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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....
  7. 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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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    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
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    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...
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    lt's Via Lanvin.
  31. 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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    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.
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    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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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    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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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th May, 2021

    Nice one, Trilby! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    Wearing L'Ete en Douce again for another late shift, as l enjoyed it so much yesterday.
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    Re: Spoiled Carnal Flower?

    l have a matte cap bottle that l bought in 2012, & it still smells just as beautiful as it did then.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th May, 2021

    Go for it Trilby, & do let us know how it goes!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    lt's a sunny morning here, although more showers are expected for the next few days. l'm wearing L'Ete en Douce for my late shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th May, 2021

    Congratulations & good luck, lne!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th May, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    lt's been pouring with rain for most of the morning here. l'm off to the library in Santal Blush.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    Thanks, Shycat! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    l did the opposite & put the heating on this evening. l can't believe it's turned cold here again! :angry:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    Thanks caz, & congrats on your victory, too! :beer: Hope you get to enjoy some rest & relaxation now.

    We're getting heavy rain showers interspersed with bright sunshine here today. l'm wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    Woohoo, Jon! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    Afternoon all!

    We're watching the final Rangers game of the season, after which they finally get to lift the Scottish League cup after all these long years! :2vrolijk_08:What a moment, & what an...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th May, 2021

    Happy Birthday, cacio! :birthdays:

    lt's been one helluva week. Thank God it's Friday! Relaxing at last & continuing to synch in Ancient Resins this evening.
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    Synching again in Ancient Resins this evening, which transports me to the shady pine woods of a Greek mountainside in the heat of summer. l find it supremely comforting.

    Great pics today, people!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    Synching in Eau du Sud for another long shift today.
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    l've gone for Eau du Sud, even though it's grey & damp here. l need that bracing hit of citrus aromatics to power me through today.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th May, 2021

    Thanks, Q! l'm so glad you & Cook.bot had some great nurses taking care of you.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    l have a few options this week, notably Eau du Sud, Greek Keys & Philosykos. These are hot weather scents for me though, & the weather here is not at all summery right now, so it's a tricky choice....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th May, 2021

    Samsara for bedtime.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th May, 2021

    Cheers, Jon! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    Narciso EDP for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th May, 2021

    Good to see you, shades! :vrolijk_26: l adore the smell of hawthorn, & l look forward to it blooming every spring. There are several on my route as l walk to & from work, & l always inhale deeply as...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th May, 2021

    Morning all!

    We have a mix of sunshine & showers here, & thankfully that annoying wind has died down. l'm wearing Un Matin d'Orage for my late shift.
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