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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Hi, all

    Been away for a while. I bought the initial vials and when they leaked, I replaced them with the most expensive I could find. Here's the problem, which I discovered in the process of...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Thanks! They have names that all end with "dahlink." They love Slumberhouse, too, and prefer Pear + Olive since they eat pears.
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    Re: What would/did you wear for your wedding?

    Him: Bois d'Ascese. Me: L'Heure Bleue. First wedding to him: white suit, maybe Mondi, bought in Munich during a lunch break and he wore Brooks Brothers. Second wedding to him at nearby JP: ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    I keep all my Slumberhouse bottles on my desk in their velvet pouches, Zahd the star in its gorgeous maroon. When I'm writing they remind me excellence is possible.

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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Yes, you missed it I guess. Shall we ask OctaVarium to send on to you if there's anything left when he's done? By the way you're next on the Slumberhouse Pass. I already have your address and...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Great, kwser, thanks!
  7. Re: Question...Why do some houses not make certain scents available to sample?

    I wanted samples of several Roja Doves. Some were available on surrenderforchance, not three others. I emailed the company and they offered me samples at £20 a pop! I gritted my teeth and paid. I...
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    Re: A Slumberhouse Sample Pass

    This is a real mystery then. The facts are these: I filled the vials to the brim, no space left at all, and badarun tells me he did the same for his, yet there is a clear 2 ml or more missing from...
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    Re: A Slumberhouse Sample Pass

    Haven't mailed the pass to him yet, Ipp. My mind keeps making appointments my temporarily under the weather body won't keep. Perhaps today.
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    Re: What did you used to wear back in the day?

    Mētāl by Paco Rabanne, Gianfranco Ferré, Chanel No 19, Joop.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    A Slumberhouse troll on BN? :shocked: Nah, no way. Josh has so many fans here, why would he need a troll? [Okay, wait. Define troll. ]




    Gotta respectfully totally disagree. When I...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Thought you'd like to see a pic of the Sonoma Scent Studio sample pass that's circulating. Boxing it up was fun.

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    foxbins, I fell in love with Panthère de Cartier, too, and bought 50ml of the EDT. Have yet to decide about backups, so thanks for raising this. By hauling in samples and sniffing more or less...
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    Re: A Slumberhouse Sample Pass

    Dear badarun and JiveHippo

    I tried to PM you, but it didn't work.

    Geez, guys! ALL of the 5 ml samples I sent seem to have lost a full 2 ml or more up there in Canada, leaving less than half ...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Thanks for catching it. I did sample Gucci by Gucci. Will put Gucci Pour Homme in my next sample requests. Glad you liked Yasmin and company.
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    In a long courtyard back at the palace, the sultan's household gathers to witness Yasmin's selection of her favorite incense perfume. She sits with Walad at one end of a long pool, the palace's...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    oops, mispost
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    Re: A Slumberhouse Sample Pass

    Hi, Folks. Been under the weather for a few days, but I'm back at it. Regarding the sample pass, a few of the bottles are somewhat low. We’re not going to get three sprays per person, so try for a...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Cool! Look forward to your comments.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Agree completely. Norne IS the forest primeval.



    Apology accepted and not to worry. Slumberhouse will prevail! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

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    Gee, deadidol, please don't worry. Josh found out about the sample pass and truly appreciates it. All is well.
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Thanks Darvant.

    The camp is almost packed. Now Yasmin must make a final decision about which incense perfumes she's taking home with her, all of them excellent. In a first pass she resniffs...
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    Re: A Slumberhouse Sample Pass

    sjg3839 was next on the list, but he's had to drop out because he's on a work assignment. So next to get the pass is juanderer. I have his address and will PM it to you. The original envelope had...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    The Valide Sultan glares at Yasmin. “And you, ungrateful one. You were a prisoner and he freed you, put you on a throne. How dare you refuse your husband, your sultan, and my son? What is the reason...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Wonderful writeup, remik! Thanks for the good words. Had to laugh at the above. Tabac Aurea is a great scent! Glad you liked SSS overall as much as I do.
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman. I’d better get some sniffing in before things get dire. The top note is an enchanting leather accompanied by incense that my nose thinks is synthetic though it may not...
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    Re: A Slumberhouse Sample Pass

    Thanks, JiveHippo, for contributing to the sample pass and for your impressions. I retrieved the package from the post office today. Don't see the Zahd-scented letter originally included. Do you...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Thank you, markc. It's been real fun. Hope to wrap up this weekend and get back to my previously started "Learning Chypre" thread.

    p.s. Yasmin's story starts here.
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Perfect illustration of NK, rynegne.

    http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/World-After-the-Apocalypse-09.jpg[/QUOTE]



    Thanks alfarom.
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    As the lower status first wife, Yasmin serves wine to Walad and Diba in preparation for their night of love. Then she runs out of the tent to cry in private. The Imam Rahib, a kind man, follows and...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Resniffed Gucci pour Homme just now and got strong cedar with an incense undertone and, yes, a bit of lemon. The incense here isn't as strong compared to the other perfumes I'm sniffing. It's a...
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    The riders return, then at the Imam's call they perform wudu (ablution before prayer) then salat (prescribed prayer) -- rituals which lift Walad's heart, but not Yasmin’s because her people...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    LOL! Thank you so much, ExtremeK. That explains it. I trust my hypersensitive nose and am busily trying to educate it. You just added a whole chapter to its knowledge.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Yes, I got the idea from watching a famous designer do it in a video. I keep them far apart but it works for me, too.

    p.s. Oh, maybe you missed that this wasn't an initial test, but one in which I...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I'm pretty sure Narcisso Rodriquez for her should be labelled a weapon. Against it, do men have a defense? I asked hubby to sniff much of my collection the other day and when he came to that one his...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I sprayed: Rose Musc, Jour Ensoleille, Champagne de Bois, Nostalgie, Lieu des Rieve and Velvet Rose on the back of my hands and on my arms and sniffed through the drydown and beyond. To my own...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Great. That's the idea.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Very interesting difference re Sahara Noir's performance. Thanks. I honestly can't smell it at all anymore, while IP is still agreeably there. Will put it on hubby to see if it vanishes or projects...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Very interesting, I hadn't thought of it as a gourmand, but a red wine note might be there. Will re-sniff. About to spray several SSSs at different points along my arms and hands, in hope of...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I'm about to write about these two over in my divine incense thread. Sarah Noir has virtually no top note that I detect, then it blooms into an inviting but fleeting woody/flowery/incense scent on...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    You can go at the end, peppermoon. Right now there's just the two of you, so PM your address to noideawhatimsaying. I sent the 2nd group of samples to him yesterday.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Thanks for the link. I so agree with your statement that IP is a "mash-up between the infamous Norma Kamali Incense and Jovoy La Liturgie Des Heures." Liturgie is the beauty that inspired my "divine...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Remik, I can steer you to the bottle I almost bought. Decided I'm not ready to shell out over $1000 for a scent I adore, but won't really wear. If I were a wearer, and not just an admirer, of...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Totally agree.



    Let us know the results when you wear them, Linsul. Off to post office (a day late because of the cold, but today it's 73!!) wearing Lieu de Reves.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I also love labdanum, if you mean the cistus labdanum that's in chypres? Re-smelling the essential oil in my kit. Yes, it's that note in NK I interpreted as tobacco and brandy! A really fabulous...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    PM your address.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I almost bought NK and may still. It has more tobacco, more brandy, more forest to my nose. It's a dryer beauty. Incense Pure is more lush, just like your description. I think they both settle...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    There's no room on the sample pass since we're squeezing 5 on a 1 ml vial. However, I do have an extra vial of:

    Forest Walk
    Velvet Rose
    Winter Woods

    If you and someone else would like to...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Start of Sample Pass

    In three plastic pouches, boxed and ready to ship are 1 ml vials of the following:

    Sonoma Boutique: Fig tree, Forest Walk, Incense Pure, Nostalgie, Rose Musc, Tabac Aurea,...
  50. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Two Upbeat Videos

    Terrific! Let me set a group up and send invitations.
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    Re: What is the best way to 'train' your nose?

    Thanks. Yes, I use Fragrantica a lot, because the notes aren't always listed at BN. I'm collecting raw materials and have noticed a slow increase in the notes I can recognize almost every time now....
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    Limited edition Chanel 19, Erink? I'm not going to buy it ... I'm not, I'm not! ... Okay, I did! :rolleyesold:
    Xscent, the BaV completes the trifecta for me! :bath:

    Back to meditative weekend...
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    Re: What is the best way to 'train' your nose?

    Interesting, cacio. I've often felt sure I detected a note that wasn't listed among the ingredients. Also vice versa -- not detected what was listed. What's the reason for fantasy in the official...
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    Re: Samples and things

    Certainly will! Would you like to sample either of these -- LUSH, RANI J?
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    Re: Samples and things

    Very cool of you. The only one I have is Blackbird so consider my hand up. No guilt, tho. Do what works for you.
  56. Re: Why do some guys buy the same perfume for different women?

    p.s. That said, I should add: always follow your instincts. If they tell you something big is wrong, pay attention.
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    Re: Wedding Day Scents

    Thanks, remik. Fingers crossed I find one. When I do, I'll let you know.



    One gesture and three people were made happy! What a nice story.



    Thanks, danieq. Still must reduce our two...
  58. Re: Why do some guys buy the same perfume for different women?

    Sounds like he doesn't even know why he's doing this. I'm thinking why wrack your brain? It's up to him to figure himself out. It's up to you to know and be true to yourself. I know it's...
  59. Re: Why do some guys buy the same perfume for different women?

    I think we often tend to judge other people's situations (and our own) far too harshly. They don't make perfect people. Not since a couple thousand years ago, at any rate. Can't find a single one...
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    I went to their site some weeks ago to get a sample of Ecstacy for my incense sniff thread and ended up ordering samples of all (I thought). When they came, I gave each vial a quick sniff and was...
  61. Re: Why do some guys buy the same perfume for different women?

    Will try to find words to share a lesson I learned. You have no choice but to be yourself. Don't argue about it, just be you. Decide if you love this guy. If you do, focus on his good points and...
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    Re: Wedding Day Scents

    Hubby and I share a new passion for BdA. A flacon? You're a doll. Don't go to any trouble. I'd say don't send anything, except I've long learned that giving blesses the giver (must be the reap...
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    Re: Are We Being Too Easy..

    LOL! Funny post. I'm a writer and I work with writers and my experience is that someone who cares this much about their words is probably going to be a pretty darned good writer. In this case,...
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    Re: Are We Being Too Easy..

    I hope to be able to post reviews like that some day. I'm getting better, but I don't trust my nose enough yet. Totally curious. Gotta ask. By promoters do you mean paid promoters? Is there such...
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    Re: Are We Being Too Easy..

    Oh. Thanks.
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Escada pour homme

    Hi, out of curiosity I tried using Michael Edward's Fragrance Finder to answer your question. It came up with:

    Before Midnight by John Galliano
    Boss Orange Man: Feel Good Summer 2013
    Black Oudh...
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    Re: Wedding Day Scents

    Thanks, turquoisewater! Perfumistas who marry alike, huh?



    Hubby and I so appreciated this beautiful song! Is that you singing?
  68. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Thanks, Ipp. Is anyone interested in forming a wine group?
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    Re: Are We Being Too Easy..

    Ipp, I should have put a smiley behind that response, because there's no question BN members value the expertise of those who have your knowledge. It's a big part of why we're here. OTOH, I get the...
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    Re: Are We Being Too Easy..

    This is how the entire world buys perfumes.
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    Re: Are We Being Too Easy..

    I think I'm much more eager to review a scent I find very good and reluctant to review the ones I find bad -- unless insultingly bad. Then I may feel duty-bound to post a warning. Yet someone else...
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    Sticky: Re: There Seems to be a Common Thread

    Good idea on the Alternative Hobbies. We probably only need one for wine. Well, I checked my cupboard and found this darling:


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    And if you like Chateauneuf du Pape and you ever see this...
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    Re: Samples and things

    Great! I've only tried their Blackbird, which is awesome, IMO! Let us know your reaction to Bohemian Black and any others your have!
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    Sticky: Re: There Seems to be a Common Thread

    I'm not much of a scotch or beer drinker, but I join you on Wine and Fragrance. I've had wines I'll remember the rest of my life, like an unbelievable Trocken Baeren Auslese in Baden Baden one year....
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Just wondering if this thread cn be made a sticky, like the guy's giveaway thread, so it's always easy for us to find.
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    Re: New line launched: Tiziana Terenzi

    Thanks so much for this thread! I have samples of three or four of these fragrances, did a quick sniff and was so impressed, but I've yet to get back and do them justice.

    Will return.
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    Re: A Slumberhouse Sample Pass

    I'm wearing Sova now from a sample. Castoreum does rise in the drydown, but it's faint or I would have had to wash it off by now. Found I'm very sensitive to it. If you're wearing the original,...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Sounds like you're onto something because Sienna Musk, Wood Violet and Cocoa Sandalwood are among those I like less. Like you, I do love Rose Volupte and Voile de Violette (also Champagne de Bois,...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I don't wear more than a dab or two of these, they're so substantial. But, everyone keep deadidol's comment in mind. This is just to give you an impression of these scents.

    Remik, would you PM...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Not sayin' nuthin'. Simply passing through, enjoying the wallpaper. Whistling. Pretend I'm not even here. Yes, my fingers are crossed behind my back, but just ignore that. What a nice day today...
  81. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    That's no fun. I have an idea. If I have something to offer again, I'll PM those who didn't reply in time to this one.
  82. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    Here's the outcome. Thanks for the replies.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Very welcome. You're on the list, kswer. Hmm, since it's 1 ml, maybe we should stop at four.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    One more for the sample pass?

    And thanks, rouj, for the offer.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I hear ya. Niche perfumes cost more because they tend to have better (sometimes unique) ingredients, but these houses can't produce the volume needed for a low price, especially when it's just one...
  86. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    Thanks, stuigi. This discussion made me remember you claimed my Ineke sample set last month, juanderer. It was a fun exchange, but I'd like to give someone else a crack at this.

    So, if you...
  87. Re: USPS Electronic Perfume Questionnaire - Have You Seen It Yet?

    Haven't seen it yet. When I told the clerk at my local post office that I was shipping perfume, it was as if sirens went off in preparation for a swatt team's arrival. The rule about not shipping...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Well, when you put it like that, I prefer Jeke over everything but Bal à Versailles, prefer Norne over anything similar. To me, SSS is an equally excellent line to Slumberhouse, just ... different. ...
  89. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    Blame me, guys. I don't know all the practices yet. Let me consult with a moderator and get back.
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    I think BdA and Jeke are masterpieces. I bought both practically on first sniff. They're at hand. Resniffing Gosh. Every time I smell Jeke I'm left almost speechless. Putting it on the right...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    Many thanks, Xscent! Must look up that poem. You're all smelling beautiful today. As for me, I've sprayed on several in testing mode. Going to wash them all off and retire in ... in ... my sample...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Oh, our posts crossed. I thought you said you wanted in? Haven't had time to fully explore your comment. I did sniff a couple and may have detected what comes across to you as sour. Need to...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    SSS Sample Pass Order

    Since rouj might be contributing, let's start the Sonoma Scent Studio Sample Pass with him, then continue in the order of volunteering.

    rouj
    remik
    kswer
    danieq...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Great, rouj. Why don't I start the pass with you and then you can top off any that are low? I have them all except Cameo and Ambre Incense, which I've asked for with my last order. What did you...
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    You've got it, zabuza!
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    So far, Bal à Versailles.
  97. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    LOL! He's ScentSir. You've got it, juanderer. PM your address.
  98. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    Joop! Nightflight EdT, 2.5 oz
    L'Anarchiste de Caron, EdT 3.4 oz

    hednic was kind enough to offer the perfume of my heart on the women's thread in a giveaway. It came today, Bal à Versaille PdT. ...
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    This isn't a buy but a gift offered by hednic in our "free to a good home" thread. Hard to think of greater joys -- married one day and receiving this untouched utter beauty of a perfume the next. ...
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    Re: Wedding Day Scents

    Heartfelt thanks to all for your good wishes. I'm still full of joy, not least because of the near-miraculous way the universe told we two doubting Thomases to remarry -- an intervention from heaven...
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