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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st July 2015

    Rive Gauche. Have a good day everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th June 2015

    Good morning everyone.
    It's looking like a very warm day here so far (well warm
    for us Brits that is!)
    I shall wear Eau de Rochas, when I eventually get dressed.
  3. Re: Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    I need to test the C&E Lily soon and Muguet Fleuri sounds good too.
    For the moment I am enjoying Idylle edt and Yves Rocher Comme Une Evidence A
    New Day Dawns.
  4. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    Here is a photo of Jane when she was young:

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  5. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    Calzim, your girlfriend has more than a hint of Jane Birkin about her,
    so I suggest L'Air de Rien.
  6. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    Kumquat you look very elegant and approachable.
    I see you in Donna Karan Gold or Nohiba (E.Coudray)

    Zeniba you are very pretty. I suggest Rive Gauche or Vanille Abricot.

    EMK you have lovely...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Alien Liqueur de Parfum!
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - June 2015

    I'm burning Papier d'Armenie created by Francis Kurkdjian.
    These come in a little booklet and have to be folded into a
    concertina shape and lit so they smoke slowly releasing a wonderful...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25th June 2015

    Go for it, Jon!
    Congratuations tdem and teardrop!
    I have been wearing Idylle edt.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2015

    Idylle edt. by Guerlain (Thierry Wasser I believe.)

    I really like this bright floral scent with a hint of honey
    mingled in with the flowers - lilac . lily-of-the-valley and peony
    mainly. It...
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    Re: female members lacking

    Tee hee! Naughty boy.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th June 2015

    Hello! It's a wonderful, sunny morning here and I am just venturing out
    to visit one of my elderly ladies ( I am a volunteer befriender.)
    I have decided to wear Premier Figuier and some Factor 15.
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur UK Sale Online

    Are you tempted?
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    Re: Best Fragrance Names

    My favourite name is "Evening Edged With Gold" by Ineke.
    I also love the sound of their "Chemical Bonding."
    As for French names, I favour "Ce Soir Ou Jamais," "Teint de Neige", "Carillon Pour Un...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Round 12 is it something to do with Pays Basque?
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Yes N.Cal - it is indeed Cristobal! Well done.

    Here's another :

    Chinese medicine on your breath.
    Could this be the kiss of death
    Amaretto lips?
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd June 2015

    Get well Robin-in-FL - hope the man flu soon goes!

    It's raining here this morning so any excuse to wear Mauboussin again.
    Hopefully the weather will cheer up later this week, when my eldest son...
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    Re: Best Gourmand in the business?

    Escada Magnetism
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
    Joop Homme
    "A" Men (Mugler)
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    Re: Biblically rich scents.

    I did mention Anne Pliska in my post Kumquat - love it to bits!
    I have actually had people "nuzzle" me whilst wearing it.
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    Re: Serge Lutens In TK MAXX

    Just off to have a look there myself! Thanks for the post.
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    It was created in the late 90's my friend!The house is Spanish but I don't think the perfumer was. Happy guessing.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 21st June 2015

    Welcome to Roky! Hello to all you Fathers out there and hope you are enjoying
    the longest day.

    I started off wearing Le Baiser du Dragon but it made me crave Mauboussin, which I applied on top...
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    Re: Biblically rich scents.

    Teardrop, I must try some Stoned sometime soon, I think I may just love it!
    I had forgotten Imperial Opoponax, which I do have.
    I think the Amouages are well out of my price range but we can all...
  24. Re: Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez - New Edition of Perfumes: The Guide in Progress

    I keep their first book beside my bed and refer to it all the time. I admire their witty writing style
    so much. Can't wait for the new release!
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    Biblically rich scents.

    I have come to the conclusion, after years of experimenting with samples and purchases
    of all kinds that I am, at heart, totally enamored with those wonderfully, rich orientals so magnificently...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2015

    I am sampling Le Baiser du Dragon by Alberto Morillas for Cartier.
    This evocative scent was discontinued and then reissued. Mine is a
    7ml sample bottle with a dabber (no spray).

    The fiery...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Good lord! I can't believe a thread I started nearly five years ago is still going strong.
    To my great shame I had actually forgotten about this and didn't even realise it had been
    moved to a...
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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain for a woman?

    Vetiver Pour Elle is notoriously hard to come by.
    I believe it is only sold at one airport and one railway
    station in Paris! Why for heaven's sake?
    I for one would love to try it.
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    Re: A Man's Chest: The Best Place to Apply a Perfume

    I agree that the hairs would help hold the scent longer.
    I often spray my hair with scent for that very reason.
    If your chest isn't hairy it wouldn't work the same I guess!
  30. Thread: Best Blind Buy

    by kewart
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    Re: Best Blind Buy

    Donna Karan Gold
    Le Parfum de Therese (EDP Frederic Malle)
    Ambre et Vanille (E.Coudray)
    Eau de Rochas
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    Re: Hello, I need some help

    Love the dress!
    I suggest Premier Figuier or Donna Karan Gold.
  32. Re: Noteworthy designer fragrances released in 2010-2015 (so far....)..........

    Bottega Veneta
    Womanity (Mugler)
    La Petite Robe Noire (Guerlain)
    Flora Botanica (Balenciaga)

    I am sure there are more but can't think of them just now!
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    Re: In search for:small good roller bottles

    Welcome to Basenotes sysrion.
    I see you have mentioned these particular roller balls in another thread here too today!
    What perfumes do you wear and enjoy?
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th June 2015

    In synch with Cristobal. This one garners may compliments for me.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am going with Cristobal - this one gets me compliments galore.
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    Re: 6 new scents from Bvlgari - La Gemme

    I too like the bottles and they would stop light pollution for sure.

    I am fond of Turquoise as a gem but not sure about a scent smelling of
    hookah pipe vapours!! (narguile)

    They do sound...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Please consider what you are writing, silentrich, bearing in mind the rules and regulations of Basenotes!
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    Re: Looking for a Signature Scent

    Agreeing with Hedic. It's a very personal thing looking for that "holy grail!"

    For me it was quite a while before I worked out that I am most attracted to
    soft. spicy orientals. Eventually you...
  39. Re: Trying to Track Down a Scent - Just Out of the Shower/Strongly Soapy Scent

    Joop Le Bain?
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th June 2015

    An old rock chic here - I saw The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Santana (amazing!)
    and Dire Straits back in the day. I was also studying classical music at the time
    so had a varied taste in music....
  41. Re: Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    Thanks for all your suggestions. i will have to have a sniffathon one day
    soon.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    I am besotted with Le Parfum de Therese. Edmond Roudnitska at his very best.
    I find it a beguiling, sensual scent that is unlike any other.
    I didn't get on with Epices Noires, however - too...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th June 2015

    Good morning!
    I am scent twins with easyfish but wearing the female
    version of Cristobal. I will always have a place in my heart
    for this beautiful perfume.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th June 2015

    It has been a beautiful, sunny day here.
    My SOTE is Empreinte (Courreges.)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th June 2015

    Molinard's Vanilla amped up with YSL Cinema.

    Enjoy your break Teardrop and I hope the weather stays fine for you.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th June 2015

    Congrats to tdem!

    My SOTD is Fleur d'Oranger by Lutens.
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    Are you advertising a product? If so, this is not the correct thread.
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    Re: Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    L'Haleine des Dieux - isn't that too near in name to Breath of God?
    Will be surprised if they get away with that if Gorilla perfumes hear of it!
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    Re: SOTD SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015

    Hoping SFMedusa is healing well!
    Happy Birthday to dear RHM1

    I have been wearing Le Parfum de Therese on this wet, dull day.
    My husband had an open day at his company and all the families were...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2015

    My May looked like this:

    4 wears : Herba Fresca (Guerlain) and Theorema (Fendi)
    3 wears ; Cristobal (Balenciaga), Comme Une Evidence (Yves Rocher), Eau Ressourcante (Clarins), Fleur d'Oranger...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th June 2015

    Good afternoon! After a very sunny start to the day we now have
    clouds and humidity. I am wearing Roget et Gallet's Bois d'Orange.
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    Re: Wearable unisex smoky frag

    Molinard's Habanita - the old ones are the best.
    This is the scent of Carmen from the opera by Bizet -
    she worked in a cigarette factory!
    The opening is pure ashtray but the drydown is a...
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    Re: LVMH discontinue Fendi fragrance (again)

    They aren't listening to their customers.
    Bring back Theorema, Asja and Fendi I say!
    Theorema was Christine Nagel at her very best
    and one of my favourite scents ever - so creamy, spicy
    and...
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    Re: THANK GOODNESS Fan di Fendi is no more!!

    They discontinued Theorema too which was a tragedy IMO. It was Christine
    Nagel at her very best. Asja was beautiful also.

    Someone in that company needs to listen to what the public wants!
    Fendi...
  55. Thread: Barbershop

    by kewart
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    Re: Barbershop

    I find Les Nereides Opoponax Imperial to be Barbershop-like.
  56. Re: Perfume similar to Molton Brown Coco & Tonka?

    Hi I have just found this link for you to read too.
    http://www.beautyontrial.co.uk/body-reviews20/baths-and-showers-reviews/1217-molton-brown-coco-

    Apparently the coco tonka also contains honey...
  57. Re: Perfume similar to Molton Brown Coco & Tonka?

    Hi and welcome to Basenotes. There is a thread called "Just starting out" that you could try
    and maybe get some more recommendations.

    Coco de Mer is a coconut washed up on the beach in the...
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    Re: Madame Carven dead at 105

    RIP Madame Carven.
    I loved Ma Griffe in the day. Only have the body spray now.
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome Perfume of Life members

    Welcome ex-POLers! I too posted there now and then under the same name as here.
    Hope you enjoy the site.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 8th June 2015

    Happy Birthday dear tdem!

    I am wearing a smidgen of Nohiba this morning.
  61. Re: Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    Yardley?
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    Re: Nice compliment on Guerlain Idylle!

    Congratulations on your compliment. I wear Idylle edt a lot at this time of year
    and come to think of it, the other day I was standing outside a card shop in the mall and
    the woman, who owns it,...
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    Re: Fragrance for Mom

    How about Parfum Initial by Guerlain?
    It is a softer, more accessible version of the original Shalimar
    and very lovely.
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    Re: New source of perfume samples in the U.K.

    I have had a communication from the owner, Jason, and he is willing to source rarer
    scents on demand. If you contact him via their Facebook page he says it is quicker
    that way. He is also a...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    Having just received four samples from a new U.K. based company called
    Perfumista, I am reviewing the first of these : Figuier Eden (Armani Prive)

    Figs are like magnets to me and I have always...
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    New source of perfume samples in the U.K.

    I have been hoping to find a reliable U.K. based source of samples for ages, having had to
    rely on Aus Liebe zum Duft and Les Senteurs (who are very good but are really a perfume shop
    and therefore...
  67. Re: Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    Thank you all. Your knowledge is much appreciated.
    I must say I suspected the current Diorissimo would pale in
    comparison to the vintage I remember so fondly and that is why I have
    put off testing...
  68. Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    Good morning! I have always loved Lily of the Valley (they were my late mother's favourite
    flower and I guess I just grew up with them.) I hanker after it at this time of year.

    I used to wear...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 1st June 2015

    Come on ladies, where are you all??

    It's cold, windy and wet here (in June - I ask you!)
    I am layering Yves Rocher body lotion and edt
    in Comme Une Evidence l'eau.

    Looking forward to a meal...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    Le Parfum de Therese for a lazy Sunday with the family.
    Hope you all enjoy your day.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 30th May 2015

    Idylle edt for me.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 29th May 2015

    Wearing Chanel no.5 edt. to remind myself why I don't like it
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    Re: Wild grape vine blossom fragrance?

    Hi karenln and welcome to basenotes!
    I found this old thread from 2009 if you would like to read
    it and see if it helps at all.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/229249-Grape-notes
    I believe the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 27th May 2015

    I do have a bit of a wave but they were helped on by some hot irons!
    I did get a compliment on my perfume as well!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 27th May 2015

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    Ok it happened. Shall we play spot the difference?
    She did her best bless her but it was a big ask!!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 27th May 2015

    Smelling good, gandhajala!
    I am liberally doused in Herba Fresca and going for a hair cut and colour.
    Thinking of asking for this style (in my dreams!!)

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  77. Re: Ignorance from people who don't know/use fragrances

    Your post reminds me of a song we sang at college, where I was studying music :
    "We are the music makers and we are the weavers of dreams...."

    We are the perfumistas and notice beauty via our...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    Happy Birthday to Quarry!

    Wearing Jour de Fete.
  79. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    I have a soap that smells of lentisque, helichrysum and myrtle (the smell of Sardinia)
    and I would love to smell a perfume that uses those oils with some bitter citrus in the top notes.
    It would...
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    Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    Theo Fennel A Scent. I had to sell this one on as the B.O. note was
    unbearable!
  81. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Not sure I should have begun these! I have spent ages reading them - good job I
    am recovering from a virus and feeling lethargic. Luca does write so well.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    A lady who attends the Day Centre I work at wears Beautiful and Anais Anais, in rotation, so I
    can pick those out now. Also I always seem to recognise Rive Gauche, Guerlain Vetiver, Hypnotic ...
  83. Re: VINTAGE discontinued, lets recall the 70s, 80, and 90s

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    Showing my age now!!
    I wore Havoc and Aqua Manda as a young teenager
    in the 70's.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 24th May 2015

    Sfmedusa, sorry you have problems! Hope they will soon resolve.
    You too, ines - burns can be very painful!

    I am having a day of running up and down the stairs looking after a sick
    husband, who...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    Congratulations to your daughter, 30Roses!
    My youngest is off to Zambia for a month tomorrow,
    working for a local charity (Village Water) that provides fresh drinking water and
    sanitation in...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    Fragonard's Fleur d'Oranger = Cote d'Azur.
    I bought the edt in Eze several years ago and whilst
    in Nice on holiday last week I bought the soap.
    I wore Fd'O during the days and Theorema in the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am wearing Fragonard's Fleur d'Oranger.
    I bought this in Nice years ago and wore it whilst
    on holiday there last week. Fabulously uplifting smell!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 11th May 2015

    Thank you for all the "bon voyage" wishes yesterday.

    Just off to the airport and wearing Eau de Rochas and a big smile!

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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

    I am very excited today as we are packing ready to fly to Nice tomorrow!
    Wearing Fragonard's Fleur d'Oranger and longing for some sunshine.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th May 2015

    Just off for a curry followed by a quick visit to my son's band's gig in a nearby pub.
    I am wearing Escale a Pondichery.
  91. Re: Help me get my wife the perfect designer fragrance

    Hi Timothee! My son works out in Zambia now and then.
    Which stores are you near in Lusaka? Or will you be ordering
    online?What perfumes are popular
    in your part of the world?

    It is so hard to...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

    In synch; I am wearing Y by YSL for its beautiful, bitter green opening.
    Class in a bottle!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I am wearing Y by YSL for its beautiful, bitter green opening.
    Class in a bottle!
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    Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    Hi sgupta 4!
    Welcome to Basenotes! This is a great website and you will have fun here.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    Thanks for those reviews, Teardrop!

    I have been testing Escale a Pondichery from the Dior Cruise
    Collection. I used to own a bottle of Escale a Portofino and loved
    to wear it in the summer...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5th May 2015

    I wore Cinema for a First Aid Course and ended up smelling of the
    alcoholic wipes that we used to sterilise the face mask!
    I am now confident I could administer CPR, whilst hoping I never...
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    More kudos to 30Roses from me too!
    She is a warm, thoughtful, caring lady and we
    are all the better for having her here.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    Enjoy the rest of your day, Mocha!

    I have been wearing Cinema today.
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    Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    Just to let you all know I contacted Jeffrey on Facebook and received the
    following reply:

    Dame Perfumery Scottsdale 3 May 13:11
    Hi Kate. Thank you for your note, you are nice to reach out. I do...
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    Re: returned to heaven!

    Welcome home, Emoe! You did us proud out there.
    So glad you are showered to within an inch of your life and
    ready to indulge in perfumes again.
    Enjoy your new life back in the U.K.
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