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  1. Re: I just tried “I am trash” from ELd’O and...

    ELDO puts out a lot of good value discovery sets, often found in the range of $20. Here's just two of them; you can find more online.


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  3. Re: Is there a way to not subscribe to every thread you reply to?

    Yes, there is. Just go to "settings" at the top of every page. Then, from the options in the left-side bar, click "General Settings". Then scroll down to the section heading "Messaging &...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Mobsters!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    You don't have a date to meet Cameron for coffee, do you?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Always happy to have you wander in! Dammit, it's so annoying that the photos in that thread have disappeared. RoRo mentions there his "ribbed bottle", but I know he also has the opaque blue bottle,...
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    Now I'm not only getting no formatting toolbars, but in both forum posts and PMs, it won't recognize any paragraph breaks.
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    Touché.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

    Happy birthday to Ine, and a very happy 98th birthday to Betty White!

    https://metvcdn.metv.com/X3uLB-1533218371-embed-betty-white-cake.gif

    I'm sitting out the sync to indulge in a real rarity...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    A rarity for me today: Dioressence Eau Parfumee (1969? 1979?) "Le Parfum Barbare"

    I'm not sure which version I'm wearing, but maybe RoRo will wander in here and clarify it for me. Based...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    ::delete::
  12. Re: Does new By Kilian refill require original bottle?

    Have you tried calling the purveyor you bought your original Killian from and just asking them?
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    The astute reader will have noticed that Cameron never came back here to report on his second meeting with the ex, the one to which he wore Back to Black.

    Am I alone in suspecting that the whole...
  14. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    Ready for a horror story?

    My boss (who's crazy rich) went to the JAR boutique at Bergdorf about 3 years ago and came home with both Bolt of Lightning and Jarling. She showed them to me to test. ...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Were they behind or in front of the counter?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Where do dragons holiday? A volcano with a decent hotel?
  17. Re: I dreamt that I purchased Oriflame in Chicago

    While I've often had perfume appear in my dreams, it's never been the focus of the dream, like in the OP.

    And whenever perfume does appear, it never has a smell in my dreams. Come to think of it,...
  18. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Subscribing to thread, to get suggestions. I can never seem to get enough dry grassy/stemmy scents. ^^ This. Any of his green-leaning scents are worth investigating.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Twinning Trilby in Timbuktu, which was not a good choice given that a clammy fog has been added to our already unnatural warmth. I'd like to complain more about the weather, but it seems absurd and...
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    ^^ Same for me, and I do NOT have the WYSIWYG button set to Source Mode. Also Firefox on Win10.
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    ^^ Happening to me too, consistently. No toolbar with icons across top of reply box. Been going on for about 3 days now. I'm also getting intermittent log-outs, with no discernible pattern to...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I was referring to the men's scent that YSL released in 2017:

    https://shop.r10s.jp/red-wood/cabinet/04672763/04672813/04672988/yslymen60.jpg
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    So glad you like it -- though I didn't doubt that you would. :)

    Your description is spot on, though the cedar's more pronounced on me, and I get a greater lifespan than that from it. Always 6...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    When they ruined "Y", they conveniently made it easy to tell the good old bottles from the bad new ones. On the new boxes and bottles, the "Y" is printed on a straight vertical. On the good old...
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    Is there still a Bon Marche in downtown Seattle? I think it was part of the Macy's family, wasn't it? Or maybe that was Frederick & Nelson....
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    Ha! Is a white panel van the tadpole phase of an Amazon truck?
  28. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Bummer! That seemed like such a good idea.
  29. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    That nails it. Henceforth I wish to be known as a fraghag.



    Good one. That should be the unisex designation.
  30. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Scentrists
  31. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    I have several perfumes that I only wear when I'm home alone.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It annoys the bejesus out of me that you have to stipulate that. The re-using of old perfume names is just wrong, wrong, wrong.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Bottega Veneta EDP. Still my favorite femme from the designer realm in the 21st century.

    Teardrop, we still have lingering flowers too and absurdly warm weather. It's wrong, wrong, wrong. I...
  35. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    If it's a tin can, how do you guys determine how full they are?

    (I've never seen one in person.)
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    Re: NEW Ferragamo by Ferragamo

    There should be a merit badge for that.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I dunno about that. Someone named StuartB who didn't even post in the sync posted this in the Female SOTD thread today.
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    Re: Body spray or perfume for not quite teen

    Wow -- dry earwax and East Asian body odor. Who knew?

    There's a lot of gene-jargon to wade through there, but from the little I could understand, it was fascinating.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Wow, Earlyn! What a fabulous group. I was late coming to the Miss D. EDC too, and it turned me around from thinking of it as the stepchild of the vintage Diors.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Good guess, given that there are no oaks. :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Fully leaded!
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    Re: Your top 5: aldehydic florals

    Y -- Yves Saint Laurent
    1000 -- Jean Patou
    Caleche -- Hermes
    Ivoire -- Balmain
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    You bought a Chrysler?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    This is an excellent idea, so now I'm going to follow you. And in a happy coincidence, my decant of CPM is from LiveJazz himself!

    It is a lovely expression of moss. Buoyant from the citrus, but...
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    Re: Heavy animalic reccomendations?

    Arabian Horse 3.1 by Parfumerie Generale

    Montecristo by Masque Milano
  46. Re: Dior Sauvage & Fahrenheit Gel Douche on Hair ?

    "Gel douche" just means "shower gel", so it's formulated more specifically for skin. It probably doesn't contain cleaning agents as strong as those in shampoo (surfactants, I think?), so probably...
  47. Re: recommend the smell of quiet confidence for a nervous young man

    I know plenty of adults who have this personality trait. It seems very common, but more prevalent in the young. Personally I don't think it's something that can be addressed by a perfume. Some...
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    Re: What am I doing here?

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Antarctica? Seriously? I feel like N.Cal is punishing me for all my bitching about the tropical locales in last year's Sync. :)

    Since I don't own any algae perfumes, I guess it'll have to be...
  50. Re: I am in need of an Hermes fragrance recommendation for my boyfriend (plus maybe one for me)

    Hermes also offers a vey nicely packaged set of 4 boxed half-ounce bottles and lets you pick any 4 scents. Great way to decide on which full bottle you want:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    Geza Schoen's birthday? Well, that calls for some Tiare by Ormonde Jayne, with thanks to him (and to Ebenas, wherever she may be). It's rare for such a crisp, dry green to smell so smartly French...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I don't have the faintest idea what either of you are talking about.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Hurrah! Welcome to the coven, Cevenol!
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    I was right about Sycomore, wasn't I? :)

    I'm not sweatin' this one. It's a beaut.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I don't think you'll regret it! I jumped on a 100ml bottle when I learned they were going to only 50ml sizes, and I'm using it up like crazy. Do let me know what you think when you receive it.
  56. Re: How to ask what perfume a coworker is wearing?

    Probably, but if you're worried about seeming too flirtatious, make yourself seem neutral by saying something like "I'd love to give my wife/girlfriend/sister a perfume that smells like what you...
  57. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    Oh yeah, that's a good one too. Also, if your mean grandma is a bit of a Wiccan, Aromatic Elixir by Clinique.

    You'll have to ask them to get it out from behind the counter. They never put it out...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Fidji (1966) by Guy Laroche.

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WqMAAOSwHnFVrY43/s-l300.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th January, 2020

    Vintage Fidji by Guy Laroche

    The weather continues to be ridiculously warm here, and humid. It's forecast to be almost 80F this weekend. It's just wrong.
    ...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Kotori, add Iskander to your Parfum d'Empire checklist. A stunning citrus, with remarkable longevity; in fact, the longest lasting citrus I've ever experienced. And I live in heat & humidity just...
  61. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    I just wore Caleche today, and I do have to agree that it feels very severe. Dry, certainly, maybe even "suuuuuper" dry. But it's still a floral, despite all its astringent aldehydes. And it's...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I suppose they might be now, but at one time they were actual workmen's clothes.

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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Haha! So well said, and I'd never thought of it quite that way before.

    Kouros: the Oshkosh B'gosh of the perfume world.
  64. Re: how to describe the scent of Myrrh in words? Any typical myrrh perfumes you recommend?

    Early toothpastes

    Since 5000 BC, the Egyptians made a tooth powder, which consisted of powdered ashes of ox hooves, myrrh, powdered and burnt eggshells, and pumice. The Greeks, and then the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    I vividly remember the Surf. I lived in the Sunset District for many years and it was my go-to for art films and foreign movies, along with the Vogue in the Presidio district, which is amazingly...
  66. Re: how to describe the scent of Myrrh in words? Any typical myrrh perfumes you recommend?

    What kind of tooth powder ever had myrrh in it???
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've never come across any info that she wore Caleche, but it's funny, I've seen a few reviewers mention her in their writing about it. Maybe it's something psychological, since Hermes also makes...
  68. Re: Help on choosing Rochas Moustache variation

    I'm partial to the old EDC with the hockey puck cap:

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

    But the Concentree with the tall gold cap is no slouch, and has plenty of fans...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    I've done the same with the old TV reruns. Also, "Bullitt".
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hermès Calèche (1961), to commemorate the scent I was researching when I arrived at Basenotes 8 years ago today, the day I fell into the clutches of all you scoundrels, boulevardiers and flâneurs.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    Today is the 8th anniversary of my relationship with Basenotes, and I thought it would be appropriate to wear the scent that originally brought me here. I was on a nostalgic quest to research...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    ::double post::
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Indeed you are lucky, and we're grateful to have you back! Here's a New Year's toast to wish you continued improvement!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Hermès Amazone (1974)

    I thought my bottle of this was starting to turn, but then I read that Teardrop experienced that bitter note that faded once it reached the mid-phase. Still, I can't say...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hermès Amazone (1974)

    I want to like this much more than I actually do like it. I think it's the muguet that sort of wrecks it for me. Either that or my bottle is starting to turn.
    ...
  76. Re: how to describe the scent of Myrrh in words? Any typical myrrh perfumes you recommend?

    MyrrhMaid.


    (sorry /not sorry)
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Good times indeed. When dance music involved the playing of actual instruments.

    Nile Rodgers is/was brilliant.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Krispy Kreme Donuts should buy the rights to that bottle mold from Bijan and put out a scent of their own. People around me go insane for the smell of their donuts when they're baking fresh batches.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    Welcome to you both, Rick&Beth, and FWIW almost everyone goes through that photo issue. I think there's some suggestions for fixing it in the Tech forum.

    I find the idea of a couple sharing a...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That's pretty, but you could beat that price, I'm sure. I was offered an 8-ounce bottle of the same presentation a year or so ago, at the same price as that 4-ounce. A little bit sorry now that I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That ad is really interesting. If they're correct about the date (1946), it would pre-date the Roudnitska creation of Eau d'Hermes (1951). Never seen that bottle before, either.

    (I tried to get...
  82. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    I didn't think to check eBay, but Yowza! U.S. sellers are pricing them at $26/bottle! A shopkeeper friend of mine in the UK is selling them for the equivalent of $1.30 each.

    I can't imagine why...
  83. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    I can't believe these still haven't appeared in the USA! Has anyone spotted them anywhere outside Europe yet?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Here are some "pour voyage" versions of a duo set from Hermes. Packaging looks very similar to yours, with the tight fitting box. I've no idea on the ages, though. I'm thinking SamInLondon had...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Does the bottom say Net Contents 4 fluid ounces?

    And all the text is in English, right? I'm thinking Duty Free. I'll go hunt for "pour le voyage" bottles.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Balmain de Balmain (1998)

    Makes me feel like an exceptionally stern headmistress. Dry, crisp, crackling, green, and classic from its cap to its toes. Maybe if I wore this more often I'd be less...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    I was shopping the sale DVDs at Turner Classic Movies this morning, and this one instantly made me think of Quarry's Sci-Fi Saturday matinees.

    It would almost be worth a watch just to see how they...
  88. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    Another 200ml bottle of the original EDT version of Chanel Sycomore, but that's beginning to feel further and further out of reach.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Tudo bem!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    That's an intriguing thought. I wonder if some of the niche companies (Memo, Marly, etc) were hoping for a pattern such as happened in start-up tech companies: get your first 10 or 12 products on...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Eau Sauvage never gets boring to me, and I've been smelling it for almost 40 years.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    What an intriguing find. I presume it was not named after the Werner Herzog film. Who would ever want to experience those terrifying smells?

    Maybe named for a place?



    Aguirre, Salinas,...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    And we can invite Zealot Crusader to do the Samba.

    Is there a perfume called ChaChaCha? If not, there should be.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Ô de Lancôme for the Friday sync.

    I bought my vintage bottle from a Basenotes vintageur, and when I later tried the new version I could hardly believe how scandalously bad it was. You...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    I'm copying Inees in vintage Ô de Lancôme for the sync, because its fizzy gin/herbal effect is appropriate since it's still too damned warm here for winter.

    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Twinning with Inees in Ô de Lancôme for that fizzy, herbal gin note.
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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    And then there's this guy:

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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    I only own two that size, for my top two favorite scents of all: Chanel Sycomore (old EDT version) and Eau d'Hermes coppertop version.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I didn't realize he did Rumba. I have a mini of that too, somewhere, and should give it a try.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    More than ok! I've really missed seeing you around here (and Ebenas too!), and it would be lovely to have you check in on Fridays.
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