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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021

    Cats can be so entertaining!

    I'm wearing Chanel Jersey today. I'm trying to decide if I should buy a bottle of perfume since it's the solstice and one of my four buying days (solstices and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st June, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel No. 5 edt today. Little story: the bottle was purchased many years ago in Paris as a gift for my sister-in-law. This weekend, she gave the still full bottle to me because she's...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th June, 2021

    I'm sorry you're feeling down, jujy. Being in pain is no fun. I'm competing my 9th and 10th sessions of physical therapy on my shoulders this coming week. The pain is gone, except occasionally when I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th June, 2021

    Congratulations on your purchase, Freewheeling! Glad you like Boy, while I like Jersey.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th June, 2021

    I'm wearing YSL Libre Intense. I was reaching for my Sunday scent, Le Lion, but I really wanted to wear Libre instead because I enjoyed it so much yesterday afternoon and its dry down this morning.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th June, 2021

    Yes, horrified! Today, for once, I'm glad you reside on the other side of the country. Jean Nate should be put on the Hazmat list!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Hermes Twilly d'Hermes Eau Poivree. We're having a big family gathering today with lots of Hawaiian Japanese family favorite foods. Mr. Lark is the Chef.

    Happy anniversary, tdem!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil. It's got an odd, soapy feel that's fascinating. While not my favorite scent, I do enjoy it occasionally.

    Happy birthday, ClockworkAlice!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Florabellio today. I'm safely back home. When we pulled into town yesterday at noon, I spotted a fog bank hovering over the coast. This morning, it rained lightly and the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Sisley Eau de Campagne on the road in the early morning. We're trying to outrun the sun to the coast as we leave behind the projected scorching 120 degree desert heat. I can't wait to see...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Sisley Eau de Campagne again today. I didn't actually spray any on yet; it's still on my clothing from yesterday. We're in Flagstaff, AZ today as we continue heading back west. I did a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th June, 2021

    Last time we came out here, we travelled exclusively (whenever possible) on Historic Rte. 66 and stayed only in vintage/historic hotels. So much fun! We're in Gallup at the moment and it's HOT! I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Sisley Eau de Campagne on the road from Santa Fe to Flagstaff via Albuquerque. Tomorrow we start home to Southern California. Unfortunately, we have to travel through 120 degree weather...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Jersey for wandering around Santa Fe. It's getting hot so I think I'll take a siesta this afternoon. I purchased some nice Portuguese cotton towels and some local handmade lavender...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th June, 2021

    I did visit El Santuario last time I was in New Mexico. The spirituality of the place really moved me. There's an amazing weaving studio in Chimayo called Centinella Traditional Arts. I just love it...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th June, 2021

    Never give up, Cazaubon! For me, getting a new haircut a few weeks ago really boosted my self esteem. I visited a couple Georgia O'Keeffe sites today - Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu - and started thinking...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th June, 2021

    Thank you for your birthday wishes a couple of days ago. I couldn't respond earlier because I'm up in Mesa Verde, Colorado and internet connection is very poor here.

    Yesterday, we went on a tour...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th June, 2021

    4th day in Le Parfum de Therese. Today, we're travelling through the deserts and mesas to Monument Valley. We have reservations at the historic Gouldings Lodge but the Navajos have closed Monument...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th June, 2021

    Day 3 in Le Parfum de Therese. Road tripping through Navajo tribal lands. Strict Covid-19 protocols are in place throughout the Navajo Nation. I appreciate it and respect their efforts. Some...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th June, 2021

    Well, let's just say I declined to visit the viewpoint named "The Abyss" today. It's the steepest drop off along the canyon rim.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th June, 2021

    Wearing Le Parfum de Therese whilst traveling on the scenic highways of Northern Arizona. Destination: Grand Canyon.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2021

    The "difficult to wear" perception is surprising. 31 rue Cambon edt is #4 on my All Time Most Worn list. I do like a good Chypre.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Le Parfum de Therese whilst cruising through the magnificent Mojave Desert. At heart, I'm a desert person.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th June, 2021

    Nope! I love Nombril Immense too and I've been kicking myself for years for not getting it prior to discontinuation.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Aromatics Elixir. It's such a powerhouse and so nostalgic. I'm truly glad to have it in my wardrobe.

    The patio cover paint job took four days and is now done. The workers masked...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th June, 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Florabellio. It's an odd one but I love it. It's a hybrid gourmand/semi-aquatic. Discontinued recently, I believe.

    Happy BN anniversary, ComDiva!

    JonRogers, 30k is...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021

    The bell was designed by sculpture artist Tom Torrens. It is attached to a post and hangs down about 24-30 inches. It resonates for a long time when rung. I purchased it at the Phoenix Shop at...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2021

    Dang, FiveoaksBouquet, you're living up to your quote! The only time I've been tempted to go for a BIG bottle was years ago when I saw a 400 ml bottle of Coromandel edt on the Chanel website. That...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Sycomore today from a sample. The 75 ml bottle hasn't been available at my local store for about 6 months or more. Some day I might have to order one from the Chanel website....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st June, 2021

    I wore Chanel Jersey today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 31st May, 2021

    I'm wearing YSL Libre Intense today. I'm looking forward to a BBQ later this afternoon .
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    Re: Most worn in May 2021

    Most worn in May:

    Le Lion de Chanel
    Jersey
    La Pausa
    Bel Respiro
    Paris-Biarritz
    Mimosa & Cardamom
    Dark Amber & Ginger Lily
    Dune
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th May, 2021

    I'm having a lazy morning in the dry down of yesterday's Le Lion de Chanel. It lasts and lasts. It's a shape shifter and this morning the dry down highlights vanilla.

    I baked a pineapple upside...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Le Lion de Chanel to a 5:00 pm wedding in a Japanese garden setting. I've got Chanel Rouge Essentiel polish on my nails. I'm wearing black palazzo pants with an Eileen Fisher tank top and...
  35. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    I love No. 18. I'm currently hoarding my little sample. I think there's one wear left. It's tentatively on my Autumnal Equinox to-buy list.

    My to-buy list changes weekly, but currently it is:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel La Pausa for the iris sync.

    So, I wore up this morning with some Chanel-drenched fabric under my nose. I didn't move and just lay there breathing in the aroma. I think it was a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Bel Respiro today. Yesterday, I was going to wear Coromandel but it's packed away until autumn. So, I wore 31 rue Cambon instead. It's been a while and I was blown away by how good...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th May, 2021

    Happy birthday, Quarry! Cheers!
  39. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    I'm continuing my Chanel streak in Coromandel. Lately, I like sticking with a single house for a few days or more.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Coromandel today.

    Blessedly, I have no appointments or obligations today. I think I'll call a friend and go for a drive.
  41. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Lovely, FiveoaksBouquet!

    OMG! I wore Chanel Gardenia for the first time this week. It is AMAZING, and I don't use the term lightly. If I owned it, I'd reserve it for special occasions like galas,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel No. 19 Poudree today. I'm on a Chanel spree.

    We're invited to a wedding this weekend in a park garden. I panicked when I learned the attire for the 5:00 pm event is...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Paris-Biarritz from a sample. I don't do white musks often so it's really different. Cheerful.

    Well, yesterday I declared my years long decluttering process complete. The garage...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd May, 2021

    I'm wearing Le Lion de Chanel as usual on Sunday.

    ExtremeK, I loved your balcony picture yesterday. What us the greenery across the street?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd May, 2021

    I'm still working my way through Chanel samples. Today it's La Pausa edp. Iris. There are so many lukewarm reviews, especially regarding longevity. I find it really rather pretty, or maybe beautiful...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st May, 2021

    Yes, it's the edp. I got a ton on Chanel samples with my recent purchase of Jersey. Sometimes I think I would be happy if my wardrobe consisted entirely of Chanel Les Exclusifs!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Misia from a sample today.

    Yesterday's No. 18 is nuclear - I can still smell it 24 hours later with no reapplication. At first I thought it was very strange and was not sure I...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel No. 18 from a sample. It's interesting, but not a Wow yet. Time will tell...



    That's nice to hear. It's always great to discover something that's FBW.
  49. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Bel Respiro from a sample. It's a little quiet at first and slowly evolves into a cozy blanket of herbal wonderfulness. It may be my next bottle but I'm waiting until fall to buy...
  51. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    200 ml! That's quite a commitment. Bel Respiro is on my To Buy list too.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th May, 2021

    I've always thought that cargo-efficient Honda Fits were designed for runs to Ikea. I wonder if they still carry the inexpensive Byredo candles?
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    I can envision the whole thing...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Tuscany per Donna today. It fills me with nostalgia for the early '90s, when I was a new mom juggling family life and career.

    Well, yesterday I got my long hair cut into a chin length...
  55. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe
  56. Re: Article: How do you want your wedding to smell?

    Mr. Lark and I were married in a Buddhist ceremony, scented with Japanese pine incense. We didn't choose it; it was the house scent. The wedding "theme" was pine. I like pine and used to own a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily. It's raining today, which is good because I think California is in a drought again.

    I'm getting my long hair cut today and I'm still ambivalent...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Le Lion de Chanel today. We're having brunch at home on the back patio. The menu is omelets, roasted potatoes, croissants, and coffee (lots of coffee).


    Yay, inespeenes and Cazaubon!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    I thought about doing the same, but decided not to be a gambler.
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    I own 3 of the 10: Gabrielle, Black Opium, and Angel. If they vanished from my wardrobe, I wouldn't be heartbroken.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    I switched to Jo Malone English Oak & Hazlenut after showering. It's more green and tart than I remembered. Must be the "green" hazlenut, vetiver, and moss. The wood is subdued. It's a birthday gift...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    I'm enjoying the day in Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom.

    It's been so overcast and chilly here. I shall enjoy every minute of temperate weather before the long, hot summer kicks in.

    The garage...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Jo Malone Orris & Sandalwood.
  64. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Tuberose Angelica. After a long hiatus, I've fallen in love with the House of Jo Malone all over again.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica. I'm officially on a Jo Malone spree!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th May, 2021

    I'm on Day 2 of applying Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily after my afternoon shower. It's a hot day and I needed to refresh after walking around Old Town looking at Victorian mansions and gardens...
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    Doesn't sound too inspiring...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th May, 2021

    I'd do both!
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    Re: Latest Diptyque - Ilio!

    The Diptyque store manager recently told me they're doing more limited releases now.
  70. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    FiveoaksBouquet, I identified with your post very much. My SOTD is also driven by subtle subliminal triggers. My fragrance hobby is really an exploration of my moods.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - May 2021

    I buy small patches of Nest candles online directly from Nest. They have some nice deals from time to time.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Guerlain Sous Le Vent. It's been a while and it smells very good. I wore the heck out of it when I first got it (around 2013) and it's on my Top 10 Most Worn list. The bottle has about...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - May 2021

    I've been burning Nest "Bamboo" lately.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th May, 2021

    I'm in!

    On another note, I showered and switched to a different Jo Malone: Dark Amber & Ginger Lily. we'll see if a Jo Malone binge ensues.
  75. Re: Has anyone else here turned a friend on to this fantastic hobby?

    I used to have a Jo Malone buddy at work but that's about it. My sister is into department store fragrances that garner compliments, so I can't buy her anything really good because she does not...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom today. I got a big hankering for Jo Malone because I sprayed some Pomegranate Noir on my hand at Nordstrom the other day and can't get it out of my mind. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Diptyque Florabellio today. The initial blast of apple blossom, swiftly followed by coffee and other unusual coastal notes, is utterly delightful!



    Having a specific retirement plan...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th May, 2021

    I'm wearing my Sunday Scent - Le Lion de Chanel.

    Mr. Lark is making Dutch Baby pancakes for brunch at my special request. We're also having Mint Juleps and strawberry shortcake. I made the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th May, 2021

    Day 2 in Dior Dune. I wore it when it was first introduced and then went on a very long hiatus. I purchased a new bottle last year and I am not disappointed, thank goodness.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Dior Dune today. I swear, it's magic.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Imma doin' it - Dior Dune
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Chanel Bel Respiro - I got several Chanel samples with my recent purchase of Jersey. The first time I tested Bel Respiro: nothing. I re-tested it today and took a nice vigorous walk along the shore...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th May, 2021

    Were you banned?

    Just kidding! Welcome back to the party, RHM. I always visualize you wearing a flowing aqua blue ensemble in Denver, laughing merrily as we crossed the street to visit Hermes with...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th May, 2021

    You're inspiring me, teardrop! I've just about had it with my long hair (almost mid back).
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Bel Respiro today.

    We stayed at a beach side hotel last night. Right now, I can hear the surf crashing about 50 feet away. Bliss!
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Big fan. I own both!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th May, 2021

    Lunar Silver Metallic. I read somewhere it's the color of mental clarity and general superiority. Hmm...

    I used to dislike Doris Day too for the same reason but I've grown to appreciate her over...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Jersey today. I'm looking forward to an afternoon at the beach.
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    Re: The 10 "Must Have" -"women's" perfumes

    Mitsouko
    Coromandel
    No. 19
    Diorella
    Dune
    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau
    Au Coeur du Desert
    Un Jardin sur le Nil
    Tabac Blond
    Angel
  90. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Chanel Boy
  91. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    I wish the heck I could smell Encre Noir, but alas I cannot.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    For May, I'm sticking with my April rotation a little longer:

    Chanel Jersey
    YSL Libre Intense
    Diptyque Kimonanthe
    Le Lion de Chanel
    Guerlain Jicky
    Lancome Hypnose
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th May, 2021

    I am back from the canyon (Weir Canyon) and, boy, did my little hike activate the Libre Intense I wore. Its lavender turned very herbal and medicinal. It's nothing like the smooth vanilla lavender in...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th May, 2021

    I'm wearing YSL Libre Intense today. Yesterday I drove the CR-V to the beach at Crystal Cove. There was a single sailboat going up the coast and it looked so peaceful. I'm taking the car out again...
  95. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Good one!

    Eau Rose - CuddleCat
    Salome - Foxbins
    Kai - ShyCat
    Seville a l'aube - teardrop
    Kimonanthe - House of Phlegethon
    Buonissimo - Juxtapozbliss
    Polo - Danny Mitchell
    Black Opium -...
  96. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Chanel Beige - FiveoaksBouquet
    Chanel Sycomore - Cook.bot
    Sous Le Vent - N.CAL
    Bleu de Chanel - Redneck Perfumisto
    Daim Blond - ExtremeK
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd May, 2021

    I'm wearing Chanel Jersey today. It, and Me Lion, are my two favorite Chanels at the moment. My two favorite perfumes, actually.
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    31 rue Jambon - Chanel
    Dude - Christian Dior
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd May, 2021

    Fantastic post, Mike!
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Cuir de Hussie - Chanel
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