You sure are sweetie, & you're welcome, l'm happy to be friends!
Happy Birthday, Whitefluffy!!
Aww, thanks for your kind thoughts, fluffy one!
I'm happy I could become Andy's Elf I followed Advent Calendar last year too and didn't win anything either. Still hoping to win something this year!
Renata, please email me your address! I seem to have lost it!
LOL, yes, a torturer I teach classes in Sociology and Women Studies, about 3 classes each quarter. Usually 2 SOC and 1 WS. I teach all online, it is fun. Lets people who won't be able to get to school otherwise get to school if they want to.
I bought Nuda, it is quite a different jasmine from Ophelia, it is pretty heady but (to me) it stops before the tipping point.
Clovis! It's a small world!
Well, perfume shopping in Abq is not really very exciting. There is one store that carries a few niche (bond #9 and clive c. of all things), but they have quite a few disconinued designers and carry Caron etc that you don't find in the dept. stores.
If you guys make it up for a visit be sure to PM me and we can hook up for some sniffing!
Now it took me a loooooong time to respond! I just came back from the BN meetup in Las Vegas, whoo hoo, this was such an eventful trip. But your trip to Santa Fe sounded great as well. My quarter (OUS in on quarterly system, not semesters) started Sept 24th, so I am now in week three and making sure all students are doing their homework and have at least some fun learning!
I did not get Ophelia while I was in Las Vegas but I was considering
Yes, Chantilly is similar to Shalimar (edc or edt)...but it is sweeter, not in its vanillic component, which is not as vanilla-ey as Shalimar, but sweeter in the orange blossom, which reads very *creamy* to me. Chantilly is not as smoky and dark as Shalimar. It is, rather, all sweetness and powder puffy blush-tinged light. There are so many formulations of either fragrance, though, that it is difficult to compare. Some people call Coty's Emeraude the poor girl's Shalimar. Those two are even more similar, but also very different. They are all in the same family - in their vintage formulations.
Thank you again, Whitefluffy. Chantilly is an old fragrance, although it is still being made (by Dana). We all have so much to learn yet! And wouldn't it be awful to run out of things to learn, to run out of things that are new to us?
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