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    Default The Shopping Instinct: Back for More

    I yielded once again to the shopping urge today. Yesterday, I managed to smell and not buy, but today was another story...

    I had been considering Chanel No. 19 for quite a while, and today, I popped for it. I'm glad I did, although the price for the EdP, even at the discount place, was a little steep. The scent is an incredible green-and-floral chypre. Beautiful, and not too unlike some chypres for men. Anyway, I thought I could pull it off, and it's just too awesome to miss.

    At the same time, I got to smell another little gem by Pierre Balmain, Ivoire. This one is also a green chypre, but with a focus on some of the white florals we're starting to see more of in men's fragrances: in this one, it's lily of the valley, jasmine, ylang-ylang, and (according to another list), jonquil and neroli. Also, some unusual notes: nice spicy accord in the heart note (pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon), and (again, from another list) marigold, galbanum, wormwood, and chamomile in the top. Overall, a unique and very satisfying blend. So, I ended up popping for that, too.

    Then I did my little volte-face on Gucci pour Homme II, buying that one as well.

    So, after only a little over $200, I had had my fix for a while. How long? I might take bets on that. Any gambling guys out there?
    Last edited by JaimeB; 21st March 2007 at 11:37 PM.
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    Default Re: The Shopping Instinct: Back for More

    I say, two days and you'll get the itch again. That's how long the shine of the shopping lasts for me until I'm on the prowl again. It's tough on the wallet, but nice on the nose.
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