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    Default All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    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
    (warmth, flowers, spices, woods & vanilla)
    FEBRUARY ~ Animalic
    (civet-, castoreum-, leather-, or musk-influenced scents)

    MARCH ~ Chypre
    (used to be defined by oakmoss presence, but ...?)
    APRIL ~ Floral
    (single solifore or full bouquet of flowers)
    MAY~ Fruity
    (single sweet fruits or a bowl of fruity-florals)
    JUNE ~ Citrus
    (hesperidic: bergamot, lemon, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, etc.)
    JULY ~ Green
    (fresh leaves & grasses)
    AUGUST ~ Fresh or aquatic
    (cool, dewy notes and seaside scents)
    SEPTEMBER ~ Fougere
    ("fern like;" lavender + woods + coumarin + geranium + oakmoss)

    OCTOBER ~ Ambery
    (dark, light or blond amber as feature note)
    NOVEMBER ~ Spicy
    (warm notes associated with cooking)
    DECEMBER ~ Gourmand
    (fragrances with a foody note, but not usually fruity--save for May)
    Looking for suggestions?
    See previous SnS discussions:
    Jan. 2007~ Orientals Feb. 2007~ Animalics March 2007~Chypres April 2007~ Florals May 2007~ Fruity June 2007~ Citrus Sept. 2007~ Fougere Oct. 2007~ Amber Nov. 2007~ SpicyDec. 2007 GourmandJan. 2008~OrientalsFeb. 2008~ AnimalicsMarch 2008~Chypres
    [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, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Good stuff. As soon as Diversity month was over I thought Right then, what next? and remembered the first Saturday, and Florals. I may even know what my choice will be, though I don't like to plan ahead that much. I'll say nothing till Saturday.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Oh boy!! Flowers flowers flowers!! Nose and bod are all aquiver!!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    I may be trapped at work, drat !
    But my choice will be my new passion:
    JOY de Patou....

    If THAT ain't floral-
    I dunno what is.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    I'm working and there are people allergic to strong floral scents....So not sure what to wear yet.Will probably go for Bois d'iris or SL Fleur d'orange sparingly and Sa majeste la rose for the evening.But I might change my mind
    Last edited by ineespenes; 4th April 2008 at 09:42 PM. Reason: additional scents

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Quote Originally Posted by chayaruchama View Post
    I may be trapped at work, drat !
    But my choice will be my new passion:
    JOY de Patou....

    If THAT ain't floral-
    I dunno what is.
    Oh, I am SO with you, Girl!! Right now it's a toss-up for me - Joy or ...ta da...La Rose Jacqueminot.
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Yikes!!! So many options!!!!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Today I was in the mood for something boring and inoffensive... however I got distracted by a neglected Lys Mediteranee sample. Spritzed that on one wrist and regretted it, but at least it fits with the floral SnS Kinda reminds me of Anais Anais - maybe the lily and orange blossom?

    Dabbed some Perlissima from a sample on my other wrist. Cannot find a decent list of the notes - all the notes I can find are: water fruits, lotus, peach, rose and amber. Tis not bad though

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    It's raining and stormy, cold.

    But I'm in Hové's Lilas d' Avril, pure flowers in a bottle. It's spring!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    I have no idea what made me reach for the pink atomiser this morning...I had forgotten all about our Florals SnS!
    But when I sprayed - and liberally - a wonderful aura of fresh flowers saturated the air around me and settled on my skin. Carnations?!?? Yes. Finally. For the first time EVER, I smell this glorious fragrance as she was meant to be...all spicy carnations underscored by ylang ylang on the creamiest amber-vanilla base. Maybe all she needed was springtime.

    It is Guerlain's

    Métallica

    and now that she has decided to reveal all the facets of her beautiful self to me, I love her even more.
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    I'm wearing ORRIS, by Andy Tauer, a limited edition of which I'm very lucky to have a sample.

    Notes are orris, agarwood, dark rose, spices, and mysore sandalwood.

    I recently described this as skank in a case of mistaken identity. This orris is quite dense and brooding in a maginificent way. I love it.

    Have a good weekend evryone.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Brulure de Rose - Parfumerie Generale!

    I'm in love, it's what i'd classify mainly as a Rose solifore, and usually, i'm not excited by solifores, but this one just has a magical quality, it's like roasting turkish delight that's been seasoned with slight spices. Its sweet, slightly powdery but has fantastic smokey undertones, i'm hoping some of the sweetness will go away, and i'll be left with some smokey rose

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Showered off the Lys Mediteranee and opted for Flowerbomb. Also found my jasmine scented socks and wearing those. Smells yummy but I'm not sure how accurate the jasmine smell is. It certainly doesn't smell like A La Nuit which is supposed to be full of jasmine, right?
    Last edited by jillsy; 5th April 2008 at 09:33 AM.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Morning all!
    I'm about to finally get out of my PJs and into some Joy (thanks Tao!). Haven't really tried this properly before and I figure today HAS to be the day for it - especially with such strong recommendations from Chaya and Tao.

    Scented socks, Jillsy? Blimey! What will they think of next?

    Later:
    You know how some dresses look a bit daunting on the hanger and you think "that's not going to suit me" and you try it on and it's lovely? Well that's what Joy is like on me. I haven't tried it because sniffing the decant Tao kindly sent me made me think 'it's too big'. Too many flowers, too much spice, just too much. But on? It's lovely. I did spritz lightly, but it's beautiful and surprisingly airy. Definitely a bouquet of flowers but not a cloying one.

    Even later: not to be outdone, the WordChick has asked for a squirt as well and is joining us in the gently floral and rather rosey Clarins Eau Resourcante. I'm hoping it will help keep her calm as we negotiate IKEA.
    Last edited by Wordbird; 5th April 2008 at 01:45 PM. Reason: Had to tell everyone what my 3-year-old was wearing.
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    Scented socks, Jillsy? Blimey! What will they think of next?
    Yeah we found them in Melbourne - I think they called them "aromatherapy socks". There were all different colours and smells, mostly flowers or fruits. My mother bought a pair of lemon ones. The mens ones were much fewer - only vanilla or peppermint I think. Probably should have bought more while we were there.
    Last edited by jillsy; 5th April 2008 at 09:41 AM.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black View Post
    I have no idea what made me reach for the pink atomiser this morning...I had forgotten all about our Florals SnS!
    But when I sprayed - and liberally - a wonderful aura of fresh flowers saturated the air around me and settled on my skin. Carnations?!?? Yes. Finally. For the first time EVER, I smell this glorious fragrance as she was meant to be...all spicy carnations underscored by ylang ylang on the creamiest amber-vanilla base. Maybe all she needed was springtime.

    It is Guerlain's

    Métallica

    and now that she has decided to reveal all the facets of her beautiful self to me, I love her even more.

    That sounds gorgeous! I bet you smell divine.

    Sillily in the course of baby-wrangling I picked up the wrong phial, so I can't join in my first sns till I have vanquished the current smell.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Quote Originally Posted by jillsy View Post
    Yeah we found them in Melbourne - I think they called them "aromatherapy socks". There were all different colours and smells, mostly flowers or fruits. My mother bought a pair of lemon ones. The mens ones were much fewer - only vanilla or peppermint I think. Probably should have bought more while we were there.

    Ha! I have a friend in Melbourne who was just asking me what I wanted for my birthday. Now I know!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    LISAAA Got my samples yet?

    Ahh, the Brulure is getting sweeter, and smokier, but the rose is fading a little. Vivek is not happy. He hopes that the rose will come back into play and that we'll have yummy smokey rose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black View Post
    I have no idea what made me reach for the pink atomiser this morning...I had forgotten all about our Florals SnS!
    But when I sprayed - and liberally - a wonderful aura of fresh flowers saturated the air around me and settled on my skin. Carnations?!?? Yes. Finally. For the first time EVER, I smell this glorious fragrance as she was meant to be...all spicy carnations underscored by ylang ylang on the creamiest amber-vanilla base. Maybe all she needed was springtime.

    It is Guerlain's

    Métallica

    and now that she has decided to reveal all the facets of her beautiful self to me, I love her even more.
    Ah, she finally sings for you
    Pink carnations, I bet. I am so glad!!

    And so I will follow you in this beauty. For me as well today:

    Métallica

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    My wife likes to join us on Sniff 'n' Speak days.

    After much consideration, she decided to wear an old favorite - Ruffles by Oscar de la Renta. It smells absolutely wonderful on her. I wonder if she was wearing this when we met!

    Me, I am wearing Gris Clair by Serge Lutens. This was a hard month selectionwise as I have a limited number of florals from which to choose.

    Have a great day everyone!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    SOTM Apr 5: Ralph Lauren Blue EDT
    This has become my casual, running around the house and grocery shopping scent. It is just right to go with my tracksuit pants and birkenstock.
    Notes from Osmoz:
    Topnotes: Lotus Flower, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley, Pink Peony, Gardenia
    Heartnotes: May Rose, Nantucket, Tuberose, Orange Blossom
    Basenotes: Sandalwood, Musk, Ambrette, Moss, Vetiver

    SOTA: Eau de Naphe by CSP
    This is one of my latest purchase. It has a very harsh or sharp opening but it is also very fleeting on my skin. Not sure if anyone here feels the same. The perfume dries down to a nice mellow orange blossom, I didn't detect a lot of wood.
    Topnotes: Orange, Bergamot, Elemi
    Heart notes: Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang
    Basenotes: Cedar Wood, White Musks

    SOTE: Paul Smith Rose
    Also one of my latest purchase. I was struggle to choose between this or Stella. I really enjoy this clean, uncomplicated rose. It is simple and very girly. It smells so alive that I think it has the resemblance to the pink roses.
    Topnotes: Violet, Rose
    Heartnotes: Turkish Rose, Magnolia
    Basenotes: Cedarwood, Musks
    Currently wearing: Interlude Woman by Amouage

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    My wife likes to join us on Sniff 'n' Speak days.

    After much consideration, she decided to wear an old favorite - Ruffles by Oscar de la Renta. It smells absolutely wonderful on her. I wonder if she was wearing this when we met!

    Me, I am wearing Gris Clair by Serge Lutens. This was a hard month selectionwise as I have a limited number of florals from which to choose.

    Have a great day everyone!
    Welcome, Mrs. TwoRoads, you smell like happy memories to me. I had more or less forgotten this lovely scent, but now.......
    And Mr. TwoRoads....hmmm.....delicious lavender
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    "The year was 1904. The place was the Grands Magasins de Louvre, a major Parisian department store. Coty had come to show his latest creation, La Rose Jacqueminot. ...the store's buyer was showing Coty the door — without allowing Coty to even open the bottle!

    At this point Coty — by design or in anger — smashed his sample bottle on a counter or on the floor. Immediately the aroma of La Rose Jacqueminot filled the air ... and brought women swarming to Coty's side, asking the name of this wonderful fragrance ... and where they could buy it. .... that evening Coty received an order for twelve bottles of La Rose Jacqueminot. Within weeks, stores were demanding La Rose Jacqueminot.

    Coty's business was launched and in a matter of months he had made his first million."
    (The Perfume Projects)

    ....a lovely creamy rose. None can compete.....
    For Floral S'n'S Saturday

    P.S. Lisa...SO glad you're lovin' Joy she's my go-to frag for ANY occasion!!! ....And Coco...I get a hint of cedar and a lovely purr of musk. Newly acquired EdN and think it's gonna be a wonderful summer companion!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Wow everyone smells wonderful!


    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    Ha! I have a friend in Melbourne who was just asking me what I wanted for my birthday. Now I know!
    Twas at the Queen Victoria Markets if that helps. "Melbin" is a biiiig place!


    Anyway it's just past midnight here so I think I shall go sleep in Datura Noir.

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Started the day in Mahora. Now it has reached the coconut stage that seems so out of place on this rainy afternoon. I'll change into Fracas to go out later. I've been getting compliments lately so feel encouraged to wear it more often.Ah, vanity...

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Many weeks go DeeOlive sent me some CB I Hate Perfume Narcissus, which I could tell was very nice, but I just wasn't feeling it during winter temps. As it's now truly spring-like outside, I am today reveling inNarcissus!

    If you know the smell of actual narcissus/paperwhites/daffodils, then you might understand when I say the flowers are actually kind of stinky, in addition to smelling flowery. Happily, although this liquid smells true to the flower, it doesn't reek of that peculiar funk. In fact, this fragrance has a lilac undertone, which makes it even lovelier for spring. If you like Highland Lilac, SL Un Lys, and MS Stephanie florals, then you will like this floral too. Thank you, Dee!
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Started out in YR Rose Absolue- gorgeous.
    Then, added TDC's Rose Poivree to the mix...good so far; love the vetiver and civet.
    Will probably do Or et Noir as the loooong day progresses-
    I'm craving roses, and Caron's is da bomb !

    [If I were home, I'd be in Joy- snuggling in my cat-ass blankie. But I don't think my chemo folk would be too keen on civet, LOL]

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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    What a glorious scent bouquet you all have composed today!!!

    Jillsy, I don't know *anyone* in Melbourne, but those "aromatherapy socks" sound like great fun! Wear them in good health, and if anyone sees them available in the US, please let me know!!!

    For today's Floral Sniff & Speak, I wanted to smell like spring... so I am awash in lilacs.

    On one arm, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle En Passant, and on the other Neil Morris Fragrances Flowers for Men: Lilac.

    Two completely different and wonderful takes on lilac.

    En Passant, created by Olivia Giacobetti, is light and clear -- white lilacs smelled outdoors, in a small town somewhere in Europe. I adore this, it's gentle and smells like promise and hope.
    Flowers for Men: Lilac is, to my nose, a successfully pulled off big, butch floral (as unlikely as that sounds). Deep purple lilac and leather with faint hints of soap and spicy notes, FFML conjures an image of a huge spray of purple lilacs, spilling out of the florist's paper, tucked in (and filling) a man's freshly conditioned leather briefcase.
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    After much thought - DSH Wild Honeysuckle.

    You remember the smell of walking past a honeysuckle bush in bloom?

    Green and light floral. Perfect for this cloudy spring day.
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    Default Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Everyone smells Luverly!!!!!

    Quarry glad you tried the CB Narcissus.

    I am sitting in an airport terminal somewhere in Illinois - waiting for a plane to Chicago, then another long wait till I can change to get to Albany NY, then a drive home. Sigh. But I am fuming the airport with Rose Muskissime

    Notes:
    Moroccan rose, passion fruit, mango, papaya, black currant, carnation, iris, sandalwood, ambergris, musk

    Lucky me - my little bottle made it through the security restrictions.

    I had forgotten sniff and speak - but brought roses with me on this trip so I fit in to the theme of the day. I hate flying and rose scents calm me in the plane.
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