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    Default Re: Teaser #47.

    Very very good, Vinterdroppe! We are half way there. Indeed, Anais Nin was a lady surrounded by Beau monde mysteries, a diarist who first introduced the word "lurve" into the written English language and a magnetic personality.

    Right now, folks, please separate Mz.Nin's character features from fragrance notes and we will get: lilies, pond, ripe citrus, woods (although it is shown as a note, the fragrance does not smell much of woods, rather, it has just a hint of woody/bark and therefore I wrote "twigs" ), cool /disdain of a quick rain, green leaves contrasted by the warmth of cardamom. There are also floral notes I have not mentioned in the riddle: rose and jasmine, just because they are not that pronounced on my skin. Its name has to rhyme with "not widespread", and contains two snappy words (to fall into the poem's pattern: at all, she digs, aplomb, etc).

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    Default Re: Teaser #47.

    Allure sensuelle?
    After all Anais books are so "sensuels"...
    Who can forget Henry&June?!?

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    Default Re: Teaser #47.

    No, sorry.

    Okidokey, it is a Spanish fragrance, very spring-like or early summer-like in mood. Strangely, Spanish designer fragrances are not widely discussed on the boards, except for Balenciaga here and an occasional Loewe mentioning on the Men's forum.

    Two short snappy words in the name. Also, please, think of a nose who is very good at cool citrucy without being too watery scents.

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    Red face Re: Teaser #47.

    Fishing for more clues I throw in a wild guess: Thais Perfume by Antonio Puig.
    The notes seem to have some similarity, and I can NOT pronounce it.

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    It is not only in real life that somebody working their tails off behind the scenes do not get any recognition. It occurs in the world of fragrances too.

    Creative Director and yes, Managing Director for this Catalan designer is, coincidentally, named Nin. Although FragranceX points out that he is of Anais Nin's descent, I researched it and he is NOT! At some point of his life -- and he is 61 years old -- he published a book of comics with the Nin family tree, well, he himself is a tiny twig there.
    Last edited by Twolf; 21st July 2006 at 11:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Teaser #47.

    Adolfo Dominguez Acqua Fresca?

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    Default Re: Teaser #47.

    Oh geez, is it Narciso Rodriguez For Her? (one of the lights of my life)

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    Default Re: Teaser #47.

    One more try - Nina by Nina Ricci? And the French fragrance is L'Air du Temps?

    Oh - nevermind - that doesn't rhyme with "not widespread" at all...
    Last edited by Tovah; 22nd July 2006 at 05:38 AM.

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    So, could it be.........Armand Basi - In Red

    Notes(acording to escentual.co.uk) mandarin and bergamot, lily of the valley, jasmine, violet and rose, and.....cardamon! Created by Alberto Morillas

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    Default Re: Teaser #47.

    We got it! It is Alberto Morillas In Red (2002) for lluis Juste de Nin, I mean, for Armand Basi, supposedly representing Mediterranean sunrise and nature awakening in spring. Good job, Vinterdroppe, you have figured it out!

    It is a different kind of fresh, and unlike Bvlgary BLV or L'Eau d'Issey or even Angel Schlosser, it is mossy, not musky. Apologies for repeating myself, but this freshness of the air after the quick cold rain is achieved by combining the citruses with the smell of little buds, first leaves and tree twigs. There is not much wood in it per se. Love the bottle as well, although I must add there is nothing about the scent that would associate with the color red in my fantasies, therefore, it is, perhaps, a different kind of red.

    Thanks for staying tuned and more riddles are coming.

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    Good Monday morning, Ms.Maples and Mr.Poirots! Reviews are back and after reading them, I found one that is very close to what I think about the fragrance in question.

    Riddle # 48.

    Out of all complex fragrances: stalking,
    Stealthy, vivid, or clear as a bell,
    This will not only have people talking,
    But might just leave them speechless as well.

    What's the use of my listing the notes?
    This starts similar to L'Ombre dans L'Eau --
    Low-key, "melancholic" (double quotes ),
    For 1/5 of the bill, I concur!

    Plus drydown -- calendula, tansy,
    Oakmoss, vetiver of Nombre Nineteen --
    Makes it solemn, secure and fancy
    And (again double quotes) "serene".

    Good luck and please stay in good spirits!
    Last edited by Twolf; 24th July 2006 at 11:58 AM.

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    I guess, you got it, Magnifiscent! Nothing fishy about this, though!

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    Just a guess based on the overall description: Ivoire? (flathorn describes it as "serene" too in her review...hmm, I don´t see melancholic though)
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    Default Re: Teaser #48.

    Close but no cigar, like they say...

    Magnifiscent got it right: no words are needed to describe its beauty. (I got your pm, Mag!) He is just being a gentleman, well like always, and letting the ladies go first.

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    Default Re: Teaser #48.

    Jacomo Silences?
    Last edited by Tovah; 25th July 2006 at 01:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tovah
    Jacomo Silences?
    Well, I'm a bit emotioned to have such a honour...
    Erm.... (Twolf in a beautiful cocktail dress gives me the envelope...) Thank you dear...
    And the winner is... (roll drums)
    Tovah!!! Yep, You got it!
    Thank you for participating and guessing correctly!!!
    Congrats!!!

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    Default Re: Teaser #48.

    Hats off to both of you, Tovah and Magnifiscent! And thank you so much for reading, thinking, solving. Our thanks also go to Audrey, whose review I was referring to.

    Have a good spirited day, y'all.

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    Default Re: Teaser #49.

    Still thinking about good summer scents that are easy on the wallet.

    Riddle # 49. (wanted to do something about San Francisco, but decided against it! )

    Blue-collar jobs and scents...
    How do we juggle both?
    Looking for bargains, saving cents,
    Not giving way to sloth.

    What is then black-collar job?
    Nectarine, plum and carnation,
    Lavender's spine-tingling throb,
    Rose and tonka sensation.

    Did someone think of Femme?
    Wears like smooth silk pashmina,
    They can keep their tidy sum,
    I call it simple, tzarina.

    Good luck and please stay in good spirits!

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    Default Re: Teaser #49.

    Estee Lauder Pleasures?

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    Default Re: Teaser #49.

    No, not yet. Sometimes I call it "mia tzarina".

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    Default Re: Teaser #49.

    Sicily by Dolce & Gabbana?

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    It is Italian, but no, not Dolce e Gabbana. And really, it does not even have a name, like D&G red cap/red velvet box.

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    Default Re: Teaser #49.

    Alexandra de Markoff?

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    Default Re: Teaser #49.

    Fendi?

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    Default Re: Teaser #49.

    Thanks for your efforts. No, not yet, although "black collar" thingy is, indeed, a reference to the top of the bottle, like in Fendi (Fendi). I also agree with the choice of Alexandra (Alexandra de Markoff), which is on my wishlist and does sound almost like Anastasia Romanoff, doesn't it?

    However, most on-line retailers are selling this EDT now with a tan colored top. No indication of this fragrance was found here in the Directory last time I checked, although the house is shown in the first part of the alphabet (A-M), just like Fendi and Alexandra de Markoff.

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    Default Re: Teaser #49.

    This is driving me nuts, LOL! Ummmm, Roberto Cavalli?

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    Mila Schön?
    If I'm right it had a black cap before the 2002 re-edition...
    and also the notes seem to be a fruity-floral with a hint of spices...

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    Default Re: Teaser #49.

    No and no. Fruity yes, but lavender and rose combo is really its forte. Plus its designer house has to do with the collars, pashminas and ties. Nell Butler, BTW, offers an original, black collar version.

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    Even if the designer is listed this scent isn't present in its list: PUCCI by Emilio Pucci 60's italian designer famous for his prints and collars... could it be?

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