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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th October, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary, hednic!

    We're off out for an early lunch, to be back in time for the Rangers game, & hoping to dodge the heavy rain showers we're getting here. :vrolijk_1:

    l'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th October, 2020

    Evening all!

    After a much-needed long lie in, a cooked breakfast, a little light housework & a hot bath, l'm finally scented in Cashmere Musk by Ava Luxe. lt's pouring with rain outside, but we're...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd October, 2020

    l couldn't agree more! lt's been too mild here for me to wear this just yet this autumn, but l think after the equinox when the darker evenings come, l'll be pulling it out again for sure.

    ETA: l...
  4. Re: Looking for a rancid jasmine perfume, any recommendation?

    Tawaf by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd October, 2020

    Good to know that PerfumedLady is ok! :D

    lt's been a hell of a week. Finally relaxing & synching in L'Ombre Fauve after a steak dinner, a couple of glasses of vino & Harry Potter on the TV. Aah,...
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    Some very imaginative choices here today! :smiley:

    yellowtone, l'm wearing L'Ombre Fauve on your behalf. lt conjures perfectly the scent of a cat's warm, soft underbelly, & l need that kind of...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd October, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday HoP! :birthdays:

    Good to see Ryan in yesterday's thread! :vrolijk_26:

    l plan to synch tonight, but for now l'm draining my sample of Champaca Supercritique, for...
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    l've always felt an affinity with cats. l'm thinking of going for Prowl by Neil Morris, or perhaps L'Ombre Fauve with its animal fur vibe. l'm not sure either of these are suitable for work though,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd October, 2020

    Enjoy your break, Jon! :beer:

    lmperial Opoponax this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    How about an animagus? :wink:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd October, 2020

    Morning all!

    l see the BN Robot is "naked" today! :shocked::laugh:

    Draining my sample of Gardenia Supercritique today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st October, 2020

    Glad you're seeing signs of improvement, Cook.bot! :)

    l'm wearing Chocolate perfume oil by Dame Perfumery this evening, layered over the same orange-scented body lotion l wore the other day. This...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l would simply choose the animal you feel the most affinity with. Or for Harry Potter fans, what would your patronus be? ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Glad you sorted things out, Clockwork! :smiley:

    Wearing Stash for another long shift on another rainy day.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Santal Blush for a long shift on this rainy day.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th October, 2020

    (((((Clockwork))))), sounds like she was projecting all of her own emotional turmoil onto you. She probably was having a bad day, but these are difficult times for everyone, & it's unfortunate she...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th October, 2020

    Hope your first day back at work goes smoothly, Sunnyfunny!

    And a belated Happy Birthday to (((((Shycat))))). :birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th October, 2020

    Good luck to kewart & to ComDiva's brother with your procedures!

    Made a bit more progress with my studies today. :) Wearing Ambre Passion this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Apologies if any of these have already been mentioned, but l'd like to see these Neil Morris fragrances added, please:

    Sherlock
    Renaissance
    Vanille d'Ete
    Manipur
    Only You
    Moment
    Amazon...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th October, 2020

    Morning all, & a belated Happy BN-iversary to Shycat! :beer:

    (((((Cook.bot))))), how wonderful to have you back after your grim ordeal, & thanks for the excellent advice! Take good care of...
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    Re: The best "woodsmoke" fragrances

    Chasing Autumn by Neil Morris is the scent of woodsmoke drifting through a deep forest at dusk.

    Two that l've read about but haven't tried: Fireside lntense by Sonoma Scent Studio, & Replica By...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th October, 2020

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

    lt's a dull, grey day here. l'm wearing Gardenia Supercritique for my late shift today. Still working on using up these samples!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th October, 2020

    Vanilla Musk by Ava Luxe this evening, layered over an orange-scented body lotion. l smell like what our American friends call a creamsicle, but over here is fondly known as an Orange Mivvi. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th October, 2020

    tdem, good to see another fan of one of my favourite cheapies, & so glad you're enjoying it! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Champaca Supercritique for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th October, 2020

    Thanks, ExtremeK & foxbins! :D

    24F, what do you think of Angel's Share? This one looks interesting to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th October, 2020

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

    Synching in Sheer Obsession for work today.
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    l've gone for Sheer Obsession, described by LT as "dull" & "pale", which is puzzling as for me it's a warm, spicy oriental, only slightly less in-your-face than the original. l love wearing it to...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th October, 2020

    Thanks mike, & l wish for a successful outcome to all your work challenges, too! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th October, 2020

    Thanks, Sunnyfunny! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th October, 2020

    Oriental Pearl this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th October, 2020

    Thanks tdem, Jon & lne! :smiley: Your words of encouragement really do help.

    l've made a bit of progress today, & hopefully l'm getting myself back into the right mindset to continue. Baby...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th October, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday Roberto! :birthdays:

    l've been given a six-month extension on the deadline for my dissertation, so it's now due in May 2021. This is due to the difficulties caused by...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th October, 2020

    Welcome back foxbins, your break sounds wonderful! :D

    Draining my sample of Santal Basmati this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th October, 2020

    Thanks, tdem!

    Jon & 24F, l'm still not sure about this one. l'm not fond of the opening, & while it seemed too overpowering in the summer, on this much cooler day it all seemed to fade away very...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th October, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    lt's a cold but beautiful sunny day here, & l have a couple of days off. Heading out for groceries & giving a second try to a sample of Midnight Flower by Neil Morris.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Thanks, Judith! :smiley:
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    Re: Coconut flavor

    Perfect Coconut Milk by Sarah Horowitz
    Intense Tiare by Montale
    Aloha Tiare by CSP
    Ensoleille Moi by Andre Gas
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th October, 2020

    Happy BNiversary, 30 Roses! :beer:

    lt's been a long day. Needed Samsara this evening, vintage EDP.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th October, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday Diamondflame! :birthdays:

    khanada, l also enjoyed your post. :)

    Wearing Stash for a long shift today.
  41. Re: The sexiest most sophisticated head turning scent on a woman

    Welcome Cecelie & wishing you all the best!

    l recommend Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker. lt's warm & comforting like a favourite sweater, & definitely unisex.
  42. Re: Amber ( simple, not expensive and not hard to find... amber for layering )

    Ambre Passion by Laura Mercier.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Wearing Ghost for my late shift on this damp & chilly day.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Same here. l have PM'd N.CAL to confirm this.

    My thanks to Manny, N.CAL & all the participants so far! l appreciated the opportunity to try these. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th October, 2020

    l must have missed what's going on with Cook.bot. :confused: Whatever it is, l hope it passes quickly.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th October, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    We're heading out for lunch, & l'm wearing the last drops from my sample of Eau de Nyonya; another one l'm going to miss.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th October, 2020

    Wearing the last drops of my sample of Khol de Bahrein. This is my idea of the perfect post-bath, pampering fragrance, & l'm going to miss this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th October, 2020

    lne, so pleased to hear your good news! :D Glad you & Clockwork are feeling better.

    l have the weekend off, & am enjoying an extra-lazy day here after a very long week. l'll be scented later, once...
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    Re: Best female "warm blanket" for winter?

    lmperial Opoponax by Les Nereides is a favourite of mine in winter, best described as a more labdanum-heavy version of Shalimar.

    Parfumerie Generale have some good ones too, notably Cadjmere 18 &...
  50. Re: How would you rank your top three fragrances from this list?

    Fracas
    Antaeus
    Ambre Sultan

    l haven't tried any of the others. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th October, 2020

    House twins with 24 Faubourg & continuing to synch in Rumi by Neil Morris this evening.
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    Had to wear a Neil Morris (who l believe is based in Boston) fragrance this evening, & l picked Rumi.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th October, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday furrypine! :birthdays:

    lt's a lovely sunny autumn day here, too. l'm house twins with lne & joining Jon in representing New York with Donna Karan Gold for my late...
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    Representing New York with Donna Karan Gold today, & it's perfect for this sunny autumn day.
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    Re: Ramon Monegal Perfumes ...

    l tried Ambra di Luna & lmpossible lris, & enjoyed both.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th October, 2020

    lne, hope all will be well for you!

    Joining in the group hug with Samsara this evening.
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    Re: The importance of samples and decants

    l think most of us here try samples before we buy, & l enjoy sampling for it's own sake as an enjoyable part of this hobby.

    lf you're in Europe, l recommend Essenza Nobile.

    ln the UK, l've used...
  58. Re: Has the virus and its social-distancing restrictions made your perfume choice change?

    No, because l still work full time, & even with a mask on l can smell things just fine. One of our patients was wearing Samsara today, instantly recognisable to me as it's one of my favourites, & l...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Oriental Pearl today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Vanille d'Ete by Neil Morris, for another long shift.
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    Re: What are your "cat box" scents?

    Same here. lf l hate it, l wouldn't want my house to smell of it either!
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    Re: Dry(er) Gourmands?

    l don't know how easy it might be for you to access these, but l recommend Mona di Orio Vanille, & Memoirs of a Trespasser by lmaginary Authors. Both are boozy, woody vanillas, & the MdO has a dry,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th October, 2020

    foxbins, enjoy your vacation!

    ExtremeK, fingers crossed that your sister will be ok!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th October, 2020

    L'Heure Bleue this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Champaca Supercritique for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th October, 2020

    Ambre Passion this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th October, 2020

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

    l have the day off, & it's a sunny, chilly day here, with possibly more rain expected later. We finally cracked & put the heating on for a while...
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    Re: House of Electimuss

    Here is my review of Saggita, copied & pasted from the Directory:

    Built around the champaca flower, this fragrance is not dissimilar to Tom Ford's Champaca Absolute. It's a heady, "perfumey", warm...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Santal Blush for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Still raining here too, but l'll be working a late shift today in Encens Flamboyant.

    Enjoy your freedom, kewart!
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    Re: How do you keep track of your collection?

    This.
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    l am only too happy to enable! :laugh:
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    Mine is the body spray too!! ;)

    Go for it & get yourself a bottle of Ghost! My bet is you won't regret it, & it is one of the best cheapies l've come across.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    CWAlice, you're so right about Rose Jam being a rose beast! :thumbsup: l own a bottle but don't wear it often, as the conditions have to be just right to avoid being overwhelmed by it. One spray will...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Special hugs for (((((Quarry))))).

    lt's been pouring with rain all night here, & looks set to continue all day. Luckily l have a day off, with no plans to leave the house....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l have a few available options this week, but l'm going for the original Ghost fragrance. lt's a warm, oriental rose with incense, & perfect for a rainy autumn day like today.
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    Re: I smell what I smell

    Same here, & l've never received any flack for it! This must be happening in threads that l don't read. :rolleyesold:
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    Sample of the Day - October 2020

    Looking forward to reading your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks! :smiley:

    For myself l only have one sample waiting to be tried, & not enough items on my test list to...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st October, 2020

    kewart, so sorry to hear about your friend. Wishing all the best for her surgery.

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of Santal Basmati this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st October, 2020

    Morning all!

    Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle for a long shift today.
  81. Re: Most worn in September and Third Quarter of 2020

    Most worn in September:

    4 x Lilylang

    2 x Chergui, Champaca Supercritique, Suntanglam, Gardenia Supercritique & Ambra Obscura

    1 x Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle, Chlorophyll Gardenia,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th September, 2020

    Oriental Pearl for this cool & rainy evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th September, 2020

    l don't blame you! Jeans are probably my least favourite item of clothing to shop for. Having just returned from town which was surprisingly crowded today, l've decided it's online shopping all the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th September, 2020

    Morning all!

    Today l have to go back into town, to return a couple of the clothing items l bought last week that don't work for me. lt seems crazy to me that fitting rooms are still closed, when...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th September, 2020

    Shycat, your sweet story made me smile! :smiley: Bless you for taking care of that wee birdie. l'm intrigued to know what the rope is for, though.

    lt turned out very warm & sunny this afternoon, &...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th September, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy 20th Anniversary to Grant & basenotes! :beer::D Thank you Grant for providing us with this wonderful & unique community, without which our lives would be all the poorer.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th September, 2020

    mike, LOL at "nose cataracts"! :grin:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th September, 2020

    Morning all!

    Jon, have a lovely break!

    Returning to work on a late shift today in Stella.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th September, 2020

    Thanks, mike! Yes l did enjoy my time off, but a part of me is sad not to have spent any time in my beloved Greece this year. That looks like my kind of place, though. Thanks for thinking of me. Ti...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th September, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    lt's another bright, cold day here, & the last day off my two weeks off. We'll be heading out for a late lunch after the Rangers game, & l'm wearing Gardenia Supercritique, from my...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th September, 2020

    (((((lne)))) l am so sorry to hear about your friend.

    Trilby, we did, thanks! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th September, 2020

    Same here!

    Clockwork, so glad you're feeling better! :smiley:

    lt's a beautiful, sunny but cold day here. l'm finally scented in Ambra Obscura by Neil Morris, the second wearing from my sample...
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    Re: Looking for Cashmere scent

    Cadjmere 18 by Parfumerie Generale has exactly that vibe for me. And if you'd like some extra animal fur to add to the coziness, try L'Ombre Fauve from the same house.

    l'll also suggest Santal...
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    As planned, l've switched to Stash for this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th September, 2020

    Happy Birthday to Jenny! :birthdays::beer:

    khanada, how lucky you are to have fresh figs on tap! :p

    Continuing to synch in Stash for the evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    No, l haven't seen it anywhere, & l haven't tried Stash Unspoken either. There seems to be some debate as to whether or not these two are in fact the same fragrance!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th September, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's bright here today, but with a cold north wind blowing. l'm resisting putting the heating on, but l am wearing socks & a fleece for the first time in many months! Hard to believe...
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    l've gone for Smuggler's Soul today, & l'll probably switch to Stash for the evening.

    Enjoy your synch day, Roberto! :)
  99. Re: Rice note? What do you think? Any favorites including this note?

    As promised, here are my impressions of Santal Basmati, copied & pasted from the Sample of the Day thread:

    Toasted rice & sandalwood are the introduction to this sweet & comforting fragrance....
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2020

    Santal Basmati by Affinessence:

    Toasted rice & sandalwood are the introduction to this sweet & comforting fragrance. Patchouli & iris are also detectable here, but seemingly only in a supporting...
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