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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th August 2012

    (((BNers)))

    Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! I've been AWOL for a while -- just due to much work and travel. You are the best!

    I've been spending my birthday in hot, hot weather, but...
  2. Have just received my copy and can't wait to dive...

    Have just received my copy and can't wait to dive in! [Edit] And dive in I did! I had a chance to read the first few pages, and am hooked. If I didn't have to put the book down to meet various...
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    OH, yes! And why do I find that so appealing? LOL!
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Ooooooh. I didn't see it as a coffin. Now I see it.
    It reminded me of a bottle of Holy Water (you know, from a gift shop attached to a cathedral or from Lourdes)--with mitre for a cap. All of which...
  5. Great interview, Mimi!--and Lila. I like this new...

    Great interview, Mimi!--and Lila. I like this new BN feature very much.
  6. Would love to see her in person!

    Would love to see her in person!
  7. Re: Chanel No. 5 eau premiere / Malle iris poudre / Dior new look 1947?

    Hi, SL! My reaction to IP and EP are very much like Cello's I don't have much to add, except that I don't get a Scent of Peace connection when I wear IP--Scent of Peace wears very sweet and lemony...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Oh, you know this is going to be good!
  9. Re: Pick a number and get a Balenciaga

    Oops! Repeat number.Thanks for letting me know,Perfumed Lady.
    Fun!

    How about...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    One of my swap partners used to include 2 "mystery vials" in each swap. She would reveal what they were upon request. I can imagine sending A,B,C. vials with a little folded up answer key, too. And...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    One of my swap partners used to include 2 "mystery vials" in each swap. She would reveal what they were upon request. I can imagine sending A,B,C. vials with a little folded up answer key, too. And...
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    Re: What smells like Paper Whites?

    Paperwhites nearly knock me out with that jasmine-like animalic heft. I love them outdoors. But indoors, they are one of a handful of flowers (lily comes to mind) that dominate all other odors and...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I had a craving for Ineke Chemical Bonding.

    http://store.livinginstore.com/images/products/full/56384-Chemical-Bonding-eau-de-parfum-by-Ineke.jpg

    I think it works for men and women in the...
  14. Re: I am sending out a citric green chypre sampler: Sign up today

    That is one huge, generous, impressive sampler. You guys are terrific.
    To quote may favorite Jacques Cousteau tag line: "My men are amazed!"
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Beautifully said, Warum ^
    and Darkdreams ^^
    and Haunani^^^
    and meowmo^^^^

    Doesn't it feel like the day after a fabulous party? Missing all the other guests already? Reluctant to straighten up...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    OK. I"m going to fill up the coffee mug and go back to my less fragrant world!

    Hugs to all!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Nice!!!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Bravo all sniffers, and a special bravo to meowmo for being such a good sport, sniffing without teammates this morning!


    A great article here:...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Can't see what you posted in 1130
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    No. I've been right where you are now. It is so frustrating! And truly, people who have read books on Chanel No. 5 or who have read about this elsewhere have an edge.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    If you pari cinq with one of twolf's leads I think you should find it.

    Sorry this turned into more of a google fest than anything else! I know that gets stale!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    be kind to your hair!
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    No, it's cinq not dix! I'm surprised Chanel keeps bullying her way in. Usually she doesn't spell out the number...
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    Hmmmm. Cinq works for me. Dang google has been tracking my moves! Keep going with that...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    So we have a French perfume produced around the same time as Chanel No.5, with something in common, something to do with the number 5 as well....not Coty, discontinued....

    [This is just...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I know!!! It's awful when you just about have it nailed and can't quite get there. And when the team is not on line !

    Now that you know the country, it could help with searching, I think If you...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I want to add that Twolf embeds some good clues for detective work in her summary post 1096.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Not a chypre, though classification is iffy. Oakmoss was used in so many perfume bases then, that they all sort of sound like chypre on paper. I do smell oakmoss. This is more an oriental. According...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    duplicate, sorry
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    yes and yes!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Are these questions you'd like me to answer?
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Are those official questions above? (1106)
    here's what I haven't pieced together: how many questions did the team ask? How many left? I only see 2. Do we care? LOL
    your summary is correct!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    We posted those at the same time. On the same page, we are, meowmo!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Reading back--this is a very important point (from 1083):

    2. Does the answer lie in a connection that has something to do with dates, numbers, recipes, or fragrance names?
    YES.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I'm here!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    (((Twolf)))
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    OK--DarkDreams guessed it, too!!!!!


    You have more questions left, correct? A bunch more?
    I'll check first thing in the morning!

    Great job! Am just catching up!

    Aw--I'm so glad you are...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Hey, sniffers! Just back from my play (ther was a Q and A witht he cast after)--let's see:

    Haunani has it!
    Twolf has it!

    Let me check PMS. Hold on. I have a a whopping NINE!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    reference post and recap: 1051

    There will be a gap when Warum and I are both gone ( about 8:00p.m. to??? EST), so go ahead and huddle and one or both of us will jump in and reply to questions.
    ...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Excellent, Warum! Slow? No!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    If I disappear in about 20 mn it is b/c I have to go out (have to is strong--it's to see a play!) and I may leave suddenly at the last possible moment.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I think you sniffers could ask a question or 2....
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Warum do the notes here sound right? I only found one note ID and one "accord", both from a good sniffer. A very good sniffer!)

    The list looks good to me. Good work, Haunani!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    just confirming, no dupes, reformulations, flankers, in the bonus

    Ok--talk amongst yourselves!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Reply to MM 1028:team huddle is a great idea--easier than PMs. Just let us know when a question is official and we will dive in!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    We've paired D and D2 for a very, very good reason!
    warum--what if we turn this into 10 questions? yes/no. The team has 10 questions!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I love the idea that I have chutzpah! Sometimes I'm just to menschy!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Hee hee! I actually thought we wouldn't' spend much time one No.5. I thought everyone but me knew it inside out.

    It is a bonus round, too. It was an accident that it turned into such an intensely...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    So how about the age of D? In relation to D2? [I mean age of origination--not exactly age of the bottles we have]
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I know what you mean about No5, MM!

    As for D--the smell doesn't really matter for ID-ing.It is more about how/why D and D2 pair up.
    (Really interesting about the longevity of the 2, MM. I...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    No 5 is from 1921.What do you think about the date of D?
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    But getting back to No 5 (which was EDP): I started to realize that its character was coming through. First, the blending: no screechy jasmine or screaming civet. Compare BAV for subtlety!

    Then...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    So what is interesting about D and D2 is why they are soul sisters.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Yes, yes, yes!!!!! You've got it!
    Isn't' it amazing that No. 5 was the very toughest of all to guess? I mean more difficult that Brécourt Eau trouble? WoW!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    D is much easier to talk about if we can talk about D2. I PMed MM to see if she'd like to take a stab at D2 now that there's more info out there, and she's had some time to live with it.

    EDIT: But...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I love your retrospective, Warum! Mem---rieeeeees (singin it!)
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Meowmo is super, super close, too!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    It is quite a read, Warum! We burned up the keyboards, and I'm pretty sure we have ll lost out jobs, too , by now! LOL!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I keep popping in in between working. The Ds are an interesting pair, not so much for the notes....
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I"m taking break, too. I sometimes forget to log off , though.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Great job, sniffers! You realize you have all IDed 6-7 frags already. I'm taking a break. Here's the recap.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    And Darkdreams get D2!!!!!!!!! More dancing!
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    I think you should guess D2, DD!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Note to self: sniff those carrots in the fridge and imagine them in perfume
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    D2--I think that's what I was reading
    [I'd be shocked if anyone gets D first]

    But your instincts about D were great, too!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    DD, if there is one piece of advice I can give you--your instincts are always correct!!!!! Go with them!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    So those sniffing:

    1) the fact that it was difficult says something about the perfume, not you. You got tons of the notes! Fast!
    2) There has been a "Purloined Letter" quality to the sniffs. You...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I'll keep checking in.

    I think that the fact that this is so hard to pin down speaks volumes for the perfume
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Jasmine is a key ingredient!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Let's all do quick happy dance for HAUNANI!!!!!!!!!!! She got D2!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Haunani, you are warm, warm, warm! (I'm thinking of post 948)
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I think you will all be surprised....Your guesses are good , BTW. You are catching a mood. Ysatis was guessed, too.

    Maybe we could get back to character, market, time period? I'm not positive the...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Yes, ylang-ylang--sorry I posted a reply to this earleir and it got eaten up somehow.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    In case you missed this. Don't want you thrown off!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Reposting with some updates
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Maybe it would be good to follow this line of discussion--the character of the perfume. You detected musk and civet, but it is no BAV is it?
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    No peony.
    And you are correct, that this is not particularly spicy--no cinnamon.

    Again--you detected what I would call the signature otes.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Yes to ylang-ylang, and I think you may have been onto some other floral notes much earlier.
    Did I say no peach? No peach.
    No carnation
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Would you all like me to confirm one way or another on this?
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    Yes, amber accord (which is why I hesitated on benzoin).
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I would say you have some of the signature notes in D2 already.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    No cum,in.Not seeing ambergris listed--but could be there for sure.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Vanilla got lost in the chat. Confirming vanilla in D2. There is likely benzoin, too, though not listed per se.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Why cheap, DD? No, not according to the theme. The 4 main frags were of different markets or categories, but he @s are a free for all! It would have been too complicated to to line that up to match.
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Yep, one of the above !
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    confirming musk in D2
    Twolf, your price questions are for the sniffers? or for me?
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    So what gives a perfume skank? Go for it, meoemo!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Well, not according to the databases I'm using --you never know, of course, unless you can read the ingredients label and know what it all means. But even if you know the chemicals, the proportions...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Don't give yet, meowmo! You have some good leads--just don't drop them!

    All three of you have opened important doors. Just let me know what to confirm.
    Pick up on the skank and suede business,,...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    No black current in D2

    [BTW--I have been recapping in post 867]
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    A reminder from the write-up omn page one, to help center it a bit:
    To add a twist (and to help you out) we are also sending “Soul Sisters” for each of these fragrances. They are labeled A-2, B-2,...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Forgot to add--no dupes in this game!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    I am noticing something similar. D is sort of flattening out and D2 is blossoming, deepening.
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    I'm not sure about the ingredients (naturals) in D....
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Updated recap.
    One incorrect guess came in so far.
    You are SOOOOOOO close to nailing this.

    General:
    • So far the "2s" are generally more well known (more likely to get immediate ID--hah--so we...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    no tonka
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Yes, most are confirmed in 831--I've kept a running recap. Will move it up to this page in a sec
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Yes!
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Yes!
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