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  1. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    The only digits I have are 2 (24 Faubourg) and 3 (31 Rue Cambon) so doubt I will ever get those filled up!

    V seems like it will eventually get filled. Z, I'm not so sure about. I have yet to see...
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    I love the scent very much! I own tons of honey-tobacco combos though. Will have to try my sample soon and see if it's too similar to anything I already own.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Since I last posted, I now own Panda, Bee, Civet, and Dragonfly with plans to buy Hummingbird.

    How do you all feel about Moth? I can't quite decide if I love it or hate it, but I do have strong...
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    Re: Which, for what do you do?

    For what I do now in my current collection: I See The Clouds Go By by Floraiku or Shiso by Nomenclature

    Out of what I don't own: Perhaps anything by Di Ser

    For the career change I'm currently...
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    Re: Twisted Lily Closing

    I went there today and the sale is fantastic. Really lovely people at this shop. I will miss it, but I'm glad I got to catch them on the tail end, even if I hadn't gone here until recently despite...
  6. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Vol de Nuit is gorgeous! I need to revisit that sometime, especially since I plan on making a trip to the Guerlain counter for makeup soon.
  7. Re: Twisted Lily CLOSING(?) Sale! 30% off site-wide (excluding sale items).

    I picked up a bunch of bottles and testers today too. I made out with five, all at great prices.

    This store will be very missed to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd February, 2020

    I will wear my new White Peacock Lily.

    If it doesn’t last a full day I’ll test more Frederic Malle samples. Still having a very hard tome deciding which to buy at the event next week. I’ve...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Thank you! I might make one more run there before they close shop.
  10. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    I counted LHB as L myself!

    For Q, I have Quelques Fleurs l’Original but it’s definitely feminine leaning. Still a lovely scent.

    For X, X for Women by Clive Christian was my first fragrance ever...
  11. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    Care to recommend some great ones that fit in my wardrobe for V and Z? In case I ever do get serious about filling in the holes. Preferably something buyable in NYC.

    I do love Vetiver Tonka and...
  12. What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    I can’t be the only one who looks at this, can I?

    Looking through your fragrance wardrobe, what letters are you missing a fragrance for?

    As of now, I have everything but V and Z. H is debatable...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Thank you!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd February, 2020

    Out of my new buys, I settled on Dragonfly by Zoologist!
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    +26 bottles as of today’s sale haul.119574
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Great haul today at the Twisted Lily sale!

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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Had a pretty crazy day at the Twisted Lily sale...119572
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd February, 2020

    Going fragrance shopping tomorrow so I will not wear anything for the purpose of skin testing a couple of things if needed.
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    Re: Twisted Lily Closing

    As someone who greatly prefers shopping in person at a store and hates buying fragrances online, I'm getting kind of concerned about the future of brick and mortar niche fragrance shops. :(
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    I just smelled Naxos for the first time and loved it. I do worry a little about redundancy in my wardrobe though. I hate owning fragrances that are too similar to what I already have.

    Lira is my...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st February, 2020

    Wearing Derviche today!

    Might switch to Une Fleur de Cassie sample at night.
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    Re: Twisted Lily Closing

    I'm very sad about this. I have been collecting fragrance for a few years now but only recently made it out here despite living in NYC because Brooklyn always feels like a trek. I fell in love with...
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    Re: Notes that you cannot tolerate

    Butter. I'm not a fan of butter in real life, and smelled a fragrance I otherwise would have loved with a strong butter note that made me feel physically sick recently.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

    Doing another test of Dries Van Noten tonight! Still heavily debating on what to get at my Malle event.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

    How do you like this? I've been considering it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

    Iíd love to hear your impressions oh the line! Iím interested in trying more.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

    Great choice! I bought a bottle (Derviche) by this house yesterday and am super excited to try it.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Thank you! If you don't love Bee on paper (like I didn't), try it on skin. For me it was a lot better on skin.

    I wanted to try Camel and Dragonfly as well but the store I went to didn't have them....
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Going to an event at Malle next week so expect to be +22 or +23 soon... Just to decide what to buy.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

    Going with Bee by Zoologist today in honor of my newfound love for it!
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Bought three more today! Civet, Bee (which I hated on paper the first time I tried but was tempted to try it on skin after thinking it wasn’t so bad today and loved it on me), and Derviche.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Bought three more today (Civet, Bee, and Derviche) which puts me at +21 this year.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Bought three more today! Civet, Bee (which I hated on paper the first time I tried but was tempted to try it on skin after thinking it wasnít so bad today and loved it on me), and Derviche.
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    Re: Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle

    Oh, thank you for the warning! I didn’t get a pissy note but I do want to sample once or twice more before deciding. Une Fleur de Cassie was very nice on me but very soft. That’s another strong...
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    Re: Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle

    Definitely! I’m going to an event there soon so need to decide what to come home with. So far I’m leaning towards DVN and perhaps Une Fleur de Cassie or Lipstick Rose.

    But will do a little more...
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    Re: Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle

    When I first sprayed it, after the initial top notes faded a bit, I did get the synthetic aspect other people did for a while but it eventually left and morphed into a beautiful gourmand woody...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

    Doing some fragrance shopping today so whatever I mend up skin testing is my SOTD.
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    Re: Those Animals You Own

    Not enough considering how much I enjoy these notes.

    Need to get on that!
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    Re: Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle

    I just did a skin test and wow this is polarizing for sure. I have been wearing it for hours but have no idea what I think of it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    Switching over to try my sample of Dries Van Noten now!
  41. Re: Can someone recommend me a fragrance similar to Saint Julep?

    I will look into it for sure! Do you notice performance issues with Saint Julep as well?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I do plan my fragrances for certain occasions, but it depends on where I'm going or what I want to test, or if it is any special occasion, not what I'm wearing.

    The one exception is that when I go...
  43. Re: Who loves Lush but is a bit snobby about perfume?

    I have one fragrance from them, The Smell of Freedom. I bought it before I was into fragrances, when I was 22 or so. Honestly I don't love it, but I do like some of their soaps (even though I don't...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    Scratch the plans for DVN. I will wear I Can See The Clouds Go By by Floraiku again because someone asked for my impressions of it/a small review.

    If it fades before evening, DVN it is!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    Going to be testing Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle tomorrow to follow up tonight's test of Une Fleur de Cassie.

    I'm going to an upcoming event at Frederic Malle and want to take home a...
  46. Re: Can someone recommend me a fragrance similar to Saint Julep?

    Oh thank you! I’ve only tried the Beach Hut Woman and didn’t like it (on paper, though I do have a sample to skin test if I ever wanted to) but the men’s seems quite different. I’ll definitely give...
  47. Re: Can someone recommend me a fragrance similar to Saint Julep?

    Thank you! I will try to track down those recommendations and check them out.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2020

    Tested two samples today, one day and one evening.

    Daytime was Shiso by Nomenclature. This is very simple yet I really enjoy it. I own nothing like it and have been looking for a fragrance in this...
  49. Re: Can someone recommend me a fragrance similar to Saint Julep?

    Saint Julep lasted maybe... 30 minutes?? I don't mind if it is shorter than my usual go tos (I prefer strong fragrances and a long lasting mint would be nice, but I understand it is volatile). 30...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th February, 2020

    I really wish Shiso had slightly better sillage... I enjoy the fragrance and have been looking for something similar lately.

    Switching to my sample of Une Fleur de Cassie in the evening as I try...
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    Re: Hermes Myrrhe Eglantine

    Oops, sorry about that! I meant it is great, was typing on my phone quickly.

    I love tuberose but I remember thinking it smelled very "young" and wanted to avoid it when it came out. People already...
  52. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    At the moment, niche fragrances. I live in NYC and driving here is a horrendous experience.

    I collect some other expensive things as well (Hermes handbags, high fashion RTW and shoes, jewelry,...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Thank you for sharing! They’ve come out with a lot that doesn’t excite me lately but I always hold out hope since they were one of the first houses I absolutely fell in love with in the beginning of...
  54. Can someone recommend me a fragrance similar to Saint Julep?

    Hope you all donít mind me posting in the menís board. I just feel these kind of fragrances are most likely to be marketed unisex or leaning masc.

    Recently I fell in love with Saint Julep by...
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    Re: Hermes Myrrhe Eglantine

    Agar Ebene is an absolute must by for me! That will be purchased without any doubt.

    And I will check out Drole de Rose before pulling the trigger on Lipstick Rose! I really wanted another violet...
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    Re: The Power Of A Bottle

    I was wearing Memoir Woman (and a decent number sprays as I was going out somewhere with a lot of aromas) the night I was robbed and haven't worn it since. I really hope the fragrance isn't tainted...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th February, 2020

    Morning everyone! Going to be testing a sample of Shiso by Nomenclature today.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Thank you! I'm going to attempt to keep it at 2-3 per week now on for the next two months. Still a buy period, but with some self restraint.

    Minus two that I said I wanted that I am waiting...
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    Hermes Myrrhe Eglantine

    Hello! I'm looking to fill out my wardrobe to a spot I'm happy with and planning a bunch of purchases over the next 2-3 months or so. I loved my samples of Agar Ebene and Myrrhe Eglantine from Hermes...
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    Re: 25% Off Flash Sale at Twisted Lily!

    I will make sure to go back at least one more time this month.
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    Re: 25% Off Flash Sale at Twisted Lily!

    I was planning another trip to Twisted Lily in March. They do stock houses that I don't see everywhere in NYC, and as someone who hates shopping online, that is a plus for me.
    I hope I can stick to...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    Wearing my bottle of I See The Clouds Go By by Floraiku which came to me from Twisted Lily today.

    With the speculation going on in the discount thread, I'm wondering if I should prioritize going...
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    Re: 25% Off Flash Sale at Twisted Lily!

    Damn... Should I prioritize going to this store to shop over others the next few weeks, do you guys think?
  64. Re: Have you ever came back around to a fragrance after long enough that you forgot just how good it

    This happens to me all the time! Especially during periods like now where I'm buying a lot and mostly wearing my new ones or samples I want to skin test to decide if they are FBW or not. Occasionally...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th February, 2020

    Testing out my blind buy of Winter Woods by Sonoma Scent Studio today!
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    Re: 25% Off Flash Sale at Twisted Lily!

    Oh no, really unfortunate to hear this... I just went there for the first time despite being into fragrances for years because Brooklyn always seems like such a trek from Manhattan. I loved the...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Dodo seems interesting. I'll have to smell it sometime.
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    Re: Fragrance that make you happy

    All of my fragrances make me happy! But ones that make me especially happy are:

    24 Faubourg by Hermes
    Bee's Bliss by Sonoma Scent Studio
    Patiala by Thameen
    Panda by Zoologist
    Baccarat Rouge...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Hahaha, I love this! Thank you! :lolk::laugh:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Went with Panda for today because I See The Clouds Go By still isn’t here yet. I love this fragrance and am happy I decided to pull the trigger on it! I can’t wait to try more Zoologists and hope I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Iím wearing Panda for the sync today!
  72. Re: Fragrances with the highest ratings in China

    Happy to see Une Rose at the top of niche! Terre is a fantastic designer choice too.
  73. Thread: Di Ser

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    Re: Di Ser

    I'm not too concerned with price. I am unlikely to buy Kyara or Sasora, but that is because oud typically does not work well on my skin so that isn't worth it for me. Are there other non oud extraits...
  74. Thread: Di Ser

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    Re: Di Ser

    I used to live in Japan and still hold that experience to be one of the best times of my life and have very strong, nostalgic memories associated with typical Japanese scents. Naturally, I'm very...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Sloth will drop just in time for my birthday, then.... Hopefully it is a winner.
  76. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Bee's Bliss by Sonoma Scent Studio.

    This is my first wear after a blind buy. It's such a happy, joyful, and uplifting little fragrance. Happy I now own it!
  77. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I own this, and it's definitely fruitier than Santal Noir, but it isn't just all sweets. It's sweet but also has some tartness in its fruits at the same time.
  78. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Bee's Bliss by Sonoma Scent Studio. My bottle finally came.

    What a successful blind buy. It is absolutely gorgeous! What a happy and uplifting little fragrance.
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Thank you all! I didn't get to skin test Squid as I sprayed the very last of the tester on paper. I always like to skin test before buying since sometimes what I love on paper does not work on me at...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th February, 2020

    Bee’s Bliss by Sonoma Scent Studio. I rarely shop online and don’t blind buy but this was recommended to me and when I saw they were having a sale I decided to get this and one other. Excited to give...
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    Happened to me once. I contacted them and they were fantastic and added it for me.
  82. Re: Is the volume 1-spray from a sample bottle the same as 1-spray from a regular bottle?

    I usually go by 2 to 1 as well. If I'd spray four times from a real bottle, I test it with eight from a sample (two in each spot I would normally put one).
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    In that case, let me add Jubilation 25. Only because I've been waiting for my bottle for what feels like forever so I will tell myself it's overrated to feel better about it not being here yet! :p
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I have been to Yokohama when I was living in Osaka!

    I See The Clouds Go By is absolutely lovely. I've been searching for a perfect cherry blossom fragrance for a while and this is it for me. It's...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Can't wait to share them with all of you!!

    I have a few more purchases coming up (waiting on a few things to get back in stock, or planning trips to certain stores that carry them). Still debating...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Loved Squid in the bottle and would have asked for a sample but I used the last spray in the tester at the store. :cry:

    Do you think Squid is wearable and fine for a woman? Maybe it will be my...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Resurrecting this.

    I bought my first Zoologist today. Fell in love with Panda at the store and knew I had to take it home. When I opened the box, I absolutely loved the care taken in describing...
  88. Re: Is the volume 1-spray from a sample bottle the same as 1-spray from a regular bottle?

    In my experience samples spray out less than full bottles. This isn't always the case I suppose, but I notice I have to use more sprays to get the full effect of wearing a fragrance when I test it...
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    Re: Zoologist ???

    (Please ignore post, I found a more recent thread on this brand.)
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Saint Julep. I fell in love with this fragrance so hard today, but the longevity... :cry:
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Bought three more bottles today: I See The Clouds Go By, Tilda Swinton Like This, and Panda.

    +18 bottles this year so far. More coming soon as I’m waiting on two more things and have a few planned...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    I own one Creed and one Tom Ford, both purchased early into my fragrance journey. I still like and enjoy them both but overall I’m not a huge fan of either house. Almost every Creed I’ve tried is...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Most of the very popular Creeds and Tom Fords.
  94. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I’m addition to Bee’s Bliss and Winter Woods, I See The Clouds Go By by FloraÔku.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Where were you, Zilpha? I was in Minamisenba in Osaka.

    Sadly my just bought bottle of I See The Clouds Go By had to be shipped from the warehouse. Cherry blossom is one of my absolute favorite...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Today I bought:

    Zoologist Panda
    I See The Clouds Go By by FloraÔku
    Like This by Etat Libre díOrange

    Also got samples of Nasomotto Pardon and Shiso by Nomenclature. Might buy in the future.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    SOTE is Zoologist Panda!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Going to put a lot of thought into this week’s. Actually, I lived in Japan for a while and it was one of the, if not the, best times of my life.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Thank you to everyone for the well wishes!



    I’m going to Twisted Lily. It’ll be the first time since I rarely make the trek to Brooklyn.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Thank you all! I hope to come home with some new things tomorrow. I've been making up for not buying anything but gifts for others last year pretty heavily so far this year.

    As for Cloud, I can't...
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