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    Default All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    For newcomers, here's the lowdown on this monthly online event:
    Every member, any gender, novice or veteran sniffer, 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 this 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
    August ~ Fresh or aquatic
    September ~ Fougere

    ("fern like;" lavender + woods + coumarin + geranium + oakmoss)

    October ~ Ambery
    November ~ Spicy
    December ~ Gourmand
    (fragrances with a foody note, but not usually fruity)
    Looking for suggestions on a given theme? See previous SnS discussions:
    January 6, 2007 ~ Orientals February 3, 2007 ~ Animalics March 2, 2007 ~ Chypres April 14, 2007 ~ Florals May 4, 2007 ~ Fruity June 2, 2007 ~ Citrus September 1, 2007 ~ Fougere October 6, 2007 ~ Amber November 3, 2007 ~ SpicyDecember 1, 2007 ~ GourmandJanuary 5, 2008 ~ Orientals
    [For the months of July and August 2007, regular BN was offline and supporters had access to an abbreviated site. We discussed aquatics and greens, but those posts are no longer accessible.]

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Pant. Pant.

    Which way to go...leathers? Musks??? Musks and leathers??? Civet and musk???
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Hmmmm...think I'll dip into some of the Madini Musks I bought DH for Christmas
    I hope those count.
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    I have a feeling it will be leather for me ...but I am going to wear a really butch one this time!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Ahhh, welcome to 'my world'.
    Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    filth
    bliss!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    So much raunch, so little time!

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Did someone say 'animal'? Thought so.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Woof

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    I have a work weekend,so can't fully participate,but my sote will defenitely be something animalic.Thinking maybe Cuir de russie or Jicky.
    Currently wearing: L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    I'll be ready with the animalics on Saturday. I had to research older threads to make sure I was correct with the categorisation. I've got several to choose from now and will decide as the mood strikes.
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    YAY!!! I am so here for this one...

    It will be a perfect excuse to break out my Ava Luxe Rasa Xtreme or Kama Xtreme. Or to reacquaint myself with my currently neglected leather scents...

    Favourite (Winter) Crazy Combos

    Tabu + Orange Blossom * Hermes Rouge + Bellodgia* Voleur du Roses+ Rose Ispahan * Rasa Extreme + Paris * Wood Coffee + Cafe Noir *

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Ended up getting overexcited and wearing Jicky to bed last night. Shot my bolt early, so to speak.
    I do love that civet. And in edp it's damn strong.
    I am lucky enough to have just scored a set of wax samples from Serge Lutens so there can only be one candidate for sotd for animalics: I will be trying out MKK and may God have mercy on anyone who gets too close to me in the post office or the supermarket. I'm hoping it might even be a little bit scary.
    If it doesn't do it for me in the filth stakes, I have a little bottle of Bal a Versailles, which even in edt is also damn strong and just about blows my head off. In a good way.

    Oh I love skank!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    So many from which to choose...
    [I'd better make myself scarce, poor DH !]

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Yay for animalics! I've got tons. Not sure what I'll wear for the official Sniffer, but I'll probably make Feb an animalic themed month. That's what I did last year and it's how I discovered how much I love Daim Blond and Cuir Amethyste. I also got Sparky in Feb, making it a true animalic month.
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    OK, realised I have to go do several things on Friday that are not skankable (Mothers and Toddlers being a primo example. Especially since we have a Daddy who joins us on a Friday and I was chatting to him last week because he seemed out on a limb and left alone. If I rock up this week wearing MKK it might seem... inappropriate.)(Oh God, can you imagine? It would be utterly farcical.)

    So I've decided to do my skank today. Supermarket and Ikea. Who gives a hoot what I smell like? Tomorrow I will be ladylike in Tabac Blond. (Pellen - making February Skank Month? Oh how tempting!)

    Wish me luck: I have peeled open the wax sample. The Skankatron is running and I'm going in.

    Wow! Flowers? Sweet, warm flowers? Ghengis brings you a bouquet to start the ball rolling?

    Later:
    Well that was a surprise.
    Turns out Ghengis couldn't make it and sent his much more refined and genteel cousin Imran in his place. This is a gentleman in a handmade suit and cashmere socks, not a hairy, sweaty horde of barbarians pounding over the hill on horseback with ravishing on their minds. Not to say it's not sexy - oh, it is. But Imran sexy.

    It started with flowers - it says roses on the notes somewhere - a bouquet with a warm, rich base of musk and a tiny tidge of civet. Sexy, yes (actually, perhaps even more so on a man - I like a man in a floral), but nothing shocking. As it opens into the heart notes there's a warmth and 'nuzzlability' that kept me sniffing my wrists, but I got no skank. There's now a lovely, rich, warm, very very comfortable skin scent lingering around me. Delectable and very sensuous, I can see it must be very alluring.

    I had expected a 'Fred Flintstone' fragrance - once that banged you on the head with a big club and dragged you back to his cave to roll on furs. This is definitely Imran Khan before he became a politician and philanthropist - a handsome, elegant cricketer and playboy who knows everyone in Annabels and has impeccable manners and an enviable reputation as a ladies' man.

    MKK is very elegant but 'not safe in taxis' as the debs allegedly used to say of dangerous young men who'd try to kiss you at the drop of a hat.

    Definitely on my wish list.
    Last edited by Wordbird; 31st January 2008 at 03:23 PM. Reason: perfume development
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    I am a total animalic n00b. Any suggestions of things to try out? I may make a field trip to Saks for some spritzin'.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Quote Originally Posted by marnut View Post
    I am a total animalic n00b. Any suggestions of things to try out? I may make a field trip to Saks for some spritzin'.
    Hey there, marnut. If you can handle Pomegranate Noir, you can handle leather and civet. Of course, there are lots of musk frags. Here are a couple nummies plucked from the Saks site.

    Miller Harris
    Cuir d'Oranger EDP/3.4oz
    EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE.
    Part of the Nouvelle Edition, Cuir d'Oranger is based on luxurious leather. Top notes of orange oil Valencia, pettigrain Paraquay and shimmering orange flowers Tunisia are fused with jasmin Egypt and orris absolute. This scent rests on a rich base of leather with birch tar, Spanish ciste, oak moss and patchouli. Signature botanical print bottle includes atomizer. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz.

    Miller Harris
    L'air De Rien
    An exquisite Oriental scent blends rich notes of French oak moss, Tunisian neroli, sweet musk, amber and vanilla. Encompasses passion, sensuality and beauty. 3.4 oz.

    Robert Piguet
    Bandit EDP Spray
    Exotic and sultry, Bandit blends notes of leather, wood and spice with jasmine and carnation, evolving to a sensual base of vetiver, patchouli and musk. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz.
    Last edited by Quarry; 31st January 2008 at 11:07 PM.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    oooOOOOooo Thanks for the suggestions, Quarry! Bandit sounds naughty! Might have to check it out...

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    I'm Jonesing for MKK now, Wordbird! (I've only tried it off a wax sample so far - was good, but not enough 'fume on those little cards to play with).

    I will be wearing Ava Luxe's delicious Rasa. I am visiting my fella in Manchester this weekend so won't be on a computer tomorrow.
    Rasa - rose and skank. Yummy.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    I can't decide what I want to wear, I love animalics.

    Here's a list of older chypre/animalic fragrances I culled from the H&R Fragrance Genealogy chart, hope this helps!

    • Bandit
    • Cabochard
    • Chant d'Aromes
    • Crepe de Chine
    • Cuir de Russie
    • Donna Trussardi
    • Gianni Versace
    • Givenchy III
    • Intimate
    • Jil Sander Woman III
    • Jil Sander Woman Two
    • Jolie Madame
    • Ma Griffe
    • Miss Balmain
    • Miss Dior
    • Mystere
    • Parfum d'elle
    • Parure
    • Passion
    • Scarf
    • Shocking
    • Talisman
    • Trussardi Donna
    • White Diamonds
    • White Jeans
    • Yohji Essential
    Last edited by Dulci; 1st February 2008 at 05:49 PM. Reason: tweak

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Nooooo My nose is COMPLETELY BLOCKED! Can't even smell the tiniest bit of even Angel or Fracas! Not good for the S'n'S ....will see how it goes tomorrow.Might add my views once my nose gets better :P
    Currently wearing: L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Thanks for inviting us to join you tomorrow!

    My first thought was Knize Ten or Kouros but I have worn those recently.

    Finally settled on an old favorite - Givenchy Gentleman.

    It will be good day!
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Serge Lutens
    Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Currently wearing: Bois du Portugal by Creed

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    This is going to be tough, as I am invited to a wedding Saturday. My choices are:
    Kouros (civet) I don't think I'm gonna go with this one, though. It is a wedding, after all.
    Dior Homme (leather)
    John Varavatos (leather)

    I recently traded my Royal English Leather, and that would have been the most "animalic" of them all.

    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Here I am in my butch-iest leather...

    Knize Ten Golden Edition

    Head: Orange, petitgrain, bergamot, rosemary
    Heart: Cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli, ylang-ylang
    Base: Musk, ambergris, castoreum

    The feeling I get from the Golden Edition is of an overall softer and rounder if compared with the regular one. It was released for Knize's 75th anniversary in the year 2000 as a kind of "special reserve".
    A very potent leather accord softened by an elegantly powdery veil.


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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black View Post
    Here I am in my butch-iest leather...
    Oh dear, let the wolves tread very carefully

    I am in elegant leather today......

    Cuir Mauresque

    An animal with soft velvet paws, nails hidden. But....beware......

    Taken from Bois de Jasmin:
    Notes include amber, myrrh, burnt styrax, incense, cinnamon, aloe wood, cedar, civet, nutmeg, clove, cumin, musk, mandarin peel, orange blossom.
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Bandit!
    But Edp - so the lady in black leather is carrying a bouquet of flowers...

    IKEA here I come!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    For animalic Saturday I'm wearing juice from a sample vial of

    AMBERGRIS by Houbigant

    The big hit in the first moment is very reminiscent to my nose of Midnight Violet by Ava Lux, and that smell is a bit too murky for me. Then it transforms to a cleaner scent. It stays close to the skin and I've applied it my neck, chest, and each forearm. It is rather lovely but I would prefer a stronger presence. I've read that it is salty but I don't get that just yet; perhaps it will become evident later on.

    A strange thing happened when I opened the vial and tipped it to my finger. The juice was slightly gassy and bubbled up and spilled over a little bit as soon as the stopper was removed, and again at every tilt to my finger, throwing itself up from the glass. Consider where it came from, and that is quite apt.

    Have I got the real deal, or have I been careless with storage? I've had the vial for about a year and have worn it a couple if times. I don't recall any bubbling up on previous occasions.

    If I smell as good as the rest of you, I'm happy.
    Last edited by Sestra; 2nd February 2008 at 10:02 AM.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Growl........

    Animals on the prowl today already I see

    I am going to wear something not very daring today - I am going to a dance/drumming and will be with a lot of people so don't dare to test anything too outrageous .


    Testing today biehl parfumkunstwerke (Arturetto Landi) 01 AL01

    Notes listed on Perfumed Court:
    Head: galbanum, ananas, blackcurrent , peach, raspberry, bergamot, basil
    Heart: freesia, violet, narcissus, orange blossom, ylang, lily of the valley, jasmine
    Base: iris, vetiver, sandelwood, oakmoss, white musk, ambergris

    Notes on Lucky Scent differ slightly:

    Galbanum, pine apple, black currant, peach, raspberry, bergamot, basil, Freesia, violet, narcissus, orange flower, ylang, lily of the valley, jasmine, gardenia, heliotrope, orchid, Iris, vetiver, sandalwood, oakmoss, white musk, ambergris

    Since the Directory here is hard to access I spent the early morn browsing through the Animalic listings on Perfumed Court:

    Civet Note:
    http://decantperfume.com/Categories/...ivet-Note.aspx

    Animalic Blended Notes
    http://decantperfume.com/Categories/...ded-Notes.aspx

    Ambergris Note
    http://decantperfume.com/Categories/...gris-Note.aspx

    Castoreum Note
    http://decantperfume.com/Categories/...reum-Note.aspx

    Musk Note
    http://decantperfume.com/Categories/...Musk-Note.aspx

    White Musk Note
    http://decantperfume.com/Categories/...Musk-Note.aspx

    Found it really interesting that many scents I love have these notes - and I never realized it.
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