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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

    Silences by Jacomo. I'm feeling pensive and it is a pensive scent. Everything is fine, just working through the High Holydays in fragrance form.
  2. Thread: House of Caron

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    Re: House of Caron

    Yes to Yatagan, to which I will add a swift under-spritz of Tea Rose (heresy?).

    I adored Acaciosa, a tart and brilliant floral, which sadly, I knocked over one day. My bedroom was a den of floral...
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Yatagan and Knize Ten, tho I will layer Knize with a tiny spritz of Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose to fem it up.
  4. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Alas, my October is jammed. Priority #1 is being there for a friend who has received some bad medical news.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    No SOTD. My son and I went to the Mentor Headlands, a park on Lake Erie with a dunes area as well as a beach. I love the smell of the dry cottonwood leaves on the ground as well as other smells that...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Thank you. Yes, that is why I posted it. I played it once, no going back, and the missing note (a flubbed trill, really) was apt to me too.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    It is magnificent, a 1975 Model L. I almost bought a house. The deal fell through and that down payment burnt a hole in my pocket. I drove past Bill Kap piano in a desolate neighborhood in East...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Dear basenotes friends,

    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind and understanding words on the sudden loss of my dear and talented friend, Barbara Bilach, principal pianist of...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    I love the name in French, une flânerie sous l'oratoire. To be a flâneuse is my goal! Actually, working for a school system, I am much of the summer (;
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Thank you, ClockworkAlice. Your road trip sounds wonderful. Love your description of the library. I hope you post picture.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Heartbroken to hear of the unexpected passing of a friend and colleague. Barbara Bilach was our company pianist at Cleveland Ballet. She went on to become the principal pianist at ABT, American...
  12. Do old people smell different? Asks NYT. Spoiler alert: aldehydes!

    A most interesting read!
    https://nyti.ms/2Tdd724
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Ah, Nahema, the "edible" rose. Have scored a few minis over the years. Covet.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Good Monday, dear friends.
    I'm not super religious, but I do observe the nine days preceding the Jewish fast of Tisha b'Av, which we observe from Saturday evening thru Sunday evening, Aug 10 & 11....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    Hot days and balmy, sleep-with-the-windows-open nights here in the 216. SOTD is Maderas De Oriente—sultry, spicy, floral, woody.
    A good day to all.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    It is all that! Happy anniversary!

    I'm reading all the SOTD entries as I listen to the bird videos. I'm about to step out to hear a talented young bassist and his combo. Balahé is my SOTE.

    Much...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    Humid. SOtD is Myrurgia Maderas De Oriente

    rynegne, I almost bought a house about five years ago. Deal fell thru, the down payment turned into 1975 a Steinway Model L. At my age and inclination,...
  18. Re: Avon Mad Men - A Masculine Fragrance History : Part 2, Halcyon Days

    Great read! I wonder if Jon Hamm studied that ad to get the Don Draper look—and smirk—down pat. Uncanny resemblance.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Your review of Flor Mortis evokes SL Tubereuse Criminelle. Do you find them similar?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Mea culpa, I have been loafing and stewing at the Spa of Procrastination. I could offer end-of-school-year-teacher-burnout as the excuse, but it is now July. Thus humbled, I proceed.:
    Fougère...
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    Re: Basenotes Scratch ’n’ Sniff

    Smellovision!
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I went to spritz some Balahé on as my SOTN, only to find, behold! it is empty! That black glass bottle, which is weighty, caught me off guard. I am a little heartbroken, and will see what is on ebay,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

    Rien, because I bought it in Paris and it is an indelible scent memory of Paris.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Brilliant!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    @thekelleybelle: beautiful writing! I recommend spacing out the sniffs. iirc, some scents lingered over eight hours and that late phase is worth appreciating.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm thinking Mousse Illuminée. Glad it is affordable.
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    Re: Basenotes Scratch ’n’ Sniff

    Hey, Grant, that was tots brillz! We should be grateful that Gogle hasn't figured out how to coopt scent!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Last sniffs before I pass this on. Vintage Tabarome, and a revisit of Tabac Vert.
    Top: Tabarome is smoky, Tabac Vert is earthy
    Middle: I get something peachy, in the slightly fetid Mitsouko mode,...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    My first ever Creed sniffs: Verveine Narcisse and Bayrhum Vetiver. They have a solidity about them, something I'd call old-school manly. In fact, they evoke childhood memories of my dad, tho he...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm sniffing Derviche my arm right now, hours later. I get a powdery, ambery finish, quite faint. It is a pleasant unisex, IMO.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Good Sunday morning! It's snowing here in the 216! A good day to sample Derviche, which I also donned yesterday. I'd call Derviche an eccentric oriental. I get a bitter note—one I experience as...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Mousse Illuminée is mossy with a piny chill to it. I haven't done the sniffing equivalent of a close read in a long time, so my note identification is not as detailed as some of the good writing I'm...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    (note to self: do a side by side of these two tabacs)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    ah, non-IFRA. No wonder the oakmoss bowled me over. No wonder I get the spectre of vintage Coty Chypre in Chypre Siam.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Chypre Siam: unmistakably mossy, with a quality I call "lotiony", some white flowers in the background rather than foreground, and a bit of burnt leaf. There is something familiar and nostalgic here....
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    So I noticed! I love Sarrasins in the warm weather. Sultry suits it.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    The Rogue has landed! Grazie molto, cacio!


    I've sniffed three, so here are my snippets of sniff:

    Tabac Vert: I put this on last night. First impression is a green tobacco, plus a soupçon of...
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    Re: Your Favourite Designer Brand Rose ?

    Guerlain Nahema is a jammy rose. Love it!
  39. Re: Avon Mad Men - A Masculine Fragrance History : Part 1, The Early Years

    Great read. I'm old enough to remember many of these fragrances, and of course I bought my dad English Leather on his birthday!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th March, 2019

    Thank you for the birthday wishes, dear friends. Of course I'm in my signature, Mollie Parnis.

    I'm getting over a creeping crud of three weeks duration, which has delayed my present to self. When...
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    Re: Lagerfeld dies, aged 85

    I like the biking gloves.
  42. Re: Suggestions on summer frag: good sillage/longevity and cheap

    Amarige touches all those bases. Do sample first. It's not for everyone. I love it: it is a super sparkly ylang/mimosa floral, most cheerful.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th February, 2019

    Wow, what spectacular view! Thank you for sharing this!

    Moi, SoTD for the pas t three days has been. . . VapoRub. Nursing a really crummy cold. You know it's bad when I'm anosmic to Amarige!
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    Poll: Re: (Poll) Best Of: One-Star Review

    Amarige. It is loud and cheerful. For me, sentimental also. Here's my basenotes review:

    "Dime store fabulous is my first impression, and in a good way; something in Amarige reminds me of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th January, 2019

    You just inspired me to don D.S> & Durga Bowmakers for my SOTA. I got a sample from a "scent fitting" by Lucky Scent. It brings back memories of my orchestra days. I should spring for a full bottle, ...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Thank you for including me. I'm overdue for weighing in on a sample pass.
  47. Re: Frags For "The Insomniac" What do you wear while counting sheep?

    L'Heure Bleue had been my go-to. I still reach for LHB, but also at times for Eris Night Flower, which owes its bones to Shalimar.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th January, 2019

    So do I, dear!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th January, 2019

    Hi, dear Q. The lipstick is L'Oreal 262, Fresh as a Rose, and has a bit of an orangey/apricot cast that does not register in this photo. I am forever in search of the perfect rose, not too dark, not...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Interested!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th January, 2019

    woops, a dup post!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I would like to join. This is an unfamiliar house to me, and I need to sniff something new!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th January, 2019

    Oh, a favorite of mine. Considered wearing it tonight for salsa dancing, but went with Mollie Parnis.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Going out with friends for bossanova music and cocktails. SOTE is Mollie Parnis.
  55. Re: Traveling to Paris and wanted to buy a perfume for a friend's young daughter.

    Agree with cacio. I visited the store on Rue des Archives (a few blocks from the def-not-kid-stuff ELdO), and would suggest Odalisque in addition to cacio's recommendations.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st November, 2018

    Staying cozy/spicy in Balahé by Leonard
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st October, 2018

    The picture is of a sign in the middle school where I work, directing you to the main office. Can you blame me for my first reaction, to wit, "Should I have worn Chanel?"

    Seriously, it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th October, 2018

    Rainy day and I need to move my body! Exercise mat, weights, hula hoop, and Maja by Myrurgia. Latin music on the radio.
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    Re: The Trouble with Tuberose

    Fun read, but, where's Lutens? Tubereuse Criminelle socks you upside the head with Pepto-Bismol, then settles into luxury.
  60. Re: It's too darn hot! What do you wear when it's sweltering?

    Cool answers, pun partly intended. grayspoole, I see you like Amarige, too. Also, your list reminds me to break out my vintage Chamade EDC, in the disc bottle. It is quite vintage, with the ground...
  61. Thread: Fig?

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    Re: Fig?

    Discontinued, hardly subtle, and a lot of fun is Ralph Hot by Ralph Lauren.
  62. It's too darn hot! What do you wear when it's sweltering?

    We've had days of 90+ degrees Fahrenheit, with a heat index approaching 100°F. Myself, I'm worn out by the heat. Fragrance to the rescue, to counter, or to complement.

    Today it was Amarige. 4711...
  63. Re: A double-blind fragrant study: Luna Rossa Carbon vs. Sauvage

    I enjoyed reading your study.
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    Re: A sniff, a smooch — in Paris!

    Thank you! I'm still having reveries of our trip.
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    I've only experienced Nahema in the micro mini, so I don't know the concentration, but is a jammy rose to die for—and to get smooched in; at least, that's what it got me in Paris!
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    Re: Cigarettes and Motor Oil

    heh, recently home from Paris,all I could think was, What does the airport (CDG) have to do with fragrance? Ah, Comme des Garçons, yes?
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    Re: A sniff, a smooch — in Paris!

    merci, cazaubon!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th July, 2018

    No, that wouldn't be it. I'll know the name when i hear it. Thank you, tho. Hope all is well.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th July, 2018

    kewart, bubeleh! be careful and feel better soon! XXXOOO

    SOTD was one of rynegne's MadHat scents from a few years ago. FOr the life of me I can't remember the name; it is dark juice and a bit of...
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    Re: Perfumes that Smell "Purple" to You

    definitely SL Sarrasins. It is purple and it smells purple.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th July, 2018

    Coping with the heat in vintage Chamade EdC. easyfish, your post reminds me to get out my Jacomo Silences. It is a bitter green that would refresh in this weather. It invites stillness.

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    Re: Fragrances that help you cool off?

    •Weil de Weil, long discontinued but around on ebay. It is super-green.
    •Oscar de la Renta Volupté, a yellow floral with a cool melon note.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th July, 2018

    @thediamonsea, I haven't been keeping up here lately, just want to wish you healing and comfort for whatever is going on.
    @thekelleybelle, welcome, new-ish member!

    To all, Happy Bastille Day! I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th July, 2018

    That sweaty, smmery floriental, Balahé, slightly over-applied, alas. I seem to need less fragrance these days. My nose is waking up, perchance?
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    Re: A sniff, a smooch — in Paris!

    Love your story, Redneck Perfumisto!
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    Re: A sniff, a smooch — in Paris!

    Thank you, everyone, for reading my story and for your kind words. And thank you, LiveJazz for identifying the Boss fragrance,now on my shopping list, and to Redneck Perfumisto for amplifying on...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th July, 2018

    Greetings! I'm home and a bit jet-lagged/bragging. My son and I were in Tel Aviv, then Paris. SOTD is from another corner of the world, Myrurgia Maderas de Oriente.
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    A sniff, a smooch — in Paris!

    Dear fellow base-ists,

    my son and I just got home from a fine journey. We were in Tel Aviv for a week for a friend's son's wedding, then Paris for six nights; I figure If I'm travelling that far,...
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    Re: Scent Verse: Cigar Bloom

    Breathtaking. The smell of a cigar is a touchstone for me.
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    Re: Scent Verse: Nose Ode

    Beautiful, witty, evocative (I'm sounding like a perfume ad!). You rock the iambic pentameter, too.
  81. Re: (Well, let's chat about our 2018 summer rotation ..) / please help with summer EdC/perfume

    Weil de Weil is my mainstay, my favorite greenie. Silences by Jacomo, EL Private Collection, and ELdO Rien figure in. I also love Balahé by Léonard, that rare oriental that survives a hot sticky...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd June, 2018

    A once in a lifetime layering today. I'm doing long-put-off housecleaning and found a decant of Bond St by Long Lost Perfumes, sent to me, no doubt, by some kind basenotes friend. I applied, then...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    done!
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    Re: Nagel's rotten fruit - pass the sample

    Wish I had seen this earlier. I need to go back to daily 'notes.
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    Re: Is Chanel No. 5 serious???

    Quip of the day!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd May, 2018

    I experienced Après l'Ondée today, not from a bottle, but en pleine aire, while taking the daily "flower tour" at Cleveland's historic Lake View Cemetery, just after a downpour. I can't post the...
  87. Re: Magno/La Toja doedorant spray—discontinued?

    Ah, via duckduckgo search enginge, I found it on thesoapbar.com. Anyone had experience buying from this site? Thank you!
  88. Magno/La Toja doedorant spray—discontinued?

    OK, mind you, this stuff is fiercely irritating; I put it on my armpits exactly once. otoh, it is a great spray for the "little room," and I love it's soapy/ European vibe. The soap is around, but...
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    Re: Billie Holiday Wore...

    I'm off to see a local production of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grille" here in CLE. I don't have Tigress, but I have Fabergé's Flambeau and Aphrodisia, so I'll wear one of those.
  90. Re: Unforgettable scents with the Scent Guru, Ruth Sutcliffe

    I am so touched by this. My dad had Alzheimer's. While scent wasn't a part of our interactions, sounds were. He spent his last months in a wonderful facility that happened to be near a railroad...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2018

    I bought this on my birthday (the Coco Noir, not the 'Way—I bought that five years ago). Do I lead a charmed existence? Sometimes (:

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th March, 2018

    (((the diamondsea)))
    I feel that much more blessed to be in a sweet spot at the moment. I have enough time, enough money, dear friends, and my children are well. I'm doing well enough at this moment...
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    Re: Scent Verse: Nose Ode

    I enjoyed your poem. Describein g a scent experience "objectively" seems impossible; poetry is the solution. Well done.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th March, 2018

    Subbing high school PE in Amarige (my force field), fortified with a dab of vintage Weil Kipling. They'll never know what hit them!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th March, 2018

    I'm not familiar with Corisca Furiosa, extreme K. Is it a green monster?

    (note to knit at knight: The chanel rep at Dillards and I got on the subject of greens, and I owe him a Weil de Weil decant...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th March, 2018

    Aw, thanks, Mike. I do lurk.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th March, 2018

    Thank you again for the birthday wishes. I got myself a present, Coco Noir. Cameron, the rep at Dillard's in Beachwood Place Mall, approved, and even gift wrapped it for me. I'm enjoying the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th March, 2018

    Oh, thank you, dear friends for the birthday wishes! I'm turning 40—in hexadecimal. SOTD is from my heedless youth, vintage Fabergé Aphrodisia EDC. Dinner with my daughter and my in-town sis...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th January, 2018

    Inspired by Jardanel's splendid Mitsouko thread, I am on my second day of round the clock wear. I've had a refill bottle fo the EdT for a few years, and it is more than half gone, but I really never...
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    Re: Creeping up on Mitsouko - my roundabout path

    Hello, dear ClaireV,

    how nice to hear from you! I still have about a few ml of the Véga; it is one of those scents I will wear for days on end, but especially before bed. Guerlains and Eris Night...
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