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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Release

    My feelings as well!! Fingers crossed.... :)
  2. Thread: Male or female?

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    Re: Male or female?

    In this case I guess reformulations are better! :wink:



    :smiley:
  3. Thread: Male or female?

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    Re: Male or female?

    Really?!
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    Re: Does Geranium smell animalic?

    I personally don't find geranium (I'm referring to fresh leaves smell- the only one I know directly and that gives me clues when I spot it in fragrances) nor dirty nor animalic- it's mostly green,...
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    Re: Are our cities losing their smells?

    Thank you! :smiley:
    I love writing down my olfactory sensations of the places where I happen to be...
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    In Queneau's Zazie dans le metro the uncle reeks of Barbouze de chez Fior :grin:
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    Re: Which Mid-Weight Amber for Summer?

    Ambre 114 with its aromatic herbs opening could be somewhat... fresh!
    Another one you could try is Ambre Ceruléen by Huitième Art- Pierre Guillaume. It opens quite fresh with a lemony verbena...
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    Knize is Austrian, actually.... :)
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    S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 March, 2014.

    Good afternoon.
    SotD is gorgeous Carbon by Italian brand nu_be, from a sample I got at Esxence.
    Totally agree with Jon, Tiziana Terenzi fragrances are great- smelled them too at Esxence. :)
  10. Just visited Esxence and tested MT edp- gorgeous...

    Just visited Esxence and tested MT edp- gorgeous stuff! Had also a sniff of Corsica Furiosa, which I was told was still a bit too green- not fully seasoned yet: interesting and refreshing essay on...
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    Marijuana fragrance -- new!

    Neela Vermeire Trayee features a "ganja" accord too.

    This one seems interesting. !
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 March, 2014.

    God morning, happy Spring to all Boreal hemisphere Basenoters- and, consequently, happy Autumn for the Austral ones! :smiley:
    SotD is the... Premier Figuier de la saison!

    Have a nice day.
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    Re: Home Scent of the Day -- March 2014

    Thym et Figuier room spray by Esteban. Very nice
  14. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    Two guys that make me a bit proud of being Italian- at least on Basenotes! :grin:

    Grazie anche da parte mia! :smiley:
  15. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    Another one???? :shocked:
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    S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 12 March, 2014.

    Wishing a happy happy birthday to dear ExtremeK in a cloud of Hindu Kush, what else! :)
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    Re: Fragrances inspired by geographic locations

    10 Corso Como is an address in Milan, actually... :smiley:

    I'll add the Italian city series by AbdesSalaam Attar: Milano Caffé, Venezia Giardini Segreti, Palermo Don Corleone. And, by this same...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 10 March, 2014.

    God afternoon

    Coromandel for me, today.

    Enjoy your concert, Evangeline- I'm listening to St. Vincent right now :smiley:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 March, 2014.

    Happy birrhday jujy!

    Craving for flowers this morning- SotD is the very last drop of my sample of fabulous Venezia Giardini Segreti by AbdesSalaam Attar

    Have a nice day :)
  20. Re: Recommendations for visiting a perfume store while in Paris

    I guess you'll find lots of informations in the shopping section.
    Plus, there is a nice double post- one for each rive :) - on Grain de Musk
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    Re: Home Scent of the Day -- March 2014

    (Discontinued :sad:) L'Artisan Jacinthe et Feu de Bois , perfect for early Spring
  22. This May Sound Crazy, But Is There A Cologne That Smells Like The Florida Air?

    Never smelled Florida air, but I was thinking at Parfum d'Empire Azemour Les Orangers while reading. Orange trees, sand, hints of seaweeds and sun-dried grass. Worth trying, IMO
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 2 March 2014.

    Gorgeous smelling Mr Q!!!!!
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    Re: Home Scent of the Day -- March 2014

    Geodesis Mimosa in this beautiful, clear day.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 2 March 2014.

    Hello all

    everybody is saying Daim Blond and I have just spritzed some Daim Blond on my arm, during a testing session at 10 corsocomo! (The other scents being CDG Patchouli de Luxe EdT and Blue...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 1 March 2014.

    (((((quarry)))))

    I was looking outside my bedroom window and saw my neighbour's young, slender mimosa tree sadly bent under the heavy rain that's falling since last night... I reached for my...
  27. Re: Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez - New Edition of Perfumes: The Guide in Progress

    Thanks! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Good morning!
    Wearing Sycomore from a sample.
    :)
  29. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    It's not a strictly gender related issue, IMO.
    I think there are women, and men, that tend to follow the stereotypes that society, reinforced by advertisements and marketing strategies suggest: if...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon everybody.

    Again Coromandel in a sunny day.

    :)
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    The question is: can women really give advices? :cheesy:
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Yes, women can really distinguish expensive cologne, but also can smell traces of trite and cheap stereotypes! And I guess most women and men can do better and smell who is beyond the expensive...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 22 February, 2014.

    Morning! :)

    28 La Pausa, from a sample. I'm not sure I'm getting it...

    Have a nice weekend
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    Re: Tell me I am not the only one

    Love to imagine the situation you conjure!
    It happens to me in the morning in winter, when I tend to wear some overall jjumpers for several days, changing fragrances every day and often sampling on...
  35. Fragrance and food: jasmine tea and civet coffee

    Couldn't agree more, Evangeline: it's not hard at all to avoid this cruel coffee. My thought anyway is that it's ALWAYS difficult to make choices that don't do some harm to somebody or something......
  36. Fragrance and food: jasmine tea and civet coffee

    Thanks, cacio.

    Thanks Evangeline...it's always so difficult to live ethically!
  37. Re: Fragrance and food: jasmine tea and civet coffee

    Thanks for the interesting article! As a lover of the French tripes sausage called andouillette- which can be very.... civetty, at times! :laugh:- I'd love to taste it!
    Where did you find it in...
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    Re: Fragrance for the Spa

    Happy you're bringing Hindu Kush with you at the spa! :smiley:

    RE the stinky molecule, I don't know... I did the test for Iso E Super deadidol suggested in another thread (smelling a paper strip...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 14 February, 2014.

    Hello all, lovely people!

    Joining cello in the attempt to add a bit of patchouli to this infinite rosiness. This morning I doused myself in my adored Bornéo, later I tested again some...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 February, 2014.

    'Morning :)
    Milano Caffè in a cloudy Milano day...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon.

    Farnesiana EdP for me today.

    Have a nice day :)
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    S.O.T.D. - Monday, 10 February, 2014.

    My sympathies to everybody affected by various bugs :)

    SotD is sweet Heliotrope by Etro, cozy and warm in another heavy rainy day.

    Best to all
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - February 2014

    Mimosa by Geodesis- a taste of Spring...
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    S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 9 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon.

    So sorry to see the damages the water is doing! Today sun shines, here, and there's also a nice breeze... More rain is expected next days :( Milan is quite safe, but there have...
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    In an Italian novel- not a great one :( anyway!- one of the characters, a pianist, makes references to a French perfume named after a Chopin composition- Nocturnes de Caron, I guess.
    I used to wear...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 8 February, 2014.

    'Morning all!
    Tabac by AbdesSalaam Attar in a foggy day :(

    Enjoy your weekend!
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    Re: Fragrance for the Spa

    Don't you get a sharp synthetic note- I would say "musk"- in both Tam Dao and Orange Sanguine? I can't wear those two fragrances- which I like in the opening- because after a few minutes all I can...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon everybody.

    Milano Caffé in a sunny day, for a change.

    ((Jujy)) and eveyone in need :)
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    S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon :)

    SotD is Etro Gomma.

    Take care all of you under every kind of weather!
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - February 2014

    My lovely pine cheapie- Muji Christmas, this afternoon!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 4 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon.

    La Traversèe du Bosphore in a grey, damp day.

    :)
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    My holy grail for citruses. Azemour Les Orangers.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 3 February, 2014.

    Good afternoon from rainy-as-usual Milan !
    Etro Patchouly for me.

    :)
  54. Re: Isn't Dries Van Noten par Frederic Malle...

    It could be... I truly can't stand Angel and its numerous siblings and offsprings and I can't find any similarity with DVN (which I don't like much, in any case)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 1 February, 2014.

    'morning all, 'morning lpp! Still raining? Here- yes, for sure :cry:

    Wishing you all a nice February with a whiff of Farnesiana!
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    S.O.T.D. - Friday, 31 January, 2014.

    Good evening!

    Almost in synch with Hindu Kush- Luca Turin says that it smells like the opening of Mitsuko... :)

    Have a nice evening!
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    Re: Fragrance for the Spa

    Tam Dao and Zagorsk made me think of my favourite woody incense, Hindu Kush by AbdesSalaam Attar. It's all about wood and resins, with just a hint of dry and not too invasive spices. It's all...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 30 January, 2014.

    Sorry....
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 30 January, 2014.

    'Morning everybody!

    In case someone is interested- it didn't snow! Just the usual sh****y rain, only freezing! :angry:
    Where has the snow gone?!!! (Rhetorical question- I know it has just crossed...
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    Re: Favorite Animalic Scents

    Honey is pretty animalic, indeed, slightly towards the urinous side of the beast! :laugh:

    I'm not much in animalic myself- except maybe for patchouli that has some beastly vibes- but I'd suggest a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 29 January, 2014.

    Good afternoon,

    Waiting for the snow.... :rolleyesold:

    Cuir Ottoman for me today.

    Best to all
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Weather forecast says snow for tonight.... Preparing with a new acquisition- Log Fire by Muji. I'll try not to make too many comparisons with Feu de Bois... :undecided:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 28 January, 2014.

    Hello all!

    SotD is Myrrhiad, to stay warm and cozy waiting for the snow....

    Hugs to everyone who needs them :smiley:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 27 January, 2014.

    Good afternoon!

    Echoing lpp's patchouli aura with Bornéo 1834.

    Have a nice day, all of you.
    Good luck, mike!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Thanks Xscent and Mike- I was waiting for you! :happy:- for your thoughts on HR! I'll let you know, for now I'll just keep smelling greedily my left wrist!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 25 January, 2014.

    Good afternoon.

    This morning I sprayed Tabac by AbdesSalaam Attar; then I took advantage of some shopping in a department store to spray on some Guerlain: Jicky, Mitsuko and Habit Rouge. How I...
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Sweetening the air with Douceur d'Intérieur Intensément Noir chocolate candle.
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    Re: SOTD, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

    Good afternoon!

    A beautiful windy and sunny day, now providing a gorgeous sunset- a change at least from permanent grey and rain, though nothing I'd wish for my Winter!

    SotD is Etro Heliotrope.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 23 January, 2014.

    Good morning! This morning I smelled Avignon in the air... So Avignon is my SotD!
    Best to all :)
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    Re: Magnolia Grandiflora - Michel

    I've read great things about Magnolia- Michel and Magnolia- Sandrine on Grain de musk and would be delighted to test them! Have no idea if I'll be able to do it in Italy, or if anybody will dare to...
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    Re: Explosions de Emotions by L'Artisan

    I've already expressed my feelings about these trio in the thread mentioned above- in short: I quite love Amour Nocturne, I find Déliria exhilarating and funny, but I would never wear it (too afraid...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 22 January, 2014.

    I like having such a wonderfully smelling gentleman right above!

    SotD is Hindu Kush.

    Take care all of you under the snowstorm- can I say that I have just a tiny bit of envy?!:embarassed: ...
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Just a bit, 'cause it's discontinued, of Jacinthe et Feu de Bois by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 21 January, 2014.

    Good morning :)

    Azemour Les Orangers today

    Have a nice day
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    +1 :cry:

    Forest Walk, Winter Woods, Fireside Intense... The name is enough to make me dream...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 19 January, 2014.

    Good morning :smiley:

    Going on with my Etro kick: testing Palais Jamais and Paisley.

    Have a nice Sunday
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Just said goodbye to my small Feu de Bois candle.... :cry:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 18 January, 2014.

    Hello all from rainy Milan :vrolijk_1:

    Testing Etro Shaal Nur on one wrist and Ouarzazate on the other.
    I vaguely remembered a resemblance between Ouarzazate and an Etro, but it sure isn't SN! I...
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Esteban Jathikai in this rainy afternoon..
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 17 January, 2014.

    Good afternoon

    SotD is Etro Patchouly.

    I came back from my short holiday in Dijon with two precious bottles of Bourgogne, but my stomach isn't able to enjoy them, yet, due to the after effects...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 16 January, 2014.

    :grin:

    Good morning and thanks everybody for the wishes. I'm feeling better, and I hope the same for everybody else suffering.

    SotD is Etro Sandalo, my Christmas present to my loved one: I need...
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    Re: Smells from a cook's perspective

    I've read somewhere that taste is mostly smell: our tongue is able to perceive 4 or 5 different flavours- sweet, bitter, salty, sour..- but what makes the difference is the smell that reaches the...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 15 January, 2014.

    Scentless for two days in a row, due to a bug that first played with my belly, now with my nose/throat :angry:! It's fun to read you, however!
    Best to all
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    Re: Heavily polluted and foggy air

    I can't see the role of pollution- I don't think that the presence of pollutants in the air will prevent fragrant molecules to join the party!
    Also, I believe it's more low temperatures than fog...
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Update on Papier D'Armenie candle: at the third burning, at last a definite benzoin note fills the room... The quality/price ratio remains still very poor, especially compared to the ratio of the...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 13 January, 2014.

    ((ExtremeK))

    Bornéo 1834 for me today.

    Best to all :)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 12 January, 2014.

    Good morning, beautiful people- welcome back Jon, hi Oliver!

    ELDO Like This from a sample. The inspiration came a I was dicing some pumpkin in order to make a farro and root vegetable salade- here...
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Marron Grillé by Bougie La Française- a deliciously smoky gourmand candle.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 9 January, 2014.

    Good morning all.

    SotD is Milano Caffè, in a mild, cloudy day.

    Have a nice Thursday :)
  90. Thread: Jicky 2.0

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    Re: Jicky 2.0

    Hope I don't hurt anybody's feelings but after having read the rather sterile and, here and there, unnecessarily gross post on Duchafour and company I reckon I can pass this one... :(
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 8 January, 2014.

    Hello all.

    Maria Candida Gentile Exultat, today.

    :)
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Pine fest here at iodine's! First Diptyque Sapin Doré- almost finished, so I tend to spare it!- then Christmas by Muji.

    Last night I gave a second try to Papier D'Armenie: at least two full hours...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 4 January, 2014.

    'Morning all :)

    In leather, too, but a soft one: Cuir Ottoman, lovelier every time I wear it.

    Have a nice day
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Totally disappointed while burning Papier D'Armenie- La Bougie! Zero projection, and the smell of the paper strips is so much better (Francis Kurkdjian has worked on this candle, the box states......
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 3 January, 2014.

    'Morning!

    Etro Patchouly for me today.

    Have a nice day :smiley:
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Bought/received four new candles, lately, so I'm burning a lot! :grin:
    This morning was Muji Christmas tree (pine, simple but very realistic); now I'm burning a bit of spicy Esteban Jathikai.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 31 December 2013.

    A big scented hug to every single one of you :)
    Happy end, happy beginning of the year!
    Don't know what my SotE will be, yet, as I'm not at home and my choice is limited to a few samples... But...
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    Room Scent of the Day - December 2013

    Burning Marron Grillè (Roasted Chestnut) by Bougie La Francaise in my sister in law's house.... :
    ;)
    Hednic I do envy your Astier de Villatte collection! I had the chance to smell some of them in...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 24 December 2013.

    Good afternoon all and happy happy holidays to everybody :)!

    In Myrrhiad for the journey- I'm spending a few days in Basel and then in Dijon, Bourgogne... Lot's of wine o'clock following!
  100. Thread: Reviews..

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    Re: Reviews..

    Are there really "so few" reviews here? :undecided:

    Is really that bothering to have to wait a few weeks for a review to appear? I understand that immediate publication equals immediate...
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