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    Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    Erik, that is wonderful to hear!
    I will try to get a little pass going with my samples after the holidays.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I just applied the last of my Mare sample (I think some of it may have evaporated since I have only worn this twice before). I've only worn this in warm weather, I thought I would try it in cooler...
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    Re: Sotd Sat.20 Dec-14.

    I am wearing the last of my sample of Slumberhouse Mare, an oddball for sure. I've only worn it in warm weather, so I thought I'd give it a try with cooler temps. It is still, so far, a veggy...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th December 2014

    Mocha, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Take care of yourself.

    I'm so far out of synch that I should not even have mentioned the word :)
    Hermes Ambre Narguile for me today.
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    Re: Another "Please Help" thread. (Xmas gift)

    Hmm, maybe sticking with Hermes line, Eau des Merveilles - kind of a soft woody, sea breeze citrus, light and easy to wear.
    Or I always recommend Chanel #5 Eau Premiere, just because I think it is...
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    Re: I need something new!

    You might try Chanel #5 Eau Premiere, which should be fairly easy to try at larger dept. stores.
    Another suggestion is Teo Cabanel Alahine, which I believe you would have to order a sample from a...
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    I think Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur is a nice, clean leather.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th December 2014

    Good morning all! I'm wearing Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale as I close in on the end of a long week. And I am running late this morning, so off I go. :)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th December 2014

    Nice, hednic! It's beautiful!
    Enjoy your day of pottering, teardrop.

    I think I'll join ComDiva in Ava Luxe today, but I going to wear No. 23, one of my favorite woodies.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th December 2014

    Good morning! (or afternoon), I have a long and stressful day at work ahead of me, so I am reaching for a comfortable and familiar favorite - Chanel 31 rue Cambon.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    From your description of what you want it for, Dior Homme!!
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    Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Ha! Better!

    But I totally get how going into work and hearing negative comments can be very frustrating and turn you off of something. I imagine it has happened to all of us. And specific to...
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    Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Maybe if there was more articulation about why someone had that association, it would help matters here. For example, is it a note or does it closer align with a perfume classification? I would...
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Blue Amber and White Aoud are my favorites. And to N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer, no, I have not tried any of those vanillas, but the two I mention have plenty of vanilla if that is what you are after.
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    Re: Still on a Chypre kick.

    Great story! Yes, the Estee Lauder house is really good about keeping their fragrances around for a while, although often you have to ask for them. Your description makes me want to try this one -...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th December 2014

    PdE Cuir Ottoman for the work-a-Monday. Yes, teardrop, the weekend flew by! But at least I got all my packages shipped, and so can now just relax and enjoy the holidays.
  17. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    This. I think sometimes vetiver gets lost in the traditional fragrance realm. For some folks it just does not smell good.
  18. Thread: Resolutions

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    Re: Resolutions

    Totally hear this, but I guess I take a different view...I am going to try to produce what I want rather than give up on what others produce. I would hate to miss what I love, so I better do what...
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Yes, that is a good one, I wore it last year. But I may do Chanel Bois des Iles this year. But really, I don't know yet.
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    Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Yes, rose. It is not a note I have managed to embrace. And I am female, so should know better :)
  21. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I was not a fan of Sycomore (I'm female) when I tried it, and I love almost this whole line. But I am also not a vetiver fan, so take that with a grain of salt.
    To your question about BdI and...
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    7 sprays of Tam Dao EDP. I'm normally a 2-3 sprayer, but I was trying something that Mr. Reasonable pointed out about Tam Dao EDP - more sprays made the wood creamier. I'm not sure I noticed a huge...
  23. Re: Have you ever picked up notes in a fragrance you only noticed after a long period of usage?

    Sure! I distinctly remember one afternoon sitting at work wearing Hermes Hiris. Out popped a honey note that I really had not noticed before. I think it is somewhat fleeting, so maybe I didn't...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th December 2014

    Good morning everyone! We had our first snow last night! There is still an inch or so on the ground, and it is cold and overcast. No tennis for me today :( I think I will just light a fire, do...
  25. Thread: Resolutions

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    Re: Resolutions

    foxbins, please do not ever feel intimidated! That is another lesson I have learned, through the years. We like what we like, and being "knowledgeable" about perfume is such a subjective thing. I...
  26. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    Yes, you did! But I am very glad you did. I've given it some thought today - so your effort was well worth it :) It is a reminder of a valuable lesson for us that have been out of the classroom...
  27. Thread: Resolutions

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    Resolutions

    Another year is upon us. I, for one, have been thinking about this year and the coming one as far as fragrance is concerned, and even how they intertwine with our lives. I have made some decisions...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 13 December 2014

    Ha ha, again we do it! I was thinking about Mauboussin for tomorrow!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 13 December 2014

    Wow, my earlier post looks like I hit the wine early at 9:00 AM, with all the spelling errors :)

    ComDiva, thanks! And I totally agree! Amouage is a house that I have not explored very much. The...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 13 December 2014

    Jon and Teardrop, although maybe opposite in nature, both of your days/evenings sounds delightful! Enjoy them!

    I going BIG today for no other reason than I can - Amouage Jubilation XXV - one...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    OK, here is a travesty...I have had a sample of Ambre Sultan for many years, and I have never smelled it!!!! I am going to pull it out this weekend and rectify that :)

    I'm also wearing a...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th December 2014

    Ha! Now that is quite the picture, Easyfish! And let me add to the long line of birthday wishing folks here - Happy Birthday Easyfish!!!!!!
    ExtremeK, glad to help out with the SoTD choices :) And...
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    Well, it looks like you have your answer! :)

    Yes, I rarely miss a day of wearing perfume.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th December 2014

    Roses, here is hope for some better days soon.
    Robin, how cute!!!! Thanks for the chuckle :)
    Viffer, some good sleep sounds like exactly what you need! Pain is so difficult, but good rest can do...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th December 2014

    I'm wearing 10 Corso Como from a small decant today. I was in a hurry, and it popped into my head. It is pleasant and very wearable, but it is not a love of mine.
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    Poll: Re: Diptyque Philosykos - EDT or EDP

    On me, the EDT was raspy and sharp smelling, which irritated me after a while. The EDP smooths this out, and I very much enjoy it. Bought a bottle of the EDP.
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    I think it probably was SL Chergui or either PdN Vanille Tonka. I have both still, but rarely wear the Chergui.
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    That is a great fragrance, so congratulations!!! It is actually in contention for my next bottle also, and I stopped buying a while ago. It has stuck in my head though after sampling.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th December 2014

    Good morning! I'm wearing Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman today, my current favorite leather. Probably the hugh dose of iris in it :)
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th December 2014

    Erin, great for you (and kitty) to re-home a neglected cat!! Strong work!

    Wearing MPG Ambre Dore today from a sample. A lovely little amber, not too heavy with a light 2 spray application, but...
  41. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    The Chanel Exclusifs bottles are very elegant, the magnetic top a bonus.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Nice choices!! Enjoy them, they are fantastic!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 4th December 2014

    Kumquat, I almost wore that today!! It is another that I rarely wear these days, but that I always enjoy.
    I sprayed on L'Artisan Havana Vanille because ComDiva mentioned it in her post. Boozy...
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    I just read through this whole thread and have very much enjoyed all of the impressions! And a big hello again! to Whitefluffy! Good to see you posting again.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2014

    Ralph Lauren Holiday candle again today.
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    Re: Newbie - List of fragrances I want to buy

    I am glad you are enjoying the Bentley, and welcome to basenotes. You will find a vast span of opinions, and you will find that you form your own as you go. But you have now learned one lesson...
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    Re: Most worn in November 2014

    I was sort of all over the place this month, as I pulled out some neglected scents and also a few samples.

    x 4 - L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse
    x 3 - Parfume de Empire Cuir Ottoman, Chanel 31...
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    Re: Your Number One Gourmand Right Now

    I have really been enjoying L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse this month after pulling it out recently. It is all honey, a little maple sugar and dry hay (the immortelle) and just the warmest dose of...
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    Re: SOTD : Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Late to post today due to early meetings at work, but I made it. I'm wearing PdN Vanille Tonka, a little bit of incense/tonka, not much vanille :) But it is cozy and a bit odd, so off course I love...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2014

    Last night I burned last year's Ralph Lauren Holiday candle, which I had not made much of a dent in.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd December 2014

    Jon, congrats on your new purchase! It sounds wonderful!
    Mike, happy belated birthday, and it sounds as if you spent it well!
    Teardrop, don't worry, the credit cards will survive and recover :)...
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    Re: Modern Fragrance Masterpieces

    Well, you knew I would have to come in here and second (third, forth...) my Chanel favs :)

    Chanel Bois des Iles EDT (this is how you handle reformulations with restricted materials!)
    Chanel 31...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips are now in Butter London Two Fingered Salute.
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    Re: SOTD : Friday, 28.November.2014

    Spent the morning cleaning house rather than shopping in the madness of Black Friday. And I am in synch with Ava Luxe No. 23, a lovely year round sandalwood fragrance (so I cheated a little bit on...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 25th November 2014

    Ha! That looks like the Cavalli Oro snake, except I bet the Kilian is not plastic. But I also bet you pay a bunch of money for a non-plastic snake ;)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 25th November 2014

    Off to work in Gucci by Gucci by Gucci, which is rather sweet and a little mundane to me, but it popped into my head today. I may give this to my niece :)
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    Re: Warm/Creamy/Milky/'Blonde' winter fragrance

    Ha! I just opened this thread to say exactly the same thing! So, I second this gentleman's rec :)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 24th November 2014

    Hello all. I've been bad about posting this weekend, so I better get back in the swing. I am wearing Arquiste Anima Dulcis today, and I wore it last night to our season end tennis party. We were...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 20th November 2014

    Joining Erin in Chanel today, but mine is BdI. Have a great day everyone!
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    Re: Got Paris*L.A. by A Lab on Fire in today

    Hmmm, I actually like the smell of coke, so I am very intrigued. Thanks for the heads up on this one. It is a house I always forget about, but keep wanting to try.
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    Re: Bois d'Iris - Beautiful

    Yes, this is one is a great representation of Ellena's abilities, and a great iris fragrance all the way around. Airy, yet fulfilling.
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    Re: SOTD,Thursday November 13, 2014

    Yep, figures Jon the snow bunny would love the 7 degree weather :) But I think he really just wants to visit Wolfie and eat all the goodies :)

    I'm still in PG Cadjmere today because I enjoyed it...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 12th November 2014

    Mike, wow, 27.000 posts! You are amazing to have around here! Thanks for all of them.

    Wearing PG Cadjmere since ExtremeK made me think about it last week. And I found my Coze decant, so I...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 7th November 2014

    Mrnybluesman, thanks for the vids!!! A nice blast from the past!
    Erin and ExtremeK, glad the stress of the darn evaluations are over. Now you can enjoy your weekend.

    I''m out of synch, but...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5th November 2014

    400 board games, kingofsuede!!!! That is some collection, and it sounds fun!!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5th November 2014

    Hello all!
    I've been wallowing in my "I don't want to think about perfume" mode for a while, and it may continue, but ExtremeK, a little PG is what I need!!! I think I will pull out Coze this...
  67. Thread: Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

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    Re: Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

    Ha! Fun thread!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    tips in Butter London Brown Sugar.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    I have many Butter Londons, and I find the coverage, application and durability to be wonderful on most of them. It is one of my favorite brands.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Monday, 27 October, 2014

    Roberto Cavalli Oro for me today - a slightly synthetic, but wonderful smelling, spicy woody.
    I lost my big tennis match this weekend, ugh. I wish I had played better, but it happens. Then...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Friday, 24 October, 2014.

    What a wonderful thread today! All the big hitting perfumes out to play - I love it!
    Thank goodness it is Friday, after a tough week it will be nice to have a break. Although I am stressed because...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, 23 October, 2014.

    Morning all! I'm in the berry sweet wood of Delrae Bois de Paradis today, as this has come to the front of the transition to fall perfume cabinet. Thick, sweet, yet sophisticated. Or, maybe just...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    I also picked up this brow pencil in caramel this weekend. So far so good with it.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Wednesday, 22 October, 2014.

    Ran out the door today with too little Chanel Bois des Iles today!!! I can't smell it now, unless right up close!!! I didn't use the parfum like I normally do, so my little one and 1/2 spray of the...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips are now done in I Love Nail Polish Abundance, perfect for fall.
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    Re: How do you select your SOTD?

    I go through phases. Sometimes I am forcing samples, other times I just wear favorites, other times I try to rotate ones that I own that have not been worn. Currently, I am in a rut fragrances...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in OPI Peace Love and OPI
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    Re: SOTD. Monday, 6th October ,2014

    Good morning, all. Sorry I have missed so much over the weekend. I've had a rip roaring cold, and really have not even worn fragrances much the last 3 or 4 days, and if I did, it was just a token...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - October 2014

    Burning Scentsational Sage today, trying to finish this one up.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Cirque Cypress now.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Zoya Lotus, but I'm not loving it so will switch soon. I think Lotus will stay for toes only for me.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Tips in Zoya Lotus, but I'm not loving it so will switch soon. ...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2014

    Burning Aquiesse Blue Agave this evening.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Tuesday, 30 September, 2014.

    Dora, I'm so sorry to hear that about your neighborhood. That must be a very difficult situation for those families.
    And yes, Rynegne, it has dropped temps here too - 50 degrees this morning when I...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips are now in Chanel Alchimie. Yummy fall olive green.
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 29th September, 2014

    Good morning, sunshines!
    I am starting the week in Delrae Bois de Paradis.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2014

    I burned a Modern Alchemy candle this morning and again tonight - Les Baux.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2014

    Nest Citrus Blossom and Orange Lilly tonight.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in I Love Nail Polish Iconic and toes in Sephora by OPI Already Famous. I am golden :)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Wednesday, 24 September, 2014.

    I am wearing L'Artisan Vanilia today, and it is a little sweet hitting for me. Maybe a wrong choice - oh well.
    Mrs. E, my version of Quartz (which I assume is a newer version than your 80s one)...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Tuesday, 23 September, 2014.

    Late again - I will try to do better. Swamped at work at the moment, but all should slow next week.
    I'm in the calming Chanel 31 rue Cambon today.

    Erin, glad you are on the mend (and able to...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    After a Sunday spent with 10 different colors, one per nail, I finally decided today :)
    Cirque Magnum Opus for tips. This is a lovely meduim dark grey with a hint of lavender and a nice holo effect.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Monday, 22 September, 2014.

    Great news Mrs. Q. Your daughter should be proud and excited!!
    I'm really late today because it is crazy at work. My manager had to take the week off unexpectedly, and moi is left to try to handle...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips are now in a England Dragon.
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    Re: September Purchases 2014

    Nice one BoyChanel!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, 18 September, 2014.

    Morning all! Today it is still cool but the sun is back. But I reached for a coolish weather fragrance anyway - Roberto Cavalli Oro. Goofy bottle, neat little warm spicy woody fragrance. Love it.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th September 2014

    OMG, Jon!!! I want to live in that little white house!!! Although, I guess it has been a little photoshopped - but I bet it is still really impressive and beautiful. What a beautiful location!!!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th September 2014

    Good morning all! It is drizzling and cool, so off to work I go in Chanel Bois des Iles parfum and EDT. It is that time of year after all :)
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th September 2014

    Oh no, knit!! Hang in there, and it will be OK once you get to AZ. And happy birthday wishes to your dad.

    No synch for me today. Creed Virgin Island Water popped into my head, so that is what I...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Butter London Lucy In the Sky.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th September 2014

    Boy, it has cooled off here in New Mexico! It is almost chilly this morning.
    I'm reaching into the sample tray and wearing 10 Corso Como from a small decant. I like this one lately.
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