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  1. Re: Article: Non-IFRA-compliant fragrance on the market

    Wow. That sounds like one of the most unpleasant combinations ever. The vomit + sawdust gives me flashbacks to early gradeschool. Urg.
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    Re: Why do we wear less than *5 star frags?

    For the same reason I don't exclusively read Literature. I enjoy being entertained, and many of the books that entertain me are, critically-speaking, crap. I love my personally-rated 5 stars, but I...
  3. Re: What recent release has caught your attention?

    Loretta, we are possibly Evil Scent Twins! Or maybe your nose is more discerning than mine?

    "Jeux de Peaux smelled to me like buttered popcorn Jelly Bellies." <-- Exactly! I was trying to place...
  4. Re: Any quirky, lighter suggestions for summer?

    I'm not a professional sniffer, but for what it's worth I don't get anise/licorice in Hermes Vetiver Tonka. It's not my favorite note, and until you mentioned it I had no idea it was even in that...
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    Yay! Thanks, Grant!!!

    Yay! Thanks, Grant!!!
  6. Re: Mitsouko, reformulated, but still a delight

    LiliB, I also fell for Mitsouko on first sniff. For me, it's also the current version. I'm patiently waiting for the right vintage version to cross my path - and I will pounce! :)
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    Re: Mila's BPAL review thread (UNISEX)

    What a fun thread! I have a box of BPALs. My favorite by far is Morocco, but there are a lot of others I enjoy. Sorry about your relationship with leather. I enjoy the note but don't care for a very...
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    Re: Hand cream for Eczema

    The Eucerin Plus line seems great. Their handcream is my go-to, and the body lotion has helped control my daughters' excema and keratosis pilaris nicely. Both sink in well without leaving a greasy...
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    Re: Mothers' Day Thread:

    My 4 1/2 year old is into perfumes. For Christmas, she got two Demeter sprays: Marshamallow and a Hellow Kitty that smells like apples. She is mad for lavender, which I give her at naptime and...
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    Re: Tapatalk not working for basenotes

    I hope it's just a glitch. I love that app!
  11. Sticky: Re: The Definitive Blogs/Review sites thread

    http://thisblogreallystinksperfume.blogspot.com/
  12. Re: Which fragrance would you buy with other people's money?

    I'd definitely go Amaouge. Or maybe buy as many Tauer's as I could... :D
    Congrats on the upcoming wedding!
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    Thanks, Volley, for finally bringing Ambre...

    Thanks, Volley, for finally bringing Ambre Fetiche into the discussion! One of my favorites. Amber with a bite! :)
  14. The new(ish) Jimmy Choo is a cousin of Chinatown,...

    The new(ish) Jimmy Choo is a cousin of Chinatown, and I found it quite creme brule-ish. My Saks had it, but I'm sure othere stores carry it as well.
  15. I love reading these rose reviews!!

    I love reading these rose reviews!!
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    nineXseven- glad you posted! I enjoyed a recent...

    nineXseven- glad you posted! I enjoyed a recent test of Guerlain Vetiver, but tobacco notes go all kinds of wrong on my skin. If I see a vintage EDC, I'll snap it up. Smells good on hubby either way,...
  17. DSH has a mimosa soliflore called (shockingly)...

    DSH has a mimosa soliflore called (shockingly) Mimosa. It's lovely.
  18. Re: Let's have an intelligent discussion about... The GAG Reflex

    I think you may be right in part. We're all subject to suggestibility. However, I *wanted* to smell dirtiness in MKK, and it's just a softly purring kitten on me (and I've made other people sniff it...
  19. My selling motto: "If you like it, I love it!!"...

    My selling motto: "If you like it, I love it!!"
    I hope you got what you wanted, aside from the opinion of the sales clerk (who was clearly narrow-minded and her paycheck doubtless reflects that).
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    Re: crowdpleasers that I hate!

    Traversee du Bosphore. (sorry)
    No others...
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    Luis, I disagree! I wish I could get my husband...

    Luis, I disagree! I wish I could get my husband to wear it. It's dead sexy! I love it on myself as a comforting scent, but on him... Wow.
  22. Nah... I mean skanky.

    Nah... I mean skanky.
  23. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    wait... what was it????
  24. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    i'm wearing Borneo 1834 right now. love it!
  25. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    Let me throw out the Twolf questions:
    Designer? Niche? New? Vintage?
    Marketed towards men or women?
    Expensive? Cheap?
  26. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    lol. that's how i felt during the very, very, very late Feb Blind Sniff.
  27. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    green, smoky bitter, vetiver, galbanum, patchouli, spice...
    my kinda scent.
  28. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    I recently received a sample of that perfume, but haven't tried it. Now I wish I hadn't just drowned myself in patchouli. Great job!
  29. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    Add "lotus" to the list of notes I have to learn. :clueless: :)
  30. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    I'm a slow typer. It happened while I laboriously hit keys. :)


    lol
  31. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    Since "tea" was a no, is there reason to consider what note(s) may evoke a tea-like smell? Similar scents?
  32. Re: Journey to strange places - April's Blind Sniff

    Hi, all! Watching from Virgina. Sorry I missed yesterday, but I had to work. Great job, though!
    xoxo,
    *jen
  33. Re: When words fail, or why they use 'skanky'

    Language evolves. That is it's nature. It is how it should be. I'm relieved we aren't still using Ye Olde English.

    Using the term skanky is an apt description for those who use it. It suits the...
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    Miss haha333's package is in the capable hands of...

    Miss haha333's package is in the capable hands of the US Postal Service. Enjoy!!!
    xoxo,
    *jen
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    Re: Mailed! 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample

    Thanks for letting me sniff through these lilacs! I actually sampled them twice: once each as stand alones, then once all at the same time. I wish I had throught to do that with the rose soliflores!...
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    Ooh! I forgot to say they're here! Lol

    Ooh! I forgot to say they're here! Lol
  37. Ya'll smell like a beautiful, ecclectic garden!...

    Ya'll smell like a beautiful, ecclectic garden! :)

    I wore La Chasse Aux Papillons
    Notes: Linden blossom, lemon tree blossom, orange blossom, jasmine, tuberose

    What a pretty scent! I'd like to...
  38. Re: Bought Ten Bottles of Mitsouko On Rumor...

    lololol
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    Re: Voyage d'Hermes

    lol
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    Re: Fragrances and Colours?

    I find synesthesia totally fascinating! I have only just realized that the distinct notes and facets of a perfume (anything I smell) have a tone or musical note associated with them. It's not overt -...
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    I'd love to sniff. I'm a lilac lover!

    I'd love to sniff. I'm a lilac lover!
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    Yay! Congrats!

    Yay! Congrats!
  43. Rogalal, GREAT SNIFFS! Thank you so much!

    Rogalal, GREAT SNIFFS! Thank you so much!
  44. Yay, Knit_at_Night!!!!!

    Yay, Knit_at_Night!!!!!
  45. That's why i hesitated... It's not green green...

    That's why i hesitated... It's not green green green to me me me!
  46. You beat me to it!!

    You beat me to it!!
  47. I'm suspecting niche. How long have tea scents...

    I'm suspecting niche. How long have tea scents been done? *is clueless*
  48. Were aldehydes up there in the opening?

    Were aldehydes up there in the opening?
  49. Unisex For the Win! We were divided on masculine...

    Unisex For the Win! We were divided on masculine vs. feminine, so it's unisex.
  50. I thought I smelled tea when I initially sprayed,...

    I thought I smelled tea when I initially sprayed, but wrote it off as from the tea bag enclosed with our samples. Doh! Explains my "dry leafy" reference!
  51. Unisex FTW!

    Unisex FTW!
  52. Ha! I was just going to go to my (small) spice...

    Ha! I was just going to go to my (small) spice rack! Lol
  53. No hay or tobacco. Hmmmmm..... Tobacco usually...

    No hay or tobacco. Hmmmmm.....
    Tobacco usually gives me a migraine, so I would have been surprised, but there's something dried leaf-y maybe here.
  54. I don't smell rose or frankincense, and not sure...

    I don't smell rose or frankincense, and not sure what geranium smells like...?
  55. Lemongrass - sort of?! You devil! Is there...

    Lemongrass - sort of?! You devil!

    Is there tobacco here?
  56. Bergamot (lol), pettigrain, lemongrass? Vetiver?...

    Bergamot (lol), pettigrain, lemongrass? Vetiver?
    That looks like blind guessing, but I'm trying to pinpoint that citrusy bitterness.

    Jist did a fresh spray on the other arm. I still want the top...
  57. Gah!!!

    Gah!!!
  58. I don't know that I want to guess the scent...

    I don't know that I want to guess the scent family yet, since I haven't smelled base notes (or have I?) lol

    I have not smelled a scent like this, to my knowledge.
  59. Ok, then: coumarin? Citron?

    Ok, then: coumarin? Citron?
  60. I'd say warm summer night in that it's kind of...

    I'd say warm summer night in that it's kind of musky, not bright and sunshiny.

    I am going to venture a guess that this is masculine. Vintage.

    It opened up with a blast of alcohol, smelled...
  61. Juniper berry?

    Juniper berry?
  62. Yes, vanilla.

    Yes, vanilla.
  63. It does sort of smell like an alcoholic beverage....

    It does sort of smell like an alcoholic beverage. Gin?
  64. I'm not itching, but wow! This is potent lemony...

    I'm not itching, but wow! This is potent lemony something or another. Official note guess: lemon?
  65. Wow! This took a few nose hairs with it! Lol

    Wow! This took a few nose hairs with it! Lol
  66. Sorry to be late. People showed up unexpectedly....

    Sorry to be late. People showed up unexpectedly. I'm here now, tho.
  67. Me too.

    Me too.
  68. I'm open to whenever, as long as it's not...

    I'm open to whenever, as long as it's not starting after 10pm est.
  69. I'm The Queen of Google.

    I'm The Queen of Google.
  70. Isn't that kind of the Le Labo gimic? The name is...

    Isn't that kind of the Le Labo gimic? The name is not necessarily the main gist of the scent, and the # indicates the number of listed notes, I think.


    I like this, but I'd have to really spray...
  71. Le Labo Bergamotte 22.

    Le Labo Bergamotte 22.
  72. Niche. We talk about a scent that has some of the...

    Niche. We talk about a scent that has some of the same letters as the name of the house?
  73. No, actually, I missed it. But I have a suspicion.

    No, actually, I missed it. But I have a suspicion.
  74. Do you consider amber and ambergris different...

    Do you consider amber and ambergris different when it comes to these guesses?
  75. Doesn't absinthe smell of licorice? I don't get...

    Doesn't absinthe smell of licorice? I don't get that here.
  76. Wait - in 193 you said no to herbs, but now you...

    Wait - in 193 you said no to herbs, but now you said we're missing an herb?
  77. Ok, I've only smelled oud twice, but there's a...

    Ok, I've only smelled oud twice, but there's a sharp note to the wood that is reminescent. Is oud a note?
  78. The citrus was bright, sharp, expansive. What I...

    The citrus was bright, sharp, expansive. What I smell now is closer to the skin, not so effervescent. A bit salty.
  79. I'm trying to focus on the questions, peppery...

    I'm trying to focus on the questions, peppery note and orange-tinged wood. Sadly, I don't know the answer. I'll ask again: is there frankincense? Or myrhh?
  80. I guesses ambergris.

    I guesses ambergris.
  81. This.

    This.
  82. Hey, is there saffron in here?

    Hey, is there saffron in here?
  83. Citrus, woods, herbs... All deep in my Clueless...

    Citrus, woods, herbs... All deep in my Clueless Pocket! :(
  84. I am clueless, now. Maybe niche? Definitely a...

    I am clueless, now. Maybe niche? Definitely a cologne or weak eau de toilette.
  85. Gaiac? Katie Puckrik referred to the smell of...

    Gaiac? Katie Puckrik referred to the smell of gaiac as "rotting persimons". But I don't smell rot. ;)
  86. Can we get a notes talley/update?

    Can we get a notes talley/update?
  87. If orange blossom and jasmine are there, and I'm...

    If orange blossom and jasmine are there, and I'm not sure if they are, they are very judiciously done. Small amounts. To me, nothing "reads" as floral.

    I'd say this is masculine-leaning unisex,...
  88. Cedar?

    Cedar?
  89. I am getting more peppery-ness. Frankincense? And...

    I am getting more peppery-ness. Frankincense? And something salty - ambergris, vetiver?
  90. So Sprite isn't an official note? ;)

    So Sprite isn't an official note? ;)
  91. Honestly, am going blind here as I'm not too...

    Honestly, am going blind here as I'm not too familiar with citruses. I don't know peel vs. pulp - it smells very citrus fruity though, so... Pulp?

    It smells pretty linear (so far). Could there be...
  92. FF, KaN, do you get a peppery thing hiding in...

    FF, KaN, do you get a peppery thing hiding in there?
  93. I know this is terrible, but it smells like...

    I know this is terrible, but it smells like Pledge to me.
    The perfume is clear, btw, for those observing.
  94. This is definitely a "bright" scent. It may be...

    This is definitely a "bright" scent. It may be every citrus in the world!
  95. What is that peppery nuance?

    What is that peppery nuance?
  96. Sorry I'm a bit late. I feel like I just sprayed...

    Sorry I'm a bit late. I feel like I just sprayed my wrist with Sprite! Lemon? Lime? Some pink grapefruit?
  97. I'm pretty sure IFRA won't like "panther bits". ...

    I'm pretty sure IFRA won't like "panther bits". I'm certain this will be reformulated.
  98. Ha! Me, too, actually.

    Ha! Me, too, actually.
  99. Re: So i'm watching "anchorman" for the first time tonight...

    Milk was a bad choice...
  100. 2 for me is fine. We're supposed to get snow, so...

    2 for me is fine. We're supposed to get snow, so i'll be here. :)
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