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  1. Re: Indecision: when you don't know what you want

    Whoah! You accessorize your perfumes?
    I agree with the availability! It is THE most important criterion for me.
  2. Re: I'm stuck! Looking for a sweet almond fragrance, lotion

    I have one called Vanille Amande from Comptoir Sud Pacific. Very sweet!
  3. Re: CONUS Moonstone, Bal d'Afrique, Opium, Samsara, Givenchy III, MPG Vocalise

    A few added.
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    Re: aluminum-free antiperspirant?

    I just realized that the Arm & Hammer one that I used for years and recommended to others has triclosan. :( I m using the one I have but after that I will try to make my own!
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    Re: Perfume and personality - is there a link?

    I do not have an answer to this question and I will not even try to make up one. But a quick Google search turned up a couple of books that seem to be related to this issue.
    ...
  6. Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    How about Elixir des Merveilles? It has been a while, but my memory of it fits your description very well. I also remember I loved it!
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    Re: Another girlfriend scent request

    I don't think I smelled any of the ones you mentioned (except for J'Adore) and I am not a huge gardenia fan. However, I can suggest you a very good, underrated gardenia: Blonde by Versace. Similar to...
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    Re: Caron Tabac Blond - Current versus Vintage

    I find it outstanding and love it a lot. But I haven't tried the vintage and maybe that is actually a good thing for the appreciation of what I have. :)

    I noticed that the box lists oakmoss as an...
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    Re: Caron Tabac Blond - Current versus Vintage

    I have only smelled one type of Tabac Blond- from my own bottle, which was bought less than 1 year ago. Does anyone know how to use the numbers on the box to determine the age? Thank you.
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    According to these guys it is definitely Jasmine and Rose...Opium and Poison

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaqSeM6s0Xg
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    Re: Eau de Lingerie

    To me the name sounds more like it is perfume made for lingerie. As in to spray it on your lingerie, or bed clothes, and not on your skin.
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    Re: Fields of Rubus

    I learned about Kerosene perfumes, after seeing this thread yesterday. So, thank you Kaelee.
    For anyone interested in samples, someone on ebay sells 3 ml decants of Fields of Rubus,, the rose one...
  13. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually like?

    I tried them a while ago and not both at the same time, but I think I actually prefer the current version of Chanel No. 22 to the vintage.
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    Re: Designer Rose or Raspberry

    I too wanted to say Hot Couture.
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    Re: fake shalimar PDT

    iivanita, you should return it. You bought it as perfume, the seller specifically said it was good enough to be used, it was not visibly marked as dummy, so there is no excuse. If she refuses to give...
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    Re: fake shalimar PDT

    Are you sure it did not say dummy?
  17. Re: Mini Pass: The Three Tuberoses of Histoires de Parfums (USA)

    Through Fluffy's generosity I too am able to sample these three perfumes. Thank you!
    I was skeptical when she said she would send me tuberose samples. I am far from being a fan. But, these ARE...
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    Re: I don't want to start this thread

    I strongly suggest you do NOT do it! If she ever finds out, she will not forgive you. I know I wouldn't. Even if the memories mean nothing for you. Also, I never tried Truestar but it sounds hard to...
  19. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    please PM me the address. :)
  20. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    I had a brief test of this one. While grapefruit is one of my least favorite notes, I will probably steal another spray tomorrow. However, the sample is nearly full. Anyone wants it?
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    Many thanks to Whitefluffy for organizing this sample pass and to Beauxbatons for passing the summery lot to me. I just received them and I will try to post some impressions in the near future. I...
  22. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    I am just checking in to say that I received the package from Whitefluffy. Many thanks to both her and 30Roses. I did not try it yet but I will soon.
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    Re: Ladies, you need to wear more grapefruit

    Yes, the "study" shows that grapefruit oil impairs one's ability to accurately guess age.
  24. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Yes, please...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Ha! The mysterious house that I've wanted to try for over a year now. Yes, I am certain I know the identity of B. :)
  26. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    May I please have it? Whitefluffy already suggested she could send me the sample.
    Also, many thanks for your continuous efforts to educate and make happy throngs of perfume aficionados.
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    What an interesting sniff. I am enjoying it so much. Great theme and amazing sniffers. I think I know the identity of A now. For a day or two I was convinced it was Gucci no. 1.

    I am looking...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    :) I think it was you who sent me the sample of Histoire d'eau. I never tried Amethyste and did not know about Topaze. That one does not seem to be available though.
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    Genie, I only tried edp. I highly recommend you to get a bottle. parfum1.com has it for an incredible price.
    I know I tried Histoire d'eau from a super nice BNer and loved it. It was similar to...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    It is Mauboussin. You will find that it is not that unknown. I love it too.
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    Re: Scents Similar to Dior Addict

    Welcome back!

    Have you tried Hypnotic Poison? What about Cinema? Kenzo Amour?
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    I was thinking that I would like another rose scent and do not know what. So yesterday, I tried TR again. I simply do not get it. It smells very synthetic and harsh to me. I wonder if it would be...
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    jujy I have very little experience trying Rosine. However, there is no comparison between the ones I tried and Tea Rose, in my opinion. Although I have a bottle of Tea Rose, I completely dislike it....
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    I can help with that.
  35. CONUS Moonstone, Samsara, Givenchy III, MPG Vocalise

    I can take pictures and send them if you are interested.

    Sage Machado Moonstone 50ml bottle, brand new, in box, beautifully wrapped. $55

    Vintage Givenchy III EDT 100ml bottle ~70% full, with...
  36. Re: Pay back time - interest in a Chanel Exclusifs pass

    I am very worried about OV too. I assure you she did not bail on the sniff or anything else. Something is definetely going on in her life. I emailed her many times and today I even wrote to her...
  37. Re: Help with identification, picture included.

    The second one, with the greenish cap is Estee Lauder Knowing. Very nice.

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    You got it yourself.

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    OK, the one on the far right might be Ellen Tracy...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Peaking at this from work. For just one sec! :D
    Mumsy I will send you the rest of the very generous sample I received. Just PM me your address when you have a moment.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Yay, I am very happy I finally got it.
    I need to sniff it some more and look carefully at the notes.
    I will come back to this thread but a very quick "thank you" to the hosts! These last two...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hello ladies. I JUST got back. I had to drive in the rain!:(
    I will make some dinner quickly and get back to guessing.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Morning ladies. I just woke up. I must have been too tired last night. I thought aldehydes were confirmed. Then I have another guess to submit before I leave to work.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I want to ask about one more note before I fall asleep. How about castoreum?

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    Warum, I cannot say I get any particular national characteristics (other than American). Let's...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Is it French?

    Yes, not Estee Lauder...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Yes, the country...I thought it had a bit of the aggressive, in your face vibe of Estee Lauder perfumes.

    I guess France could be true as well. Or, Germany!:)))
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    J can you confirm aldehydes moss/oakmoss? We seem to agree on that.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hmm, not so sure anymore about the honey.
    How about vetiver?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    How about the aldehydes? There or not? :)

    Moss/oakmoss? Honey? Ambergris (sometimes listed as amber)?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    There is something about C that sort of rubs me the wrong way. I have no idea what it might be but the best i could describe it is a petroleum smell. How about vetiver? Although I agree with the...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Warum, a beautiful introduction, as usual.

    Well...if I had to guess a country of origin, I would say the US.

    It smells very interesting, if it were modern (although I am not saying it is), it...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Just sprayed C. If mumsy or anyone else is following: this one looks a pale yellow color, darker than B.

    My first impression is that it must be an older one. It seems very green to me.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hello ladies. I just got home minutes ago. It was a looong day.
    I too emailed OV and haven;t heard back. I know she was going through some personal things lately (not bad, just issues). I hope she...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I hope all is good with OV and I am all for waiting for her to be able to join us.

    Twolf, good luck with the dental appointment. I hope it is only a check up.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hi, ladies. I am back from work.:P I survived the commute and all.

    I sprayed some C last night before going to bed. When are we going to play with it?:)

    P.S. Twolf, your pricing skills are...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    It will be easy, if they remember one thing: this is one surprising perfume! :)
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    jujy, it was easy, once I ignored my own ideas. ;)
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Thank you for the wishes ladies. At this point I would not be able to listen to a book or learn a new language. I really hope I will in time, because 3 hours a day is a huge amount of time. Maybe I...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I actually thought TWolf guessed it a long time ago!:)

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    Was it ever confirmed that B is marketed towards women?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Haunani, I did not give up searching for B. But I am a little nervous about tomorrow. I am trying to prepare. Not sure how.For now, I was out to drive a little. Yeah, I am a terrible driver, with...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I am truly surprised that this perfume is older than 1989!:)
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Do you think there is some fruit in this one?

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    Warum, enjoy the hike.

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    I will ask about another note. Pepper? Not because I smell it necessarily, but...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Warum, you are doing all the great work by yourself. Well, Haunani is there, of course.:)
    I agree that there is some green in this one. What was the answer to violet leaves?
    How about the...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good morning, Warum.
    I am starting to suspect that B is not on Basenotes or F-site, with notes that is.
    There is L'Instant Magique, but I don't think it can be that either. And there is Escada...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hello, ladies. Are you awake?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Warum, I looked up Insolence. It has red berries and raspberries listed. I don;t think I smell anything like this in B.

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    Have a lovely dinner, Haunani!
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Warum, I am sure I smelled Insolence at some point. I don't think B is it, although I am known to be mistaken. In the previous sniff I did not recognize Youth Dew although I used to own it. :)
    I...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    So we have four confirmed notes.
    Warum, I would need to respray because I cannot feel much anymore.
    I was wondering if maybe there is also violet leaf. It has a green feeling to it.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    My first guess was wrong. Warum, let's see if we can agree on one more note. Sandalwood? Musk?
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    What a cute little story!:)

    I agree with Warum on the iris.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I will add lemon (?), bergamote, musk and an yet unidentified wood. :)
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Now that Twolf is here, she is gonna whip us into shape in no time! :p
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I think I would add jasmine. Maybe it is an edt after all. It disappeared almost completely by now.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Some first impressions about B. It is again clear. It seems fairly strong, so it could even be edp.
    I believe it is a higher end designer, the kind that might be sold in a department store. The...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    They ARE clearly labeled!:) And I thought I sprayed the correct one. Only now that I re-sprayed a tiny bit...it sort of smells different. :) Do not worry, I am spraying it on paper again.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hi ladies. I am getting ready to try sample B. But I may have sprayed C by mistake. Not sure...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good job, Warum!:)
    I already sprayed B and I like it much more than A, so who knows? Maybe you'll want to open the door this time.
    Tonight, I need to go out to buy some food. I will be available...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Either option works for me on B. I sprayed a little bit on my arm, but I still have A on and I am coloring my hair with henna, so the smell I get is quite adulterated. I will not say anything about B...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I sent in a tentative guess. If not correct I will try to smell it on paper. It lasts well on skin, but it has very low projection.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good morning, hosts!:)
    I think this perfume could be maybe from Victoria's Secret or Avon or Coty, or something similar. So, in other words not necessarily a perfume house.

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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good morning OV. For me, today is the day when I have the most time. I need to unpack, clean the house etc, but overall I am quite free. On weekend, I am not going anywhere but we need to buy food...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Good morning, everyone. I arrived home yesterday evening and the samples were awaiting. Basenotes was down but I sprayed a little A anyway. I fell asleep at 7PM so I need to re-test today when I am a...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hello, Haunani and everyone else. I am still away from home. I am supposed to get home on Thursday evening, but no one was there for about three weeks. I don't know if the samples will be there, if...
  82. Re: Actually heard someone say "old lady scent"! About a Tauer!

    By all means, I always only speak for myself. :) But, exactly which of the statements does not apply to you?
  83. Re: Actually heard someone say "old lady scent"! About a Tauer!

    Yes, you are absolutely right. If a term becomes laden with negative, unfair connotations that hurt any group of people, it should not be used! I was actually trying to make this point in an earlier...
  84. Re: Actually heard someone say "old lady scent"! About a Tauer!

    I said I would stay away. But I wanted to say that it takes a lot of maturity to give another thought to your previous ideas, and a lot of courage to admit that there might be another side to a...
  85. Re: Actually heard someone say "old lady scent"! About a Tauer!

    Obviously, I'm in minority here.

    But just like L'Ealita I need to ask : how can one be so sensitive as to feel offended by "old lady" - which only has a negative connotation if you buy into all...
  86. Re: Actually heard someone say "old lady scent"! About a Tauer!

    Yes, I heard the term. One time from an otherwise very well-informed and nice sales assistant at Barney's (about CDG Stephen Jones). I think people, for lack of a better vocabulary use the term to...
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    Re: Interest in two sample passes

    I am reading some descriptions of Romea on Fragrantica. I guess these perfumes were not supposed to be in any way historically accurate, but the notes list makes a point of listing notes from vary...
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    Re: Summer Fragrances for My Lovely Wife.

    "Lovely Wife"-too cute!:)
    I did not try Beige but 31 Rue Cambon and No. 22 would work well in the heat in my opinion.
  89. Re: What's up with Chocolovers? Should Aquolina relaunch it?

    I never tried it any from Aquolina but I am sure I smelled Pick Sugar on girls. Kalli, if I happen to see Chocolovers I will get it for you.
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Haunani, I scheduled the mail to be delivered on the 12th. The plane arrives around 1pm, but with passport checks, taking 2 trains and one bus to get home, it may get quite late before I am home. ...
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    Re: Interest in two sample passes

    Twolf you are way too nice. Thank you. mwah.

    Although I am curious about Mona di Orio, I really would not want to take the spot from someone who has been dying to try them. I am sort of scared I...
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    Re: Interest in two sample passes

    Twolf, if there are spots left, after July 15 or so, I would very much like to try the Mona di Orio samples. I did not try any and I don't think I've seen them in any stores here. But again, only if...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I am leaving in June, returning in July. Not the best prices but we did not have much choice. :(
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Haunani, I am not sure they can get here before I leave on Wednesday before the mail is delivered.
    I will try to ask for the accumulated mail to be brought here on the 12th.
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I got my ticket. We are returning on June 12th sometime in the afternoon of evening. So I can start that night (unless I fall asleep) or the following morning. Would this work for the other sniffers...
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    Re: Summer Orientals!

    Hmm...thanks for letting me know. It has been on my blind buy list for a couple of months now. I always imagined it as regular Samsara but with some orange. :)
    Anyway... this thread is giving me a...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I am waiting for my husband to ask for vacation days and the plans keep changing several times per hour. But hopefully by tonight I will have tickets and be able to make a commitment. Either way, I...
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    Re: Summer Orientals!

    I did not try it but I am thinking about getting Samsara Shine. What do you think?
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    A little bit of update. I may go on vacation until about July 12th.
    Then I start work on the 16th. So, 13-15 I should be quite free (if the return date does not change). After the 16th I will be...
  100. Re: Perfume Trends: Oud/Incense & Middle Eastern Style

    Here is an article (from yesterday) that deals with the same topic.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2012/jun/08/perfume-brands-profit-arabian-scents
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