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  1. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th December, 2019

    Where does time fly, that's the question of the day, yet again!

    (((More hugs,PL and Jon, and N.Cal, too!)))
    .PL, that tree is an absolute hoot! Love how colorful and creative it is!!!! ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th December, 2019

    Hugs (((Jon, Rynegne, Quarry, N. Cal, PL and teardrop!))) Thanks for the warm welcome back! I'm going to try to stop in more often! <3

    Mmmm, Q your hug was delicious smelling yesterday! ;)....
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    Re: A gift for my mom

    What a lovely task! All of the suggestions thus far sound fantastic, just wanted to add Penhaligon's Empressa. (Pen's is also having a sale currently, btw, and the body cream was very affordable if...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th December, 2019

    Hello, all! Long time no smell! ;) Soooo lovely to see folks! I am popping in for some fragrant distraction after a rough morning full of surprises. All is fine now; an inadvertent and unwelcome...
  5. Re: Bernard Chant sample pass -- an inquiry

    A lovely idea, indeed! I have a handful of the ones you would like to add, but I am fairly certain that several are newer versions, and the others are not super vintagey. If there are no other...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Syncing in Le Parfum de Therese today. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    Welcome back, teardrop! What an arduous return journey for you-- I'll bet that made being home feel extra sweet though!

    Whitefluffy, LOLOLOL! I am glad my hoarding collecting habits taught...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

    O.M.G. Whitefluffy!!!! ;) Howdy, woman! I've been thinking of you! So nice to see you here-- had to stop in to say hi! (I'm behind on writing to everyone :p) I have been mostly popping on...
  9. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th September, 2019

    Serious post and dash today! Just wanted to say hello to you wonderful people! Everyone smells as fabulous as always! Sending various good wishes-- happy travels, get well wishes, and hopes for...
  10. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Super quick drop in-- will have to respond more later and post again..

    Just wanted to thank IsoE for his as-always wonderful reviews and thoughts-- and wow, taking off from work! That's above...
  11. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Hello good readers, just a quick update. Our wonderful IsoE is currently in possession of the samples and will resume his sampling soon. :) I am just relieved that the samples didn’t kill him...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Hello everyone! I’m sorry that I am late to the party, but I’m so excited to be here! First off, a big thank you and hug to Lellabelle for so kindly and generously sharing her beautiful creations...
  13. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    (And in monster post department news, I had to break up this post into two, as I tried to post it in one go and it hung and didn't post! I think all the quoted text and my comments killed the BN...
  14. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Oh, you two are too kind. I feel like I’ve got no good input on these, other than my complaints! Lol. Thank you both for the compliments, though!

    Wow, IsoE!!! You really power sniffed...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 31st August, 2019

    Larimar, nice to see you and you’ve brought some wonderful raspberry sorbet and cocktails! May I join you with lemon blondies? (Ok, I need to bake them first…) ;)

    Not to sound too risque, (I...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Belated happy sync day, ZC!

    Ah, PL you were a delightful bouquet, as you so often are! ;) I wish I could have twinned with you in Lilac, but that bottle isn’t accessible right now. I did sync...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th August, 2019

    Belated birthday wishes to! :birthdays:

    Q, the love grass will look lovely, I’m sure! ;)
    PL, hoping the paint job went well and that you are already enjoying cold libations in honor of...
  18. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Again, how amazing that we perceive these so differently that I could even think that these reviews were switched! Lol. And I had a look at the list and the cards that I sprayed, and I think the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    (((Shycat))) so sorry to hear the sad news. Condolences to you and Mr. C. He and his mother were lucky to have your kindness, care and wisdom during this hard time.

    Jon, you always have the...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Ah ha!!!! Genius, on both counts! Good job, Bavard and!

    Indeed it is!!!

    Lolol, so tired and brain dead lately, I'm very surprised I figured anything out. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    For today, wearing the matching body oil with a heavy application of perfume, which is a skin scent, really. This has to be my new favorite way to wear this one. The oil does wonders for the...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have a few guesses! This was so fun, thanks for the game!

    ok, so UNDE, which can spell Dune, but doesn’t account for the other clues, so I guess Un Air de Samsara. ??? edit-- Oops,...
  23. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Yes, certainly! Thank you for your interest!
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    I really enjoy a lot of so called masculine scents. I have many of the ones listed already (excellent taste, ladies! ;)) and many, many more. I estimate at least 10 percent of my collection...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Aww, I think it’s a fun sync idea, It’s definitely not a sync, but I don’t find it any more tenuously related to the sync than the fun syncs where we chose a piece of art or music that expressed...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Well, again I read this thread and it’s made me so ravenose the ole sniffer is a twitching. (lol, great new word, Q!)
    Zilpha, that sounds like an amazing combo-- I’ll have to try it sometime. ...
  27. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Hi again :) Back with some comments,

    That seems so true about something being nostalgic yet not being something we would want currently or have time or space for in our lives. It almost adds...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Oh goodness, everyone is smelling *so* good today!!! Is it also that I am missing perfume because I haven't put on any yet? What's the perfume equivalent of a growling tummy when you see/hear...
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    Re: Donna Karan Black Cashmere

    IMO, yes fine for men, and no, that price is not too high if you like the fragrance. If you change your mind, you can probably resell at same or higher if you wait for supply to dwindle more with...
  30. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Hello! Apologies to all participants and posters on this thread for my tardy replies. It is not due a lack of interest or anything other than my own time constraints currently. I will continue to...
  31. Re: Similar to Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori?

    Well, this thread is aging a bit, and I have not smelled the Bloom flanker, but just in case you are still interested in green florals, perhaps look into the following also: Vent Vert, YSL Y...
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    Re: Women's Yatagan?

    I would guess it might have been Yatagan. I own almost all of those suggested as possible matches and none seem similar enough. I love Yatagan and wear it on occasion. It smells different than...
  33. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Better safe than sorry! Asthma is no fun.

    Hi, Kotori! Thanks for your interest! I’ll add you as a tentative sampler for now, but I think there will be enough given the quantities and...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Shycat, your kittens are adorable, bleached tail and all.

    SOTD was just monoi again, and SOTE is Child oil, which always reminds me of Mimi Gardenia. (miss her!)
  35. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Do you mean dividing the samples into two batches of 7? That would work but requires two mailings per person, which is pretty crummy. I think splitting the sprays (decanting some into smaller...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Ugh, you are so right. Cat pee is like a destroyer of worlds, ruins everything. Idk why I even asked! Must be the crazy cat lady within, you know, the one with the cat pee bag and shoes and the...
  37. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Excellent! Welcome! :) Looking forward to hearing more.
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    Re: Strange Invisible Perfumes

    I'm not sure how helpful I can be, but I have gone to their store in Venice about 3 times over the past few years. On paper, they sound like they do all sorts of things I would love. That said, I...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Hello all! :vrolijk_26: Everyone smells fantastic as always!!!

    kitsch, a lebkuchen and licorice fragrance sounds delish. I was just craving lebkuchen (dipped in dark chocolate, of course)...
  40. PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    A number of years ago I was a participant in a sample pass that consisted of many samples from Paul Kiler. I was the last person and the large samples still had quite a bit of perfume in them. No...
  41. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    IsoE, it’s always a pleasure to be in a pass with you or to read your reviews! Very interesting in this case especially! I agree that there was a definite feel of synthetics in almost all of the...
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays sampling group

    Well, I have the bonus samples from the Advent remainders and they are destined to go to Bavard after me! This pass will have a birthday and afterparty! ;) I’ve also been cheating on you guys and...
  43. Re: 38 liters of human urine found in Jeddah perfume factory selling "Oud"

    This is always revolting to hear. I think in another thread on contaminated fakes someone mentioned that the urine was used as to balance pH or some such. I am just reiterating that possibility...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th July, 2018

    Happy Wednesday to everyone. We had a lovely (if far too brief) sprinkle of rain and some shocking thunder earlier today, and the skies remain overcast, so I am going to do a rain dance soon. ;) ...
  45. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    Hey, don't you mean "Sauvage" LOLOL
  46. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I am kind of drowning in samples currently and waaaaay behind in testing things I wanted to get around to, so I don't want to commit now. *Tentatively* speaking, if...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    Happy Rosy Friday to all! :) Everyone smells delish!

    N. Cal, I am glad you stepped up to the floral plate and have gone all in on the roses, even with the heat! Good job! ;) I’ll join you...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th July, 2018

    Happy Friday, everyone!

    More hugs for (((((Sea Roses))))) and also for (((((Caz)))))

    (MHJ,) I need to hug you too! Your posts have made me smile hugely today, and even feel a little...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    Mmmm, mmm, mmm... You certainly have a nice selection! ;) I think you should go all out and wear as many as possible and make it a weekend long affair with roses. :grin: I will probably go with...
  50. Re: New Guerlain Meteorites - has anyone tried it yet?

    This sounds so promising! Kiliwia, looking forward to your assessment. I loved the original and hoard what remains of it, and have even used the room spray version on clothing, lol!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th July, 2018

    (((Cazaubon,))) I am so sorry for your loss-- my heart is heavy. :’( I know how much you cared about Dot. You provided her a wonderful life filled with love that any dog would dream of having. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th June, 2018

    Welcome back, foxbins! Sounds like a perfectly wonderful trip! And I am also not a fan of those LED lights. :p

    ((((N.Cal, tdem, PerfumedLady)))) group hug! Thanks for the lovely greetings....
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    Re: New Pacificas?

    I wondered the same, as I own a few of the "new" releases. I thought perhaps these were re-released.

    And thank you, hednic, for your efforts!
  54. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Hi Zilpha! Welcome back! So nice to see you here-- hope you and the family are well!!! Thanks for posting your thoughts on the other fragrances. I say there is always room for more narcissus, in...
  55. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Oh, wow!!! A wealth of good reading to be had here! I have just skimmed and will have to go back and re-read more carefully and post more later. :)

    First off, epapsiou, do you mean kewra as...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th June, 2018

    (((Whitefluffy,))) so nice to see you here!!!! Anyplace is always better with you around!

    (Com Diva) great to see you, too!

    (Kewart) gentle hugs! I hope you feel better and heal quickly. If...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    Happy Zephyr day!!!! You smell fabulous!!! You are always like a breath of fresh air on BN! ;)

    Belated hello to Whitefluffy! So wonderful to see you posting! And hi N.Cal! Thanks for the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th June, 2018

    Hello! I hope everyone is having a good start to the week! SOTD was Jo Malone Basil and Neroli, on top of Blackberry and Bay oil, which I got while with Whitefluffy last week. SOTE will probably...
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    Re: Fg perfumes for women or unisex -

    Philosykos is wonderful as is Premier Figuier.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th May, 2018

    Hello fragrant friends!
    SOTD: No. 5 EP, and SOTE will likely be more of the same. Red's sync started me on a bender, lol! I've been wearing EP solidly since Friday. :) I am popping with...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    I probably won't get a chance to post tomorrow, but in honor of Red's special sync, for my SOTD I will wear No. 5 L'eau, and for the SOTE, No 5 EP.

    And here's a quick haiku for Eau Premiere:
  62. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Quickly stopping in with an update: I mailed the package to Bavard last week and expected it to reach him by Monday, but it did not. Since it was first scanned upon receipt, it showed as in...
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    Re: Champagne YSL

    Hmmm, good to know!

    The newer one from about 8 years ago is *not* the same. Unfortunately, I cannot offer advice on how to find an older version of Yvresse, but I do think getting a NIB...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th May, 2018

    foxbins and Trilby, sending more healing vibes to you both!

    The citrus trees are blooming, and inspired me to wear my rather neglected Elie Saab Le Parfum today. :)

    Hope everyone has a great...
  65. Re: Just for fun--graduation scent help.

    Congratulations! No. 5 Eau Premiere came to mind immediately, and I was happy to find it in your (delicious!) wardrobe, so that wins my vote. :) All of the other suggestions above sound...
  66. Re: Sample pass-Fragonard (+rare bonus samples)-CONUS

    H!! :vrolijk_26: Guess who’s here to crash the sample pass party?!?? :grin: Actually, I had previously been graced with some samples from a most generous benefactor, and I hope those provide me...
  67. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Oh, it was truly my pleasure! (Even Ood Amber, lol.) Thank you again e, and everyone for the kind words! :kiss:
  68. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Oh, wow, so I am most definitely anosmic, as suspected. I did sense a little wispy thing of a musk in the heart, but that hardly seems commensurate to what you describe.

    Lol, good luck...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th May, 2018

    Happy Birthday, cacio! :birthdays: I hope today is as special as you are!

    Trilby, I hope you feel better soon! I had started to have a sore throat on Saturday, but I think all of the champagne...
  70. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Oh, no! I just read the previous reviews on this Musk Abiyad--

    <raises hand- must be most cynical> :( Actually, this cements my suspicion that I am anosmic, or at least partially, to the...
  71. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Oh no, yellowtone! That is awful. It sounds like something the USPS would do here. Ive had that happen to me, along with the whole gamut of mail abuse and neglect. :(

    Here is the report...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th May, 2018

    Hello to the best smelling crowd on the interwebs! ;)

    I hope you feel better, Ines!

    Cuddlecat, that sounds like a fun way to explore one’s wardrobe! I’ll have to try that sometime.
  73. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    GS Ood Rose

    Sniffed from the vial: Strong, sweet rose with woods

    Ood Rose opened with a lemony, sweet tea rose, lightly spiced and airy. It immediately brought to mind the classic Tea Rose...
  74. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Lol, I never cease to be amazed that anyone actually reads my monster posts! Thank you again for the kind words and encouragement. I can always take a page from Red’s book and do haikus if anyone’s...
  75. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    LOL! You and Vmaster were correct-- BWF = Big White Floral. Sorry, I did not know that was FFD speak! ;)

    Thank you all so much for the very kind and undeserved praise! I do...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

    Hello! Long time no sniff! ;) Everyone is so beautifully fragranced today, as every day! :kiss:

    Had to stop in and wish N. Cal a wonderful birthday!!! :birthdays: I hope you are having a day...
  77. Re: Most novel use of grapefruit in niche?

    Ooooh, I love grapefruit. Have you sniffed Onde Sensuelle by L'AP? It is an unusual take and has a resinous juniper note and spicy aspects that I find intriguing.
  78. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Hello fragrant friends! First off, a big thank you to epapsiou for sharing and organizing this exciting attar pass! I am indebted to him for not only providing this lovely selection of samples, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th March, 2018

    (HouseofPhlegethon, teardrop, ineespenes, tdem, easyfish, Roberto, FiveoaksBouquet, ErinK, cazaubon, Jon, Trilby Lark, ExtremeK, CapriDog,Foustie, and CuddleCat) thank you all for the thoughtful...
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays sampling group

    Bavard, I wish I could be as efficient as you are! I was tickled to see that we had such similar impressions on several of these. And that was hilarious about the crushes and bug spray, although to...
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    Re: L'Archisain - L'Artisan/Guerlain March

    I would love to participate in L'Archisain! What a wonderful idea! Sounds like lots of fun. I love both houses and have a bunch to choose from (well, after accessing them, lol) and spring seems...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th February, 2018

    Mmm, so many good smells here today!!!!

    Trilby, my succulents are blooming too! I have to snap a pic and share a great (inadvertent, lol!) combo of two plants-- only one is a succulent, but the...
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays sampling group

    Wow, Bavard, you *are* totally a sample pass-pro! How do you do it?!? ;) I agree that Inevitable Crimes was really different! The mushroomy composting-mulch aspect was unlike anything I have ever...
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays sampling group

    Hello again! Just a quick update: I’m digging into the second batch of 20 samples and have some more reviews from the first batch that I had not gotten around to posting yet. I still have a few to...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd January, 2018

    Hope everyone is having a good start to the week! SOTD is No. 22 EDP.

    (((((kewart))))) and (((((Hazel5)))))
  86. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Post and dash: No. 22 EDP :)
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays sampling group

    epapsiou, see, here you manage to be both full of thoughtful content and poetic. That’s an art. Bravo, man, bravo! ;)

    Wild Gardener, I love your user name, toooooo!!! (You probably didn't know...
  88. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Wow, this thread keeps providing wonderful thoughtful posts thanks to everyone! I am going to have to take my time to read the especially thought provoking posts by Red and epapsiou.

    Oh, and...
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays sampling group

    Oh, you are too funny, e! Sadly, however, quantity does not necessarily equal quality! And, if I took all the random jibber jabber out of my reviews, I am sure they would be quite short! Still...
  90. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Hi Chanuarians! I love this concept and the thread! It has been so much fun to follow and read about everyone’s selections and thoughts on the scents. And now the perfume porn has started… too...
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays sampling group

    Hello, fine fragranced friends! :vrolijk_26: Apologies for my tardy arrival to the 4160 party. :embarassed: (Hopefully I’m still fashionably late? Maybe? :engel017: / :evil: ) As the lovely...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th November, 2017

    (((Cazaubon))) get better soon! I am fighting off a cold too, ick. I can still smell, so that is good.

    ErinK, what a sweet story! Thank you for sharing. And add me to the list of people...
  93. Re: Trick or Treat Celebuscent Blind Sniff

    Why Does this Weird “Cestrum” Person Have So Many Celebuscents? Maybe She Should Change her Username to "Celebuscent Nocturnum?

    “I hear she ONLY loves celebuscents.”

    “I saw her picking...
  94. Re: Trick or Treat Celebuscent Blind Sniff

    Ok, so I feel like I am spamming my own thread, but here are the reviews that I've been writing on the fragrances in this blind sniff. I also added some other notes on why I included these in the...
  95. Re: Trick or Treat Celebuscent Blind Sniff

    Yes, Eau de Gaga had so many good reviews that I figured it would be interesting to try. This is a particularly glowing review on Bois de Jasmin. ...
  96. Re: Trick or Treat Celebuscent Blind Sniff

    IsoE, I forgot to mention that this last line that I quoted just shows what a blind sniff warrior you are, given these scents, lol!!!! I am still very impressed with your sniffing notes! Not only...
  97. Re: Trick or Treat Celebuscent Blind Sniff

    Oh my goodness, there has been so much great discussion here! I have to play catch up now! Ugh, I think my posts are going to be a mess unless I break them up into chunks again. So, let's go...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st October, 2017

    ((((Quarry and Mr. Q)))))

    Lots of hugs for those who are under the weather, and an extra that I meant to send yesterday for my dear PerfumedLady!

    Also hoping that NY BNers and their friends,...
  99. Re: Trick or Treat Celebuscent Blind Sniff

    Happy Halloween!

    IsoE, I was bowled over when I saw your reviews! Power sniffing celebuscents is surely a herculean effort! Very impressed, and your ability to pick out notes is amazing and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th October, 2017

    Post and dash today!

    (((ExtremeK))) and (((cazaubon)))

    SOTD is DH again.

    Hope everyone has a great day or evening!!! :kiss:
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