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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi Peppermoon,
    I could provide a good home for those!
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    Re: cherry blossom sakura scent?????

    Kenzo Amour maybe? Could be a bit sweeter than you are looking for but I find it cozy and comforting.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    My samples claimed by LINBUR0100
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Looking for a new home for these samples. Take them all as I'm not shipping them all over. And USA only.

    Chanel Coco EDT 4ml mini
    Diptyque Do Son 2ml in box
    Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt...
  5. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris
  6. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    I am another one who is not yet on the Shalimar bandwagon. I absolutely detest the first 30 minutes -- all I get is lemon powder pee. But the dry down is a pleasant vanilla/amber/powder. I have...
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Mona di Orio Vanille
    Le Labo Vanilla 44
    FM Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Your favorite Iris (Orris) scents

    Dior Homme
    28 La Pausa(first 20 minutes are wonderful, but then I can barely detect it)
    Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris.Leather meets iris. Newly obsessed with this.
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    Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    Chanel Bois des Iles parfum from loving hubby.
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    Re: Applying Samples

    I try to avoid those little samples and try to get ones with spray applicators. When I have them, I do like hednic and turn it over on my wrist and touch that wrist to my other wrist and chest.
  11. Re: Fragrance suggestions for 24 yo girlfriend's birthday?

    Alien Essence Absolue - creamy floral vanilla, great for the cooler weather.
  12. Re: O'driu Eva Kant Peety, La Via del Profumo/AbdesSalaam Attar, Kurkdjian, Slumberhouse, Mona di Or

    I'd like 20 mL of Mona di Orio Vanille. PM sent as well.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2014

    Ormonde Jayne Champaca

    Softly sweetened floral with a light pleasant spice and tea note. This is unchallenging, comforting and appropriate for many social events and work. Cozy and comforting...
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    Re: Looking for Nutmeg

    Ambre 114
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    Re: Sample of the Day - October 2014

    TF Tobacco Vanille is on my to test list, thanks for your thoughts on that one, teardrop!

    I'm also in the Vanille mood and tested Mona di Orio Vanille this morning. Wow! I was pleasantly...
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    A light month so far for me, just Bottega Veneta EDP 100 ml.

    But not staying light for long -- off to Italy next week, and Alfarom has steered me to some must smell shopping.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 14. september 2012

    Started the day in a sample of Elixir des Merveilles -- it's on my wish list officially now.

    I need to shower, then I'll sync in more Hermes -- Jardin sur le Nil.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2012

    Hi all,
    I've been MIA for a while -- work and home life got chaotic, but I'm settling in again.

    I bought a split of MDCI Chypre Palatin from Kron on the splits board. I am starry eyed...
  19. Re: Top 10 Women Female Scents for Woman that HATES Florals

    My suggestions

    Coromandel
    Hypnotic Poison
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Histories de Parfum Ambre 114
    Magie Noire by Lancome
    O de Lancome
    Ava Luxe Love's True Bluish Light
    Hermes Elixir des...
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    Re: Today I Bought - July 2012

    I bought Le Temps d'Une Fête by Parfums de Nicolaï today.

    Earlier this month I was influenced enough by positive reviews to blind buy a Habanita tester from eBay. Just call me a lemming...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 14th July 2012

    24, Faubourg today for me. Enjoying my birthday with my family, and NOT feeling my age.
  22. Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle fragrance and why?

    I vote for Musc Ravageur, and it's the only scent from this house I own. I despise Carnal Flower, sorry. Tuberose in general is not usually a favorite for me, and Carnal Flower has the heaviest...
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    Re: Which houses sell sample sets?

    Also Dawn Spencer Hurwitz sells samples. (DSHperfumes.com)

    Does L'Artisan have a sample program?
  24. Thread: "Full wearing"

    by RingER
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    "Full wearing"

    I see this term used on the boards when talking about testing a perfume, i.e. "I gave the sample a full wearing". Could you please define this for me? Do you mean letting it completely develop over...
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    Re: Sample of the day - July 2012

    Dzing! did the same thing to me -- I was sure an elephant had just pooped in the room!

    Today I am sampling By Kilian Sweet Redemption. This is a moderately sweet, complex orange blossom scent. ...
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    Re: SotD, Monday2nd July 2012

    Yesterday: power outage, car trouble (clutch burned out) and late for work. Came home, poured a glass of wine and drank most of it before noticing EWWWWW a fly in the glass.

    Today has to be...
  27. Re: Free Sample Share!! New Line Ramon Monegal Barcelona.

    Wow, Foustie, how great is this?

    Count me in as interested for set #2. You had me at "amber and patchouly". I am happy to post my impressions and to pass along samples.
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    Re: The Starlet and the Street wallker

    Starlet = Hermes Kelly Caleche
    Streetwalker = Agent Provocateur
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    Re: Out of nowhere my frags are giving me rashes!

    I have a similar problem.
    Both my forearms have broken out recently in small itchy red bumps. I have recently tested several fragrances, but sadly think that it's the vintage Mitsouko extrait that...
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    Re: male frags that can be unisex

    I haven't tried The Dreamer. I own and wear Jil Sander Man Absolute (this is a scrumptious ambery-vanilla-leather) and Dior Homme.
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    Re: SotD Friday, 29 June 2012

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    Magie Noire. I even kinda dig the new stuff, but the vintage was truly amazing. If anyone has some they don't want...I am always looking...
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    Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    1) Hermessence Line (have sample of Ambre Narguile, but want to try the rest)
    2) SL Fumerie Turque
    3) Malle L'Eau d'Hiver
    4) Malle Portrait of a Lady
    5) Agent Provocateur L'Agent

    I have dozens...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2012

    I sampled Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Memory and Desire No. 1.
    This was inspired by The interpretation of Ezra Pound’s poetry: In A Station of the Metro:
    "The apparition of these faces in the crowd;...
  34. Re: Parfumerie Generale Tonkamande or L'Ombre Fauve?

    I sampled L'Ombre Fauve recently and found it to be a dusty and patchouli amber, and loved the "furry" feel, but I ended up preferring (and buying)Histories de Parfum Ambre 114. Sorry, haven't...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th June, 2012.

    Good morning! Welcome Astrud.

    Mike -- need to test Bahiana - sounds yummy

    I am taking a break from sampling to wear an all time favorite -- Chanel Coromandel.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Good...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th June, 2012.

    Good morning,

    Chanel Coromandel for me today. Taking a break from sampling to wear an all time favorite.
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    Re: The Tale of the Chairman's Tail

    Whoa, that could have been so much worse. Naughty, (but thankfully ok) Kitty.

    (hmm...I might buy a perfume called Naughty Kitty -- sounds like something ELDO would make)
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    Re: Recommendations for a Summer Perfume, Please!

    Dior Escale a Portafino-- a bright citrus with some interesting spicy notes and a woody dry down came to mind. I also like O de Lancome -- but it has longevity problems.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2012

    Teardrop: That sounds like something I'd LOVE. I am thinking of going to Hermes boutique soon and trying that (among others)
  40. Thread: new member

    by RingER
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    Re: new member

    Welcome embers!
    In the hot weather, I like O de Lancome, Hermes Jardin Sur le Nil, L'Artisan The Pour un Ete and Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre, and Quartz by Molyneux.

    Lately I've been sampling...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2012

    Today I tried Eau de Charlotte by Annick Goutal.

    First it’s quite soapy, then its baby powder. The first 20 minutes are very unpleasant. I do not like LOTV in my scents. The middle does have a...
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    Poll: Re: Calvin Klein Euphoria or Dior Midnight Poison?

    I voted for Euphoria. I almost always get a compliment on how good I smell in it, particularly layered with the body lotion. Midnight Poison was not terribly memorable to me, and I much prefer...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 23 June 2012

    I picked a sample today from my recent binge.

    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe.

    First thoughts: This is NOT a July scent.
    Also, this celebrated boozy opening is harsh and unpleasant to me, in...
  44. Re: I have a theory, could be a giggle, please help

    Everyone join in now
    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings....
  45. Re: Top 3 mistaken: female labeled scent, but the juice is for males.

    It appears that all my favorite frags are in this category, so I'm watching this thread for more scents to sniff.

    I think Lancome Magie Noire should be sampled by more men. It's a spicy, incensey...
  46. Re: I have a theory, could be a giggle, please help

    Things I really love:
    Sleeping in on Sunday
    Coffee
    Tulips in April
    Having someone wash my hair
    Reading


    Irritating things:
    Whiners
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    I got a bunch of samples in the mail today.

    Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste
    Parfums MDCI Enlevement au Serail
    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe
    The Different Company Osmanthus
    Dior La Collection Bois...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 22 June 2012

    Wooznib, you are most welcome for the Songes! The mojitos sound terrific.
    I'm sampling Diptyque Philosykos for now, and going to a Chicago White Sox game tonight with my son (age 13). For that,...
  49. Re: For my 1000th post I am giving away samples of..(pick a #)

    Thanks so much Kalli! Your generosity is inspiring.
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    Re: Your impressions of Tocca fragrances?

    I just tonight sprayed Tocca Stella. The notes on this one are bitter orange, blood orange, watery accord, white freesia, wild diamond orchid, spicy lily, sheer musk, sandalwood.

    Love the...
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    Re: Your impressions of Tocca fragrances?

    I have sampled Tocca Colette and posted my thoughts in the Sample of the day thread June 12.
    Here's what I thought:
    Tocca Colette: Launched in 2010, this fragrance sounds like it has a lot of...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    The Tauer sample set. I picked Le Maroc pour Elle, L'air du desert Marocain, Vetiver Dance, Zeta, and Pentachord White.
    Also, Kroc's Tom Ford Amber Absolute split 50 ml.
  53. Re: For my 1000th post I am giving away samples of..(pick a #)

    Congrats on your 1000th!
    I'll have a go at the HP elixir, as I own and love the HP.

    I pick 69.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2012

    I am sampling Teo Cabanel Meloe, which came free with the purchase of the delightful Alahine. It is not listed in basenotes fragrance directory, although it came out in 2008 according to Fragrantica....
  55. Re: Sexy cars when women drive them and suitable scents

    I got to drive my dream car the Audi RS8 through Napa and Sonoma last fall. I don't remember what perfume I was wearing!

    If I was to do it today, I would pick FM Musc Ravageur. The power, the...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thanks for your kind words Wolfie, I am in your debt for all those lovely samples I received from you in this thread. As for Feng Shui, I tried to understand it, I bought a book about it, but I...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Can anyone offer a good home to
    Bal a Versailles by JeanDesprez 30 ml 95%CLAIMED
    Songes EDTby Annick Goutal 100 ml minus 3 attempts to like it. I just don't. CLAIMED
    Euphoria by Calvin Klein 7.5...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 15 June 2012

    Tauer Une Rose Vermeille today. Violets, raspberry, vanilla and rose. Gourmands aren't usually my favorite, but this is intoxicating
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    Re: Desperately Seeking Spring Fever Replacement

    FYI, there is a seller with 6 available .5 oz bottles of Spring Fever on eBay.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2012

    Tocca Colette: Launched in 2010, this fragrance sounds like it has a lot of promise in the notes.


    Top Notes
    Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Pink Peppercorn
    Middle Notes
    Jasmine,...
  61. Thread: Need Your Help!

    by RingER
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    Re: Need Your Help!

    Histories de Parfums Ambre 114 has some spice (nutmeg, not cinnamon) and a slightly sweetened gorgeous amber that smoulders. I think it's sophisticated and sensual. Disclaimer: I am currently...
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    Re: SotD, Monday 11th June 2012

    Could you make me a Chypre Ct sign? That's where I'll build my dream home.

    Today I'm luxuriating in Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114. A new love of mine, and I've fallen hard! I love the spicy...
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    Re: Cavalli Oro/YSL Cinema/Kenzo Jungle

    I haven't tried Oro, but own Cinema and have tested Jungle L'elephant. Cinema is a comforting almond scented floral with mimosa and vanilla notes that I sometimes truly crave. I detect a note that...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    I've been lucky enough to visit NYC this week, so I made my first trip to Aedes de Venusta. I'm sure it won't be my last.
    I bought full bottles of:

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    L'Artisan The...
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    Re: Summer Orientals!

    Dior Dune
    +1 Chanel Coromandel
    Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre (this is beautiful, don't let the low price make you think less of it)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2012

    Today I'm sampling Parfumerie Generale Private Collection Corps et Ames. It is marketed as a unisex modern chypre. This starts out dry, dusty and leathery. I don't get much floral, but there is a...
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    Re: Drawing for Perfumes: The Guide hardcover 2008, USA only

    I would like to enter!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 17th, 2012

    Dior Homme for me. I spritzed about 6 hours ago and am loving the woodsy, powdery, iris dry down.
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    Re: Top 5 Favorites Now

    Since getting started on my recent exploration of scent, these are the ones that have made my favorites list.

    1. Chanel Coromandel
    2. Acqua di Parma Profumo
    3. Teo Cabanel Alahine
    4. Parfums de...
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    Re: Today I Bought - May 2012

    Guerlain Mitsouko parfum 15 ml from ebay (crossing fingers it's as good as my decant from posh peasant)
    Hermes Amazone pure parfum 7.5 ml
    Chanel Bois des Iles pure parfum 7.5 ml
  71. Re: Bath & Body Works Sensual Amber.........do you think it is more feminine than uni?

    IMO, Sensual Amber smells very like Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb. I layer the B&BW lotions with Flowerbomb. Smells great, but VERY sweet. Sometimes too sweet. If you like Sensual Amber, try...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 8 May 2012

    I am wearing a sample of Chanel 31 Rue Cambon for the first time ever. Such an elegant beauty, and the dry down is ambery, sweet, patchouli so I should love it, but I feel a bit reserved about it. ...
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    Re: Best amber scent?

    I wore Yves Rocher Voile d'Ambre yesterday and it was just that -- a quiet amber that wears close to the skin. Quite a bargain, imo. I love Hermessence Ambre Narguile, a super sweetened amber.
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Now I feel bad for not saying I was bewildered. I was challenged, and I love a challenge. It was a great experience.
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Thanks, S for such a great collection of scents for us to sniff and decipher. My favorite was definitely CDG and I could see myself wearing it in the winter, especially if I had a cold. Yes, that's...
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    One more guess before I go.
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    I don't know what milky horlix is, sorry.

    Notes that jump out at me:
    some sort of booze -- I thought it was cognac
    tea
    cinnamon
    Maybe cocoa, patchouli.

    I have to get my kids to baseball...
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    I had a guess as well.
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    "C"
    The color is pale yellow, just a tad darker than "B"

    The opening is fantastic on this one. I would describe it as a tea flavored with orange, spices (maybe cinnamon) and spiked with booze. ...
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    I have "C" on and am scribbling my notes. Let me know when I can start posting!
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Good morning all! F - sounds like a very pleasant and relaxing day!
    Rain in Chicago and I'm off to sloooow start this morning. First order of business is caffeine. Will check back soon.
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    What a fun game this is! I couldn't allow dawn to rise on this scent un-identified. I need to get kiddos to bed before I start to analyze "C".
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    Re: SotD Friday, 27 April 2012

    I'm in synch with Bottega Veneta. I am almost done with my second sample of this beauty, and it's near the top of my to buy list. Maybe mother's day ( I keep hinting, we shall see.)
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    I sent a guess, but feeling very unsure. Brassy hint, metal references, but still....could it be?
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Well done Mumsy! I'm off with these new hints to do some searching.
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Very interesting, F. I have to keep respraying -- this only lasts 30 minutes on my skin. I haven't tried on paper yet. Will do that now....
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Sent a guess after Twolf's "old fashioned" comment gave me an idea
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Old fashioned, huh....there goes my "trying to be a modern chypre" thoughts...
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    So I made myself come to the bottom of this thread without reading other's impressions. I will now add my 2 cents on "B"
    The color in this vial is very pale yellow.
    Opening is a straight up...
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    I am working till 9 central time now and can not access basenotes except thru my phone which is too laborious to type on. will post my impressions tonite
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Well done, Mumsy!
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    FrouFrou, I agree on bergamot. But I'm nowhere near a guess yet.
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    I sprayed A while giving my son his bath, and I know I've never smelled this before. It is packaged in a translucent blue colored vial and I think it is a very pale yellow or clear color. The first...
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Finally able to access Basenotes! I haven't dug into samples or Turkish Delight, but will indulge my sweet tooth I think! I am sorta tied up with kiddie care tonight as husband is out of town on...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Coromandel. My favorite Chanel.
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I was out of touch earlier in the week with crazy work schedule. But back now and things calmed down. I am a night owl (in Chicago) and usually get my internet time in during the evenings.
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    My package arrived! Woo-hoo!! Thanks to Saripatates and Twolf.
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    Re: What to wear on an upcoming date?

    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte -- I'd be definitely interested in coming closer for a good sniff!
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    Re: Today I Bought - April 2012

    From ebay, claiming to be 20+ years old. When is something "vintage"? Just before the latest reformulation? A certain number of years?

    Christian Dior Dune EDT
    CD Dolce Vita
    CD Diorella...
  100. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 7, 2012 *** FLORALS

    Evangeline, I'm adding Sunessence Or d'Ambre aka Beach Alien to my list. Thanks!



    I'm in Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile EDP which the Turin/Sanchez guide and others say is not really iris, more of...
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