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    Re: L'Occitane Herbae is a refreshing surprise.

    At L'Occitane the other day, my husband and I bought a large bottle of Herbae to share, and a purse size spray for our daughter, who also enjoys green fragrances.

    I've had it on all day and 12...
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    I reserved it online from my library-- thanks for the info! :dankk2:
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    Re: PayPal Or Credit Crad ?

    PayPal, and you are making a purchase so define it as such. Don't use the "send money to friends and family" option for a purchase.
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    Re: Cutting way back on perfume purchases

    I have essentially stopped buying perfume. I enjoy my current collection and have discovered that I like virtually nothing new that I smell when I visit shops.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd April, 2019

    Our calamondin is in bloom; the flowers smell just like orange blossoms. Accordingly I am wearing Jo Malone Orange Blossom. :smiley:
  6. Re: Ebay Rules on Decants and Samples - items deleted, account suspended :(

    You can sell decants on Crystal Flacon:
    http://flacon.ambaric.net
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    Yes, please! :kiss:
    PM sent....
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    Re: Hire that copywriter!

    Hilarious, Zilpha! My daughter and I had a good laugh over it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th February, 2019

    Thank you, everyone, for the birthday greetings! Can't believe I'm 63 already. :eek:

    I have not applied my SotD yet but I think it may be Pomelo Paradis. I'll be roasting a duck later and that...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    My grandmother bought me a bottle of Tabu when I was not even 10! But I don't recall her wearing it, or any other perfume.
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    Re: Looking for lilac

    Jo Malone White Lilac & Rhubarb is one of the best lilac perfumes I own, also discontinued but available on eBay for a price. This is my top recommendation. It's green and although it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th January, 2019

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Today I am wearing Laura Ashley No. 1 edp, thanks to finding a fresh-smelling, partially-used bottle at a local consignment shop (for $6!) This was my wedding perfume, so...
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    Re: Anything similar to Loccitane Verbena

    Oh, if you aren't allergic to actual verbena, you could also try Vervain by Provence Santé-- inexpensive and very nice! I've worn this for years now.
    ...
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    Re: Anything similar to Loccitane Verbena

    Thymes Tupelo Lemongrass
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    Re: Width of posts

    I wondered why my posts were narrow! Thanks for posting. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th December, 2018

    I just popped in to say I'm enjoying Commodity Nectar today, and am delighted to have caught Grant's birthday.

    A very Happy Birthday to you, Grant! I suppose it's just about over by now in the...
  17. Re: What's your favorite L'artisan parfumeur fragrance

    My favorites-- in order of preference:

    Fleur d'Oranger 2007-- my favorite by far (limited edition, sold out in 2010 but once in a while a bottle appears on eBay for about $3/ml, which was the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th September, 2018

    Happy Birthday, mumsy!!

    Today I'm enjoying wearing a rose I don't pull out nearly often enough: an older bottle of Yardley English Rose. This is a tall bottle with pink juice.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th September, 2018

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.seroundtable.com/black-ribbon-1347366530.jpg
    I am remembering the victims of 9/11 today and their families.

    Wearing vintage Evelyn.
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    Re: Hermes Vetiver Tonka vs Santal Massoïa

    Vetiver Tonka for me! Any weather, any season.
  21. Re: Next on my list of solifleures: ORANGE FLOWERS

    Those are literally the largest hearts I have ever seen posted on any forum, ever! :lolk:
  22. Re: As a child, which fragrances did your parents wear that you were most fond of?

    I'll add my name to the list of people whose fathers wore Old Spice!

    Mom used to wear Mary Chess White Lilac, particularly during the 1960s when I was young. I have a bottle of it, and love it. ...
  23. Re: Next on my list of solifleures: ORANGE FLOWERS

    Check your email! :vrolijk_26:
  24. Re: Why does it take 6 months for fragrance reviews to populate

    I agree with the OP, and I think anyone who has met the criteria to post on the Basenotes Marketplace should be considered reliable enough that their reviews do not need to be moderated for content.
  25. Re: Solifleur Rose fragrances updated and continued.

    Well, there are fruit notes there for sure, but also flower.

    However my favorite FdO is still the one by L'Artisan.
  26. Re: Solifleur Rose fragrances updated and continued.

    Excellent!

    By the way, are you still a fan of JM Orange Blossom? If so, the next time you are at a Sephora, you must try Commodity Nectar. I think it's even better than the Malone. Also it is...
  27. Re: Solifleur Rose fragrances updated and continued.

    Hi Breck! :vrolijk_26: I remember your posts as Saintpaulia.

    I suggest you order a sample of Montale Highness Rose, which is a parfum. It wears close to the skin but has great longevity (9+...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th July, 2018

    :birthdays: Happy Birthday Hazel5! I hope you are dong something fun today.

    Happy Basenotes-versary N.CAL!


    I'm staying cool in my old favorite, L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger 2007.
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    Re: Let's Talk About Neroli

    Here is a good older article on Perfume Shrine:

    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2011/04/perfumery-materials-neroli-petit-grain.html
  30. Re: Trader Joe’s Orange Blossom Honey Hand Soap

    I love the Marcona almonds with rosemary!
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    Re: Orange blossom

    I suggest you go to Sephora and test Commodity Nectar, which is an eau de parfum.
    I could still smell it 10 hours after spraying, which is more than one can say for Jo Malone Orange Blossom, which...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    mikeperez23: You must try Commodity Nectar if you are near a Sephora (currently the only source in the USA.) Much better longevity than the L'Erbolario, and a nicer blend as well. My husband is...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd June, 2018

    Today I was ready for round 2 of Commodity Nectar.

    I love it! And I think a man could wear it, easily. My husband is interested in sharing my bottle. The cedarwood and vetiver notes make this...
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    Re: Pineapple Notes

    Second Demeter Pineapple as straight-up pineapple, very simple. You could layer it over something else.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd June, 2018

    I have been wearing Commodity Nectar since I sprayed it on at Sephora this afternoon, 10 hours ago. I can still smell it.

    If you like Jo Malone Orange Blossom but want more longevity and some...
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    Re: Fg perfumes for women or unisex -

    Try Mediterranean Fig by Pacifica. Ulta carries this line.
  37. Re: You are my last hope - Help with fragrance ID (fresh, fruity, clean)

    This tool on Fragrantica enables one to search for perfumes (or bottles) by color:

    https://www.fragrantica.com/colors/#FF33CC
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th May, 2018

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Today I'm wearing 2 Demeters layered, Hyacinth (very realistic) and Soft Tuberose (which reminds me quite a bit of Aqua Allegoria Lilia Bella).I love the combination, so...
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    Re: NEW: Demeter - Hyacinth For Women!

    It looks like their freebie has changed and is now Sour Apple Lollipop. :rolleyesold:

    https://demeterfragrance.com
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    Re: NEW: Demeter - Hyacinth For Women!

    It's not obnoxiously strong, if that is your concern, but also not a mere body mist. I think it would be quite nice for a young girl.

    I would certainly have worn it when I was young. In my day...
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    Re: NEW: Demeter - Hyacinth For Women!

    I got my bottle today and let me tell you, Demeter nailed it with this one! I've had it on for several hours now and love it.

    This is a stemmy-green, true hyacinth in the pot or in the ground (we...
  42. Re: NEW: Guerlain - Météorites Le Parfum For Women!

    The notes are different compared to the original Météorites, but I plan to try it at the Guerlain counter next time I'm at Nordstrom.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th April, 2018

    Good afternoon all!
    Today I'm in an older version of Yardley English Rose. It's a very simple, classic rose-- nothing startling, just very pleasant.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th April, 2018

    Chilly day here in CT today, mid 40s. Turtleneck and fleece sweater.

    I'm staying mentally cozy in Jour de Fête.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th April, 2018

    Good afternoon all!

    I'm enjoying Demeter Tomato today-- an accurate representation of the stemmy smell of a freshly picked tomato. Green, fresh, cheerful.
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    Re: NEW: Demeter - Hyacinth For Women!

    I just ordered a bottle; will report back when it arrives. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th April, 2018

    @mikeperez23 :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th April, 2018

    Good morning to all!

    It's sunny and milder to day, and beginning to feel a bit spring-like.

    I'm wearing Gal Trébol (clover) which is a grassy/floral scent that was discontinued, and should...
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    Re: What's your favorite Nerolli frag.?

    I liked Czech & Speake Neroli a lot when I had a sample of it, but that was years ago. I must try to test it again.
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    Re: Best Cold Icy fragrances

    4711 Ice EDC
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    Sticky: Re: Looking for a home for my aunt's perfumes

    Do you have Goodwill in your area? They take opened perfumes.
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    Re: Deleted

    I think I'm anosmic to Deleted. :huh:
  53. Grant's new thread isn't loading-- "too many redirections"

    Grant's new thread in the Lounge about the future of BN isn't able to load on my iMac using Safari or Firefox; reason given is "too many redirections."
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th March, 2018

    Happy Birthday grayspoole!

    I was at Ulta Sunday afternoon and tried Thymes Tupelo Lemongrass cologne (2014) for the first time. I liked this one immediately.

    After the bright, lemony top...
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    Re: NEW: Thymes - Neroli Sol For Women!

    Our bottle of Neroli Sol cologne arrived today and I am wearing it. My husband also sprayed some on and said he likes it.

    This is light, refreshing and not too sweet. I think Thymes' description...
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    Poll: Re: Why do you wear perfume?

    I enjoy how it smells, and it brightens my mood.
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    Re: Jo Malone Land... HELP!

    Also, lemon verbena a.k.a verveine or vervain fragrances can be very refreshing. L'Occitane has a great verbena, and I also like Provence Santé Verbena. Provence Santé fragrances are quite...
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    Re: Jo Malone Land... HELP!

    Can you get Demeter where you are? If so I recommend Gingerale. It's bright, realistic, refreshing and you can even imagine the fizz. It even dries down nicely!

    It's not citrus but it fits...
  59. Re: Should I be worried about fragrance sitting in hot mail truck?

    It should be okay.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd March, 2018

    Welcome Gem77!

    I've been enjoying Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd March, 2018

    ((Ine)) The best you can do is be there for him and support him.

    When my brother died unexpectedly at age 38, my DH wisely made no attempts to "fix" my sadness but just let me grieve, listened...
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    Re: How long it last a single bottle to you ?

    More than a year, sometimes more than 5 years.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th February, 2018

    Good afternoon, fragrant friends! We're having unseasonably warm sunny weather here, very odd for the end of February.

    I'm wearing Premier Figuier today. I don't reach for this very often any...
  64. Re: Roses! JM Red Roses, JM Velvet Roses and Oud, Pehaligon's Elizabethan Rose (2018)

    I can't offer an opinion but I have learned that even shops that will not let you spray into a sample bottle will let you spray a cotton round or cotton ball, which you can then bag and take home...
  65. Re: Do You Ask Others If They're Allergic to Fragrances?

    No, I never have and can't imagine asking. If someone had a problem with my fragrance I would expect them to tell me.

    That said I do not wear fragrance in theaters//church/airplane or anywhere...
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    Re: NEW: Thymes - Neroli Sol For Women!

    This sounds nice! I'll have to try it. Thanks for posting, hednic. :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th February, 2018

    Good afternoon all!

    I'm anticipating spring by wearing the discontinued Trébol by Gal. It has been a mild winter and not a lot of snow, but still I long for spring weather.
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    Re: Is Gucci Pour Homme 1 a safe blind buy?

    Visionist, you mentioned that you might like a churchy vibe. Have you tried CDG Avignon? I used to have a bottle and I think you might like that perfume.
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    Re: Is Gucci Pour Homme 1 a safe blind buy?

    Well, folks, true confessions, I don't violate USPS regulations on not shipping perfume by air, so what I did was saturate a rectangular piece of watercolor paper in GPH, seal it into a small heavy...
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    Re: Is Gucci Pour Homme 1 a safe blind buy?

    He's getting the right one. :smiley:
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    Re: Scent with a distinctive camomile note

    I love chamomile and would also love to find a realistic chamomile fragrance, but for me Demeter Chamomile Tea didn't do it at all. I donated my bottle.
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    Re: Does buying a full bottle kill the magic?

    :grin:
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    Re: Does buying a full bottle kill the magic?

    I find that buying backup bottles reduces the sense of preciousness that accompanies scarcity.
    But I'm still glad I have the backups.
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    Re: Is Gucci Pour Homme 1 a safe blind buy?

    GPH1 was the first fragrance my husband bought for himself. I liked it on him back then, and I still like it now, but there are others I prefer. It is very long lasting! Even after his shower I...
  75. Re: If you were to name your child after a fragrance, which one will it be?

    Our daughter's middle name is Joy....:smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th February, 2018

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Today I'm wearing a fun Demeter scent called Devil's Food. It smells just like a chocolate cake when it first comes out of the oven. Dries down to more of a cocoa...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th February, 2018

    Happy Birthday foetidus! I hope it was a good one for you.

    I've been wearing Montale Highness Rose today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th February, 2018

    So pretty Kiliwia, thank you. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th February, 2018

    I appreciate all your comments and greetings.

    I just decanted perfumes for a friend, and now I reek! :shocked: :lolk:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th February, 2018

    Ooh, more roses! That looks yummy tdem! Best of all, no calories! :tongue:

    Okay, since some of you are wearing roses today I am too. SotD is Evelyn.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th February, 2018

    Thank you for the birthday greetings! :vrolijk_26:

    I slept in and haven't yet chosen my SOTD!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th February, 2018

    Thanks, ExtremeK!

    I do pop in to read pretty often, but as I hardly ever buy new perfumes any more (I have so many) I don't feel like I have much to add to the discussion. :rolleyesold: Also I'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th February, 2018

    Good afternoon everyone! I'm enjoying Jour de Fête today.

    The Blizzard of '78 occurred 40 years ago today. It is very nice indeed to see no snow out there now! (Skiiers may disagree.)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th February, 2018

    Happy Birthday, foxbins! :vrolijk_26:

    It's such a pretty, sunny day today. Not as may gray days this winter as most years.

    I'm wearing Eau d'Hadrien edp, an older formulation.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th February, 2018

    Good morning everyone!

    Our calamansi tree is in bloom and filling the air with its lovely orange blossom fragrance. This is when I most enjoy wearing Jo Malone Orange Blossom. I get some of it...
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    Re: NEW: Jo Malone - English Fields Collection!

    They do sound interesting...Green Wheat and Meadowsweet especially.
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    Re: Coty Sweet Earth Fans?

    I used to wear Soft Mist of Clover in my early 20s. I have not smelled it in decades.
  88. Re: Selling on eBay...UGHH...who are these people?

    Outrageous!
    Coal in his stocking for Christmas.:evil:
  89. Re: Can I use regular printer paper for blotters?

    I've used inexpensive watercolor paper from discount stores.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th November, 2017

    Good afternoon everyone!

    After more than a year of no flowers, my calamansi tree is once again in bloom in our living room; the blossoms smell just like orange blossoms-- wonderful!
    I'm wearing...
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    Re: Looking for a name of a cologne.

    Can you post a photo of the bottle?
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    Re: New moderators and community manager

    Congratulations! :thumbup:
  93. Re: Rose scent without tuberose, tea rose, patchouli or too much incense or powder??

    It's so nice that you came back to update us! :dankk2:
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Bloody Nose by Dear Rose
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    This thread is great!


    4711 Lice (Ice)
    Aramani Privé Ambre Soil
    AG Peau d'Hadrien
    Yardley English Nose
    Hermès Hermessence Bris de Réglisse
    Amouage Cold Woman
  96. Re: How to remove a scrubber or get perfume smell off hands after decanting

    Perhaps bleach would work, but I'm not particularly fond of the smell of bleach on my hands, either. :rolleyesold: I wear gloves when I need to bleach anything.
  97. Re: Rose scent without tuberose, tea rose, patchouli or too much incense or powder??

    I also don't like tuberose, patchouli and incense with my rose and prefer non-powdery roses.

    1. I have to recommend my favorite: Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare. This is not a tea rose.
    I find...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th September, 2017

    Today I'm praying for those who lost loved ones on 9/11 and for all who have been, and will be, impacted by Hurricane Irma.
    So much loss.

    My SotD is JM White Lilac & Rhubarb.
  99. Re: How to remove a scrubber or get perfume smell off hands after decanting

    Apparently the efficacy of tomato juice to remove skunk smell is a myth....
    https://www.thespruce.com/getting-rid-of-skunk-odor-2656337
  100. How to remove a scrubber or get perfume smell off hands after decanting

    My husband was decanting a bunch of perfumes this afternoon, and he came to me afterward with reeking hands, wondering how to get it off.

    I remembered this thread from 3 years ago: ...
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