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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th January, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    Woke this morning to find a light covering of snow outside, but it rapidly turned to slush & melted by the afternoon.

    Enjoying a lazy day here, & after a nice bubble bath l'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd January, 2021

    Ha, yes! He didn't make it from scratch, it came from the butcher's. But he did make creamy neeps & tatties to go with it. ;) lt was delish.

    No cranachan as there's no decent raspberries at this...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd January, 2021

    Evening all!

    Posting late today having enjoyed a long lie-in, some time tidying up the garden in the sunshine, & watching Rangers win. :D

    Mr teardrop is cooking haggis for an early Burns night...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2021

    (((((foxbins))))) l'm so sorry for your loss.

    So l've made it through the first week in my temporary role at work. Although it's incredibly busy, demanding & slightly scary at times, the days go...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Synching this evening with Bruno Acampora's Jasmin T EDP. l first tried the oil version, simply named Jasmin, around 2009, & found it the most delightfully dirty jasmine l'd encountered. l always...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2021

    Morning all!

    Wearing Like This for another long shift today. TGIF!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    l have an idea for tomorrow, but it's not something l'd wear at work. l might wait until the evening or possibly synch a day late. lf you can call that synching.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st January, 2021

    Thanks, Clockwork & kewart! :kiss: Today went really fast, & l got home to find Mr teardrop had bought me a foot spa, bless him! :D l haven't tried it out yet but l'll give it a go tomorrow.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st January, 2021

    Morning all!

    Oriental Pearl for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

    Nag Champa for bedtime.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

    Thanks, HoP! :smiley:

    My feet are killing me, but l made it through the first day, & the staff there have been lovely & helpful so far. The hardest bit is all the new technology that's come along...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    Wishing peace to all our American friends today.

    lt's wet & windy here. l'm off to work in Stash.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2021

    Thanks, Q & jujy!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2021

    Thanks, ComDiva! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2021

    Oh, absolutely! Health & safety are my middle names. :laugh: Thanks, Shycat.

    MdO Vanille this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2021

    Thanks, tdem & cello! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2021

    Thanks lne, Clockwork, Jon & kewart for your kind words! :smiley: lt means a lot to have you guys cheering me on.

    Congrats Roberto on your milestone! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    l have the day off, & l'm getting stuck into my studies again this morning in Smuggler's Soul.

    Tomorrow will be my my first day on the ward l'm being redeployed to, for goodness...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th January, 2021

    khanada, hope your throat heals fast, & good luck with your procedure!
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    Re: Fragrance families & skin type

    Ha, thanks Clockwork for reviving this thread, l'd completely forgotten about it! :smiley: My original thoughts still hold true though, & so far hormonal changes don't seem to have made any...
  21. Poll: Re: Lush Poll - Your Favourite ? (Unisex thread for male and female releases)

    l voted for 1000 Kisses, because of its unique orange marmalade scent of osmanthus & labdanum, but it was a tough choice between this, Smuggler's Soul & Sikkim Girls.

    Vanillary is another great...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th January, 2021

    Morning all, Happy Birthday Whitefluffy :birthdays: & Happy BN-iversary to Robin! :beer:

    l'm off back to work today for a long shift in Stash.
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    Re: Dark White Florals

    You really need to try vintage Narcisse Noir by Caron, if you can find some...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th January, 2021

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday lne! :birthdays:

    mike, so glad your parents are ok!

    Hazel, l'm sorry you've been so poorly, but it's great to hear that you & your sense of smell are on the...
  25. Re: New and looking for classic perfume recommendations.

    Welcome, SpriteLily! Here are some suggestions for you:

    Alien Essence Absolue by Mugler: rick, smoky vanilla with a whiff of spice.

    Like This by Etat Libre d'Orange: candied ginger, pumpkin...
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    Re: Fragrance for fiance

    Parfumerie Generale have a really impressive discovery set that includes samples from their whole line. l'd be thrilled to receive it if it were me, & l'll bet there's something in there she'll love....
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    Same here! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th January, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    No sign of snow here. After a night of heavy rain, the day started off dark & dreary, but the sun has come out!

    l'm wearing Chergui.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th January, 2021

    (((Cook.bot)))

    dora, l miss Vernona too, & l hope she's ok...
  30. Re: Fragrances for classic Guerlain lovers to try

    Check out this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/432909-Shalimar-Descendants
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    Same here.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th January, 2021

    (((((Quarry))))) lots more gentle hugs being sent your way. Glad to hear there's no sign of any further cancer or clots, but if it does come to it, l've heard very good things about immunotherapy.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    Synching in Stash today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    l have a small handful of options this week, but the one l most felt like wearing was SJP's outstanding Stash. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th January, 2021

    lt was Neil Morris. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th January, 2021

    Thanks, Jon. Very wise decision, enjoy your time off!

    ComDiva, thanks! You did post yesterday, but in the Tuesday thread. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th January, 2021

    lne, congrats on the new addition to your family!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    Stinking up the place in Prowl today. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

    L'Ombre Fauve this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

    lne, what a fabulous view, you must be so excited to see the sun again. Thanks for the beautiful pic!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    Oriental Pearl today.

    Hugs & healing thoughts to all who need them.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th January, 2021

    khanada, how sweet of you to think of me! :o A more indolic Ubar sounds like something l need to try. On the test list it goes!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2021

    Les Nombres d'Or: Musc by Mona di Orio:

    Opens as a very soft, powdery, slightly musty heliotrope, with tonka & white musk. l find this distinctly underwhelming, & l'm thinking it's one of those...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th January, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday to all those celebrating! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:

    CuddleCat, glad it went well! Best wishes to your kitty for a swift recovery.

    Thanks, N.CAL! :)

    lt's...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th January, 2021

    Thanks, CuddleCat! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th January, 2021

    Thanks, foxbins! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th January, 2021

    (((((Quarry))))) wishing you all the serenity you need.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th January, 2021

    Thanks ComDiva, tdem, Clockwork & Jon! :smiley:

    Oriental Pearl this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    l have this week off, & my plan is to spend a couple of hours each morning working on my studies, then getting other things like spring-cleaning done in the afternoons. l'm sure l'll...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th January, 2021

    Thanks, Clockwork! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th January, 2021

    Thanks, CuddleCat! :) My arm is a bit stiff but otherwise no side effects so far.
  52. Re: Looking for recommendations! Female newbie :)

    Welcome to basenotes, Korka! :vrolijk_26:

    l recommend trying Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker. lt's very well thought of here, definitely unisex, & has many of the notes you listed. l adore it & wear...
  53. Re: The Carousel of Fragrance 'Collecting' - does it ever stop?

    I don't think of myself as a collector, l think of myself as someone who has a wardrobe of fragrances, much like a wardrobe of clothes. And like clothes, they are there to be used, worn & enjoyed, to...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th January, 2021

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

    lt's still very cold & grey here. lnspired by khanada, l'm wearing Tiptoeing Through Chambers of the Moon for my late shift today. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

    Thanks Kiliwia, ComDiva & khanada! :smiley:

    khanada, l'm so happy to see another fan of Tiptoeing...! Enjoy it good health.

    And l almost forgot to congratulate freewheelin' & hednic on your...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

    Thanks, caz! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

    Thanks, Jon & kewart! :kiss:

    l got my vaccine this afternoon, & so far no problems. :D l'll get my second dose in 21 days....

    Wearing Stoned this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    CuddleCat, hope your kitty's procedure goes well!

    Off to work shortly in Sheer Obsession.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th January, 2021

    Thank you Q, khanada & caz, your support means a lot!

    mike, l love your words about your father. Enjoy your spa experience!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th January, 2021

    kewart, l appreciated your posting that verse, too.

    lt's been a weird day. Anxiety is running high in the hospital, & l found out today that my fellow Nurse Practitioners & l will be taking turns...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    (((((mike)))))

    Synching in Night Star for a long shift today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    l've gone with Night Star by Scents of Time, from a little decant l was sent by a lovely BNer. There's a coldness to this one, & plenty of iris & aldehydes. l described it in my review as being "like...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    No, it's not. Look again.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

    Vanilla Musk this evening, post shower.

    l managed to return to my studies today, & it felt good to get back on the wagon. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

    A belated Happy BN-iversary, HoP! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

    Happy Birthday, Jux! :birthdays:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th January, 2021

    Morning all!



    Same here.

    Oriental Pearl again on this freezing cold, grey day.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th January, 2021

    Yay! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th January, 2021

    Happy Birthday, Fiveoaks! :birthdays:

    Cheers, Jon! :beer:
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2021

    Dojima by Mona di Orio, from the Monogram Collection:

    Begins as a light, ethereal veil of sweet spices & woods, mostly nutmeg & sandalwood, along with a subtle rice accord. This is joined after a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th January, 2021

    Morning all, & a Happy Birthday to our dear Jon! :birthdays::beer::kiss: Please enjoy your day in whatever way you can, & l'll be raising a glass in your direction later.

    Cook.bot, congrats on...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th January, 2021

    Showered & switched to Rumi for the rest of the day.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    Jon, l had a feeling things would get worse before they got better, but l'm sure they will get better, just not yet... Stay strong, my friends!

    l have three days off, & this...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th January, 2021

    HoP, sending you healing vibes, & sympathising with your lack of alone time. That would quickly drive me nuts, too.

    lt's been a very busy & stressful day at work, so l reached for Samsara this...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th January, 2021

    Morning all!

    Feel better soon, khanada!

    Wearing Stash for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd January, 2021

    Yes! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd January, 2021

    Morning all!

    Wearing Sheer Obsession for my late shift on this cold, grey day.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd January, 2021

    ComDiva, hope you feel better soon!

    khanada, hope your BF's procedure goes well!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd January, 2021

    Twinning with sjg in MdO Vanille this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd January, 2021

    Morning all!

    The snow had all gone by mid afternoon yesterday, but it's still cold here. l'm off to work in Like This.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st January, 2021

    My thoughts exactly. Lots of love & gentle healing hugs to you, Q. :kiss:

    Cook.bot, l love your attitude! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st January, 2021

    Good morning, & a very Happy New Year to you all! :beer:

    We woke up to find a layer of snow outside, & everything looks clean, beautiful & new! :smiley: Such a change from the usual dull, grey &...
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    Sample of the Day - January 2021

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

    l'll be back here soon with some of my own...
  84. Re: Most worn in December, 4th Quarter, 2nd Half, and the year 2020

    Most worn in December:

    3 x L'Ombre Fauve, lmperial Opoponax, Like This & Sheer Obsession

    2 x Renaissance, Cashmere Musk, Santal Blush, Stash, Tiptoeing Through Chambers of the Moon, Angels'...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st December, 2020

    Thanks, CuddleCat! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st December, 2020

    Same here!

    Thanks foxbins, N.CAL & khanada! :kiss:

    We have a heavy frost already tonight & freezing fog outside. lt looks beautiful under the just-past-full moon.
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    Re: Luckyscent Order Issues

    This. l placed an order at the beginning of December & received it here in the UK after only two weeks, even though the tracking hadn't been updated.

    Be patient. The week between Christmas & New...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st December, 2020

    Thanks, Jon! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st December, 2020

    Happy BN-iversary, mike! :beer:

    khanada, your dinner sounds delish! :tongue:

    lt's also mine & Mr teardrop's anniversary today - 11 years since we got together! :smiley: The lamb is in the oven,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st December, 2020

    Morning all!

    l felt like wearing something special for today, so l'm off to work in And the World ls Yours.

    Have a wonderful New Year's Eve, everyone!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - December 2020

    Caftan by YSL, from Le Vestiaire des Parfums Collection:

    The opening is a bright burst of citrus, pepper & frankincense, evoking all of the golden desert tones mentioned in the description. This...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th December, 2020

    Sampling Caftan this afternoon, as planned.
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    Re: Body & bath products found at TJ Maxx

    l've bought quite a few goodies from TK Maxx over the years, notably some Korres products as already mentioned. Also L'Artisan's Caligna shower gel, & Miller Harris's Rose Silence shower gel.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Having checked, l find l don't have a single fragrance by Menardo either in my wardrobe or among my samples, so l'm out this week.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th December, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    No snow here either, but plenty of frost & beautiful sunshine. :)

    Enjoying a lazy day so far, & planning to colour my hair this afternoon. No SOTD as yet, but l might try my...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th December, 2020

    Ha, good to see so many lovers of lamb - and Greek food! - here. :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th December, 2020

    Thanks, Jon & tdem! :) Yes, all went well. My vision is stable & l've only had my current pair of specs since last year, so l'm glad l don't have to shell out for new ones just yet.

    Very strange...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th December, 2020

    Morning all!

    l have a couple more days off, & this morning l have my annual check up at the opticians, about three months overdue because of COVID.

    Wearing Cadjmere 18 today.
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    Re: Purpose of Terpenes in Perfumes

    Welcome to basenotes! Perhaps this will help? http://www.perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2012/02/definition-terpenic-phenolic.html

    And if you're making your own perfumes, do check out the DIY forum...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th December, 2020

    Same here! :laugh:
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