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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd February, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    l have the day off, & after sleeping for almost twelve hours, l've been enjoying a lazy day so far. After a home-cooked breakfast, we're watching Rangers before popping out for a...
  2. Re: Help: is there anything similar to Daphne by Comme des Garçons?

    l loved this one when l tried it, & found it strikingly similar to Tiptoeing Through Chambers of the Moon by Pilar & Lucy, which is still available at Luckyscent. l finished my bottle of that one a...
  3. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    l have thought about this in terms of which letter pops up the most in my wardrobe: out of 66 fragrances, 14 begin with S.

    l don't own any beginning with K, Q, W, X, Y or Z (although l do have a...
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    Re: Turkish lemon cologne style frag?

    Try Laconia by Tom Daxon.
  5. Re: What fragrances do YOU find backup bottle worthy?

    l don't generally do back ups, but there are just a few that will always be staples in my wardrobe, notably Samsara, Stash & Alien.
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    Re: Mangled: names of your favorites

    l remember another basenoter used to call Dans Tes Bras, Dante's Bra! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd February, 2020

    Santal Blush this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd February, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Robin! :birthdays:

    Another early shift here, & l'm wearing Stash.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st February, 2020

    ExtremeK, how wonderful to see you! :vrolijk_26: So glad to hear that everything has come together for you.

    Synching again in Ambre Passion this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Stealing Earlyn's idea & wearing Ambre Passion this evening, because l only tend to wear this one with loungewear or PJs!
  11. Re: Fragrance History: "Ancient School" perfumes, perfumes from Ancient Greece, Rome and Middle East

    l love ancient history, too! :D

    l think you might enjoy Aftelier's Ancient Resins.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st February, 2020

    Morning all!

    Synching with Alien for work today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Earlyn, that's a great idea! :thumbsup:

    l don't generally associate perfumes with any specific garment, but more with certain seasons or occasions. However, when l wear purple l do get the urge to...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

    Sahara Noir this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's turned wet & windy again here. :sad: l'm off to work in Ghost.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

    Happy Birthday, Mr shades! :birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL! l regularly get complimented on Stash at work, too. ;)

    Cook.bot, that's one pretty kitty!

    Black Flower Mexican Vanilla for bedtime.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

    Morning all, & a belated Happy BN-iversary to Trilby! :beer:

    ClockworkAlice, you smell great! :thumbsup: Don't work too hard.

    l'm back to long shifts today in Stash.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2020

    Musk EDT by Alyssa Ashley, a recent blind buy from TK Maxx:

    My first impression is that this is pretty much a straight-up clean musk, but it does have subtle nuances. ln the beginning these...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    The sun is out right now, but l need to do some studying today.

    Trying out my blind-bought bottle of Alyssa Ashley Musk EDT.
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    Re: Guerlain classics in spring

    l enjoy Samsara all year round, but you could try these:

    Champs-Elysees: a spring floral with almond blossom & mimosa.
    Apres L'Ondee: a softer L'Heure Bleue with violets.
    L'lnstant: honeyed...
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    Re: Request: Would LOVE a thumbs up button

    This was already tried here at least once, & has been suggested many times, but it proved to be unpopular. l myself dislike the idea, because it tends to turn into a popularity contest. l have no...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th February, 2020

    Feel better soon, caz!

    Switched to Chergui for this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    Shycat, sounds like you made a wise decision. Stay safe out there!

    ClockworkAlice, that is weird that a perfume got added to the Directory under the wrong house. :confused: l...
  25. Re: Telephone vs. Verbatim: A Theory of Notes/Accords

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    ClockworkAlice, l'm so happy to have inspired you, & your hair sounds gorgeous! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    The winds have abated a little, but it's still pouring with rain here. l'm wearing Ghost for my late shift.
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    Telephone? We used to call it Chinese whispers, but l guess that's not PC anymore...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th February, 2020

    "Storm Dennis" has really kicked in here, & l arrived home from work feeling like a wet rag. l am so sick of rain after four months almost non-stop. :angry:

    Feeling better after a hot shower...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    Off to work in Encens Flamboyant on this wet & windy day.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Congrats ClockworkAlice on your milestone, 1000 posts & every one a gem, keep 'em coming! :beer:

    And a belated welcome to piney! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    And yet you are quite happy to post in a "vintage" thread. ;)

    lf you have nothing to say about Guerlain, then why post here at all??
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Valentine's Day! :kiss:

    l'm on the late shift today, but first l'm off to the Uni to meet with my tutor/supervisor.

    Synching in Ashoka.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l'll be going with Ashoka by Neela Vermeire, named for the emperor who ruled India in the 3rd century BC. He started out as a fierce warrior & conquerer, before converting to Buddhism & becoming a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th February, 2020

    Awesome lightning shot, Jon!

    Wearing Stoned this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's wet here this morning but not windy yet. l'm wearing Stash.
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    Thank you for your thoughtful contribution to this three-year-old discussion. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Marrakech La Mamounia signature scent

    A friend sent me a sample of a perfume called Les Jardins de la Mamounia which apparently came from there, but that one was mainly orange blossom.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Thanks Q, tdem & Jon! :D And congrats on your purchase, Jon.

    There's a fair bit of blossom on the trees here too, & my neighbour's daffodils are blooming, although the ones in the park have a few...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    ClockworkAlice, sounds like you're looking after yourself very well! The haircut is great thanks, l've gone back to an asymmetric style, very short on one side with a sweeping fringe...
  41. Re: Can't Smell Your Own Fragrance? SPRAY LESS!!!

    l have also found this to be true! :)
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    Re: T K Maxx

    Several bottles of Tom Ford Costa Azzura body spray in our local today.

    l picked up another back-up bottle of Stash, & a little set of Alyssa Ashley Musk EDT with 2 dinky bottles of perfume oil in...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    l'll be heading into town for a haircut & a little light shopping today.

    Just drained my sample of Fate Woman.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th February, 2020

    Glad all is well in your neck of the woods, Jon!

    Ambre Passion this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    ClockworkAlice, hope you feel better soon, & stay safe all those still in the path of the storm!

    Still a few strong gusts of wind here, but on the whole much calmer than yesterday....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Thanks again everyone for your good wishes! We are ok, but returned from the pub to find two of our fence panels are down, again. :undecided: The winds have abated a little, but it's pouring with...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    As predicted, the rain & gales are pretty severe here right now. Hopefully there'll be a lull soon so we can take a quick walk to the pub for lunch...

    l'm wearing Santal Blush today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    Jon, we've been getting strong gusts of wind & rain since eleven o'clock last night, & the winds are set to peak at around 90mph at lunchtime today. l must admit that scares me...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th February, 2020

    Thanks Jon, ClockworkAlice & tdem for your good wishes! :)

    HoP, glad you're feeling better!

    lt's a beautiful, spring-like day here today, but yes, we're anticipating much more heavy weather...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th February, 2020

    Ouch, HoP! l'm sure the wine will help. :thumbsup:

    Hope your shoulder is better soon, caz!
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thanks, sweetie! :kiss: The Shalimar l still have is a vintage PDT & a vintage parfum. When l joined basenotes, the different concentrations weren't listed separately, & l don't like to skew my...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    After almost nine years, l just finished my 75ml Edition Charms bottle of Eau de Shalimar. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th February, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday 30 Roses! :birthdays:

    l have another long shift today, but l'm looking forward to four days off! :laugh: And l finally finished my bottle of Eau de Shalimar,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l have only a small handful of perfumes that l'd call "truly" vintage, & none that l'd wear for work. l have, however, just finished my bottle of the discontinued Eau de Shalimar, so that'll have to...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th February, 2020

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar for a long shift today, & there's only a few drops left...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2020

    Happy Birthday, dear foxbins! :birthdays:

    kewart, that sounds good to me! :thumbsup:

    l have the day off, & l'm getting some studying done in Morah, from my sample.
  57. Re: Am I applying my fragrance the wrong way or not enough?

    l agree. Why does it matter so much to you to get a "reaction" from others? Surely what matters is that you smell good to you.​ Compliments are simply a bonus.
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    l keep my basenotes wardrobe strictly up to date, & l write a review of every fragrance l've tried on skin, to keep track of my impressions.
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    Sample of the Day - February 2020

    Looking forward to your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th February, 2020

    Morning all! More healing vibes going out to all who need them.

    Feeling in need of a rest myself, but off to work in Eau de Shalimar. At least it's a "normal"-length shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd February, 2020

    Morning all!

    Stash for another long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd February, 2020

    Welcome back, Jon! :vrolijk_26: Springtime in Bruges sounds wonderful, hope to see some photos soon!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd February, 2020

    Morning all, & healing hugs to all those feeling down or under the weather!

    l'm working a long shift today, & then my workmates & l are are all going out for an ltalian meal together. l almost...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st February, 2020

    kewart, l'm delighted to have enabled you! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st February, 2020

    Morning all!

    kewart, l'd be interested in your thoughts on Stash. l almost twinned with you today, but went for Like This at the last moment.

    lt's sunny here, & we'll be going out for a couple...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st January, 2020

    Ugh Hazel, food poisoning is grim! Hope you're back to normal soon.
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    Re: Most worn in January 2020

    4 x Eau de Shalimar & Smuggler's Soul

    3 x Stoned & Stash

    2 x Santal Blush, Ambre Passion & Narciso

    1 x Seville a l'Aube, Paradoxe, Vanilla Musk, Encens Flamboyant, L'Ombre Fauve, Night Star,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st January, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    l have a couple of days off, l've been getting a few chores done this morning, & this afternoon l'll try to do some studying.

    Synching in Samsara today, both vintage & modern EDP.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l'm in Samsara today, vintage EDP on one arm, & modern EDP (from before they started putting it in a bee bottle) on the other.

    ln all honesty, at the risk of being called a blasphemer, they're...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th January, 2020

    Thanks dora, HoP, ComDiva (what does ABD mean??), PerfumedLady, caz & N.CAL! :D

    Q, l'm better at fighting the procrastination demon than l used to be, but the tendency to give in to it is still...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th January, 2020

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, & yes you're right, l know all about the procrastination demon! :evil:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th January, 2020

    Morning all, & congrats to our milestone celebrants!

    Today is my last day in Uni for this course. l have until October to finish my dissertation, & we have an alloted number of hours for...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    Black Flower Mexican Vanilla for bedtime.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    ClockworkAlice, congrats on finally finishing that bottle! :beer: And those are great lessons to have learned.

    Q, l hope your mission is successful!

    kewart, ouch! Please heal up fast.

    Jon,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar again, for another long shift today.
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    That's how l would interpret it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    Happy Birthday to your BF! :birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

    Q, yes l just had a Super Shower myself! :thumbsup:

    Now wearing Stoned for the evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

    Morning all, & welcome cathped! :smiley:

    Wearing Oriental Pearl to get stuff done at home today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Jon, l couldn't agree more about the weather. The relentless dreich is just too much! :angry:

    Anyway, we've just eaten a home-cooked breakfast, & we'll be off out for a couple of...
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    Re: Travelo atomizer questions

    You are wise to put in only what you need for the trip. l had one evaporate entirely after leaving it full for just a few weeks.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    Q, what beautiful thoughts!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    Q, thank you for your beautiful pic & your wise words! :smiley: l'm looking forward to spring...

    Wearing lmperial Opoponax this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    Morning all, & yet more healing & positive vibes to those in need!

    Eau de Shalimar for another long shift today.
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    Thanks, Earlyn! :smiley:
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    lt's on my to-do list, but l think writing my dissertation might take precedence for a while! :)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Thanks! :o

    Earlyn, fantastic pics! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Synching in Sheer Obsession for a long shift today.
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    l've gone with Sheer Obsession today: a more work-friendly version of the powerhouse original, that had those very soft porn-like TV ads starring Kate Moss.

    Here's my bottle amid a select group...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd January, 2020

    caz, hope your hubby gets an excellent result!

    Welcome, the watcher! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd January, 2020

    Morning all, & healing vibes to all who need them!

    Smuggler's Soul for Uni today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    (((((shades))))), my condolences for the loss of your friend.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    Morning all!

    More healing hugs going out to kewart.

    lt's cloudy here but still cold. l'm planning to clean some more windows today, & wearing Morah, from my sample. l'm getting more of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l think either of these would fit.

    l'll be working on Friday, so l'll need to give this some thought. l wouldn't feel comfortable wearing something that might offend...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Chilehead by Dame Perfumery (another freebie):

    The opening is rather herbal-medicinal for me, dominated by a celery-like vetiver, & a fiery pepper, instead of chillis (note that its name is Chile,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st January, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    lne, l hope you get to see the sun soon!

    lt's another beautiful bright, cold day here. l have a couple of days off, l'm doing a bit of pottering today, & trying my sample of...
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    Re: Narcotic V vs other tuberose scents

    l own & love Carnal Flower & Fracas, & l did try a sample of Narcotic V around ten years ago, when it was still called Narcotic Venus. l don't know if it's been changed since then, but l found it to...
  99. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    l have never encountered one, & God forbid that the idea should ever catch on over here.

    l don't see how it can be achievable, given the valid point already made here that most people do use...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th January, 2020

    Morning all!

    Back to work for a long shift today in Narciso EDP.
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