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    Re: Aromatics in White by Clinique

    Hmm, any news on this yet? Wonder when it will come to Europe. I love AE and also love the Perfumer's Reserve I still got. Wrappings is really wonderful on me, I know some people dislike it for being...
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    Re: Invitation to Fragrance project

    Profumo, is it possible that you send me a sample of the new one? I liked the first one found it interesting but a bit too spicey, curious how the new one changed.
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    Re: By Kilian's Back To Black smells like...?

    I really really love B2B, cherry tobacco is the most dominant note in it based on exact ingredients I viewed at the store, it is really warm, a bit of a bad girl scent to me, honey is in there too,...
  4. Re: Eau du Soir by Sisley- What's your impression?

    I really like it, was thinking of getting it but the price is very high. I find this more of a green chypre than a floral chypre or spicey-musky fume. There are florals but IMHO they do not dominate....
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    Re: Invitation to fragrance project

    I will subscribe too then and agree the names in Italian are really good, Cuore di Napoli sounds great.
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    Re: Invitation to fragrance project

    Hello,

    Now that I am out of the hospital and back on the forum though right now still to a bit more limited extent I would also love to participate if possible.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hi everyone,

    Things have gotten really hectic here. Sorry for not being able to check in last night. I will try to guess now but otherwise you can reveal it. I too thought powdery. Yes powdery can...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    As I sort of mentioned before I dislike the same things as you do Dd, I truly dislike the opening, which is extremely sharp like sort of being hit in the head with it. And to me it does smell very...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I agree with Dd a lot. Sorry guys but today I will be off and on. Tomorrow I can try to come in for a few but that is it, not sure. I need to think about this more, I could be wrong about things.
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I can start now, I will write down my impressions. Here are my thought, I really disliked this fume at first as I feel I am anosmic to some of the flowers in it. This is a complex floral fume in my...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    I am available Monday through Wednesday and it may be better to start then IMHO as then we can all be here and Dd can get her rest as well. Over the weekend I am definitely not available now and...
  12. Re: Pay back time - interest in a Chanel Exclusifs pass

    have tried Coromandel on paper today; this is a really different fume too, different in a different way than No. 18 and this one is a lot more fitting to me. Very complex fume and the opening is very...
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    Re: May Sniff in July: A Bouquet of Mysteries

    Hi everyone,

    Things are very hectic for me too at the moment. Two problems, weekend as I have said before do not work for me and on top of the usual I have business clients visiting this Saturday...
  14. Re: Pay back time - interest in a Chanel Exclusifs pass

    Hi everyone,

    I thought it was time for me to start writing about this wonderful experience I have been having with the Exclusifs. Now, I have to say that this has been a complete surprise to me...
  15. Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    Bal a Versailles is my No. 1 bad girl scent but it is also reputed as such, animalics are usually best for that purpose IMHO. The only thing is that they are not the greatest in super hot weather,...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Frou, have you sent me mine? I think I PM-d you before that we should get in touch as I have never cohosted before so I should be aware of my duties and of course be familiar with the theme and the...
  17. Re: Pay back time - interest in a Chanel Exclusifs pass

    You can send to me no problem because I will make time.:))) Need to send me info I know, sorry just been working day and nite, in fact still working at almost midnight.
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    Wow, SOOOO exciting!!! Ah, no No.22.? Then there is reason to try it another time.:))) still lots to try. So how long are we supposed to spend with them?

    Well, this will be really interesting as I...
  19. Re: Pay back time - interest in a Chanel Exclusifs pass

    The one I have a sample of is Bois de Iles so I guess I could skip that one but I really look fwd to trying the others, especially Cuir de Russie and No. 22. I am not a huge fan of vetiver so...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Great. I am likely to go out though or take a short trip for my Bday so if I am not here what can I do? I have 5 cats so I also thought they did not qualify as several are having Bdays this...
  21. Re: Pay back time - interest in a Chanel Exclusifs pass

    Hi Alityke, lots of work and lots of BN activities I should be involved in but can I also participate in this thread? Seems that your samplers are really great. I have been interested in trying these...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Hi everyone, July 12 sounds find unless weekend, which may be tough for me.

    I am supposed to cohost June and sent my addie but heard nothing back yet, not sure what is goind on. We are supposed...
  23. Re: What do you do with the samples you don't like, aren't going to use?

    Mostly I keep them as well, my faves I can use up even if I purchase full bottles of them. A lot still need to be tested and many I retest and retest again. A few I know I am never going to like,...
  24. Re: Basenotes 2012 Meetup Las Vegas - Preliminary interest thread

    I still really want to go to this one, I hope that we can find a lot of people who are interested and able to attend, I would really love to meet my fellow BNers. Such a great idea. Do we have any...
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    Re: Too beautiful for everyday use?

    Generally speaking I am a hoarder of everything beautiful and rare, ok not everything but I used to buy shoes, clothes and realize five years later that while I only looked at them they were no...
  26. Re: Interesting article: What femmes fatales wear!

    It is a good article, well written, some great suggestions, I guess I will just stick to my Bal a Versailles for now.:))) Yes on the animalics, especially civet, IMHO but some real quality and fumes...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Oh and about May sorry but my plans about the trip have changed, it is not happening on those dates but will of course update when I can. Hope that is ok. Sounds great, will do May as a sniffer and...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Oh and if you still need a cohost for June, I could do that, it would be loads of fun too I am sure, please PM if you would be oko with my joining. It would be a great Bday gift (I am a June girl:))).
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Wow, sounds soooo exciting, so we are doing May together Warum, DD and me? That will be a blast. Oh and the only thing is that I expect to go on a small trip from May 6 to 10 if that works, just...
  30. Yeah me too but it can be very frustrating too as...

    Yeah me too but it can be very frustrating too as even if you buy fifty candles it is hit and miss; statistically you could get several with diamonds or none, I can see myself buying 50 candles and...
  31. Re: Civet (plus a few other notes)—modern versions?

    I forgot to say what a great thread and so happy that you have started it jujy54! Jicky sound like something I would fall head over heels for but where to get it? I am a huge fan of lavender as well.
  32. Re: Civet (plus a few other notes)—modern versions?

    I never thought anyone was as into civet as I am. I especially love civet and leather together, take BAV for example, soooo in love. I guess I am just into animalic notes a lot but I too think civet...
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    Re: If you could wear only one house forever?

    Mine is definitely Estee Lauder even though I am not American but lived in the US for a long time, it is not because my current faves are EL but because that is what defines me the most, what I find...
  34. Re: The Continued Citric-Green-Sampler Thread: Impressions and Notes :)

    Oh, how fun, it will be interesting to see whether we like the same things or not, I find that our tastes are quite similar Alityke! BTW, I am wearing Sisley thanks to you today and I have worn...
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    Poll: Re: A quick question about sampling groups

    I voted 50/50 because I would love the opportunity to sniff some rare treasures even if they cannot be acquired anymore or at least hard to. I would be interested as well, however, I am in Europe, so...
  36. Re: Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    Wow, lol, you know I can never see a fume growing on me so much that it would be something I love as opposed to despising it when first smelling or wearing it; I just pretty much know what I at least...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Oh, wow, so tomorrow is Dior day? I must do this then, I will do vintage Diorissimo. I wish the weather was a bit warmer but regardless I do love my vintage Diorissimo so much... what fun!
  38. Re: The Continued Citric-Green-Sampler Thread: Impressions and Notes :)

    Wow, really exciting! I am enjoying Azuree today. I cannot wait for those really cool samples to arive. Definitely look forward to them, well, I will have some time to prepare for sure and it will...
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    Re: Sex&the City:the results :)

    Well, where is the quiz though? I am curious but is it over now? I am not overly satisfied with the perfumes that were picked for their characters though, either not enough choices or just none of...
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    Re: A Chypre with Carnation?

    and Givenchy III. Sorry some have been mentioned already. Now if you want to smell a bomb of carnations in a chypre, smell Krasnaya Moskva, I love carnations but that for sure has an overdose of...
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    Re: A Chypre with Carnation?

    There are a lot of them actually, I think carnation is pretty common in chypres. Clinique AE, Wrappings, Jean-Louis Scherrer Jean-Louis Scherrer for women, Krasnaya Moskva... I think carnation is...
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    Re: Most worn in February 2012

    Clinique AE was probably what I have worn the most this month due to horrid weather, chypres are really my faves anyhow. Runner-up was my big fave Wrappings:))) then some Love, Chloe days, some Myrrh...
  44. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 3, 2012 *** CHYPRES

    Sounds great, love this category so will definitely participate but probably comment late (on Monday), very nice activity and sorry that I have missed the ones this year as I really loved them as...
  45. Re: I am sending out a citric green chypre sampler: Sign up today

    Ah, how sweet is that ever? THANKS SOOOO MUCH!!! You can bet that you will find lenghty comments from me:))) I cannot wait, I bet this is the opportunity of a lifetime for me!
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the summer fruity florals!

    And a couple more suggestions to test; Elie Saab or BV from Cartier. But then again since I despise fruit you will not find much fruit if any in my suggestions:)))
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the summer fruity florals!

    I agree, sorry but none of these though it is really not a category I usually appreciate. How about the new l'eau de Chloe? It is a well done floral with a bergamot bomb in the top. Or if you want to...
  48. Re: I am sending out a citric green chypre sampler: Sign up today

    Oh, wow, thanks for the info, it is sort of what I expected about Marbert, I thought most of the fumes I have smelled from them were blah. Sun Spirit is not bad though, I still need to test it as I...
  49. Re: I am sending out a citric green chypre sampler: Sign up today

    Oh I have a question to OP, I have found that you are including a Marbert fume as well. I am not able to find much info on the brand online, it is a German brand I believe as it is readily accessible...
  50. Re: I am sending out a citric green chypre sampler: Sign up today

    I would love to sign up please, I am already swapping samples with Alityke but would love to have the chance to sample and review fumes I would not otherwise get the chance to sample.
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    Re: Replacement for 70's chypres

    What a great thread and what great responses! How would we do the circulation? That is a great idea I think, we could add our own suggestions. It is hard to know what to qualify something, like both...
  52. Re: New Fragrance: Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue

    Lol, I find that so true, instead of just liking one category we all have our oddball faves, I have mine as well, I too agree, why worry about it if our noses like what they like?:)))
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    Sorry, not live but like, bad typo:)))
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    Really? You live it Alytke? I have just found it surprising because it is not usually your genre no?:))) Oh, we each have our oddities but interestingly I am really into iris right now, I have fallen...
  55. Re: The Latest Top 10 Female-Fragrance-Discussion Thread

    Child perfume oil? Wow, how interesting, what brand may I ask? I wonder what it is that we can totally fall head over heels for a fume and then completely fall out of it? I do think it has to do with...
  56. Re: The Latest Top 10 Female-Fragrance-Discussion Thread

    Oh and forgot to add that I somehow tend to wear my biggest faves less, I really need the day to be special and my mood to fit them and also I have the vintage versions of both Wrappings and...
  57. Re: The Latest Top 10 Female-Fragrance-Discussion Thread

    Wow, what a cool thread but also a tough one because does it not depend on phases, cravings we go through, seasons, moods, etc.? My faves often remain the same but their ranking really varies from...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I am reading it now, I would have been sorry to miss out on it, January was sooo much fun for me but it is really nice to read it as a visitor too! I love the theme of the February one but will...
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    Re: Replacement for 70's chypres

    Yes I want to try the new AG too, I have a thing for some of their fumes. Now that it has been recommended in this category, I really want to try it out as well.
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    Re: Soothing Scents for when you are ill?

    I like certain ones when I am sick, e.g., Aromatics Elixir, Love, Chloe are great but no no on certain florals ( I have a list of which flowers make me sick sadly) or aldehydes, ooh, I may love them...
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    Re: Replacement for 70's chypres

    Lol we must have at least somewhat similar tastes in perfume. I need to look into the EL ones further, it seems that the notes in Azuree are quite similar to those in Wrappings, they could be...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Lol Haunani. I cannot wait to follow the February sniff.

    I am still voting for the G de Guerlains, the formula beats everything else on the market but they are pricey, my faves in the reds are...
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    Re: Replacement for 70's chypres

    EL is a great choice, second that (or third or fourth or whatever:))) +1 for Clinique's AE, the LE is more floral and to me Wrappings is the most unique fume I have smelled to date, hard to classify,...
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    Re: Perfumes with quality of chanel

    Well, honestly I would not buy her cheap fumes, generally speaking perfumes are one of those things that are worth spending your money on. Buy her the real thing period or another good brand like the...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Oh yes and I hope you feel better soon Kalli, I too had that sinus infection last week, took AB and now feel better but I remember when I got sick I almost threw up from fragrance and could not think...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Lol, you are so funny Twolf:))) yeah orange, I have been into corals lately but still love my reds, it gives me sort of a vampire look:))) I have very dark hair, eyes, fair skin. I am petite:)))...
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    Re: rosemary and the mossy, wet forest

    ^+1 for Wrappings, one of my alltime faves too.
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    Re: Anything comparable to Dior Poison?

    Oh I love Poison too and grand sillage:))). I used to own Poison and still like it very much, I think other complicated fumes with grand sillage you might like, have you tried Clinique's Aromatics...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    ROFL! I too have thought of us talking to each other, having the same passion, getting to know each other yet we do not even know what the others look like. For this reason I have considered...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Oh I am so glad to have heard of you too DD, hope you are doing well and thanks ahead of time! The nice people here really make my day. I have just thought of you this morning because I have put...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Sorry that you have been sick Warum, me too something is definitely going on with me and the kitties unfortunately. I think my sinuses are better though so yeah sure I can fill in anytime, I love the...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Hi Warum,

    How are you? I already miss doing the blindsniff and talking to you, DD, Kalli, Twolf:))). As I have said I can do pretty much anytime but since you suggested that you, DD and I could do...
  73. Re: What fragrance in the last five years has made you think - 'that's pretty good for a dept store

    Oh, I think there are really really good ones out there. I almost only own department fumes and really great ones, not only niche is hard to find here but so far the ones I have smelled I did not...
  74. Re: New Fragrance: Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

    You are right, it is really good agreed but then I have stated that above. I do use both and right now since the weather is freezing I am using the regular AE, perfect for this weather, it does last...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Wow, I wish that all of our wishes came true this fast:)))
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Agree and Kalli you and I both own MJN I too think and have said it is a bit silly we cannot add newer fumes.
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Wow, sounds really cool, I will definitely go check out your wardrobes, mine is definitely under construction since I only have a few listed, many I have once owned or sniffed are not listed and in a...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I definitely have a desire to sniff:)))
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    Re: Krasnaya Moskva

    Lol DD, well, you are still welcome to a sample or decant from mine:))) no Krasnaya Moskva does not smell like mustard but smells heavily like carnations, not bad at all, just sort of vintage in feel...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Yes, Daisy is quite green I have always thought so, the reason I loved it at first was because it reminded me of grass in the spring but then I got bored with it really soon and gave it away, it also...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Thanks, let me know when I am needed or welcome to sniff:))) DD I loved it this way, I really enjoyed you and Warum making it hard for us because as I said I learnt a lot more by doing it this way, I...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Thanks Twolf, yes that is what I am trying to do now, I am having fun but a bit sad that I do not have a sniff to look fwd to.
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Yes, I can and want to sniff anytime too:))) Warum, I would love to do May with you and DD, that would be great fun:))) March would work too, it is totally up to you, if you need a sniffer, sign me...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Hi everyone,

    Now that I have officially completed the sniff, I feel so depressed, I want to sniff!:))) What a wonderful idea it was to come up with this activity, hope they will let me sniff again...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Yes and more confidence Kalli as I thought you were doing really well you know? Glad to have had you as a teammate.

    Guys I gotta go now and take care of kitty, hope he is better, really do hope. I...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Hi everyone,

    I would love to sign up for another round of sniffing now that I have just completed January and ended up totally falling in love:))) I am not sure when there is an opening and I...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    you can phone me but it might cost you a bit as I am in Hungary
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Actually yesterday I felt a bit of Old Spice vibe too:)))
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    ROFL I have seen that MabelWhite chic too:))) now people must think I am nuts laughing out loud at the office.
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    you are not blond Kalli, I have done something wrong for many many hours Kalli so no worries (and I am not even blond:))).

    Ok, will sign up on the 2012 list to do it again sometime, it is a bit...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Cool project, now I really want to participate in more. Oh there is such a thing as a Blond sniff?:))). I wish I still lived in the US so it would be easier to go to some of the meetings. Is there a...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Lol you guys are too funny and you are so sweet Kalli. Kalli you have been great help too. I know little about notes and almost nothing about their history but when I think I smell something I...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Who knows tomorrow they might make Eau de Chat with catnip included:)))

    I feel that I am google illiterate when it comes to googling fumes that is my problem here. Ok I think patchouli is in there...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Well, catnip definitely turned out to be a close guess as it is definitely minty:)))
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    ok so it is mint then:))), ah I guess I did not think of it as an herb but it is, we need to learn to think outside the box, also it must be in there in minute qunatities because mint is very strong...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Thanks Kalli and I think DD said I have mentioned the common basenote yesterday? I need to go back and look as I only remember mentioning patchouli
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    We are looking for:

    1. An extremely common herb that you likely have on or in you as we speak, but not catnip:))) guessing not mint either?
    2. we have a deep basenote that is very uncommon and...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Ok and I have not mentioned it? Now I need to go back and look for it again. That herb is really beating me though, I feel like a kid failing and IQ test, I will likely have a blast when I find out...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Yeah I have gotten a vibe that the fume itself may be listed but not its notes. Yeah I am glad because I thought it was ylang-ylang, it really reminded me of the ylang I have recently smelled in EL...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Catnip ROFL? I hope I do not have any in me though:))) ok I need to get to serious business here.
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