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    Default Today I Bought... May 2008 Edition

    Kelly Caleche shower gel by Hermes
    Eau des Merveilles shower gel by Hermes
    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

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    after a week of bingeing on luckyscent (love them Heeleys and free shipping) and now the beautyhabit sale (MPG here we come) it was AWESOME to find Richard James Savile Row tonight at TJMaxx for nine dollars.
    Why have I not been told of what was at TJMaxx?? I had a TOTALLY wrong impression of the place. Bought a few All-Clad pots to round out the kitchen collection for piddling amounts. Egads!

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Top 6: Amerigo Vespucci, by Kilian A Taste of Heaven, Serge Lutens Borneo 1834, Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta, Creed Bois du Portugal, Barney's New York Route du The

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    At a local Marshall's and as a backup bottle--the only box of B*Men, in the 1.7 oz spray flask, SNIB for $15.00
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha

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    Over the weekend I picked up bottles of Givenchy Very Irresistable and Cartier Declaration.

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    Vintage Chanel Gardenia - eau de cologne
    Vintage Evening in Paris

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    YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration
    Lauder Beyond Paradise ($3 for 100mL!)
    Baldessarini (Metal Case $12 for 50mL)

    and Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee for my wife.

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    Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime

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    -Burberry for men (30ml)
    -Eau de L'Occitane (100ml)
    -Andy Warhol (50ml)
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    decant of viw...soon very soon.
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    Versace Man eau Fraiche - Please PM me if you have it!

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    i think i might be one of the first on Basenotes to scoop up the newest offering from Hermes Jardin line...

    Un Jardin Apres La Mousson - it is by far my favorite from the Un Jardin fragrances.....I am someone who likes 'loud' fragrances and this one is definitely not, however I still enjoyed it thoroughly throughout.....first hit is impression of a fruit that i cant put my finger on...maybe cantaloupe....but its not sweet, its unripened cantaloupe with beautiful sour tinges to it.....as it begins to settle the scent transforms with spices that have me distinctly picturing rain drops early morning somewhere in the deep jungles of india......i can smell some light florals and a beautiful vetiver playing somewhere deep in the background....it is incredibly light on the skin, almost transparent and is much softer than the previous two offerings.....however it lingers on my skin for a long time......
    ..this one would be perfect for a relaxed evening spent with the loved one...or relaxing on a beach at night with a warm breeze and a glass of pina colada....

    i aslo got VIW.....which i have been waiting to get for a while....just waiting for the weather to warm up.....so far i got the bright citrus with coconut kicking in 20 minutes into it....pleasant and fun...a great summer frag.
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    I went on a binge today, and it felt good. If you spent over £500 at Harvey Nichols, you get a free weekend to Europe

    I bought:

    250ml of the Moss Breeches - Towards the split. Noir de Noir isn't going ahead, have issued refunds

    50ml - DSQUARED He Wood

    50ml - Tom Ford for Men (yum! - been wanting this for quite some time)

    100ml - Escentric 02 - Love the citrusy effervescence of this one!

    100ml - Escentric 01 - Love how peppery this is, and subtle at the same time. Some people think these are a rip off, but i'd really have to disagree, but thats probably because i'm a fan on discreet and subtle scents.

    100ml - Anvers - Citrus with Guava, smells really 'urban'

    100ml - HN Man - Mmm, leathery goodness! (I got three of these for free, have sold two to a BNer!)

    50ml - CKone - Ok, I got this as a present yesterday, so it doesn't count!

    On top of this, becuause i'm friends with my personal shopper, and because the Noir de Noir broke in transit I got a free Argent Provocateur Body Powder, an Argent Provacateur Maitresse Body Creme (I spread some on my hand, darn i'd love a Woman smelling of it! - Unfortunately, I passed them onto my sister) and he said that if I spent £30 on Versace Cosmetics (because I'd previously been looking to buy some presents from there), he could throw in three free Versace eye shadows and a free Versace cosmetics pouch, and he did! I also went to Nandos and also bought these amazing Japanese Panda biscuits from Harvey Nicks, along with six bottles of Pepsi Raw!

    All in all, a good day

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    I bought Sisley's Eau de Campaign EDT and the Hydrating lotion.

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    Great vintage 1950-s unopened bottle of Cuir de Lancome just arrived.

    So I`m ready to trade\swap my other vintage half-bottle of Cuir de Lancome.
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Jean-Louis Vermeil Vermeil for Men EdT.
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    Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought... May 2008 Edition

    As I posted on the Emergency Forums, I have my belated birthday present coming tomorrow.

    A bottle of Derby by Guerlain.

    It is still available at Bergdorf Goodman... Isn't this supposed to be discontinued? Or no?
    Last edited by teger; 6th May 2008 at 12:11 AM.

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    Today I bought Santal Noble by MPG

    I had the tester and after first try didn't like it - but as Mikeperez always says give it another chance so I did and WOW I liked it this time and today end up buying a 90 ML bottle.

    thanks Mikeperez !!
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    Bois 1920 Agrumi Amari - from the good sale at Parfum1.com. It's a great citrus and soft wood - perfect for the coming summer!
    "Faites des bÍtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette

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    Quote Originally Posted by achanna View Post
    Today I bought Santal Noble by MPG

    I had the tester and after first try didn't like it - but as Mikeperez always says give it another chance so I did and WOW I liked it this time and today end up buying a 90 ML bottle.

    thanks Mikeperez !!
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    Good achanna! Actually, I've never smelled Santal Noble, but I've heard good things about it. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schachman View Post
    Bois 1920 Agrumi Amari - from the good sale at Parfum1.com. It's a great citrus and soft wood - perfect for the coming summer!
    I tried this at Barneys in L.A. (after the SA walked me over to the line and nudged me to try it) and it was wonderful.
    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I tried this at Barneys in L.A. (after the SA walked me over to the line and nudged me to try it) and it was wonderful.
    I had originally bought a large sample of this for a friend of mine (female) for her birthday since she was looking for something citus-based. After she tried it, I kept asking her to sniff it, as it was really a nice scent. I've promised to share some with her too!
    "Faites des bÍtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette

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    I bought last week, but it arrived today does that count?

    YSL Opium EDP

    So far so good, just put it on. Was unbelievably strong upon first spray(but then again, I heard all YSL frags are), but now it's settling down and I'm liking it quite a bit.

    Thanks LuciusVorenus!

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    Yesterday i ordered a bottle of Heeley's Sel Marin from Luckyscent.

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    L'Air Du Desert
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    OMG. Now I'm part of that small crazy bunch of fanatics who actually bought Guerlain's Djedi (parfum reissue 1996). I can't believe I did it. But I had to. I'm in a state of chock about how strong this force of desire is...

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    Congratulations, Mr Guerlain!
    Who will keep the bottle?
    (As a happy user and owner of the bottle, I understand you and your feelings!!!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Guerlain View Post
    OMG. Now I'm part of that small crazy bunch of fanatics who actually bought Guerlain's Djedi (parfum reissue 1996). I can't believe I did it. But I had to. I'm in a state of chock about how strong this force of desire is...
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    I got my package from Scentiments just a little bit ago and I'm really pleased.

    I ordered a bottle of the original Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte-- because I'd been working on making a recreation of it (well, it's more based on the Concentr&#233. I do understand what people say about Ed'OV being short lived. It wears close to the skin. Now that I'm comparing my "home-made" version of it with the real one-- I feel pretty good. Mine has more longevity and more of a mandarin character-- the Hermes is more lemony with a bit more tang.

    I also got a bottle of Hermes' Un Jardin Sur Le Nil. It's kind of different from what I was expecting. I like it, but it's a lot dryer than I thought it would be. Once I close my eyes and start sniffing, it does take me away to an exotic garden. I find it a bit more muted in comparison with Un Jardin En Mediterranée-- which is amazingly bright. I don't love this right away, but Iike it and look forward to repeated wearings.

    And the SURPRISE "throw-in" to my order that is blowing my mind... Salvador Dali Pour Homme! Despite the leaky bottle (grrr!) this one is great. I was expecting it to be like some old school Kouros/Santos chypre knockoff-- I was strictly buying it for the bottle-- but damn, I really like the juice! I don't get all the negative reviews on this one. Sure it smells a bit goth, but it doesn't smell like "dogshit" or "fat man funk" or any of that other stuff to my nose. It's a little bit like Antaeus that has been shaken up a little and introduced to the Comme des Garçons Incense Series. The drydown smells a little like pot. I'll have to test this one some more, but as it stands now, I'm in complete glee over this stuff.
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    Today I ordered Tom Ford for men. This stuff is like crack. I went through the 1st bottle in record time. It kind of subtle and longevity is average at best. I also bought Tom Ford Extreme blind. If it's anything like the regular one I'm pretty sure I'll like it or love it. Hopefully it will have better longevity over the regular one. I am still meaning to stop by Neimans and test some of the private blends (in particular Tobacco Vanille & Amber Absolute) but that is a dangerous proposition to my wallet. Though the good news is I think i have enough creeds for the moment. LOL

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    Eau Lente and Botrytis, both at steep discount from Beautyhabit.

    Bad boy! Bad, bad boy!
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    Against my better judgment, I bought Tom Ford Black Orchid. Drove through a snarly traffic jam during rush hour to visit Nordstrom's, only to find that they didn't carry the stuff I really wanted - Acqua di Parma. Oh well, might as well sniff around while I'm here...
    TFBO was the only fragrance that made me grin. Not being a clubber anymore, I may never have occassion to wear it out, but I said that about Narciso Rodriguez and now it's in my regular rotation...
    Last edited by Snafoo; 7th May 2008 at 02:04 AM.
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