue sky and sea, green new leaves with the odd patch of yellow here and there. Jicky for the main part of...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 30 May 2009

    Aroma Allgoria Apaisant - Guerlain :)
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    Re: I'm Loving Linden Blossom

    Aroma Allgoria Apaisant - Guerlain :)

    My SoD today and it's very nice on this unusually warm day in North Scotland, less sharp on the opening than when I tried it earlier in the year. I think...
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/geeport/ce1.jpghttp://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/geeport/ce2.jpg

    close encounter of the ugly kind? :D
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    Re: Arabian perfume oil

    Attar Al Kaaba - Al Haramain notes listed as Virgin Amber/Dehnal Oudh/Sandal and Thaif Rose.
    Anyone else tried this?
    Trust me to get a man's perfume! I was intrigued by this thread and others...
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    Re: New game -- spell notes based on your name

    Peony
    Orris
    Freesia
    Oakmoss
    X.....................:confused: ..... clean suggestions anyone? :D
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    Re: what is a perfume for dandy?

    Someone who brings their own individual style (whatever that may be), to a high level with the touch of a perfectionist.
    I agree Marilyn Manson could be so considered, David Bowie
    and Max Raabe ?...
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    Re: May 2009 ~ Purchases!

    Today my recent purchase of Deauville by Michel Germain arrived.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 27 May

    SOTD is Deauville by Michel Germain, bought an almost full bottle blind on ebay because of the lovely bottle and the notes .... then discovered the notes I'd seen belonged to a later version...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    Boss - Intense today.
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    Re: S o t D Sunday 24 May

    Chanel Cristalle EDT :)
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    Re: S o t D Saturday 23 May

    Jicky earlier in the day (it's evening here now) and at the moment I'm wearing two Avon EDT's from a couple of years ago at least I found in a cupboard earlier.
    They are Nature's Perfumery 'Lemon...
  87. Thread: Joy Ring Bottle

    by pofox
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    Re: Joy Ring Bottle

    It sounds like a bottle I was given by my aunt about 30-35 ( I think) years ago. My Uncle had bought it in Paris as a gift for her and she didn't like it so it came to me.:)

    It looked like this...
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 May

    Gucci - Eau de Parfum :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 20 May

    Jicky earlier on in the day, (for some reason it disappeared on me today), then this evening I'm trying 'In Black' by J del Pozo.

    It reminds me of something and I was trying to work out what it...
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    Re: May 2009 ~ Purchases!

    Yves Rocher - pur desire de lilas
    The lilacs are in bloom in my mother-in-laws garden and I love the smell. (I think I prefer the white bush's scent but I like both). Saw this at a low price so I...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, May 15, 2009

    Cold and howling wind here today. white caps on the sea and the bushes are flailing about in the gusts :(
    Home from work now though and inside wearing Cabaret and looking forward to better weather...
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    Sadly my scrubber is now Heritage :( . I tried it twice in store and loved it. I hunted down a full bottle. I've worn it several times as my SoD and enjoyed the spicy woodiness.
    Last night, as...
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    Re: Help me identify this perfume

    Well it definitely wasn't genius ;)
    I do speak a few words of schoolgirl type French but I'm also interested in minor gemstones. Nacre is the substance oysters cover a source of irritation in -...
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    Re: Help me identify this perfume

    Could it be 'Perle de Nacre' ?

    http://www.elevenparfum.com/collection

    I don't know about the notes but the bottle is small and square and it's from Grasse.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 5 May

    Jicky today :)
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    Re: SotD Monday 4 May

    It's a Bank Holiday Monday here and we have a day off, so it's cold and windy! I'm off out with my other half to take his mum and elderly aunt out to lunch and a bit of shopping, scenting the brisk...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 3 May

    It's a cool but sunny Spring morning here, the sea is calm and the bluebells are out in force.
    Aroma Allegoria Apaisant this morning. I bought this in the winter and it seemed overly sweet to me on...
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    Re: Correct Pronunciation of 'Le Labo' ?

    Ye olde parfum emporium? :D

    I was told in a bookbinding class I took that 'Ye' was a printers substitution for 'The' because the original 'th' was represented by a sign that looked similar to the...
  99. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I'm trying J del Pozo - In Black - a recent acquisition.

    http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/geeport/niffs/inblack.jpg

    top notes - include black cherry and pink grapefruit (also rose or...
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    Re: ☆ Vintage Guerlain ☆

    Eau my goodness! :eek: (picture me turning several shades of green with envy).
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