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    Re: Best of Farmacia S.S

    +1 for Ambra Nera; an outstanding amber that doesn't get talked about much here.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 2nd August 2015

    Afternoon all, & a happy anniversary to Jon's parents!

    ExtremeK; l look forward to reading your thoughts on Hippie. l will be returning to the Neil Morris thread myself later this week. The...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 1st August 2015

    Afternoon, all!

    Welcome to basenotes, Grace Violet!

    Jasmin Noir today.
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    Re: Byredo favorites

    La Tulipe lasts around seven hours on me, & projects beautifully.
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    Re: Most worn in July 2015

    3 x Eau du Sud, Brasil Dream & Seville a l'Aube.

    2 x Virgin lsland Water, Monyette Paris, Premier Figuier Extreme, Narciso, Jasmin Noir, lntimate Gardenia, Mademoiselle Piguet, Set Sail St Barts,...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 31st July 2015

    :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays: Happy birthday, dear cello! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:

    shades; enjoy your well-deserved time off!

    foxbins, have a great vacation!

    Reapplied...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    l've gone for Guerlain with Terracotta Le Parfum today, especially fitting as this is named for their Terracotta make up range, & it's perfect for a sunny day like today.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 31st July 2015

    Morning all & a happy Friday! :smiley:

    Synching in Terracotta Le Parfum today.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th July 2015

    Draining my sample of ELd'O Cologne this evening.
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    Re: Byredo favorites

    La Tulipe is my favourite, too; a beautiful fresh spring floral.
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    Me too Zephyr, l can hardly bear to think about it. :sad:

    Hope you get well soon!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Seville a l'Aube today.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Narciso today, layered with the body lotion.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Yes, as well as Dior, YSL, Guerlain, Tom Ford, even Lush or Body Shop... Quite a bit of scope here, l think!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th July 2015

    Oh please do, foxbins! l found TC pretty tame, but this one has a much more powerfully challenging opening with lots of wintergreen, & a wonderfully creamy, narcotic tuberose that lasts & lasts. l...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th July 2015

    NOT!!! :angry: You're right though Jon, the school holidays have only just started & it seems like summer is already over! He he, the poor little darlings.:evil: There is a definite autumnal feel in...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th July 2015

    Treazon by Ayala Moriel this evening, from my sample. This is awesome stuff; like Tubereuse Criminelle but a hundred times better!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Acqua di Gioia today.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th July 2015

    Morning all!

    A cool morning here with a mixture of sunshine, showers & strong breezes. l'm wearing Crystal Flowers today.
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    Re: Decants vs vials vs samples vs splts...

    Vial = small glass or plastic container.

    Vile = something nasty or disgusting. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Perfume Oils - favorites and why?

    Ayala Moriel's perfume oils are worth checking out; they're expensive, but very high quality blends. She offers a variety of sample sets on her website.

    (Not affiliated, just a satisfied customer)...
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    Re: Advice on citrus scents

    Welcome to basenotes, hollysinc!

    You might enjoy Annick Goutal Eau du Sud, or Ninfeo Mio which is more intensely green.
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    Re: Tuberose and white floral for man

    Boutonniere No.7 by Arquiste.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26th July 2015

    Afternoon all!

    Similar weather patterns here, Jon, but it sounds like you're having a perfect weekend! l've emerged from another long lie-in to find chilly winds & rain here too, but we're still...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th July 2015

    Hugs back to you, (((PerfumedLady)))!

    After a relaxing soak in the bath, l'm now refreshed & scented in the last of my Laura Mercier Tarte au Citron body cream, & Eau de Shalimar. Lemon custard...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th July 2015

    Afternoon all!

    l'm not even showered or dressed yet, let alone scented, still recovering from the week, but just wanted to send out a big hug to (((((shades))))). Have you made a decision about...
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    FrouFrou; all those beautiful Coty gift sets look amazing! l wonder if there's someone out there who has a collection of those?
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th July 2015

    Posting late, tired & emotional after a very long day & a long week. Sticking with Lauder, while attempting to counteract the dismal grey skies & pouring rain, with Bronze Goddess this evening. lt...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Synching in Brasil Dream today.
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    Knit; l too think immediately of the tropics when l think "exotic".

    So l've gone for Lauder's Brasil Dream today. The very name sounds exotic to me, & this creamy combination of white flowers,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd July 2015

    Feel better soon, Robin! l concur with Jon on this one. :thumbsup:

    Jasmin Noir this evening.
  32. Thread: Coconut

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    Re: Coconut

    Montale lntense Tiare is the one you want.

    And Perfect Coconut by Sarah Horowitz is highly recommended.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd July 2015

    Morning all!

    ELd'O Cologne today, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd July 2015

    Thanks, PerfumedLady! Nice to see the distinction described in such detail. Of course, now l need to try both versions...;)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd July 2015

    PerfumedLady; what would you say is the main difference between the Madagascan & the Mexican varieties of vanilla?

    Sticking with Goutal in Ninfeo Mio this evening.
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    Poll: Re: Fig, Fig and Fig...Which one is for you?

    l have tried three of these; the L'Artisan, the Diptyque & the Goutal.

    Philosykos wins hands down for me; l love its cool, leafy quality, & the longevity is superior to the L'Artisan.

    l own a...
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    l've been wondering what we mean by "exotic", too. l guess it depends on where you live. What seems exotic to me might not be so to someone who lives in, say, the far east for example. And vice...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd July 2015

    Morning all!

    Finishing my sample of Eau du Sud today.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st July 2015

    Thanks, Kiliwia; l looked there more than once, but couldn't find it! l'll try again...

    ((((Jon)))) l feel your pain.

    Cooling off after a long & tiring day with Aloha Tiare.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st July 2015

    Morning all!

    Back to work this fine morning in Eau du Sud, from my sample.

    N.CAL; l always wanted to try the "Madagascar" version, but couldn't find a sample, or a tester, anywhere.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th July 2015

    Managed to get the gardening chores done despite the very light drizzle today.

    Now showered & wearing Ava Luxe Tuberose Diabolique for this evening; from a 5ml sample sent to me long ago by dear...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Today l'm wearing Rumi.

    This one is the most linear of those l've tried so far, being mainly woods, amber & patchouli from top to base. The patchouli fades a little after two hours, transitioning...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Regarding Shalimar; of the current versions l have only tried the EDP; l bought a bottle & then sold it, because the bergamot was so strong it felt like it was burning my nose, plus...
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    Re: Mugler launches Alien Oud Majestueux

    lnteresting, thanks for the heads up, furrypine!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19th July 2015

    Mmmm, you can pass some of that cheese & wine this way, please! :p

    Terracotta le Parfum this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19th July 2015

    Afternoon all,

    Off out for Sunday lunch in Alien today, after a blissfully long lie-in. :coolold:
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    Re: Brand new here...

    Welcome to basenotes, SF Lady!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th July 2015

    Finally l have a couple of days off to look forward to; it's been a long week!

    Celebrating with two fruity little numbers; a glass of chilled rose, & the last of my sample of Bombay Bling. :D
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th July 2015

    Morning all!

    At last the sun is out! Unfortunately l'm working today. Compensating for that fact with Virgin lsland Water.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th July 2015

    Synching this evening after a busy day in Set Sail St Barts.
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    Synching with Set Sail St Barts for Women by Tommy Bahama this evening. For me this is the epitome of cheap & cheerful, refreshing citrussy goodness.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    l have a few options here;

    Set Sail St Barts for Women
    Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle by Lucy B
    Hawaiian White Ginger by Avon; a vintage bottle from the 60s/70s but dirt cheap in its day....
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th July 2015

    Morning all!

    l'll try to synch this evening too, but for now l'm finishing my sample of Premier Figuier.
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Thanks Jon, ComDiva & ExtremeK! :D

    ComDiva; how lucky you are to have such easy access to this line! And somehow you just know from looking at his photo that Neil is a really nice guy, it's good...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th July 2015

    l think l can imagine pretty much what it was! ;) The humidity here has been even worse today, but at least we had a better day at work.

    CSP Tiare again this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Seville a l'Aube again today.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th July 2015

    Thank goodness! lt's making me (and a few other people) cranky & tired. Thank you for the ray of hope! :kiss:
  58. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    Ah, l get it.

    Seems a lot of people didn't, though. :rolleyesold:
  59. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Regarding tea, Tetleys is the only one for me.

    And Scottish shortbread is the best!!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th July 2015

    Yay, Mimi! :vrolijk_26::kiss:

    Cropping ears sounds very cruel to me.

    After a stressful day, l'm continuing the orange blossom theme in Seville a l'Aube.

    Getting heartily sick of the leaden...
  61. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    Grant, l'm confused by your opening post. ls it a joke? Won't this detract from having a real discussion, if people aren't encouraged to explain why they love or hate a particular house?

    l...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Mademoiselle Piguet for work today, from my sample.
  63. Re: Wedding Gift for my Fiancé! Need your suggestions please!

    Off the top of my head, l'm thinking Narciso for warm weather, (the one in the elegant white bottle) & Samsara for cooler weather.

    For the more luxurious scent, my first thought is Frederic Malle,...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    l've been wearing Prowl today.

    This one has a spicy-woody opening, with black pepper & perhaps some clove, lasting for a good hour before a darkly indolic jasmine comes through in the heart. This...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th July 2015

    :lolk:

    :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays: Happy birthday, Viffer! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th July 2015

    PerfumedLady is right, l do that a lot & it does seem to work!
  67. Re: Can anyone help me identify this mystery fragrance, please?

    You're most welcome! l'm so happy that for once l could help answer a "mystery bottle" question. :D
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Sampling Neil Morris Prowl today, much to Jon's delight, l'm sure! ;) lmpressions to be posted in the Neil Morris thread later....
  69. Re: Can anyone help me identify this mystery fragrance, please?

    Found it! lt's Charisma by Avon, launched in 1968. lt gets some rave reviews on Fragrantica, & many compare it favourably to Chanel's Coco.
    ...
  70. Thread: Off-Topic

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    My username is actually based on an eighties band called The Teardrop Explodes, but l do like that Massive Attack song, too!
  71. Re: Can anyone help me identify this mystery fragrance, please?

    There is something familiar about that design. l have a feeling it's by Avon, from the seventies, but l can't think of the name right now.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th July 2015

    So am l. For me Samsara is all jasmine & sandalwood, while Shalimar is bergamot & vanilla. lnteresting how differently we can all interpret things, isn't it?
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th July 2015

    Erin, don't throw in the towel just yet, you might wear him down eventually. Mr teardrop is still far from what you'd call a perfumisto, but he's far more accepting & understanding of my perfume...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    :lolk: Ok Jon, l can take a hint!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Brightening this gloomy Monday with Premiere Figuier Extreme; the last of my sample.

    As for your question N.CAL, l would say Shalimar is possibly slightly ​more unisex, but only...
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Thanks for posting your thoughts, cello! :)

    l will be testing another one on my day off tomorrow, l just haven't decided which one yet.

    BTW, l wore lntimate Gardenia again for work this...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 12th July 2015

    lt's turned cool, wet & windy here today. l'm draining my sample of Robert Piguet Gardenia this evening.
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    Re: Who watches Hannibal on nbc?

    The book is called Perfume; The Story of a Murderer, by Patrick Suskind. Recommended reading if you enjoy the macabre.

    The current season of Hannibal has got a bit too arty-farty IMO, way too much...
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    Re: Floral fragrance, reccomendation needed!

    Welcome to basenotes, Mina!

    l highly recommend trying Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, & Frederic Malle Carnal Flower; two of the most beautiful florals l've encountered.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 12th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Acqua di Gioia for work today.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th July 2015

    Jasmin Full this evening.
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    Re: Smokey marshmallow

    Vanillary by Lush/Gorilla Perfumes.
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    Re: fragrance recommendation

    Welcome to basenotes, amyg!

    For "youthful, happy & fresh", l recommend Mademoiselle Piguet; a lovely orange blossom with a little sweetness.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th July 2015

    Wearing lntimate Gardenia again, for work today. Have a great weekend, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th July 2015

    Congratulations Primrose, Jon & N.CAL on your milestones! :beer:

    Count me in as a huge fan of Samsara! l own vintage EDT & EDP as well as modern EDP. Love them all.

    Jon; l'm not much of a...
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    Jon; wine tours are more my speed, too! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    Une Rose is a must-try!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th July 2015

    lt's muggy here this evening, so l've switched back to a refreshing summer fragrance with Set Sail St Barts.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Synching in Full lncense today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    lt's set to be a warm day here too, so l chickened out of wearing one of my heavier orientals. However l don't normally wear incense fragrances in summer either, so l've gone for Montale's Full...
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    Re: Classic Fragrances - Best Reformulations

    l think the current version of Samsara meets your criteria. Have you smelled the original?
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    Re: Is Samsara still good?

    Thanks, Claire! You can guarantee l'll never let a Samsara thread pass without comment. ;)
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    Re: Is Samsara still good?

    l really enjoy the current EDP, but the vintage is worth trying for the full, creamy sandalwood experience. lt does pop up on ebay now & then.
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    Re: Woody fragrances for women under $100

    l suggested it in the other thread but l'll say it again; Smuggler's Soul by Gorilla Perfumes at Lush.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th July 2015

    Vernona; have a wonderful trip!

    Monyette Paris this evening.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th July 2015

    Morning all!

    Mademoiselle Piguet for work today, from my sample.
  97. Re: Wisteria, Peony, and Osmanthus recommendations

    For osmanthus, l recommend Amouage Journey Woman.
  98. Re: what is your #creed #favourite #fragrance ?

    l loved Jasmin lmperatrice Eugenie, but the only one l've bought is Virgin lsland Water.
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    Re: Let's talk about Neil Morris

    Then you're ok with me, hun! :thumbsup: l look forward to reading your impressions.

    l just got up, & l'm still getting animalic whiffs off my arm, 22 hours after application. That's outstanding...
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    lt happened today; Midnight Tryst by Neil Morris. Fabulous!
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