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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th June, 2021

    Morning all, & a Happy Father's Day to all those celebrating!

    lt's a cool, damp & grey morning here. l'm wearing Passage d'Enfer for another long shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th June, 2021

    Alityke, great to see you!! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th June, 2021

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

    lt's about ten degrees cooler here than it was three days ago, but at least the rain has stopped for now. l'm wearing Un Matin d'Orage EDT for a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th June, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday to Clockwork & Twolf! :birthdays::birthdays:

    lt's pouring with rain here, & l have a check-up at the dentist before my late shift today.

    Synching in Greek Keys.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Summer fragrances make up the majority of my wardrobe, so l'm truly spoilt for choice this week. The weather is not particularly summery here today as it's cool & pouring with rain, but l've gone for...
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    Re: help on flower from a man.

    l was reading about Musa Paradisiaca earlier today, thanks to a newsletter from Surrender to Chance. Are you aware that it has civet listed as a note? it sounds like the epitome of an opulent...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019-2021

    Updating to add:

    White Flowers by Creed, around 2mls in a spray vial.

    Fleurs de Gardenia by Creed, around 3mls in a spray vial
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th June, 2021

    Happy Birthday, Bavard! :birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    We had quite a bit of rain last night, but no thunderstorm. lt's slightly cooler here today, but still humid.

    l'm wearing Chlorophyll Gardenia to catch up on some housework.
  10. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    l don't recall being notified of any handling fee. l'd assume this was included in the shipping cost.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th June, 2021

    ComDiva, congrats to your youngest on their graduation! And yes, you can do this.

    lt's been a scorching hot afternoon here, but the clouds are rolling in, & hopefully a decent storm to clear the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    l have a couple of days off, & l've already been out & mowed the lawn on this beautiful morning. l'm popping out for groceries in a bit, then l'll be retiring to the sunlounger again...
  13. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    lf l'm allowed another guess, l'll say Miyako by Auphorie.
  14. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    C'mon folks, Grant said we're only allowed one guess each!! :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Papier d'Arménie

    l don't know, but l imagine it's a highly concentrated oil or something. lf so, maybe you need to dilute it with a carrier oil if you want to put it on skin.

    Do let us know how it turns out!
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    Re: Papier d'Arménie

    The website says this is for scenting candles, not a perfume. Perhaps that's why it's so cheap??
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    Black Orchid.
  18. Re: Surprise cash award - what perfume to buy FB next

    l'd make the most of that unexpected windfall & go for the big splurge if l were you.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th June, 2021

    They were, indeed! ;) lt's not often we get to be scent twins, so l'm tickled to see this rare event actually happen! :thumbsup:
  20. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Glad my post was helpful, rum! :smiley:

    Not sure how to answer your first question, & l've already disposed of the packaging & can't remember if the value was stated on the outside, sorry.
    l got...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    Eau du Sud for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th June, 2021

    l managed to get all the weeding done that l wanted to before the midday sun kicked in, & after lunch spent a glorious few hours on the sunlounger, although the beach umbrella was necessary for most...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th June, 2021

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

    l'm going to start getting on top of the chaos in the garden this morning before it gets too hot, & then l'll answer the call of the sunlounger. My...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th June, 2021

    Glad to see another fan, ExtremeK! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th June, 2021

    Thanks, tdem! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th June, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday RHM! :birthdays:

    kewart, enjoy your break!

    Thanks, Jon & N.CAL! :smiley:

    Last night was the warmest of the year so far, & l had difficulty sleeping, so it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th June, 2021

    Thanks foxbins, ExtremeK & khanada! :kiss: And khanada, it's good to see you back here!

    ExtremeK, l'd love to know what you think of OSA. lt never really got talked about here, & l think it's one...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th June, 2021

    Thanks, HoP! :smiley:

    lne, l agree with Cook.bot. You look lovely, & just how l imagined!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th June, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    lt's been a good day. l finally submitted my dissertation, & the relief was so profound that l had to go take a nap on my sunlounger, & this year's tan is well & truly under way....
  30. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    Reporting back as my order arrived safely today! :D

    The customs charge was £38.14, that's for a heavy 100ml bottle plus 3 free samples. The package has obviously been opened & resealed by customs,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th June, 2021

    Woohoo! :D



    l tried this one years ago & really enjoyed it. Nice to see it getting a mention!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th June, 2021

    Jon, l recognise that as the Castle of the Angel from the movie Angels & Demons, a favourite movie of mine. ls that secret passage really there??

    A belated Happy Birthday to Giancarlo! :birthdays:...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    Synching in Ensoleille Moi for a long shift today, even though it's cloudy again. :rolleyesold:
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    l've gone for the "sand castle in Saint Tropez" option with Ensoleille Moi by Andre Gas. :)

    And l just had an idea for anyone who loves Harry Potter: Hogwarts is a castle, is it not? ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th June, 2021

    Q, that's so quirky & cute, l love it! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th June, 2021

    Happy Birthday, Trilby! :birthdays:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Sandcastles, yes!! Thanks, Wingie! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th June, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary, freewheelin'! :beer:

    l have the day off, & it's cloudy here, but l plan to make the final tweaks to my dissertation as advised by my tutor. l'll need to pop out...
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    Clockwork, you are brilliant! :thumbsup:

    Maybe bouncy castle too, with notes of rubber, plastic, dirty feet & kiddie vomit. :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    After a foggy start, it's brightened up nicely here. l'm wearing Montale's Orange Flowers for my late shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th June, 2021

    Quarry, as always l'm in awe of your dedication, artistry, resourcefulness, humour & sheer hard work. Well done to both of you, & thanks for the wonderful pics! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th June, 2021

    Morning all! Happy Birthday tdem :birthdays:, Happy BN-iversary jujy, & a belated Happy Anniversary to mike & Giancarlo! :beer:

    lt's a beautiful morning here. l'm off to work a long shift in...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    And spelling mistakes on both of them! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    lt's another cloudy morning here. l'm wearing Stella for my late shift.
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    Re: Favorite shiso leaf fragrance

    Shiso by Aftelier.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    Un Matin d'Orage EDP for another early shift on this cloudy day.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th June, 2021

    Happy Anniversary, Mr & Mrs shades! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th June, 2021

    Continuing with L'Artisan in Caligna on this beautiful sunny evening.
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    lnteresting, thanks rum! :)

    l'll let you know how it goes...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th June, 2021

    Morning all!

    L'Ete en Douce for an early shift today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    What a brilliant description! :D
  52. Re: Identifying a vintage perfume based on mini sample bottle?

    You're welcome!



    Why thank you, dear Q. :o

    lt so happens l had one of those same little minis in my collection as a child, & recognised it immediately. l used to find a lot of these...
  53. Re: Identifying a vintage perfume based on mini sample bottle?

    lt's Via Lanvin.
  54. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    FWIW, my order totalled more than £135, but it's a fragrance l couldn't find anywhere else, & l had to have it. l'm considering it an early graduation gift to myself. ;)

    rum, do you have any info...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th June, 2021

    Congrats dear Jon on your impressive milestone! :beer: l can't imagine this place without you.

    Synching in Samsara this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Had to go with my all-time favourite, Samsara this evening. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th June, 2021

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

    Might join in the synch tonight, but for now l'm wearing Brasil Dream for a long shift today.
  58. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    l put in an order from Parfumaria in the Netherlands this week. There's a postage charge of 45 euros, & they warn you there's likely to be a customs charge, too. lt's coming via DHL with tracking.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd June, 2021

    Monyette Paris this evening.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    l strongly agree.

    Thanks for the update, Grant! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd June, 2021

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

    We had a fair bit of rain yesterday afternoon, so it's a little cooler here, too. l'm getting on with some spring cleaning, better late than...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I only have three: Samsara, Shalimar & L'Heure Bleue. I wouldn't choose to wear any of these to work on a warm day, so l might synch in the evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    l have a couple of days off, & it's still warm here although there's a bit more cloud around today. l'm pottering about in Sikkim Girls.
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    Re: Most worn in May 2021

    5 x Smuggler's Soul

    2 x Un Matin d'Orage, Moon Breath, Ashoka, Santal Blush, Flower Market, Jasmin T & L'Ete en Douce

    1 x Passage d'Enfer, DK Gold, Black Orchid, Stella, Narciso, Samsara, Eau...
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    Sample of the Day - June 2021

    I'm out of untried samples again, but l'll be putting a new order in soon! ln the meantime, l look forward to reading your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks.:smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st June, 2021

    l had a half-day at work today so l was able to spend the afternoon on my sunlounger, for the first time this year. :coolold: lt feels so good to get started on my tan.

    Philosykos this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st June, 2021

    Morning all!

    Brasil Dream for an early shift on this beautiful sunny day.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 31st May, 2021

    Morning all!

    l'm off back to work, on a long shift today in Carnal Flower.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th May, 2021

    Cook.bot, "cossie" is short for swimming costume (bathing suit), & "relaxer" is something akin to a sunlounger. Yes, it's sunbathing weather here, folks. :D
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th May, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    Only just getting around to posting, after a lovely drive in the countryside on this glorious warm, sunny day, followed by a few beers in the pub. The feeling of freedom is...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th May, 2021

    Wow foxbins, how wonderful! :D Maybe decant some perfume into atomisers to take with you?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th May, 2021

    Showered & switched to VIW for this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th May, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    After a luxuriously long lie-in & an awesome cooked breakfast, l'm contentedly catching up on a few little chores this afternoon.

    lt feels like summer is finally on its way, so...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th May, 2021

    l enjoyed a victory nap instead! ;) l've felt more relaxed this evening than l've done in weeks or possibly months, & with a bellyful of steak & wine l promptly nodded off after dinner. Good times.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th May, 2021

    ....and l finished my dissertation today, woohoo!! :2vrolijk_08: l'll await my tutor's feedback before submitting as some tweaks might be necessary, but otherwise that's it, & there's still 20 days...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    Thanks again for all your support & encouragement folks, it really is appreciated! :D Today is the day l should get this darned thing finished.

    lt's cloudy here, but still warm....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    While l don't dislike iris, l'm by no means an iris fiend as many here seem to be, so l don't own anything that features it prominently.

    l do, however, own a travel spray of Mona di Orio's Dojima,...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2021

    Chanel Gardenia EDP:

    Juicy pear is clearly detectable in the opening, almost rhubarb-like in its tartness. Ten minutes in, this subsides to reveal a pretty, clean white floral with a lactonic...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th May, 2021

    Thanks, everyone! :kiss:

    Creating the poster is very much like pulling teeth. It took me ages to figure out how to do it, & at one point I had to scrap it & start again, but I reckon I can finish...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    Yesterday l edited & put the finishing touches to the main piece of work, & sent it to my tutor for feedback. She's on leave for a few days, but following her feedback & any final...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th May, 2021

    Morning all, & a very Happy Birthday to all our celebrants! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:

    After more rain last night, it's a sunny morning here. l'm continuing my studies in Soliflore Mimosa.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th May, 2021

    Clockwork, hope your dad gets to enjoy the occasional pint! :beer:

    l only did four hours of work today, but the lawn is mowed & the fridge is full. :)

    Finishing touches will be done tomorrow, &...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th May, 2021

    You're right N.CAL, it's very much like that! ;) Or like a very long pregnancy with a painful & protracted labour at the end. Let's hope there's a "bundle of joy" at the end to make me forget the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    l'm wearing Le Chevrefeuille for another day of studying, although it seems l'll get a chance to mow the lawn today since it looks like staying dry. And l need to pop out for...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th May, 2021

    Thanks, Clockwork! :kiss:
    Actually l'm capable of procrastinating quite a bit too, but l read somewhere recently that it's because we're perfectionists, & that rings true for me. lf we can't do it...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th May, 2021

    Thanks for all the positive vibes, people! :D l've put in seven hours of work today, & now it's time to relax in Moon Breath for the evening.

    Well done, Trilby! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    l have this week off, & l'm going to do my very best to get this dissertation as close to completion as l can. l still have the conclusion & abstract to write, & an A4 poster to go...
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    Re: flower crisis.

    You seem to have a lot of perfume that you've never used, so l wonder why you're looking to buy more. ls it because you don't like what you have? And if not, what don't you like about them?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd May, 2021

    Morning all!

    The sun is peeking through the clouds this morning, & l'm off to work another early shift in Seville a l'Aube.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd May, 2021

    Jasmin T this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd May, 2021

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

    lt's a cold (for May), grey morning here, but at least those hellish winds have dropped. l'm wearing Flower Market for my...
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    Still in Narcisse Noir this evening, vintage EDT this time. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st May, 2021

    Continuing to synch in Narcisse Noir this evening, vintage EDT this time. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st May, 2021

    Morning all!

    l'm off to work a late shift in a howling gale, & synching in Narcisse Noir, albeit the modern EDT.
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    l've gone with Narcisse Noir, but l'm cheating slightly & wearing the modern EDT, as it's safer for work...:happy:
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2021

    White Flowers by Creed:

    The crisp, fresh & fruity opening, which is apparently apple & lemon but not really discernable as such, is very quickly overtaken by a huge dose of white musk. The...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    lt's a grey morning here, & set to get wet & windy again later. Doing more studying today, & trying a sample of Creed's White Flowers. Sadly this just smells like laundry detergent to...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    This was my first thought, too! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th May, 2021

    Thanks, folks! :kiss:

    l got a good solid six hours of work in today, so l'm feeling pretty pleased with myself. :engel017:

    We've had sunshine, rain, hail & thunder here today, but the sun is...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    l have a couple of days off, & l'm continuing with my studies this morning in Smuggler's Soul.
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