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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

    Cute bottle!
  2. Re: Bored, so I'm going to wear my wardrobe in alphabetical order

    Hmm... I wasn't planning to replace any but I've been fantasizing about what my wardrobe would be if I started all over again from scratch. Maybe I'll put my thoughts to paper. Good comment!


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  3. Re: Bored, so I'm going to wear my wardrobe in alphabetical order

    There are three I wouldn't want to part with: 31 rue Cambon, Cristalle, and Diorella. I suppose im a Chypre gal. I'm very fond of Aura too.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

    Not wrong at all. It IS funny, in an ironic sense. Many of the specifics in the book are EXACTLY the same as now.
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    Day 11: Chanel Gabrielle (2017)

    Floral - Sunshine in a Bottle

    #45 Most Worn (20 wears)

    30 ml remaining

    I purchased Gabrielle in January 2018 for Chanuary, a month long BN Chanel sync....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

    Wisconsin politics seem especially weird. It's such a nice state otherwise and I always think of you, Quarry.

    Light reading is not for me. I'm reading The Plague by Albert Camus.

    I'm wearing...
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    I'm intrigued! I love pine in real life and in fragrance. I'm a Cone Head.
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    Day 10: Serve Lutens Fille En Aiguilles (2009)

    Wood - Balsamic Pine

    #50 Most Worn (19 wears)

    25 ml remaining

    Purchased September 2017 online from Barney's. There were rumors of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th April, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Serge Lutens Fille En Aiguilles. Today, I'm sewing masks. They will be navy blue with blue chintz lining. I decluttered my massive stash of quilting fabric. Sigh..
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    It's edt, Mike. Someone gave me a generous-sized vintage sample once and I did like it but the somewhat recent edt really wows me. The ability to spray with abandon from a large bottle helps.
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    Day 9: Dior Diorella (1972)

    Chypre - Mossy Citrus

    #6 Most Worn (57 wears)

    25 ml remains

    Purchased December 2014 at Saks 5th Avenue, South Coast Plaza.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th April, 2020

    Hello all,

    My SOTD is Diorella. So good!

    I just heard the news that Boris Johnson is in ICU. Wow! The virus is disruptive on many levels.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th April, 2020

    What color did you go with, teardrop?
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    Day 8: Chanel Cuir de Russie (1924)

    Woody Oriental - Smoky Leather

    #12 Most Worn (47 wears)

    35 ml remaining

    Purchased February 2013 at Chanel, South Coast Plaza. Influenced by BN forum...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th April, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Chanel Cuir de Russie.

    Last night, hubs and I had dinner and a movie at home and I turned it into an occasion. We had homemade pizza and wine and watched "Parasite". The...
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    Re: Feminism and Perfume.

    I bet you were the Bomb. (Probably still are!)
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    Re: Feminism and Perfume.

    Yeah, back in the day we liberated women eschewed perfume, cosmetics, hosiery, and bras. Those things were for the straights.
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    Re: Your favorite Serge Lutens????

    I wear Fille En Aiguilles year round, but I'm the counter-seasonal kind of person who wears Amber scents in the heat of summer and white florals in the dead of winter. It's worth noting that I live...
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    Re: Your favorite Serge Lutens????

    My favorite is Fille En Aiguilles. It's a very resinous pine, possibly the ultimate conehead fragrance. By the way, my favorite and all time most worn scent is Coromandel, but I personally wouldn't...
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    Yes, now that you mention it, someone did tell me he was a BN member. I think John Pegg, Kerosene founder and nose, is amazingly creative and talented. His perfume is original and complex and the...
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    Edt. It smells like an ashtray or the clothes of a smoker. Projection and longevity are about "medium" usually; it's one that smells and performs a little differently each time you wear it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th April, 2020

    Pants don't lie! I've been promising myself to stop indulging in high calorie homemade goodies for a while so maybe today I'll coat tail on your resolve. Resuming my 10,000 steps a day will help too....
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    Day 7: Chanel Cristalle (1974)

    Floral Chypre - Ashy Lemon

    #2 Most Worn (70 wears)

    35 ml remaining

    I'm on my second bottle. My first recorded wear was December 2014.
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    I'm sampling vintage Bandit this evening.
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    Copper Skies is the only one I've tried. Kerosene is not easy to find. The breadth of niche perfume houses at Merz is amazing.
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    Day 6: Chanel Coromandel (2007)

    Woody Oriental - Smooth Patchouli

    #1 Most Worn (130 wears)

    57 ml remaining

    Edt purchased in 2013 at Chanel, South Coast Plaza. Second bottle, edp,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd April, 2020

    Exactly. It's like, yay me, I have an athletic injury! Thank you everyone for your well wishes.

    I'm on Day 6 of wearing my wardrobe alphabetically. Coromandel is my SOTD.
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    Re: Fragrance Tshirts

    I am not a fan of message t-shirts. That said, the last one I owned had a big white question mark on a black background. I wore it to a drag show in San Francisco.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wow, FiveoaksBouquet, very nice!
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    Day 5: Kerosene Copper Skies (2012)

    Soft Oriental - Honeyed Amber

    #65 Most Worn (12 wears)

    90 ml remaining

    Purchased May 2019 at Merz Apothecary during Basenotes meetup.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Kerosene Copper Skies today. I'm trying to get more active so I hand washed my car yesterday and rode my bike. Unfortunately, I fell off my bike while trying to avoid being...
  32. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I would take Coromandel edt from Beck, provided is really is edt and not edp. I miss my original Coromandel very much!
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    Re: fragranticas new pictures for notes

    For the reasons you cite, I cannot abide the site. I rarely visit it except for very specific reasons on occasion.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I love this post, especially the part about green ink!
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    Day 4: Chanel Coco (1984)

    Oriental - Warm Spice

    #49 Most Worn (18 wears)

    30 ml remaining

    Purchased December 2014 at Nordstrom, South Coast Plaza.
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    Wonderful! You're doing it too?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st April, 2020

    The food stock in our grocery store has improved since the previous week but there are still significant gaps such as pasta, dry beans, baking supplies, paper products, and cleaning products. Food...
  38. Re: Most worn in March and 1st Quarter of 2020

    Uncharacteristically, I did not log my SOTDs this month. I'm back on track now.
  39. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    I always thought of the Holy Grail as an individual's personal ultimate best scent, not one that everybody likes. The Holy Grail is usually elusive and causes one to search out hundreds of...
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    Day 3: Montale Black Aoud (2006)

    Woody Oriental - Dry Rose

    #55 Most Worn (16 wears)

    35 ml remaining

    Purchased November 2016
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

    This is my idea of The Good Life.

    I'm wearing Montale Black Aoud.
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    At his rate of acquisition, it could go on to infinity. Hah!
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    Day 2: Thierry Mugler Aura (2017)

    Floral Oriental: Sweet Green

    59th Most Worn (14 wears)

    30 ml. Remaining

    Purchased September 2018 at Macys, South Coast Plaza
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th March, 2020

    Hello all,

    It's Thierry Mugler Aura for me today. We went grocery shopping this afternoon instead of opting for the special senior hour. Much better: less crowded and more focused shoppers. I'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th March, 2020

    Mr. Lark and I had a lovely walk this afternoon too. I'm making a conscious effort to smile at and greet passersby. People are very responsive. I'm trying to separate fear of the virus from people.
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    I find 31 rue Cambon to be cold, even icy, probably attributable to its iris. At the same time, it's wet. Its coldness reminds me of Dzongkha and generally it brings to mind Chanel's Cristalle and...
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    Day 1: Chanel 31 rue Cambon edt (2007)

    Chypre: Sweet & Sour

    #4 most worn (59 wears)
    24 ml remaining
    Purchased at Chanel boutique, South Coast Plaza, December 2015
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    31 rue Cambon because I'm wearing my wardrobe in alphabetical order to avoid decision making. Today is day #1. So far, so good. I like this scent very much!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th March, 2020

    Hello all ,

    I'm wearing 31 rue Cambon today. We're going to the seafood market. I'm super excited to get out of the house! :coolold:
  50. Re: Federal Reserve recruits Creed for help Thru Pandemic

    Sorry, but that Black Rock building looks a tad evil. :evil:
  51. Re: Bored, so I'm going to wear my wardrobe in alphabetical order

    Easier for me than it would be for you, hednic!



    I might do an analysis or rating of each one while I'm at it.



    I'll move to the second letter just like the dictionary.
  52. Re: Which ONE Fragrance scares CoronaVirus to death ? Choose ONE!

    Redirect to layering thread. :wink:
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    After two weeks of Shelter in Place I find my motivation is in short supply for just about everything, including choosing my SOTD. Therefore, I'm going to eliminate decision making and wear my...
  54. Re: Which ONE Fragrance scares CoronaVirus to death ? Choose ONE!

    Boredom Slayer thread!

    I vote for Dior Sauvage, oversprayed!
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    Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    Eye opening post. Of course, the news (some news outlets, at least) are reporting on what you have shared but it's much more powerful coming first hand from you. Thank you, Pallas, for your personal...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th March, 2020

    Hello all,

    My sleeping hours were 4:00 to 10:00 am last night. My schedule is all messed up the last two weeks. I think it's because I'm feeling uneasy.

    Cazaubon, the situation with your...
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    Re: You're having a nightmare...

    Sahara Noir. This happened to me in real life.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Hermes Terre d'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver.

    Did anyone see Army Corps of Engineers General Todd Semonite on TV news last night talking about rapid temporary hospital...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th March, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Gabrielle today.

    During this health crisis I've gotten into the habit of staying up very late watching movies and then sleeping in the next day. I'm doing my doctor...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th March, 2020

    I had to look up the term "off licence". Great news, Jon! I've been imbibing, as well, lately.

    I finished the entire Breaking Bad series so now I'll find something more productive to do, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th March, 2020

    Zilpha, your post moved me deeply. I have many people I worry about too, including myself.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th March, 2020

    Wise words, teardrop. Thank you.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I've been wearing what's out on my dresser tray lately but today I made the effort to pull out my favorite, Oud Ispahan, because I thought "Why not wear my best?"
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Currently:
    Oud Ispahan
    Coromandel
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau
    Diorella
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th March, 2020

    Hello all,

    Today I'm wearing Oud Ispahan.

    I went grocery shopping this morning and was disappointed in some of my fellow customers who did not observe distance guidelines, touched items and...
  66. Poll: Re: Wearing More or Less Fragrance Due to Lockdowns, etc. ?

    Same old, same old.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd March, 2020

    Hey, Mike, thanks for asking. Mr. Lark is much better. His cough has subsided and his energy is better. I'm quite well, despite being around several sick people in the past 30 days.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd March, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Shalimar again today. Yesterday I encountered that rare note of custardy baby vomit that I quite like. It happened once with Mon Guerlain too.

    I'm looking forward to...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd March, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Shalimar today. Not much happening here.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st March, 2020

    You've got some heavy hitters in your arsenal, foxbins, and you know how to use them!

    I'm wearing L'Air du Dessert Marocain and trying to be normal, whatever that is. I finally got my wish to be a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th March, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm up, showered, and dressed and it's not even 9:00 am yet. I'm trying to reestablish a somewhat normal routine and schedule. My SOTD is Shalimar.

    All the best to Quarry.

    I'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th March, 2020

    That's the spirit, foxbins! I imagine the new travel restrictions are throwing a monkey wrench into your travel plans?

    I'm wearing Buonissimo for another day at home. I did manage to walk 10,000...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th March, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm back after a three-week absence from BN. I haven't been away this long since my six-month hiatus during BN's Huddler period. (You old timers know what I'm talking about!)

    Let's...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd February, 2020

    I'm in L'Air du Desert Marocain. The remaining juice is dwindling and today marks the beginning of the end for this outstanding creation.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd February, 2020

    Hello all,

    I've returned to the "normal" world after a week at the Tibetan Buddhist retreat center. I hope to incorporate what I learned there into my regular life. I'm making the rounds to visit...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    Hello all.

    I'm going to be off the grid all next week at a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center in the Northern California woods. No Wi-Fi or cellular service. Afterwards, I'm heading up to the San...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    So sad for the victim and his loved ones. I'm sure train work is a dangerous profession. You are right, always tell those near and dear how much you care for them.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    No, I haven't smelled it lately and won't voluntarily go near the stuff. Long ago, I had a boss who doused herself in it. I liked her but absolutely detested her fragrance. So sorry, Cook.bot!
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Jean Nate' - gagworthy
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th February, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Habit Rouge. It's powerfully sweet - perfection.

    Have a good day.
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    Re: Valentines Day choice

    I ended up in L'Air du Desert Marocain.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Fahrenheit's complexity kind of reminds me of the shape shifter Mitsouko. The various vintages, formulations, and daily wearing experiences all bring out different facets of the fragrance. That...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Wow! I just woke up and the overnight drydown is, in fact, VERY intense. Now I'm getting the fuel smell too. Interesting!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Hello all,

    Fahrenheit today.

    Have a good day.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Yep, I did it! I went to Ulta and sprayed the heck out of Fahrenheit EDT: wrists, forearms, chest. It was not as intense as its reputation led me to expect. Really rather nice and I'd wear it...
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    Guerlain Heritage
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th February, 2020

    How are the bushfires doing, Cuddlecat?

    I got my hair cut today and ended up layering my long hair for a more tousled look. I'm wearing Heritage.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Heritage - The chilly weather made me crave its warmth.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Hello all, .

    I'm wearing Heritage today. Some trees are starting to blossom around here this week.

    Like teardrop, I'm getting a haircut today. I'm in the mood to make a change: either layer my...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th February, 2020

    Good to know, Hazel5. I depart on Sunday for a similar retreat at a Tibetan Buddhist center in Northern California. It will be a much needed disconnect.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Timbuktu - I saw it sitting on top of my dresser and that visual reminder made me want to wear it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th February, 2020

    I'm somewhat avoiding public places but my husband and son both teach in public schools so they bring lots of potential exposure home. Lots of people travel to and from China around here.

    I'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Oud Ispahan, once again. It's crazy windy and stormy here in Southern California. Even worse in the San Francisco Bay Area, where some serious damage was done.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I'm on a 6-month No Buy program for all discretionary spending including perfume. Next week marks the third month complete. At first, I craved buying new stuff but the urge to shop has finally faded.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Oud Ispahan - I'm on a roll!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th February, 2020

    It's Oud Ispahan today.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th February, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Oud Ispahan again. It's fabulous!

    It's Day 2 of catching up on administrative paperwork and I'm feeling motivated. I can't wait until it's over because it's my least...
  98. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    Have you tried Le Parfum de Therese Cook.bot? I momentarily detected a slight raw meat note. It sounds repulsive but it was actually interesting. It's one of my favorite fragrances. I adore Diorella...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today is my second day in Oud Ispahan. I didn't wear it for a couple of months so now I'm getting reacquainted with it. It's powerful.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Oud Ispahan - It's more odd than beautiful. I find it intriguing.
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