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  1. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    I got my sample of L'Orpheline. I like it a great deal. It has lovely top notes which really engaged me, and which I realised reminded me of something. So, to me it opens with a slightly minty...
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    Re: What's a good Sandalwood?

    The original Crabtree and Evelyn Sandalwood. Chanel Bois des Iles.

    Tom Fords Santal Blush. If this had a different name and had the darker livery instead of the delicate style, this would have...
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    Re: smelling your fragrance through to drydown

    It depends on the fragrance Sol. There are some fragrances that I can continue to smell, and to enjoy throughout, and others that I lose shortly after applying. Chypres and fragrances with distinct...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday , September 20, 2014

    ROBERTO, still smelling beautiful, every day.

    Hi guys. Just popping in to see how you are. I just can't make it every day to SOTD but I do keep an eye on you all! Wishing everyone a lovely time at...
  5. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    Incense, cypress, Eau de Beaux , .....Kyoto by Comme de Garcon sprung straight to mind. It's not smoky but I'm thinking that it fits the bill?

    Chypre Palatin has a dry smoky drydown. It's also...
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    Re: Scottish results scents?

    Hee hee! Well played Jivehippo! You do indeed win smartypants :smiley:.

    I thought that I had better swing by. I can't think of anything clever, so I'll drink some Edinburgh Gin instead if you...
  7. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. September 2014

    Of course Viffer. PM me.
  8. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. September 2014

    OK only because of postal restrictions. Sorry.

    Set of Perris Monte Carlo samples. Includes Musk Extreme, Essence de Patchouli, Ambre Gris, Bois D'Oud, and Oud Imperial.
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    It was me :smiley:. A little common thread maybe? I think that it is used to lovely effect in several of the fragrances.


    OK, I will put the sample set up on the mens giveaway thread. This is...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    BTW the one that I don't have is Rose de Taif. Grrrrrr. Really looking forward to trying that one!
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    Hiya. I posted some ramblings on Oud Imperial over on the reviews. :smiley: Give me another wee while with the samples and I will pass them on.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Hi Alix, great post. Thank you. I love Dior Homme on men and I wear it myself too. I was in town yesterday and I was looking forward to trying Dior Homme Parfum, but unfortunately we don't have it...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Apropos last weeks synch. I couldn't come last Friday, sorry. How lovely to see the references to Thierry Muglers Angel. It blew me away when it was released. Yes, because it was so different from...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 10th September 2014

    Hiya! I'm so pleased that I popped in because I get a chance to wish the girls a Happy Birthday!!

    Many happy returns ErinK and shadesofbleu.

    I hope that you are all well, and happy.:smiley:
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  15. Thread: Ta Ta For Now

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    Re: Ta Ta For Now

    Good luck danieq. You did a lot of good work here.
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    Re: Moment of Clarity

    BTW, I am so busy trying stuff, usually purchased samples, that I haven't actually got around to buying at least two of the fragrances which would be in my edited "private collection" . How daft is...
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    Re: Moment of Clarity

    I think I understand where you are. I have always been more inquisitive than acquisitive with fragrance. I have hundreds and hundreds of samples. (Only a small amount are noted in my wardrobe),...
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    Re: Random Sniffings and Impressions

    Much enjoyed you post Darjeeling. Nice selection, calm approach. Are you going to have the Granville?
  19. Re: "S*%T Fragrance Heads Say"....Have you guys seen this yet?

    Yes. I've seen it. Love it! He has really nailed it, hasn't he?
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    Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    You know I have said this often. It still surprises and interests me. The fragrances that men appreciate most on me are not lush, florals, uber feminine, or glamorous. They are citrus Colognes! Men...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I'm another one! I am more likely to be captured by a name than a bottle. Probably because the fragrances will be stored in their boxes. I do like to have several bottles of Cologne in the bathroom...
  22. Re: Alright which one of you was this? (Kicked off plane...Dior)

    Malodorous.

    It's a great word isn't it? Aicraft cabins stink anyway, of fuel, bad air, and the assortment of malodorous things that Russel mentioned. The cabin crew have industrial strength air...
  23. Re: Alright which one of you was this? (Kicked off plane...Dior)

    Absolutely, and that was just the cabin crew. You have seen "Contrail" , the stream left behind by aircraft? Youn think that it's spent fuel? Maybe now it is, but in the past it was the sillage from...
  24. Re: Alright which one of you was this? (Kicked off plane...Dior)

    Remember the days when you could try testers of whatever fragrances they were selling onboard? Whoosh, scoosh, fizzzzzz. BTW, in the eighties it may well have been Aromatics Elixir and Kouros. And...
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    Re: Niche frags that are a must?

    Sample sample sample. Etat Libre D'Orange do a discovery pack of their whole line. :smiley: You might also like to try Andy Tauers fragrances. That might be nice for you.
  26. Re: For Winter it's Fougere, while for Summer it's.

    Hello stillshunter. Welcome to Basenotes and to the world of fragrance. I'm glad that you have joined us. It seems to me that you like very attractive masculines. Perhaps you would like to try some...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Hi! Late check in for me this week. Well, I thought that I didn't have anything by Balmain or Lanvin (*blushes*) but then I rememebered that mumsy sent me a little Ivoire, but also I have a big 100ml...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    Hi guys. I have a little sample set which includes Oud Imperial. The gold one I assume, as the sample vial wrapper is gold, but they are all gold.

    Guys, this is terrific. It is one of the best...
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    My first fragrance of my very own was Helena Rubinstein Heaven Sent, a gift from my Aunt. I think that I would have been about ten or eleven when she gave me it for the first time. I loved it and she...
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    Re: Acqua di borsari colonia

    Hey Nawgy1979. I see from your threads that you are fond of Eau de Cologne. So am I.:smiley: I don't know Acqua di Borsari Colonia, (is it Spanish? ) but I notice that you say that you enjoy the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    Just popping in to wish Cello a belated Happy Bithday. Many Happy returns dear Cello, and thank you for the lovely show. Synched earlier in Coco. Have a nice weekend those of you who are off, and a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Phew! It's getting hot in here........:smiley:

    Easy today, Chanel Coco.
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    I'm another one who doesn't generally believe in gender in fragrance, but there are definately some exceptions, in my view, based on our (modern) ideas about tradition! I wear a lot of fragrances...
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    Re: Wardrobe Icon/Flag

    Messy bug!
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    David, great post, as always! :smiley:
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    Re: Wardrobe Icon/Flag

    Hiya. Yes, mine is the same as yours. I don't see a question mark when I look at yours though, just two long boxes with your country of origin with a red cross in one of them.
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    Re: Wardrobe Icon/Flag

    Still can't fix my review profile panel though........
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    Re: Wardrobe Icon/Flag

    Thanks lpp, that has sorted my wardrobe icon. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Wardrobe Icon/Flag

    Thank you both.
  40. Re: Help me choose a scent to wear at my nephew's wedding on Thursday 7th, August.

    What a lovely dilemma! Your outfit sounds very elegant missus. The summers night nearly swayed me to one of yourlovely dewy, light fragrances, but remember, you will need to stay smelling fabulous...
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    Wardrobe Icon/Flag

    How do I fix my wardrobe icon which is just a box with a red cross? It's been like that for ages and I just can't work out how to fix it. I think that it happened to a lot of us a while back but...
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    Hi Francolino. For me it is ETRO Patchouli. It has a great true patchouli with a notable geranium note which makes it slightly aromatic.
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    Yes Chris, that is a really nice feature. Do they all have trade names too, like the Petrichor material is also called Geosmin for example? The other materials are only given their chemical names...
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    Re: The surreal world of the amateur perfumer

    Mumsy, you are a cover girl! Well done Mumsy and Chris. Best fun I have had with the Sunday papers for a long time!
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    Re: Introduction New Youtube Reviewer

    Well done Jeremy. I have just been watching your reviews and I am enjoying them. I think that you will go from strength to strength. Keep up the good work!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    So thats what it is Jujy. Nice. Coulda gone for Cabochard too. Love it.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    What a lovely idea Donna. I'll join you. I used to adore wearing Chanel PM and I haven't done for ages. I have a tiddly dribble left I think. Yes I do! Oooh it's gorgeous.
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    Re: Warning: Andy Tauer and Salad DO NOT MIX

    Maybe it was just the wrong salad?
  49. Re: What are the fragrances that you "couldn't live without"

    Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri. No contest. This is my old friend. I absolutely adore it. I wear it to perfume myself, to comfort myself, to give me courage, when I'm happy. When I am sad, and...
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    Re: Perfume that smells like blush

    Like Cacio I haven't smelled the blusher. It may have a particular smell. But for that powder and paint, make-up smell, Lipstick Rose is a great recommendation. Anything with rose and violet usually...
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    Re: Frags from the other side..

    Cabochard would be be great, certainly! I see a few of the guys talking about wearing Shalimar. Hmmm. Don't know. It's maybe just because I don't like it, BUT why don't you try Shalimar Parfum...
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    Re: Alvarez Gomez barberia

    Hi Nawgy1979 and welcome to Basenotes. It's really great to see these Spanish colognes mentioned here. They deserve recognition. I know two of their lines, Agua Colonia Concentrada and Barberia....
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    Re: Sunday chuckle from The New Yorker

    Hee hee, so it does!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Now THAT must be the synch of the year! Fantastic, on so many levels.

    Thin pickings for me today. We are going to have a cloud of Dior Homme over the UK today as I join Donna and Ken. Hi Ken! Nice...
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    Re: Vanilla (aka, help a single dad :)

    Another recommendation for Molinard Vanille. I first bought it for my niece when she was fifteen. She LOVES it. I have given her other fragrances which she enjoys but she really adores this one. She...
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    Very clever! I think that the letter is actually fragranced with scented hand creme. The panel of noses decide that it is a bespoke fragrance and that there is Ambergris in it and that you would only...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Oh it's a character. I misread and thought that it was a TV show or a movie. Oh well, same difference, still Hannibal.

    Please do Cityaprk, and if you do, drop me a line and tell me what you...
  58. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Exactly.
  59. Re: Balsamic, Aromatic, Sweet, Vanilla fragrances similar to...

    That's a really nice suggestion for you. Sweetly balsamic? It sounds to me that you might like the ambers.Tauers L'Air du desert Marocain might be nice for you too.

    Some might be surprised by my...
  60. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Not in my society, no. They are alive and stinking.

    Now, I will tell you this and I'm sure that no Scotsman will take offense. Until fairly recently most men here called fragrance "aftershave" and...
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    :laugh:

    I've posted this so often, and I posted it in the Friday synch today. Sorry if I'm boring you...

    In the film Hannibal, Clarice catches Hannibal the cannibal because of fragrance!!
    ...
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    Re: Best Candles Ever

    Just noticed this. Thanks Kevin. Didn't know that.

    I second Cacio's recommendation of Santa Maria Novella Melograno. They smell fantastic, although they are not the best, most even, burners.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    Hello everyone. Adding my acknowledgement of the terrible loss of life in the Malaysian aircraft incident. As most of the passangers were Dutch I hope that our Dutch friends are safe and that no one...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I love these synchs today. They are all very interesting and clever.

    In the film Hannibal, which is glorious not least for director Ridley Scott's beautiful hommage to Florence, and which I have...
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    Re: Xerjoff Fiero - Green Bomb

    Yeah. I don't find it mentholated green either but I get what Suppressor is saying. It is refreshing, and strong. To me it's a fairly classical citrus, an aromatic herby spicy woody citrus. More...
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    Just noticed on another thread that Primrose says that in Casino Royale James Bond identifies that Vesper wears Santa Maria Novella Melograno. Maybe it is her fragrance that we see.
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    The fragrance bottle in Casino Royale is definately a Santa Maria Novella bottle. Don't know which fragrance it is.
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    Re: Xerjoff Fiero - Green Bomb

    I agree Suppressor. Fiero is fantastic. Soooo attractive. Masculine, elegant, confident. Incredibly sexy. Very Italian. I have had a couple of samples which I have taken on holiday for my partner to...
  69. Re: Anyone Order From L'Artisan Parfumeur Online?

    I have been corresponding with L'Artisan and they have offered a very agreeable solution. Pity about the guddle though. I hope that they manage to sort it out.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    BRM85282, that sounds great.

    Actually me too Donna. It is special to me though, so i will wear it to bed later. Whats happened to my font? I've gone all chunky. :huh:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Hello and welcome! You know, at first glance the synch is just a bit of fun, and it is fun!! But, it also really makes me think about the fragrances in my collection, and sometimes it even gets a...
  72. Re: Anyone Order From L'Artisan Parfumeur Online?

    Me too. Cancelled now. The whole lot. Mon Numero 8, which I was delighted about because it is no longer generally available as far as I am aware. The Passage d'Enfer, because we just had to didn't...
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    Re: looking for a scottish parfume

    Thanks sfmedusa! At the risk of being locked down for being off topic..... yes Hednic, mainly red ones though. It's not my region but an area called Tayside that is famous for it's soft...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Oh I'm so sorry 30 Roses. I have just had some time to browse and to catch up and I see that you had an accident. That must have been an awful shock. I'm glad that you are all OK.

    Still trying the...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    Hi Teardrop. I hope that it's all good news at the Hospital today.

    Adding my voice to the well deserved choir of congratulations for Wolfie....

    and am pleased to have the opportuntiy to wish...
  76. Thanks both, for this really interesting...

    Thanks both, for this really interesting interview with a great member of this community!
  77. Re: Anyone Order From L'Artisan Parfumeur Online?

    Hi Donna. Speaking of........... I placed an order in the sale too. I look forward to the L'Artisan sale and I usually do well. This year I managed to get Mon Numero 8 very well discounted and also...
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    Re: looking for a scottish parfume

    Isn't it great yarn? And it does have that really quite pronounced rose note. The aftertaste has a hint of Turkish Delight.
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    I like it too. My female colleague has it and I really enjoy it when she is wearing it. To me it doesn't smell very complex, it comes off as a frankincense bomb but sort of smoked frankincense,...
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    Re: Help someone with no perfume vocabulary?

    Hiya philistine, and welcome. Some wild cards.....Have you tried Dior Homme? You might like the softness/dryness of the Iris, and while you are at Dior check out Hypnotic Poison, with it's great...
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    Re: looking for a scottish parfume

    Hi nonnative. I'm sorry to say that coming from Milan to Scotland in the hope of dicsovering a new fragrance will most likely leave you dissapointed. All Italian cities are so well served for...
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    Re: Interesting concept....

    I want to go there. It sounds great. :smiley: I take it that Kouros won't be on the menu?
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    Re: I'm new here ... just saying hi.

    Very nice. So, you like citrus in cool attractive masculines. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    Personally I think that Shalimar Parfum Initial is great. I think that Thierry Wasser did a really clever, well considered, job with it. Honestly I think that it is a lovely fragrance in it's own...
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    Re: I'm new here ... just saying hi.

    Welcome Chris. What are you into at the present time?
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Monday, 30 June, 2014.

    Hello everyone. A day of sweaty gardening today. Now showered and sampling Mistral Patchouli.
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    Re: Urban cyclist scent recommendation?

    Blenheim Bouquet sounds right up your street. :smiley:

    ..or Sartorial would be good.
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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    Why am I always late.......

    Yes, this is a wonderfu, wonderful surprisel! A resounding welcome back to our generous friend.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 27 June, 2014.

    Cello, did your lose your wee cat? I'm so sorry to hear that.
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    Re: Do Women Really Like Your Colognes???

    Hi gorgeous. I swear I can smell you from here in my olfactory imagination, and I swoon at your feet. Which are as fragrant as the rest of you I hope. :kiss:
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    Re: Do Women Really Like Your Colognes???

    :laugh::cheesy::laugh::cheesy: Hee hee. You might want to go a bit easier on the trigger..........

    Seriously guys, there may be a few women who love a stinker, but believe me that is either a...
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    Re: Do Women Really Like Your Colognes???

    Yes, we do.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 27 June, 2014.

    Hello everyone. Are you all good?

    A story from the Friday synch which might amuse you....

    Today's synch an easy one for me, and a pleasure. On holiday recently I met a lovely Dutch guy and lo'...
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    Another story......

    Tomorrows synch is an easy one for me, and a pleasure. On holiday recently I met a lovely Dutch guy and lo' he is the manager of a cosmetics department in an upmarket...
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    You are giving it away now dear. She is much older than you think, you know. She had the first issue of Soir de Paris. :smiley:

    This is a lovely synch today. Your posts are all terrific. A very,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Monday, 16 June, 2014.

    Jujy, I'm sorry to hear that your sons condition has worsened for the time being. I hope that he makes good progress and that you manage to remain stalwart. Your piece about the young men at the...
  97. Thread: Dettol

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    Re: Dettol

    Hello LucasKane. I agree with hedonist222. I have Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne. It does smell very much like Dettol for quite a time. Then it warms and blooms on the skin, particularly in the...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Monday, 16 June, 2014.

    Hello everyone. Just swinging by to make sure that you are all behaving! I haven't been around much for many reasons but I still like to keep an eye on you!

    Jon and Xscent had a day out together...
  99. Re: New Free to a good home, no requests, no hogs- 06/15/2014

    Oh dear. I liked to read this thread too, although I never did ask for anything,and I have been trying to find the time to offer up some stuff too. This new title is so hostile. What a terrible pity.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Hello everyone! I have been on holiday so I missed the last couple of synchs. You will forgive me if I tell you that I was in Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands, soaking up some sunshine...
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