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    Smile Bluebell by Penhaligons

    Although it is somehow not "the right season" for this beauty i cannot resist using it. I bought a bottle because the smell wouldn't go out of my mind after i had sniffed it once in a store specialised on English perfumes.
    Normally i go for orientals, florientals and vanillas, also white florals but i just fell in love with it.
    After an initial hyacinth blast it softens and melts into a floral/cinammon-close-to-the-skin melody of a blue spring afternoon in a dusky forest.
    It's a harmonizing and joyful scent and i wonder why its reputation is slightly low.
    Espacially for sleeping time i love it. It brightens winter nights and makes me dream of spring.
    You would never expect it to become so warm on your skin by sniffing it only on a paper strip or from the bottle.
    Just wanted to have said that. It was such a surprise!
    "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
    Edgar Allan Poe

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    Bluebell has quite a cult following over here by those in the know! It is indeed
    a delightful scent as you have discovered. There is a great reference to it
    in the novel "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith, if you ever get the chance to read it. That passage has inspired many people to buy Bluebell.
    Glad to know there are at least a few British perfumes that come up to scratch with the pefumistas!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kewart
    Bluebell has quite a cult following over here by those in the know! It is indeed
    a delightful scent as you have discovered. There is a great reference to it
    in the novel "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith, if you ever get the chance to read it. That passage has inspired many people to buy Bluebell.
    Glad to know there are at least a few British perfumes that come up to scratch with the pefumistas!!

    yow! I capture the castle is one of my all time favorite books!!!!!!! (page number reference please.)
    I never sniffed Bluebell...aaiiiiaaiyaaa!!
    must rectify this.
    "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 am in the know! I have Bluebell and I love it. I had a bath essence that was [i]irresistabe[/]. It seems to me like the freshest scent in the world, like being on you knees in damp spring to sniff the very first bulb that came up.

    Their Elisabethan Rose holds it own against Creed FdTRB, as well, IMO. It is my #1 rose fragrance. Creed is #2.

    The new release is Lily Spice, with a saffron note and patchouli. So far I've only found it on the Pennhaligon's site, and there will be a thirty dollar hazardous material surcharge for shipping. I want it preeeeettty badly, but an extra thirty dollars cooled my jets.

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    Shycat, Aedes carries Lily and Spice as well as Bluebell and others...
    Check out the link here...and since they ship right from NYC, the shipping should be reasonable for you...also they include seven free samples with every order - your choice!

    http://www.aedes.com/product.php?product_id=1883
    "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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    Would Bluebell be a scent that would be appropriate on a guy?
    Awesomeguy

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    I heard this was one of Princess Diana's favorite scents.

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