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  1. Re: Are there any perfume notes or materials you've changed your mind on this year?

    I always thought I hated both the taste AND the smell of liquorice/anise (I really don't distinguish the two, they're both equally vile to me), but it turned out I actually enjoyed Black Opium...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I do love Fahrenheit. But I do not have it. Enjoy your Fahrenheit Day, Fahrenheit lovers and wearers!
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    Re: J'Adore starring Mr. Bean

    It hasn't, but it has read your posts.
  4. Re: Bulgari (Bvlgari) Black - Luca Turin disagreement

    I honestly love the modern take of Bvlgari Black. Then again, I haven't had a chance to smell the original one - but I suspect I'd prefer a soft unsweet vanilla with a hint of asphalt and tires to a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th December, 2019

    Happy Saturday!

    Ryan, ouch :( I hope it works out okay in the end.

    Jon, your visit to local market and an early wine'o'clock sounds wonderful. I visited a Christmas artisan market yesterday,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Lolita Lempicka, because I felt like I missed its light sweetness with a bite.
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    Re: How is the house of Initio?

    I liked Oud for Greatness.
    Haven't tried the others.
    Overly expensive to me.
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    Re: J'Adore starring Mr. Bean

    This is so amazing!!!
    Thank you for sharing, Cook.bot! (My autocorrect is always autocorrecting your nickname to Cool.bot and I think it's not wrong.)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Edit: doublepost
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I love reading your daily reasons to wear Polo!
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    Re: M.Micallef fakes?

    Well, it depends on your wife, but I wouldn't be happy with a fake. And I especially wouldn't gift a fake.
    Will you tell her it's a fake? What if you don't and she finds out? It might be a letdown.
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    Re: M.Micallef fakes?

    In my opinion, you only buy an original, or you don't buy it at all. If it's out of your price range, you can buy a decant or find a cheaper alternative.
    Unless the fake is under 10 or something and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore CK Contradiction yesterday and I'm wearing it again today because of Phillip Island Synch (eucalypt!) and because it's elegant and an easy wear. I tend to dislike a bit hairspray-like opening,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Yesterday and today I'm synching with CK Contradiction for the eucalypt note. It comes across as slightly metallic in this fragrance.
  15. Re: Millenials are changing the perfume business

    Those millennials just keep ruining everything around them indeed. How dare they.

    Ironically, I myself, being a millennial, also love citrus scents and unisex vibes, and I (despite some rare...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th December, 2019

    Kewart, you smell delicious and gorgeous!
    Vanille Fruitee is just a bomb of fragrance. When I tested it on my wrist, I got a drop of it on my coat and could still smell it for almost two weeks on...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th December, 2019

    Good morning!
    I'm wearing Guilty Absolute again today.

    PerfumedLady, no, I haven't decorated my home yet, but I will be strong and do it despite you not putting up the third tree! :D You're still...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Since Gucci Guilty Absolute felt perfect yesterday, I'm wearing it again today. Still perfect.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Whoa, FiveOaksBouquet!
    I didn't think it was even possible to go through half a bottle so quickly!
    I think you definitely need a replacement for Christmas. Or better - two!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th December, 2019

    Happy birthday, Zephyr! :birthdays:

    I'm enjoying Gucci Guilty Absolute today.
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    Re: In 2019, I expect to finish...

    I finished all the bottles I said I'm about to finish this year, and gave away my Escada bottle to a friend who was happy about it. Yay!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I slept enough hours but still woke up tired, and when tired, I'm more likely to choose more unsweet or sour scents. Gucci Guilty Absolute felt just perfect, and still does.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th December, 2019

    Hello!

    PerfumedLady, you inspire me to get some decorations up, too. I usually don't bother with Christmas decor at all, but this year I'm feeling a bit less of a Grinch, I guess!

    TrilbyLark,...
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    Re: Perfume name by the sample of it

    It's definitely one of Escada's summer series, but it's not Ibiza Hippie. It reminds me of Pacific Paradise.

    Edit: I looked at the bottle pictures online again. Ibiza Hippie is clearer on the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    My fencing class was rescheduled to Monday, so Frescaessenza today.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Haha, I get lots of similar ones when typing on a phone, too! That autocorrect. :D
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I think it's impossible to know and identify them all, unless you actually happen to smell the one you or a close person to you has worn!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th December, 2019

    Welcome here, sstoni!

    Foxbins, your chorus rules seem draconic. But if there are singers with asthma or serious sensitivities to fragrances, it's probably understandable.

    I'm wearing and...
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    CuddleCat, thank you for sharing your knowledge! It was really interesting to read. Incence+heliotrope, thank you for your insight, too!

    I think I could wear CK Contradiction for the eucalyptus...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Terre de Lumiere, because I wore it yesterday and today when I woke up I knew I want to wear it again.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I was out all day, visited a museum, a bar and marched through all the city centre. I also smelled Meharees, Black Opium, something with lots of ISO E Super and got several whiffs of some deep dark...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I am positive I am smelling Pink Sugar on the bus right now!

    Edit: on a second thought, it also could have been Ariana Grande's Sweet like Sugar ir Cloud, too, but I still think it was Pink Sugar.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

    Thank you for a sound advice!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

    Happy Friday!

    Today I'm wearing just a few light dabs of Black Opium.
    This week was very busy and there seems to be no end, since I have to attend a birthday today and my childhood friend comes...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    Urban Decay Sheer Rapture.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have nothing by mr. Roucel so I'll just wear whatever I feel like tomorrow.

    Cook.bot and Redneck Perfumisto, thank you for interesting information!
    I always suspected I might like L by Lolita...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Welcome to the forum, tilleuil! :)

    Jon, have a nice Time off!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Oh, Dora :(
    Sending my condolescences and hugs.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    A woman sitting in front of me in a bus right now is wearing a fruitchouli.
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    Re: Amber fragrance on a budget

    Yes, L'Occitane's Ambre is pretty good.
    As is Meharees by L'Erbolario.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Hello,
    Wearing Frescaessenza with some Pink Grapefruit on top again.
    It was really sad and scary to read about the school shootings, Quarry.

    Ineespenes, congrats on the new home! Live happily...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd December, 2019

    Good morning everyone, and have a nice week!
    Wearing Le baiser du Dragon today.
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    8 wears:
    Black by Bvlgari
    7 wears:
    Pink Grapefruit by Body Shop
    5 wears:
    Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario
    4 wears:
    Black Opium Eau de Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent
    Puma Woman by Puma
    Mango by...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    MAC Twig
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cafe Chantant because of Hazel5's Vanilla Synch and because it's light enough for morning and because I want to use up my sample. Still have some left.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Hello everyone and happy Friday!
    I'm synching with Cafe Chantant by Nobile from a sample. It's quite light for vanilla fragrance. Light isnt bad at all in my book, but this sample won't become a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    O_o

    Now I'm going to Google amber as a note. I always wondered what is amber in perfumery. We do find lots of amber at our seaside. It doesn't have a scent. It's a rock. (Well, formed out of...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Bvlgari Black, because I looked at the bottle and the bottle looked at me.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th November, 2019

    Happy birthday, kumquat! :birthdays:
    And happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!

    I'm in Bvlgari Black again. This scent just won me over in a very short time.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm also synching early with Bvlgari Black - rubbery asphalty vanilla of the not-very-sweet kind. I wore Black Opium yesterday evening - vanilla of the very sugary kind, somewhat balanced by black...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I was planning to wear something else as an evening scent after a shower, but since I got some Black Opium on my fingers while filling a 1 ml sample (I keep it in my bag and refill it when depleted),...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Kitty pics!!!! Yay!
    These are adorable kitties, PL! They would have won me over, too! The fluffy one seems bigger though - is that just perspective? And I think you can rename your plant stand. It's...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Frescaessenza by L'Erbolario with a sprinkle of Pink Grapefruit by The Body Shop on top, because it's my current Wednesday uniform - cool, clean and a bit powdery - until I finish them both or one of...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Teardrop, congrats for preparing the presentation early! I'm sure it will be great.

    CuddleCat, I hope you had a great time at Phillip Island.

    I'm in my current Wednesday uniform - Frescaessenza...
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    Now that explains me my recent vanilla craving!
    I was subconsciously preparing for Hazel5's day!
    I have several choices, too, I'll go with one of them according to my mood of the day.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th November, 2019

    Happy birthday, Mike!!! :birthdays: :beer:

    I'm wearing Guilty Absolute today and enjoying it immensely - I suddenly didn't want anything sweet this morning. I wonder if my recent vanilla craving...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour femme, because I wanted a great unsweet scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th November, 2019

    Trilby Lark, pink pepper in Twilly Poivree smells more like black pepper to me, too. I liked that scent quite a lot, too. I do usually enjoy pink pepper in fragrances though.

    Wearing Bvlgari Black...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bvlgari Black, because my vanilla craze continues, and this is probably my most elegant and understated vanilla fragrance.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thanks! I was slowly working on my old Puma for the past six months or so since I found it stashed at my parents'. And when I finished that, I thought I should get rid of the other two as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th November, 2019

    JON, it's the most beautiful pest I have seen lately!

    Ineespenes, have fun! The treats you're serving sound delicious. (And my telephone wanted to change treats Into greats - that's probably also...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th November, 2019

    Awh, little scaredy kitties! I'm sure they will get comfortable around you in no time. It's great that they're already clean and know where the box is.

    I changed into Black Opium after coming...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th November, 2019

    PerfumedLady, good luck with little cute monsters! I'm sure they're adorable. Please share your joys and pains they bring with us!

    I wore Puma Woman through the weekend at my parents and this...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Today I finished my old Puma Woman bottle - I had it for maybe 17 years or more. It was my first perfume ever.
    I also binned two other my ancient bottles that I still kept at my parents - Wild Wind...
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    Thank you, LiveJazz and Earlyn!
    Earlyn, I loved your description, too. So vivid!
    LiveJazz, I'm glad my association fits yours! I enjoyed this scent a lot, too.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Puma Woman, because I'm trying to finish the last drops of this oldie.
  67. Re: English Translation of Luca Turin's Parfums Le Guide (1994)

    Great news! Thank you for sharing this - I am definitely interested.
  68. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Jessica Simpson Fancy
    I'm not a fan of Jessica's, but somehow I still wanted to try this. I'm not fancying the candied pear and quite a synthetic vibe of the opening at all, but the enveloping...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Sadly, I do not experience synesthesia, but I do have an okay imagination and I do have a habit to compare things and seek for similarities, so I knew I don't have to prepare for this, I'll just wear...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I like this idea.
  71. Re: When was the last time someone's perfume annoyed you and which perfume was it?

    I laughed!
    And I do like Coco Mademoiselle, it does not smell all these things described to me, just a tart and dry white wine-like grapefruity and classy thing to me.
    I don't own it, but it is on...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st November, 2019

    Ouch, Shycat! That's shocking indeed!
    I hope your nostrils don't explode.
    The poor kitten has already been punished - their sense of smell is much stronger...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    It was just a Nivea Blackberry shine tinted lip balm through the week, and Urban Decay Sheer Rapture today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dali Wild, because I thought about my mom and she gifted me that. I'll see her tomorrow or even tonight if everything goes well though.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st November, 2019

    IsoESuperman, happy birthday! :birthdays:

    Ineespenes, my condolescences.

    Foxbins, that seems like a lot of delay. Wishing you luck on your medical journey. Your evening with Chanel, sweater and...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

    Happy birthday, Kotori!!! :birthdays:

    It's Wednesday, so I'm wearing my current Wednesday combo - Frescaessenza + Body Shop's Pink Grapefruit. I think I'll be wearing these two together until they...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yesterday before going to sleep I gazed lovingly to my mini bottle of Terre de Lumière and told it: "I'll wear you tomorrow". And so I did.
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    I like all these ideas, too!

    I am not a big fan of city/country synch, but I think it would be great to scent a forest, a tundra, a desert, a savannah, a swamp, an orchard, a sea, a tropical...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I am not a veteran in any way, I'm a total newbie. Much more of a newbie than you claim to be! That's why I'm saying I'd rather leave the themed user day for veterans.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    Good morning!
    Terre de Lumiere today.
    Wishing everyone a nice day and get well everyone who is feeling under the weather.
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    Hahaha! :D as a true hobitess who never misses her first and second breakfast of the day, I cannot truly disagree!
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    I love the ideas for the most clunky bottle and the industrial accord! The Black Forest also sounds very interesting.
    And thank you for nomination! I personally think we should honor the veteran...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th November, 2019

    Hello everyone!
    I was mostly offline for the weekend, as there were lots of stuff to do - I worked all weekend in children's literature event, and there was a friend's birthday on Saturday evening,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore some more Bvlgari Black during the weekend because I was really craving for some vanilla with a rubbery/leathery twist - and I like that it's so wearable, cosy, yet not too sweet and quite...
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    Whoa, PerfumedLady, thank you SO much! You did such an awfully big and long job I already feel bad I asked! But it was a VERY interesting read - and although not hilarious at all, it was very...
  86. Re: New Member Here - Wondering What to Do Next . . .

    LiliMarleen, of course it's appropriate to post your list and ask for suggestions!
    Though I think you don't necesserily have to cover all genres, only the ones you like best. For example, I hate...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Hooray for the new bottle!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Black Opium because of Luca Turin's panned scents synch and because I feel like craving for some vanilla lately.
    And coffee - but I'm craving for that every day.
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    I imagine it must be hilarious! :D
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    It's so much fun reading about all your choices and how the scents that you chose were panned!
    Oh joy!
    As I said, I'm wearing Black Opium by YSL - I can see why it's not the top of parfumery and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Oh I'm enjoying it immensely!
    I was afraid I won't like it as much as I thought I would, just like I was afraid to try Fahrenheit. But when I tried Fahrenheit and loved it, I knew I don't have to be...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    Urban Decay Naked Lovechild lipgloss
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bvlgari Black because I wanted to try it for years, found it in a discounter this week and am really enjoying it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th November, 2019

    Happy birthday, hednic! Be healthy and happy!

    Today I'm wearing Bvlgari Black and enjoying it immensely.
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    Earlyn, thank you for a great tip!
  96. 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...
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    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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