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    Default R e m i n d e r ::: Saturday is our next Sniff-n-Speak

    Tie on your bib because the first Saturday in December is our GOURMAND-themed day. Ladle on your favorite foody scent or dip into something new. Then join us here to discuss what's on your menu and why you like it.

    For newcomers, here's the lowdown on this monthly online event:
    Every member, any gender, novice or otherwise, is invited to apply a fragrance related to the theme of the month (listed below) and share your thoughts on the first Saturday of the month. This isn't a mandatory assignment. It's just for fun. Because not everyone logs in on weekends, you're encouraged to continue to add comments within the themed thread on subsequent days. If you don't join us for this month's discussion, please look ahead at the tentative lineup and join in at a later date.
    January ~ Oriental
    February ~ Animalic (civet-, castoreum-, leather-, or musk-influenced scents)
    March ~ Chypre
    April ~ Floral
    May ~ Fruity
    June ~ Citrus
    July ~ Green (2007: emphasis on vetiver)
    August ~ Fresh or aquatic
    September ~ Fougere or men's fragrances
    October ~ Ambery
    November ~ Spicy
    December ~ Gourmand
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    Default Re: R e m i n d e r ::: Saturday is our next Sniff-n-Speak

    Thanks Quarry for the reminder...
    Now, I need a list of gourmand scents, the first which comes to my mind should be Angel.
    I have a question here, do all the vanilla scents i.e. L'Artisan's Vanilla qualify as a gourmand scent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coconut
    Thanks Quarry for the reminder...
    Now, I need a list of gourmand scents, the first which comes to my mind should be Angel.
    I have a question here, do all the vanilla scents i.e. L'Artisan's Vanilla qualify as a gourmand scent?
    If it makes you feel like you could eat it if it was a piece of food in front of you - it's IN !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coconut
    Thanks Quarry for the reminder...
    Now, I need a list of gourmand scents, the first which comes to my mind should be Angel.
    I have a question here, do all the vanilla scents i.e. L'Artisan's Vanilla qualify as a gourmand scent?
    Right-o, Moondeva! No Perfume Police here--If you have something that makes you want to lick your wrists, who's to say it's not gourmandy?
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    This could be fun, but I honestly don't think I own a gourmand scent

    My daughter has Britney Spears "Fantasy" (the pink bottle)......I think it contains "cupcake essence" LOL....in all honestly it smells great on her. Other than that, I have nothing, *I think*

    Hints please?

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    Goumands are not my favourites, and I thought I didn't own them. But if Angel is a gourmand scent, I'll be there on Saturday! Yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnolia
    This could be fun, but I honestly don't think I own a gourmand scent

    My daughter has Britney Spears "Fantasy" (the pink bottle)......I think it contains "cupcake essence" LOL....in all honestly it smells great on her. Other than that, I have nothing, *I think*

    Hints please?

    Yes! Fantasy works, I think it has Cupcake accord in it and just makes me want to eat something sweet!

    Hanae Mori ET for men smells so foody, so does my Rochas Man, all my friends say it smells like vanilla!

    A*Man comes to mind right away, all that strong chocolate and carmel... Ehh I hate that scent thought.

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    Choices choices!

    Shall I go for cherries (POTL)....or peaches and mango (Casmir)...or "orange juice and carrots" (!!!) from an as yet untried sample of Lancome Aromafit (Thank you Quarry!! :bounce

    It's still warm here at the beach (70sF)

    If it turns cold and I need chocolate and nutmeg - WHERE SHOULD I GO?? Still have time to make it to Marshall's or Target!!
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    Default Re: R e m i n d e r ::: Saturday is our next Sniff-n-Speak

    For those good eggs still scrambling for a scent to wear for Saturday, choose a favorite foody note--chocolate, tea, coffee, vanilla, milk, flour, sugar, fruit (apple, fig, pomegranate, pear, orange, blackberry, raspberry, watermelon ... you get the idea), and search the directory here at basenotes and at makeupalley.com for a list of frags that include the note(s) you like.

    I'm leaning toward coffee myself--Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe or Bond's New Haarlem.
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    Default Re: R e m i n d e r ::: Saturday is our next Sniff-n-Speak

    And I never thought of tea... I own at least 3 tea-fragrances AND Angel. Could I be a secret, hidden, gourmand-fan?

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    I was given an unopened sample of Angel which I have never tried.
    Perhaps I'll give this one a go and find out what all the broo haa haa is about it.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    Default Re: R e m i n d e r ::: Saturday is our next Sniff-n-Speak

    Ever eager to participate I decided to attempt a gourmand weekend to make a real 'occasion' of the event. I have way too many delicious mouthwatering blends to only wear one perfume for this occasion.

    Serge Lutens Rahat Loukhoum (sample)
    This is a very distinct, well blended perfume that is a true gustratory delight. My first impression, when sniffed from the vial, was "Mr Kipling's Cherry Bakewell". It is also my last. Sadly this is, for me, a very juvenile, one note perfume that does not even have great lasting power to redeem it. It is pretty and feminine but nothing like any Rahat Loukhoum / Turkish Delight, I have ever eaten. Maybe I will discover more levels in it when worn in the heat / warmer weather but as with most things full of processed sugar I was left sadly empty and dissatisfied after indulging in this scent. I need more complexity and substance in my scents especially my gourmands so I shall enjoy the sample and move on. Funny aside is that I like to layer my perfumes for greater longevity and I was surprised to find that my almond & honey scented body lotion layered with my black cherry and musk body spray actually recreated the SL Rahat Loukhoum scent on me to perfection. Lucky me - the 'scent' of Rahat Loukhoum at a fraction of the price of a bottle. The irony is that I am not enamoured of this coveted Serge Lutens enough to care.

    Il Profumo Vanille Bourbon (sample)
    Now this is a bit strange - Il Profumo do a scent called Chocolat that smells nothing like chocolate. It is all fruit, amber and patchouli - closer to Prada Classic, Chopard Wish and TBS Patchouli then any true gourmand. Then there is this Vanille Bourbon that actually smells like you have recently being smearing / wearing milk chocolate on strategic pulse points. Another subtle, one note, linear scent on me, but I do find this a lot more intriguing then the previous perfume. A true comfort scent it is simple and snuggly and not for wearing if you want to be treated like an adult or taken even remotely seriously.

    ...

    more to follow later...
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    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I had 4 spritzes of Angel... The whole Hong Kong island can get a whiff of my sillage (laughing hysterically).
    I still haven't recover from the flu yet. I will put some more peace of mind on just to acknowlege the existance of Angel.

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    Okay, I am going to post an impression, early morning, it is past midnight here.
    I applied Angel around 9pm last night, one spritz was so strong that I had to scrub it off. But I was unsuccessful and it is still here with me. My first impression was mild dislike, but it sort of grows on you. Um, maybe because you CAN"T GEt IT OFF OF YOU! No , really, there is a peppery dark warmth about it that I kinda like. Unfortunately I have some impression that keeps coming in my head when I think of this perfume. It is of Daryl Hannah and her role as a stripper named Angel in the movie "Dancing at the Blue Iguana." Now, I actually liked this movie very much, and thought the acting was really stellar, but I keep associating this perfume with the six inch heels and feather boas that Angel pranced around in. So that is a bit of a block for me.
    Anyway, scent wise, I am smelling sharply sweet balanced with peppery dark spice. I like it enough that I might give it another try, maybe later this weekend.
    I have samples of SL Arabie and Keiko Mecheri Loukouhm lined up for later.
    (hee hee , just read Coconut';s post... I smell you too, honey!)
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    Default Re: R e m i n d e r ::: Saturday is our next Sniff-n-Speak

    My gourmand-day is with Angel.

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    Ralph Hot is my choose for this gourmand-day. It´s more fresh than Angel. Mocha Cream, Fresh Milk, Vanilla and Mandarine makes it a gourmand, I do hope!

    I sniffed at the bodylotion of Ralph Hot yesterday, and that one is really, really gourmand, a little too much for my taste. I will not get it. But the EdP is very nice, and pleasant to wear. I have recieved compliments for it.

    But Angel is the first gourmand frag ever, so I have one spot of Angel on, too. This one I didn´t like at first, but I have learned to like it. It is not easy to wear, I don´t like to wear during day-time, but I will put it on for the evening, to celebrate the gourmand-day.

    Have a good gourmand-day, everyone!

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    Rahät Loukoum from Serge Lutens (and already finishing the fourth full bottle)

    'Love it' is an understatement.

    Notes: (thanks to wonderful Bela on MUA): White Almond, Cherry Kernel, White Honey, Musk, Vanilla

    Later this day: Luctor et Emergo from POTL. For me this is Rahät Loukoum playing in the grass with cherries behind the ears.

    And when I go to sleep a few drops of BPAL's Dana O'Shee. Always good for dreams about food, it seems
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    I didn't think I'd find a gourmand scent that suited my moods today, but then I came to think of my sample of Keiko Mecheri - Gourmandises, and this seemed like the perfect choice. So, at the moment Gourmandises is finishing off my "doing laundry and tidying up" look of the day (confy-skirt, Curious George T-shirt and knitted socks). Sorry scent if that sounds like an insult, but it's not meant as one.

    Gourmandises, despite the name, is to me much less gourmand than Loukhoum, but it's still a foody scent. The notes listed at the website are: praline, powdery notes, rose petal jam, saffron and ambrette. I'd sum it up as saffron spiced rose-jelly, and I am not sure where to look for the pralines. Rose is at the center. Rose notes, when they develope in surroundings with even the slightest bit of sweetness, often can become a little cloying on me if I am not careful with how I apply it. I prefer dabbing these scents to some concentrated points intead of spraying them on larger areas. The listing of "powdery notes" puzzle me a little. Sweetened rose notes often dry down to either "soapy" or "powdery", but this one rather seems to chrystalize.
    While it's neither very loud or complex, it has got it's own little excentric personality. I like it.

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    I chose one of my top 3 favorites, Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant, for Gourmand Day. This is a controversial scent, is it gourmand or no?? But for me, a habitue of Indian restaurants and amateur Indian cook, the answer is a definite yes. Clove, mango, caraway, vanilla, yummy spices and I swear there's coconut in there, too. Just can't get enough of this Indian spice market scent. I'm just glad the nose who created it didn't add asofoetida!!

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    I try to listen to the Universe.

    Thursday, after walking the beach and dining Chinese I dropped my friend off at her house at which point she gave me (among other things - she is always giving me things) a bottle of a perfume she had been given and that she didn't like.

    I sniff. Hmmmnnn! I am in a palm thatched open food bar on the Magens Bay beach in St. Thomas - hot sun, white sand, steel band, drinks with little parasols! Pineapple - mango? - peach!!!(And -as it turns out - some flowers and spices too.)

    So, instead of the much- contemplated Casmir or Luctor et Emergo or the untried Aromafit.....it's Io today!!!

    Mooo!


    (May refresh with Casmir anyway! More peaches and mango. All the previous posts have made me ravenous! :bounce:


    Later: Some pineapple put in an appearance and a quick whiff of ....lily? But it turned cold and I was glad for the regenerative and its amber, sandalwood and patchouli! powers of Casmir Back from out of Egypt!!
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    I'm not a gourmand fan by nature, but I'm definitely up for experimentation. I've also never tried anything by L'Artisan Parfumeur before, so I've been hoarding two unopened samples for this month's Sniff day.

    Started the day with L'Artisan Mandarine Tout Simplement. According to OsMoz, Top notes: Green Mandarin, Orange, Ginger; Middle: Yellow Mandarin, Orange, Frangipani Blossom; Base: Red Mandarin Orange, Moist Wood. It opens with a lovely, uncannily accurate blast of fresh-cut orange, and then seems to disappear in the time it would take to eat a slice. I keep applying more to the same wrist, it keeps disappearing. No ginger or wood that I can detect. A third of the way through my 1 ml sample it starts to retain a very faint fresh/floral note. Very,very faint, but nice.

    I move on to the main course: L'Artisan Bois Farine. According to BN, Top note: fennel seed; Middle Iris; Base: White Cedar, Guaiac wood, Sandalwood, Benzoin. This sounds right up my woods-loving alley, if not especially foody, but the reviews say this smells like nuts, and I love nuts. Bois Farine opens with a very distinct peanut butter top note (with a fleeting whiff of vodka on the side). A single application has much more staying power than MtS, and more projection. It's calming down now, getting creamier, less like peanuts. I'm beginning to get a vague sense of where the iris fits in the composition, though it is still distinctly nutty. I'm still not picking up much of the wood notes, so I'm going to give this more time.

    I have an afternoon snack planned -- Ineke Chemical Bonding (iced orange spice tea -- I don't get much of the basenotes) and something that smells like cinnamon crumb cake if I can remember which one it is -- L'Eau de Charlotte maybe? Or something vanilla...
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    I'm not a gourmand wearer. It is simply too much torture for me to smell like something sweet and wonderful that makes me hungry. However, I found one that does not venture too far into gourmand territory, so I can wear it without gnawing my arm off:
    Film Noir by Ayala Moriel. The notes are simply chocolate, coffee, and patchouli. I smell lots of dark, rich chocolate and, amazingly enough, earth. It smells like the bag of cocoa mulch that I spread on my rose garden ever spring. Delicious, but with a non-edible charactersitic. I can focus on the chocolate or the patchouli. This is the best gourmand scent for me.

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    Purplebird, thanks for giving us the first review of Film Noir!

    Tao, did I see the word Io? I'm wearing Carthusia Io Capri today!

    This is the scent that feels most like wearing my own skin--tea and fig with a brief visit of mint near the beginning. As it settles in, it smells so natural, not at all perfumey. If I concentrate on the tea note, I can see a steaming mug and sense just the sweetness of the fig. If I concentrate on the fig, the tea recedes into the background. It's not like any other fragrance I know, except the fig is vaguely reminiscent of Mathias L'Eau de Figue, which is sweet and heavy. This is the only scent I could spray with abandon, but I don't have to because it's got a perfect cloud of sillage. Ironically, it's the only scent that my husband really doesn't care for. It's my turn-to frag for the dog days of August, but it suits today's task, which is snow shoveling. The flacon is one of my favorites, too, with its squarish glass, faceted cap, and old-world label. LOVE IT ALL THE WAY AROUND!
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    Morning ladies

    I'm wearing Britney Spears/Fantasy (it's my daughter's).....it is surely gourmand!! All I smell is cupcake/sweet vanilla right now.

    There's a spice waiting to come out but I can't put my finger on it right now. All in all it's really a nice fragrance, mostly for the younger crowd though.

    So far so good!!

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    I too was wondering if L'elephant would be considered gourmand!! It's foody to me with the cinnamon/spice.

    I'm spraying it on my other wrist.....along with Fantasy on the other. Interesting combo I say

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    I'm wearing Sake eau de parfum from Fresh. The notes, according to Sephora, are as follows:

    Langsat Fruit, Grapefruit, Ginger, White Peach Absolue, Lotus Flower, Lily of the Valley, Osmanthus, Vanilla, Musk.

    It begins with an incredibly true rendition of sake, sweet, sparkling, and sharp - it honestly does smell as if you had a glass of the stuff under your nose. For a few minutes, Sake could easily be mistaken for one of Demeter's cocktail frangrances. Unlike those scents, however, Sake isn't linear or one-note. As it dries down, I smell a warm, delicate peach note, lightly spiced with ginger. The base (which is my favorite part of the fragrance) has a little vanilla, a lot of musk, and a little something else that smells like sticky rice, of the sort that's used in sushi. This sounds bizarre and off-putting, but it's actually soft and sexy, with a really subtle, lingering glow of sillage.
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    SL Arabie on one wrist,(described by some here as a marvelous spice and date market) and Keiko Mecheri Loukouhm on my inner elbow...yum!
    Deciding what to wear to a holiday party tonight in keeping with the gourmand theme...the Keiko might win...that or Aimez Moi with its luscious licorice and tobacco.
    I tried some fig samples last night, (more like wee hours of the morn) and while I was immediately delighted with the dewey freshness of Phylosykos, for example, it quickly disappeared into my skin, which was disappointing.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Quote Originally Posted by djuna
    I'm wearing Sake eau de parfum from Fresh. The notes, according to Sephora, are as follows:

    Langsat Fruit, Grapefruit, Ginger, White Peach Absolue, Lotus Flower, Lily of the Valley, Osmanthus, Vanilla, Musk.

    It begins with an incredibly true rendition of sake, sweet, sparkling, and sharp - it honestly does smell as if you had a glass of the stuff under your nose. This note is missing from the perfume oil, so I think that it's due in large amount to the alcoholic content of the EdP. For a few minutes, Sake could easily be mistaken for one of Demeter's cocktail frangrances. Unlike those scents, however, Sake isn't linear or one-note. As it dries down, I smell a warm, delicate peach note, lightly spiced with ginger. The base (which is my favorite part of the fragrance) has a little vanilla, a lot of musk, and a little something else that smells like sticky rice, of the sort that's used in sushi. This sounds bizarre and off-putting, but it's actually soft and sexy, with a really subtle, lingering glow of sillage. The sensuality of the fragrance is more pronounced in the perfume oil. In fact, the oil is probably superior in terms of pure fragrance to the EdP, but it's also nearly impossible to apply.
    djuna, thanks for this review of sake... I have a tiny bottle of it that came in a gift pack at sephora, and while I have used the soap, the edt version has a shrill soprano note in it which I can't quite articulate (maybe it is the grapefruit?) and which has prevented me thus far from spending too much time with it. Of course it could be the difference between the edt and the edp you are trying. After this review, though, I know I will give it another go soon. btw, The pack came with dry oil (rice?) which has a gentle orange note to it and which is very wearable and easy to layer with other fragrances.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    I ended up with CdG Wood Coffee, my favourite of the Sweet Series.

    Very rich roasted coffee note teamed with rather exotic choice of notes: cardamom, liquorice, ginger, curry, almond, patchouli and vanilla.
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    I love gourmand fragrances; in fact my whole month of November's been all gourmands... I've been in great preparations for this event . Only today I don't know what to pick! So excited (hehe).

    I think I might make it my delicious and delightful Datura Noir...
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