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  1. Re: New Member Here - Wondering What to Do Next . . .

    Hi, LiliMarleen, and welcome to the Basenotes! I hope you'll enjoy it here - I joined almost a year ago and found the community amazingly fun and helpful.

    It seems like you already know quite well...
  2. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    Ouch, kewart. :( I'm sad for more water damage in Venice. I've been there once. It's a little miracle of a city.

    I'm wearing Frescaessenza today - layered with some Pink Grapefruit by Body Shop on...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I, just like Trilby, also enjoy this thread a lot. Thanks, Cigar Guy, for a great thread! It is very interesting to see the reasons behind choices and how differently everyone chooses what to wear....
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Good, good.
    Oh, but I should have guessed it from your nickname! :D
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Congrats! Are you planning to repurchase?
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Congrats!
    It's good you have a travel spray to make the wait easier!
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    Hahaha, grayspoole, that's a funny review!
    I only have read the ones that are available online and the intro to the 2018 issue that was available on Amazon - and they all were such an entertaining...
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    Haha, this is so funny! :D
    I can also see my collection of "Panned by The Guide" expanding in the future though. :D

    As for Black Opium, I guess they either hated it because they expected...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm a little bit early, because next week is going to be EXCITING - Panned by The Guide!
    Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez wrote 2 Perfume Guides - one many years ago, and one last year.
    Here are 1-star...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

    - sorry - a doublepost!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

    Happy birthday, dear PerfumedLady!
    Have an amazing - and amazingly scented - year!

    I'm wearing CK Contradiction today, my favourite when I was a teen.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    CK Contradiction, because I thought about it yesterday. So today I knew it was time to wear it again.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

    Hello, scented friends,

    I'm wearing Aqua Allegoria Passiflora today - I thought this scent needed some love and attention, so I'm giving it all I can today. :)

    Get well wishes to PerfumedLady...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aqua Allegoria Passiflora, because I wanted a light, citrusy and fresh fragrance for Monday morning, and something not too strong or too long lasting, because I'm planning to test some things in the...
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    Re: Le Baiser Du Dragon...

    Oh. :(
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    Re: Le Baiser Du Dragon...

    I have and adore the current EDP.
    Cannot compare it with the vintage, as I haven't tried it, but according to what I read in people's reviews all over the internet, the new version is most probably...
  17. Re: What are you Gifting / Receiving this Holiday Season?

    I already have a small travel bottle of Eclat d'Arpege by Lanvin for my mom - it's one of her favourites and she's gone through several bottles of it, so why not give her an opportunity to wear it...
  18. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Thank you for an interesting read.

    Somehow it seems to me that in general more women are wearing scents to please themselves while more men are wearing scents to please others around them or as...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    Uoga uoga "Cherry lips". It's a Lithuanian natural cosmetics brand. The lipgloss feels amazing and is very nourishing and hydrating, but the colour doesn't last well and it doesn't coat nicely. When...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

    Best luck, Kewart!

    Trilby, I'm glad you weren't injured too much. I hope you'll feel good soon.

    I'm wearing La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto Eau de Toilette Florale by Guerlain for Prague...
  21. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    I got 17 - the test says it's lame-o, but I say I'm pretty happy with the score.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Maybe you can wear Tea Rose for the national flower of Czechia, for example?

    I'll be going with Black Perfecto - Cherry, Rose, Leather.
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    It's funny about the unwashed people, because I haven't noticed them while visiting Prague - and I used public transport, too!

    I do love Prague and I do love Czechia.

    National flower of Czechia...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

    Ineespenes, stay strong. As much as the polar summer is awesome, the polar night seems scary. And sometimes I complain that we don't get to see much sun in winter - at least it rises here for...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    ComDiva - it's nice to meet another polyamorous reader devouring many books at once! :thumbsup:
    I hope you'll like the book.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cafe Chantant, because I reached for this sample mindlessly.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    Roberto, it was nice to see that Guerlain family tree! Thanks for sharing.

    I contemplated about wearing something fresh, green or citrusy and just grabbed my sample of Cafe Chantant which is...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

    I'm glad you girls like our little club idea - I hope it works out :)

    I'm also with you, Zilpha and Trilby, on liking Twilly Poivree - I like it even better than original, too!

    I changed into...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

    ComDiva, it should be a good book - the movie was lovely. I wasn't too fond of the lovestory line (not a big romance fan myself), but there were lots of great stuff besides that - the books, the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Black Perfecto, because I looked at it this morning and thought: "It's time".
    I don't enjoy the plastic cherry top notes, but there's something in its drydown that's magic.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

    Good morning!
    Yesterday we had the first Tea club meeting with colleagues - we formed it last week on a whim to discuss work unrelated stuff and relax and engage in conversations. Our first topic...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Le baiser du dragon by Cartier during the day, as I wanted that resinous almondy goodness it brings, and changed to Dior Joy after evening shower because I both wanted something light and a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th November, 2019

    CuddleCat and ineespenes, get well soon!

    Quarry, how did your trip go? I hope there weren't any more delays. More bearhugs to you. Are you safe and sound at home?

    I'm wearing Le baiser du...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd November, 2019

    Ouch, Quarry! :(
    Lots of bearhugs for you.
    Your rant is more than warranted. I hope at least your trip home is quick and enjoyable.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd November, 2019

    Kewart, your lunch sounds amazing. No wonder it's your son's favourite. Have a great time together!

    Yesterday we tidied all the yard - there was 5 hours of work (okay, including lunch break and a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Frescaessenza, because I put the travel spray into my bag when going to visit my relatives this weekend.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

    Hello everyone!

    Jon, I hope you'll be enjoying your new acquisition very much!

    Ineespenes, yay for Le baiser du Dragon! It's amazing in chilly weather. I can already imagine the postcard you're...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st November, 2019

    Hehe, it's funny how my ravings about GGA didn't go unnoticed! :D I actually had a hard decision between the two, but went with the Dragon because of the chilly weather in the end. Morillas has quite...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I like this one quite a bit, too!
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    That makes us a Dragon kissing squad of four!
    I love the almond here, too. And I especially love the fiery/boozy opening. Later it becomes a soft almond and resins scent with a hint of cinnamon and...
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    Yay, a twin Dragon kisser!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st November, 2019

    Hello and happy Friday!
    I'm traveling by bus to another town to visit my parents. We'll probably go to visit my father's sister, my aunt and godmother tomorrow. She lives in the countryside across...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm synching with Le baiser du Dragon by Cartier.
    It's almost a month since I last wore it and I can already see I missed that spicy resinous almondy beauty. Just like Guilty Absolute, it just feels...
  44. Re: Burberry London for Men - thoughts on Performance

    I have tried it at the store twice, I couldn't smell it after an hour both times. The scent itself is great though.
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    Re: Most worn in October 2019

    It's not bad, but I like Chanel Gabrielle much more. Another scent that has lots of haters.
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    Re: Most worn in October 2019

    I wore quite a lot of perfume this month, and changing into a different scent for the evening was quite common to me this month.
    My finish goal for a couple of months now was Rabarbaro, and it took...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2019

    I agree with both of your descriptions.
    It's funny that I also tried Idylle at the same time this month as you, just wasn't in the mood to write about it at the time - and couldn't think about what...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2019

    I've been wanting to try Tocade for a while, thank you for your review! It sounds like a nice perfume.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I early-synched yesterday's evening with Salvador Dali. (My new pen-bottle says Dali Classic on the box, but it's the same scent.) It's a wintery-spicy floral oriental, lots of cloves, quite mature,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    NR For Her EDT today, because I thought I'd love to wear NR For Her L'Absolu in the evening on top of it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

    Hello everyone and happy Friday to me! (All Hallows Day is All Saints Day/The day of the dead in Lithuania, thus a national holiday and a day off. The day of the dead here is nothing like Halloween...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th October, 2019

    Hahahahaha, Quarry, your daughter's expressions are priceless!
    I can see she has so much fun on the game show. And she looks just like you :)
    Enjoy your time together! :)
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    This upcoming Friday's synch - Nose: Alberto Morillas.

    I have three great options here - Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Femme, Le Baiser du Dragon by Cartier and Salvador Dali by Salvador Dali. Not...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wanted to feel warm and cozy this chilly autumn day, so I chose Méharées by L'Erbolario. A very good choice, I'm enjoying it today immensely.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th October, 2019

    Good morning.
    These Californian fires sound really bad. I hope they can stop already.
    It's getting chilly again, but no snow yet - though the grass in forest area is all white because of cold.
    No...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dali Wild, because honeyed white flowers seemed like a good idea.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th October, 2019

    Hello!
    I'm wearing Dali Wild today.
    It seems like the days of Indian Summer are over, and we are starting to get proper grey, rainy and chilly autumn again.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Today I finished my 10 ml travel bottle of Rabarbaro by L'Erbolario. I bought it for summer and travels, but it lasted me for the whole six months. Now I know it takes me around 34 wears and half a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Rabarbaro by L'Erbolario, because I wanted to finish that bottle. Thank you for many fragrant days, dear bottle!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th October, 2019

    Good morning! Wishing everyone a good week.

    I drained my last drops of Rabarbaro by L'Erbolario today. Bye bye travel bottle!
    I bought it for summer and travels, but it lasted me for the whole...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Pink Sugar, because it's cheap and cozy.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th October, 2019

    Hello, scented darlings!

    First of all, thank you everyone for the get well wishes. I'm feeling actually better after yesterday's party instead of worse, and I think it's because of you all. Or...
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    Haha!
    Reminds me how I smell cinnamon in almost all orientals, no matter if it's there or not!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Ineespenes, congrats on Nick Cave ticket and I'm very glad the appartament issue has worked out!
    I haven't bought Nick Cave tickets yet, first I have to make sure I have a company to travel with.
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    That's an interesting observation! We do smell a bit differently to others than to ourselves. But a girl I know wears it all the time, and I always get the same sweet and non-peppery vanilla coffee...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I wore one spray of Black Opium in the evening yesterday, so I synched for the second time, as it also has pink pepper - but I almost never get it in this fragrance, it's usually just an enveloping...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Good morning!

    I'm wearing Gucci Guilty Absolute today. Will go to my best friend's birthday party in the evening. Somehow I'm feeling very reluctant to go - maybe because I don't feel particularly...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    MAC Twig today. I think I found a brown shade for me - thanks to a very helpful SA.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Congrats! The bottle is empty, long live new bottle!
  70. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    I think at least half are wearing them, and probably more, maybe up to 75 percent - but you can't really say until you hug random people or stay very close to them, like sitting nearby in a public...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Ah, thank you! :)
    I'm not sure about popularity though - I can see the creaminess and softness of original appealing to people, too.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    My impressions were quite similar - I find the original more unique and lively, but the new version more lovable. I like how the pepper is really punchy at the start - if I haven't read the notes I...
  73. Re: Your favorite from each year of this decade (2010-2019)

    I'll treat this thread as if it was in a "General" subforum.
    This has shown me that I haven't tried enough scents from the first few years of the decade, as there wasn't too much to choose from for...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Terre de Lumière by L'Occitane for kbe's peppercorn synch - it's a beautiful honey and pink pepper fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th October, 2019

    Happy Friday!

    Also in synch for kbe's day with Terre de Lumière by L'Occitane.
    Wishing everyone a great weekend.
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    Happy kbe's day!
    I'm celebrating it with honeyed pink pepper - Terre de Lumière by L'Occitane. To me it's a very lovely scent that's great all year round and fits pretty much any occasion. I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Black Perfecto, because I wanted to see how I like it through the day.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th October, 2019

    Good morning!
    Today I'm up much earlier because my cat decided to spill a full glass of water on my bedside and I had to get up and mop the floor. I decided not to go back to bed and it probably was...
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    Cook.bot, you are making me want to sample Parfum Sacre. I feel like I might like to smell like a Scandinavian bakery.

    I think I'll go with Terre de Lumiere by L'Occitane - probably the prettiest...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019

    HouseOfPhlegethon, happy birthday! Have an amazing year full of new discoveries, artistic inspiration and great experiences!

    PerfumedLady, I enjoyed your photos of the beach and your story about...
  81. Re: Can most modern mens fragrances really be considered unisex fragrances?

    I am a product of my time and I'm - like most people - am used to seeing some scents marketed as feminine and some as masculine. When I smell something, I do think about who might be the ideal...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Thank you for your answers, Zilpha and N.Cal!

    I do love pink pepper quite a lot myself, so this will be easy for me.
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    Re: MEMO leather scents

    It would be easier to answer you if you formulated the thread better, at least providing all the names of fragrances you're interested in.
    From Memo leathers line I have tried two on my skin...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Rabarbaro, because it's both good for work and not cloying for sports activities after it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019

    CuddleCat, my condolescences for your and your husband's loss.

    I'm wearing Rabarbaro today, there's probably only one wear left in my travel bottle.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    This Friday - kbe's peppercorn day!
    Does it have to be actual black or some other pepper, or is Pink pepper also okay? :)
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Keep on learning and exploring. Buy less, because I already have enough, and when I do, buy the things I love instead of "oh, it's quite a nice mini, might do for this summer" or "it costs next to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because it's my favourite at the time, and I wanted to smell my best.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019

    Good morning, scented friends!
    Guilty Absolute today.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Congrats! Have you finished them both the same day?
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Oh yes, then you're really fast, but not THAT fast! It's clearly your current favourite - and you were right to get a bigger bee bottle!
    And yes, I forgot to compliment you - the photo is fantastic.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Congrats, FiveOaksBouquet!

    Have you finished this 100 ml bottle just in under a month? Holy bottles, you're fast!
    I'm struggling to finish my mini bottles in half a year! :D
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Molinard Cuir, because I wanted a sweetish spicy leather, and I do have a sample which I'd rather use up before it evaporates.
  94. Re: How do Coffee Beans help you shop for Fragrances?

    Thank you for great and informative post! It's good to know why exactly this theory about coffee beans is a bogus.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st October, 2019

    Good morning!
    I'm wearing Molinard Cuir today, from a generous sample I got in the shop. I already knew I like it quite a lot, this sample is for me to make sure if I do really need it - or maybe to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Pink Grapefruit by The Body Shop in the morning and changed into Lolita Lempicka in the evening - both because I felt like wearing them.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

    Hello everyone! It's quite warm and sunny today - around 15 C. Indian Summer at its best.

    I'm in Pink Grapefruit by The Body Shop body yoghurt and EDT after a shower, slept in a bit, enjoying my...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Pink Sugar, because I wanted a sweet, snugly and cozy cloud around me.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th October, 2019

    Happy Saturday everyone!

    And happy BN-birthday, Shycat! 14 years is a lot.
    I am also sad and angry about your cat situation. Pregnant at 4 months! Poor teenage cat-mom and poor cat-grandma...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th October, 2019

    Oh Trilby, I just read yesterday's thread :( My condolescences. Wishing you strength.

    And Shycat, that's very unfortunate about your cat. And the drama part in your life sounds not too good at...
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