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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th August, 2020

    Happy Birthday to Mr Lark! :birthdays:

    Still incredibly hot & humid here. The sun came out, but l mostly stayed under the beach umbrella today. After a cool shower, l needed Philosykos again this...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th August, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    l have the weekend off, & it's still very hot & humid here. Cloudy too, but l'm still going to spend the rest of the afternoon on the sunlounger. l might even manage a nap, not...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th August, 2020

    khanada, l would love to read your reviews! Perhaps it's worth sending a PM to Grant to find out what happened to them? l can't imagine that they would offend anybody.

    ln the meantime, you are of...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th August, 2020

    Thanks for all the cooling wishes, folks! Hopefully they'll kick in soon. ln the meantime l am indeed enjoying ice-cold rose wine & cuddling my frozen (instead of hot!) water bottle.

    lt turned...
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    Re: Lemongrass

    l don't know if it's still in production, but Lush/Gorilla Perfumes had one called 25:43, launched in 2016, that had a prominent lemongrass note.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th August, 2020

    Morning all!

    l'll be trying to keep my cool while sort-of-synching in Eau du Sud today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Shalimar is the classic oriental, but your other choices would fit, l think! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th August, 2020

    Wise words, khanada! l think many of us feel guilty if we're not doing something, but recharging is essential in preventing burnout.

    Sunnyfunny, what book are you reading?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yay, thanks Cook.bot! l feel validated. :o
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    Re: Site downtime 14th August

    Thanks for the heads up Grant, stay safe & well!
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    Re: My tuberose is blooming!

    No, l've never seen or smelled a real tuberose, although l'd love to!

    l've smelled real gardenias & jasmine, mostly in Greece, & that scent is to die for.

    We had a honeysuckle in the garden...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l'm not really a chypre girl, so with apologies to Cook.bot l'll be wearing a "modern chypre" tomorrow: Goutal's Eau du Sud. lt does have bergamot & oakmoss, but no labdanum, & is probably best...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th August, 2020

    Thanks, Shycat! :smiley:

    Lovely post, jujy.

    lt reached 30 degrees C here this afternoon, & l'm really not enjoying the heat like l used to. Anything above about 26 is too much for me these...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th August, 2020

    Thanks, ComDiva! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th August, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's grey & damp here, but warm & muggy. Un Matin d'Orage EDT it is, for a long shift today.
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    Re: My tuberose is blooming!

    Wonderful Kotori, congrats! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th August, 2020

    Thanks, khanada! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th August, 2020

    Not really ice cream, but very much like pistachios! Nutty, yummy & not too sweet.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th August, 2020

    Thanks, Q! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Thanks, freewheelin'! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th August, 2020

    Thanks HoP, lne, kewart & Trilby! :)

    Manipur by Neil Morris this evening, from my sample. lt's not in the Directory, but it's fabulous, & it seems to show me a different aspect of its character...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th August, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    l have the day off to enjoy some pottering, in Pistachio lce Cream by Demeter.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Thanks dora, ExtremeK & ClockworkAlice! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Thanks, Sunnyfunny! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Thanks foxbins, piney & CapriDog! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Thanks, Jon & N.CAL! :o
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Good to know l'm not alone in this, Jon! :beer:

    Soliflore Gardenia this evening.
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    Re: The scent of sun-kissed skin?

    Bronze Goddess.
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    Re: For the love of powerhouse perfumes

    Another fan of Fracas & Alien here! :thumbsup:

    l'll add Black Orchid to the list.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Jon, that sounds like a dream indeed! The swifts have finally departed south, & l'm missing them already.

    ls it wrong to say l kind of miss lockdown as well? l so enjoyed the peace & quiet, the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th August, 2020

    Morning all!

    Narciso EDP today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd August, 2020

    Happy Anniversary to your parents, Jon! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd August, 2020

    Morning all!

    Seville a l'Aube for a long shift today.
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    Re: Is there a word for...

    Fresh, humid, radiant?
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2020

    Great, do join us in the August thread, Prince! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd August, 2020

    Happy Birthday, ClaireV! :birthdays:

    Congrats on your milestone, 24 Faubourg! :beer:

    Monyette Paris this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd August, 2020

    Morning all!

    Off to work in Carnal Flower, as l needed something special to get me moving today. And it's almost a year since l last wore it! :shocked:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    Thanks, Jon! :D

    We feasted on home-delivered Chinese food this evening for the first time in six months, so there are a couple of bulging waistlines here, too. :tongue:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    lt's a little cooler here today with some heavy grey cloud cover.

    We're getting ready for the first proper (i.e. non-friendly) Rangers game of the season here, & excitement is mounting.

    l'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    :grin::thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    lt's now been 16 months since l last requested perfumes to be added, & l'm still waiting. These were fairly recent releases at the time as well, not obscure or vintage.

    l'm really starting to...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st August, 2020

    :lolk: Hope your lunch is fiendishly good, Jon!

    l also despise the constant obsession some people have with their smart phones. On my walk to & from work l see them walking along looking down at...
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    Sample of the Day - August 2020

    Thanks to all of you who contributed to last month's thread! l look forward to reading more of your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks. l'll be back here soon myself as well, of...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2020

    Thanks so much for all your contributions this month, everyone! l've enjoyed reading them.

    Off to start the August thread now...:smiley:
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    Re: Most worn in July 2020

    3 x OSA

    2 x Allure, Flower Market, Narciso, Soliflore Gardenia, Seville a l'Aube, Golden Paradise, Tuberose Diabolique, Orange Flowers & Santal du Pacifique

    1 x Ashoka, Soliflore Wisteria,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st July, 2020

    Thanks ExtremeK, Shycat & foxbins! :D
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    lt had to be OSA this evening, for the beautiful ylang ylang note. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st July, 2020

    Thanks, tdem!

    Cook.bot, l still have my old Nokia if that's any consolation. l'm thinking l might need to join the 21st century soon, though. :rolleyesold:

    lt's been a lovely day in the garden...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Jon, enjoy your well-deserved break, you smell fab!

    l have two days off, & l'll be doing a bit of gardening today before flaking out on the sunlounger. :coolold:

    Synching in...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Lots of choices for me this week, as this is one of my favourite categories! :D

    l'm going with Aloha Tiare for this hot sunny day, & l'll switch to something else for the evening...

    Enjoy your...
  51. Re: Fragrances that are raunchy, skanky, or animalic?

    Surprised no one has mentioned Marlou's 50ml d'Ambiguite. The only thing l've tried that was filthier than Salome, it's a massive wall of castoreum & costus, with the emphasis on unwashed hair. Too...
  52. Re: Shopping for perfumes VS wearing your perfumes

    Count me in as another who doesn't particularly enjoy testing instore. As an introvert, social interaction with pushy SAs is an effort & makes me very self-conscious.

    What l really enjoy is...
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Same here.

    l tried Eau de Nyonya while they were still offering samples & loved it, but l missed the boat on Mayura, which l'm sure l would have loved too.

    Some of the newer ones sound...
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    Re: Fragrance Storage

    Same here. lf you're going to cover them anyway, why not keep them in a trunk, drawer or cupboard?
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    Blind-buying can be fun, but you really need to do your research before, not after! ;)

    l'm generally turned off by berry fruits, lavender & vetiver, but l can tolerate them if they're well-blended...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum 2020

    l adore Black Orchid, although l don't wear it often as l have to be in the right mood for it. And no, l don't overspray.

    l probably wouldn't shell out the big bucks for the parfum, but l'd be...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th July, 2020

    Thanks, Q! lt did, but l'm really tired now. Thinking of turning in early, & looking forward to two days off! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th July, 2020

    lt's been a crappy day at work, & it's hotting up here, so l'm enjoying an early wine o'clock in Eau du Sud.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Montale's Orange Flowers for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th July, 2020

    Glad you enjoyed your date, jujy!

    Stella this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Crystal Flowers for my late shift today.
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    This, surely!

    But if l had to choose, probably Samsara.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    l enjoyed reading your impressions yellowtone, good job! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th July, 2020

    Soliflore Gardenia this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th July, 2020

    Morning all, & a Happy Anniversary to the hednics! :beer:

    Narciso EDP for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th July, 2020

    Good luck, jujy! l completely get not wanting to disrupt your contentment, but it means you can afford to be picky. :thumbsup:

    Draining my sample of Santal du Pacifique this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's cool, wet & windy here, too. l have another day off, l need to do a little shopping but l'll mostly be staying indoors today.

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of Gardenia...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th July, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    We're going out for lunch again today, at our local Santo Lounge where you don't have to book ahead, & hopefully we won't have to queue. lt's cloudy here but we'll be eating inside,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th July, 2020

    Afternoon all, & Happy BN-iversary, Hazel! :beer:

    ClockworkAlice, that sounds like a wonderful week. And tdem, your day out sounds perfect, too.

    kewart, hope your al fresco lunch wasn't too...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Yay! :2vrolijk_08: Looking forward to your thoughts, yellowtone!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th July, 2020

    Couldn't have put it better myself. :thumbsup: Big healing hugs to you, Q!

    Jon, sorry about your shitty week, but l'm sure you'll join me in a medicinal glass or three this evening. :beer:
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    This evening l'm scenting my favourite TV historian & expert on ancient civilisations, Professor Bettany Hughes, with Ancient Resins by Aftelier.

    To say l have a massive girl crush on this lady...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Synching in Greek Keys for another long shift today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    You're welcome, knit! :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Of course, "celebrity" doesn't have to mean anyone from modern media culture. lt could mean your favourite writer, artist, scientist, etc., etc.

    Since l've already made my choice for tomorrow,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd July, 2020

    Congrats Sunnyfunny & N.CAL on your milestones! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Brasil Dream for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020

    Finally draining my little bottle of Tuberose Diabolique perfume oil, sent to me eight years ago by the much-missed mimigardenia. Thinking of you mimi, wherever you are! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020

    Smells good to me! ;)

    Another news avoider here. l do a quick skim of the BBC news online every couple of days, but purposely avoid watching it on TV. l'm much happier that way.

    Hugs to HoP &...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2020

    Lilylang by Sylvaine Delacourte:

    This opens with bergamot, pink pepper & a white floral accord laid over a lot of white musk. l don't get any lime or mandarin. lt quickly goes from crisp & clean...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Posted the package to yellowtone this morning. Hopefully it'll get there with no hiccups this time, fingers crossed!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020

    Morning all!

    l have a day off, & the sun is shining. Trying my sample of Lilylang by Sylvaine Delacourte today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st July, 2020

    Morning all!

    Robin, wishing you every happiness in your new home!

    Montale's Orange Flowers for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th July, 2020

    Happy BN-iversary, donna! :beer:

    Tuberose Diabolique this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    l'm off back to work today in Seville a l'Aube.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    As oudaddict has apparently declined, l've been in contact with yellowtone, & will be posting the package to her this week.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    ExtremeK, thanks! l totally forgot that l asked you that. :rolleyesold: lt sounds a little like Anne Pliska, have you tried that one?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    Thanks lne, tdem & HoP! Lunch was wonderful, & we had the beer garden all to ourselves because it was cloudy, & everyone else wanted to sit inside. :vrolijk_1: And no dishes to wash! lt felt slightly...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL & kewart! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    Thanks, CuddleCat! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th July, 2020

    Morning all!

    We have a table booked at a country pub for an early Sunday lunch today (the later slots were all booked up over a week ago), & it'll be the first time we've gone out together since...
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    Re: Significant other appreciation post!

    ln the ten+ years we've been together, Mr teardrop has gone from finding my interest in perfume a bit strange, to acceptance & even indulgence. He buys me the occasional bottle from my wishlist or...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

    Congrats freewheelin' on your milestone! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

    Forgot to post my SOTD earlier! :rolleyesold: Tropical Lagoon it is.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th July, 2020

    Jon, that's fantastic news! :thumbsup: Mr teardrop & l send hearty congrats to you & your team. We'll be raising a glass in your general direction later. :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Forgot to post here last night but l wore OSA by Note di Profumum, a beautiful & radiant ylang ylang fragrance. Wearing it is like being showered with white & yellow petals tumbling straight from a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th July, 2020

    Good to see more Journey Woman fans here! :smiley: lt didn't seem to get a lot of love when it was released, but l adored it. l used up my decant some time ago, but l'd consider getting another...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th July, 2020

    Sorted out some more stuff for the charity shop today, & there's just a couple more drawers to go through. Spent the gloriously warm & sunny afternoon on the sunlounger, & now l'm showered & wearing...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2020

    Champaca Supercritique by Les Eaux Primordiales:

    Again, the notes list for this one seems to vary depending on where you look:

    Basenotes: blackcurrant, jasmine, champaca, labdanum.
    ...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    This to me is a thing of beauty. Lovely shelves where everything fits perfectly, & great organisational skills on display here. Thanks for sharing this! :smiley:
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