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  1. Thread: DSH Perfumes

    by Shycat
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    Re: DSH Perfumes

    I was active here a couple years ago, but I found some real favorites and got kind of burnt out on trying new fragrances as a hobby. All those times we had "List your top 10" threads I don't think...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday the 28th of July

    Shiseido Rose Royale (Rudolph Valentino's armpit)
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday the 29th of June

    Hi Mimi. @Raindropsparkle--thanks for the welcome. I'm not exactly new, just so old I seem new to the younger generation. I'm retro.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday the 29th of June

    Sweet Quarry! Hi Twolf, and Happy Birthday Zib. I'm just checking in--I doubt if I'm back but you never can tell. I'm pretty unpredictable....

    Today I'm wearing....kai. :laugh:
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    Re: S o t d Monday 28 June 2010

    I'm still wearing kai.
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    Re: Carnation scents

    Aha!
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    Re: Creamy Clean Rose?

    I own many a rose scent, and a couple you may like are Pennhaligon's Elizabethan Rose and Shiseido's Rosarium. ER is a young rose with a bit of citrous energy-think grapefruit, and Rosarium is a...
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    Re: Carnation scents

    Sacrebleu by PdN is one of my favorite carnation scents.

    I know, I know, carnation is not listed as a note in the directory, but I didn't know the notes when I sampled it so I freely...
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    Re: What do you want

    I'd have my just ordered decant of AG Un Matin d'Orage in hand --which my sadly American brain insists on translating to A Morning of Outrage. Which would be excellent, because some guy honked at me...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 23 April

    Oh, I just feel the need to check in and let all my old friends know that kai season has started early this year. Tis amazing, the hold some of these fragrant discoveries have on me.
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    Re: Olfactory sunshine

    For me, LA Verte Violette and Mimosa pour Moi and AA Gentiana say sunny spring day.
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    Re: Paris, Lucky Rose, and Cannabis Rose

    PM'd you.
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    Re: Re-Using Sample Vials

    Honestly you guys don't need funnels or pipettes to decant. Just line up the holes, stabilize the vial against your pump finger above, and squirt. You'll find the whole shebang moves as a unit with...
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    Re: Where can I find Pussy Deluxe Velvet Kitten?

    Has anyone ever smelled it?
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    I pulled a truck bed's worth of weeds from my flowerbeds these last two days. I put them
    in my compost pile. They think they were merely transplanted. Why...won't...you....DIE!

    Made myself...
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    Re: SotD Monday 16 March

    Another Happy Birthday wish for you, Wordbird, out there somewhere and smelling good!

    I'm reliving the dream in Mimose pour Moi.
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    Re: your favorite gardenia fragrance?

    I still like kai, but only in the oil. I can't bear the EdP. I've tried gardenia scents to utter exhaustion. I'm whipped....and then of course I check in here and hear about Annick Goutal's Un...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 5 March

    Gloriously unscented today, preparing for destination mall. I've found someone who's absolutely addicted and hordes Origins Spring Fever. Eh? Natch, such a thing must be carefully explored at the...
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    Re: Rose fragrance for my wife

    Ah, hold me back! Okay, nothing can hold me back....

    Fleur de the Rose Bulgare is fabulous, but layer it with a dab of Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque and you have something to die for. This isn't...
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    Re: A scent for Galadriel:)

    CBIhateperfume's Winter 1972. Hands down.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 1 March

    Yes, welcome Anon! And a big HI to you, Quarry!

    Here I am. Older, wiser, thoroughly basenoted. I'm facing a second date--with twisted steel and sex appeal, a man who looks like I won him in a...
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    The bad names are too numerous to count. I'm not fond of my very mostest favorite's name
    kai. I always want to say kayak. Yak, yak, yak. But...I console myself....sniffffffff.

    I read the...
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    Re: Yes, Size does matter

    I agree. Size matters. I tend to go for the default 50ml...and minis cuz they're just so darn cute. I don't like bigger bottles. They take too much space, too much money. They are clumsy for me...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 25 February 2009

    I'm wearing Avicenna for a little warmth on this gray, drizzly day.
  25. Re: I'm looking for jasmine recommendations please...

    It's very concentrated and very lasting(eight hours) It comes in a corked aluminum vial, and I tilt it to wet the cork, and apply one dab to my inner arm. Pure star jasmine to the end--very little...
  26. Re: I'm looking for jasmine recommendations please...

    Or, you can skip all the above and go straight for Bruno Acampora's Jasmin. It's a miracle.
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    Re: List of Do-Not-Wear Fragrances for Work

    Hey Divatologist-- that's good work you're doing. I tip my hat to anyone working oncology, since I think I'd be too weak for it. So much sadness and pain--bless you.

    It's true about the...
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    Re: List of Do-Not-Wear Fragrances for Work

    Anytime I'm to be in close quarters with a captive audience, I'm careful to wear light fragrances with little sillage. The air is not mine.

    I respect my own love of fragrance--I know it...
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    Re: Replacement for Ralph Lauren Blue

    I followed the link and the suggestions all were A's. I clicked on the suggestions and asked for their fragrance cousins and stayed pretty much corralled in the same 4 suggestions--three 'A' and...
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    Re: This is an experiment

    I don't like the combined SotD. I do love men (and you know which ones you are!) but just....not so many at once. I can't sift through fifteen pages to feel "caught" up with my girlfriends. :(
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 8 May 08

    Yipes! It's a brave new world of SotD.

    I'll get into the co-ed spirit with Gendarme, which sounds pretty good to me on this soft rainy morning. Perhaps it will shift my crumpled T-shirt...
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    Re: Server Busy? Drink Tea!

    Perhaps a gulp of bong water would satisfy?
  33. Thread: Feminine musk?

    by Shycat
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    Re: Feminine musk?

    My favorite is Montale's White Musk -- I prefer it over Clair de Musc by quite a bit.
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    Re: Back At Basenotes - Hello Everybody!

    Hi Purplebird!

    I'm glad you're back -- I've been abscent myself a while, and it's jolly to be checking in amongst olf friends. I have scads of single notes both from....oh...where the...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 30 April

    I'm in Zent's Pear today-- quite refreshing!
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    Re: Server Busy? Drink Tea!

    It's a bit ironic for me, I just this second finished watching a documentary about an organic gourmet tea importer working out of rural China -- buying organic tea one little handbasket at a time...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 22 April

    Q, I'll pray to the fairy for tooth mercy on your behalf! One thing I know for sure, just like Oprah, it's money well spent. I've never run on anyone who just loves having a partial.

    BE...
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    Story on Storer?

    I checked out MS's ad, and notice the new packaging in effect--and the EdP strength change. First, hooray for self owning the original lead crystal parfum flacon in multiples. Pat, pat, pat self...
  39. Re: Creed Selection Verte and Jo Malone Wild Jasmine and Mint

    Any comments to make on the Jo Malone Wild Jasmine and Mint? It sounds very interesting for upcoming summer.
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    Re: How many can you test?

    I've always used the paper strips to get an idea out of four or six, and I used to apply two for a better idea. Now though, I put on a full wearing of a single fragrance. It's a luxury of having...
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    Re: APRIL!!! What did you buy?

    Thank you, my dears, for the kind welcome. I be fine, for za hippie I iz.

    Twolf-y, my daylilies still are looking a bit rough so early. They come into their own in mid-May. I have about...
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    Re: your favourite light spring female fragrance?

    I want to chime in for the AA's, but I love AA Gentiana (sparkle) more than any. This is also the perfect time of year for
    Highland Lilac,
    MS's Genvieve ( ultimate sparkle),
    Zent's Petal (best...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 20 April

    I feel practically sacreligious on this spring Sunday morning in VW's Boudoir. Yup, it was a helluva Saturday night!
  44. Re: Recs please... what florals could you wear for a big night out?

    I just fell off a long wagon ride and it's Vivienne Westwood's Boudoir that did it.
    It's big and sexy alright. I get jasmine with rose, a hint of deep spice, tobacco, and clean sweat all...
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    Re: APRIL!!! What did you buy?

    So....what did you wear to the dentist, Quarry?

    And arrrgh--I fell off the wagon. Like an alcoholic who rounds a corner to come face to face with nickel beer night, I walked into the mall and...
  46. Thread: Mimosa scents

    by Shycat
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    Re: Mimosa scents

    Oh, sweet memories! Too bad I'm already in a SOTD -- Mimosa pour Moi was one of my first basenoting loves-- I remember being stunned that I'd lived so long and never smelled anything like it. I...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 11th March 2008

    I'm enjoying jazztweety's Narcissus Poeticus today -- thanks again!
  48. Re: Burr gives Teint de Neige by Lorenzo Villoresi FIVE STARS!

    Sometimes I eat a piece of box candy-- a bon bon. I wonder HOW they can get two cups of sugar into one square inch. I'm guessing there is a black hole and atomic compression involved. Teint de...
  49. Re: Lowbrow For Lovely: A Limerick Contest For Free Frags

    --------------------------------------
    How low will we go?
    Will we ever say no?
    It depends on the prize,
    Not to mention it's size,
    And whether it's wrapped with a bow!
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rose De Nuit

    I can vouch for Susan. I've gotten a half dozen Lutens bells from her, and it always goes perfectly.

    You probably read my review of Rose de Nuit, so no surprise it was not among my purchases. ...
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    Re: Welcoming/Professional Scent for a Therapist

    I'm a person that requires lots of constant soothing-- I painted my office pink, even. My personal comfort scents extraordinaire are Bois Farine (an acquired taste, I suppose) and Highland Lilac. ...
  52. Re: Paris old bottle shop (preserved/restored perfume bottles)

    That's a nice video. I think the guy needs to hit basenotes, though, where he can learn that age and hair color don't dictate fragrance choice! Ah me, SA's are the same the world over!
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    Re: Winners Announced for the Déjà Blue Bottles Contest (#2)

    Thank goodness I missed this contest!!!! I'd have driven myself mad. As it is, only 15 little minutes spent feverishly smacking my forehead, to discover I'm totally lame-- I only knew 28. LOL!
    ...
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    Re: Hi! I had my baby and I'm back!

    Oh! She's so cute! Happy Birthday Rebecca! Tovah, I hope you're well and sleeping all you can. Congratulations!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 30 January

    I hope everybody has a warm snuggly place. Bundle up my dears! I'm in Highland Lilac today, just to spite the temperature.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 22 January

    I knocked my Rose Essentielle off onto the bathroom tile and the spritzer broke off. It won't go back on! I can't face the pliers and decanting just now, so I'm in Lolita my sweet Lempicka. I'm...
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    Re: SotD Monday January 14th

    I....I don't know what got into me. I applied kai lotion after my shower. I was just missing it, but it was so wrong. Not good. A bit later, while still disturbed, I splashed the entire sample...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 January

    Such strange warm weather my area is having! It should be winter, but my windows are open with balmy breezes flowing through the house. I guess I'm going with the flow myself, with a 'feels like...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 December

    I tested Aroma M's Nobara-cha yesterday-- very nice Amber, rose geramiun, and sandalwood with the trademark incense vibe understated compared to O-cha.

    Today I gotta go with a favorite though,...
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    Re: Happy New Year! SOTD January 1, 2008

    Happy New Year to all my lovely basenotes friends!:beer: Thank you Quarry, for this delightful reunion!
    I love my neighbors! They're nuts for fireworks like me, and we hooted and hollered...
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    Re: Bvlgari Rose help

    I put on BRE *spritzed to clothing* as well as wrists today at 1:30, as I left the house to pay visits. Probably six spritzes, and if I raise my shirt hem to my nose I can smell it still. My wrists...
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    Intersecting hobbies

    I've been shopping local quilt shops for spectacular fabric to give my mother for her quilt in progress. Naturally, the lemming in me has begun a cathedral windows quilt of my own. I'm on first...
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    Re: I have a newbie question

    clumsy e e grantings knows
    sick and short the cutly grows
    burning legs to genius yowls
    coffee tea in needy towels
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    Re: What were your wardrobe additions for 2007?

    Chaya, picture me dropping in a low and graceful curtsy! I can't keep track of what I've added this year, but I know my standouts--

    BA Jasmin
    MS Genvieve

    Two true treasures!
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    Re: A little story

    What a nice story! I'm glad things worked out so well.

    I never fail to be surprised by my own self centeredness, however, as my primary feeling at the moment is regret. I recall when Peony...
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    Re: Oh, the Horror!!

    Ohh! I know exactly how you feel. With five cats and 150 bottles, my one and only loss has been a knocked off bottle of CCX parfum for men.

    I sniffed my hardwood floor for months.
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    Re: SotD Sunday December 2nd, 2007

    *smiling at you two*

    I'm in Chinatown today.
  68. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    I sent a mini of Royal Blue to....somebody....some male basenoter who has drifted out of my consciousness. Heh heh, but I remember the fragrance vividly. :D

    I wonder if anyone else has

    Jasmin...
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    Re: what candles are you burning this fall?

    I've got Yankee Mistletoe burning now, with Christmas Cookie in line next.
  70. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    Hooo-Aahhh! Thank you Zib, I got my sample a couple of days ago but had to wait for a new router to get back online.

    I'm familiar with MS parfums, so I knew to do a tiny half spritz. I got...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 November

    Thank goodness your eye is better, inees! And I have my fingers crossed for you LIB!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I'm in McCormick vanilla extract today, and tomorrow will be smelling of...
  72. Re: Shopbulgaria for bulgarian rose perfume? Best offer??

    http://www.bpg.bg/bulgarianrose/

    That was me that got Rose parfum from ShopBulgaria. They don't list mine anymore, but this is the link to a selling site of the company "Bulgarska Rosa". Their...
  73. Thread: Young noob

    by Shycat
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    Re: Young noob

    Geir Ness makes Geir -- the power of Norway!
  74. Re: Fragrance for a special situation (anatomy lab)

    LOL! Good one!
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    Re: SotD Monday 19th November

    I'm hung over from a very late night of meteor watching-- the Leonid. It was clear for the first 15 minutes I was out-- then got all overcast and misty! BOO! I saw three, and while I was hoping...
  76. Thread: Complete noob

    by Shycat
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    Re: Complete noob

    I read this somewhere-- a bit poetical, perhaps, but nice--

    Picture a long stretch of beach with many birds resting on the sand. As one walks into their midst, the birds take flight. The...
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    Re: I need your help ladies..(17 year old)

    Boucheron's Jaipur Homme is very, very good. If you could get a decant of Malle's Musc Ravageur that would also be excellent. These are pretty mature fragrances, but if you applied them...
  78. Re: 25 scents beginners should sample for reference

    I bet that's the kind of fragrance she means. I had their Verte Extreme at the beginning of my basenotes time-- I lost it. To this day, I can't imagine what happened to it.
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    Re: wanted: delicate, feminine frag -not unisex

    Oh yes, let me agree to Rose Essentielle. Sacrebleu from PdN also comes to mind.
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    Re: New here with 2 questions

    Welcome Zophine!
    I don't believe basenotes has a vendor list outside of the ads Prince Barry mentioned.

    Guerlain's 'house note' involves vanilla, I think (?), and most amber accords have a...
  81. Re: Fragrance for a special situation (anatomy lab)

    And only wear one pair of shoes to the lab. You'll have to throw them away after.

    I'm kinda surprised by the number of people here who had anatomy lab. Maybe we were all traumatized by the...
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    Re: SotD Sunday November 18, 2007

    Rest your eyes and get well, ineespenes. :kiss:

    It's pretty warm here today, and I'm in Sacrebleu.
  83. Re: 25 scents beginners should sample for reference

    Paloma Picasso
    Blue Amber
    Avignon
    White Oud
    Bois Farine
    Un Lys
    Bluebell
    Kai
    L'Heure Bleu
    Opium and Cinnabar
  84. Re: Fragrance for a special situation (anatomy lab)

    I'm thinking. For one thing, try using a silicon hair product rubbed on your hands. It might help shieild you from the odor soaking into your hands, and let more of it wash off. Gloves alone...
  85. Re: Fragrance for a special situation (anatomy lab)

    I doubt it. I'm thinking.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 17 November

    I into the Michael Storer vibe with Yvette today.
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    Re: Gain Laundry Detergent - Apple Mango Tango

    I am so addicted to Suggle's original blue scent that nothing else smells clean and 'right' to me. Plus, it a rose/jasmine/wood so it blends with about everything in my wardrobe.
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    Re: Wardrobe staples

    I agree to wearing what pleases you, when it pleases you. Sometimes, I'm in a mood and wear Blue Amber on a summer day with jeans and a white T-Shirt---but not usually.
    I have never worn kai in...
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    Re: My Newbie Basenotes Questions

    I thought we debunked the 'do not rub' myth a while back. I spritz on my wrists very closely to avoid overspray to the floor, and I do not wait for the juice to trail down my arm and dry in natural...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 16 November

    Congratulations! :beer: I've only sold one house, and it was VERY stressful (I get tense having a yardsale!)

    I did the unthinkable-- layered Jalaine's Patchouli with Bruno Acampora's Jasmin....
  91. Thread: So she asks me

    by Shycat
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    Re: So she asks me

    Winter--
    Rose Essentielle by day
    Jalaine's Patchouli by night

    Summer-
    kai by day
    Blue Amber by night

    You know, dearies, part of my heart is just dumbfounded that everyone doesn't agree with...
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    Re: How many sprays do you use on application?

    I spray to my heart's content, everytime. This helps screen undesirable a-holes from my life.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    I bit the bullet after months of desire and self control-- when I ordered my refill of Jalaine's Patchouli (a no brainer, must have to live) I caved and got 10ml of Bruno Acampora Jasmin. I'm sooooo...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 November

    Rose Essentielle for the third (?) day in a row-- no need to waste a good craving!
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    Re: What the men say:

    Wow. They list some real stinkers--I only have ten on that list and that's all I want. I say pooh on the list. Even our friendly basenotes men aren't familiar enough with women's fragrances to...
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    Re: SotD tuesday 13 November

    :eek: Yes, Lordy! I only have four presents purchased, when other years I'd be all done shopping by now! Santa Claus needs to get on the stick.

    Rose Essentielle for me again today-- perfect...
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 November

    Rose Essentielle for me today. Boy, I just love it!
  98. Re: I'd like 20 women to test my new fragrance idea..

    Darn it! I was very busy last night. :happy: :evil:
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    Re: SotD Saturday 10 November

    I'm wishing your mom a smooth surgery Indiscreet, and sending positive strong and regular heart vibes her way. :)

    I'm behind with Neil Morris, I have his signature collection and haven't tested a...
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    Re: Which are the most accurate florals?

    Oooooooo, I'm glad you reminded me of Lovender, I gotta gotta get that one.

    Highland Lilac--the one and only most perfect and lovely lilac on earth.
    Bruno Acampora's Jasmin--made me cry the...
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