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  1. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Why? Because old ladies smell bad?? That to me speaks volumes about your own opinion of old ladies.

    l don't take it to mean the smell of body odour, but the smell of a perfume that an older lady...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 28th December 2014

    Champagne de Bois this evening.
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    SOTD Sunday 28th December 2014

    Morning all!

    Ghost for work today.

    Enjoy your Sunday!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Saturday, 27 December, 2014.

    Not a flake here either, Jon. But it's back to cold & bright here today. l'm off back to work shortly in Sheer Obsession.

    By the way, it's great to see you here again, Katsumi! :vrolijk_26:
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  5. Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    Yes, there is also text! Will report back when l've read some of it. :smiley:
  6. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    l personally don't find the term especially offensive, although l can see why some do. For me it usually indicates a perfume that l might enjoy. l often get told in my own home that l smell like an...
  7. Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    Forgot to mention another fragrance-related gift l received; the book Cult Perfumes by Tessa Williams. l haven't had a chance to look at it properly yet, but it's a beautifully presented coffee table...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Friday, 26 December, 2014

    Evening all, posting late again today!

    Jon, your Christmas dinner sounded scrumptious! Mr teardrop & l had a lazy day at home yesterday, but did have a traditional turkey dinner with all the...
  9. Re: is there a point of using good smelling body wash when you have cologne/deodarant

    l find it rare for the scent of a body wash to linger very long after showering, definitely less than half an hour, & l always wait at least that long before applying fragrance. l love to use...
  10. Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    l've been very fortunate with my haul of fragrant goodies this year! :smiley:

    l got a gift set of Narciso complete with purse spray & body lotion, a solid perfume of Gorilla Perfumes Smugglers...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, 25 December, 2014

    Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone's had or having a lovely day, lots to eat & drink & something fragrant under the tree. :beer:

    l found a gift set of the new Narciso, & that's been my SOTD....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th December 2014

    Wishing peace, joy, love & happiness to you all over the festive season! :kiss:

    Congrats to easyfish on your milestone!

    My SOTE is Laura Mercier Creme Brulee body cream, from a selection of...
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    SOTD Wednesday 24th December 2014

    Morning all!

    ((((Mocha)))) l hope you enjoyed taking some time out for yourself yesterday; nothing wrong with that, especially at such a difficult time.

    The temperatures are strangely mild & l...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd December 2014

    ((((30 Roses))))

    Good luck, Erin!

    Foustie, our thoughts are with the people of Glasgow today.

    Wearing Stoned this evening.
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    SOTD Tuesday 23rd December 2014

    Morning all!

    Draining my sample of Vanille lnsensee for work today.
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    Re: For a woman who "has it all"...

    She wants you to find a scent that you think represents her? ln two days? No pressure, then... ;)

    You probably should have started looking about two months ago, but l'm going to stick my neck out...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd December 2014

    Wishing Mr Kiliwia a swift & pain-free recovery!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd December 2014

    Glad it went well, Jon! As if there were any doubt. ;)

    (((Mocha)))

    Finally draining my 4ml sample of Amber Absolute this evening. l got 29 wears out of this, which just goes to show how...
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    SOTD Monday 22nd December 2014

    Morning all!

    Off to work on this blustery Monday in Eau de Shalimar.

    Have a wonderful week, everyone!
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 21st December 2014

    Hi all,

    Just back from enjoying a turkey dinner & a little Christmas cheer at a local hostelry.

    Jon, thanks for sharing the lovely pics, & good luck with your soiree tonight! You have great...
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    Re: Lush - what are your favourites???

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/385633-Gorilla-Perfumes-Cutting-Edge-Masterpieces-!

    Take a look at this thread.

    From the current line-up, my favourites are Smuggler's Soul; a rich & creamy...
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    Re: Sotd Sat.20 Dec-14.

    lne, are you really working twelve days without a break? Boy that's tough, you poor thing!

    Kewart, that must have been a scary moment, glad everything is ok!

    Had a nice long lie-in this...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th December 2014

    Enjoyed wine o'clock just a little too much this evening & forgot to post my SOTE; Ginger by Gorilla Perfumes, the scent of Christmas (to my nose). ;)

    l'm a little too sozzled to comment on...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th December 2014

    Jon; damn right l approve! :thumbsup: Joining you right now, cheers!
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    SOTD Friday 19th December 2014

    Morning all!

    Not sure l have anything suitable for the synch today, so l've gone with L'lnstant.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th December 2014

    (((tdem))) & (((mocha))) my sincere condolences for your loss.

    Reapplied Ghost this evening.
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    SOTD Thursday 18th December 2014

    Morning all!

    Ghost for work today.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - December 2014

    Today l tried Tabac Rouge by Phaedon.

    This is a sweetish tobacco with a kind of coconutty feel, & a little spice. After around thirty minutes, a soft & dusty incense mingles with the tobacco. Many...
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    Re: Big Scent, Big Statement?

    Oh yes, mike, l forgot about Black Orchid! A true, unsubtle scent of seduction in my book. ;)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th December 2014

    Good luck, Mocha!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th December 2014

    Hi all!

    l have the day off today. l just finished writing my Christmas cards, & later l'm off to buy Christmas groceries.

    Sampling Phaedon's Tabac Rouge.

    Have a happy Hump Day, everyone! ;)
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    Re: Big Scent, Big Statement?

    The most "powerhouse" fragrance in my collection is probably Fracas, with it's huge, animalic dose of tuberose. l save it for a big night out as it's too bold, sexy & confident for everyday. l work...
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    Re: Vintage Samsara for Mom?

    Samsara is one of my all-time favourites, & the vintage has some of the best sandalwood you will find anywhere. lt also has a vanilla-like vibe in the drydown, so l think your mom will be delighted...
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    :lolk:

    Wait, you did mean that as a joke, right? :smiley:

    Agree with Narciso, Velvet Orchid & Journey Woman.

    l would add Gorilla Perfumes Smuggler's Soul, Robert Piguet Gardenia & Malle Eau...
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    Re: Champaca Absolute vs. Santal Blush

    For me Champaca Absolute was a little disappointing; low on projection & too fruity for my taste. Santal Blush, on the other hand, is a gorgeous, buttery sandalwood with spicy & woody aspects,...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th December 2014

    Happy Hannukah to all who celebrate!

    (((lne))) feel better soon!

    Evangeline, what a fabulous time you have planned, enjoy!

    Amber Absolute this evening.
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    SOTD Tuesday 16th December 2014

    Morning all!

    Cinema for work today.
  38. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    lmperial Opoponax is a good call, although l understand it's been reformulated & is now called simply Opoponax. The original has plenty of bergamot, but this is also a prominent note in the first...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th December 2014

    Zeniba, the subject of baking crops up often here, so go right ahead! Even better if you provide pics we can drool over. :p
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th December 2014

    Kewart; l'll PM you later!

    ((((dora)))) what a terrible experience. Hope your father & brother are both well now.

    Q; LOL at "vanillatomic"!

    Kiliwia; feel better soon!

    Erin; keeping my...
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    SOTD Monday 15th December 2014

    Morning all!

    Didn't the weekend go quickly?

    Off back to work in Encens Flamboyant.

    Have a good week, everyone.
  42. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    They now have a L'Artisan gift set of six fragrances available on their website for 49.99. Only a few left, though!
  43. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    Memoirs of a Trespasser by lmaginary Authors is a wonderfully smoky vanilla.

    You might also enjoy Guerlain's Bois d'Armenie, which has more emphasis on incense, but a sweet & smoky base.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th December 2014

    Thanks, Jon! :o Pics are to be found if you know where to look...:wink:

    A less indulgent day here, too, as we're both feeling a bit the worse for wear after mixing our drinks & dancing the night...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 13 December 2014

    Hi all,

    Not scented yet as l'm spending the day slowly preparing for our work Christmas party tonight. We have a twenties/ Great Gatsby theme this year, & it's always a big do, with around 150 of...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th December 2014

    Happy Birthday, Easyfish & Jon's dad! :birthdays:

    Switched to Mr Sheldrake's wonderful Chergui this evening. Don't worry Erin, l won't be wearing Eternity much longer, there's only a few drops...
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    Re: Missing forum archives

    Wow, that's great, thanks Grant! :smiley::kiss:
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    SOTD Friday 12th December 2014

    Morning all & a happy Friday!

    lt's wet & wild out there today, looks like it's going to be a soggy walk to work.

    For the synch, l'm wearing Sophia Grojsman's Eternity. l sold my bottle of this...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th December 2014

    More hugs for ((((Roses))))).

    Viffer; yes Tramadol is quite a heavy drug, but it's anti-inflammatory too, so it sounds like just what you need right now. Glad you're feeling more comfortable!
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  50. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    And you're talking *my* language, Jon! ;) Merlot is my favourite too, although Chile is my preferred country of origin.

    And l adore blue cheese, (or pretty much any cheese) in fact l'd much...
  51. Re: hello! and may be an odd question, but are there notes that would complement body odor, not cove

    lf you're only using it on the underarms, antiperspirant really isn't going to do you any harm. You still perspire from other parts of your body, it just doesn't smell as bad. Please let the poor kid...
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    Re: Going upmarket from Sunflowers

    lf you want "after-a-storm-freshness", l highly recommend Un Matin d'Orage by Annick Goutal. The name means "a stormy morning", & l certainly get the freshness of a rain-soaked garden from it;...
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    SOTD Thursday 11th December 2014

    Morning all!

    ((((((Roses))))))

    Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle, yet again, today.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th December 2014

    Viffer, l bet l know what you were thinking when you first read "Hump Day"; probably the same as me when l first read it here! :happy:
    l know Co-codamol doesn't agree with everyone; it's an opiate...
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    SOTD Wednesday 10th December 2014

    Morning all & a happy Hump Day!

    Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle again today.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th December 2014

    (((Jon))) & (((Roses))) feel better soon!

    Posting late after a long shift. Today went from frosty & bright to very windy & wet this evening. l wore Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle for work, &...
  57. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    Try Annick Goutal's Encens Flamboyant. The name actually means "burning incense", & l certainly get that vibe from it.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - December 2014

    Today l tried Montecristo by Masque.

    l was attracted to this one by the descriptions l read that mentioned the scent of old books, tobacco & strongly animalic overtones. l'm a big fan of both Rien...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 8th December 2014

    Morning all!

    Sampling Montecristo on my day off today.

    Have a good week, everyone!
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    Re: Floral Fruity fragrance as gift?

    Creed Spring Flower is at the higher-quality end of the fruity floral genre.
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    Re: Xmas present for Mom

    Nope, it's mainly jasmine & white woods, with a light amber in the base. Alien Essence Absolue is much sweeter though, with a marzipan-like heliotrope note, so she may not like that version.
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    Re: Xmas present for Mom

    lt seems she loves a powerful floral (as do l). l recommend Alien or one of its flankers. And don't let anyone tell you it's too "young" for her. l met a lady of around her age a while back who...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th December 2014

    Wearing Stoned this evening, & it's almost wine o'clock, cheers! :beer:
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    Re: Oops. I may have messed up.

    Allure is lovely, & my fella adores it on me. l'm sure she will love wearing it for you, too! Maybe get her a Guerlain for her next birthday?
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    furrypine, l agree that progress is being made, & it's nice to see so many male posters helpfully pointing out to the OP the error of his ways. But it's also clear from that thread that there are...
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    Re: I need help ladies

    Perhaps Tom Ford Neroli Portofino?
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th December 2014

    Jon, that "album cover" is absolutely fantastic, l love it! :grin: They all look so happy, except for the glacial but beautifully coiffured lady on the right. She looks like she's reliving some...
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    SOTD Sunday 7th December 2014

    Morning all!

    Erin, "fairy lights" is just another name for Christmas lights, although it traditionally refers to lights on the tree. l especially like the bluish-white lights that hang down from...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 6th December 2014

    ExtremeK, the tree l put up today was the one we have at work, & as l work in a hospital, we are not allowed a real tree. lt's a big tree though, about eight feet tall & very wide, & takes ages to...
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    Re: "Unisex" a misnomer?

    While l have no problem with the term "unisex", it occurred to me that "omnisex" might be a viable alternative. Meaning *all* sexes, as in the word "omnipotent", meaning all-powerful.
  71. Re: need help with fragrance for my sisters xmas gift please.

    l second the suggestion of Chanel, & l'd start with Allure.
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    SOTD Saturday 6th December 2014

    Morning all!

    l'm wearing Gorilla Perfumes Ginger for work on this bright, frosty day, & planning to put up the Christmas tree while l'm there.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    l love the cinnamon in Ambre Narguile, & l highly recommend Philosophy's Cinnamon Buns shower gel. Delicious.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th December 2014

    Rynegne, feel better soon!

    Loving all the stories here today, thanks everyone for sharing. Erin, that looks like the kind of shop l could spend hours getting lost in!

    (((Quarry))) just because....
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    SOTD Friday 5th December 2014

    Morning all & a happy Friday!

    l might synch this evening, but for now l'm wearing Cinema for work.
  76. Re: Is applicator type ever a deciding factor when making a purchase?

    Very good point.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 4th December 2014

    Jon, glad your dad's procedure went well, have a wonderful trip!

    (((Viffer))), best of luck with your poorly elbow.

    mike, it does sound like you need the *occasional* night in to recharge!
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    Re: Where To Try & Buy

    You can also order samples online. l recommend Luckyscent.com & Surrender to Chance.
  79. Re: Is applicator type ever a deciding factor when making a purchase?

    l always prefer sprayers, but if it's a fragrance l really want & it's only available in a splash bottle, l'll decant it into an atomiser.
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    SOTD Thursday 4th December 2014

    Morning all!

    Sheer Obsession for work today.
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    Re: SOTD : Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    What a deep thinker your daughter was at such a young age, Robin! l tend to agree with her view, too. While your coffee was perfect *for you*, another individual might not find it so. Perhaps...
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    Re: SOTD : Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Hi all,

    lt's a bright, cold day here. l've been wrapping gifts this morning, now l'm off to run some errands in Ginger.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd December 2014

    Wow Jon, congrats on your fabulous new addition!

    My credit card took a serious bashing today, but l got all my Christmas shopping done! :2vrolijk_08:

    Habanita still going strong this evening.
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    SOTD Tuesday 2nd December 2014

    Morning all!

    l have a day off, & l'm off to the hairdressers for a trim before doing some Christmas shopping. Wearing Habanita.

    Have a good day, everyone.
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    Re: Which Lush did I try?

    Lush have changed the format of a lot of their fragrances, though. When l tried The Smell of Weather Turning, it was in a black spray atomiser, but looking at the website, it now comes in a dropper...
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    Re: Which Lush did I try?

    lt was when l tried it in-store here in the UK, but that must have been a couple of years ago.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 1st December 2014

    Big hugs for (((((Jon))))) & (((((Roses)))).

    lmperial Opoponax this evening.
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    Re: Which Lush did I try?

    lf it's burnt tyres, it *has* to be The Smell of Weather Turning. You're welcome. ;)
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    SOTD Monday 1st December 2014

    Morning all!

    L'lnstant for work today.

    Have a great month, everyone!
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    Missing forum archives

    Usually after l've posted in the "most worn" thread each month, l like to look back at the threads from previous years to compare what l wore then with what l'm wearing now. Up until last month l had...
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    Re: Most worn in November 2014

    6 x 1000 Kisses Deep

    4 x Encens Flamboyant

    3 x Ghost, Samsara, lmperial Opoponax & L'lnstant

    2 x Sheer Obsession, Champagne de Bois & Vanillary

    1 x Memoirs of a Trespasser, Vanille...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 30th November 2014

    Wow Evangeline, that place looks amazing! Glad you had a wonderful time, you deserve it sweetheart! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 30th November 2014

    How intriguing, Jon!

    The working day dragged today, which kind of makes me more tired than when we're busy. Relaxing at last in Samsara.
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    SOTD Sunday 30th November 2014

    Morning all!

    Off to work in Encens Flamboyant.

    Have a lovely Sunday, everyone.
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    Re: Sotd : Saturday, november 29, 2014

    Hi all,

    We're off to check out one of our local pubs which has been undergoing refurbishment; the grand re-opening is today. And the sun is out! :coolold:

    l'm wearing Allure.

    Have a great...
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    Re: SOTD : Friday, 28.November.2014

    Happy birthday, dear kumquat! :birthdays:

    Merlot primed & ready to go here too, Jon! :beer:

    l totally forgot about the synch today, but CdB is still going strong, & l guess it is *one* of...
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    Re: SOTD : Friday, 28.November.2014

    Happy Friday, all!

    l have the day off today, but l'm steering well clear of the Black Friday chaos, too. l prefer to shop in peace. l do have to pop out for groceries, but at least the sun is out...
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    Re: scent samples uk dissapeared?

    http://www.scentsamples.uk.com

    Here you go.
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    Re: Demeter - What's up with them?

    Thanks, Q. R. Crumm. l did get some samples online from Roullier White some months back. l haven't seen them in our Boots yet, but l'm planning to pay them a visit next week, so l'll take a look at...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 27th November 2014

    lncense Extreme this evening, the last of my sample.
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