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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, 25 July 2010

    Today I am sampling Atelier Cologne's Oolang Infini

    So far so good. I'm looking for another light scent for the hot summer we are having. this might be it...
  2. Re: La Via del Profumo Mecca Balsam--Sampling Group Discussion

    Finally posting again. I've worn Mecca Balsam a number of times now. I still love it. I will be ordering more. :smiley:

    Wearing it I am enveloped in a cloud of warm resinous smoky incense. I...
  3. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb 6, 2010 ★★★ ANIMALICS

    This morning I put on AbdesSalaam Attar's (Profumo) Tcharas. I figured with Civet and Castoreum it should count for animalic. :laugh: This is one of my all time favorites.
  4. Re: La Via del Profumo Mecca Balsam--Sampling Group Discussion

    My sample arrived yesterday and I got a chance to put one tiny drop on my wrist late last night. Love at first sniff. I was smiling as I fell asleep, wrist to nose.

    First impressions: 1) It is a...
  5. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Jan 2, 2009 ★★★ ORIENTAL

    Started out early this morning with Avon's Far Away. impression a nice floral oriental but it didn't wow me. maybe next time...

    now trying Coco on one hand and Coco Mademoiselle on the other. both...
  6. Re: SotD Friday 1st January 2010: New Year's Day

    Happy New Year Everyone.

    Aesop Mystra this morning. I will probably try to find more of this. My sample is getting low....
  7. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    yesterdays sotd was gourmand cocquin then sdv in the evening.

    I usually love gourmand cocquin but it wasn't quite working for me yesterday. SDV wasn't working for me either (sometimes I love it...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 5 December

    two Guerlains today for SnS
    sotd Gourmand Coquin
    sote Spiritueuse Double Vanille
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    Re: SotD Saturday 7 November

    Trying Paestrum Rose for SnS
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 7 October

    Happy Birthday Ruggles, LeNez, minka, Haunani !

    Wearing L'Ombre Fauve today
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 October

    Guerlain Cologne du 68
  12. Re: does any one want to wish The Scentimus a happy anniversary?

    Happy Anniversary! Congratulations!
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    Re: S O T D Sunday 04 October 2009

    Le Temps d'une Fete today.

    Happy Sunday everyone.
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    Re: September 3x3 Blind Sniff

    Thanks so much kumquat ( and purplebird). This was fun. It is really hard to pick out the notes.

    I doubt I'd have sampled any of these on my own. But I'm intrigued enough to play with each of them...
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    Re: September 3x3 Blind Sniff

    If B is a halston I have no clue which one (I'm not sure I've sniffed these at all)

    It is complex, the notes notes are not distinct. but I will try.
    There may be a bit of fruit but that is not...
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    Re: September 3x3 Blind Sniff

    just checking in. so much to catch up on....

    more notes hmm

    For C
    maybe musk and amber maybe sandalwood, definitely a bit on the dirty/ animalic side of musk. its possible that bit of dirt...
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    Re: September 3x3 Blind Sniff

    Other thoughts

    Twolf - Patou was my immediate thought for A :) we'll see what kumquat says. there seems to be lingering jasmine there on paper even overnight.

    B maybe also Peony?



    On...
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    Re: S o t D ..Friday 25th of Sept '09

    Wearing "C" from the September 3x3 blind sniff. I have no idea what it is yet.:p Check out the threads for more details.
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    Re: S O T D Friday 25 September 2009

    Wearing "C" from the September 3x3 blind sniff. I have no idea what it is yet.:p Check out the threads for more details.
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    Re: September 3x3 Blind Sniff

    A It is still going strong on the paper this morning. But I am having a hard time picking out notes from what is left. Definitely smells classic and perfumey.

    For A
    Not sure about the iris – I...
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    September 3x3 Blind Sniff

    from the overall thread

    All 3 at once? Oh my.

    Looking at and smelling the vials
    A golden color - floral – including white flowers of sort
    B golden color – floral also, there are notes...
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    Re: Resurrecting the 3x3 Blind Sniff

    I can check in later tonight after I make it home and post some first impressions.
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    Re: Resurrecting the 3x3 Blind Sniff

    Ready and waiting for september to start. I have my samples.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Encre Noir.
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 22 September 2009

    Encre Noir
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    Re: S O T D Monday 21 September 2009

    sotd Amen Pure Coffee

    sote African Queen Black Panther !! (My new goodies have arrived from Italy :bounce: )
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    Re: SotD Sunday 20 September -09

    wore Dior Homme to bed last night and put it on again in the morning.

    Happy Sunday.
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    Re: S o t D Sat 19 September

    Body Kouros today.
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    Re: S o t D Friday 18 September

    Happy Birthday Whiffman and oh my I'm on the road with no Neil Morris decants along. I'll dig something out to where in your honor when I return.

    for today AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo's Oakmoss. ...
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    Re: Resurrecting the 3x3 Blind Sniff

    :thumbsup: I have a package and 3 samples.

    Not sure exactly when we will start but keep watch for a new thread sometime soon after we all check in with kumquat.
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    Re: Resurrecting the 3x3 Blind Sniff

    Wonderful. I'll let you know when mine arrive.
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    Re: S o t D Monday 7 September 2009

    A*Men Pure Coffee

    Hope you have a wonderful day.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 6 September

    Dior Homme

    Have a wonderful day.
  34. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Sept 5, 2009 ★★★ Opposite Gender

    Started out in Tiberius ( :wave: Quarry)

    Then sampled many wonderful masculines today including:

    Habit Rouge
    Dior Homme
    Body Kouros
    M7
    A*Men Pure Malt
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    Re: S O T D Friday 28 August

    Un Bois Sepia

    Have a great day everyone!
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 26 August

    Poivre Samarcande

    Have a great day everyone.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday August 25

    Happy Birthday Riannon! :birthdays:

    Nan Bronze today.
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    Re: S o t D Monday, 24th August 2009

    Lalique Encre Noir for me today. Hope everyone had a great day.
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    Re: S o t D Sunday, August 23, 2009

    L'Artisan's Fleur de Narcissus for me today.

    Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Asha, jillsy, Haunani, Quarry and everyone - Thanks again for joining in the summer fun.

    I had a great time as well and I am so glad you enjoyed it.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Hanauni has guessed it as well.

    I figured after a hot day at the beach on the Rivera followed by wandering through Nawlins Garden District and French Quarter a movie was just the thing for summer...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Asha has guessed it!

    For additional clues please sniff 1 and 2. These 3 were released together.;)
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    The "house" is primarily know for jewelry but there is an entertainment connection to both the house and the inspiration for the scent :p
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    No listed musk, pear or melon. But I suspect the list of notes I could find is truncated and may be the marketing department's version of the real list.

    There are to two yet unmentioned fruits in...
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    How do we know what our nose smells

    I came across this presentation by Dr Richard Axel How do we know what our nose smells? at the Jackson Laboratory. It was part of a Symposium on Biomedical Science and Medicine in the Next 50 Years....
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    water lily and lotus are listed notes
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    Re: S o t D Monday 17 August

    Best wishes to Small and Wordbird.

    I am wearing "C" from the 3x3 sniff

    Yesterdays "B" was SIP's Magazine Street.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Again the pyramid I have is truncated but they admit to:

    Citrus
    A fruit and a berry but not ones mentioned yet.
    Sandalwood
    They also list flowers that might be the aquatic note you are...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Asha has guessed B as well :bounce:


    B is Magazine Street by Strange Invisible Perfumes

    From the SIP website:
    Opulent magnolia holds court under exotic arches of vanilla and patchouli,...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    an_oud_girl has also guessed B. :bounce:

    We'll move on to C soon. so if you have guesses for B this is the time to pass them along.

    one additional note to help narrow things down: magnolia
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    musk is among the listed notes. sorry I didn't confirm that earlier. I was trying to hit the ones there was the most consensus on.

    ...and Haunani did it again :bounce::bounce:
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    and don't forget

    location, location, location :D
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    No myrrh, frankincense or opopanax or anything else I would recognize as incense in the pyramid.

    But it is an wonderfully complex scent with very few listed notes / components. ;)

    I can also...
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    Re: S O T D, Sunday, August 16

    Sample "B" from the 3x3 sniff.

    A - which Quarry and I wore yesterday, was Calypso Mimosa by Christiane Celle (see the thread for more of the adventure ;))
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    None listed in any pyramid I've found.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    A few more clues

    Notes I will confirm at this point:
    Vanilla
    Vetiver
    Patchouli

    There are a few others listed, but not nearly as many as you are finding. :D (that in itself may be a clue :p)
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Since there is agreement on it, I will confirm niche and edp.

    I'll hold off on commenting on notes for a bit. ;)
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    I hadn't heard of it either. It was a blind buy based on the description. I like it! This was her first fragrance she has others some of which I may have to buy or at least sample.

    Nothing like...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    A is CALYPSO MIMOSA - Calypso St Barth - Christiane Celle

    The exotic destination as described on her website: “soft fragrance that reminds the perfumed breeze of the French Riviera when the hills...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Absolutely.

    It isn't a Tommy Bahama scent but...

    ... along those lines...

    ... there might be another house... ;)
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 August-09

    Wearing "A" from the 3x3 as well. I couldn't send things I wasn't willing to wear now could I? ;)

    This was a blind buy but one that worked out very well.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Sorry to be off line for a while. Fortunately Quarry has everything well in hand.

    Haunani's most recent PM has the correct scent!!! :bounce:

    But perhaps we'll let Asha and jillsy and everyone...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    What a wonderful team of sniffers!

    I may have missed some things mentioned (it is early and I am on my first cup of tea) but here are at least some comments and clues to help you along.

    On...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    oh my, so many comments in so little time. I'll hold off a while longer till jillsy can play too. But at least some of your impressions are on target. :D
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Gather round everyone. The fun is about to get underway.

    First up is A.

    Asha, Jillsy and Haunani, Please post your impressions: color, notes, anything you can think of :p

    Details will help...
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    Re: S o t D Thursday 13 August

    After reading your post I googled and found this mandragore pourpre by annick goutal
    I'm intrigued. perhaps it might be a bit closer to a mystical madrake.
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    Re: S o t D Thursday 13 August

    Happy Birthday ComDiva

    I'm in Tea for Two this morning.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Well Haunani's package has gotten as far as a sorting facility so hopefully soon.

    Jillsy's had some extra help from UPS to get there quickly so it wasn't exactly a fair contest. :D
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    Re: SoTD: Tuesday August 11

    Nanadebary Bronze. Hope your Tuesday is wonderful.
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    Re: SotD Monday 10 August

    Vanille Galante for this morning.
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    3x3 Blind Sniff - Summer Fun - August

    Welcome to the 2009 3x3 Blind Sniff
    Round 5 August - Summer Fun

    After a vacation in July the 3x3 Blind Sniff is back.

    The theme is Summer Fun. A scent might evoke a wonderful vacation...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 9 August

    Iris Pallida today. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 4 August

    Serge Lutens Un Bois Sepia

    hope you have a good day
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 August

    L'Ombre Fauve today
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    Re: SotD Sunday 2 August

    Poivre Samarcande again this morning this seems to have become on of my go to summer scents

    Have a great day everyone.
  76. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Started out this morning with Coty's Aspen for Women The only notes I've been able to find anywhere for this are "marine and aquatic" That is pretty much what I got with perhaps a light floral in...
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    Re: SotD Friday 3 July

    good morning everyone

    Vanille Galante today
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 June

    Poivre Samarcande
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    Re: SotD Friday 26 June

    Nana DeBary Bronze today.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 June

    Poivre Samarcande

    Have a great Thursday.
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    strictly luck and google ::o

    I thought i detected a hint that the orange and clove were really part of natural cinnamon. so I googled cinnamon and vanilla and looked for 'natural' stuff with only...
  82. Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Notes: cinnamon natural - possibly including clove and orange, vanilla, something smoky, rubbery or tarry maybe? gourmand but not really edible.

    Throwing out some questions.

    What about the...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 11 April

    Histoires de Parfums Vert Pivoine
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    Re: SotD 10 April - Good Friday

    sampling Tom Ford this morning thanks to jrd4t

    Italian Cypress on the right and Noir de Noir on the left. Very different but I'm liking both of them.
  85. Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Is the fruit cashew? the only time I ever saw or ate the fruit was in Brazil. Good juice too! But I haven't seen it elsewhere. Only the nuts.
  86. Re: Profumo: Team Two - More Sampling Impressions

    Aalacho again

    Totally different today. Much less cinnamon or whatever it is

    Vetiver? probably There is something else ‘green’ in here too maybe a few of them. I don’t have the words for what I...
  87. Re: Profumo: Team Two - More Sampling Impressions

    Samples arrived Saturday. I have been struggling with Aalacho My first impressions on paper and skin were extremely different. skin = CINNAMON with a bit of animal underneath,That is probably not...
  88. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 4, 2009 ★★★ Florals

    Started out yesterday in Guerlain's Muguet. Soft wonderful I am not in the mood for this often but when I am it is heavenly.

    This morning L'Artisan's Iris Pallida wonderfully soft Iris. just...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 4 April

    Artisan's Iris Pallida
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    Re: SotD Friday 3 April

    getting a headstart with florals for SnS tomorrow with Guerlain's Muguet.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 01 April 09

    Guerlain's Nahema
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    Re: SotD Monday 30 March

    SIP Black Rosette today.

    Have a wonderful Monday!
  93. Re: Profumo: Team Two's sampling impressions

    Catching up for the last two days I did full wearings of Persona and Mona Lisa

    Persona was very nice. Vetiver with a touch of sweetness that I think is the combination of the frankincense and...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 19 March

    Armani Prive's Amber Soie thanks to jrd4t
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 18 March

    Full wearing of La Via del Profumo's Mona Lisa
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 March

    La Via del Profumo's Persona today

    have a great day everyone
  97. Re: Profumo: Team Two's sampling impressions

    I don't get much mandarine from Mona Lisa but something didn't work for me it wasn't really off just enough to not be a good fit for me. It is something of a puzzle though so I'll try it again.
    ...
  98. Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 1 "Cuckoo for Coco"

    Jumping in with a question.

    Orris, green, fig?, citrus/grapefruit? Hmm is it Aqua Allegoria Figue-Iris or if not if you've smelled that how is it different?
  99. Re: Profumo: Team Two's sampling impressions

    Day Two
    Full wearing of African Queen Pink Panther with AQPP on one wrist and Karo Karounde on the other. Also have scent strips in wine glasses going for these two. I am fascinated by the Karo as...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 15 March

    La Via del Profumo's African Queen Pink Panther today

    Happy Birthday Lady_in_Black!

    Congrats to J Chaya.
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