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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    Finishing up a sample of PdNicolai Balkis today, a fruity floral that wears a little sweet for me, but it is nice enough. Stayed up too late watching Rafa get beaten up, so I'll add an extra cup of...
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    It has a distinct immortelle note in it, which I do find similar sometimes. Certainly fits the vibe well enough.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Good morning my foodie and fragrant friends! After a wonderfully warm and sunny weekend, I am back at work today in Dior Homme. I always seem to reach for this one when I wear this specific purple...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    Mrs. E, yes, let's just not talk about it....:sad:
    teardrop and ExtremeK, I love that one too! I long ago finished my sample, and it, along with several other PGs, are often on my mind for...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    He he he, funny thread today - there seems to be a small problem :lolk:
    It is cold, windy and icy today here in sunny New Mexico - PdE Ambre Russe will do the trick to warm it up a bit.
    ErinK -...
  6. Re: Olfatory Fatigue? Skin that "kills" colognes? My colognes dont last. Need help guys

    Try going a week without wearing fragrance and then try wearing them again. Maybe you just need a break.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Hump day is upon us! Off to work in FM Iris Poudre to brighten up my long morning of meetings.
  8. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Diamondflame, thanks for the Ambre 114! You are such a gent!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20th January 2015

    OK, I'll bite, and join in the Chanelfest! Chanel No. 18 for me today. Have a great day everyone.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Thanks Mike. Yes, it is a blast of cinnamon, and I know you like your cinnamon! Sorry to hear you are sensitive to it here.
    And also glad to hear your endorsement of the Hermes. I look forward to...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Good to see you, Foustie!
    No holiday for me today, unfortunately. But I will be thinking about the incredible work that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did. On a recent trip to Atlanta for the...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    Roberto Cavalli Oro today, as I forgot to synch. Like teardrop, I may wear some Samsara tonight.
    Have a great Friday everyone!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 15 January, 2015.

    Xscent, love that picture!!
    I'm wearing Cuir de Lancome today. I stayed up too late reading last night, and I am moving SLOW this morning!
  14. Thread: Hi I'm AbbyJo!

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    Re: Hi I'm AbbyJo!

    Welcome to basenotes, AbbyJo! I think it is perfectly normal to like some scents that are marketed to the men, not strange at all. Our noses like what our noses like! Enjoy the site, there is so...
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Memoirs of a Trespasser is by Imaginary Authors, a US indie outfit. It is a dry, resinous (myrrhe maybe, if I remember) and vanilla rather than a sweet sweet one. I personally like that type of...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Another dusting of snow today, but I think it is supposed to clear out and warm up soon. I hate going to work in this stuff!
    I'm in Ava Luxe No. 23, the parfum today. I don't think I have worn...
  17. Re: Name The Fragrances That You Consider Totally Captivating And Sexy?

    Arquiste Anima Dulcis. Overpriced for what it is possibly, but I find it very sexy.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    G is for Grand Amour by A. Goutal
  19. Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    Well, well, well...thanks for that info. Dr. G.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 13th January 2015

    Woke up to a dusting of snow, so I'm pulling out a warm one today. HdP Ambre 114 will be great floating up from my sweater all day. Of course, I'll probably be hot in the office :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    Yes, La Pausa was never meant to be long lasting and a sillage master, but yet, a master at what it does. And it does it very, very well.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th January 2015

    Happy Birthday, kalli!!! I hope your day is wonderful!

    I'm wearing Keiko Mercheri Iris d'Argent today from a decant. I don't remember trying this before, but I imagine that I have at some point....
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    I can't wait to hear your impressions. It sounds wonderful from her description.
  24. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    This one, and Coeur de Vetiver Sacré by L'Artisan, because the vetiver does not jump out and take over the fragrance.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Illamasqua Bacterium, similar to Chanel Quartz.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11th January 2015

    That looks wonderful, FrouFrou! Community gardens are such a lovely way for many people to get some gardening in that otherwise might not have the space. I am sure a certain piggy (Q) will approve...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10th January 2015

    Slumberhouse Ore today for a long day of chores and a few errands. I am going to a birthday dinner with friends this evening, and I am thinking I will wear Arquiste Anima Dulcis, but that decision...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    Plenty of my favorite fragrances are in rather plain bottles, but fortunately none are in flat out ugly bottles. No, it does not sway me one way or the other.
  29. Thread: Timbukto

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    Re: Timbukto

    I'll third this. Timbuktu is rough to wear for me, but the Coeur is smoooooooth. Love the latter.
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    Mine too! Except I put BDI parfum at one, with 31 rue Cambon second and Coromandel third.

    N. Cal FR, I personally get about 8 hours on each of rue Cambon and BDI EDT, albeit soft for the last...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Joining donna today for synch in SL Un Bois Vanille, which I got in a vanilla sampler set from Perfumed Court years ago. I'm excited to try this one again after not wearing it for probably two or...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9th January 2015

    Viffer, that is an amazingly beautiful bottle. How does it smell?

    I'm joining donna in SL Un Bois de Vanille for the Friday synch today :vrolijk_26: About 5 years ago I ordered the vanilla...
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    Re: What are some good fresh and spicy fragrances?

    Maybe try Penhaligon's Elixir. The light approach could be considered "fresh" for such big hitting notes. It is subtle, but fairly long lasting.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8th January 2015

    I am wearing Penhaligon's Elixir this morning. Have a great day everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7th January 2015

    I am wearing a current favorite - Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman. I almost reached for Ambre Russe, but was swayed at the last min.
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    Re: How much fragrance do you use annually?

    I probably spray about 150 ml per year, and that number has gone down over the last year or so. I often do not change my scent in the evenings anymore, as I often can still smell it enough to...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    B is for Bois des Iles by Chanel :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    Happy Birthday to you, Jon!!!! Hope you are having a wonderfully indulgent one, full of good times, good food, good fragrance, and yes, maybe a bit of wine!

    Chanel Bois des Iles parfum with a...
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    Re: Wardrobe Q: reset # of wears

    That would be perfect! I would like to know scents worn each year, but yet I also want to track over time, so would not like to have it reset each year. Thanks Grant!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    E is for Eau de Lalique, by Lalique
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    Re: What bottle size do you tend to prefer?

    Depends on the fragrance - a staple that I know I will want to have around a long time gets a bigger bottle. But most others, a 50ml is just fine. 30ml would be even better.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5th January 2015

    Back to work after a lovely, lazy weekend - and finally some nice weather too.
    Wearing Dior Homme today.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 4th January 2015

    Good luck with your nursing studies, teardrop!!! I'm a nurse too BTW! I know you will do just fine once you get in the swing of it.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 4th January 2015

    Welcome Wandering!
    LOL at yesterdays dinner party manner rants! And I totally agree with all the sentiments. I don't host too many large or formal dinner parties (might try to work on that this...
  45. Re: suggestions for unique additions to my small collection

    OP, listen to this!
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    Re: Suggestions for my Mom?

    Do a search in note profiles with myrrhe. It is sometimes described with a rootbeer smell, although most fragrances with that as a prominent note will be the opposite of airy and ocean breeze. But...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 3rd January 2015

    Happy Weekend! I am lazing around the house this morning waiting for it to warm up outside. My pile of leaves has blown back across the yard :) so must be raked again - maybe this time I will...
  48. Re: suggestions for unique additions to my small collection

    Try the house of Lalique - Eau de Lalique and Encre Noire come to mind. I see a lot of talk about White also, although I have never tried that one.
  49. Re: Dior Dune for women - could it be considered unisex?

    I consider it dry enough for masculine wear, although you have to be comfortable in a floral, and also in the fact that it was fairly popular and may be recognized as a feminine marketed fragrance -...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    One of my favorites, congrats!
  51. Re: Besides your skin, WHAT do your spray certain fragrances on and WHERE in your home?

    Anyone tried dryer sheets? I will sometimes keep a used dryer and use a second time, sprayed with perfume.
    I sometimes spray the throws (blankets) that are on the couch in the den with a scent. ...
  52. Re: Beginners: Guide to Buying Chanel Perfumes and Colognes

    Nice summary, Buysblind. I've never tried to buy Chanel on the bay because of these very reasons.
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    Re: As Sawira Penhaligon's - 2014

    Wow, that sounds amazing!
  54. Re: Most worn in December, Fourth Quarter, Second Half and the whole year 2014

    From SOTD:

    December:
    5X Hermes Ambre Narguile (took a travel spray for Christmas trip)
    3x AG Myrrhe Ardente
    2x Roberto Cavalli Oro, SL Douce Amere, L'Occitain Immortelle de Corse, TDC Bois...
  55. Re: Help me choose 2 frags to compliment/expand my small collection

    Yes, it is addictive! :)
    And I think you made a great choice with Egoiste.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    R is for Roadster by Cartier
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd January 2015

    Not in synch today, but wearing a very favorite for this one day in a row workaday - PG Coze.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st January 2015

    Viffer, that bottle is amazing looking!
    Happy New Year to everyone!
    Yesterday I wore AG Myrrhe Ardente with a small spray of L'Artisan Vanilia layered over it. Quite a nice combination. ...
  59. Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    Thanks for this information Dr. G and BoyChanel. This sounds very nice, and I can't wait to try it.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Nice one, and the honker too! :)
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    For the last couple of days I was in Essie Sable Collar - a gift from my neice.
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    Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    Probably about 40%, which does bother me. I don't like a lot of unused items sitting around. I will be trying to sort this out during 2015.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 30 December, 2014.

    Today I am in Iris Ukiyoe by Hermes, with just a tad of TDC Bois d'Iris on my chest to beef it up a bit. The Hermes leans a little floral for my taste - it needed some woods :)
  64. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Yes, probably this, regarding the smell and the response to the strong words.
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    Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    Erik, that is wonderful to hear!
    I will try to get a little pass going with my samples after the holidays.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I just applied the last of my Mare sample (I think some of it may have evaporated since I have only worn this twice before). I've only worn this in warm weather, I thought I would try it in cooler...
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    Re: Sotd Sat.20 Dec-14.

    I am wearing the last of my sample of Slumberhouse Mare, an oddball for sure. I've only worn it in warm weather, so I thought I'd give it a try with cooler temps. It is still, so far, a veggy...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th December 2014

    Mocha, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Take care of yourself.

    I'm so far out of synch that I should not even have mentioned the word :)
    Hermes Ambre Narguile for me today.
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    Re: Another "Please Help" thread. (Xmas gift)

    Hmm, maybe sticking with Hermes line, Eau des Merveilles - kind of a soft woody, sea breeze citrus, light and easy to wear.
    Or I always recommend Chanel #5 Eau Premiere, just because I think it is...
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    Re: I need something new!

    You might try Chanel #5 Eau Premiere, which should be fairly easy to try at larger dept. stores.
    Another suggestion is Teo Cabanel Alahine, which I believe you would have to order a sample from a...
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    I think Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur is a nice, clean leather.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th December 2014

    Good morning all! I'm wearing Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale as I close in on the end of a long week. And I am running late this morning, so off I go. :)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th December 2014

    Nice, hednic! It's beautiful!
    Enjoy your day of pottering, teardrop.

    I think I'll join ComDiva in Ava Luxe today, but I going to wear No. 23, one of my favorite woodies.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th December 2014

    Good morning! (or afternoon), I have a long and stressful day at work ahead of me, so I am reaching for a comfortable and familiar favorite - Chanel 31 rue Cambon.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    From your description of what you want it for, Dior Homme!!
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    Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Ha! Better!

    But I totally get how going into work and hearing negative comments can be very frustrating and turn you off of something. I imagine it has happened to all of us. And specific to...
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    Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Maybe if there was more articulation about why someone had that association, it would help matters here. For example, is it a note or does it closer align with a perfume classification? I would...
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Blue Amber and White Aoud are my favorites. And to N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer, no, I have not tried any of those vanillas, but the two I mention have plenty of vanilla if that is what you are after.
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    Re: Still on a Chypre kick.

    Great story! Yes, the Estee Lauder house is really good about keeping their fragrances around for a while, although often you have to ask for them. Your description makes me want to try this one -...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th December 2014

    PdE Cuir Ottoman for the work-a-Monday. Yes, teardrop, the weekend flew by! But at least I got all my packages shipped, and so can now just relax and enjoy the holidays.
  81. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    This. I think sometimes vetiver gets lost in the traditional fragrance realm. For some folks it just does not smell good.
  82. Thread: Resolutions

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    Re: Resolutions

    Totally hear this, but I guess I take a different view...I am going to try to produce what I want rather than give up on what others produce. I would hate to miss what I love, so I better do what...
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Yes, that is a good one, I wore it last year. But I may do Chanel Bois des Iles this year. But really, I don't know yet.
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    Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Yes, rose. It is not a note I have managed to embrace. And I am female, so should know better :)
  85. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I was not a fan of Sycomore (I'm female) when I tried it, and I love almost this whole line. But I am also not a vetiver fan, so take that with a grain of salt.
    To your question about BdI and...
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    7 sprays of Tam Dao EDP. I'm normally a 2-3 sprayer, but I was trying something that Mr. Reasonable pointed out about Tam Dao EDP - more sprays made the wood creamier. I'm not sure I noticed a huge...
  87. Re: Have you ever picked up notes in a fragrance you only noticed after a long period of usage?

    Sure! I distinctly remember one afternoon sitting at work wearing Hermes Hiris. Out popped a honey note that I really had not noticed before. I think it is somewhat fleeting, so maybe I didn't...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th December 2014

    Good morning everyone! We had our first snow last night! There is still an inch or so on the ground, and it is cold and overcast. No tennis for me today :( I think I will just light a fire, do...
  89. Thread: Resolutions

    by cello
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    Re: Resolutions

    foxbins, please do not ever feel intimidated! That is another lesson I have learned, through the years. We like what we like, and being "knowledgeable" about perfume is such a subjective thing. I...
  90. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    Yes, you did! But I am very glad you did. I've given it some thought today - so your effort was well worth it :) It is a reminder of a valuable lesson for us that have been out of the classroom...
  91. Thread: Resolutions

    by cello
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    Resolutions

    Another year is upon us. I, for one, have been thinking about this year and the coming one as far as fragrance is concerned, and even how they intertwine with our lives. I have made some decisions...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 13 December 2014

    Ha ha, again we do it! I was thinking about Mauboussin for tomorrow!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 13 December 2014

    Wow, my earlier post looks like I hit the wine early at 9:00 AM, with all the spelling errors :)

    ComDiva, thanks! And I totally agree! Amouage is a house that I have not explored very much. The...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 13 December 2014

    Jon and Teardrop, although maybe opposite in nature, both of your days/evenings sounds delightful! Enjoy them!

    I going BIG today for no other reason than I can - Amouage Jubilation XXV - one...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    OK, here is a travesty...I have had a sample of Ambre Sultan for many years, and I have never smelled it!!!! I am going to pull it out this weekend and rectify that :)

    I'm also wearing a...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th December 2014

    Ha! Now that is quite the picture, Easyfish! And let me add to the long line of birthday wishing folks here - Happy Birthday Easyfish!!!!!!
    ExtremeK, glad to help out with the SoTD choices :) And...
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    Well, it looks like you have your answer! :)

    Yes, I rarely miss a day of wearing perfume.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th December 2014

    Roses, here is hope for some better days soon.
    Robin, how cute!!!! Thanks for the chuckle :)
    Viffer, some good sleep sounds like exactly what you need! Pain is so difficult, but good rest can do...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th December 2014

    I'm wearing 10 Corso Como from a small decant today. I was in a hurry, and it popped into my head. It is pleasant and very wearable, but it is not a love of mine.
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    Poll: Re: Diptyque Philosykos - EDT or EDP

    On me, the EDT was raspy and sharp smelling, which irritated me after a while. The EDP smooths this out, and I very much enjoy it. Bought a bottle of the EDP.
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