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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd June 2015

    Morning all!

    The rain is blowing sideways outside, but l'm off to work shortly in Flower Market. :vrolijk_1:
  2. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    l had assumed that's what we were talking about, too. lf someone hasn't actually asked for my advice, then l would not be at all surprised if they didn't take it.
  3. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    l agree. When you've taken the time & trouble to give a thoughtful response to a request, it's frustrating not to know how it was received, & takes away from the discussion aspect of a forum such as...
  4. Re: Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    l'm afraid l find the current version of Diorissimo a poor imitation indeed.

    +1 for Carillon pour un Ange; it is very green, though!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 1st June 2015

    Morning all!

    l have a day off today, getting a few chores done & sampling Rien lntense lncense, courtesy of a very lovely basenoter.

    Have a great start to the month, everyone!
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    Re: Most worn in May 2015

    4 x Flower Market

    3 x Un Matin d'Orage & Romantina

    2 x Relique d'Amour, Magnolia Grandiflora Michel, lmpossible lris, Jasmin Noir, Velvet Orchid, Narcisse Noire & Le Chevrefeuille

    1 x Carnal...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    l think it's one of the loveliest, creamiest sandalwoods l've smelled, although l don't love the aldehydes in the opening. l just wish it projected more. Do take a look at my review in the directory...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    Ah, l understand! :)
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    Re: What happened today?

    Ooooh.....! :shocked::happy:
  10. Re: Less than (or equal to) 1 ml sample sizes...

    l certainly prefer a spray sample, but the good thing about those Luckyscent vials is they have no lip, so l can pour them easily into a small spray atomiser; no pipettes required.

    Les Senteurs do...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    Vernona, l can recommend Surrender to Chance for Guerlain samples. l've ordered from them many times with no problems.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    ExtremeK; you're right, l do! You smell lovely. :kiss:

    Enjoying Une Rose this evening with a glass or three of chilled rose. Cheers, all!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    Morning all!

    Congrats on your retirement, cazaubon, & good luck with the move!

    Flower Market for work on this wet & windy day.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks! :) No, that's Habanita di Molinard EDT.
  15. Re: Is 3 sprays of Virgin Island Water too much?

    No.
  16. Re: Less than (or equal to) 1 ml sample sizes...

    l dislike them too, but sometimes that's all that's available, & l won't pay for two.
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    Re: What happened today?

    Yep, l had the same problem this morning. Even though "Down for everyone or just me" said that basenotes was up, & it was "just me". :confused:

    And l have never scrolled down that far, either.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 30th May 2015

    Hi all,

    Making a rare appearance here while at work today, as l couldn't get on the site this morning! l'm wearing lmpossible lris, from my sample.

    Hope everyone's having a great weekend!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    foxbins, that is so very sweet of you! l have no idea whether or not that would work, but l'm willing to give it a try if you are. l just wouldn't be able to reciprocate, as l know sending stuff...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 29th May 2015

    Glad you're still loving it, ExtremeK, l'm only too happy to enable! ;)
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    Re: Do you spray through the day?

    Depends on the fragrance for me, too. For some of the ones l wear at work, l have a little decanted into small atomisers. l'll take the atomiser of whatever l'm wearing that day with me in the pocket...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 29th May 2015

    l have to wonder what's holding that towel up?!? :cheesy:

    Oops, forgot to send hugs to Robin this morning, here's an extra big one! ((((((((((Robin))))))))))

    Jon; as the weather's warmed up...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Wow donna, that's virtually free!



    l haven't tried many, but l really liked Lys Soleia & Jasminora.



    Hi, scent sister! :vrolijk_26: l've been wanting to try this one ever since it came...
  24. Re: Looking for a replacement for V from Valentino

    You're welcome, glad to help! :D

    No l haven't tried that one, but l hope your cold passes quickly!
  25. Re: Looking for a replacement for V from Valentino

    Welcome to basenotes, Margaretv!

    l haven't tried this one, but some of the reviews compare it to Deep Red by Hugo Boss, & also Dior Hypnotic Poison.

    l have seen V occasionally in TK Maxx, too.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Today l've gone for Set Sail St Barts for Women by Tommy Bahama. Okay, this bottle is a mini, but still a FB in my book, albeit a small one! lt's virtually impossible to find here in the UK, so l...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 29th May 2015

    Morning all!

    Synching in Set Sail St Barts for Women by Tommy Bahama.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th May 2015

    Morning all!

    Narcisse Noir for me today, modern EDT.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    While pondering my choices for this upcoming Friday, (a blind buy) l was surprised to realise just how many of these l have in my collection - 15 to be precise. That's almost a quarter of my...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    Today l tried Eau du Sud by Annick Goutal.

    ln the opening, the most prominent note is lemon verbena, along with a non-tart grapefruit & minty herbs. After half an hour, this accord is joined by an...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 27th May 2015

    Hi all,

    Sampling Annick Goutal's Eau du Sud today. Nice!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays: Happy birthday, dearest Quarry! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:

    Nice to see you, rtamara! :vrolijk_26:

    l have a couple of days off, heading out to the shops...
  33. Re: How to determine new Blackxs formulation from old?

    l have a bottle that l bought in 2006. lt has the same info on the bottom of the bottle as on the bottle on the left in the post above. The ingredients list is on the back of the box, & it has the...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2015

    Still available!

    Also adding; for any UK basenoter with more than 50 posts;

    Carolina Herrera EDP by Carolina Herrera in a 10ml roll-on in original box, around 85% full. l've had this since...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th May 2015

    Vanilla Marble this evening, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th May 2015

    Morning all!

    Off to work shortly in Le Chevrefeuille.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 24th May 2015

    Hi all,

    Wearing Velvet Orchid for our pub lunch today. Still warm here, but it looks like rain...
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    Re: Disappearing reviews?

    l find they usually appear after around two weeks.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    Hi all,

    Like Kiliwia, l've been out working in the garden on this beautiful warm day. :coolold: Now showered & scented in Ayala Moriel's Moon Breath.

    Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    Finally enjoying wine o'clock after a very long day at work, & what felt like an especially long & tiring week.

    Needed something fresh & pretty to perk me up this evening; wearing Annick Goutal's...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    Hi, cello! :vrolijk_26: l agree with you on Ambra Aurea, one of the best ambers l've tried, second only to Amber Absolute.

    And kitsch, nice to see you here! l wanted to enjoy that one, but on my...
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    Re: Phaedon-whats good?

    lnteresting. l found Tabac Rouge less sweet than TV.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Wearing Bulgari Jasmin Noir today, from a gift set l bought at Athens airport a few years back.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    Happy Birthday, :birthdays:G:birthdays:, & a happy Friday to all!

    Synching in Jasmin Noir today, & looking forward to wine o'clock!
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    Re: Phaedon-whats good?

    lMO Tabac Rouge is a must-try for tobacco lovers. lf you love rose, Rouge Avignon is definitely worth a try.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    lt really is beautiful, isn't it? My precious decant is almost gone, & l'm wondering if l can scrape together the cash for a FB.....or maybe another decant. ;)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    More hugs for ((((cello)))).

    CdG Champaca this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    Morning all!

    Romantina by JHaG today, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20th May 2015

    Evening all!

    After spending my day off having a long lie-in & catching up with housework, l'm finally scented in Bombay Bling, from my sample.
  50. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    l agree with everything Vernona said, especially this; "lt's all about the juice", people!

    l've said this before, but l think it's worth restating; we all need to remind ourselves that perfume is...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2015

    This one is still up for grabs, if anyone's interested?
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    Re: Ideas for Bold Fragrance

    Welcome to basenotes, Elle! l love Black Orchid, too!

    Robert Piguet Fracas is, for me, one of the boldest femme fatale fragrances there is. You have to love tuberose, though.

    Have you tried...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 19th May 2015

    Glad it's not just me!

    Yay, more psychedelic cats!

    After a better day at work today, l'm enjoying a little peace & quiet as Mr teardrop is working late this evening. And l'm wearing one of my...
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    Re: Recommend me a citrus

    Cool! :D
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 19th May 2015

    :grin: Jon, l remember Mimi used to call that one "Dante's Bra"! So that's how l'll always think of it. What do you think of the scent? l found it pretty weird, kind of like uncooked yeast....
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    Re: SOTD now shows in forum posts

    Nice work, Grant!
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    Re: Recommend me a citrus

    l thought of one more! Malle's Eau de Magnolia is another lovely lemony floral.

    And l agree about that MFK; it's one l would have suggested if you hadn't already tried it!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 19th May 2015

    Morning all!

    Un Matin d'Orage today.

    knit; sending best wishes to your dear dad.
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    Re: Recommend me a citrus

    Vernona; l think you might enjoy Le Chevrefeuille by Annick Goutal. lt's a honeysuckle scent, but very lemony, fresh & sweet. lt's not terribly long-lasting, but worth reapplying frequently!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

    lt's much more violet leaf than flower, with lots of galbanum. More green & much less sweet than Tuca Tuca.

    Rynegne, hope your poor lady is feeling much better. She's lucky to have you taking such...
  61. Re: Basenotes Reader Awards 2015 : Finalists Announced

    l've been wondering this, too.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

    Morning all & a happy Monday!

    Wet & windy here, l'm wearing Flower Market.
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    Re: Roll on - your preference?

    Agreed!

    l personally hate roll-ons as l crave the blast of fragrance that a spray gives me. Plus l was sent a roll-on decant recently that leaked everywhere.

    l have one of Ayala Moriel's...
  64. Re: olfactory senses become learned or omnisensitive?

    The same is true for me. l tend to seek out perfumes containing gardenia notes, for example, but l've found several that l didn't like at all. So just because it's supposed to have gardenia, that...
  65. Re: How do solid fragrances compare to their liquid counterparts?

    l have a solid of Lush's Smuggler's Soul, bought for me as a gift, & l'd much rather have the spray, because the solid really lacks projection & longevity. The spray is much creamier-smelling, too.
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    Re: Perfume as Mood Elevator?

    While any of my fragrances can lift my mood in certain circumstances, l notice it more with some than with others.

    Samsara is a good example; it's the one l reach for after a particularly...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 17th May 2015

    :lolk: How does it compare to Lush's Vanillary? lf you haven't tried that one, you really should! lt's super-rich & sweet, in a good way.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 17th May 2015

    Morning all!

    Narcisse Noir today, modern EDT.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    (((((cello)))))
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    ExtremeK; hmm, l'm intrigued by the combination of both love and horror! Elena sounds lovely, too...

    Capridog; thanks for another awesome pic!

    Velvet Orchid this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    Morning all!

    Off to work in Romantina by Juliette Has a Gun, from my sample.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 15th May 2015

    Roses, congrats to your daughter on a wonderful achievement!

    Rynegne, hope all goes well & painlessly for your special lady!

    RIP B.B. King; the man was & shall remain a total legend.

    Jon,...
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    Wow, l guess one can't ask for more than that! Glad you're enjoying it. :D
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    Re: SOTD Friday 15th May 2015

    Morning all!

    DK Gold today, chosen by foxbins!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    l'm wearing DK Gold today, as chosen by the lovely foxbins! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

    Mine is decided too, Jon! A medicinal merlot sounds just the ticket; consider that my professional opinion. :thumbsup:

    Sahara Noir this wet & miserable evening.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    Today l tried Fleurs de Sel by Miller Harris.

    This opens as a dry, sharply aromatic, antiseptic-smelling vetiver, & the "grass-topped sand dune" vibe suggests that there must be immortelle here,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

    For you l'll pick Antaeus.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

    Poor Jon, feel better soon, mate!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

    My pick for Viffer is Rien lntense lncense for the synch!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

    Hi all,

    Sampling Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel today. Rather too much vetiver for my taste.
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    Re: New Review Features

    Thanks, Grant!
  83. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    lsn't it a shame; they turned that gift wrap into a jacket for him, but they couldn't turn that piece of fabric into a dress for her?
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Exactly! :thumbsup:
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    Thanks, sweetie, so do you! :D l'll go with Eau de Magnolia for you.
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    Re: New Review Features

    Agree with this!

    l also miss having the total number of my own reviews displayed. And l'd prefer a top 50 of prolific reviewers, rather than 20.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    l find it so hard to pick a fragrance for others, especially when they have so many that l love. l'm looking at you, foxbins! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    Thanks artlin, you're welcome! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

    Jasmin Noir this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Thanks N.CAL, l'll need to think about a suggestion for you. Something non-Creed, perhaps? :evil:
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    Thanks for your suggestion, Jon!

    You have so many to choose from, & so many that l love, but l'll narrow it down to Black Orchid, Samsara, Smuggler's Soul, Boutonniere No.7 or Amber Ylang Ylang.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    l'm a little wary of letting others pick my SOTD, especially when l'll be at work, but l'm game enough to be curious as to what might be suggested! So please suggest away, folks. l won't guarantee...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    Today l tried Scent lntense by Costume National.

    This is a dark, dense, woody amber with very low projection and, for me, very little interest. There are subdued hints of fruit & patchouli for the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

    Morning all!

    Capridog; having twice witnessed the solstice dawn at Stonehenge, your pic today brings back some memories for me. :smiley:

    l'm sampling Costume National Scent lntense today. l...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2015

    Hi Pochi, PM me your address & it's yours! :D
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2015

    These are still available, any takers?
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    Re: Freshly cut roses scent

    Paul Smith Rose.

    Malle's Une Rose is the best rose l've ever smelled, but the roses in this one are much more ripe & earthy than freshly-cut. Definitely worth a try, though!
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    Re: Favorite Jasmin

    With this in mind, you might also enjoy the newest flanker, Alien Eau Extraordinaire, which also has the citrus twist up top, & a lighter, crisper feel than the original.

    l love Alien though, so l...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th May 2015

    Time spent brightening my day is time well spent, IMO! ;) Always appreciated, thank you.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    l don't often encounter other people wearing fragrance around me, but when l do, it's usually either something generic & mainstream, or it smells really familiar but l just can't put my finger on it....
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