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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Morning all!

    Narciso EDP today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd August, 2020

    Happy Anniversary to your parents, Jon! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd August, 2020

    Morning all!

    Seville a l'Aube for a long shift today.
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    Re: Is there a word for...

    Fresh, humid, radiant?
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2020

    Great, do join us in the August thread, Prince! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd August, 2020

    Happy Birthday, ClaireV! :birthdays:

    Congrats on your milestone, 24 Faubourg! :beer:

    Monyette Paris this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd August, 2020

    Morning all!

    Off to work in Carnal Flower, as l needed something special to get me moving today. And it's almost a year since l last wore it! :shocked:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    Thanks, Jon! :D

    We feasted on home-delivered Chinese food this evening for the first time in six months, so there are a couple of bulging waistlines here, too. :tongue:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    lt's a little cooler here today with some heavy grey cloud cover.

    We're getting ready for the first proper (i.e. non-friendly) Rangers game of the season here, & excitement is mounting.

    l'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    :grin::thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    lt's now been 16 months since l last requested perfumes to be added, & l'm still waiting. These were fairly recent releases at the time as well, not obscure or vintage.

    l'm really starting to...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    :lolk: Hope your lunch is fiendishly good, Jon!

    l also despise the constant obsession some people have with their smart phones. On my walk to & from work l see them walking along looking down at...
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    Sample of the Day - August 2020

    Thanks to all of you who contributed to last month's thread! l look forward to reading more of your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks. l'll be back here soon myself as well, of...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2020

    Thanks so much for all your contributions this month, everyone! l've enjoyed reading them.

    Off to start the August thread now...:smiley:
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    Re: Most worn in July 2020

    3 x OSA

    2 x Allure, Flower Market, Narciso, Soliflore Gardenia, Seville a l'Aube, Golden Paradise, Tuberose Diabolique, Orange Flowers & Santal du Pacifique

    1 x Ashoka, Soliflore Wisteria,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st July, 2020

    Thanks ExtremeK, Shycat & foxbins! :D
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    lt had to be OSA this evening, for the beautiful ylang ylang note. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st July, 2020

    Thanks, tdem!

    Cook.bot, l still have my old Nokia if that's any consolation. l'm thinking l might need to join the 21st century soon, though. :rolleyesold:

    lt's been a lovely day in the garden...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Jon, enjoy your well-deserved break, you smell fab!

    l have two days off, & l'll be doing a bit of gardening today before flaking out on the sunlounger. :coolold:

    Synching in...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Lots of choices for me this week, as this is one of my favourite categories! :D

    l'm going with Aloha Tiare for this hot sunny day, & l'll switch to something else for the evening...

    Enjoy your...
  21. Re: Fragrances that are raunchy, skanky, or animalic?

    Surprised no one has mentioned Marlou's 50ml d'Ambiguite. The only thing l've tried that was filthier than Salome, it's a massive wall of castoreum & costus, with the emphasis on unwashed hair. Too...
  22. Re: Shopping for perfumes VS wearing your perfumes

    Count me in as another who doesn't particularly enjoy testing instore. As an introvert, social interaction with pushy SAs is an effort & makes me very self-conscious.

    What l really enjoy is...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Same here.

    l tried Eau de Nyonya while they were still offering samples & loved it, but l missed the boat on Mayura, which l'm sure l would have loved too.

    Some of the newer ones sound...
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    Re: Fragrance Storage

    Same here. lf you're going to cover them anyway, why not keep them in a trunk, drawer or cupboard?
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    Blind-buying can be fun, but you really need to do your research before, not after! ;)

    l'm generally turned off by berry fruits, lavender & vetiver, but l can tolerate them if they're well-blended...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum 2020

    l adore Black Orchid, although l don't wear it often as l have to be in the right mood for it. And no, l don't overspray.

    l probably wouldn't shell out the big bucks for the parfum, but l'd be...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th July, 2020

    Thanks, Q! lt did, but l'm really tired now. Thinking of turning in early, & looking forward to two days off! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th July, 2020

    lt's been a crappy day at work, & it's hotting up here, so l'm enjoying an early wine o'clock in Eau du Sud.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Montale's Orange Flowers for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th July, 2020

    Glad you enjoyed your date, jujy!

    Stella this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    This, surely!

    But if l had to choose, probably Samsara.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    l enjoyed reading your impressions yellowtone, good job! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th July, 2020

    Soliflore Gardenia this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th July, 2020

    Morning all, & a Happy Anniversary to the hednics! :beer:

    Narciso EDP for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th July, 2020

    Good luck, jujy! l completely get not wanting to disrupt your contentment, but it means you can afford to be picky. :thumbsup:

    Draining my sample of Santal du Pacifique this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's cool, wet & windy here, too. l have another day off, l need to do a little shopping but l'll mostly be staying indoors today.

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of Gardenia...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th July, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    We're going out for lunch again today, at our local Santo Lounge where you don't have to book ahead, & hopefully we won't have to queue. lt's cloudy here but we'll be eating inside,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th July, 2020

    Afternoon all, & Happy BN-iversary, Hazel! :beer:

    ClockworkAlice, that sounds like a wonderful week. And tdem, your day out sounds perfect, too.

    kewart, hope your al fresco lunch wasn't too...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Yay! :2vrolijk_08: Looking forward to your thoughts, yellowtone!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th July, 2020

    Couldn't have put it better myself. :thumbsup: Big healing hugs to you, Q!

    Jon, sorry about your shitty week, but l'm sure you'll join me in a medicinal glass or three this evening. :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    This evening l'm scenting my favourite TV historian & expert on ancient civilisations, Professor Bettany Hughes, with Ancient Resins by Aftelier.

    To say l have a massive girl crush on this lady...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Synching in Greek Keys for another long shift today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    You're welcome, knit! :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Of course, "celebrity" doesn't have to mean anyone from modern media culture. lt could mean your favourite writer, artist, scientist, etc., etc.

    Since l've already made my choice for tomorrow,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd July, 2020

    Congrats Sunnyfunny & N.CAL on your milestones! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Brasil Dream for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020

    Finally draining my little bottle of Tuberose Diabolique perfume oil, sent to me eight years ago by the much-missed mimigardenia. Thinking of you mimi, wherever you are! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020

    Smells good to me! ;)

    Another news avoider here. l do a quick skim of the BBC news online every couple of days, but purposely avoid watching it on TV. l'm much happier that way.

    Hugs to HoP &...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2020

    Lilylang by Sylvaine Delacourte:

    This opens with bergamot, pink pepper & a white floral accord laid over a lot of white musk. l don't get any lime or mandarin. lt quickly goes from crisp & clean...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Posted the package to yellowtone this morning. Hopefully it'll get there with no hiccups this time, fingers crossed!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020

    Morning all!

    l have a day off, & the sun is shining. Trying my sample of Lilylang by Sylvaine Delacourte today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Robin, wishing you every happiness in your new home!

    Montale's Orange Flowers for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th July, 2020

    Happy BN-iversary, donna! :beer:

    Tuberose Diabolique this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    l'm off back to work today in Seville a l'Aube.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    As oudaddict has apparently declined, l've been in contact with yellowtone, & will be posting the package to her this week.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    ExtremeK, thanks! l totally forgot that l asked you that. :rolleyesold: lt sounds a little like Anne Pliska, have you tried that one?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    Thanks lne, tdem & HoP! Lunch was wonderful, & we had the beer garden all to ourselves because it was cloudy, & everyone else wanted to sit inside. :vrolijk_1: And no dishes to wash! lt felt slightly...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL & kewart! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    Thanks, CuddleCat! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    We have a table booked at a country pub for an early Sunday lunch today (the later slots were all booked up over a week ago), & it'll be the first time we've gone out together since...
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    Re: Significant other appreciation post!

    ln the ten+ years we've been together, Mr teardrop has gone from finding my interest in perfume a bit strange, to acceptance & even indulgence. He buys me the occasional bottle from my wishlist or...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

    Congrats freewheelin' on your milestone! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

    Forgot to post my SOTD earlier! :rolleyesold: Tropical Lagoon it is.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

    Jon, that's fantastic news! :thumbsup: Mr teardrop & l send hearty congrats to you & your team. We'll be raising a glass in your general direction later. :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Forgot to post here last night but l wore OSA by Note di Profumum, a beautiful & radiant ylang ylang fragrance. Wearing it is like being showered with white & yellow petals tumbling straight from a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th July, 2020

    Good to see more Journey Woman fans here! :smiley: lt didn't seem to get a lot of love when it was released, but l adored it. l used up my decant some time ago, but l'd consider getting another...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th July, 2020

    Sorted out some more stuff for the charity shop today, & there's just a couple more drawers to go through. Spent the gloriously warm & sunny afternoon on the sunlounger, & now l'm showered & wearing...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2020

    Champaca Supercritique by Les Eaux Primordiales:

    Again, the notes list for this one seems to vary depending on where you look:

    Basenotes: blackcurrant, jasmine, champaca, labdanum.
    ...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    This to me is a thing of beauty. Lovely shelves where everything fits perfectly, & great organisational skills on display here. Thanks for sharing this! :smiley:
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    Prince, these are hilarious! :thumbsup: Thanks for making me laugh out loud over my morning coffee.

    Off to work on mine now....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Sort-of-synching in Champaca Supercritique by Les Eaux Primordiales; first try from my sample. So far it's more wooden spice chest than huge fragrant flowers, but we'll see what...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Nice image, N.CAL! ;)

    As l wanted to continue sampling today, l'm trying Champaca Supercritique by Les Eaux Primordiales. So far it's conjuring up images of a burnished wood spice chest, rather...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th July, 2020

    khanada, sending healing wishes to your BF. Those samples are indeed very reasonably priced, thanks for the tip!

    mike, so sorry to hear of your perfume disaster! You must have the best-smelling...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th July, 2020

    Congrats ZC on your milestone! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th July, 2020

    Q, that's fantastic news, so happy for you! :2vrolijk_08:

    l finished all my cleaning this morning & started sorting out some stuff for the charity shop now that they're open, but (as predicted)...
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    Re: I've Hit A (Fragrance) Wall ...

    Adding Romanza by Masque to the list of recommendations.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Tuberose & Moss:

    For me this is a sweet tuberose with a slightly "turned" vibe in the initial phase, & a woody cedar base. l don't detect any citrus until around forty-five minutes in, & just...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l don't have synesthaesia myself, but l guess this means perfumes that you experience as colours, sounds, perhaps even textures? l suppose this could apply to any perfume, to some degree.

    l'll...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Trying Tuberose & Moss today.
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    Re: I've Hit A (Fragrance) Wall ...

    l recommend that you also give Flora & Fauna a try. :)
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    Re: Late Summer Into Fall Florals—Ideas?

    Another fan of Journey Woman here, & l also love mimosa in autumn! For this, l highly recommend Ashoka by Neela Vermeire.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Flora & Fauna:

    ln the beginning, this is a retro-style fruity chypre with just enough animalics to make it interesting. Bergamot can sometimes come off as sharp for me, but here's it's soft &...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

    Congrats, dear Jon! :beer:Here's to many thousands more.

    lt's cloudy & grey here too, but l'm on a cleaning kick this week so l'm getting lots done before the sun returns tomorrow. l've already...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Trying Flora & Fauna today.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Yay, thanks LiveJazz! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Thanks, N.CAL! :) lf l were to purchase anything from Rogue, that would be the hottest contender so far, yes.

    lshtar:

    A sparkling, nose-tingling, piney-lemony frankincense, with a pinch of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Jon & N.CAL, we'll see...;)

    Trying lshtar today, & gearing up for a trip to the supermarket.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th July, 2020

    lemonlimelady, so pleased for you that you found a wonderful doctor who can sort out your problem! And glad you've discovered a liking for Carnal Flower, it's one of my all-time favourites....
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th July, 2020

    Thanks kewart, Clockwork & ExtremeK!

    ExtremeK, the BA is not gardenia at all, but a rich, slightly indolic jasmine, not dissimilar to Jasmin Antique, at least in the EDP. The oil version that l...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Jasmin Antique: (l just had to make a beeline for this one first, right? ;))

    For the first fifteen minutes, this is a fruity jasmine with just a touch of indole, but not quite enough to produce...
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    Re: What size do you buy?

    Same here. The price may work out better if you buy larger bottles, but it's a false economy if you own so many fragrances that each of them are hardly ever worn.

    Buying smaller bottles means l...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Thanks, Jon & N.CAL! :)

    Starting in on my part of the Rogue Sample Pass today with Jasmin Antique, & oh yes, this is nice....
  94. Re: Looking for the Best Classic Amber Perfumes: Help!

    My other favourite was Roma lmperiale, & looking back at my review of this one, l think you might enjoy it! ;)
  95. Re: Looking for the Best Classic Amber Perfumes: Help!

    Yes! Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte. it's a must-try.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th July, 2020

    Have a wonderful vacation, Clockwork!

    lt's been warm & humid today, one of those days when all the flying ants seem to take off at once. l've been sunbathing & watching the swifts gorging...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th July, 2020

    l'm wearing Golden Paradise for another afternoon in the garden. We wanted to venture out for a pub lunch today, but you have to book ahead now, & everywhere is fully booked already. So we booked for...
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    Re: Introduction and Hello from Houston, Texas

    Welcome to basenotes, Laila! :)
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    Re: Older lady just starting perfume journey

    Welcome to basenotes, pinklady! :vrolijk_26:

    This may not be a good time to sample instore, but ordering samples online is still fine! l second the recs for Les Senteurs & Surrender to Chance, &...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th July, 2020

    Tuberose Diabolique this evening.
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