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    Default Re: Teaser #51.

    Personal request:

    Dear players, please let Lady_in_Black win this! "It's not so mainstream as his other creations" including V and V Absolute, discontinued, half-forgotten and not reviewed any more. While Mr.Edwards thinks that PdN Juste un Reve would be the closest match, other reviewers compare it to Spellbound, Red Door and Chloe Narcisse. Please, Lady_in_Black, sort out this feud.

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    Default Re: Teaser #51.

    If it is Valentino indeed, I'm totally dumb! V isn't even a quarter powdery.
    If it is discontinued, it should be Vendetta that you had in mind, Twolf? And that's half a bottle too!
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    She won! Congratulations, Lady_in_Black! And thanks to everybody for letting it happen. V for Vendetta, or like in The Italian Job episode of the Simpsons, "Vendetta is an Italian vending machine".

    Released in 1991, Vendetta with the notes of
    Top: Aldehydes, peach, plum, orange blossom, green notes, tagetes, bergamot (and aldehydes in this case do not make it smell metallic, but rather fruity and cool, just like gelato);
    Heart: rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, carnation, orris, tuberose, orchid, honey, heliotrope;
    Base: vanilla, benzoin, tonka, amber, cedar, sandal, patchouli, musk, vetiver;
    is a fruity floral powdery scent with sweet ambery drydown. Different amber than in Bal a Versaiiles or Ambre Sultan, and I am not familiar with Juste un Reve.

    Your interest is appreciated and please stay connected for more.

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    Default Re: Teaser #51.

    Ohh I so enjoy your 'teasers' Twolf... especially this last one... Congratulations to Lady_in_Black! Awesome... Sometimes I participate, but even when I don't I so enjoy reading and guessing along
    "Of the five senses, the sense of smell is incontestably the one that best conveys a sense of immortality."

    Salvador Dali

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    Thank you for your kindest words, Goddess_Dreams, and please post.

    Most of the teasers are impressions of sorts, where I am not afraid of making a silly grammatical mistake, like using the wrong article, word form or incorrect spelling. Sometimes I surprise myself disagreeing with people who publish books about fragrances, so different are our perceptions. I would like to believe that I am learning too: some research, a little thought and a few hints, you got the idea... The first non-rhyming teaser was a perfect example of how a good plan went south (Isabella Rossellini Manifesto) but with Basenoters' support and encouragement I just hung on. Besides, I do not consider them poetry, they are "them riddles", sketches and mischief in one, I suppose. I remember one Basenoter called them melon-scratchers once, and I agree that's what they are.

    Here is Melon-scratcher # 52.

    Ready, steady, everyone,
    Go! No, better run.
    Quick, to try this joyful sparkling fizzy fun.

    Cherry blossom, bashful pear,
    Coy blackcurrant, and I swear,
    Iris giggles and peonies walk on air.

    Non-conventional fruit drink,
    Ask Apollo's mom, wink wink,
    And I think you will be also tickled pink!

    Good luck and please stay in good spirits!

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    Default Re: Teaser #52.

    This may be way off...but Beauticontrol Ambrosia?

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    Hehe, thanks Twolf!!

    Ok I'm posting my guess purely based on notes... and of course because Leto, Apollo's mother was very much envied by Hera... so here's my try: is it Envious?
    "Of the five senses, the sense of smell is incontestably the one that best conveys a sense of immortality."

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    Default Re: Teaser #52.

    No and no. Sorry. "Tickle pink" should be of help. Leta has nothing to do with this, but as we all know, moms know best...

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    Givenchy Hot couture? After all good ol' moms are able to sew...

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    Yay! Thanks to everybody but again a special thank you to Twolf for such perfume detective fun! You are a witty poet IMO. Now I'm going to concentrate on the new one...
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    Default Re: Teaser #52.

    Cabotine Rose comes to mind. The notes sound right, it is pink, and Cabotine is the "daughter" of Cabochard, according to Parfums Gres... I'm stumped.

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    YSL Paris Roses des Vergers?

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    Default Re: Teaser #52.

    Not yet. It is French, not in the Directory and relatively new (21st century). The color of the juice is yellow.

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    Here we go, another clue. Leto/Leta knew all about humor and good cheer, I suppose. It was another woman in Apollo's life though, not his mother, who brought most fun, joy and mischief.

    Not widely available, now it is impossible to get in the USA, as the site do not ship anymore.

    "Tickle pink" is about troll-like hair on the stopper. Guess what color?

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    Default Re: Teaser #52.

    Michael Klein Comédie(CCB Paris)? I used to have that one! Cherry and iris and all that. It's the first thing I thought of when I read your original post but I confused myself.
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    They say go with your first gut instinct, it is almost always right when it comes to perfumes. Well, and when it comes to them Melon-scratchers, too, I suppose. Yes, it is Comedie (2001). It is from the Club of the Creators of the Beauty -- what a name! -- who do not ship to the USA any more (remember Annam?) and with Dorothee Piot as a nose. Since then she has changed companies and now is employed at Symrise. Released under Michel Klein's label, the same guy who worked with Guy Laroche on making ready-to-wear collections and presented a few controversial numbers for the Fall/Winter 2006, it is a very sheer-cheer fruity floral, "joyful, sparkling fizzy fun" bottled. Nothing deep about Comedie, but among the equals, it is the best! Can pass for niche, or perhaps, it is! As well as its cherry blossom and peony could easily pass for a Japanese scent, but it is more intense and longer lasting. The iris note does not make it powdery, and in imagery, these are pink irises too.

    Thalia, the muse of comedy, was one of the clues. And, Apollo's mom reference was supposed to get everybody sidetracked. And of course, "tickled pink" was meant... literally!

    Another one bites the dust. Great job, Tovah, and please stay ready for more fragrant fun! Thank you.

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    Congratulations, Tovah! Great association, I was completely confused with so many fruity-florals out there...and of course I was among those completely sidetracked by Apollo's mother reference
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    Default Re: Teaser #53.

    This next one is going to be easy.

    Riddle # 53.

    Nothing distant or remote,
    Mossy floral aldehyde,
    Peach, green citrus, bitter note
    And the cleanest touch of "Tide".

    No need to cry with pain,
    Whine with anguish or despair,
    And to gather one last grain
    Please refer to mc square.


    Good luck and please stay in good spirits!

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    I'll try: Estée.
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    Default Re: Teaser #53.

    No, not yet. But seems like the last letter "e"=mc square is found.

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    Going with the same house as Lady in Black, I will pick White Linen.

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    Different house altogether, but bearing a female's name.

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    More clues: The scent is from the 70-s, although this lady started releasing fragrances long before that, one of them has been re-released this year.

    The riddle itself is an adding exercise, like "mandarina" + "duck" = "Mandarina Duck", or "I" + "O"="IO", with the last letter being "e" in this case. "_____" + "_______" + "e" = ??? Am I totally confusing everyone?

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    Farouche by Nina Ricci?

    My thoughts: Remote = "Far" + pain = "ouch" + e
    "Nina" is also relauched this year.
    Last edited by musse; 9th August 2006 at 09:19 PM.

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    Yes, it is Farouche by Nina Ricci, (pronounced [far'u:sh] and meaning "untamed" as translated from French). You got it, Musse, I knew one of us would! It is not that difficult as it first appears.

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    Yay!!! Please wait with posting your next teaser until I have logged out -shouldn`t be more than two min, max! (I need to go to bed and get some sleep.......)

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    My mama used to wear Farouche, she also wore bright light blue eye shadow at that time. I remember it came in a red box with a picture of the group of people, mingling, speaking, singing. It also came in a frosted white little bottle with the wings -- I did not know then it was Marc Lalique "open heart" design (Pochet). First released in 1974 it is classified as Floral Aldehyde or Green Floral, but in fact, it is very close to the class of chypres in its general tone: it is collected and soft-spoken, but not distant or icy, it is reclusive yet has inner power. I do not know who its the nose is, all I found was "Roure", and it comes with the notes of:
    Top: Bergamot, mandarin, galbanum, aldehydes, peach;
    Heart: rose, jasmine, honeysuckle, clary sage, cardamom, genista (which, in real life, is broom), , iris, carnation, geranium, lily of the valley, lily;
    Base: oakmoss, sandalwood, amber, vetiver, musk.

    I read about its resemblance to L'Air du Temps, Caleche and even Amouage Dia (and I have never tried this last one), but to me it smells close to Amazone, only drier and cleaner, with triumphant moss and honeyed flowers, and it also smells of my mama. I was lucky enough to try it recently on my skin and I will be looking for a big bottle to buy.

    Thanks to everybody for sharing my journey down the memory lane.
    Last edited by Twolf; 11th August 2006 at 04:04 AM.

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    Teaser #54.

    If it delight thee not, thy heart must err.
    A landless stranger, like a star, enamoureth,
    And I belong to it, my morns are just a blur,
    Its lilies and its jasmine pure guileless breath.

    Its callow lemon, melon, peach (sweet soul!)
    Evolving on the skin into the finest silk
    Of cedar, amber and white musk, extol
    The virtues of Amico del cuore, I love them of this ilk!


    Good luck and please stay in good spirits!

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    Il Bacio?

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    'Twas quick! I liked Borghese Il Basio and still regret not buying it a couple of months ago at Marshall's, "I love them of this ilk", darn it! But sorry, no, no passion fruit or plum in this one. And it is not in the Directory, either (as if it helps). One thing you got: it's Italian! (whispering)

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