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    Default Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    I read this post in another thread earlier today but I can't seem to find it now. Sad news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I read this post in another thread earlier today but I can't seem to find it now. Sad news.
    Very sad. I really enjoyed her perfume reviews. She was both insightful and funny.

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    Default Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    My condolences
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    Such sad news. Gaia was a woman of exquisite taste and style and wrote so beautifully. Her blog introduced me to the world of vintage perfumes.

    Here's Gaia on her love of perfumes, from her "About Me" page:

    I'm a compulsive sniffer and will drag you into my world just as I did to other people related to me through blood or marriage. My list of favorite perfumes is more of a megilah or a spreadsheet than a list, but I can tell you that I never want to be without either Shalimar, Miel de Bois or L'Air du Desert Marocain. Yes, I like big smellies. BIG.
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    This is very sad news, condolences Gaia's family and loved ones.
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    RIP Gaia
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    Man...this is tough. Condolences to the family.
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    This is very sad news indeed. My condolences to all who knew her.
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    Rest in peace, dear Gaia. Your departure will be big loss to the perfume-obsessed & cat-loving community. The Non-Blonde was one of the perfume blogs I used to follow when I started this hobby.
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    My condolences to her loved ones. I read so many of her thoughts about perfume and each entry that I was interested in was a joy to read. Her blog absolutely made perfume more fun for myself. I can tell she had impeccable taste and confidence to match. Rest in peace, Gaia
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    Loved her blog. So sad

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    Rest in peace and condolences to everyone near and dear to her-enjoyed reading her blog about a variety of impressive fragrance and fashion-related topics

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    RIP and condolences to your family.
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    Such sad news. I loved Gaia's blog and she will be sorely missed.
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    Default Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    Oh, what sad news. Our community has lost a great light.

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    Default Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    Oh, what sad news. Our community has lost a great light.
    So true. One of the most authentic and respected voices in the fragrance world. She provided a kind of balance to the community that I really appreciated. Seeing her comments, posts, or opinions anywhere just made me feel good about everything - like it all made sense.
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    Such a sad loss. Condolences to the blond and all of her friends and family.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics
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    I enjoyed NonBlond very much. She’ll be missed. Condolences to all she left behind.
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    Wow, that's shocking. She had such a passion for grand, vintage perfumes - I kept checking her blog regularly but kept seeing fewer and fewer posts...I figured she was just on a break. Very sad.

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    Very sad to hear this. Condolences to her family.

    I'm going to miss her writing and her presence.

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    Oh this is really sad. I really enjoyed her blog, and though I couldn't say I knew Gaia, we did exchange a few emails over the years and she was always delightful to communicate with. My thoughts, best wishes, and condolences to her friends and family.

    I'm going to pick something from her wardrobe to wear tomorrow in tribute.

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    What sad and shocking news. Condolences to her family. She will be missed.
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    Bois Farine right now. Bready iris, perfect for Thanksgiving. Shalimar was another fave, perfect for tomorrow's Friday vanilla sync. She was also wearing a lighter Shalimar flanker recently, as well as Roberto Cavalli Oro.
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    May she Rest In Peace!
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    This is very, very sad news. Gaia was very influential to my development regarding fragrances.
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    Very sad news. I loved her writing and personality that came through in her blog. May her memory be a blessing.

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    Very sad news. Condolences to her family.
    I had noticed she was writing less frequently.

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    Very sad news. I read her blog weekly for years.
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    Default Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty2Shoes View Post
    Very sad news. I read her blog weekly for years.
    Me, too.




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