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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Far from the Madding Crowd by Sarah Baker Perfumes:

    From the first spray, this brings to mind sunlit meadows & warm, fertile earth. While initially it's a little too sharp for my taste, with...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    l noticed that too Q, & l think it's a brilliant idea for the synch! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    lt's a sunny, breezy day here, so l'll be mowing the lawn in a bit.

    Trying a sample of Far from the Madding Crowd by Sarah Baker today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th July, 2021

    Jon, you're welcome! :laugh: We had a heavy rain shower earlier this evening, so l sent that one your way, as well. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th July, 2021

    Afternoon all, & Happy Anniversary to the hednics! :beer:

    lt's a very windy day here, & feeling quite cool. l've been unusually lazy so far today, but l do need to pop out to the shops...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    l'd be very interested to read your impressions, PStoller! l'm no expert on oud fragrances, so l can't really compare it to others, but l did enjoy this one.
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    Re: Lemon fragrance

    Laconia by Tom Daxon. lf you're in the UK, it's currently on sale at Les Senteurs. l just snapped up a bottle myself. :)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Symmetry by Sarah Baker Perfumes:

    ln the opening phase, this is very much a woody fragrance with a slightly animalic flavour, & that "band aid" type of oud. The listed wood note is cypriol, also...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    Even though l just returned to work yesterday, l now have three days off! lt's raining here, so l'll be getting stuff done indoors today.

    Sampling Symmetry by Sarah Baker Perfumes.
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    Re: The site clock is six minutes fast

    Testing...

    Edit: wow, it's really happened! Amazing! :shocked::smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th July, 2021

    Thanks, kewart! :kiss: lt's been a busy work day, but strangely l now have three days off to recover! l'll be paying for it later this week though, with three long shifts back-to-back...

    We've had...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    l'll be back to work on a late shift today, but hoping to prolong that holiday feeling in Ensoleille Moi.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th July, 2021

    Afternoon all, & congrats to all our celebrants!

    We're off to the pub, & l'm wearing Chanel Gardenia, from my sample.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th July, 2021

    Draining my sample of Sex & the Sea today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    Shycat, l hope things calm down for you soon.

    ComDiva, hang in there. l know you'll find an employer who recognises your considerable talents!

    Overnight we've had wind, rain & a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd July, 2021

    l've had a good couple of hours on the sunlounger with no need for the beach umbrella, now that the temps are down into the twenties. l'm now showered & about to start making lasagne, now that it's...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Continuing to synch & sticking with Estee Lauder in Tuberose Gardenia for the rest of the day. This is an all-time favourite of mine, & l've been hoarding the last few mls of my bottle for some time,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd July, 2021

    Morning all!

    The heat has eased by a few degrees overnight, & there's a lovely breeze coming in through the windows this morning. What a relief!

    l'm synching in Bronze Goddess today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    l've gone for an American perfume today with Bronze Goddess.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd July, 2021

    (((((lne))))), l can only echo the wise words of Q & ExtremeK.

    l'm wearing Suntanglam for another sultry evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd July, 2021

    Morning all!

    Tropical Lagoon today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st July, 2021

    Clockwork, what can l say? l'm so envious of your Greek food fest, but glad you had a wonderful time, & welcome back! Any chance of some pics??

    After more pottering & sunlounging, l'm showered &...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st July, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, devilcat! :birthdays:

    As the heatwave continues, l'm wearing Golden Paradise & feeling very glad that l'm not at work this week.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th July, 2021

    lt's nearly 10pm here, & the thermometer is still reading 32 degrees centigrade in the house. l'm wearing VIW this evening, but wilting in the heat.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th July, 2021

    Oh lne, how dreadful! l am so sorry. Sending you loving thoughts & virtual hugs.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th July, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    lt is indeed oppressively hot here today, with barely a breath of wind, & it didn't even seem to cool down much during the night. l've been pottering again this morning, & l need to...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th July, 2021

    Thanks, N.CAL!

    Q, you do not sound like a putz(er) to me. ;)
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    Re: The site clock is six minutes fast

    l just noticed it's 15 minutes fast now...:confused:
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    Re: Help suggest scents for my partner

    Your partner has great taste!

    l recommend Guerlain Samsara, a classic rich floriental with jasmine & sandalwood. Anyone who loves Alien & Black Orchid would surely love this too! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th July, 2021

    Thanks, ExtremeK & ComDiva!

    The clouds moved on & there's no sign of rain, so l got some time on the sunlounger after all. :coolold: The beach umbrella was needed, though.

    One cool shower...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th July, 2021

    Thanks tdem, lne & Jon! :kiss:

    lt's clouding over here, & the heat & humidity are getting even more oppressive. There are rumours of a possible thunderstorm at some point today, & it certainly...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    l have this week off, & l plan to enjoy the sunshine, probably from the shade of my beach umbrella. :vrolijk_1:

    This morning, however, l'm staying cool indoors & indulging my...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    lt's supposed to get even hotter here today. Eau du Sud it is, for my early shift.
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    Welcome to basenotes, Sneaky! :) You are wise to sample as much as possible before buying bottles.

    l second the recommendation for Les Senteurs, & l'll add Roullier White & Bloom Perfumery.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th July, 2021

    lt's been a scorcher here today, so after a cool shower l'm wearing Philosykos.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    Greek Keys for a 9-5 shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th July, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary, donna! :beer:

    Synching in Virgin lsland Water for my late shift today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    l've never been to a spa, & l'm not attracted by the idea of a mud bath. But my idea of relaxation is being on the beach with a delicious cocktail, so l've gone for Virgin lsland Water again this...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Very slow here this morning.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    lt's another beautiful morning here. l'm wearing Fig-Tea for my early shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th July, 2021

    Thanks, Q! l'm certainly enjoying being free from the need to study. :coolold:
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    PStoller, l've very much enjoyed your impressions from this house, & you've certainly got me interested in some of these! l hope you'll continue to contribute to the thread with anything else you're...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th July, 2021

    (((((LauraH))))) l'm sorry to hear that, & l hope all will be well for your mum.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th July, 2021

    After a lovely day spent tidying up the garden & making use of the sunlounger, l'm celebrating the return of summer in lntense Tiare this evening.

    The temps are in the mid twenties with a nice...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    foxbins, glad to hear you found your stylist! l'm wondering why they didn't put up a sign on the old premises to say where they'd gone.

    At last we have a beautiful sunny day here....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th July, 2021

    Showered & switched to Manipur for the rest of the day.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    l have a couple of days off, & l was hoping to do some gardening today, but after yesterday's monsoon it's like a marsh out there. Maybe tomorrow...

    Clockwork, l envy you your...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th July, 2021

    Morning all,

    Feeling proud of our team today, but incredibly sad for them as well.

    Un Matin d'Orage for my late shift on this gloomy, damp day.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th July, 2021

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday, drseid! :birthdays:

    We're already back from the pub. l'm wearing And the World is Yours, & hoping it'll bring us luck tonight!
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    Re: Help me find Something

    Moonlight in Heaven by Kilian.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th July, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    Glad you had a lovely break, kewart!

    After a much-needed lie-in & a lovely cooked breakfast, l'm getting a few chores done in Pistachio lce Cream.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th July, 2021

    Q, those are awesome! :thumbsup:

    foxbins, what a letdown! Did you have an appointment? They really should have let you know. l recommend that when you find a good stylist, make friends with...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th July, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Hazel! :birthdays:

    lt's warming up again here, but it's still muggy with the odd shower around. l'm synching in Virgin lsland Water for my late shift.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    lt had to be Virgin lsland Water for me today. Not an aquatic, but this is all about being by/on the ocean. :coolold:
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    There are ways to do this already. lf you find a review you like, click on "Show all reviews" next to the reviewer's username. Or in the forums, click on a username, then "View profile", then "See...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th July, 2021

    Thanks, caz! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th July, 2021

    Thanks, ExtremeK! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th July, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Kitty2Shoes! :birthdays:

    A bit bleary-eyed this morning after a late night watching England win through to the final of the Euros!! :2vrolijk_08:

    Going with roses...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th July, 2021

    Morning all!

    lt's grey, damp & almost chilly here. l'm wearing Stella for a long shift today, & l'll be home to watch the England game.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th July, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    Enjoying a relaxed day off in Caligna today.
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    Re: Let's Talk About Neela Vermeire's Ashoka

    l adore Ashoka, & agree completely with Sugandaraja's assessment. l have never smelled pickles in it!

    khanada, you can buy two 15ml purse sprays, as l did, from Neela Vermeire's website here:...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    l agree.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th July, 2021

    kewart, l hope the weather clears up for you! lt turned out rainy again here today. :undecided:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th July, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary, dear ExtremeK! :birthdays:

    lt's a beautiful, fresh morning here after several days of heavy, dark cloud. A perfect day for Seville a l'Aube.

    Working a long...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th July, 2021

    Thanks, Q! ;)

    Fig-Tea this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th July, 2021

    Morning all! Happy 4th July to all our friends across the pond, & Happy BN-iversary, PerfumedLady! :beer:

    Smiling again today after a spectacular England win last night! :D And cooler temps made...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd July, 2021

    Morning all!

    l've had difficulty sleeping in the humidity of the last couple of nights, & l need something to wake me up for my early shift today. Eau du Sud it is.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd July, 2021

    Synching & twinning with tdem in Allure this evening.
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    l'm synched & twinned with tdem in Allure this evening. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd July, 2021

    Morning all!

    Brasil Dream for another long shift today.
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    Yep, l'm getting it every time, too.
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    l got this exact same warning too, via AVG. And l didn't even click on the images.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    PStoller, l posted a new thread for July this morning. Please add your impressions there, thanks! :)
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    Most worn in June:

    3 x Brasil Dream, Philosykos & Orange Flowers

    2 x Sikkim Girls, Un Matin d'Orage, Chlorophyll Gardenia, Ensoleille Moi & Bronze Goddess

    1 x Soliflore Gardenia, Monyette...
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    Woohoo! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Another here with only one option! Mine is Allure, but l won't wear it for work as it's Mr teardrop's special favourite, so l might synch in the evening.
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    Thanks, Grant! Any chance of adding our SOTD stats from that period as well??
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st July, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary, N.CAL!

    A bit groggy this morning after our late night watching the tennis, but l'm off to work a long shift in Aloha Tiare.
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    Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Looking forward to another great month of reading your impressions, folks! :smiley:

    Finally l have a new batch of samples to try, so l'll be joining in myself as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th June, 2021

    Thanks tdem, Trilby & Laura!

    Posting late as we've been gripped by Andy Murray's thrilling 5-set match at Wimbledon, & celebrating his win! :D What a comeback, & what a week of sport this is...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    Thanks to PStoller & everyone else for all the contributions to this month's thread! lt's gone from strength to strength thanks to you. :smiley:

    Today l'm trying Sex and the Sea by Francesca...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    l'm still smiling after England's glorious win last night! Work was strangely quiet & we were able to watch it on the TV in the waiting room. lt's a moment l've waited for all my...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th June, 2021

    Good to see you, Diva! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    We had thunderstorms & lots of rain last night, so it's cooled down again here.

    l'll be back to work on a late shift today in Brasil Dream.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th June, 2021

    Welcome to the thread, LauraH!

    Feel better soon, CuddleCat!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th June, 2021

    Thanks lne, hope everything works out for the two of you.

    jujy, your Sunday looks pretty good to me! :thumbsup:

    Sikkim Girls this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th June, 2021

    Thanks tdem, HoP & Jon! :kiss: lt was a marathon session with the dentist. l spent almost an hour in the chair, & l think she had to fill almost an entire molar. She did warn me it would take a long...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    We've had a lot more rain here since yesterday afternoon, & l don't think it's done yet. l have one more day off today, but unfortunately l'm off to the dentist to get a lost filling...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th June, 2021

    Alityke, my condolences for your loss. Hope your mum is ok.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th June, 2021

    Afternoon all, & extra hugs for (((((lne))))).

    lt's grey & windy here, but we're off to the pub shortly, & l'm wearing Alien.
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    Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    Just drained my decant of Montale's Orange Flowers. lt took me almost exactly 2 years. lt's a very enjoyable orange blossom with a tropical flavour, but l have no plans to replace it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th June, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary, easyfish! :beer:

    Draining my decant of Orange Flowers today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th June, 2021

    (((((lne)))))

    lt turned out warm & sunny this afternoon, so after a shower l'm synching again in Philosykos.
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    Switched to the green fig leaves & fruit of Philosykos for the evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th June, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday Divatologist, wherever you are! :birthdays:

    Jon, l completely agree! l much prefer to take in what's going on around me when l'm out & about. Or to read a book.
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    l've gone for Flower Market by Lush. This one is a bit of an anomaly in my wardrobe, as l'm not generally a fan of very green fragrances. But although it contains a big wallop of galbanum, it's...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    This one sounds interesting! Jasmine & sandalwood is a favourite combo of mine. l had to google "murraya paniculata", & apparently it's mock orange.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th June, 2021

    This is indeed very interesting, thanks Cook.bot! :thumbsup:

    l still have my ancient Nokia & it works fine, but it's extremely beaten up now. l may need to consider a replacement one of these...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th June, 2021

    Thank you dear Quarry & Alityke! :o

    And yes Q, we need pics!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th June, 2021

    Thanks, ExtremeK & ComDiva! :smiley:
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