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I hope the others received the samples too. I find Ostara more enjoyable than I thought I would. Thank you so much, 30Roses.
The daffodils in my garden have absolutely no smell and unfortunately I...
30Roses, mine did arrive. On Thursday. in fact, I am wearing it right now.
Mine arrived today. Thank you 30Roses for the patience.And of course generosity!
Today I am testing Lothair. Lothair is not a perfume I would have been interested in, or ever think of buying for myself. Which is why sniffs like this are so great. It turned out to be my favorite...
Thank you again 30Roses and everyone who participates and shared their thoughtful reviews.
Over the weekend I had a very brief sniff of all three perfumes and today I just sprayed Empressa for a...
The samples are here Thank you juanderer and 30 Roses. I will test them tomorrow and pass them on to kalli soon.
Generally, to get compliments, the first criterion is that the perfume is strong enough for someone to smell it.
I am a little paranoid about getting compliments or comments on my perfume, when...
Many thanks, 30Roses. Levantium sounds wonderful.
30Roses, I would love to join one of the groups, please.
Thank you for your generosity and initiative.
Kilwia, you are awesome! Thank you! How did you find it?
Thanks Puma. But it is not the Kenzo. It is likely something vintage. maybe even something Avon, who knows?
I bought one of these bottles and it had a few drops of perfume.
It is so interesting and unusual, while also reminding me of other classic perfumes (Poison at times).
Does anyone recognize it by...
Oh, but you HAVE to get Opium. It is vintage parfum. And that Rive Gauche next to it.
And if you find Nu edp, please get them all for me! :D
It depends what you want to do with them, what your tastes are, the prices. Personally, I love Sublime and I would probably get that one. I don't think I would buy Gucci Must because I remember not...
That looks like a store from my dreams or something! :)
Definitely get that L'Arte di Gucci too. It is amazing and very hard to find.
Parfum d"empire Cuir Ottoman ?:)
Shades, could you please email me your address?
Would it be OK to offer a perfume-related book? If not acceptable, please delete the post.
It is called the Perfume lover: a personal story of scent, by Denyse Beaulieu. (going to shadesofbleu)...
Hi kalli! I don;t want to claim any and I am not spoiling the pleasure of the game for the rest of the readers!!!! :) Keep trying!
Fuuuuuun!!!! Can we have more of these games please? :)
(I totally know what both #1 and #2 are)
Would anyone in the US or Canada swap some LADDM (larger decant or partial bottle) for Zeta (1st batch if that matters)?
Organic is the equivalent of "bio", however it is a good question what it might mean when it refers to baking soda. I assumed it would mean naturally occurring (?!), as opposed to lab made, although...
What some posters were saying was that the ingredient in this type of deodorant is alum- the same ingredient that makes many try to avoid the regular commercial deodorants.
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The Keora bottle that Zilpha kindly shared has arrived to me. Thank you very much, Zilpha. I am testing it right now. It is strikingly reminiscent of vintage Shalimar. It smells a lot like the parfum...
I used Arm & Hammer Essentials, and recommended it to others, for years. A while ago I realized that its recipe replaces aluminum with Triclosan- an antibiotic. In my opinion not the best trade off. ...
Zilpha, may I please try Keora? I promise to pass it onto someone else if it is not to my taste.
Esencia Loewe. Limited edition. 40ml. Sprayed a couple of times, full.
$60-free shipping in the US
Gala Loewe. Limited edition. 40ml. Sprayed a couple of times, full.
$60-free shipping in the...
Whoah! You accessorize your perfumes?
I agree with the availability! It is THE most important criterion for me.
I have one called Vanille Amande from Comptoir Sud Pacific. Very sweet!
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!
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.
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!
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...
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...
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.
According to these guys it is definitely Jasmine and Rose...Opium and Poison
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.
So happy to see this thread revived. Strangely enough, today I am using a hand cream from Royal Apothic. For the first time! Must be a sign, no?
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...
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.
I too wanted to say Hot Couture.
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...
Are you sure it did not say dummy?
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...
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...
please PM me the address. :)
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?
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...
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.
Yes, the "study" shows that grapefruit oil impairs one's ability to accurately guess age.
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. :)
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.
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...
:) 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.
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...
It is Mauboussin. You will find that it is not that unknown. I love it too.
Have you tried Hypnotic Poison? What about Cinema? Kenzo Amour?
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...
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....
I can help with that.
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...
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...
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.
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...
Hello ladies. I JUST got back. I had to drive in the rain!:(
I will make some dinner quickly and get back to guessing.
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.
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...
Is it French?
Yes, not Estee Lauder...
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!:)))
J can you confirm aldehydes moss/oakmoss? We seem to agree on that.
Hmm, not so sure anymore about the honey.
How about vetiver?
How about the aldehydes? There or not? :)
Moss/oakmoss? Honey? Ambergris (sometimes listed as amber)?
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
It will be easy, if they remember one thing: this is one surprising perfume! :)
jujy, it was easy, once I ignored my own ideas. ;)
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...
I actually thought TWolf guessed it a long time ago!:)
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Was it ever confirmed that B is marketed towards women?
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...
I am truly surprised that this perfume is older than 1989!:)
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...
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...
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...
Hello, ladies. Are you awake?
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!
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. :)
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.
My first guess was wrong. Warum, let's see if we can agree on one more note. Sandalwood? Musk?
What a cute little story!:)
I agree with Warum on the iris.
I will add lemon (?), bergamote, musk and an yet unidentified wood. :)
Now that Twolf is here, she is gonna whip us into shape in no time! :p
I think I would add jasmine. Maybe it is an edt after all. It disappeared almost completely by now.
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...