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    Default All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FRAG

    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 ~ Opposite-Gender Fragrance -or- 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~Spicy • Dec. 2007~ Gourmand • Jan. 2008~Orientals • Feb. 2008~Animalics • March 2008~Chypres • April 2008~Floral • May 2008~Fruity • June 2008~Citrus • July 2008~Green • August 2008

    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, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Weeeeeell, I'm away from my regular stash, so I will have to see what I can find from my travel collection (darling! I'm so cosmopolitan! *snort*) Bulgari Black is the obvious choice since I am Jicky-less.

    Though I suppose this would be an ideal prod to go to the men's counter and try something truly different. You know - 'getting your Anteus out of the bathroom cabinet'. Hmm. Should I be brave and post a request for suggestions on the men's board? Ooooh!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    I knew I bought m bf perfumes for a reason, I'll go manly all the way and not go for bvlgari black or jicky since I wear that regularly already.

    So it could be m7 fresh, fou d' absinthe, habit rouge or third man.
    Currently wearing: Chyprι Fruitι by Montale

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Im in on this one too... I will have to do a panty-raid in my wife's knickers drawer (where she keeps her perfumes) and swipe something that will be challenging to pull off.

    Methinks the hardcore gourmand-ness of La Prairie's Silver Rain is a likely contender!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    I will have to do a panty-raid in my wife's knickers drawer
    Oooooh, can I watch

    It will be Sean John Unforgivable for moi.
    Last edited by silverbullet; 4th September 2008 at 04:07 PM.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    SEPTEMBER ~ Opposite-Gender Fragrance -or- Fougere
    ("fern like;" lavender + woods + coumarin + geranium + oakmoss)

    Are fougere scents still part of this month's Sniff 'n' Speak?
    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, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Weeee--I wanna play too!

    I'm wondering if anyone can help me choose for Saturday ~ and am I right, are these fougeres? Ideally I feel I ought to REALLY go all the way and choose a men's fougere.

    Here are a few I am considering, are these all fougeres? (And while I have looked at last year's thread about fougeres, I'm just not sure about all of these.)

    Gris Clair
    Jicky
    Grey Flannel (pretty sure this is a true fougere)
    Fahrenheit?
    Habit Rouge (sample for husband)?



    Thanks for looking!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Oh yes. I am so in the mood to wear Jicky. I wonder just how many will join me?

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    I hope someone picks Egoiste or Anteus because I would certainly like to hear an in depth description of these, especially Egoiste. This will be interesting for me to read because I'd like to know more about men's colognes. I know about the directory, but I'd like to hear more.


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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    I think I'll sport me some Grey Flannel. Hmmm...or M7? I think Grey Flannel...

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    I would like to join with you on this one too! I will try something more masculine, but I have several fragrance that already is something unisex. But I like leathers so, I will try from my housemate - Creed Royal English Leather!
    Last edited by MashaL; 10th November 2008 at 01:26 AM.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    I might wear Egoiste,but I wear than one regularly already,so would be fun to try something else....*hmmm*

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    Are fougere scents still part of this month's Sniff 'n' Speak?
    Sure, I just ran out of space on the subject line. You're a real by-the-rules kinda guy, aren't you, sweetie? I like that--push your chair in when you leave the table, too, I bet.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Quote Originally Posted by lushsoup View Post
    Weeee--I wanna play too!

    I'm wondering if anyone can help me choose for Saturday ~ and am I right, are these fougeres? Ideally I feel I ought to REALLY go all the way and choose a men's fougere.

    Here are a few I am considering, are these all fougeres? (And while I have looked at last year's thread about fougeres, I'm just not sure about all of these.)

    Gris Clair
    Jicky
    Grey Flannel (pretty sure this is a true fougere)
    Fahrenheit?
    Habit Rouge (sample for husband)?



    Thanks for looking!
    Your research and interpretation are as good as mine. (Don't let my many posts impress you. If Basenotes were a school, I'd have been held back and repeated many grades a second time.) But others will probably give you more guidance.

    Delighted to have new peeps MashaL and Pepe La Pew chiming in.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    SMM sent me a bunch of goodies a few weeks back.

    I'm gonna dig through them and see what works.

    Though I could use it as an opportunity to swipe the SO's Farenheit too
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Quote Originally Posted by lushsoup View Post
    Habit Rouge (sample for husband)?



    Thanks for looking!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Thanks Quarry! I ought to be a wee bit less lazy, huh!

    Silverbullet: I agree Habit Rouge is awesome stuff. We don't have a bottle, (notice how I include all of my husband's stash into my own?) so I may be using up OUR tiny little vial on Saturday.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Good thing I just got my husband Grey Flannel. Looks like I'm swiping some.

    I'm excited to hear GF is a true fougere, because as of yet I don't really have a true sense about what that category smells like.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Well, this is a dilemma.

    It will be too hot here for Grey Flannel, the fougere of choice.

    As for opposite gender, I tend not to think in those terms. I probably have a Diptyque sample (one of their jardins maybe) or maybe Poivre Samarcande. The Hermessence line tends to be considered female by the people-at-large. And PS works very nicely in hot weather.

    Some rummaging around the sample truck tonight might turn up something.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Right: I'm going to go and ask the boys for some suggestions on which men's frag to wear, given that I have to be able to get to a tester in an ordinary department store or chemist's.
    I'm actually a little bit nervous about this - how silly is that?
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    Right: I'm going to go and ask the boys for some suggestions on which men's frag to wear, given that I have to be able to get to a tester in an ordinary department store or chemist's.
    I'm actually a little bit nervous about this - how silly is that?
    Oh Wordbird, I so understand! I actually posted a thread asking for help for a frag for my husband a little while ago and I was so nervous!!! But they were all so sweet and helpful--you have my e-support, go forth!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Want some spice from 1986? One squirt and this spicy, woody, oriental should last the whole day.

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    Shocking and I don't know if this is even possible, but I googled Calvin Klein's Obsession for men in several places and got all these notes. I gave up before I found more.

    Bergamot, Lavender, Myrrh, Clove, Nutmeg, Amber, Sandalwood, Musk, Mandarin, Spice, Lemon, Sage, Fern, Carnation, Moss, Vanilla, Benzoin, Vetiver, Patchouli, & Coriander.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    I go over to the boys side all the time--they're just fine

    I have some fougeres in my collection. However, I am not going to count SJP Covet among them unless this scent clicks in some way for me. I wrote about it in yesterdays SotD thread, so I won't repeat here.

    One men's fougere I tried recently (and liked very much) is Divine L'Homme Sage. However, I really am yearning to be in on the Jicky action, so we'll see how I feel on Saturday!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    I've got lots to choose from. My favourites are Dior Homme and Terre d'Hermes but I wear them anyway, so a different one is called for tomorrow. I wonder if I can carry off Knize Ten? It might be too big for the company I'm keeping, so I'll probably aim for something else.

    I missed the last two SnS days so I'm glad to find another one. I enoy these days.

    Thanks Q.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    I think I'm going to do what Wordbird did and ask for some advice on the Men's Fragrance board.

    Update: my poor little request is sinking down to the bottom. I guess I'm on my own!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Azzaro pour Homme for me.

    It is one of my favorite fougeres - I should wear it more often!

    My wife, Gabrielle Rose, likes to participate in our Sniff 'n' Speak days and will join us in Jicky.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Oh drat I forgot to go nick my bf's Azzaro PH bottle. So therefore I'm in Green Irish Tweed today.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Well, I didn't manage to get any of the boys' recommendations from the counters yesterday, so I"m in one of the two samples I did manage to snag: Lolita Lempicka au Masculin.
    It's not bad. Lolita Lempicka with more brawn.
    Actually, I feel like I'm cheating because this could easily be a female frag.
    Last edited by Wordbird; 6th September 2008 at 09:01 AM.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Aww, Wordy- just relax and enjoy .

    I know the dilemma- I love L'Homme Sage, too.
    Was tempted to steal my son's Habit Rouge.

    Last night, before bed- I trult pitied my DH-
    I had on:
    Bois Du Portugal
    New York
    Troisieme Homme
    Maharadjha
    Chanel Pour Homme
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Tabarome Vintage

    Today, I'm a-Jicky-in'.
    Swimmin' in EDT...
    Soooooo good.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    Today I'm in Chanel Egoiste. This is one of the first male scents I tried...And I was really pleased to find out the drydown was a bit similar to the gorgeous Bois des iles. On me Egoiste smells of sweet citrus (tangerine or orange?) , fresh coriander leaves and maybe a touch of roses to begin with.Later on it develops into a sweeter and spicier scent. The most pronounced notes to my nose is cinnamon and sandalwood. There's also quite a lot of the typical,sparkling Chanle aldehydes in the mix and this is very pronounced in the topnotes. All in all this has become on of my all-round scents that I enjoy both at work and when going out,winther and summer. Suprisingly unisex too in my opinion too.

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