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  1. Re: What is your staple Spring and Summmer fragrance?

    Short list, until I have more time to think about it:

    Cristalle
    Silences
    Eau d'Hadrian
    Diorissimo (of course!)
    Carven Vetiver
    Cologne Imperiale by Guerlain
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    Re: SotD: Friday 8th February 2013

    Congratulations Lucas! It has been awhile since I was in organic chem. Ah, those lab smells.

    So Sync Fri is our loudest fragrance. I shall have to spritz some Loulou by Cacherel. I love it,...
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    Re: SOTD, Thursday, January 31 2013

    What's with all the SotD postings? Looks like you were here first, tdem!

    Right now I am wearing the notorious Mahora and trying to make up my mind about it. *thinking*
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 26th Jan., 2013

    Mornin', Y'all!
    I'm wearing 100% Love, and feeling glad that we do not have all that snow they're showing on tv.
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    Re: SotD Friday, 25 January 2013

    Am wearing Caron's Nocturnes since early early this am. The Guide gives this a poor rating, but I actually enjoy it. After a shower, I may hit the mall, so I'll wear no scent in order to test a few.
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    Re: Powdery scents?

    Ferre by Ferre. Habinita is very powdery, but fresh?
  7. Re: Is Miss Balmain as Tania S. describes it ?

    The small, older bottle of Miss Balmain which I have is NOT restrained, and is quite leather-y. Much like Bandit, but a bit sharper (or something). The version of Bandit I own is much smoother, not...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 24th Jan 2013

    Mike, I love those smokey notes, too. Enjoy.

    I'm wearing a little Tokyo by Kenzo for my early am walk. Then I'll switch to maybe L'Heure Bleue.
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    Re: Fresh green scents?

    I love Silences by Jacomo. Also Cristalle.

    There is one I've tried by Kenzo that was very fresh/green and I did not buy it at the time. Let's see--I believe it was Parfum d'Ete.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 22 January 2013

    A late hello to all of y'all! I seem to be on a leather kick today. SotD was Bandit, and SotE is Cabochard.

    The beagle in my photo is sick (bronchitis) and I am nursing her.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 13th Jan 2013.

    I am latelatelate today! and it is already night. SotE is Balmain's Miss Balmain.
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    Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    Could I just say "about anything Guerlain" ? Okay, here is a list subject to change.

    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Chamade
    Nahema
    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue
    L'Instant ph
    Vol...
  13. Re: how many samples until you get a headache

    4-5 samples are about my max, too. Interesting that I had the same experience as Diamondflame with the Tobacco Vanille.
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    Re: Synesthesia

    Most of my synesthesia-type events involve sounds rather than smells. This is perhaps because I am a musician. The smells usually involve some sort of memory association.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 30th December 2012

    It has been a busy couple of weeks, with many people in my house. And the computer broke. But additionally I have been wearing very little scent, since some of my guests/family are sensitive to...
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    Re: What did you get for Christmas?

    My gift was having my family with me for the holidays. All of us declared "no gifts" except for the kids, but I still got terrific coffee beans, some chocolates, and a pair of pjs. It was a...
  17. Re: What's going to be your Christmas day SOTD?

    Southerngardens, I LOVE L'Heure Bleue! and hope you have a very Merry Christmas. I'll have to wait and see, but it may be Tocade, which my granddaughter always comments on. If not, I'm thinkin'...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 16th December 2012

    Hello, Basenoters! Haven't been here in awhile and have missed y'all.

    SotD was Casmir by Chopard. Loved it, and had not worn it in some time. SotE is Kenzo Jungle Le Tigre. Smells great with...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, December 1, 2012

    Hello, BNers! I've been away for so long, it seems. Was in NC for 10 days or so, and also had surgery (cataract).

    Today I'm in Chamade, which is wonderful. Good way to start Dec.
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    Re: SoTD Monday 12th Nov 2012

    OK--all this talk is making me crave a leather scent. Today I'll go with Bandit. The Guerlain sounds Fabulous! but I have never had the opportunity. Also, the Chanel is unavailable here. Oh well.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 9th November 2012

    Think I'll join Easyfish with some Moschino. Have a great Fri, Y'all.
  22. Re: La Creme de la creme of the Last Five Years

    I agree that most of the mainstream frags of late are highly forgettable. But like you, david, I cannot afford to get deeply into the niche lines. I did receive a bottle of Petite Robe Noire from...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 6th November 2012

    Happy Election Day. My SotD was Cartier's So Pretty.

    SotE is Bal a Versailles.
  24. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    L'Heure Bleue, for sure. But I love so many of the Guerlains--it's my favorite house.

    Southerngardens, I finally broke down and bought Vol de Nuit. Yes, it is great, but it has no staying power...
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    Re: SotD Saturday, 27th October 2012

    Good Saturday, y'all! I started early this am with Rochas Man, but now it's time for my shower after walking the doggies. Think I'll go with something more Fall-y. The temperature is dropping this...
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    Re: SOTD happy Friday 26th October 2012

    It seems forever since I've been with y'all. Busy and distracting week. And a bit depressing--nothing major. So I'm trying to wear frags that are happy and uplifting. Sometimes I hit it just...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 16th October 2012

    It has definitely been a Mitsouko day.

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    mikeperez,
    I so agree with you on the Habit Rouge. ...
  28. Re: rose leather musk recommendation please

    When I saw the title of this thread, I just had to look. Love those notes. So I'll be following to see what you come up with. I do have Calandre and love it. But they say Rive Gauche is very...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th October 2012

    Hi, Y'all. Been away for a while. It has been one of those weeks. Am wearing Yatagan.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 3rd October, 2012

    SotE is Tocade. Always calming for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 1st October 2012

    Glad to see everybody here! And you all smell divine!

    SotD is Moschino by Moschino, which I love. It always brings a smile. And today is windy/rainy so I can use a smile.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 24th September 2012

    Today it's Dolce Vita. I used to dislike this one, until I figured out I was using too much. This brew is potent!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 18 September 2012

    Wearing YSL Paris from an older sample. Have always said I hate it, but decided to give it another try. Usually I spritz some at Ulta, but as I said, this is from an older batch. And this is...
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    Cinema by YSL, to replace a previous bottle I gave to my daughter. Just can't do without it.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 14. september 2012

    I had sprayed Mitsouko before checking out the Sync Fri. thingie. Even so, I can't think of anything I have that is Africa-themed.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 11 September 2012

    Happy Birthday, Lilybelle!

    Today I'm going light on the fragrance, since I will be teaching children later this afternoon. And they are sometimes sensitive to scent. So I'm wearing Eau de...
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    Re: Cacharel Loulou

    I love Loulou, too. Haven't worn it in awhile (possibly due to the heat of summer), but I may have to wear some today!
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 7 September 2012

    Had to get here to read about what the Fri Sync is. Hmmmm. Guess I'll have to choose between Nocturnes and Diva. Will let you know.
  39. Re: je reviens and norell: classics, but are they really that good?

    I bought a bottle of Norrell unsniffed and have regretted it. It starts out great, which makes me think the reviews are on track, but quickly goes to a very cheap-smelling drydown. I can't help but...
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 6 September 2012

    This gloomy morning I'm wearing Coco Noir, from a sample. I love Coco, and this is nice, but....FB? We'll see.
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    Re: What do you girls think about Yatagan?

    I love Yatagan and wear it often. Don't have any Tea Rose, but that sounds like a great idea.
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    Re: SotD Monday, 3 September 2012

    A rainy day in Alabama, and I am wearing no scent in anticipation of a trip to the mall. Haven't been in awhile and this gives me the opportunity to try some new stuff, or things I've missed.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, 29 August, 2012

    Started the day with L'Instant Pour Homme, which I like better than the women's version.
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    Re: Tuesday 28 August 2012

    Good Luck, Lucasai.

    Am wearing Narcisse Noir and feeling glum. It's pouring rain, and all they talk about on tv is the approaching storm. We'll just get the outer fringes of it. It's New...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday, 27th August 2012

    Such beautiful photos today! Like a travellog/shopping trip.

    Keeping an eye on the Weather Channel today as Isaac approaches. Am wearing Dioressence.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 24 August 2012

    Hi, Y'all! I'm not sure what the Sync Fri. is, and I started the day with Bandit. This afternoon I decided to try Balmain de Balmain again (it has been awhile), and I keep hoping I'll learn to love...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 23 August 2012

    Have a safe trip, PerfumedLady.

    My SotD is Chamade. Usually smells great in the heat of Summer.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, 22 August 2012

    Today it's Guerlain Cologne du 68, which is working for me in the heat of the day. Have been longing for some Opium (the YSL kind, that is), but am afraid to apply when the temp soars. But Fall is...
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    Poll: Re: How do you organize your collection?

    By house, with my favorite houses toward the front.
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    Re: SotD Monday, 20 August 2012

    Hi, BNers! Have just returned from a week at the beach with no computer, where I missed all of you. Sometimes. When I was able to sit down for five minutes. And just be quiet. Lots of commotion...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11, August 2012

    Lillybelle,
    My gardenia bush has been re-blooming this past week, so I am getting my gardenia fix from the real thing.

    SotD has been Lolita Lempicka. I rarely wear this one, because it is...
  52. Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    I want longevity above sillage. In other words, I want to enjoy the scent myself, and if others get a whiff and enjoy it, so much the better. BUT, if I can't get 4 hrs. enjoyment, it frustrates me....
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    Re: Much better longevity in summer

    I'm having difficulty with some frags in this heat--Kenzo L'Elephant sticks like glue and requires two showers to remove. Similarly, Balmain de Balmain can be dangerous. And Rumba. Wait, Rumba is...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, August 9, 2012

    This morning it's Arpege. I'll be at a funeral (playing the organ in a hot choir loft) for a choir member's dad. Maybe the Arpege will last in the heat, but also I have worn it for so many...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 7th August 2012

    Today I'm visiting the Jungle--Kenzo's, that is. In L'Elephant.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th July 2012

    My scent of the morning has been Nocturnes, which for some reason I only enjoy in the early hours. Right now my scent is Henna, which has such an actual "green" and "grassy" smell. After I wash it...
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    Re: SotD, Friday 27th June 2012

    It has been very hectic this week, with family visiting. Sprayed Badgley Mischka before even checking to see what we're doing for Sync Fri. Will be joining with many of you, watching the Opening...
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    Re: Today I Bought - July 2012

    Today I got a backup bottle of a favorite.

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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th July 2012

    Hello, Y'all.
    Am so busy this week with family visiting, that I almost don't have time to spray a SotD. But today I did manage to apply some La Petite Robe Noire.

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    Re: SOTD 21st July 2012

    Started at 5:00 am with Heritage, and now it has worn off. Think I'll go with Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant.

    Have a good weekend, Y'all.
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    Re: Which scents smell like no other?

    I would say Habinita (in a class all its own), Yatagan, and YSL Nu.

    I keep reading about Kingdom, but have yet to experience it. Seems to be a love/hate thing.
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    Re: Silly perfume ingedient lists?

    I rarely read the notes--it can just confuse me. Now I'm gonna pay close attention. This is hilarious! But I actually prefer the poetic ones (the woods in evening) to things that they list and...
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    Re: Your top 10 for this summer?

    Okay, let's see.
    Habit Rouge
    Calandre
    Carven Vetiver
    Bandit
    Belodgia
    Cristalle
    Eau Sauvage
    Eau d'Hadrian
    Roma
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    Re: Sotd, thursday 19.july 2012

    Am trying Keiko Mecheri Taomine from a sample. Starts out good, but let's see how it developes.
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    Re: Favorite Rainy Day Perfumes?

    Mitsouko is great in the rain for me.

    Also, in winter rain I like Ferre and Arpege.
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 14th July 2012

    Jon Rogers! Those photos are awesome! I love hawks, and used to have a family of them that nested every year in my yard. Yes, they kill other birds, but that's Nature.

    Today is beginning with...
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    Re: SoTD Saturday 8, July 2012

    This morning I'm testing SL Miel de Bois from a sample from a most generous BNer. Applied and then walked a mile with my doggies. In this heat. Well well. This scent reminds me of log cabins I...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 6 July 2012

    Lucasai, the Cologne du 68 smells tempting (and I do enjoy it in the hot weather), but I'm going with my recent purchase and current obsession--Eau Sauvage.

    Larimar, have a wonderful vacation!
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 5th July 2012

    SotMorning is Jolie Madame. Haven't yet decided on the next scent.
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    Re: SotD Sunday, July 1st 2012

    I wore Casmir (Chopard) this morning, which smelled quite wonderful, even in the heat of the choir loft.

    This afternoon I'm wearing Rochas Man and staying in the air conditioning.
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    Re: Sotd: Saturday, June 30, 2012

    Congratultions, lucasai! Wonderful news!

    Quarry, thanks for the photo tour.

    Joe, good luck with your annual Pride Parade, and I hope you don't collapse in this heat!

    It's 105 degrees here,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th June, 2012.

    Welcome, Astrud!

    Lucasai, good luck with the presentation. Brings back memories of my daughter's presentation for her graduate work not so long ago. She was very nervous, but it went well.
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 23 June 2012

    Wore EL Youth Dew this morning to church --it goes well with all the incense.
    Now I'm wearing Caron 3eme Homme, and it's giving me a happy vibe.

    Mimi, The lasagna smells wonderful! Can't wait...
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    Re: Sotd Saturday 23 June 2012

    Devilcat, glad to hear your kitty is better. Our pets are really part of the family, and I panic when one of the doggies is sick.

    Happy Birthday to CPB!

    It is so hot today that nothing lasts...
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    Re: Feminine/Masculine Changlings

    I love Yatagan, which is marketed to men. And there are several other so-called masculines which I wear. But there are a few that seem just too - baritone - for me. (As a musician, I tend to think...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 22 June 2012

    Finally can sign on to BN! This afternoon I wore Insense by Givenchy. I always enjoy it when I wear it, but usually I refrain. Why? Don't know. It does have something unusual about it.
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    Re: SOTD, Thursday, 21 june 2012

    Hello, Y'all.

    Just returned from North Carolina,(where I did not take anything with me frag=wise except Eau d'Hadrian) and am wearing Vetiver by Carven for the evening.
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    Re: L'Occitane lavender

    Tobbe,
    I was in L'Occitane just yesterday for the first time. Yes, they had a lavender, which was okay. But I think there was a masculine scent that had predominantly lavender. Can't remember...
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    Re: SotD Saturday, 9th June 2012

    lilybelle, what an enjoyable afternoon! I've been in a butterfly house only once, but remember how amazing it was.

    wooznib, another fantastic photo!

    I'm spending the day preparing for a trip...
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    Re: SOTD - Friday, 8 June, 2012

    Happy Birthday, tdem! All those cakes look yummy!

    I'm off to Sephora this morning, so I am not yet wearing scent. May also hit our Saks (it's smaller than their regular stores, but has the best...
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 7 June 2012

    Good Morning, Y'all, and thanks Larimar for the reviews.

    Started the day with Caron's Bellogia, but as the day heats up I'll go with something lighter. Am enjoying it a lot for the moment.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    Bought a bottle of Carven Vetiver, and I like it very much. Not very strong, but very summer-y.

    Also got minis of Madame Rochas (I have a fb, but this seems to be older and smells divine! Wish I...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 6 June 2012

    Larimar, that photo is wonderful! It's calling out to me to go with either the Jicky or Caron Pour un Homme. Hummm.
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    Re: SotD Monday, 4 June 2012

    It is a storming/rainy day here, and I'm wearing Dolce Vita, which seems to go well with the weather.
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    Re: SoTD: Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Jon and Wooznib --Again with the gorgeous photos! Thanks.

    Today I started with Caron Pour un Homme, which I love, and that was real, real early this morning. After my walk and shower (you notice...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 29 May 2012

    It's gonna be a hot one today--in the 90's. And I'm wearing Balenciaga's Rumba. Yes, it's big and loud, but it's also happy, and I need a dose of happy.
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    Re: SotD May 26th Quarry Day 2012

    Quarry! Happy, happy Birthday, and thank you for the beautiful photo. I can almost smell it.

    Wooznib, Beautiful cactus bloom.

    Just returned from a trip to the perfume counter at the mall, and...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 25 May 2012

    Finally got to the computer! Today I'm wearing Scherrer by Scherrer and it smells wonderful. Didn't read the Fri. sync first, but that's okay, because I don't recall having any pink stuff. No,...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 22 May 2012

    Happy Birthday, Gandhajala!

    The cakes all look delicious, even more so since I am taking a break from sweets.

    Started the day with Guerlain's L'Instant Pour Homme, which I prefer over the...
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    Re: SotD, Monday 21th of May 2012

    It's a stressful day for me. This evening is my piano recital with my students. So I'm baking refreshments and printing out programs. I always say, if we get through this and nobody cries, it has...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 18th 2012

    tdem--My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    lillybelle--Have a safe trip.

    evangeline and robin--It is surely Summer in the South, and I love those summer rains, too.

    I'm really not much of a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 17th, 2012

    Hedonist--Those flowers are incredible!

    Wooznib--Another beautiful plant!

    There seem to be a lot of citrus smells in the air today. I have sprayed Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant , rather lightly. It...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 16 May 2012

    Evangeline and wooznib, the gardenias are beautiful. Mine just started blooming, which is a little late here. I love gardenias so much, that that may be the reason I'm not crazy about gardenia...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 15 May 2012

    Hello, Basenoters! Have not been here for awhile, and it's good to be back.

    Today it's Paco Rabanne Metal, which I am very drawn to.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 3rd May 2012

    Haven't decided what to wear today. It's raining, a nice spring rain, and I'm not sure if I want a scent to spice things up, or a scent to go with the rain. I would love some lavender, but since my...
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 26 April 2012

    For some reason I put on Lolita Lempicka early this morning. And after my shower, if that washes the LL away (it has a tendency to last forever), I'm probably going to go with Bandit again. Love...
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    Re: Recommendations for a boozy rose scent

    I second Nahema. Also, what about Diva?
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 24 April 2012

    Evangeline, I nearly went with the Metal this morning, but grabbed the Calandre instead. Love them both.
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    Re: Today I Bought - April 2012

    Bandit! And it is as good as rumored.
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 19 April 2012

    Kind BNers:
    Sorry for the double post, but I was getting funny messages. And I ain't ezactly the most technically advanced person on this thread!
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