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    Default SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    I guess I'm on European time these days.

    Happy Birthday, Mostapha!! And Happy Birthday, denisehollings!


    So you can fly over bus stops, Mostapha. . . .

    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle
    Oh my. This one is pungent. It's a good thing I didn't overdo it.

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    Best wishes to the Birthday kids!!



    My SotD will be an Ava Luxe / Parfumerie Générale combo

    Brulure de Rose + Incense Noir

    Have a wonderful Friday
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Sniffing around
    I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker

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    Many Happy Returns to Mostapha and denise!

    I'm aglow in the great Opium. There is a thread dedicated to it on POL, and reading that yesterday made me long for it. I wore it last night and again this morning. It is the edt version I have chosen for my long day at work, and I have learned to prefer this above the edp, though both are sublime.
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    :wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOSTAPHA
    FELIZ ANIVERSÁRIO E FELICIDADES


    Today i am wearing Mostapha Favourite perfume




    :wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave::wave:
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy birthday!

    Sampling Amour de Cacao on this very rainy day, I got into the office looking like a drowned cat and changed into some spare dry clothes at work. Not a happy day.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Wearing Paul Smith London for women to work.


    Happy Birthday Mostapha and
    Denisehollings!!!!



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    Happy birthday Mostapha and Denise!

    Aww, you poor thing Lian! You do smell gorgeous though!

    I'm wearing John Varvatos today (thanks Javagreen!!). Mmmm I love this stuff. Wish it stuck around longer!

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    Happy Birthdays!!!
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Kul sana wa inta (it is "inti" in Egypt, unlike the rest of the world?) tayyeb, dear Mostapha! Oh, them sweet times in Egypt.... The world was younger and the cleaner those days....

    Martine Micallef Black Sea for me today, had just 3 hours of sleep at night, and it is going to be a long day at work again.

    ComDiva, I think you are right about OC and the "right"/"wrong" preferences for him. What if he is still undecided? I know some people can be.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    HAPPY BIRTHDAYS, GUYS!!!!

    Semi-sadness for a friend whose mother died - essentially of alcoholism, via strokes and the body shutting down. Funeral's this afternoon...it's a warm, drizzly day....

    Ergo....

    (Gotta find a better pic - that's Guet Apens, SMM)
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy birthday, Mostapha! Here's something to go with those wonderful cakes:


    Chaya, I love you back. That is all.

    Sotd is Kenzo Amour le Parfum
    Notes: incense, frangipani, cherry blossom, thanaka wood, rice steam, vanilla, patchouli, benzoin, amber

    Happy Friday, everyone!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Happiest of Birthdays, Mostapha and Denise !

    Lian, you DO smell good..make sure no one BITES you !
    Poor kittykat !

    Twolfie- don't you smell divine- don't you hate those long days that follow sleepless nights ?
    Hang in there, my dears.

    Went to bed in KM Gourmnandises, very jammy and rosy.
    Thinking more along the lines of Chypre Rouge...
    But, if I could find Kenzo Amour, le Parfum...I'd wear THAT...
    Yes, me love you, too, hon.

    Tommi- how sad !
    The cosmos is in a whirlwind, these days; I've heard several more of these sorts of events, in the past few days.
    Maybe, it's that tiome of the year when people 'let go'...
    [That doesn't explain gunshot murders, etc.]

    Make it a good day, my darlings.
    I send you all big hugs.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Decided on wearing Narcisse Noir today.

    That's too coincidental taolady, I was thinking of Guet Apens and posted a pic of the bottle in the "prettiest bottle" thread at about the same time you posted your SOTD.

    Happy B day to all who are celebrating today!
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy Birthday Mustapha and denisehollings!


    SotD is Capucci pour Homme
    Last edited by kbe; 14th November 2008 at 11:19 AM.
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy Birthday, Mostapha!

    Happy Birthday, Denise!



    (((Hugs))) to Lian (hope you're dry by now), and to Taolady today.

    I'm wearing Jasmin de Nuit by The Different Company on this weird, foggy morning.

    Have a good Friday, everybody.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Ok,so I finally managed to drag myself out of bed.This seems harder and harder the darker it gets.(that time of the year soon) Today I'm feeling a little bit under the weather,but promised to go out with a friend later....Will probably end up doing so Sotd is quite generous amounts of L.
    Happy birthday to Mostapha and Denise!
    Sote: Musc Ravageur.
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy Birthday to those who are celebrating!

    I'm in Light Blue.

    You all have a great weekend

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy Birthday to Mostapha and denisehollings!!!!

    Heading out to a conference for the next few days so it is travel day today.
    I am wearing:

    Ulrich Lang Anvers

    This is another of those jam-packed pyramids but unlike some of the ones I've tried recently which hold together and become something more. Anvers has a few off notes in an otherwise nice fragrance. In what has become an unintentional theme this week the top is citrusy with an herbal background centered on my friend sage. Usually the herbal contrast makes for a nice start but here it doesn't seem to come together as much as it seems like it should. The heart is all floral with jamine being the main player. There is a dollop of honey to sweeten the proceedings. The base has an excellent mix of amber, leather and oakmoss but there is a fruity hint that again doesn't work as well as it should for me and becomes a distraction instead of a compliment.
    Have a great Friday everyone.
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy Birthdays, Mostapha and Denise!

    Today I am sampling...

    By Kilian Prelude to Love (very pretty not quite citrus)
    PG Coze (sorry Lizzie_J - am not liking this one bit - way too manly - so I will close the lid of this particular antique chest)
    PG L'Ombre Fauve (vaguely reminds me of Jicky, but a tolerable version - most curious!)
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme (courtesy of the unstintingly generous Taolady! I am reminding myself how much I like it on me ie not too manly!)
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOSTAPHA AND DENISE!!!

    Big hugs to all who need 'em, and especially to Lian, Tao, and Chaya. But heck, we ALL need a good hug, in my opinion. Hug someone who doesn't expect it today (just don't get yourself charged with harrassment!)

    I'm reveling in more incense today (probably my favorite note, when all's said and done), thanks to dear Lady in Black :wave:, who's responsible for today's choice: Creations Mathias Eau de Narguile. Not entirely sure what all the notes are, but to my nose it's gorgeous floral/sweet incense. Love, love, love this one.
    It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson

    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Ah, CD- you must smell divine !

    SMM- safe travels, honey.
    I need to send you a photo of Uli and me, in flagrante delicto- at Aedes.
    Another man I cheated on you with..
    [What crappy grammar I have ! Yuck !]
    The man is a sweetie; but his scents don't work for me, alas...

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    This is really sweet of you I am really touched by all your nice wishes. Thank you, wonderful people!

    SotD: Diptyque Tam Dao.
    SotE: Dior Homme.

    Twolf, we enti tayeba, we bel sehha wel salama! Shokran
    ("Enta" if you're addressing a male, and "enti" if you're addressing a female.)
    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy Birthday to all! And happy unbirthday to everyone else, I suppose.




    Woohoo! Tauer's samples arrived (quick!) and he threw in an extra one, so generous.
    Reveling in L'Air du Desert Marocain now, and boy is it pretty. Arid, dusty in a way that I can't decide is most reminiscent of an ancient bookcase or a desert, and incensy. It's gorg. And this is only the first one I'm trying! My credit card had better hide itself.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Mostapha & Denise ~ Best Birthday Greetings to you! Enjoy your special day!

    Lolita Lempicka is my SOTD

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    Happy Birthdays .

    I'm taking a break from Guerlain today with Frederic Malle's Iris Poudre.

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    Happy Birthday from me too!
    I wore Casaque this morning and my car passed it's MOT (yipee!!)
    It's almost gone now so I shall re-apply soon.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    CdG Kyoto
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    I'm wearing a fragrance I made by adding a 2 drops of osmanthus EO to 3ml CCB-Paris Annam and 1 ml CSP Matin Calin.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy birthdays to you Mostapha and Denise. Today is also the birthday of someone who is very dear but who refuses celebration. How hard it can be.

    I am wearing PG L'Ombre Fauve.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    I'm wearing Musc Ravageur today.

    Happy Friday to all and birthday wishes to Mostapha
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    Happy birthdays!

    I'm in Dzing!

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy birthday Mostapha and denise! I am celebrating with Mostapha in Dior Homme (thanks to lushsoup!!!)

    I am glad I did not write this one off the first time I wore it many months ago. It is a gorgeous iris fougere, and is certainly a unisex fragrance. Enjoy the day, all!

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    Off to work in my sample of DANS TES BRAS. Husband says, "I like that one!". I'm intrigued...

    Best wishes to our birthday celebrants!

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    MOSTAPHA and DENISE! Enjoy your day!


    I was craving ORGANZA INDECENCE this morning. I think this one is fast becoming my wear anywhere default scent.

    Have a great Friday everyone!
    "Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy birthday Mostapha and Denise - and you have the whole weekend to have fun!
    Hugs to Lian, Tao, Chaya and Ines - please tell us when it's 'dark all day' day - I found it fascinating when you told us about it last year. Have you got snow on the ground there yet?

    The Small One and I are both in Lolita Lempicka L today, because it's very nice and, more importantly, because The Small One really likes the bottle.

    Happy Friday, all.
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Happy Birthday to Mostapha and Denise! Watch out for all that cake...I have probably gained 3 lbs (1 per day since Tuesday)from all the cake wishes here at Basenotes and the actual party is still tomorrow.

    Today I am euphoric that is Friday so I am wearing Euphoria Blossom.
    Last edited by anamari; 14th November 2008 at 03:43 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Kenzo Indian Holi. I smell divine. I purchased this earlier this year shortly after it was released but never bothered to wear it until today. Why did I allow this glorious fragrance to sit on my shelf for so long without being used? I've already received two compliments on it since arriving at the office.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Continuing the Men's niche test-o-rama: Tam Dao.

    Great choice for today. It really is a comforting scent, like that prefect hug from a close friend that goes on just as long as you need it.

    Here in my area, everyone is freaking out. I now have 6 friends who have been laid off in 2 weeks- one of which is getting married tomorrow. These are folks with advanced degrees in tech and science fields who have gone from making 100k-ish to zero.

    Tonight I will watch Salaam Bombay again. Tomorrow on the way to the wedding, I will stop at my local family displacement shelter and drop off extra clothes and blankets.

    Oh dear - that was a ramble...back to the fragrance

    The creamy quality of heart notes smell familiar. I can't tell whether it's because the ingredients are soooo good or is it a signature of a particular nose. Anyone know who the nose is?

    I think I am in love. This may be FBW for me but part of me can't justify it. I may buy a large decant from someone so I know the money is going to an individual who needs it.
    Looking for small decants
    * Frederic Malle En Passant, Parfum de Thérèse * Serge Lutens Bois Oriental, Borneo1834, Douce Amère, Gris Clair, Rousse, Santal de Mysore

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    Quote Originally Posted by oolala30 View Post
    Kenzo Indian Holi. I smell divine. I purchased this earlier this year shortly after it was released but never bothered to wear it until today. Why did I allow this glorious fragrance to sit on my shelf for so long without being used? I've already received two compliments on it since arriving at the office.
    Oooooooh I love Indian Holi. I think that will be my SOTD tomorrow..thanks for reminding me. It IS glorious!

    Today is day 2 in Bois Farine. I totally dig the comfort scents, and this is one of my favorites.

    Happy Birthday to all celebrants today! Yay!

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Lisa Hoffman Madagascar Orchid, Morning and Daytime layered.

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    SotM: Nahema parfum, inspired by The Taming of the Shrew thread!

    Happy Birthday from me as well!
    Last edited by lushsoup; 14th November 2008 at 04:41 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Craziness with work has kept me away for a day (that's a very long time not to be here in BN heaven!). At last, a deep breath ... and I'm smelling Q (Quercus) from Roxana Illuminated Perfume, courtesy of the extra-courteous and sweet BlackCat (cheek , other cheek , and back again ). Mmmm, natural woody scent with nice sillage. Don't know that I'd have named it "oak"--still have to a side-by-side with some firewood to pull out that note, although it's the leaves that were tinctured, along with other wood and resin ingredients.

    It's Friday, I say we grab those birthday kids (happy birthday you two!) and start partying! Sit next to me, Alisa, we'll share something big and frosty.


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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Chaya Don't you mean "in FRAGRANTE delicto?"

    Happy Birthday to Mostapha and Denise!

    I'm wearing A la Nuit on this cool, sunny, but blustery day. I believe my sample is done.
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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Flowerbomb + Bomblicious Body Creme.


    Happy birthdays! :wave:
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    Must chime in on the happy birthday wishes to Mostapha and Denise - hope you're having a good one!

    I've had a tough work day today (had to be strict). I wore Juicy Couture like a comfort blanket.Back home now and looking forward to a nice weekend...

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Have switched mid-day from Lolita Lempicka to Coco which I'll re-boot for this evening

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    Happy birthday Mostapha and Denise!
    A day in Cuir de Russie. The weekend is finally here!

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    I'm wearing Musc Ravageur today too! And special Happy Birthday to Mostapha and Denise!

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    SotD was HEURE EXQUISE by Annick Goutal
    SotE is MIEL DE BOIS by Serge Lutens

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    Ya Mostapha! Kull sana wa inta bikhayr!

    And a very happy birthday to you, Denise!

    I put on the palest baby blue top today, and on this bright and sunny day it seemed that only Shalimar Light would do
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    Thursday 13 November 2008
    Morning: Comme des Garçons Avignon
    Evening: Hermès Terre d'Hermès

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 14 November 2008

    Wearing Guerlain's Shalimar edc as SotE. I always feel ready for anything when I spritz this on.

    It's just a tad early, but I'm ready for one of those frozen concoctions, Quarry.

    Here's to Friday...



    Have a good evening, everybody.

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    Monyette Paris. It is muggy here. I wilt.

    There is a story:

    Last night I drank too much, and it wasn't the casual act the shrug of the statement implies. It was a deliberate act born of unease. And after I drank too much, I lay down and fell asleep, and half an hour later I woke up feeling the mighty quiver of wheat and rye.

    I was hot, so I got up and changed from a sweatshirt into a t-shirt, and that t-shirt carried the smell of a perfume I could not place but clearly had worn in embarrassing quantity. What was it, I wondered, because I never wanted to wear it again. It had both floral and detergent qualities and a sharpness that poked behind my eyes; if one could bottle a demon this would be it, and not the vodka. I lay back down and tried to run through a list of scents I had worn recently, but I couldn't place it. Certainly it wasn't La Chasse or Heure Exquise or Trouble or Mitsouko; it had a terrible temperament and I can only imagine the stinking clouds of the stuff I must have been billowing at some forgotten time. I tore the shirt off as a person who is freezing to death thinks he is too hot and must rip madly at his garments.

    There were aldehydes involved.

    This morning, much worse for wear or probably better stated as simply "worn," I thought I smelled the phantom of it, and it smelled of chocolate and patchouli, or something sweet and patchouli, even though I dared to smell the shirt again and deny that it was anything other than a cheap white floral. But chocolate and patchouli stayed in my mind and thinking about the number of foody patchouli scents I have and enjoy made me reel all over again.

    I spent the whole day hoping to smell nothing, not even an apple that I cut up for my dog. Smell was magnified into a beast now, an amorphous, suffocating beast that only I could sense.

    But I'm intrepid (and do not like to go into the night without scent), so I dabbed on some Monyette. I can tell it will be a slow reintroduction into the world of perfume, taken one drop at a time.

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    So did you ever identify the choco-patchouli culprit? I'm agog!
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Happy Birthday Mostapha and Denise!

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    To celebrate the man with not too shabby musical tastes.

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    Condolences to your friend, and yourself, Taolady. Such a painful loss.

    Not the best of days today but at least I'm glad I chose Patchouli Antique.
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    Many thanks for the condolences darling peeps...only met the woman a couple of times. Funny, talented (she painted)...the life of the party and always slightly drunk. "But for the grace of God go I...."

    For the evening - from a sample...NM's Fetish.......I'm getting some rosewood and maybe myrrh and a little patch. Nice - but it vanishes almost instantly. Rare with NMs....
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Paying birthday tributes to Mostapha and Denisehollings, and sending condolences to Taolady. I wore Aromatics Elixir for the first time in over a year. I sprayed judiciously and am loving the results.

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    Just came back from a conference myself where I had NO time to come and visit.

    Ormonde Jayne Tolu - the only perfume I've worn since Tuesday.

    A great experience just getting to know 1 perfume. And this was a good choice. A bit rosy, a bit powdery, great creaminess.

    And I get to finally meet ScentBro next week :bounce:
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    Eau Sauvage Extreme as SotE
    Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me
    Like days of old. Lighting the spark of love that fills me
    with dreams untold..--Twilight Time

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