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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2020

    I've been to several shops this week and here are my brief impressions:

    Rose Eau Parfumée Souffle Vivifiant by L'Occitane
    It is lovely and very light citrusy rose. Scent is very light and subtle,...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    +1 to Samples - the lady at L'Occitane counter was very generous despite me buying just a small thing. :)

    I started 2020 with:
    Wardrobe 37 (including minis and travel sprays)
    Samples 11
    Backups...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Guilty Absolute pour femme, because I wore it before bed and in the morning the beautiful drydown invited me to wear it again.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Pamplelune, because it's both tart and sweet, refreshing and deep, and I've been neglecting it while wearing other citruses, therefore I missed it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th July, 2020

    Happy birthday, Kitty2Shoes!!! :birthdays: :beer:
    I wish you a good, calm and fulfilling year.

    I'm in Pamplelune today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Thank you! I am imagining all the divine scents right now. You and Grayspoole both painted a beautiful picture.
    ...and eating fried chicken while surrounded with all that beauty must be twice as...
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    Thank you, Grayspoole! That gives me a lot of food for thought.
    Although I think I agree with your husband on fried chicken.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th July, 2020

    Happy belated BN-versary, ExtremeK!

    ineespenes, I'm glad you're feeling better today. It's sad that you suffer from insomnia so often.

    Khanada and Jon, I also do have seasonal allergies. Mine...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I am also curious to know how does the USA South smell!
    All I can think of is cacti, spicy food, battered chicken and sweet tea, oh, and all the Southern Gothic genre with cemeteries, graves,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme, because I love it, it is calming, deep, serious and lasts all day.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Finished a 30 ml bottle of Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea Lavender.
    It took me less than three months and it's my personal record of draining a bottle right now. Although to be honest, I only wore it...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    -1 to Wardrobe: finished a small bottle of Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Lavender.
    I'll be focusing on finishing more bottles from now on - I have a few small ones that are nearing the end already. I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Terre de Lumiere by L'Occitane, because it's so lovely and such an easy wear. And because there's only a few drops left, so I'm eager to finish it up.
  14. Re: Have any new, worthy, Grapefruit Fragrances been released, between 2010 and Now?

    I'll second these:

    Pomelo Paradis by Atelier - I agree, it's very realistic and beautiful
    Pamplemousse Rhubarbe by L'Occitane - it's just lovely and summery, and also very natural-smelling and...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yellowtone, Fitz is amazing and definitely knows what he likes!
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    I'm joining Tdem and teardrop in team Guerlain!
    I feel I truly connected with Guerlain scents in quite a short time of my fragrance obsession, but I can't say the same about Chanel. I haven't tested...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd July, 2020

    Today I'm synching with Chanel Gabrielle from my sample.

    Waiting for beer'o'clock to arrive. We are having a National holiday on Monday, so a long weekend is ahead. My parents are planning to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Gabrielle for the Chanel Friday Synch.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Please do take a photo of your cat with Chanel!

    And yes, that fish is totally a winner!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Shalimar Souffle Lumiere, because I'm making friends with it.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I tried with jpg and png (I always resize to png because these take up less space usually), and I'm uploading through the insert image button. I also tried snipping with a snipping tool and...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

    Hello!
    Shalimar Souffle Lumiere today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Thank you, ladies!

    Today I wore Elizabeth Arden Green Tea for work - I wanted a light scent both because of the weather and because I knew I'll get my package with Shalimar Souffle de Lumière in...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    +2 to Wardrobe - got Mon Guerlain EDT and Shalimar Souffle de Lumière. Now I would like to focus on using up what I already have, because I clearly have more than enough!

    I started 2020 with:...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    Oh Shycat, stay strong and free spirited as you are. Sad to hear the news. I hope at least your kitties are doing fine.
    It's great to see you back. The idea of putting a cooling thing into a mask...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    Congratulations, N.Cal! 9 years is a long time! Were you a fragrance enthusiast prior joining BN?

    I'm in Elizabeth Arden Green Tea today. The package for Shalimar Souffle Lumiere will arrive in...
  27. Re: Most worn in June, 2nd Quarter, and 1st half of 2020

    My second quarter - April, May & June:
    Terre de Lumière L'Eau by L'Occitane 17
    Acqua Colonia Lime & Nutmeg by 4711 16
    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme by Gucci 13
    Les Amoureux de Peynet by...
  28. Re: Most worn in June, 2nd Quarter, and 1st half of 2020

    I wore quite a lot of things during June. Since it was very hot during most of the month, I was often showering several times per day, what allowed me to change up my scents fairly often. I didn't...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yes, I believe you don't need EDT in this case. You might want to investigate into Intense or Sensuelle if you want a flanker of MG - I haven't tried them myself, but they are said to have even more...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It's finally a rainy and only mildly warm day after all the humid heat, so I'm wearing Mon Guerlain EDT together with Terre de Lumiere to compare. They're both lavender-gourmands, both very pretty,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th June, 2020

    Hello!
    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea today, I hope it will save me from the heat at least somewhat.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Doublepost - please delete.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, because I wanted a very light and refreshing fragrance in this heat, and this one is also long lasting on my skin, too. Bonus - it's one of my mom's favourite perfumes, so...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I love everyone's pet photos! And spirit animal picks!

    Here's my dear Banshee aka Moth guarding my small Narciso Rodriguez collection:

    ...it's suuuuuuch a hassle to try and upload pictures...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme, because I love wearing it and the weather is not too scorching today, so I can finally wear it again.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

    I'm half-joining Kiliwia with Aqua Allegoria Ginger Piccante today.
    I like Coconut Fizz a lot, too.

    It's another very hot day with no rain in sight. A big windstorm is in the forecast for the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Ginger Piccante, because the fresh ginger bite seemed just perfect for another hot day.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    FiveOaks, I loved your review for Mon Guerlain, especially the part where you notice it as spanning centuries with Jicky-evoking top, 20th century floral heart and modern drydown.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    At first it seems like just a pretty fragrance, but it really brings joy and cosiness. it does seem to be quite addictive!
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    I think I have submitted it through the form in winter, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    Does this adorable kitty have a name?
    Jon, I hope the light rain appears and brightens your day!
  42. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue eau Intense

    I like it, it is like you say - a bit more rounded, slightly less sharp and, why, more intense.
    Zero aquatic vibes though! It's cedary-woody lemon, just like the original.
    You haven't specified if...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    Happy BNversary, easyfish! :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I resubmitted Shalimar Eau de Cologne after half a year again.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Mon Guerlain EDT arrived yesterday and I wore it in the evening, and today I wanted to wear it again.
    I also wanted to see how it behaves in the heat with all that vanilla, tonka and patchouli. (I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    Hello!

    Your dog is super lovely, NCal!
    I do have photos of my cat posing with my Narciso Rodriguez collection, but today I was craving for some Mon Guerlain EDT that just came yesterday. Maybe...
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    Re: What was the last bottle you emptied?

    The last was 5 ml mini of Terre de Lumiere L'eau, it lasted me around 15 months.
    The last normal sized bottle was a 30 ml bottle of Salvador Dali Wild that I got as a gift in October (so around 8...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Upon locking my door it dawned on me I actually forgot the perfume today, so I quickly ran back and spritzed some Aqua Allegoria Passiflora, because at the moment it felt juuuust right for today. And...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th June, 2020

    Good morning!
    Another hot day incoming.
    Aqua Allegoria Passiflora today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    Sunnyfunny, I also feel that way from time to time. I think I found more inner peace with years, but this feeling didn't go away completely.

    Teardrop's comment about it being an introverts' thing...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    I raise a glass of some dry cider to your health! :beer:
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I like to sniff my wrists through the day, so I almost always apply some on wrist.

    Though despite being an avid hand-washer in normal times, during the pandemic the excessive handwashing made me...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    Today was a very hot day, and a day off - it's a national holiday called Rasos / Joninės, basically a Midsummer feast of fertility and the longest day/shortest night of the year celebration. Rasos...
  54. Re: Initio Oud for Greatness is a masterpiece

    It's a very nice perfume. I like it. A bit too loud for me, but it smells nice. Though masterpiece or not, do we really need yet another thread about it? Is it so hard to just use the search and post...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I drained my mini bottle of Terre de Lumière L'Eau by L'Occitane this morning, so -1 to my Wardrobe. I have one bottle that should be arrive in a week though, so I'll be back to 46 scents in Wardrobe...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    This morning I drained my 5 ml mini bottle of L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere L'eau. It was in my finish focus for several months now. It's a lovely and delicate scent, much lighter, flower-ier and...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    Yesterday I wore Urban Decay's Lovechild lip gloss and wore my brand new MAC Rebel lipstick in the evening just out of package. It's nice, but I imagined to be less berry/magenta and more plummy on...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020

    Some more bear hugs for Quarry.

    Terre de Lumiere L'eau today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    ((((Quarry))))
    Thank you for sharing this. Stay bold.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Terre de Lumiere L'eau because it's lovely and in my to finish list.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    I haven't worn lipstick for a while, but I was inspired today and just wore some in the evening home alone. Urban Decay Sheer Liquid. Its brown colour pretty much matches my tank top and this...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Welcome to basenotes, khanada!
    I looked through your wardrobe here - it's impressive!
    I also like Guerlain and Hermes Merveilles line quite a lot. :)
  63. Re: Your top 5 worn fragrances as of right now?

    My top 6 most worn this spring and June (since March up to now, I counted manually and a bit approximately, but all were worn more than 10 times each through this period):

    1. Les Amoureux de...
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    Re: Current Top Five

    My most loved and most cherished (and sometimes, but not necessarily the most worn) through this spring and the start of summer:

    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme by Gucci - probably my favourite...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Hello!

    CuddleCat, I feel you. Almost all restrictions are lifted in Lithuania, I hope we won't have to go back to them again. I still wear a mask while in the public transport or in a shop, but...
  66. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    Guerlain - 9 (including two travel sprays)
    Narciso Rodriguez - 4 (including one mini)
    YSL - 3 (including one mini)
    Agent Provocateur - 3 mini bottles
    Lush - 1 bottle and two very generous decants...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I was in the mood for citrusy, light and happy - so Molinard Les Amoureux de Peynet it was.
    Also I'll probably go to the local Douglas to pick up my lipstick and lipliner package if it arrives...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    Thank you, NCal!

    RHM, belated birthday wishes to you!
    And hugs for your situation. I hope you can get back to work or start travelling sooner.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    Thank you, teardrop! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    Happy BNversaries, Terry, jujy and ComDiva!

    Today is my boyfriend's birthday, we met his mom and went to eat some ramen, took a walk in downtown and had some coffee in a Cat cafe full of cats. It...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I'm synching with Les Amoureux de Peynet by Molinard - the summeriest scent to me. (all citruses, lots of verbena, a hint of ginger, a tiniest hint of jasmine and petitgrain...).

    In the evening...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Happy birthday, TWolfe!

    And thank you everyone for all the sweet birthday wishes! You're wonderful, guys.

    I took a day off for my birthday and we went to the beach nearby a beautiful lake...
  73. Re: Ladies, what male fragrances do you enjoy wearing?

    I do own and wear Ginepro Nero by L'Erbolario.
    :vrolijk_26: Zilpha!
    I also love the scent of juniper, and I love how calming, soothing and cooling this fragrance is. It feels like a forest on a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th June, 2020

    Bavard, happy birthday!!! :birthdays: Have a great day and a good year.
    It's an honour to see your birthday so close to mine.

    Today I'm wearing L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere L'eau, but there's...
  75. Re: What “feminine” marketed fragrance would you most like to smell on a man?

    Nothing gourmand or too floral, probably not even oriental, preferably not sweet and not too loud.

    Maybe something citrusy, woody, leathery or something cooling/calming.

    My first thought was...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wore Ginger Piccante two days in a row because ginger scent and citruses are good when I have an upset stomach or otherwise feel not too well. (I'm getting better though)
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    Re: Fragrance Suggestions for a Mother

    I would stay away from the classic Chanels and Guerlains in this case. There is a possibility that your mom would find them too mature, too heavy or too perfumey. I know my mom would - she doesn't...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I'm synching with Méharées by L'Erbolario.

    Méharée is the type of trip through a desert on a camel's back in Sahara.

    Méharées is a sandy-dusty and rich amber scent, sweetened with myrrh and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    Hello!
    I'm synching with L'Erbolario Meharees. I was slightly afraid to wear this sandy-dusty oriental in the heat, but two small sprays actually does feel very nice and rich.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th June, 2020

    Hugs to teardrop. The simple pleasures are too important to not be missed. I hope that the normalcy and the simple joys of going out and doing stuff will come back soon to you and others. And I can...
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    I could go with Meharees by L'Erbolario and it would fit perfectly, but I'm not sure I will want to wear it in the heat. I can try though.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th June, 2020

    Happy birthday, Trilby Lark!!!

    And happy bn-versary, freewheelingvagabond!

    I wore Pamplelune today and after work I showered and changed into Les Amoureux de Peynet. It's incredibly hot today....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Happy birthday, Trilby Lark!!!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Pamplelune, because I wanted a citrus with a character. I might change it to something milder or top it up in the evening, haven't decided yet.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th June, 2020

    Good morning!
    Les Amoureux de Peynet again today.
    We are having massive rains and thunderstorms this week combined with heat like in proper summer. It feels more like July than June right now.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Les Amoureux de Peynet again, to lift my mood and make me feel clean and happier.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th June, 2020

    Thank you, dear! ^^
    I think I probably read some part of eucalyptus as the hairspray opening. It doesn't last long before smoothing into the good part though.

    Ineespenes, your trip to Capetown...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th June, 2020

    Happy birthday, Terry!!! :birthdays:

    Sunnyfunny, I also like and wear CK Contradiction. To me it's my nostalgia scent, as it was the first "grown-up" perfume I loved and wore through my teens and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Diamondflame, do recover soon!

    I'm in Les Amoureux de Peynet by Molinard, because I wanted something extra easy to wear, very me and very cheerful.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic, because a sweet, lovely, refreshing and very slightly herbal tangerine seemed just like a perfect choice for this sunny and hot Sunday morning and day. And...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th June, 2020

    Hello!
    Enjoying Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic and warm and sunny weather today.
  92. Re: Account deletion request - still no follow up email

    Kitty2Shoes, you will be missed! ��
    But I respect your choice whatever reasons for this might be.
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    I synched for the second time yesterday evening with Dali Wild.

    So many beautiful choices by all of you!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th June, 2020

    Happy birthday, Asha! :birthdays:

    Sea Roses, I hope you can go back home soon. Stay strong. Have you already decided which perfumes you want to get or are you going to get something spontaneously?...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I... I think I'll add my Alaia bodycream I got as a gift as an item in my fragrance Wardrobe, so +1 to my wardrobe.

    It's a body cream and not a bottle of EDP or EDT, but I believe I should log...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Congratulations!
    What is your end goal?
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    -1 to Wardrobe - I was set on finishing my 30 ml bottle of Dali Wild I got as a gift, but I got so fed up with it that I decided to put it away into my finished-and-empty-bottles-stash despite it...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Going with Salvador Dali fragrances would have been an easy way, especially with Le Roy Soleil we've been talking and reading about recently, but I didn't want to synch with the same thing 2 weeks in...
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    Re: Welcome our new moderator: Bavard!

    Congratulations!
    I'm sure you're perfect for this role and will do well.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th June, 2020

    First of all - shadesofbleu, congrats on your BN-versary! You smell great. I didn't like Angel when I was younger, but now I enjoy its sweet and earthy boldness a lot, especially on others.
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