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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th July, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday Hazel! :birthdays:

    lt's cool, wet & windy again, & l'm still waiting for summer to return.

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of Totally White for a long shift...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th July, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday Kitty2Shoes! :birthdays: Hope you've decided to stick around.

    (((((lemonlimelady))))) sending you healing wishes & positive vibes.

    lt's raining again. Wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th July, 2020

    Monyette Paris this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Seville a l'Aube for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

    You mean this is wrong? :undecided:;)

    Happy BN-iversary, dear ExtremeK! :beer:

    Soliflore Gardenia this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's bright & breezy here, but thankfully the strong winds we had over the weekend have eased.

    Wearing Narciso EDP for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th July, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    l have the day off & l've only just got around to posting after a fairly lazy day. The pubs (or some of them at least) opened here yesterday, & Mr teardrop has been out to see his...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th July, 2020

    Same here. And l'd love to read your reviews! :D
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    Re: Political ads for US 2020 election displayed

    Same here. And if l have to turn it off to view a site, then that site is no longer interesting to me. There are plenty of sites l can view freely.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th July, 2020

    Happy BN-iversary, PerfumedLady! :beer:

    foxbins, hope you're all better now.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th July, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy 4th July to all our friends across the pond!

    lt's wet & windy here. l'm off to work in Flower Market.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    As promised, l'm synching in Allure this evening, & Mr teardrop is smiling. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd July, 2020

    Synching in Chanel Allure this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    yellowtone, your post is a delight on every level, thank you! :grin: Fitz is a cat after my own heart, & very handsome indeed!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Clockwork, good luck with your presentation, & enjoy your holiday weekend!

    l have the day off, & few errands to run, before hopefully finding time to potter in the garden.

    l'm...
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    Re: Rose Varieties—Help!

    +1 for Paul Smith Rose & Malle's Une Rose!

    Another cheapie that's worth a try is Stella McCartney's Stella: a surprisingly realistic rose with woody/ambery facets.

    Montale do a number of rose...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l too am more of a Guerlain girl than a Chanel fan. l only have one Chanel, & that's Allure, because Mr teardrop loves it on me. l haven't worn it at all during lockdown as l tend to save it for...
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    Re: Montale samples, any suggestion?

    Welcome to basenotes, Cesc!

    l agree that Montale fragrances are not known for being "discreet", but if you just use one or two sprays perhaps they could work for you.

    For jasmine, l recommend...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

    Welcome to basenotes, Nell_Gruber! :)

    My Luckyscent samples arrived today, so l'll be trying Musc Monoi soon! :D

    Reapplied & drained my sample of Soliflore Wisteria this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Soliflore Wisteria for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    (((((Shycat))))) so sorry for your loss.

    Happy Canada Day to those celebrating!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    Morning all & congrats to N.CAL! :beer:

    Ashoka for my late shift today.
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    Sample of the Day - July 2020

    Looking forward to reading your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks! :smiley:

    l'll be back here soon with some of my own...
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    Most worn in June:

    5 x Olivine

    3 x Black Flower Mexican Vanilla

    2 x Golden Paradise, The Actress, Stella, Sahara Noir, Un Matin d'Orage & Tuberose Diabolique

    1 x She Belongs There,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th June, 2020

    The weather has turned autumnal here today, so l reached for Santal Blush this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th June, 2020

    Morning all!



    What does this mean, N.CAL? As far as l can tell, Jon joined BN in the month of December. :confused:

    Great to see Asha & 30 Roses here! :vrolijk_26:

    l'm off to work a long...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th June, 2020

    Olivine this evening.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2020

    Gardenia Supercritique by Les Eaux Primordiales:

    Listed notes for this one seem to vary depending on where you look. The Basenotes Directory lists peach, pear, gardenia & warm milk. Fragrantica...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    l'll be popping out to the supermarket again later after a bit of pottering. Trying my sample of Gardenia Supercritique by Les Eaux Primordiales today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th June, 2020

    (((((Zilpha))))) sending my best wishes to you for a swift recovery.

    Lovely pics, ExtremeK! That looks like a pretty perfect place to be right now.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th June, 2020

    Good luck RHM, stay safe!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2020

    l'm back with a bunch of florals to try, now that l finally got through my pile of Neil Morris samples. :)

    Starting today with Totally White by Parle Moi de Parfum. Listed notes: lilac, hawthorn,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th June, 2020

    Les Senteurs samples are 2ml, & these are spray atomisers now, whereas they used to send dab vials. Sadly this particular one has an ill-fitting spray cap & has evaporated quite a lot already. The...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th June, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    l have some new samples from Les Senteurs to try (and some more on the way, hopefully, from Luckyscent), so l'm starting in on them today with Totally White by Parle Moi de Parfum.
  35. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    +1 for Seville a l'Aube & And the World is Yours.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

    khanada, l wish you a speedy recovery, & hope your BF is feeling better too. Feel free to post here even if you're not wearing any perfume! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    lt's cooler, a bit wet & very windy here. l've been enjoying a pamper day with a lovely bubble bath & a manicure. :bath:

    Now wearing my favourite pamper scent, Khol de Bahrein, &...
  38. Re: Looking for some recommendations and opinions for my new perfume, new here

    Welcome to basenotes, lrina!

    A couple of the ones you listed as "floral" are more on the rich oriental/gourmand side to me, specifically the Guerlain & the Lancome, so l'm not sure if you think of...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    l wouldn't be quite so kind to them. :angry:



    :lolk: Glad the perfume is intact!



    Beautiful pic, Robin!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l believe this particular cat had a loving home, because he was so chilled & seemed very happy to pose for photos. There are a lot of feral cats in Greece though, with varying temperaments. Some will...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary, easyfish! :beer:

    Sort-of-synching in Greek Keys, for another long shift today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l've previously had cats but don't have any digital pics of them either, so here's one of a cat l met in Athens a few years ago:

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    Wearing Greek Keys by Sarah Baker Perfumes. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th June, 2020

    Searing heat here today. After a cool shower, l'm in Philosykos this evening.
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    Re: Where to get atomizers in bulk?

    l've bought from them many times, & always got a great service.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    Another very hot day coming here too. Wearing Eau du Sud for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    Sunnyfunny, l often feel that way. l think it's a feature of being an introvert.

    l never feel that way on basenotes, though. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l guess it's easier if you actually have a pet. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    l've been doing this for years, & it definitely works for me. :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    lndeed! l'm baffled as to what we're supposed to do with this one. :confused:
  50. Re: Which is your favourite Lily-of-the-Valley perfume ?

    Just remembered a couple:

    Spring Jasmine by Shanghai Tang smells just like LOTV to me.

    Carillon pour un Ange by Tauer is exceptional, but very stridently green.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    Jon, l feel for you not having these wonderful birds around anymore. :sad: l heard about that storm, & l was most relieved to see our birds return this year. l always await them...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020

    l've had a wonderful afternoon of sunbathing, & watching the swifts teaching their little ones to fly. As some of you know, l'm fascinated by these amazing birds. They can hold my attention for...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020

    Morning all!

    l have the day off, & it's gorgeous here. l'm making a quick trip to the supermarket before retiring to my sunlounger for the afternoon. :coolold:

    Wearing CSP Tiare today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    (((((Quarry))))) sending you virtual hugs & positive vibes, & hoping you won't stay away too long! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Morning all!

    Seville a l'Aube for a long shift on this beautiful sunny day.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st June, 2020

    ExtremeK, you smell fantastic! lt's been way too long since l wore that one.

    khanada, welcome! Nice to see another gardener here, & with some of my favourite flowers, too. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st June, 2020

    Olivine again this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st June, 2020

    Happy Solstice everyone, & a Happy Father's Day to all those celebrating!

    lt's wet & windy here this morning. l'm off to work in Un Matin d'Orage EDT.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    Happy Birthday to your BF, Clockwork! :birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    He is! :D Although he'll have to wait until August to watch the Rangers again.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    Showered & switched to Olivine for this evening.

    l must say my roses are doing very well this year. Not sure if it's because of the sunny spring we had, or the dregs of beer Mr teardrop has been...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    Afternoon all, & a belated Happy BN-iversary to jujy! :beer:

    (((((ComDiva)))))

    After a lazy morning, l'll be heading out to potter in the garden in Bronze Goddess this afternoon, while Mr...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th June, 2020

    A belated Happy BN-iversary to ComDiva! :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    tdem, l had not heard of that one, & it sounds lovely! lf l get the chance to try it, l will do so.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th June, 2020

    Jon, couldn't agree more! :thumbsup:

    Happy BN-iversary, tdem! :beer:

    l've been pottering around this morning, & l'm heading out to the supermarket shortly.

    Synching in Suntanglam, & doing a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    So many choices for me this week, it was difficult to decide, but l went for Suntanglam by SP Parfums. l'm also wearing Manipur by Neil Morris on the other arm for comparison. l suspect there might...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Happy Birthday, Twolf & ClockworkAlice! :birthdays::birthdays:

    Jon, l love that pic, & Cook.bot, your pic has me drooling! :tongue: lt looks like tea for one to me, though. ;)

    Lots of heavy...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    Passage d'Enfer on this grey, muggy morning.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Lovely collection Trilby, l'm so glad to have inspired you! :o And l see that your Dyptique bottles are different from mine; my EDP has a transparent label on both sides. l'm assuming yours are EDT,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th June, 2020

    Happy Birthday, Bavard! :birthdays:

    Mr teardrop is happily watching the first English Premier League football game in 100 days, & l'm so happy for him, even though he'll have to wait a while...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    Un Matin d'Orage EDP today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Bangkok Hound! :birthdays:

    Great pic, Rick&Beth!

    lt's getting muggy here. l'm wearing Brasil Dream for another late shift.
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    Re: Hoarders clearout

    You can check other listings on ebay to see what kind of prices similar items are fetching. And if you're listing an item, you can specify that it's for sale in the UK only.

    l sell on ebay quite...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks, Dr Tricia! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th June, 2020

    Soliflore Gardenia body mist this evening, after a not-too-bad first day back at work. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    kewart, it sounds like you're appropriately scented. Good luck, & enjoy!

    l'm wearing Narciso EDP for my first day back at work, on a late shift.
  77. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    Actually it was ClockworkAlice who brought up that exact point, in post #942 of this thread:...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks, Trilby! :smiley: My bottle is the EDP, so l don't know if it's different from the EDT. lt does indeed have artwork on both sides, which can be seen through the glass from the other side. But...
  79. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    Does "mansplaining" imply that men are liars? l always thought it meant being patronising, or condescending, which are not the same as lying.

    Not to imply that anyone here is doing that, by the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th June, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    We've had some heavy rain here today, so l'm enjoying a lazy day indoors before returning to work tomorrow.

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of Santal Nabataea by Mona di...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2016

    These are still available to any UK basenoter.

    Updating to add: Santal Nabataea by Mona di Orio, a 1ml dab vial, just over half full.
  82. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    Yes. This was pointed out recently (by a female) in a thread on the men's forum, & it was noticeable that none of the men there seemed to take it on board...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    No one does retirement like Mr & Mrs Q! :vrolijk_26::thumbsup:
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    So here are my top ten favourites out of the 37 fragrances l've tried from this house, in reverse order:

    10. Tropical Lagoon (l know l said l prefer Neil's darker fragrances, but there had to be...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Thanks for the recs, 24 Faubourg! :)

    lndia Cafe:

    The opening of this one is similar to Midnight at the Crossroads Cafe, minus the patchouli. lt has that same chocolatey, spiced coffee, but the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday RHM! :birthdays:

    kewart, so happy for you! :smiley:

    The sun is finally out again, so l'm off to potter in the garden shortly, while Mr teardop relaxes in his...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks, Lellabelle! :)



    Whoah! :shocked:;)
  88. Re: Perfume disenchantment. Advice/thoughts on it, pls

    Agreeing with many of the thoughts already expressed here:

    lt sounds like you are paralysed by having too much choice & the need for aqcuisition. l highly recommend downsizing your collection. You...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    :grin::thumbsup:
  90. Re: Ladies, what male fragrances do you enjoy wearing?

    l believe most of these are marketed as unisex, but l'd say they all have a traditionally "masculine" element:

    Caligna (actually l found my bottle in the "men's" section at TK Maxx)
    Chergui
    Eau...
  91. Re: Female Niche Fragnance for my Girlfriend's 30th birthday

    Welcome to basenotes!

    Has she tried Tom Ford's Black Orchid? IMO this is a modern classic, & it sounds like she enjoys TF's darker, richer fragrances.

    Remember that being niche or super...
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    Re: Current Top Five

    :thumbsup:



    Ditto!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    We do indeed! :D l forgot how wonderfully diffusive this one is on rainy days.
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    Re: Current Top Five

    As always, this is a difficult choice & may vary from day to day, but in no particular order:

    Samsara
    Black Orchid
    Narcisse Noir
    Carnal Flower
    Un Matin d'Orage

    What can l say, l do love me...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    Yes!! ;)

    l'm waiting for the rain to ease off so l can pop out to the supermarket. Really missing the lovely weather we were having a couple of weeks ago.

    Synching & twinned with piney in...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Sahara Noir for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    Jon, no you are not the only one. Just when you think the world can't get any more mad, it does. Wine o'clock around here gets earlier by the day!

    l'm not scented yet, but will...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks, N.CAL! ;)
  99. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

    Mr teardrop owns two, both silver shoulders:

    50ml EDT
    50ml Aftershave Tonic

    lt smells amazing on him! :happy:
  100. Re: I want to decant.... Where do I find the kit?

    Always got a great service from Accessories for Fragrance. They have atomisers in a huge variety of sizes as well as funnels, pipettes etc.
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