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  1. Re: Third Annual "YATAGAN DAY" July 14th. (Bastille Day) 2021

    Indeed. I'll join you all.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    So what was that note ? They had a savory/salty wateriness in common, to my nose, but did they have a common aromatic ? I am intrigued.

    And thank you again for hosting this sample pass, David -...
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    Happy Birthday, ClockworkAlice !

    Think I'll go for something herbal/aromatic today for the Summer Solstice Synch : Corsica Furiosa, and perhaps Yatagan later.

    ETA : starting the Synch with...
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    Re: help on flower from a man.

    I assume you've tried Aramis Devin ? The green, stemmy, leafy aspect of a flower shop, and with underlying sweetness.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I don't see that anyone has yet suggested Knize Sec, a citrus / light incense with some florals.
    The citrus lasts well on my skin, though it is never that hot here.
    Knize Ten it ain't (not...
  6. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Santa Maria Novella Patchouli
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    Re: Papier d'Arménie

    ISTR seeing these in the Glasgow branch of L'Occitane.
  8. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Rogue Perfumery : Chypre Siam
  9. Re: Do you wear any 'weird' scents regularly? Got any favorites?

    I don't find any of my FB Wardrobe weird.
    Others might raise an eyebrow at Etro Heliotrope (fresh white emulsion paint), CdG Black (licorice, tar, etc), Fahrenheit (petrol and flowers), or Knize...
  10. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    L'Heure Bleue EdP. Curse insomnia.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2021

    Thank you, hednic.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2021

    Guerlain Heritage EdT.
    Had a complete change of mind on Heritage, which I tried years ago (EdP, probably) and disliiked. Definitely prefer the EdT. All that lavender, sandalwood and patch, and...
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Guerlain Vetiver was ideal for today's heat.
  14. Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    If $100 is within budget, you should be able to find a discounted or tester bottle of Etro Patchouly EdT for that price. (Not the EdP).
    EdT is rounded out with sandalwood and amber, and freshened...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Back to castles this evening with Etro Patchouly EdT, which has more than a passing similarity to Messe de Minuit with its damp stone crypt smell.
  16. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Been at a coastal regatta today; wearing Guerlain Vetiver. Sort of fits the theme.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    And for evening, going back further in time to the broch at Midhowe on the island of Rousay in Orkney (built in the last centuries BC), ...
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    In Synch with Grimoire, and a view of Noltland Castle on the island of Westray in Orkney.
    ...
  19. Re: Fruity BUT non sticky nor overly sweet fragrances

    Bottega Veneta EdP : plum and suede/fine leather
  20. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - What's wrong with the new formulation?

    I bought the ribbed frosted bottle in autumn 2001, when it had recently been (re)launched. That version had quite a prominent tobacco note. Dunno when that bottle was discontinued.
    I also have the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Can see an entertaining day ahead tomorrow with scents evoking the medieval or gothic castle.
    Papillon Anubis, Hiram Green Hyde, Mona di Orio Cuir, Rook Amber/Suede/Thurible : smoke, charred meat,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th June, 2021

    Time for a classic, this rainy Tuesday : Knize Ten
  23. Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Mainly iris scents :
    Xerjoff Irisss, or cheaper/similar Prada Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue - rich, pillowy, bready iris
    I've not sampled Iris Silver Mist, but Hermes Hiris will do as an...
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    Thank you - whether or not I was due a good night's sleep (being tired after several of insomnia), it seemed to work, as I slept right through to morning.

    ETA : going for a Synch wearing of all...
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    Hoping to allay insomnia with L'Heure Bleue EdP.
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    On into the weekend with Guerlain Vetiver, which I'd likely be wearing anyway.

    Wondering now whether to buy a FB of Heritage EdT.
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    Re: Max value for 40€

    Another vote for this. No contest, really.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Guerlain Synch commenced with Heritage EdT, because this is the coolest day of the weekend at 15C, and thus Heritage EdP follows on this evening. I've come around on this one, especially the EdT,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Since I only have 5 Guerlains, I might wear several over the course of this Synch
    Vetiver - summer staple
    L'Heure Bleue EdP - night time relaxing/comfort/anti-insomnia scent
    Heritage EdT...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample Y :
    Top : citrussy, cress, herby, basil, fresh, peppery, aniseed, slightly savoury, watery, florals
    Mid : spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom; chilli/green bell pepper; carrot/iris; a LOT...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2021

    Worn twice or more in May



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    Vetiver by Guerlain
    5 wears
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample D was..... interesting. I would not have thought it was a version of a Dior (only acquainted with Eau Sauvage, Fahrenheit, and DHI).
  33. Re: oakmoss sightings? List them here, please!

    No real surprise, but current versions of these all contain evernia prunastri; some have additional evernia furfuracea :

    Quorum
    Yatagan
    Equipage
    Bel Ami
    Etro Gomma (as well as Palais Jamais)
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    First pass at a June rotation.

    Daily drivers
    Bottega Veneta pH EdT
    Etro Palais Jamais
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Aramis Tuscany
    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    Knize Sec (see whether I can get into wearing...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Continued the Synch this morning with Hermes Hiris.
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    Great to see so many of you wearing Irisss. I had a sample once, and liked it a lot. Prada IdI EDP Absolue is the nearest I've found to a budget version of the Xerjoff.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Your description sounds like my sample of Chanel No 19 Poudre. Which is very sweet, and not the green iris + powder I was hoping for. Which reminds me, I could dig that one out for this Synch.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Starting Dr Tricia's Iris Synch early with Dior Homme Intense this Thursday evening.
    Tomorrow will be the turn of Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP for day, followed by Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    This.
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron or CdG Sequoia?

    I too find OP's descriptions of preferred leather perfumes difficult to get a handle on. It would seem that a strong leather note is not what is required.
    As others have said, Sequoia is woods. I've...
  41. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Some of these look fun; will join in as and when. My Wardrobe is more suited to the autumn weekends.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Have a sample of Third Man, but can't find it, otherwise I would have started the Synch with this.
    So Knize Ten (1924) it was for daytime, followed by L'Heure Bleue EDP (1912) this evening - a very...
  43. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Rook Perfumery : Suede.
    The previous night : Rook Perfumery : Amber

    The two are fairly similar.
    Amber has more saffron, and more of a high-pitched leather, and is not sweet or conventionally...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Thinking about Rogue's Fougere L'Aube (suitably vintage in feel, if not year of release) or Knize Knize Ten for day, followed by Guerlain L'Heure Bleue EdP for evening.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample D :
    Opening : quite heavy to start with - wooden floor polish, spicy (cinnamon, clove - or carnation), rose or geranium, almond/heliotrope (again); feels a tad syrupy
    Mid :...
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    +1 Etro Palais Jamais
    +1 RL Polo (Green)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Caron Yatagan

    In the cheap seats
    Puig Quorum
    +1 Aramis Devin
  47. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute vs. Encre Noire a l'Extreme

    I own and wear GGA and the original EN.
    Have sampled/worn ENE. I prefer EN to ENE. EN has a kind of weightless, translucent darkness to it, which ENE has not.
    I wear GGA more often than EN these...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Your tastes are indeed similar to mine. I didn't realise you were so keen on #6.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Wearing Etro Shaal Nur this evening. Mediterranean in its citrus (lemon, bergamot, petitgrain) and aromatic (rosemary) / herbal (thyme, tarragon) notes. The frankincense and resins are an added bonus.
  50. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    Office/meeting wear used to be Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet,Guerlain Vetiver. Floris Elite
    For (less formal) work now, Bottega Veneta pH EdT, Prada Infusion d'Iris, Penhaligon's Juniper Sling. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    In Synch with Corsica Furiosa. Sprayed liberally, I'm finally getting the leather and a sort of animalic (hay+honey) in the base, as well as the Corsican garrigue and tomato leaf of the opening and...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Likely choices : Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa; Guerlain Vetiver; Aramis Tuscany.
  53. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    Thank you for posting that link.
  54. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    For me, in this order : Equipage, Bel Ami, Equipage Geranium (summer), Bel Ami Vetiver, Terre EdT.

    For a steam note, try Penhaligon's Sartorial, not H24.
  55. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    GGA, because it complements perfectly my unreasonably foul mood today.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample C (again, this was tested briefly 5 months ago, and these are the notes I made back then) :

    Top : Vegetal, green, stemmy, leafy, herby - possibly in the artemisia family, citrus
    Mid :...
  57. Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    By similar method, though I did consider what to wear this evening, so not random : CdG Black (SOTD) + Mona di Orio Cuir (SOTE). Black has a caraway note, plus some cumin, and Cuir has cumin, and...
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Happy Birthday, yellowtone ! Hope you had a great time. 40 is a good age, and the start of a great decade.
  59. Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    This week, I finished my second decant of deep vintage Equipage.
    Now back to my partial FB of semi-vintage (the squared bottle, with magnetic plain black cap with white dot).
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Started last night with Dior Addict as SOTE. Very dark juice, very sweet vanilla
    Today, SOTM was Eau Sauvage EdP (2017); more of a going-out scent, quite formal
    SOTD is Fahrenheit EdT; if I...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Joining in with the EdT as my SOTD (and because this week's Friday Synch theme is the house of Dior).
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    No Dior FBs here, but a handful of samples/decants, so it will be Fahrenheit for daytime (and an opportunity to join Danny and co for Fahrenheit Friday).
    Evening choices : DHI (the safe choice), or...
  63. Re: Best reasonably priced leather fragrance?

    Another vote for Knize Ten Golden Edition.
  64. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    What fragrances make you think of other Basenoters current or former when you wear them?

    My answers are limited by what's in my Wardrobe/Samples, and whether or not I associate those scents with...
  65. Re: Scents/Flavors you enjoy in general, and how they relate to fragrance choices

    I enjoy the smell of aromatic plants (e.g. artemisia, pelargonium, rosemary), and I also enjoy scents featuring aromatics, such as Yatagan, Etro Gomma, Quorum, etc.
    Other aromatic plants I like,...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Interesting - what kind of leather in the opening ? the iso-butyl quinoline type, or a prunol type ? Wondering whether my description of 'boozy plum' in the opening is one description of smelling...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    April turned out to be a cold and frosty month, and the first half of May (apart from today's deluge) is shaping up the same.
    This next rotation attempts to be optimistic weatherwise.
    Leather,...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample B
    Top : boozy, cherry/plum/some kind of fruit; heliotrope/almond
    Mid : florals - lilac, freesia ??? something sweet, strong, and not to my taste. Cinnamon. Pear/pear drops. Syrupy.
    Base :...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2021

    2 or more wearings in April; including floral-themed Friday/weekend Synchs, and a preference for leather and incense frags.
    No surprise that Penhaligon's Ostara tops the list at this time of year....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    In honour of ExtremeK's Big Florals Synch, Penhaligon's Ostara will get one of its final outings of the season. Maybe Rogue's Jasmin Antique also, or even Etro Dianthus.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Finished the Synch first thing this morning with Lutens De Profundis, which I expected to enjoy, given the notes of incense and chrysanthemum, but can't stand wearing. Washed it off in the shower....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    They don't seems to like amber scents....

    Continuing the Synch today with Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanc as SOTD, and MFK's Grand Soir (amber again) as SOTE.
  73. Re: If you only own a mini or small decant, do you include the fragrance in your Basenotes "Wardrobe

    30 ml and up in Wardrobe.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Continuing the Synch today with 'sad iris' Hiris, and 'hippie amber' Etro Ambra.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    So far today/this weekend, I've Synched in the 2-star (2008) 'cinnamon rose' Penhaligon's Elixir, which I probably wore last year. It's a Giacobetti. I get more incense and eucalyptus. And it's one...
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    Re: Carnation Soliflore—Please Help!

    Surprised noone has mentioned Etro Dianthus. Try Fragrancenet, and the discounters that stock Etro.
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    Re: Fragrances your Dad wore

    My father wore Old Spice.
  78. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Bottega Veneta pH EdT : light, elegant, pine/violet/leather, for the first time I've had the boat out on the loch this year.
    Followed by Yatagan for evening; in similar outdoorsy vein, but...
  79. Re: Fragrances similar to Grey Flannel in vibe or style

    +1 Knize Two
    Knize Forest might also suit.

    Montana Graphite : cedar, violet, some iris. Clean wood + masc florals
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Joining for the evening with Fahrenheit EdT.
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    In Synch with JdJ.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Any excuse to wear Jacomo de Jacomo - but seriously, the flip-top on my bottle will not stay closed, and it annoys me.
    None of my other bottles irritates me so much... perhaps Boucheron Jaipur pH...
  83. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    LADDM
  84. Re: What are you guys getting for spring/summer?

    Not intending to buy anything new, but enjoying what I have in my wardrobe/samples :
    Caron Yatagan
    Aramis Tuscany
    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pH EdT
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Etro Palais Jamais, Gomma...
  85. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Etro Shaal Nur
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    Re: How Often Do You Blind Buy?

    Almost never. I find sampling essential.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th April, 2021

    Bottega Veneta pH EdT : held up pretty well in cold wind and light snow.
  88. Re: Axe Marmite Shower Gel - WTF - I've Seen It All Now !!!

    mmmmmmmmm..... Marmite. But not with Lynx. That is so very wrong.
  89. Re: Does anyone know what's happened to Scenthurdle.com?

    Sorry to hear this news. I enjoyed reading his reviews, here and on his blog,
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Wearing Aramis Tuscany this evening - the Merzhin occupies similar territory (with more orris and hay).
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    In Synch with Anatole Lebreton's L'Eau de Merzhin, which has more heft than I remember - very grassy and vegetal with an orris, angelica and galbanum opening, and a substantial orris and tonka...
  92. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Perfume Authentic 1951
    Allegedly inspired by Amouage Opus V, but it reminds me more of Interlude.
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    I'd already pencilled in Anatole Lebreton's L'Eau de Merzhin, seeing as I didn't wear it for Spring Equinox



    But damn, it's still cold here, and I am in no mood for meadows. Might have to wear...
  94. Re: Spring and Summer fragrances in your rotation?

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Bottega Veneta pH EdT
    Hermes Equipage Geranium
    Aramis Tuscany
    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    Knize Ten
    Etro Ambra (light amber with geranium freshness)
    Etro Shaal Nur (citrus...
  95. Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Armani Eau pour Homme
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    Re: Looking for a masculine floral

    Knize Ten : a floral leather.
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    None of those I've tried are FBW to my nose (too linear, I am bored with them by the afternoon)
    However, I liked Noir Anthracite enough to buy a decant - but 10ml is quite sufficient.
    Ombre...
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    Great descriptions of Giacobetti's style and work.

    Synching this evening in her Elixir for Penhaligon's - which broadened my olfactory horizons after years of wearing such classic/old-school...
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    Re: Early love that is still a love

    Of those I still own and wear, and have not run out of/decided not to rebuy because disco'd or re-formed in ways I don't enjoy as much :

    Guerlain Vetiver
    and later
    Penhaligon's Elixir

    Still...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Such a beautiful presentation. Synch triplets in Hiris today, with cook.bot and donna255.
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