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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th September, 2021

    Morning all!

    Wearing Ashoka for an early shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th September, 2021

    Morning all!

    Officially l'm not back to work until tomorrow, but l'm going in later to do a bit of overtime. lt's cooler & cloudy here & we've had a little rain this morning, but l'm wearing...
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    Re: Monoi vs Frangipani Accords—Questions

    Monoi is made from tiare flowers soaked in coconut milk, tiare being a Tahitian variety of gardenia. The flowers look like this:

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    Frangipani, also known as plumeria, is a different...
  4. Re: Note obsession: telll us about the times you went "note crazy" - just obsessed with a single not

    This has happened to me several times over the years. l started off going through the various white flowers: gardenia, jasmine, tuberose, etc. Then moved through amber, sandalwood, fig, incense & so...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th September, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    Happy travels to kewart!

    Clockwork, glad to hear your nose is functioning again!

    lne, enjoy your well-deserved break from work & study. Believe me, l know how important that...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    lndeed! :rolleyesold:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Thanks, Wingie!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Thanks, Kotori!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Tested a couple of things in-store & on skin today:

    Alien Goddess by Mugler: apparently this is meant to be jasmine, but l smell rubbery lily, creamy coconut & vanilla. lt's a nice beachy...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th September, 2021

    Thanks for all the good wishes, dear friends! My appointment went well & there was very little waiting. A repeat X-ray & doctor's examination confirmed there is no fracture, just a sprain to the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Thanks, donna!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th September, 2021

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

    l have my appointment to get my wrist checked out this morning, so l'm synching in the light veil of spices, iris & sandalwood that is Mona di...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Hope your nose clears soon, Clockwork!

    l have a hospital appointment this morning, & it's still fairly warm here, so l needed to pick something that's not too heavy. l've gone for Dojima by Mona...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th September, 2021

    Happy Birthdays to kewart & VR! :birthdays::birthdays:

    Jon, enjoy your well-deserved time off!

    The days seem to pass ever faster, & l post later each day as my leave draws to a close... l'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th September, 2021

    (((((Jon))))) :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th September, 2021

    Thanks for the heads up, Clockwork! l'm in a "no buying" phase right now, but that is tempting, & yes l did love 1000 Kisses...



    lt is indeed! :(

    Thanks Q for your good wishes, & caz, sorry...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Please add Loudo, the new release from Sarah Baker Perfumes. Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th September, 2021

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday, freewheelin'! :birthdays:

    Hope everyone's feeling well & rested today. Clockwork, thanks for asking about my wrist: it's getting better by the day, & l'm confident...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th September, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    Feel better soon, Clockwork!

    kewart, l think you're right. lt's been raining here this morning, & it's definitely cooler. l remember well from childhood the joy of singing with a...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Wow PStoller, they really big themselves up, don't they? These reviews are a joy to read, not least for the chuckles at the perfumer's blurb, with the emphasis on words like "luxury" & "masterpiece"....
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    Re: Help with finding a perfume

    Some great choices there! Please do report back on your findings. :smiley:
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    Re: Help with finding a perfume

    Surrender to Chance have some great little sampler packs featuring most of the different genres here: http://www.surrendertochance.com/sample-perfume-sets/?sort=alphaasc&page=1

    This might be a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th September, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of G Clef by Sarah Baker Perfumes today.
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    Re: Help with finding a perfume

    Welsome to basenotes, Margot!

    Are you able to say what kinds of notes you prefer, or give the names of any perfumes you do enjoy? There is such a vast choice out there that a starting point is...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th September, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    Jon, we didn't manage to stay up for the whole match, but were delighted to see the result this morning!

    We're getting just a few glimpses of sunshine between the clouds today,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th September, 2021

    House twins with ComDiva this evening in lndia Cafe.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Apricot Fig perfume oil by Olivia Care, the second of the two rollerballs l have:

    Bright, sweet & very realistic apricot in the opening. The fig is more present later in the drydown, but rather...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th September, 2021

    Morning all,

    Adding my thoughts to those already expressed, on the anniversary of a dark day in our shared history.

    l'm trying Apricot Fig by Olivia Care, which isn't in the Directory.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Beer has to stay! We need a "wine" one, as well. ;):beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Thanks, Red! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th September, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy Birthdays to shades & Lian! :birthdays::birthdays:

    l'm enjoying a day of pottering, & synching in Chasing Autumn.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    House twins with Red in Chasing Autumn, as planned.
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    Clockwork, l love your descriptions! :thumbsup:

    The only choice for me is Neil Morris's Chasing Autumn: a dark, deep forest at dusk, filled with swirling mist & woodsmoke.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th September, 2021

    My chores are done for today, & my SOTD having faded, l'm relaxing in Jasmin Full for the rest of the day. The jasmine that reaches the parts others cannot reach... ;)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Jasmine Gardenia perfume oil by Olivia Care:

    l was sent a couple of these oils in rollerball form by my dear basenotes buddy. l had never heard of this brand, & they aren't in the Directory, but...
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    No. lt's no different really to spraying it directly onto your skin...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th September, 2021

    Morning all!

    After some rain last night, it's cloudy, grey & humid here. Time to get on with some housework...

    Trying a rollerball of Jasmine Gardenia by Olivia Care today, which isn't in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th September, 2021

    Thanks Shycat, it's good to see you, & l'm glad to hear your good news!

    l got about an hour on the sunlounger before the dark clouds appeared, & it's already feeling a little cooler now. Still,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th September, 2021

    Morning all!

    lne, hope you have a better day today.

    Today is forecast to be the last of the mini heatwave we're enjoying here. l need to pop out for groceries, but l'll be back on the...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    l remember that, too! :cheesy:



    Of the ones l've tried, Dirt was definitely the most fascinating, & the longest-lasting. l do own a bottle of Pistachio lce Cream, which is a very realistic &...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th September, 2021

    Thanks, kewart & Q! :kiss:

    l did do a little light tidying & dead-heading in the garden today, before flaking out on the sunlounger again. Using the secateurs left-handed took a lot more...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Organic Glam Orange Blossom by The Organic Pharmacy:

    This one is not in the Directory, but the listed notes on the website are: tangerine, mandarin, sweet orange, orange blossom & rosewood.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th September, 2021

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

    lt's another beautiful, warm, sunny day here. l'm trying a sample of Organic Glam Orange Blossom by The Organic Pharmacy, which isn't in the...
  44. Re: Have you ever damaged a bottle from decanting with a syringe?

    lf you have steady hands, you can easily spray the fragrance directly into the vial. lf you're decanting small amounts & using them up quickly, you shouldn't notice any difference in the scent. This...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th September, 2021

    Thanks, tdem!

    l decided against gardening today, & spent the whole afternoon on the sunlounger instead. And why not? ;)

    Needed more jasmine, so after showering l'm in Jasmin Full for the...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Jasmine by Demeter:

    This is a straight-up jasmine soliflore, not unlike Montale's Jasmin Full in the opening, with a hint of hard candy & a touch of inky indole. Over the first forty-five minutes...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th September, 2021

    Thank you, Jon! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th September, 2021

    Morning all!

    lt's a warm, sunny day here. l'm thinking of attempting a little left-handed gardening today, before getting out the sunlounger. :coolold:

    This morning l'm trying a sample of...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th September, 2021

    l was just about to say the same thing! ;) Definitely try Stash though, & thanks for your good wishes!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th September, 2021

    l now have two weeks off, well-timed because we're set for summery weather this week, plus l get some time to recover from my injury. lt's already beginning to improve, & l think maybe l don't have a...
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    Re: St Giles... any thoughts?

    These are available from Roullier White in the UK. l tried The Actress & rather enjoyed it. Contrary to the description l thought it was easily a unisex scent. See my review for my full impressions.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th September, 2021

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

    Wearing Dojima for an early shift today.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Waikiki Pikake by Pacifica:

    A friendly, very pretty, minty jasmine with very little of the indole that some find off-putting. lt warms nicely on the skin, & the sandalwood takes over around ninety...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th September, 2021

    Congrats to all our celebrants!

    l have the day off, & l'm relaxing while trying my sample of Pacifica's Waikiki Pikake.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd September, 2021

    Thank you again, dear basenotes friends!

    For some unknown reason l never got the phone call from the specialist today, & l'm pretty annoyed about it, but there's probably not much l can do until...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd September, 2021

    Morning all, & thank you again for all the healing vibes & good wishes!

    Wearing Ashoka for an early shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd September, 2021

    Thank you lovelies for all the kind thoughts! l'm missing doing my usual work & fear having difficulties with it in the long term, as it requires a lot of dexterity. Plus certain movements are really...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    No Givenchy here. l finished my bottle of Organza some time ago.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd September, 2021

    Morning all!

    Thanks for the healing wishes people, keep 'em coming!

    Wearing Stella for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st September, 2021

    Thanks everyone for all the BN-iversary wishes & kind comments! :o

    l didn't mention this earlier, but l tripped & took a tumble onto the pavement when l went out for groceries yesterday. My right...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st September, 2021

    Thanks N.CAL, Clockwork & HoP! :kiss:

    Wearing Narciso EDP for my late shift today.
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    Sample of the Day - September 2021

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

    l still have several new samples in the queue, so l'll be back here myself soon...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st August, 2021

    Q, so glad you found your card! l hate losing anything, & cannot rest until l've found it.

    jujy, your pot-making innuendos made me chuckle. l love a good double-entendre! :laugh:
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    Re: Most worn in August 2021

    3 x Nag Champa & Brasil Dream

    2 x Stella, Seville a l'Aube, Bronze Goddess, Manipur, Fig-Tea, Greek Keys, Laconia, Caligna & Monyette Paris

    1 x Rose Jam, Bascule, Midnight Tryst, Chanel...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2021

    lndian Coconut Nectar by Pacifica:

    This came in the form of a rollerball, & when l initially tried it this way l could barely smell a thing. l dislike rollerballs anyway, so l prised off the top &...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st August, 2021

    Thanks, tdem!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st August, 2021

    kewart, so far l'm finding them pleasant, uncomplicated scents that are probably good ones to wear when you want something un-challenging, & just want to smell nice. That sounds like damning with...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st August, 2021

    Morning all!

    lt's cloudy again here, & feeling cooler. l have the day off, & l'm sampling lndian Coconut Nectar by Pacifica this morning.

    Wishing Q a better day today!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th August, 2021

    Nag Champa for bedtime.
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    My favourites:

    lntense Tiare
    Jasmin Full
    Crystal Flowers
    Orange Flowers
    Sweet Oriental Dream
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th August, 2021

    Morning all!

    Wearing Stella for another long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th August, 2021

    Morning all!

    Crystal Flowers for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th August, 2021

    Jon, you & l are in complete agreement on Salome. "Wall of filth" was exactly my impression! :thumbsup: You smell much nicer now.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2021

    l've been sent a few things by a generous basenotes buddy, & l'm starting on these today with Mediterranean Fig by Pacifica:

    This starts off as a juicy, milky, leafy fig, very much like...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th August, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversary, Cologne Connoisseur!

    Just the odd glimpse of sun between the clouds here. l'm trying a sample of Mediterranean Fig by Pacifica today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th August, 2021

    The sun didn't come out this afternoon, so instead of lounging in the garden, l cleaned the lounge. :rolleyesold:

    After showering, l'm in Manipur for the evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Thanks! :smiley: No, l don't really do rotations. l just thought they looked nice as a group.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th August, 2021

    Morning all, & Happy BN-iversaries to Roberto & yellowtone! :beer:

    Jon, l love your motto today! :thumbsup:

    lt's turned cloudy here this morning, but l'm hoping it'll brighten up so l can laze...
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    This is a pic of part of my collection that l posted a while back on the "Post a Pic" thread, but l'm re-using it here as l'm too lazy to take a new one. And l'm not actually wearing any of...
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    Re: Decanting advice please.

    Plastic funnels & pipettes are fine, in my experience.

    And there's absolutely no need for a respirator, that's a ridiculous idea! :cheesy:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th August, 2021

    Happy Birthday, Cook.bot! :birthdays:

    lt's warmed up nicely here today. l'm wearing Aloha Tiare, & looking forward to a couple of days off, after a much better week at work. :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th August, 2021

    Morning all!

    Brasil Dream for an early shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th August, 2021

    Good luck with your studies, lne!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th August, 2021

    Morning all, & welcome back, CuddleCat! :vrolijk_26:

    There's a bit more cloud around here, but it's still a nice day. l'm wearing Laconia for another late shift.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Oh l see, thanks Clockwork! Guess l'd better get organised, then...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th August, 2021

    Thanks kewart, same to you! :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Can anyone clarify what this week's theme is actually about, & maybe give us some ideas?? Thanks in advance!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th August, 2021

    Morning all, hugs & healing vibes to all who need them!

    jujy, l love your graffiti!

    The sun is shining, the skies are blue, & there's a lovely breeze blowing here. lt's the kind of day l've...
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    l only just saw this, having been pleasantly surprised when my reviews popped up straightaway. This is a great idea Grant, thanks! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd August, 2021

    (((((Shycat))))), thank you.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd August, 2021

    Thanks, foxbins!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd August, 2021

    Thanks, jujy & freewheelin'!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd August, 2021

    Hugs to (((((lne))))) & (((((caz))))).

    ComDiva, good luck!

    Q, thanks! Sending you healing vibes.

    lt's been a much better day at work, with more of a full compliment of staff. :smiley: And...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd August, 2021

    Morning all!

    The skies are grey again this morning, but the temperature has risen a little. l shall attempt to offset the Monday blues with Virgin lsland Water for my early shift.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd August, 2021

    Thanks, ExtremeK!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd August, 2021

    (((((Cook.bot))))), thank you. And thanks to kewart & HoP. :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd August, 2021

    Thanks, tdem & caz! Your supportive vibes are much appreciated, folks.

    We were blessed with a burst of sunshine in the beer garden this afternoon, & had a few laughs. Better than therapy, l think!...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd August, 2021

    Thanks, lne & Jon!

    We are getting the odd glimpse of sun today, so l'm making the most of it with Suntanglam.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd August, 2021

    Morning all!

    Autumn is in the air here too, & for me this always brings a feeling of melancholy. lt's not that l dislike autumn itself, but the fact that heralds the onset of winter, & the darker...
  100. Re: TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. are sooooo anemic regarding fragrance these days

    l've noticed the same thing at TK Maxx here in the UK. l used to find some real gems there, but my last decent haul was in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit...
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