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    First of all, I need to apologize for being out of pocket this week. I have been in Virginia handling several emergencies at the house there caused by the explosion of a boiler furnace that gave the...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    Happy Birthday Teardrop!

    In synch with vintage Patou Joy parfum.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th April 2015

    Wearing my latest blind buy. I swore I'd never do another blind buy but I did anyway because the price was right. Now I smell like some kind of cake or pudding. I'm sure I'll be wearing something...
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    So sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope you will feel better in the morning.
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    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.20567.jpg
    I closed my eyes, put my hand in my sample bag, and came out with Objet Céleste by Volnay.

    Fragrantica lists "powdery" as the top main accord and they...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    So true!

    I'm in synch today with Objet Céleste by Volnay. This is powder powder everywhere. Will be changing to EL Tuberose Gardenia later this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    Hi Everyone!

    Kiliwia, I'm thinking of you.

    MFK Aqua Universalis Forte for me today.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.12710.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    Kiliwia, so sorry to hear this news. I will be thinking of you all day.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    Hope everyone has weather as beautiful as it is here today. We are in the 70's. Time to bring out the Eau de Shalimar. This will be my first wearing of 2015. Spring is finally here.
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  10. Re: I would like to have this empty bottle of perfume!

    I too like these perfume bottle purses. I wish they made one for Shalimar. They're a bit tacky but I like them anyway. Have no idea where I would wear something like this. Maybe Sniffapaloosa or...
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    What a beautiful synch it must be. Maybe some day I too will have a bottle -- or at least a sample.

    I'm so right there with all of you that are hoarding the discontinued, reformulated, and hard...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th April 2015

    Houbigant Essence Rare


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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    Spring is finally here and I'm home for the day doing a tuberose comparison.

    For the second day I am wearing Fracas on one arm and Michael Kors Michael on the other. Both are the newer...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th April 2015

    Scent of the Evening Serge Lutens --
    Sa Majesté la Rose
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    Thanks for posting the pictures everyone. I have never seen either of these bottles. Paul P congratulations on your score of the vintage. I just purchased the new version EDP on a sale. I have to...
  16. Re: Anyone else bet a sour smell as Shalimar is settling down?

    I too have worn versions of Shalimar for many years. I agree with Donna255 and EasyFish. Just never detected anything "sour".
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th April 2015

    Good Afternoon All!

    Hope every one is having a great weekend. The sun is out and it is a chilly but beautiful day here in the Philadelphia suburbs.

    Today my blind buy of Guerlain Aqua...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    Posting late today. I had trouble getting into Basenotes earlier.

    In synch today with one of my top favorites -- Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia. It is now discontinued so instead of wearing it at...
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    Checking in late as I wasn't able to get into Basenotes earlier for some reason.

    FrouFrou your new garden is lovely. Need to get outside myself.

    I'm wearing the discontinued Jo Malone Vintage...
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    Re: Shalimar Concentrations?

    I think, in general, what Dane said about the screw tops is true.

    However, when I was cleaning out my mother's house I found in the back of a drawer in my old bedroom a bottle like the one...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th April 2015

    Hi Basenoters!

    Chanel Coco for me on this dreary cold rainy day here in the Philadelphia suburbs.

    Don't forget tomorrow is synch day. The theme is "One You Have Been Hoarding".

    Betsy
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Scent twins with Dora today in

    Samsara - Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th April 2015

    Erin, my mother gave me some very good advice about my career. Leave with good feelings from your boss because you never know what you may want. (A good recommendation, your old job back for...
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    Re: Joy, Diorissimo, or Soap?

    Cacio, I think you are right about it depends a lot on the memories you have. Everybody keeps talking about the powder in Shalimar and I'm thinking "What powder?".
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    Re: Joy, Diorissimo, or Soap?

    My sister would have considered you quite a catch. Dinner and a show with a man that loves Joy was just her speed.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th April 2015

    Beautiful sunny day here in Philadelphia. Spring is in the air so I'm wearing Jo Malone White Lilac and Rhubarb. Hope everyone is having a good day.

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    Re: Joy, Diorissimo, or Soap?

    Thanks for the link to the Perfume Shrine article. They do indeed mention briefly that some find Joy soapy. They also mention that Lilly of the Valley/Muguet makes some fragrances soapy. As you...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th April 2015

    I too have changed for the evening. Now I'm wearing MFK Aqua Universalis Forte.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2015

    I"ve had a big perfume month for me.

    Earlier this month I found an unopened vintage White Shoulders pure perfume with bath powder for $15.00 with shipping. It was my best friends' favorite and I...
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    Joy, Diorissimo, or Soap?

    Just want to pose a question that has been bothering me of late.

    Recently I wore vintage Joy, my sister's favorite, and thought it smelled like soap. So I tried the current version and once again...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th April 2015

    It seems we are all getting out our Spring fragrances today. It is a beautiful sunny Easter day here in Philadelphia although the wind is really blowing. I'm twins with Teardrop this morning in...
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    Zilpha, thanks so much for telling us about Blue Grass. Puma told us about Tabac Blond. All this is new information for me. I sure do learn from these Friday synchs.
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    You are right Kiliwia. I do remember seeing that message about 6 hours.
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    Evangeline, I have posted more then once in 24 hours. It has been good to be able to do that when I start my day in a sample I don't like. However, I have not been able to post the same fragrance...
  35. Re: Most worn in March and first quarter of 2015

    Most Worn in March

    4X Shalimar - Guerlain
    4X Opium (old formula) - YSL
    3X Vol de Nuit - Guerlain
    2X Neroli Portofino – Tom Ford
    2X Nahema - Guerlain
    2X Light My Fire – By Kilian...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    BoyChanel - There is a theme every Friday and people wear something around that theme. This week is "Something With a Funny or Misleading Name". You can find the thread at "Synchronized Fridays"...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    Love that Fat Electrician name.
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    Today I chose What We Do In Paris Is Secret by A Lab on Fire. I bought a sample just for today because of the name. I imagined this would be a floral with a deep dark side. It's mostly powder in a...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    From my samples La Chasse Aux Papillons by L'Artisan Parfumeur. I really like the laid back not in your face Tuberose but this doesn't last even an hour on me. Otherwise it would be a winner and...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

    Great April Fools jokes everyone. No jokes for me as I'm still trying to recover from Grant's.

    Jon, that's a great picture and Neroli Portofino is on my "to buy" list.

    Erin, congratulations on...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    Hope everyone is having a great day.Vintage Shalimar ​for me today.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 29th March 2015

    Shalimar -- Always Shalimar

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/10211632-6091.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th March 2015

    Xscent love that picture. It is very dramatic and glamorous.

    After helping my friend locate her beloved Opium it has me in the mood. So wearing just a couple of sprays of the old formula EDP on...
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    Lanvinelle it is really just a plain bottle but the flowers surrounding it make it look really good. This is one of the few Jo Malone's that does seem to last on me.

    Shalimar Eau Légère is on my...
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    Jo Malone Silk Blossom which is not a very complicated scent which makes it perfume for a hot sultry summer day. . Haven't been out in the rainy chilly weather yet so not sure how it will go today....
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th March 2015

    In synch with Jo Malone Silk Blossom. Lovely scent but better in the summer I think. Going outside in a few minutes so will soon know for sure. My husband says I smell good.
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    I'm glad it's going to be cold here tomorrow. The whole purpose of the synch was to see if the things we wear in summer will turn out to be good in Winter too. If it is warm it kind of defeats the...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    Everyone smells so good today.

    N.Cal you are wearing what will be my next purchase. Really like that TF Neroli Portofino.

    And I smell Larimar and Gandhajala in one of my favorite roses by...
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    Sorry, I don't own any Creed. I don't even think I have a sample but will double check. It is very popular so next year let's do a House of Creed Friday.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th March 2015

    A quiet rainy day here.

    CapriDog you woke me up this morning.

    Ines hope you feel better soon.

    Jo Malone White Lilac and Rhubarb

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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th March 2015

    Oops! I guess the next synch is "Something you usually wear in warm weather/summer". The misleading name one is the following week so I have lots of time to look around.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th March 2015

    Posting late again. SOTD is Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

    Erin, congratulations to you.

    Worried about the upcoming synch. Have nothing with a crazy or misleading name. I'm most impressed with...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

    ​Guerlain Shalimar
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd March 2015

    Guerlain Nahema

    http://kremchik.com.ua/products_pictures/53/la_s_x22htx7guerlain_nahema.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    Good Morning All,

    Wearing By Kilian Light My Fire again today. Why? It stayed with me about 8 hours yesterday and although the top notes were okay the base notes last night were wonderful. ...
  56. Re: Opium - Please, Please Somebody Help!

    I just have to thank all of you for your help. My friend is in heaven. Using the information I got from all of you, she bought a bottle of the EDP on e-bay and she is delighted. It's her old Opium...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th March 2015

    Love it! Well done, kumquat.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th March 2015

    In synch today with By Kilian Light My Fire from my samples.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.25992.jpg
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    Wearing By Kilian Light My Fire from my samples. This is very pleasant and I am enjoying it. Just not sure I want a full bottle. If it was cheaper I might spring for it. Forgive the 1940's...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19th March 2015

    Good Morning All!

    Chanel Coco for me today. It is very cold here and we are expecting snow tomorrow.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.609.jpg


    Must go through my samples to find...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th March 2015

    Helping my friend replace her vintage YSL Opium has really gotten me in the mood to wear it. On a cold windy March day spent at home it is a very comforting fragrance with all that nice spice.
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  62. Re: Opium - Please, Please Somebody Help!

    I have found a bottle on e-bay that has sparkle in it. The label is right for the Sanofi years of 1993 to 1999 but the batch code starts with a zero which is inconsistent. Has anyone ever heard of...
  63. Re: Opium - Please, Please Somebody Help!

    Thanks so much Foxbins. Your bottle is consisent with the above numbering system I found above on Basenotes. It makes me feel more comfortable with other bottles I have seen.
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    I may have to borrow something from my husband for the upcoming synch. Must go on a search in my samples. Surely I have something somewhere with a tobacco or smoke note.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    Good Morning Everyone!

    I've been in Guerlain Vol de Nuit all weekend. The more I use it the more I like it. Don't know yet what I will wear today.

    Trying to help a friend with her YSL Opium...
  66. Re: Opium - Please, Please Somebody Help!

    I think I found the answer to my question on Basenotes. I found the following post by Andre Moreau that makes sense to me after doing lots of reading.

    From AM:

    Ok, this is only the "theory"...
  67. Re: Opium - Please, Please Somebody Help!

    Okay, I have another question. There is some conflicting information on the Raiders of the Lost Scent. Under the first link, it states that during the Sanofi years the batch codes will be in the...
  68. Re: Opium - Please, Please Somebody Help!

    Thank you all so much for the help. The information has been invaluable and I'm saving it. You are definitely the best!

    I will make the suggestion about Tulipano Nero but the nose knows what...
  69. Opium - Please, Please Somebody Help!

    I have a friend that loves the old formulation of Opium. Her husband bought her a new bottle but she says it is not the same.

    Is there a way to identify the new formula from the old formula? Is...
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    My sample of Intoxicated is the only By Kilian that I have tried. When I go to Sniffapaloosa he always has a cult following among some of the attendees. You would think he was a rock star. His...
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    Hi Foustie!

    Thanks for posting all that information. Everyone says they have nothing to wear but Calice Becker has done so very much. One reason she may not pop up is because Becker is probably...
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    Re: Sample Saturday (or Sunday)

    Doing my Sample Saturday today as I had to use one of my samples for the Friday synch. I chose By Kilian Intoxicated. This is a unisex scent by Calice Asancheyev-Becker who has done lots of scents...
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    Doesn't seem to be a lot of people participating in the synch today. I went into my samples and found one Roja Dove and one Calice Becker. I chose the unisex By Kilian Intoxicated. The nose for...
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    Cestrum Nocturnum you wrote "even though it is only from 1962". Let's see. That means it is over 50 years old. Sounds like it fits the synch perfectly to me.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 13th March 2015

    In synch today wearing By Kilian Intoxicated done by Calice Becker. This unisex is from my samples. It smells a lot like Angel on me so will not be buying a full bottle as I already own lots of...
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    I don't have any Calice Becker. My husband has some By Kilian that has been done by Calice Becker. She seems to do most of the By Kilian. I do have one Roja Dove sample which I think I will bring...
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    I can't believe you said "even though it is only from 1962". I know people that would sell their soul for something that old. A well done synch!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th March 2015

    Opium EDP for me again today. I seem to be on an eighties kick this week. The old formula appears harder to find these days. Does anyone have any tips as to box, bottle design etc. that would...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 8th March 2015

    After Friday's synch with my vintage Joy I decided to try my sample of the new Joy. It's better so I've decided my vintage has gone off. Still soapy to me but a much higher grade of soap. Bottom...
  80. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    Those are my feelings exactly. However, I have seen companies discontinue things I thought were very popular. Still trying to get over the discontinuation of Gucci Envy and Jo Malone Vintage...
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    Re: Buying Creeds from Walmart?

    I don't trust or shop at Walmart. Large department stores and big box stores sometimes buy on the spot market. That's how they sometimes get fakes/counterfeit items.
  82. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    Has Tom Ford Neroli Portofino been discontinued? My source is totally unreliable but I would like to know for sure.

    Looking on e-Bay today I saw a listing for Neroli Portofino that said "rare,...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th March 2015

    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino for me today. On the last of my samples of this. Time to buy a full bottle.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6th March 2015

    ErinK, love that picture.

    My Joy smells better tonight. Maybe it just lost the top notes.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6th March 2015

    You smell lovely in the Fendi Theorema, Cello.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6th March 2015

    Mine is vintage. I wonder if it has gone off. I've never been a big fan of Joy so maybe it's just me. I may try to locate a decant or sample of a vintage from somewhere else just to see if there...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6th March 2015

    I'm in synch today with vintage Jean Patou Joy. It was my sister's favorite and I haven't worn it for a long time. It's very soapy.
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    I had some nice choices for today -- vintage Arpege, vintage Weil, vintage Emeraude, 1950s or 1960s Shalimar, Evening in Paris original, original Dune, pre-reformulation lots of things -- but I chose...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th March 2015

    Escada Margaetha Ley - great on a cold snowy day. It smells spicey and warm but also flowery for a little promise of Spring. We're suppose to get 8 inches but I think we will get more. Has been...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th March 2015

    SotE Guerlain Samsara
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    Vintage Chamade and Madame Rochas! You two are a real class act. Not sure what I will be wearing. I have about 4 older scents like that but not sure I'm in the mood for any of them. It's two days...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th March 2015

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit

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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd March 2015

    I think this was just meant to be humorous poking a little fun at the write up. I certainly didn't take it seriously.
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    That is exactly what I meant. Thank you SuperfluousPastry.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd March 2015

    SOTE Bvlgari Rose Essentielle.​
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd March 2015

    Wearing my latest purchase Balmain Ivoire (new). Very pleased with this one and it was not that expensive.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.15557.jpg


    Mike, I know exactly what you mean...
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    Alas, a question I can answer.

    This was originally called "Scent of an Old Woman (or Man)". It was changed to "A Classic Scent From Decades Ago" because some of us found the term degrading. Hope...
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    Kumquat, your description of Envy being a "haunting scent" is perfect. That's exactly why I bought it. You have such a good way with words. You have me off sampling things all the time because of...
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    Re: Most worn in February 2015

    3X Ivoire (New) Balmain
    2X Aqua Universalis Forte Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    2X Rose Essentielle Bvlgari
    2X Rose Oud Illuminum
    2X Essence Rare Houbigant

    Various other things one time.

    Seems l...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st March 2015

    Good Morning (or Afternoon)

    Guerlain Nahema for me today.

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