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    Re: SOTD Monday 31st August 2015

    ((Terry)) I'm just appalled. I have no words.
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    Re: emoe down

    Great to read that you are home!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 15th August 2015

    ((knit)) Having done this only half a year ago myself, I understand. May you be comforted!

    I'm wearing l'Erbolario Neroli Neroli.

    Congratulations, kumquat! Your posts and blog are a Basenotes...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 14th August 2015

    Hi everyone,

    I've been up to my eyes in home renovation projects, family vacation, probate for Mom, health issues and whatnot. Today my daughter has taken a train to NYC and hubby and I plan to...
  5. Thread: emoe down

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    Re: emoe down

    Ten steps, hurray!

    http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy110.gif
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    Re: emoe down

    I've only just seen this thread now. What a shocking accident!

    David, be strong, you will get through this-- it takes time to heal, so cut yourself a lot of slack. Know that we are praying for...
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    Re: What does 'opening' mean?

    It's what you smell when you first apply it. (This will evolve, usually.)

    We sometime refer to this initial smell as the "top notes", but modern fragrances tend not to follow a strict pyramid of...
  8. Re: Neroli Portofino - same soapy citrusy but cheaper scent?

    I have L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli; my husband and I both like it. Clean and fresh, but no musky base, if that is important to you. Longevity is fair.

    Order from Cybercucina or The Herbarium.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd July 2015

    ((Jon))

    A cooler and less humid day, thank goodness! It's nice to be able to open doors and windows again.

    I'm in L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger.

    The slow cooker is filling the air with good...
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    Re: Unscented Lotion - Suggestion(s) Needed

    Lately I've been using Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion Fragrance Free (Normal to Dry Skin).
    https://www.lubriderm.com/products/daily-moisture-lotion-fragrance-free

    I started by buying this for...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st July 2015

    Another hot day here but my daughter wanted to go for a walk along the Farmington Canal Linear Park, so I went along. (Safety in numbers, especially on a weekday when there are not so many people on...
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    Re: I have a question

    I found this description-- maybe you can use the notes information to find similar fragrances:

    Bod Man X by Parfums De Coeur for Men Body Spray 240 ml

    Item Code: AA482624
    Gender: Men
    "Parfums...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th July 2015

    Wow, lots of milestones! Congratulations Primrose, Jon and N.CAL!!

    I'm wearing Pomelo Paradis. So nice!

    Hubby and daughter went to an extended-family picnic at the beach (carrying the potato...
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    Re: What is the best acqua di parma for summer?

    Summer is really the only time I wear Fico di Amalfi. It feels like it was made for summer.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th July 2015

    More hugs and well-wishes for your niece, PerfumedLady!

    I'm wearing Provence Santé Apricot today and decluttering.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th July 2015

    Thanks again for the congrats! (Half of me thinks it's ridiculous that I spend so much time posting, though! :rolleyesold: )

    Mike, my daughter decided instead of Target to take a different job...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th July 2015

    Oh my goodness! I didn't even notice...it slipped right by me.

    Today is my husband's birthday, too! Woo-hoo!
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    Re: Energizing summer ginger fragrance?

    A cheapie that I love: Demeter Gingerale. Very realistic, complete with the fizz, and fantastic in hot weather.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th July 2015

    Warm and humid here today. I'm staying cooler with Le Couvent des Minîmes Verbena & Lemon edt, from back when it was sold at B&BW.
    I think they only sell the body mist version now at Ulta.
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    Re: Buying perfume at Saks 5th Avenue

    The Penhaligon's counter has very friendly SAs, as does Diptyque.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    Happy 4th to my compatriots!

    I'm wearing Fico di Amalfi-- hubby is, too.
  22. Re: The problem with wearing perfume on a searing hot day.

    Good point-- there is a difference between "unscented" and "fragrance free." Unscented cosmetics can contain a masking scent. Fragrance free should not.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3rd July 2015

    Good afternoon everyone!

    I'm wearing L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli, today (as well as yesterday). This is a bright and refreshing neroli, not the least bitter. A happy blind buy.

    I did some...
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    Re: The Best Neroli?

    I'm bumping this old thread to say that I finally blind-bought a bottle of L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli and am very happy with my purchase.

    This is an uplifting, unisex neroli fragrance, quite...
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    My husband just bought the edp of Tam Dao and is enjoying wearing it. I cannot comment on earlier versions.
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    Re: Greenish Orange Blossom?

    For what it's worth, I just ordered L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli from cybercucina.com here in the USA. http://www.cybercucina.com/cat/nav/L-Erbolario-Lodi/

    The only other source I found online in...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th June 2015

    After a cool and overcast weekend we have a warm humid day with clouds that come and go.
    I'm countering it with Provence Santé Bergamot.

    I've just ordered a bottle of L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Trade Routes sample pass

    I'm formally closing the sample pass.

    Leathermountain just received the samples recently and may like to comment. Discussion is always welcome!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

    Just a whimsical scent today, Demeter Pineapple.

    Tdem, I liked the photo of your kids too! :thumbsup:
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    Re: female members lacking

    Ceecee, welcome! I've been a bit concerned about a thread I was reading today on Fragrantica about Basenotes.

    One member there posted this:


    "I have an account, but I never go there any more....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th June 2015

    I hope you are feeling better today, Robin.

    Viffer, congratulations and Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    I'm in Pomelo Paradis.

    Our town had a lot of downed trees and limbs after a wild...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd June 2015

    Hot and humid here as well! I'm wearing Le Couvent des Minîmes Verbena & Lemon (edt).

    Having had to cut down 4 large shade trees due to rot, we just put up a little screen house in the backyard. ...
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    Re: female members lacking

    I still read all over the website (selectively) but I don't seem to have as much to say as I used to.

    • My wardrobe has stabilized, and I don't buy (or sell) often.
    • I have come to know what...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 21st June 2015

    Hello all!

    I'm in Fico di Amalfi today, trying to counteract the heat and humidity.
  35. Re: When a reseller turns up as your bidding competition

    If they are buying specifically to resell, you have the advantage as an end user, since they can't pay as much as an end user would pay. They have to allow room to mark it up.
  36. Re: Important announcement regarding Marketplace, Blogs and News

    Thanks for all your hard work over the years. You have to put your own and your family's needs first-- we all do.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th June 2015

    ((ineespenes)) Take care of yourself and come back when you can.

    Overcast day here. JM White Lilac & Rhubarb suits my mood.
  38. Re: Is there a difference between bitter orange and neroli?

    Her oils may have been mixed, as you say.

    Here is a link to an article you may enjoy:

    Perfumery Materials: Neroli, Petit Grain, Orange Blossom, Bigarade
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th June 2015

    Good afternoon everyone! Sunny and warm here.

    I'm wearing In Love Again.
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    Re: SOTD SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015

    ((PerfumedLady)) It's true, the waiting is so hard. I hope it will be well with her.

    Congratulations to Sofie on her graduation, her great GPA and her excellent review at work.
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    Re: SOTD SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015

    A very Happy Birthday to you, RHM!

    My daughter got a summer job offer at Target today! She's really happy about it (and glad to be done looking for work.)

    No scent yet as it is just the end...
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    Re: best way to ship

    I would make a small roll of cardboard to place around the sprayer button (extending slightly beyond the button) to keep it from being accidentally depressed. (I have received new testers packed...
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    Wonderful news! Congratulations to you both!

    I took the liberty of rotating the photo for you.
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    Emoe, I'm thinking of you and Vicky, and trust all will go well. Hang in there!
  45. Re: How long does the perfume live in the fridge?

    I have a mini fridge that is set warmer than a normal fridge would be. This is where our current bottles are kept.

    Backups are on the door of my spare fridge in the basement. The door is...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th June 2015

    Time for my SotA-- Pomelo Paradis.

    The air is still full of the sound of the chain saw. They're working on tree #3.
  47. Re: How long does the perfume live in the fridge?

    I've read that some perfume ingredients degrade faster than others, like citruses and aldehydes.
    Also, once air starts to enter the bottle, oxidation occurs.

    I will be a happy person indeed if my...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome Perfume of Life members

    Welcome Linkie!

    I just checked the member list and there is someone here called chypre:
    http://www.basenotes.net/members/7355-chypre

    If you think of another name you would prefer than Linkie,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th June 2015

    Good morning everyone!

    SotD in this house is the chocolate ship cookies I baked for the workmen. We are having 4 maple trees in our yard cut down. These trees were significantly taller than the...
  50. Re: The smell of playdough - can you sniff some for me?

    I have a small bottle of the Demeter Play Doh but I think they failed to imitate it. L'Artisan Jour de Fête is much closer.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th June 2015

    ((ComDiva)) I'm so sorry about the loss of your dear friend. What a shock for all of you!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th June 2015

    Congrats, teardrop!!

    SotD is Jour de Fête.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 8th June 2015

    SotD is L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.

    Lots to celebrate here today!

    Happy Birthday, Tdem!

    And warm congratulations Roberto for your 7000 posts!

    Also, thanks to N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer's...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th June 2015

    Not sure if she has looked on Craigslist yet-- will definitely suggest it-- thanks!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th June 2015

    ((dora)) It's scary to look ahead and ponder "what if"s when events are largely out of our individual control.
    I like this saying: Hope for the best; prepare for the worst. Having a plan for...
  56. Re: Is it just me, but when I spray cologne on clothing.....

    The top notes linger on your clothing because it isn't as warm as your skin, and therefore doesn't make the perfumes molecules evaporate (lift off) as fast. Thus the development of the scent is...
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    Re: What do guys like to smell on women?

    I married a very adaptable and accepting man. He says he likes all my perfumes -- and he enthusiastically eats everything I cook. (Yes, I am lucky to have him!)

    While I would (sadly) desist...
  58. Re: Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    I didn't like Yardley Lily of the Valley at all. To me it smelled sharp and unrealistic. JMO.

    Here is one I tried a few summers ago. I prefer my LOTV sans jasmine and musk, but you may like it:...
  59. Re: Craving Lily of th Valley at the moment. Any recommendations?

    I quite like Santa Maria Novella Mughetto. Simple and realistic.

    My favorite LOTV was also my first-- Coty Muguet des Bois. Just not the current formulation in the "cut crystal" appearance...
  60. Re: have you ever put fragrance in your mouth? if not, try this rose candy

    This is the brand we buy-- Hazer Baba:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 1st June 2015

    Good afternoon! I'm in L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger today.

    It's distinctly cool today following last night's rain, and there's a light misty drizzle today. We need the rain, so no complaints from...
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    Re: Hello Everybody i am new here.

    Welcome Miguel and LearnToSwim! :vrolijk_26:
  63. Re: have you ever put fragrance in your mouth? if not, try this rose candy

    :thumbup:

    Every June when we visit the rose garden at Elizabeth Park, we stop at a middle eastern grocery store nearby and buy a few boxes of rose Turkish Delight.

    Rose syrup and rose jam are...
  64. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    Try D'Orsay Tilleul. (Tilleul is French for linden.) Or Jo Malone French Lime Blossom, as previously suggested, if it's easier to locate. By the way, "lime blossom" is not the blossom of lime...
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    Re: EdT's turning: any reason?

    The Osmothèque keeps citrus based perfumes at about 43ºF, 10º lower than other fragrances. It seems citrus notes are more fragile and more quickly lost.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 29th May 2015

    YLS In Love Again was one of my few truly successful blind buys, and perfect for this sunny weather.
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    Re: would you feel prouder if...

    There is a word that is used by the British that seems to fit this meaning: chuffed (delighted, pleased, satisfied). I don't think we have an American English counterpart.

    (Interestingly it...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th May 2015

    ((Robin)) Sympathy from someone with only one bathroom (and even with just the 3 of us, it gets tiresome.) I hope you ex gets his head together soon and you can move ahead with selling the house.
    ...
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    Re: What is The Best Lemon Fragrance?

    Mike,

    Limón by Thymes had a very short run (2005-6 I believe) before it was discontinued. The advertising for the fragrances makes it sounds like it leans feminine, but it's really very unisex. ...
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    Re: Opinions on AdP Mandorlo di Sicilia

    It reminds me of a root beer float (vanilla ice cream in root beer) more than almonds.

    I bought a bottle, and enjoyed it for a while, but finally decided the musk note was ruining it for me and...
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    Re: Wild grape vine blossom fragrance?

    I've read that Slumberhouse Flou (discontinued) had a grape note-- here are some reviews:
    ...
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    Re: Mood Changing Fragrances

    L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger is my happy juice.
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    Silent owl flight-- amazing!
  74. Re: Hermessence line, any that is ground breaking and worth trying or sampling?

    Don't look for longevity with Brin de Réglisse, but it is a very nice fragrance.
  75. Thread: Off-Topic

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    "Lucky Iron Fish" -- created to reduce anemia rates. :thumbsup:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY0D-PIcgB4
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th May 2015

    I am sampling Madhat Lavhim today thanks to the kindness of another BNer. Good stuff!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 24th May 2015

    More hugs for sfmedusa, Kewart and hubby and ineespenes!

    It's a beautiful day here and we are still digging out from under (daughter came home with a ton of stuff.)

    I'm not sure yet what I'll...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    We're home and I passed along the congrats! :dankk2:

    Kewart, that is wonderful!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    Hitting the sack late...off early in the morning to collect our daughter from college. She stayed an extra week to take an intensive 3 credit course.
    She got a 4.0 this semester! I'm really happy...
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    hednic,

    That is the version from hell, LOL!

    The actual ride is much nicer. Here's a video-- fast forward about a minute for the ride:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VzaCy8R5qE
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    Happy Birthday, gandhajala! I hope it's a splendid one!

    I am wearing L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger 2007. My fav. :smiley:
  82. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Again, I disagree that there is trolling going on.

    Please remember that we are talking across cultures here, with different values, and also that English words are used slightly differently in...
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    I've been cleaning up some of my old bookmarks and came across this video which my daughter found years ago.

    It has to be the most annoying version ever made of It's A Small World.

    Don't say...
  84. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    What is the perfume, to you?

    Is it the juice? If so, a sample or decant will do.

    Is it the bottle plus the juice? (If so, then a bottle sans box may do (and maybe even a tester without a...
  85. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Bingo! "So happy you can't help but share!" That is exactly it.
  86. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    (Response to #172)

    That's good-- I'm glad we understand each other.

    It's actually been an interesting thread and it's clear that there are individual and cultural differences in the way we gain...
  87. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    NeoXerxes, I edited my post to better reflect what I thought the OP was asking. Please take a moment to reread it. :) It was written in response to post 164 and I was still editing it when you...
  88. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    [Edit: Due to a misunderstanding I am adding that this was a reply to post 164, and due to my being busy editing, I didn't see subsequent posts before hitting "reply."]

    It's a bit convoluted. ...
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    Re: FFS...fragrance frustration syndrome lol

    Take your time. It may take multiple wearings before you feel settled as to how you feel about a fragrance.

    There is value to collecting slowly. One's tastes change, and then one is stuck with a...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    CapriDog, your photo brought tears to my eyes. So poignant!

    I am wearing Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare today. FDTRB for short!
  91. Re: I have a nightmare story and you all will despise me

    This story reminded me of a trick my father pulled on my mother shortly after they immigrated to this country as newlyweds.

    They were living in the Bronx.

    One day Dad mixed several of Mom's...
  92. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I just want to add one thought to the issue of pride. Tim is right that it has various meanings and they are not all negative.

    The very first line of the national anthem of Zambia, which all...
  93. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Okay then from your last post I think you are saying that you just like the look and feel of the original bottle.
    You appreciate the original presentation; it pleases you to look at it.
    It is a...
  94. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I wish we would leave suggestions of trolling out of the discussion.

    Tim, may I ask you a few things?

    1. If you could find a fragrance you desired to own at a secondhand shop or market, would...
  95. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    But there are lot of poor folks in more developed countries as well-- plenty of homeless folks, too, right here in my state.

    While they are wondering where they will spend the night, where they...
  96. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    But I do wear my best perfumes whenever I want-- which is often!

    I absolutely use them when running errands. Grocery shopping. Library trips.
    Hanging around the house. (Why not smell great...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20th May 2015

    ((Cello)), I'm sorry to read that Fiasco is still missing-- it's been a week now, right? It may be as you said, that old as he was, he found a quiet place to leave this life, but how tough not to...
  98. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I can't help feeling that the original post is really about the symbolism of ownership (of perfume bottles, clothes, cars and, by extension, whatever other things people use that can confer status.) ...
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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    kumquat, Mustela makes Musti "eau de soin" for little ones. http://www.mustelausa.com/shop/musti-eau-de-soin-spray.html

    It's a light floral/herbal. No alcohol. It's very mild. Really not much...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 19th May 2015

    I'm in Jardin d'Amalfi today.
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