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    Re: PK Perfumes Pass part two

    Oh, I'm feeling a bit embarassed.... I am anosmic to some things. Couldn't smell Iunx L'Arbre at all.
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    Re: PK Perfumes Pass part two

    Sample set en route to Kalli. Thanks so much for including me in this pass. It's a real treat to try new things and pre-releases. Lisa
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    Re: PK Perfumes Pass part two

    Oh, I forgot. Paul, I just find Jagr darkly toothsome (now, not in his mullet stage!). Ere suits a Byronic hockey dude.
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    Re: PK Perfumes Pass part two

    Sorry about the delay. I had a family emergency...

    Velvet Curacao -- ok, Wow. This is cool. The opening is so amazing. It's my fantasy of the lost top notes of a very vintage perfume. I would...
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    Re: PK Perfumes Pass part two

    Sample pass package arrived and flabbered my gaster! This is the most generous pass I have ever seen. Amazing. I had actually forgotten all about this pass until juanderer messaged me that it was...
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    Re: Garner James Sample Pass - Part 2

    Wooznib, thanks for keeping the pass going -- so disappointing that it stopped abruptly. I hope easykiller will resurface at some point.
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    Re: Garner James Sample Pass - Part 2

    Hi, all, how is it going?
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    Re: Garner James Sample Pass - Part 2

    Sorry I have been out of the loop. I could not get on Basenotes for what seemed like a long time. RHM: go ahead and mail them to easykiller.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Genie Jeanie, some Ume, Bois de Santal, Bal a Roses (and something else Keiko I can't remember) headed your way. Be well!
  10. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    Great reviews, bogsc! Looking forward to hearing what you think of the others. Maybe we should just go to Puerto Rico, find Sr Perez and hug him.
  11. Re: Recommendations: non-floral, non-sweet, feminine

    Trayee by Neela Vermiere
    Padparadscha by Satellite (spicy pepper)
    Kenzo Air
    Tangeri by Keiko Mecheri
    Eau de Reglisse by Caron is a nice lemon, despite its licorice name
    Minuit by Dawn Spencer...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    ooooh! I always crave more samples -- have sent a message to Aiona re: I will recycle the ones that don't work for me right back into this thread.

    Speaking of which, a lovely Basenoter sent me...
  13. Re: Sample Pass: L'Occitane La Collection de Grasse 4 scents, USA only

    I will be mailing these to elizrj -- just waiting on her address.
  14. Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    elizrj -- I need your address. (got it)
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Set #1 going out to 30 Roses tomorrow. Thanks again for the chance to try these. Lisa
  16. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    bogsc: I got the sample set on etsy. I guess he doesn't always have that available? I might be interested in a split of Flor Azteca sometime in the future.

    Genie Jeanie has asked to be moved...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Doesn't matter to me how long you've been a member or whether you're a mumma. I have set aside the set for you. Please send me a message with your address. Lisa
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    Re: Free to a good home

    ErinK-- would you like the sample set? I would be glad to send it to you. I think my favorites were probably After My Own Heart and Field Notes from Paris. Not planning on full bottles of these,...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    TAKEN free to a CONUS person: Ineke Deluxe Sample Collection in box. Includes spray samples of:
    After My Own Heart
    Balmy Days And Sundays
    Chemical Bonding
    Derring-Do
    Evening Edged In Gold...
  20. Re: ? Any interest in a Ramon Monegal sample pass (7 scents)

    Kalli let me know that the samples haven't been mailed to bogsc yet, so they are thankfully not lost in the mail.

    Today we are getting some much-needed rain. It's the first really green-smelling...
  21. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    Blushing! Thanks, guys. More samples to come.... Lisa
  22. Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    Hey all, Kalli requested I skip her and pass the samples to the next person, so I'll be mailing to elizrj.
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday 9th May 2013

    Etro Dianthus. -- my decant arrived today from a delightful ebay seller in the Netherlands. Lovely.
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    My final testing was Gold, vintage and newer. Oh, my. I'm afraid it was screechy soap in both iterations. So the winners for me were Interlude and vintage Ubar. Thanks so much for the opportunity...
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Whitefluffy -- I love this: "Too masculine for me to wear but I would be delighted to catch a whiff from a passing gentleman who doesn't conform to anybody's rules but won't be the one to stir some...
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    Re: male bar soap

    Rum soap by Malin & Goetz
    Illipe butter soap by Atkinsons
    The Englishman, This Charming Man; both by Paintbox Soapworks (on Etsy)
  27. My cat likes Dangerous Complicity by ELdO

    Do your pets "comment" on your fragrances? My dogs like vanillas and Tam Dao.
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Vintage Ubar vs newer Ubar was so interesting. The newer one one was sharpish, with pointy edges, but the older one was so smooooth. Newer Ubar is lovely, but high-maintenace. Older Ubar is an...
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Interlude: I don't think I've ever smelled a fragrance this dense with ingredients! Heady and mind-bending. So powerful that I think I'd rather dab it than spray. It's easy to appreciate the...
  30. Re: Which discontinued fragrance is number one on your list?

    Madeleine de Madeleine, in the weakest concentration. It came in a tall rectangular glass bottle, and I wore it throughout college.

    Would also like to know what Demon by Raphael was like -- my...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    TAKEN (CONUS) set of 3 samples by Olfactive Studios up for grabs: Autoportrait, Still Life, and Lumiere Blanche going to Curly11
  32. Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    The samples are here! It is an embarrassment of riches at my house, as the Amouage pass samples arrived today as well.

    I have tried Opardu in the past -- gorgeous and understated flowers. Felt...
  33. Re: Perfume that gives you a sense of well being

    A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    That's good news, cello. Looking forward to hearing what you think.

    I'm in the Amouage sample pass -- it could not be more different than this pass. Here's to trying new things! Lisa
  35. Re: Sample Pass: L'Occitane La Collection de Grasse 4 scents, USA only

    I'm amazed there's still room in the pass -- these are lovely....
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Got my package today, thank you!

    Holy shnikeys! I sprayed Interlude and wow. A powerhouse of dense smokey spice right out of the gate...will come back later with more impressions than just...
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    Re: Anglomania US only

    I'm interested...if it's still available. Sending you a message now.
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    Re: Perfumes of Pierre Dune

    LiliB-- I just blind-bought some vintage Evocation D'Orchidee perfume on ebay. I'll let you know what I think...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Yes,! Nips going to lilybelle.

    I got such a nice parcel of decants from cello today including Jungle L'Elephant. So happy to find Basenotes and this thread.
  40. Re: Sample Pass: L'Occitane La Collection de Grasse 4 scents, USA only

    More folks should try these Springtime/Summery fragrances, they really are quite nice.

    I can add an Eau des Baux sample to this pass (to keep it all L'Occitane) and/or a decant of Marine EDP by...
  41. Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    +1 vote for Mandarine Mandarin by Serge Lutens. I wish this were available in the US.
  42. Re: Sample Pass: L'Occitane La Collection de Grasse 4 scents, USA only

    Package arrived, and I like 3 of the 4.

    The Vert & Bigarade is cool and fresh. I remember getting an iced matcha at Minamoto Kichoan in NYC one hot summer day. It was so refreshing. This would...
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    Re: SotD: Friday 3rd May, '13

    Trayee. Sigh.
  44. Re: Mona Di Orio & MDCI Parfums & Samples sets

    ? cost of the Peche Cardinal
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    K is for Khaki by Love Cosmetics, which I wore in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Can't find info on it anywhere. Have no idea what the notes are but would love someone to test it and see what they...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 2nd of May 2013

    ExtremeK, I will stop whining about springtime in Maine now.

    SOTD is Safran Troublant. It is sometimes the only way I can hold my s--t together.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I'm not able to date the box of nips or its contents...?1950s based on the scents included. Who's up for a little time travel? :smiley:
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    Re: Free to a good home

    TAKEN I have a cute little box of 7 vintage perfume nips, each is enough for a single wearing. It includes:

    Bourjois Evening in Paris
    Lanier Folie de Minuit
    Angelique Black Satin
    Charbert...
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    The vial of pre-2009 Gold Woman has arrived at casa Nielsen and will be a nice extra in group one.
  50. Re: Sample Pass: L'Occitane La Collection de Grasse 4 scents, USA only

    30 Roses: I like how you are offering this pass "for members who do not live within driving distance of a L'Occitane store." I have to drive an hour and a half just to get to a tiny Macy's that has...
  51. Re: Sample Pass: L'Occitane La Collection de Grasse 4 scents, USA only

    I would like to try these. Sign me up, please! Lisa
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 29th April 2013

    SOTnightynight: Skin by Trussardi
  53. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    Welcome, Palm Beach. We'll stop with you. :laugh:
  54. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    Welcome Genie Jeanie and juanderer. That's more like it! I can't wait to hear what you think of these lush compositions.
  55. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    Probably more folks would like to give these a try? I will be mailing to bogsc soon, but there's time to sign up....
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Bump! I've never tried any Amouages... surely there are others like me! Lisa
  57. Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    ? wondering what happened to mtheory8. -- hope all is well. Lisa
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    Re: Free to a good home

    It's yours if you'd like it, juanderer
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 27th April 2013

    Spilled some Madeleine de Madeleine on myself while decanting, so that's the SOTAfternoon. This is the only fragrance I can remember wearing in college. Very nice on a (finally) spring day in...
  60. Thread: Vero Mito

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    Re: Vero Mito

    The sample lot with Mito is now spoken for. Peace, Lisa
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    Poll: Re: Séville à l'Aube vs. Rubj

    Great post -- makes me want to try them both (individually and together)... there's always something more to try
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    Re: Free to a good home

    ALL TAKEN sample lots:

    FlowerFest: 3 Fleurs by Parfum d'Empire, Mona di Orio Tubereuse, Sophie by Dawn Spencer Hurwiz, Orange Blossom by Jo Malone and White Jasmine & Mint by Jo Malone. going to...
  63. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    TAKEN CONUS sample lot: Ca'Luna by Acqua di Biella, Eau D'Italie, Florida Water, Signor Vivara by Pucci, New West, Kenzo Indigo, Hermessence Poivre Samarcande, Encre Noir, and New York by Parfums...
  64. Re: Which scents has the medieval-age vibe like Game of Thrones?

    I would layer Black March by CB I Hate Perfume with Tauer Incense Rose. I think that would give a nice Brother Cadfael vibe.
  65. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    Welcome, elizrj! I have put you somewhere in the middle. The list may shift around a bit.

    Juan's fragrances just reminded me of the Georgia O'Keefe quote: "Nobody sees a flower really; it is...
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Please put me down for group 1. Thanks! Lisa
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    Re: Name some "dry" fragrances you love.

    Tam Dao by Diptyque
  68. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    Bumping this up, as we're looking for more participants. If you like lush florals, this pass is for you!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Tried Attar de Roses this evening...very nice, definitely has more oomph that most of her other fragrances.

    It's not in the pass, but oooh I like Tangeri. It has one of the nicest, snuggliest...
  70. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Oh my gawd, this made me laugh. Jiffy Corpse!
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    Re: What is your favorite TV character wearing?

    I was just wondering what Hannibal Lector would wear. NOT a gourmand. I'm thinking L'Eau Froide or something salty.
  72. Re: What are your Hidden Gems? Scents you never hear about, but should!

    Miller et Bertaux's A Quiet Morning is a great, honeyish incensey contemplative fragrance
    Crabtree & Evelyn's Sienna is a dynamite, inexpensive leather
  73. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Marine Sel by Tokyomilk
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    Re: What do you guys do with empty bottles?

    I'm keeping my Chergui bell jar when it's empty, to fill with more Chergui.
  75. Re: What is your favorite of the inoffensive fragrances?

    Keiko Mecheri fragrances, eg Bois de Santal and Cuir Fauvre
  76. Re: Give me your best one for each type of fragrance.

    Green: Green Green Green and Green by Miller et Bertaux
    Aquatic/Marine: Eternal Return by CB I Hate Perfume
    Fruity: Ume by Keiko Mecheri / Nectarine Blossom and Honey by Jo Malone
    Citrus:...
  77. Re: If you could only choose five vintage scents to complete your collection, what would they be?

    Perfume strength of:

    Tabac Blond
    Shocking de Schiaparelli
    Bellodgia
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    Demon by Raphael
    Vintage Halston 1-12 after shave
  78. Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    This! Ack! Like Drakkar Noir before it. Just no.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    V is for vintage Venezia by Laura Biagiotti... I like it but spouse hates it :(
  80. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    Excellent, Twolf, re: a Paul Kiler sample pass! I really like his "Carissa" and have been eyeing a sample set for myself from his line.
  81. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    Welcome, bogsc!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Dear Twolf has sent me more Keiko scents to try -- I am so grateful for the opportunity to expand my experience with this house. Thank you, Twolf!

    Yesterday I snuck on some Ume at work. We are...
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    Re: L'artisan due to axe half it's frags

    As long as I have a bottle of Safran Troublant, all is well.
  84. Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    CLOSED to new participants: The Discovery Sampler is too lovely not to share. It includes:

    Gardenia Exuberante
    Flor Azteca
    Magnolio de Verano
    Oudh Nawab
    Waters of Aswan

    These are all EDP...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    TAKEN 3 small bottles:
    Languor perfume oil from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
    Red Musk oil by Tulipe
    Erbe Bergamot rollerball by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz...going to bookwyrmsmith
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 20th April 2013

    45 degrees F in northern Maine today (T-shirt weather!). Raining and bleak. So nice to hear of folks going to the beach, enjoying SUNSHINE.

    SOTD: Gardenia Exuberante EDP by The Exotic Island...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 19 April 2013

    Ume by Keiko Mecheri, from a tiny sample. I'm savoring it.

    misscasey -- I love that cat face in your avatar.
  88. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Sure, Curly11. All sample sets taken now, but more to come as I keep testing and testing....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 16th April 2012

    I feel the need for generations of strong women behind me today, so SOTD is vintage Tabac Blond perfume.

    We are all Bostonians.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Extra Keiko sample (Soussanne) mailed to cello to add to the pass.
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    Re: Parfums MDCI Recommendations?

    The two you've tried are the best IMO.
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    Re: SOTD Monday, April 15, 2013

    Serge Lutens Madarine Mandarin...I find it's good for anxious times.
  94. Re: What would interest you most about a new release?

    something spicy or with a previously unused note -- how about Ugly fruit? (but not durian!)
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    Re: Fun - "Perfumatic Machine"

    I remember a scary machine at the roller rink that would spray you.

    What fragrances would be offered by machine today? And which would you like to see offered?
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    Re: Free to a good home

    nice to hear, socalwoman!

    TAKEN Floral/Sweet: Tauer Carillon Pour Un Ange, Piazzetta di Portofino Profumo, Annick Goutal La Violette, Delices de Cartier and Isabella Rossellini IsaBella. going to...
  97. Re: ? Any interest in a Ramon Monegal sample pass (7 scents)

    Thanks, kalli. It's good to try, anyway. I was in an Annick Goutal sample pass with numerous things to try and only liked two (Duel and Mimosa). The rest were really not to my taste at all, and...
  98. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    TAKEN CONUS sample lot: Czech & Speake Cuba, Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Cuba, Monotheme Tobaco Latino, Cartier Roadster, and Black Walnut going to NYCBoomBoom

    TAKEN CONUS sample lot: Biehl...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Oh, Kalli, are we losing you in the pass? Should I still send you the Soussanne or send that to cello?

    I'm getting the itch to do another Surrender to Chance order...Somebody stop me!
  100. Re: ? Any interest in a Ramon Monegal sample pass (7 scents)

    Aw, Genie Jeanie, that made me feel good! I like that signature line. Came home from work early today with migraine, took to bed with two dogs, woke up 5 hours later. Guess I needed that! Off to...
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