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    Default Favorite Sleeper?

    One choice only -- think quickly.

    Mine? Cabaret pour Femme by Grès.
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    Tilleul D' Orsay
    A, quales ego mane rosas procedere vidi!
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    Love Tilleul!

    Fath de Jacques Fath. right this moment.

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    Moschino Couture

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    Parfum Prive by La Perla...always gets compliments!

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    1, Cologne Blanche by Dior Homme, it is SO mellow... smells like a warmed up sweater!
    2, Aroma Calm by Lancome, blends well with my pjs
    3, Perles de Lalique, a new love, a new chypre that wears really close to my skin
    Currently wearing: Gold Woman by Amouage

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    Tabac Blond, hands down! But I do love several others as well.
    "Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
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    By "sleeper" I take it to mean you're thinking "that frag which - either because of it's name or perceived reputation or someone gave it to you and you thought ohmigod WHY - you never thought would work and it totally takes you by surprise and is now a fave"?

    Then I'd have to say Miami Glow!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    By "sleeper" I take it to mean you're thinking "that frag which - either because of it's name or perceived reputation or someone gave it to you and you thought ohmigod WHY - you never thought would work and it totally takes you by surprise and is now a fave"?

    Then I'd have to say Miami Glow!!!
    Hmmmm... I got this wrong then. ( I was thinking "sleeping in") You're probably right Tao, in which case it would definitely have to be a recent gift... JUICY COUTURE. I'm surprised at how much I like this frag!
    MIAMI GLOW would be a close second though!
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    Van Cleef & Arpels Murmure. Like visiting a floral greenhouse. Instant happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    By "sleeper" I take it to mean you're thinking "that frag which - either because of it's name or perceived reputation or someone gave it to you and you thought ohmigod WHY - you never thought would work and it totally takes you by surprise and is now a fave"?
    I was thinking that it meant a scent that is completely under the radar...

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    Ferre 20

    and for a second one Geoffrey Beene for women, a lovely rose scent: Green Note, Bergamot, Coriander, Tarragon, Rose, Jasmine, Violet, Geranium, Oakmoss, Sandal, Musk, Civet. I think I'm the only one who wears it.
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    Currently wearing: Bluebell by Penhaligon's

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker424 View Post
    I was thinking that it meant a scent that is completely under the radar...
    I thought it meant a scent to spray on just before going to bed. If it's not, then I need to reinterpret and adjust my answer. Can someone please clarify?
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    but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemmie View Post
    I thought it meant a scent to spray on just before going to bed. If it's not, then I need to reinterpret and adjust my answer. Can someone please clarify?
    "Sleeper" usually describes an overlooked gem or as tinker put it, "under the radar".

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    I agree with Tinker and Ruggles on the definition of "sleeper" -- think "hidden gem" and/or "under the radar."

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
    Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
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    "Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
    Auntie Mame
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    Captain Molyneux

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    Ferre 20

    and for a second one Geoffrey Beene for women, a lovely rose scent: Green Note, Bergamot, Coriander, Tarragon, Rose, Jasmine, Violet, Geranium, Oakmoss, Sandal, Musk, Civet. I think I'm the only one who wears it.
    The Ferre 20 and particularly the Beene, sound absolutely lovely, Zibeline! Can one still find either to test anywhere?
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    Mont Blanc Presence d'Une Femme.

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    Default Re: Favorite Sleeper?

    Well, and here's another definition: "Sleeper hit, a work, such as a movie ("sleeper film"), book, or product, that obtains unexpected recognition or success". (Wikipedia)

    For a newie like me, northing's really "under the radar" because it's been talked about or published here on BN.....and when I read TVL's challenge I quick-thought Miami Glow because, when I first heard of it and hadn't read reviews here, I dismissed it as a "celebrity scent" which - at the time - I figured HAD to be skanky....

    And so, imagine my surprise when it worked wonderfully well on me......"unexpected recognition or success...." (for me!)
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    For me, Nuits de Noho and Curve Crush! Esp. CC! Who would ever think a variation of Curve would be so good?!?!?!

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    Dolce & Gabbana Feminine, it is one of my all time favourites yet I never really see anything posted about it on Basenotes. Beautiful floral, vanilla musk that to me anyway, is as light and airy as a souffle. I do get compliments on Feminine, think I might wear it tomorrow.

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    Base: Musk, vanilla, sandalwood, kashmir wood.

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    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    I think Taolady and Tinker have about the same concept expressed in different words. That's what I thought while listing Fath de Fath.

    More sleepers: Trussardi Python, Kenzo Le Mond Est Beau, Lancetti Donna (gold box), Perles de Lalique, Gres Grain de Folie (Zib, I know you got this one too!) and Caline (there is Caline Night out there now too!), Royal Doulton, Paloma Picasso Tentations, Cerruti Image, Davidoff Good Life, Chantecaille fragrances, Cassini, many many more.

    I used to enjoy Geoffrey Beene when I had it. A lot of my staples are being mentioned, keep them coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    I think Taolady and Tinker have about the same concept expressed in different words. That's what I thought while listing Fath de Fath.

    More sleepers: Trussardi Python, Kenzo Le Mond Est Beau, Lancetti Donna (gold box), Perles de Lalique, Gres Grain de Folie (Zib, I know you got this one too!) and Caline (there is Caline Night out there now too!), Royal Doulton, Paloma Picasso Tentations, Cerruti Image, Davidoff Good Life, Chantecaille fragrances, Cassini, many many more.

    I used to enjoy Geoffrey Beene when I had it. A lot of my staples are being mentioned, keep them coming!
    I DO love those Gres Folie scents! Grain de Folie is such a great scent. I am pleased to learn somebody else likes GB. It is a sleeper in two ways, the opening is pretty strong but if you stay around, it mellows and the herbal quality meld beautifully with the florals and bases. That green note lasts longer in the cold weather, but in the parfum it fades fast.

    Other hidden treasures, for me, are the Montana line, and Silences by Jacomo.
    Currently wearing: Bluebell by Penhaligon's

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    L'Eau de Ryokuei

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyneve View Post
    Tilleul D' Orsay
    Everytime I wear this I get compliments. It seems that you and I are definitely in the minority considering the reviews I've read.

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    Chemistry by Clinique

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    Now that it's been clarified, I think I'd have to say my sleeper is Un Amour de Patou. So overlooked, sadly, that it's discontinued. But I still have about half a bottle left, and I use it sparingly.
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    Montgomery Taylor's Ambra de Venezia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScentSerenade View Post
    Moschino Couture
    I'm a fragrance novice, so I'm not familiar with too many scents. But for what it's worth, I agree that Moschino Couture is underrated.

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