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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Okay, you've all convinced me to give Hermes Orange Verte another try. Everyone deserves a second chance.

    I've ordered samples of the Parfum d'Empire Azemour, the Malle Bigarade, Acqua di Parma...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yep, I'm the melon detector -- but I'll be genteel and say "overripe" rather than "rotten". It's my favorite part of Diorella, that vegetal skank mixed in with the greenery. I'll even get specific...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Guerlain Vetiver for Green Day #17

    https://shop.r10s.jp/viporte/cabinet/fragrance14/guv100.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    "Beauty in the intersection of garbage and flowers."

    Be careful, though -- rumor has it that Grayspoole keeps dead mice in her Diorella. :)...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Oooof, his playing just melts my heart.

    You just reminded me that I should go post in that "bottom shelf" thread -- Havana Pour Femme. There should be criminal charges applicable to anyone who...
  6. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Heh Heh. That's always your answer! :)
  7. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Wow. I got like 2 hours. Guess I should try my sample again to double check.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Vintage Eau Sauvage, so I can feel like I've been making out with a young Alain Delon.

    Alain sends his best wishes for a Bon Anniversaire to kewart.
    ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Eau Sauvage today. I wear this when I want to feel like I've been making out with Alain Delon.

    Or when I really wanted Diorella but don't want to use up my stash.
    ...
  10. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    A superb peppery vetiver, one of the best MH offerings, but overpriced IMO given its abysmal longevity.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Thanks, cacio. I trust you about fruits -- even if we did disagree about Citron Noir. :)



    Yes, it would probably be very disheartening.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    That made me picture the movie scene where The Godfather gets gunned down in Little Italy and the oranges roll all over the street.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Excellent info, Pallas. I don't think I understood that that was the origin of petitgrain.



    Will try, but as a rule I generally find Malles to be very poor value for dollar.



    Forgot...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    HERM»S Eau des Merveilles - Tried and rejected. Love it on others, but it stinks on me.

    HERM»S Concentre d'Orange Verte - I need to try the concentree. Gave up on the original years ago because...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Not in the directory here but I'll look elsewhere. Love those gorgeous MoV bottles.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Oh, good call! The lemongrass in that sounds promising too. Thanks, Pelle!



    Intriguing note pyramid, but looks very hard to find. I'm hoping for something more of an everyday splash than a...
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    Re: Brits, unusually warm still for September

    Until I read the lyrics just now, I never realized that song was about someone running away from a potential marriage. I always thought it was about a failed suicide. Which, now that I think of it,...
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    Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    I'm looking for an orange citrus scent, preferably sharp from peel and juicy from fruit. NOT neroli, NOT orange blossom, which I dislike.

    I tried a note search in the directory and got 28...
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    Re: Guerlain Observations

    Sweet story!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Does that really mean 'The Black Glue'? Surely there's some idiomatic interpretation that Google Translate is not picking up on.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Dang it X2. I was afraid someone would quote me before I fixed the photo. In my sleepyness I originally plugged in a pic of Azuree instead of Aromatics.



    So I'm led to believe!
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    Re: Your philosophy: smell like, or smell

    My friend's 4-year-old daughter got those as a gift, and for days went around with dots of color all over her nose.



    Scented dolls? Really? Never heard of such a thing.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    What better way to celebrate Zealot Crusader's birthday than to pull out the stops on all my misanthropic bona fides? If he can wear Tai Winds, I can douse myself with the ultimate potion of pagans...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    The Vagabond and The Crusader -- both voyagers, just different approaches. May both their birthdays and all their future travels be happy ones!

    I don't have to deal with a single other human...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I really like that bottle the Occur is in -- but I have a thing for hobnailed and ribbed bottles. I remember my mother having Occur, but I think it was in one of those rubberized atomizer bottles...
  26. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Wow. I can't even remember the last time YSL put out a woman's scent that wasn't a flanker or some kind of privee thing. Maybe Saharienne?

    This actually sounds rather pleasant.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    (You're The) Devil in Disguise. That's the Wonder of You.
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Mary Jenkins, who made all those sandwiches for Elvis.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBVGMjbLZb4
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    About what time?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I've smelled it, and I'd have to say it's Comeback Elvis only if he had come back dressed in corduroy rather than black leather.

    It smells like a mincemeat pie served to you by an adjunct...
  31. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Can we expect this kind of behavior every time your wife goes out of town?
  32. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Cuz you iz a classy guy and I izn't.
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    Re: Patchouli Antique by Les Nereides

    Get out. Seriously?
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    Cuz you iz a cozy daddy.

    <channeling my inner Diddy>
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    Re: Patchouli Antique by Les Nereides

    You are hereby banished to the Zealot Crusader corner. Here's your Punce Cap.

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/62/8f/e2/628fe294bd0bcc7f3030e2eaf35dea2d.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I just adore that throwback typeface.
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    Re: Patchouli Antique by Les Nereides

    "Oak foam"? Puh-leeze.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    That is so clever and amusing. I hope the box is printed with that redacted memo. Please do post photos when you receive it.



    Do you know whether they're referring to creosote as in the smell...
  39. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Thank god. The suspense was killing me.

    :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Looove smelling No. 19 on men.
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    Two favorites:

    Vaninger by Oliver & Co. -- big fizzy ginger, in a root beer/sarsparilla base.

    Dirty Ginger by Heretic -- fresh rooty ginger, nice 'n dirty from cumin.
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    Someone recently informed me in a thread that signature lines we create in our profiles are not visible to people using Tapatalk to view the forums.

    Does anyone know if this is true for all mobile...
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    I've been toying with the idea of getting this ever since it was part of an Epapsiou pass last year. Maybe this autumn is the time to go for it, since in that pass it smelled exactly like mincemeat...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Just ordered a bottle of Lauder's 'Private Collection' to round out my Vincent Marcello collection. Perfect for the lazy completist, since there's only four of them.
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I stand corrected. It was $50 for THREE ounces:
    ...
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    Fifty dollars for 12 ounces?!? <thud>

    Those events would be limited to weddings and funerals. My own weddings and funeral.
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    Do they rinse it with plain water? Or with something other than shampoo?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Still hot here, but supposed to stay below 90F degrees on Saturday, and I think Le Canotier by Rogue Perfumery can stand up to that.

    Rumor has it that Mr. Cross is not discontinuing this dry,...
  49. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Don't strike a match!
  50. Re: Fig or Sandalwood body butter or creme or lotion recommendation

    If you're in the U.S., the Williams-Sonoma housewares stores sell a lotion and a hand soap called "Tuscan Fig" that smell fabulous. I bought a full liter of the hand soap and use it as shower gel.
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    Re: Bengale Rouge (Papillon)

    Wow, it's a long time since I've heard of you buying a new-to-market scent, Bonnette!

    ClaireV's review of this one on her blog certainly got my attention. I'll be looking forward to your full...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Inspired by Jon_Rodgers, I scrubbed the Piguet Calypso and replaced it with Creed Acier Aluminum because....

    Come Mister Talleyman, tally me BANANAS
    Daylight come and me wan' go home.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    When I think "umami", I think "parmigiano reggiano". Or achovies. Or Thai fish sauce (nam pla).

    But I'm 100% in agreement with Diddy's assessment of the editions of Z-14. I own an 8-ounce...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Even more confusing than LJ's signature line!

    (If this is shilling, it's a weirdly ineffective kind.)
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    Re: Unable to subscribe to BN Plus

    Seems like it would warrant a high-priority response, since it constitutes income.
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    Calypso by Robert Piguet. I'm sure all the Bandits in the warehouse make fun of it. Before reformulation it was probably quite different. Now it's nothing like a Piguet scent at all -- a confused,...
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    Re: Cosmetic surgery/procedures

    I seem to have the opposite of Lorenz's Kindchenschema. I'm attracted to large noses, prominent jawlines, and hooded eyes.

    Tiger > kitten
    Doberman > Yorkshire Terrier
    Mule > donkey
    Giraffe >...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Banana! Of course! Why didn't I think of that for the sync? I have a sample somewhere... might just scrub the Piguet and go with the Creed.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    I couldn't find an appropriate green for the sync today (someone should make a rum & green banana scent!), so I'm breaking ranks to go with:

    Calypso by Robert Piguet
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  60. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Which should surprise exactly no one, considering the way Dior effed up the 2017 Eau Sauvage Parfum.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm putting my money where my mouth is:

    Calypso by Robert Piguet

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Kj8AAOSwgTJa-yyT/s-l300.jpg

    ...even though I don't much care for this scent. It's a rather...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Leave it to BN to divert me before I've even chosen a SOTD.

    from "Ithaca" by C.P. Cavafy:

    Hope that your journey is a long one.
    May there be many summer mornings when,
    with what pleasure,...
  63. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    Any of Germaine Cellier's original formulas, but most especially Vent Vert or Jolie Madame.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Amidst such refined company, the Pinaud REALLY looks like a bottle of hot sauce. :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I smell a book. Or a mini-series.
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    What an interesting contrast to Grayspoole's experience of it. One no florals, one almost all white florals.
  67. Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    I've been telling myself that if it hits parity against the dollar I'm going to go nuts on a bunch of UK scents I've been coveting.
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    Re: A strifeknot appreciation thread :)

    Weird -- his profile shows he's "banned" but also shows he's currently online (11:48am EST) . ???
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This caught my interest. I love the smell of celery, particularly its leaves, which I use like parsley (why don't we smell more parsley in perfumery?). And I love Yatagan too. It got me digging...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    Tiare by Ormonde Jayne

    A little risky in the heat wave, but I'll be mostly indoors under the air conditioning. Another one introduced to me by Ebenas, bless her heart. Contrary to my own belief,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    ErinK, long time no see! Welcome back!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    You both need to add your dogs to the 2019 Basenotes dog thread!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/464940-Your-2019-Dog-Pictures
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Is the resister of temptation in that GIF the man with the scissors? If so, he seems to have succeeded only by accident.
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    You can do it, Paps!



    If no money changes hands, it was NO-BUY.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    As far as I'm concerned, the greatest global contribution ever made by Trinidad is the social satire and rhythms of classic calypso. All hail The Mighty Sparrow! And steel pan bands, too.

    ...
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Attaboy!
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    Re: New - Hermes Twilly díHermes Eau Poivree

    Alice got me all excited, and then Caz dashed my hopes to the ground!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Haven't yet smelled Aubepine Acacia. May have to see if I can wangle a deal with N.Cal one of these days. :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Ah, Z-14, probably my all-time favorite men's cheapie. Though I do prefer Elsa Peretti's pinch bottle; it just feels so good in the hand.

    In that tiny photo format, I mistook the Pinaud for a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Yes, I like it a lot. I bought a smaller bottle earlier this year for nostalgia's sake and was surprised how nice it was. I don't know if Jean Nate was ever common in Europe, but anyone here over...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Last night when I left work it was 90F degrees and 90% humidity. I honestly felt like I could see the air. Today is predicted to be a repeat, and I just don't feel like I can ask any perfume to...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th September, 2019

    Only marginally more attractive than a rubber band. :)
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    Re: One choice for...Vol XVI

    I'm beginning to think that BruceB is a data miner.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th September, 2019

    My Havana has a broken rib in its cap, too. My theory is that it's from people trying to twist it off instead of lift it.

    I wound up putting a piece of vinyl tape around the base of the sprayer...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I've seen a lot of Faberge quartettes in my time, but never one with Act IV -- usually that slot is filled by Straw Hat or Flambeau. In fact, I've never heard of Act IV; what does it smell like?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th September, 2019

    Vintage No. 19 today -- mid-'80s edition. Photo courtesy of roro. (Well, I say "courtesy of", but actually I didn't even ask him.)

    http://i.imgur.com/2YqCagR.jpg.




    I know what "guns"...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Love Potion No. 19

    Mid-1980s paper label edition. I'm stealing roro's photo because he has the best pix -- not to mention the best vintage No. 19s.

    http://i.imgur.com/2YqCagR.jpg
    © ЯoЯo
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    Re: Rare Chanel Sycomore 15ml Parfum version

    I managed to stop myself in mid-drool with a dose of reality.

    I mean, sure, who wouldn't want this rarity in their Chanel collection, even if they weren't an obsessively ga-ga Sycomore fan? But...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    I think you should institute "interactive" tours and make them haul your riprap.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Does that mean we won't be getting any more animalic scents from Zoologist?

    I sure hope that's not the case!
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    Almost too many to mention. Whole houses of them, in fact.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    Are you sure they weren't saying "Eastender kebabs" and you just misheard them? :)
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    Great news. I had long hoped he'd do a series of "L'Air de" environmental scents after Marocain. This one sounds right up my street.
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    No, I wouldn't say that it is. It's not dank and damp, like the original. Much drier, much more incensey. I never liked that inky aspect of the original EN. It's just now at the drydown stage on...
  95. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Encre Noir a l'Extreme by Lalique.

    I've always taken personal offense when people compared Encre Noir to my beloved Sycomore, as if somebody was insulting my own boyfriend. I found original EN...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    I love seeing all those eclectic botltes that Easyfish posts.

    After yesterday's experiment with Mugler Aura, I needed a soft-spoken green today, and Iskander is it. I think it might have been...
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    For mood lifting, vegetal garden-ish scents do it for me. Ninfeo Mio is my 100% happy pill.

    For mood calming, shadowy forest-floor scents (Sycomore) and cardamom scents (Voyage d'Hermes) chill me...
  98. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I honestly can't predict whether you'd like Aura or not, N.Cal. I don't have a good handle on what kind of greens appeal to you, except I know you like No. 19 and don't like Le Canotier, :) There...
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    Did you by any chance get it from this guy? :)

    108432
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Finally went for a bottle of Philosykos EDP, after going through many samples and decants. I love a leafy fig scent, and decided it would be my autumn addiiton this year, taking some pressure off my...
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