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    Re: New Fragrance: Atelier Cologne Ambre Nue

    I like the company, the people in charge and their staff at the soho shop so much. They are lovely. Trefle Pur is one of my go to scents. I carry it around with me.

    I first sniffed this scent at a...
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    The samples have been posted.
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    Yesterday I wore Cathedral in Flames to work. I enjoyed it. It doesn't do wide varied gyrations of phases, but there is some difference between beginning and end. There is a brief citrus burst at the...
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    Re: Clive Christian "C"

    Awesome. I'll hunt them down.
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    Re: Clive Christian "C"

    I love C with a passion, but I can't afford it. Any ideas for less pricey alternatives?
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    I retried the Sikar and got more sweet. It felt like a stone fruit to me. And if you like peach or apricot notes, I think it's going to fair better with you.

    I love the Cathedral in Flames. I'm...
  7. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    I have received the package, which, by the way, smells gorgeous. It smells I think of the Souk. Quick impressions, better thoughts to come:
    The Souk is very pretty. (Well, pretty is such a feminine...
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    Re: Advice from France?

    About $120 American. Unless I can win lotto before he goes!

    I think he may be a budding fragranista too. So, I don't feel bad about sending him off to sniff.

    Thanks guys for the help! And...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2011

    I cannot handle hosting again this year. However, if you're stuck for sniffers, I would so love to do it again. Not at the cost of denying someone who hasn't had a chance the opportunity though.
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    Re: Blind Sniff before purchase

    Please be advised (I always start off with that phrase! Sheesh) I haven't abandoned this idea. I'm just feeling overwhelmed and overworked. Also, I'm trying to get a clearer vision before moving...
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    Advice from France?

    My brother is going to France and I am forcing him to bring home perfume. I'm looking for things I cannot get in the states. Yes, yes, I know, Serge Lutens, non-export belljars, except I can't afford...
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    Re: Blind Sniff before purchase

    Hey! Oddly topical!
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    Re: Blind Sniff before purchase

    I think shipping the vials to the coordinator to be shipped would only add an extra step and place a financial burden on the coordinator that seems unfair. I think the recipient should simply refrain...
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    Re: Blind Sniff before purchase

    It's strange but true. I am not passionate about flowers. I find that so puzzling! I never thought of that before. And thank you!

    Warum, lots of good thoughts. I had a bad day at work and my brain...
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    I know just what you mean!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 25 May -11

    34 boulevard st germain, which I'm falling in love with unexpectedly.
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    Re: Blind Sniff before purchase

    Only if you don't label them :)


    Actually I would love that. I tried the Caron this spring and I loved it. That said it was at the end of a day of sniffing and the sales clerk was very very good!...
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    Glad your mom is feeling better!
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    Re: Blind Sniff before purchase

    It would be nice if this could be inexpensive. I also like the community aspect of sending and sharing and trading fragrances.
    The up side of doing it by purchase is that all the work is done and...
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    Re: Blind Sniff before purchase

    I don't know that this needs to be formatted in such a way that it is time sensitive. Sometimes life eats your days, but you still don't want to spend a lot of money for perfume you get home and find...
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    Blind Sniff before purchase

    During the recent blind sniff the subject of impressions that come from marketing coloring how a juice smells came up. (Tangentially, the blind sniff was amazing fun and if you haven't done it you...
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    Sorry if this was covered earlier, I am concerned about the tracking of overseas packages, last time they wouldn't let me track. The customs slip will give me proof of having mailed but I don't think...
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    I'd love to! Is there still room?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Our hosts were awesome.

    Twolf, you amaze me. You do better without the benefit of the juice than I can do with! Very insightful.

    H, I want to team up with you again!

    Warum, should I PM or...
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    And with you!
    You guys all need to come to NY and do lunch.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I guess I have to go wrestle the day.

    Warum, let's do it!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Huge hugs to all of you. You all made a difficult weekend go very quickly for me. Great fun. Great choices and clues.

    H - you are lovely.

    I still have juice in all the vials. Want to switch...
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Definitely!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    My favorite surprise was the Bellagio.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    For me the turning point was the anise, coupled with the blue bottle :)
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    It's not that this is some terrible thing that is a crime against perfumery, that is a problem for me. It's that on first sniff I thought, hmm, something like love's baby soft.
    Love's baby soft...
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Please note my ability to guess this has much less to do with my ability to sniff than my ability to google :)
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I don't get amber. But I suppose it is possible.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I am getting another sweet floral. I wouldn't rule out sweet pea. I also wouldn't rule out a synthetic gardenia, freesia, or maybe I don't know hyacinth.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    H, are you getting anything that's like cocoa?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    kumquat? Tangerine? manderin?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I believe the citrus is there. I'm just not getting it at all.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I plant heliotrope some summers. Also, Ava Luxe does a very literal take. If you imagine fragrance as a chart heliotrope is near vanilla almond and anise.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I think it's the violets.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Sometimes I need a little dragging :)
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Coty.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I'm going to defer to H on the heliotrope!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    But to do that I'd have think analytically and rationally rather than in broad impressions :)
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Oh and sandalwood.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Are there any baking spices in this? Not cinnamon but maybe nutmeg?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    This smells a bit like the soaps you put out for guests.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    No pronounced fruitiness.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    No, like it's a mild sort smell, with no edges. Like milk or crackers or boiled potato or the color beige, or paper.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Or to lavender!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Based on the notes it could be Balmya, I guess.

    I think this one is or was marketed to teens.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    One second. I have to google balmya. :)

    It smells a lot like johnson and johnson baby powder. I think H may be correct about the violet.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    How about cinnamon?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I think it's not heliotrope, but I am not adamant. However, it does have that sweet, flat powdery vibe. I think flat is not a very good descriptor for fragrance. It doesn't really mean anything....
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    So far just on me. It's very sweet and very powdery. Am I allowed to admit I'm not a fan, without insulting anyone?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Lavender rose musk vanilla? Am I close?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Ok, I'm ready to guess! :)
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I am running about ten minutes late. Back in a few.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Perfect.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    AM or PM?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Haven't sprayed yet. No cigarettes for me. For me the opening was all bubblegum. (Not literally)
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I'm good when everyone else is.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Gourd?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    It does get better with time. But still.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Scent vertigo is a great phrase. I'm sticking around :)
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    It was an excellent selection by the way. If I'm cranky it's not with our lovely hosts, but with the perfumer!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Ok, then I know what it is. And I'm disappointed. Can I speak freely?
    I'm disappointed because not knowing what it is it smells like a mass market celebuscent. And when I realize it costs over a...
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Oh.
    Pumpkin?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    what about rice?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Yes, there is a definite cooking spice here. I don't know what.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Yes, but I can't pin that down unless it's cumin. Or a seed of some sort.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Yes! I'd buy cherry!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Apples are definitely possible.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    This is not niche, but it might in fact be aquatic. I thought it might be byblos, but byblos has many notes we've ruled out.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Dole fruit salad has peaches pears grapes and fruit salad. Maybe it's grapes!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I don't smell peach, but they always put it in fruit salad.
    Oh! Fresh fruit salad?


    Melon?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Peach?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Congratulations Warum! Awesome!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    And no pineapple too?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    And I am glad that you checked!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I wouldn't rule out sandalwood at all!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Ok, is it pineapple?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    By the way that leather impression is gone, and I'm pretty sure that it wasn't leather, but rather the heliotrope doing the lipstick suede thing you see in traverse
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Is there almond? (If it's not vanilla or tonka then something else is doing that marzipan thing, unless we can blame the heliotrope for all of it.)
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Mass market. Celebuscent.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Raspberry?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Could it be plum?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    No tonka?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Strawberry! That could definitely be strawberry!
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Both and I find them similar.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Yes, I do agree.

    By the way, this is not masculine. This is not unisex. This is a girl fragrance.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Coconut I don't get, but maybe cream.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Ok, maybe it's Tonka.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Have you smelled Loukhoum Rahat? There's something there that's here. Again, I think heliotrope.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Fruit salad? Ambrosia? :)
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    It is very recent.

    There is a flat smell, that is in some way gourmand too. Do you know what I mean?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Have I skipped on ahead without all of you?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Fruit, possibly pineapple. Leather. Heliotrope, maybe. Vanilla. Musk. New. Maybe berries.
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Honeysuckle?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Ok, look, cap is off. Cotton ball ready. Are we go?
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    Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Ok
    Now is good.
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