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    Re: Scenting Television's Mothers

    The one "who sired me" was my father, not my mother.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    I seldom smell fragrance on anybody at all! And most of the time I wouldn't be able to name it -- unless it was something particularly recognizable and famous, like Angel or Aromatics Elixir. I...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    So many from Penhaligon's I've yet to sample. They had a version of Night Stock, which I'm curious about, if I can find it. And Victorian Posy. And Violetta. I like the old fashioned ones. And I...
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    Re: My apple trees are in bloom...

    We recently moved to Pennsylvania, and it is the scent of Magnolia liliiflora that has me intoxicated: charming, delicate, sweet, old fashioned. The scent wafts on the breeze just as the petals are...
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    Re: Favorite Jasmin

    I liked Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir L'Eau Exquise very much for a summer. It is light and lovely, but not particularly jasminy to my nose. It's not t as dense as Jasmin Noir (my mother wears that one)....
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th May 2015

    I'm wearing Bourbon French Vetivert edc. It's nice in today's humidity.

    http://i59.tinypic.com/9ap8xh.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

    I'm so used to Facebook now. I keep looking for the "like" button on these posts! :)
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    I still have the decant you sent me, and a tin of the powder. I love them. :)

    http://i60.tinypic.com/2nlftky.jpg

    :beer:
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

    Hello everybody, Happy Friday!

    It's warm and summery here today. I'm in Amazone by the wonderful house of Hermès

    http://i58.tinypic.com/f9grj7.gif

    Have a lovely weekend!
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    Love you, 30 Roses!
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    Re: Strangest Gift With Purchase?

    I've never received anything particularly odd as gwp. My husband once bought me a JPG Classique set that came in the aluminum container as a gift. The sales assistant liked him and gave him a peach...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    I'm wearing vintage Jontue this afternoon. It's not fresh in the top notes, alas, but it still surprisingly dries down into something pretty. At least, I like it.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Oooh...it sounds lovely. :)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    I'm sampling the discontinued Hermès Amazone Light Eau de Fraicheur this morning. It's fresh, brisk and unisexy - not my usual style whatsoever, but once the top blows off and it begins to dry down...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    I like him! ^^ He's just my type. :smiley:
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    Re: Your favourite names for make-up shades?

    I love that story! :lolk:

    - - - Updated - - -

    I wear such tame makeup that I get cherubic names: my new blush is called Cupid.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    I'm wearing Penhaligon's Bluebell this morning.

    Maybe later I'll be I sync with you all. It's a little early in the day for me for tuberose, but I've been enjoying what little bit I have left of...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    I'm wearing my beloved Bluebell for May Day. :)
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    Do you suppose Puig's takeover of the house (is it Puig?) is responsible for the type of scents being released by Penhaligon's now (Hedonist's "anti-Penhaligon's"), as well as the frequency? Is...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    Hi everybody!



    That would be hilarious. :lolk:

    Mike, looks like you and Joe had a fun time. :)


    I'm wearing vintage again. Chantilly, which I keep reapplying throughout the day.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    I'm glad I inspired you to wear it! I wear it often and I don't seem to tire of it. :)
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    Marais, what is an unsuperintended member?
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Most Precious was Most Humdrum.

    Post afternoon scrub up I'm in Shalimar Eau de Cologne. It isn't all that exciting to me either, but it's cozy.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    I'm sure the old formulations are all better. :( I'm new to Penhaligon's so must make do with what's currently on offer.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    Radiant Brut! I love Brut, I confess. I sometimes sniff it in the men's shaving aisle at the drugstore. I'm sure Sartorial is better quality. Hopefully!
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    I have seen the youtube videos. <3 I wish we had an actual shop here to browse. I haven't tried many, and it seems some of the ones I want to try are discontinued.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    I was just talking with someone last night about Trumpers. He was raving about them. He says they're very "old and natural, and not forced like Penhaligon's". But they only make men's fragrances. ...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    Yes! Thank you!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Hello. Happy Wednesday. I'm wearing some vintage Evyan Most Precious cologne from an old bottle tucked away.

    Here I am with Prince Charming... :rolleyes:

    http://i59.tinypic.com/68tydl.jpg
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    I can't think of the name of the doll head one. It's by Duchafour. I think it's good but a bit too sweet for my taste now.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    1870 sounds good. I want to try Blenheim Bouquet and Hamman Bouquet (Fleurine says HB is a bit odd smelling).

    Kumquat, I've sampled SMN Mughetto. It's beautiful.
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Clinique Almost Powder in 01 Fair and Clinique Powder Blush in Cupid.

    I've cut back on makeup to just a bare few essentials. Now if I could manage to do that with hair products!
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    The only one of those I've tried was Iris Prima, which was pleasant but didn't knock my socks off. I also tried the doll one, whatever it's called, Orange Blossom, Lavendula, Gardenia, and English...
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    Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    Which are your favorites, and why?

    Here are mine...

    Bluebell - because it's delicate and pretty but underneath it breathes nature's pure wildness, and there is something definitely *odd* about...
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    I definitely want to try it. As well as the new "nameless" Guerlain fragrance. :D
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Penhaligon's Lily of the Valley for me.

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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    I'm wearing one of my staples today, Chantilly


    A very Happy Birthday to Teardrop! xo
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Well, I'm another one who has not posted in ages, and I mean absolutely no offense to Hednic whatsoever (Congratulations, Hednic!) nor to anyone else, BUT I think Pigeon Murderer is hilarious. :D
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    Re: Favorite Sping Florals- what are yours?

    hello! :) It is amazingly cool and rooty. I am addicted.
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    Re: 24 Faubourg , Hermes

    I loved 24 Faubourg when it was first released in the U.S. and I bought a bottle as soon as I could. But even though I loved it (and still do) it's not ultimately light hearted enough for me. It's...
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    Re: Favorite Sping Florals- what are yours?

    Penhaligon's Bluebell!!

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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd April 2015

    I've been going through the fragrances, finding places for my favorites and storing less favorites that I can't bring myself to let go of. I reek of I don't know how many scents as I've been...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd April 2015

    Molinard Patchouli today.

    Love to everyone. <3
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    Re: Brutal Honesty 101: What and why?

    Patchouli is a head turner for me. It smells strange and intoxicating. I don't think I could live with it but it gets my attention. I adore classic Grey Flannel. Snuggly woodsy/meadow scents. ...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    All moved. Still unpacking and wondering where to put things.

    I'm wearing Penhaligon's Bluebell again.

    Warm regards to everyone.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    Penhaligon's Bluebell

    I'm mad for Bluebell this year.

    Hello Basenoters. Happy Spring. :) Long time no see. I hope everyone is well. I am in the middle of yet another move. Too much...
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    Re: Old Pharmacies and Vintage Fragrances

    There are, FrouFrou, but they are few and far between, tucked away in old neighborhoods.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10th January 2015

    Doesn't he always? :happy:

    I'm wearing Bluebell again. I'm very boring and predictable these days, but extremely happy in my Bluebell'ness.

    6 F here at the moment (-14 C). Nothing to do but...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9th January 2015

    Hi, Quarry! :vrolijk_26: :kiss:
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    Re: Old Pharmacies and Vintage Fragrances

    I'd love to find a place like that. I wouldn't have left without that Zibeline and a bottle of Replique. :)
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9th January 2015

    Penhaligon's Bluebell

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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7th January 2015

    Hi, Mikie!! :kiss: :)

    Hey there, Jon!! :vrolijk_26:

    Roberto, thank you. How are you? :engel017:

    Hi, Kalli!! :vrolijk_26:

    I'm in Ohio and freeeeeeeezing.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7th January 2015

    Hello everybody and Happy New Year! :vrolijk_26:

    I'm joining Fleurine in House Penhaligon's, Bluebell for me.
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    Re: Diorella & Le Parfum de Therese

    They're like siblings, very different but with a strong family resemblance. Diorella (I don't know the current version) is lighter & mellower, while lPdT is more difficult, deeper.
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    Re: Any lovers of Je Reviens out there?

    Ah, good to know. I've been wondering about the "lotion" designation on vintage fragrances. I'm not sure what animalic you're getting in the base. I don't get civet or castoreum or anthing...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 18 January, 2014.

    Good to see you, too, Kiliwia! :vrolijk_26:



    Hi, 30 Roses! :kiss: I'm sorry about your mother's fall. :(
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    Re: Favorite Drugstore Scents of the 80's

    Mid to late-70s - I wore Revlon Charlie, Revlon Jontue, Jovan musk oil. I liked those Coty Sweet Earth compacts that Evangeline mentioned. There was a line of Love's scents...Musky Jasmine, and an...
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    Re: Any lovers of Je Reviens out there?

    I love vintage Je Reviens. Looooooooove it. I have a round bottle of edc, and a couple of other formulations. I never tried a "lotion". What is the texture like?
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 18 January, 2014.

    Happy New Year, Basenoters. :)

    I'm wearing Houbigant Chantilly today.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 26 November 2013.

    Popping in to say...

    Happy Birthday, Mike Perez!!

    Sending you love, and many best wishes on your special day. :kiss:

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    (No SotD for me yet...) Love to everybody. xoxoxoxo
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    Re: SOTD 14th May 2013, TUESDAY

    SotA/E = Van Cleef & Arpels First - the amazing, vintage edp, which is BIG and PLUMMY and luscious, though I like the spritzier current version of edt as well. I can't tell you how I don't look...
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    Re: SOTD 14th May 2013, TUESDAY

    Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir L'Eau Exquise for me this morning.

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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    I wore several rose fragrances over a couple of days, but I can't remember them all: Grès Caberet, Les 4 Reines by L'Occitane, Patou Eau de Joy, and a couple of others. I love rose scents from the...
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    Not as old as the others mentioned, but I think Givenchy Ysatis has that warm, golden autumnal quality.
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    Re: SOTD, Monday May 13th, 2013

    Atta girl! :wink: I'm celebrating (I'm not sure what) with some chocolate right now.

    I'm wearing Parfums de Nicolai Violette in Love this afternoon. I enjoying this one so much!

    SfMedusa, my...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday May 13th, 2013

    That's OUR Monsieur, dear. He sure is missed, and not just by me. :) Sleet and hailstones - stay safe! xo

    I must go check out Saturday's SotD thread so I can see Twolf's bahookie! :cheesy:
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    Re: SOTD, Monday May 13th, 2013

    Hello everybody! I'm wearing Bal à Versailles edc this cool, sunny morning. I'll go for a while without wearing it, and then I'll get a craving for it, and when I do it's like..."aaahhhh, there you...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 12th May 2012

    Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry! :( That does make ironing tough. I doubt I would even bother under those circumstances. You are made of tougher stuff than I am! If I lived nearby I'd come over and...
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    I had the brushed metal refillable No. 19 as a teen in 1974, but I can't remember if it was 50 ml or larger. At least I can tell you it was being sold around then.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 12th May 2012

    Jon, I love the photos! It seems like you're always doing something interesting and fun.

    Happy Mothers Day to all the moms and mums and those who nurture!!
    (I would say it large and colorfully,...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday May 11, 2013

    I am continuing the rose fest from yesterday's synch. Earlier it was some Roger & Gallet Rosewater, and before I left the house I had a couple of spritzes of L'Occitane Les 4 Reines. Now, it is YSL...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday May 11, 2013

    It's warmish and humid here today, too. I'm wearing Givenchy's Parfums des Mythiques Eau de Givenchy this morning, doing some last minute house tasks, getting ready in case anybody wants to see the...
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    Re: SOTD—Friday, May 10, 2013

    Count me in on the Rose synch. I never met a rose I didn't love. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I started the day twinning with 30 Roses in Wild Rose by Provence Santé. This afternoon I'm thinking of wearing Grès...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I received my box of vintage nips yesterday from SaNielson yesterday. Thank you, L! :)
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday 9th May 2013

    I missed congratulating Roberto and Tdem! So congratulations (a little belatedly)! :beer: Much love to you both.

    Evangeline, I love your review of a rediscovery. You are so cute. :) xo
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    Re: Osmotheque visit and samples

    Oooh nice, Cacio! I wish we were there with you! I've read of Hungary Water. I once had an old book on homemade natural cosmetics that had a recipe for it (who knows where that went). Parfum...
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday 9th May 2013

    Happy Birthday, Wooznib! :birthdays:

    http://i43.tinypic.com/2zp15wp.jpg

    Many best wishes to you on your special day. :)
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    Re: Suggest me a celebrity scent

    Fancy Night in the green bottle is nice, patchouli (sexy). I agree that you should try Truth or Dare if you like Fracas. SJP Lovely is a little like Narcisso Rodriguez, woody/musky. I really like...
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday 9th May 2013

    Mike, that was a very special time. I am so glad we had that NOLA meetup. Sending you a great big (((hug))). That's funny, I've been wanting to try Kus Kus in a bath, thank you for reminding me! ...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, May 8th 2013

    We sure do! I have been admiring my No 5 all afternoon! It is reassuring to know great minds really do think alike. :D

    Quarry, waving hello. :vrolijk_26:

    Guess what time it is here? It's...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, May 8th 2013

    Chanel No 5 bath gel, body lotion, and vintage cologne spray this afternoon. This morning it was Dior Eau Sauvage.

    It's been rainy here but everything is lush and verdantly green. What an odd...
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    Re: How to use Bodywash?

    Lol! :)

    Mmoon24, liquid body washes probably have a good amount of water in them, and bar soaps are probably more concentrated as solids. Do you think that makes sense?
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 6th May 2013

    Caleche Hermes. xoxo
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    Re: New Fragrance: Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude

    Directinprint, welcome to Basenotes, and welcome back to wearing fragrance! :) I love Estee Lauder, by the way. I also own Sensuous Nude (a small bottle), but it is a bit schizo on my skin -...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday May 5th, 2013

    I like that one, too! It's wilder, like a violet in love should be, not quite so prim. :)
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday May 5th, 2013

    Good morning! :)

    http://i43.tinypic.com/mtwk0y.jpg

    Violette in Love by Parfums de Nicolaï ♥
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thank you! I'm looking forward to the voyage. :)
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 04th May, 2013

    Yay for Kentucky Derby day! Maybe I can watch it on TV if we don't have to get out of the house so people can see it. I would go to a bar and have a mint julep to watch, but I have to take the dog...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Me! I'm up for a time travel, if they are still available. :)
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    How great! Congratulations! I look forward to listening when you post a link. Your work is fascinating.
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 04th May, 2013

    You all smell so wonderful this morning! I don't know yet what I'm going to wear. Something that makes me feel especially gorgeous in my own little cloud of gorgeousness as I go about my day. ...
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    Re: SotD: Friday 3rd May, '13

    What a horror story, sfmedusa! I hope you get the man and that your friend can recover some of her money, if not most of it. :(
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    Re: SotD: Friday 3rd May, '13

    I'm wearing something sprayed from a mystery decant I've had for ages. I have no idea what it is. Whenever I sniffed the spray nozzle in passing it seemed citrusy/neroli, which always lifts my mood...
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    Re: If You Could Choose

    I would be torn between Joy and Shalimar, although I've read that Joy doesn't age as well, but I don't know...it would be a hard decision. Probably Shalimar to be on the safe side.
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    Re: SOTD, Wednesday 01.May.2013

    xo to Mike Perez. :)

    Let's see...this morning I forgot it was May 1st and I wore Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir L'Eau Exquise from my last sample. This afternoon it's Nuit de Noel vintage parfum from a...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th April 2013

    Continuing my green fest in Miss Dior (vintage) today. Yesterday it was Chamade.

    Love to everybody. ♥
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    Re: Favorite Inexpensive Drug Store Products...

    Lemon juice, chamomile and frankincense oil. Those are all worth a try. Thank you! :)
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    Re: Some answers to Galimard questions

    I know next to nothing about Galimard. I bought a vintage Galimard jasmine parfum on ebay, and I sent it to a friend. But that is the only Galimard fragrance I know. I absolutely intend to get...
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    Re: Favorite Inexpensive Drug Store Products...

    I've been using almond oil (1/4 tsp) with a drop of organic lavender essential oil dropped in it to massage into my face and neck at night before bed. My skin has a nice texture when I wake up, but...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 29th April 2013

    Twolf, I hope that clears up soon! Feel better.

    Donna, you smell so nice today. I love Calèche Soie de Parfum. It’s on my wish list.

    Gandhajala, that’s funny. I saw BB King when I was nine...
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