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    Re: All about making scented candles...

    Diana, I am just starting out with candlemaking and I have read on candle maker boards that it's an art to make a scented candle in respect to what temperature to min in the f.oil, what type of wax,...
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    Re: My very first scented candle

    It would be fun to make candles with good scent raw materials such as ess.oils and absolutes, resins etc. For now I buy f.oils from Save on Scent to experiment with. It's the only company I've found...
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    Re: All about making scented candles...

    I've just made my two first scented candles, I live in Norway and there is not a lot of options for fragrance oils in the stores, so I buy them from Save on Scent. The wax I buy at Panduro, it's a...
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    Re: SotD 1 July -08

    Ciara 80%...it's nice in a "perfumy" way, can't complain about sillage with this one! :)

    Happy July, the summer is cold and rainy up here, no need for summery perfumes!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 24 June

    MAX MARA edp. The top notes are delicious, I have a hard time describing them, it reminds me a bit of Lolita Lempicka.

    But the drydown is nothing to write home about...it's flat.
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    Re: June Purchases ?

    I have been a very good girl for the last 6 months, being happy with what I allready have.

    But couldn't resist Ombre Rose edt and bodylotion as Fragrancex has free international shipping this...
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    Re: SotD Monday 23 June

    J' ADORE pure parfum and lotion on this chilly rainy midsommer night.

    It's very weak for a parfum, I was a bit disappointed when my D.H gave me this for my birthday last year, I'm not really a...
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    Re: SotD Monday 16 June

    The weather is cold and rainy,so Vetiver Oriental seemed a good choice today.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 14 June

    Y VINTAGE EDT.

    Have a nice weekend :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 11 June

    Feuillage Mouillé ( wet leaves) from Blanc d'Ivoire. Meant as a roomspray, but works well on clothes too.
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 May

    Happy Birthday Quarry! :)

    L' Air du temps edp.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 25 May

    Molinard de Molinard bodylotion and Edt, it has become one of my favorites.

    Haven't been so obsessed with fragrances lately, life has been busy with other things the last year.
    So I haven't...
  13. Re: please don't throw anything at me, other than suggestions..for I bruise easily..

    Boss Femme
    Bulgari Omnia crystalline
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 February

    NEONATURA INSPIRATION from YR...smells just like clementines/mandarines.
    Really a pickmeup...! Satsuma gel and bodycreme from The bodyshop enhances the orangey aspect, sgueezy fresh...! :)
  15. Thread: Soapy scents

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    Re: Soapy scents

    Jessica McClintock no 3...my "stepped out of the shower scent" when I'm at dutyworking as a nurse, very clean soapy scent.
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    Re: Sniffing in France!

    Oh, wish I was there too...:)

    I got the iris Noir before christmas here in Norway, the lotion and the edp.
    A little too brash and almost masculin is my impression, I don't reach for it as often...
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    Re: TGIF! Sotd Friday 25 January

    YR IRIS NOIR.

    Not so good as the other two from the secret d'essence line, but it it is growing on me.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 24 January

    The wonderful ALMA DI ALMA FROM MADINI - a cousin of Must de Cartier and Angelique Encens.

    It stays with you all day, and cut's through the smell of oil painting and white spirit; I've spent all...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 22 January

    Gucci edp.....yummi!
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    Re: Sotd monday 21 January

    The very last drops of OMBRE ROSE.

    I will miss this one, didn't like it much at first, now it's on my wishlist. :)

    Have a good monday, lot's of snow here now, beautiful!
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    Re: Recent Compliments

    Habanita - a friend

    Ombre Rose - my son.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 19 January

    It's Fumerie Turque today.....fits the weather!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17th January

    L' HEURE BLEUE EDP......love it, it's so unique!

    Have a great thursday evreyone, and happy birthday Ine! :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 16 January

    MAX MARA for work.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday January 15th

    Madini HENNA this morning when I did some long needed house work

    MUST DE CARTER parfum after a shower.
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    Re: SotD Monday January 14th

    Scent twin with Fiori....OMBRE ROSE :)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 13 January

    Hangover here too....for once we had a saturday night for ourselves, celebrated with a delicious fish meal and some really good Chablis, chatted and stayed up until 4 o' clock...omg my head! :)
    ...
  28. Re: Celebrity fragrances...do you wear them...would you?

    I love Gwen Stefanis "Lamb" on my daughter - a nice floral with lilley on the valley and sweet peas.
    Actually, I think I'm going to steal a little from her bottle when spring comes.:)

    Lovely from...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 11 January

    Feeling very elegant in Coco - the delicious body creme topped of with the edp.

    I'm surprised to find it so floral on me, but I like it - perhaps more so than Chanel no 5...

    Ah, Madame Rochas...
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 4 January 2008

    Genrous spritzes of Must de Cartier parfum over Hot Ginger bodysouffle from H&M...a freezing cold wind made the choice for the SOTD easy...this is the "hottest" stuff I own....I think.

    Happy...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 December

    Voile d'ambre for a day at the hospital, low sillage and not intruding, fits the bill nicely.

    Later it will be Bulgari Black i think, the voile d'Ambre doesn't stay around for lang.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 29 December 2007

    L'air du temps edp...brings back memories from my past. I had forgotten how refined and beautiful this classic smells!
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    Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    FM Iris Poudre - love it! :)
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    Re: SotD Monday 17 December

    Alma di Alma in my cleevage and on my wrists....Rose Absolu in my hair and eveywhere else.
    Frankincense and myrrh on the burner., it's a smelly day today! :)
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 14 December

    Iris noir from Yves Rocher.....not so good as the rose and the amber from their prestige line, it has an alcalic smell to it. Almost like lye...well I bought it unsniffed so can't really complain. :)
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff (organizing the new activity)

    me too have been checking in..looking for the blind sniff, this tread is about organizing....not the actual sniffing.

    pity to hide it like this, with all the effort in sending samples and so on,...
  37. Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    Habanita...and Alma di Alma from Madini
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    Re: wanted: delicate, feminine frag -not unisex

    Gwen Stefani Lamb. My daugther wears this one, and it is a delicate lotv scent.

    Paul Smith s new one : ROSE...is something I would put in the delicate category too
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    Re: SotD Thursday 29 November

    Must de Cartier parfum, going to a meeting arranged by the Nurse Society Organisation this afternoon, lecture first and christmas food served afterwards. :)
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    I have been a good girl since summer, but got Bulgari Black for my son ( i plan to steal it from time to time though :) )

    And Yves Rocher Iris Noir for myself.
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    I find I don't have a proper winter scent.
    The winter with white snow, clean...powdery, I would like an innocent, powdery, non-spicy scent to play along with it, not contrasting it....I would like...
  42. Re: SotD Thursday Nov 22nd 2007 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    happy thanksgiving!

    Molinard de molinard today.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 November

    Crossing my fingers for you LIB, hope it will go your way! :)

    Busy days for me lately, not so much time to write.

    At work today at the hospital I wore YR Comme une evidence elixir. It's...
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    Re: wanted: delicate, feminine frag -not unisex

    From my wardrobe I choose Jessica McClintock nr 3. Fresh spring flowers, I feel so clean when I wear this one, and it's feminine, light and delicate.
    Ombre Rose is also light and delicate, but...
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    Re: SotD tuesday 13 November

    Ciara - a bit retro today. It's quite good imho.
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 November

    Jean Patou Sublime. Have been busy the last month, not much time to write, or to think of perfume. But wearing perfume every day, have been downsizing my wardrobe lately.
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 October

    Rochas Femme edt.
  48. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    It's the long lost and dearly missed La Perla " Swan" fragrance....:)
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    LIB said clothing...and the chocolate is definetely not white....hmmm, what can it be...? :)
  50. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    Me neither....:D
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    It must be underwear then! :)

    Agent provocateur... or something from La Perla..?
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    It's far in the drydown now, but you're right Jasstweety it sweetens up after an hour or so.

    Now it's only vanilla left.

    I'm not fond of plain gourmand scents, so I haven't smelled much of...
  53. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    Sample C: Chocolate, more bitter and darker than in the " Amorito". The chocolate is more prominent. The scent is not so sweet. Reminds me of a slightly burned chocolate cake.

    Is there a cognac...
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    Amorito from the bodyshop....:)

    Never smelled it before, but it is not bad.

    Will put on sample C later on, going to work for a couple of hours now.
  55. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    I guess we got a hint to the answer in your post LIB. :D
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 October

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHA G!

    I'm not wearing anything yet, will eventually put on mystery gourmand C after work today.
    Until then, it will just be soap and water. That's a change! :)
  57. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    No flower that I can detect....but how about some pralines...?
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    Ok, sample B:

    Just applied it, first impression is milk-chocolate and vanilla.
    Very dessert like, creme brulé comes to my mind. So maybe it is caramel instead of chocolate....it is not a dark and...
  59. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    Ok, I was right about the boozy accord then. I think I know what it is after Jazztweetys post, but I never would have guessed it by myself.

    Think I'll pour me a glass of Baumes de Venice now! :D
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    Applied again to get the topnotes.....now I know what it is : "Mon cheri " chocolate! :D
    ( chocolate filled with cherry liqueur, very popular 20 years ago )
  61. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    I don't detect much flower in it, so maybe an oriental...?

    No nuts but probably some fruit, hence the association with jam that I get, some red berry perhaps..

    Some musk in the drydown...
  62. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    It is three hours since I put on sample A now; the drydown reminds me of Samsara, so I guess there must be sandalwood in it...?

    There was also someting smoky and "tobaccoish" in the heartnotes to...
  63. Re: Yet another 3X3 Blind Sniffing Round-The Unabashed Gourmand Experience!

    Ok, I'll start then with sample A.

    The juice is pale yellow, reminds me of a glass of Chardonnay.
    A connoisseur of wine would perhaps describe the color as "straw yellow"......

    I have sniffed...
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 October

    The full range of HABANITA...from top to toe :)
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff (organizing the new activity)

    My mysterious gourmands have arrived in a beautiful packet! :)
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4 October

    Apres L'Ondée.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 October

    Took SAMSARA EDP for a trip to Oslo, nice company for 4 days.


    YR Pivoine and Ombre Rose kept me company today: the first in the morning, the second in the evening. They layer well too...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 28 September

    Rochas Femme.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 27 September

    Voile d'ambre, inoffensive enough for hospital work.
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    Re: 3x3 Sniff- LEATHER ROUND!

    Hmm, could it be the one that many awaited eagerly....but that disappointed a great deal when it finally arrived. Described as pretty and soft floral, but not any real leather in it...hmmm? I've no...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 26 September

    YR Pur desir de Pivoine, the whole line. My first day at the hospital today; I have got a little job a few days a week, giving information about neck and back conditions.

    Fun to be back! I loved...
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 25

    Scent twin with you Tovah! :) Rose Absolu reminds me of jam, rose and raspberry jam...? But indeed very good jam; of the homemade sort.
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    Re: SotD Monday 24 September

    Started the day with Tabu body souffle and the edc...I don't like it on is own, it's too much clove or something.
    Oversprayed with Ciara after a while, so now I think I smell ok....?

    At least...
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    Re: SOTD - SUNDAY, September 23

    Coco body creme and Feminité du bois.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 22 September

    Started the day with Rose D'Atlas from L'orientaliste.

    Now sampling Tabu one one wrist and Ciara on the other. I like CIARA, it reminds me quite a bit of Gucci edp.

    The TABU transports me back...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 21 September

    Nice weather in my part of Norway too Guerlainlover; maybe we're in the same part...:)

    Sublime edp. over Voile d*ambre bodylotion, golden gorgiousness!

    Good week-end everybody!
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for September 2007)

    I spotted the Elixir of Comme une evidence on Yves Rochers discontinuing list, the elixir got a good review on Fragrance bouquet, the perfume blog.
    Half the price too, of course I had to get it. :)...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 20 September

    Molinard de Molinard; lotion and edt. I really really like this one.:)

    Film festival sounds fun Tigs; used to be a member of a film club in my younger days, now I'm lazy and don't go so often to...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19 September

    Same procedure as yesterday: SHALIMAR BODYLOTION WITH MUST DE CARTIER.

    5 degrees celsius only, we went from summer directly to winter, I'm expecting snow any time
    now.
    My husband is in Athens,...
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    I remember Tosca; both my grandmother and mother wore them. It would be nice to smell Tosca again, I think the smell was rather powdery...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday Sept 18, 2007

    Shalimar bodylotion with a spritz of Must de Cartier parfum.

    I 've read that this is supposed to be a great layerig combination, so far I think it's good, but I must say that the Must is taking...
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    Re: SotD Monday 17 September

    This si the worst autumn we have had for many years; it's storming and raining for the third week in a row.

    I'm wearing VETIVER ORIENTAL from SL.

    This is my "intellectual" scent, I get fresh...
  83. Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff, Round 3 "Orienteering in the Orient"

    Me too tought about Prada. I own it, and it reminds me quite a bit of Angel, it can easily be worn by a man, and it has la good deal of patchouly.

    Will see if that what it is! :) :)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 16 September

    Cold and rainy in my part of Norway too.

    SOTD is PRADA....dug it out from the cellar to join my autumn collection.
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    Re: Birth Announcement

    Congratulations!....to the beautiful mother with a beautiful beautiful son! :) :)
  86. Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff, Round 3 "Orienteering in the Orient"

    Me too...I think I've guessed the sample B! :)

    It has been really fun following this game!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 September

    Storming and raining, seeking comfort in a spicy rose:ROSE D'ATLAS from L'Orientaliste.

    Good weekend all. :)
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 14 September

    Yes I skintested it yesterday. Too light and subtle for me, after 30 minutes it was gone!

    Feminité du Bois, this is going to be one of my HG I guess. tested it many years ago and found it soo...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 13 September

    Habanita in all forms - bodylotion,edt and parfum. I love to smell the perfume all day long, and Habanita doesthat. She is really something that habanita...
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    Re: SotD Monday 10 September

    Molinard de Molinard, it's sharp, and that's what I need today. Very good longevity and sillage for an edt. I have the bodylotion too, very true to the scent.

    And happy birthday to the...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 9 September

    Voile d' ambre from Yves Rocher. Yummy! :)
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 7 September

    A sample of YSL " IN LOVE AGAIN"......not so unlike Babydoll...if I remember right.
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    Re: SOTD - THURSDAY Sept.6/07

    Montana " Parfum d'elle". I can't describe this one, it doesn't smell like anything else I have.
    But I have come to like it.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 5 September

    McQueen Kingdom on this grey rainy day.
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 September

    Changed from Mandarin Mandarine to Must de Cartier parfum; I think I'll save the Mandarin for Christmas; it's not my favorite Lutens.

    Going to check airtickets for Firenze. Thanks for the heads up...
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 September

    Monday morning; and SL Mandarin Mandarine.

    Wish all of you a good start on the week. :)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 2 September

    Yves Rochers Voile d' Ambre, shower gel, bodylotion and the pure perfume.
    Soft and subtle, but nice! More of a skinscent, not much sillage.

    Anyone tried the new Iris Noir, also from YR...?
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for September 2007)

    I got YR Voile d' Ambre Le parfum today; I have not tried the edp.; but noticed that many found the edp. strength more like and edt, so I went for the pure perfume.
    For free too; I have spent so...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, September 1, 2007

    I'm wearing the Sultan today too; it's suitable for the weather.
    Don't have any fougeres unfortunately.

    Nice is nice at this time of year Kewart; I'm planning to take DH with me in october if I...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 31 August

    Rochas Absolu reminded me of JPG Classique, but better. Have it on my wishlist, kept looking for it in Cannes and Nice, but no luck.

    Off to bed with my Sultan; expecting a night as in 1001 night,...
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