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    Default Today I bought ... (for October 2007)

    Are you starting to think about holiday gift giving and fragrance shopping accordingly? Or are you taking care of #1 (your own nose)? Whatcha buying?
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    I'm working on my autumn/winter wardrobe, and so far have bought Samsara, Bandit and Shalimar. I'm definitely thinking of gifts already. My mother will get Coco for Christmas this year!

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    Ormond Jayne sample set from the website. These perfumes got such great reviews here and elsewhere. Just had to see what the fuss was about.

    FYI - the sample set is about $56 - $57 US dollars and it seems to include postage. For 10 scents plus a FREE sample plus shipment to the US from London - that sounded reasonable. And the samples appear to be reasonably large.

    CAN'T WAIT!!!!!! :bounce:

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    Yesterday a bottle of Le Baiser du dragon edt arrivedGot it from a basenoterVery happy about not just owning a mini now!
    Currently wearing: Coromandel by Chanel

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    Ooohh, mailman was good to me today. Received sealed vintage bottles of Chanel Bois des Iles parfum and Lanvin Scandal extrait (the big 2oz size and it's nearly full ) from the Imports guy.

    The Scandal is my backup bottle... now I don't need to use my opened bottle so sparingly. But I so want to open it up now!

    No more purchases for me for the month of October.... wait a minute.... I'm also eyeing the new Prada d'infusion Iris.

    *sigh* My credit card simply can't take this abuse!
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    I got a mini of Bvlgari Black today. It makes me feel mysterious in the same way as Omnia and Black Cashmere Aslo got Jovan Sex Appeal ... An awful bottle with a horrible pink parfyme inside. The scent is quite funny - I like it

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    Default Re: Today I bought ... (for October 2007)

    I bought the new Gucci by Gucci - it's not even in stores yet, but I snagged a bottle from Ebay.

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    I've had a bad case of Costco fever! I usually only buy one bottle when they put out their fragrances for the holidays. But this year I bought 4! I was like a madwoman rummaging throught their precarious cardboard towers of fragrance. Most were end of September purchases, but anyway:

    Agent Provacateur (the original one)
    Shalimar edp (in the 80th anniversary Art Deco bottle)
    D&G Light Blue (used to hate this, but lately loving it!)
    Amarige (have been lemming this one. It's a 100ml bottle - will last me forever)

    I wanted AP Maitresse too, but I let that one slip through my fingers. I didn't grab it, and when I returned couldn't find it again. I had to put a stop to the purchases though because even discounted they are still $40 each. But I'm so happy with the ones I bought

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    I'm really trying to be good. I'm really trying to be good. I'm really trying to be good. I'm really trying to be good. I'm really.............anybody buying this....yeah me neither....



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    After 2 weeks of debating with myself whether I reeeeeally need another bottle of perfume yesterday I went and bought Fracas. I'm in love with it!

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    Ordered the Ineke sample set from Ineke.com. Can't WAIT to try them. And $12.00 w/ shipping is a STEAL!!!!

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    Mira Bai and Jolie Madame. Both unsniffed, but I have Casmir and Casmir Blue and love them, and the reviews of Jolie Madame sounded intriguing.... Hopefully I won't think of it as "Angela Jolie Madame."

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    I got my little bottle of Comptoir Sud Pacifique AMOUR DE CACAO. Nice, but I wouldn't call it parfum

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    Quote Originally Posted by dewey eyed View Post
    Mira Bai and Jolie Madame. Both unsniffed, but I have Casmir and Casmir Blue and love them, and the reviews of Jolie Madame sounded intriguing.... Hopefully I won't think of it as "Angela Jolie Madame."

    That is good, and no I don't think it will at all make you think of tabloid stories!

    I resisted another quick splurge at Marshall's and did not buy the Marc Jacob's Violet. I got home, read the BN reviews and felt relieved that I only walked away with a itty bitty bottle of Anthousa Fig and Vetiver for 14.99.

    Still trying hard not to place another big AL order and waiting to treat myself to Holzman and Stephanie's La Parisienne or Mike Storer's Genvieve!

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    As discussed on my SoTD mention today, I just bought a bottle of YSL's Paris Roses Enchantees in honor of Twolf who allowed me to sample it, and in memory of Sudsy.

    I like the idea of thinking of two wonderful BNers when I wear this fragrance, both with joy and a bit of melancholy.
    It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post

    Still trying hard not to place another big AL order
    Me too! I had to shut my computer off before I sent through a $100 order. FIGHTING THE URGE...WILL IS MELTING....can't resist!!!

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    2.5oz Creed Aubépine-Acacia. This is a great Unisex citrus folks..Tried a sample and fell in love all over again!

    Add Creed Silver Mountain Water, Fendi Uomo, YSL Live Jazz and a backup bottle of Zino Davidoff..What the heck..the mortgage payment can wait.
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    15 mls of Chanel no 5 pure parfum which is sublime and surprisingly musky on my skin
    "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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    Goddess_Dreams gave me a taste of Le Baiser Du Dragon last year & today I finally bought a bottle My wardrode is finally falling into place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker424 View Post
    Goddess_Dreams gave me a taste of Le Baiser Du Dragon last year & today I finally bought a bottle My wardrode is finally falling into place!
    Isn't it gorgeous? It's funny, but I normally can't stand the smell of almonds, and Dragon has quite a strong hit of that, but it works in combination with all the other gorgeous notes. It's a warm fragrance and it always gets great comments when I wear it.
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    Nothing liquid this time, but instead a book that got some pretty raving reviews: The Scent Trail by Celia Lyttelton. Can't wait to follow her on her journey through the fragrant world.
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    Infusion d'Iris Prada 100ml 3,4 oz
    Wonderful & discreet, a parfum de peau, really!
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    In the past couple days i bought Trumper's Sandalwood and Dunhill Edition.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Forget buying anything fragrant for a while! I just bought by daughter a $320 dress and $130 shoes and $40 earrings to wear to her homecoming dance.....she does look beautiful though. I am not even going to calculate in my head how many or what bottles of perfume I could have bought ....I refuse to be that selfish. I will have to live vicariously through all of you for a good month or two

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyneve View Post
    Infusion d'Iris Prada 100ml 3,4 oz
    Wonderful & discreet, a parfum de peau, really!
    Lucky you nyneve. I've been eyeing this one too. Although, I really like proportions of the 200ml sized bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdi View Post
    Forget buying anything fragrant for a while! I just bought by daughter a $320 dress and $130 shoes and $40 earrings to wear to her homecoming dance.....she does look beautiful though. I am not even going to calculate in my head how many or what bottles of perfume I could have bought ....I refuse to be that selfish. I will have to live vicariously through all of you for a good month or two
    Well we'll all just have to support you by helping you live vicariously through your daughter. Start a thread on what fragrance from your wardrobe she should wear for her dance. Hopefully that will keep you interested as well as letting us all think about an interesting occasion for fragrance - got to be demure but grown-up, a little bit sexy but more pretty than sexy - lots of elements to think about.

    Me? Oh I have been bad. I spent far too much in the BN marketplace and have a parcel of fabulous things waiting for me at my mother's house when I go back to Wales this week. And then today I found possibly the cheapest perfume site on ebay and spend fifty quid. Madame Rochas, Tabu and Raffinee by Dana plus English Leather for my hubby (honest) and then I really got gung ho and chucked Cabotine Bleu and Cabaret by Gres into the basket as well. I am so bad...

    And now I have the biggest urge to try Le Baiser du Dragon. You see, it's just dreadful, isn't it? (OK, maybe it's more a case of I'm dreadful.)
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    Default Re: Today I bought ... (for October 2007)

    Went on a trip to Amagansett this weekend, came back with Christiane Celle Calypso Gardenia. Simple gardenia/tuberose/jasmine, which reminds me of Fracas in bits but is nowhere near as heavy or long-lasting - which is good, really, because I cannot wear Fracas AT. ALL.


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    Fell for Guerlain Vetiver. I really was lacking a vetiver in my collection, and now that I sprayed it on again, I'm convinced that it's an awesome scent.
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