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    Exclamation All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ 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
    (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 Aug. 2008~Fresh/Aquatic Sept. 2008~Opposite Gender or Fougere Oct. 2008 ~ Amber Nov. 2008 ~ Spicy Dec. 2008 ~ Gourmand Jan. 2009 ~ Oriental

    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, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Yay! I was wondering when a post would be made about tomorrow's SnS. I'm very excited about this family because I am unfamiliar with it and have not yet 'found the love.'
    I'm tempted to wear my new Reve en Cuir which everyone is eventually (already?) going to tire of me going on and on about.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie_j View Post
    Yay! I was wondering when a post would be made about tomorrow's SnS. I'm very excited about this family because I am unfamiliar with it and have not yet 'found the love.'
    I'm tempted to wear my new Reve en Cuir which everyone is eventually (already?) going to tire of me going on and on about.
    hey lizzie_j, unfortunately my package will not get to you in time for tomorrow... i've included some samples in there of this family. Looking forward to hear your impressions of Reve en Cuir, though.

    I don't have enough skin space to fully explore this fine family.
    Tomorrow I'll be a stinkin' mess, I think.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    I used up my sample of Jicky... will have a look through my samples and see what I'm giving a trial run for this tomorrow

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Oooh! I might go for Y, though I've never classified it as animalic in my head, I believe it is...

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Morning! Lucky I caught this thread before picking a scent. Today I'm in Paloma Picasso. Yummy.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Just checking, as I am not as notes-savvy as many of you -- if I wear something musky, even synthetic musky, that will count???

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Always looking for an excuse to wear my Kouros!

    Apart from that, I have my Antonio Banderas Spirit, and a new musk scent from Asha. This is going to be a tough call. Nyyyyaaaah. No, it's not. Any excuse to wear the king!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    OOOOH !
    I got LOTS !!!!
    Which one, me hearties ?

    Hopefully, the SKANKIEST of the lot-
    All my men are out of the house, LOL...

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    I'm really looking forward to the reports about this one, dear women. Please spray liberally and tell all!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Tomorrows agenda won't quite allow for skank.

    Brunch with relatives, a funeral then a plane trip. I may start out scentless but when I finally make it home late at night I'll see if I can make up for it.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Quote Originally Posted by whisperingleaves View Post
    Tomorrows agenda won't quite allow for skank. ...
    Me too, whisperingleaves! I'm helping with our local academic decathlon tomorrow. Don't want to distract the high school boys, LOL. But I think I have a plan for later in the day...

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Good idea Redneck...I was wondering what I was gonna choose and now reading your post I realize that I haven't given my Kouros vintage mini a full wearing.

    I might even do a side-by-side with Orange Spice by Creed - to see if I can perceive any of the differences.

    Fun!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Good idea Redneck...I was wondering what I was gonna choose and now reading your post I realize that I haven't given my Kouros vintage mini a full wearing.

    I might even do a side-by-side with Orange Spice by Creed - to see if I can perceive any of the differences.

    Fun!
    Watch out ladies - the stray cats are gonna be in the neighborhood, and your curtains ain't safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Watch out ladies - the stray cats are gonna be in the neighborhood, and your curtains ain't safe!

    WREEEER! HISSSS!
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    You boys are simply frightening.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    You boys are simply frightening.
    lmao!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    In preparation for tomorrow's SnS, I broke out the samples I've been hoarding, and am testing 6 of the 10 possible choices I'm considering (yes, both arms are covered!):

    Tabac Blond Edt (I feel a de*cant coming on...)
    Knize Ten (thanks TwoRoads!)
    Bandit (can you believe I swapped my bottle years ago. What was I thinking?)
    Dzing! (may be on my wishlist--a seriously happy-making fragrance)
    Cuir Mauresque (a thumbs up from DH)
    MKK

    Also considering:
    Daim Blond
    Vintage Jolie Madame
    Jicky
    Cuir de Russie

    I have questions on a couple of others; do these count?
    Habanita
    Fumerie Turque
    vintage Mitsouko parfum (isn't there civet in the vintage?)


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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Lushsoup--civet and/or musk are in many, many fragrances since they are such great fixatives. I suppose you could just as easily wear vintage Shalimar extrait--it is laden in castoreum, civet and musk.

    I think the spirit of SnS would be to pick a fragrance which has the primary theme of an animalic, although I am sure each person will pick what they think the theme means

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    I'm tempted to stay in my comfort zone with Daim Blond, which I see mentioned in last year's animalic SnS, but I will try to push myself for something more challenging. This is unfamiliar territory for me, too!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    For me- Tabac Blond,Knize , etc.- Are safe to WEAR in PUBLIC...
    Dare I go for SMN's Peau D'Espagne ?
    Scary honk !
    What sayest thou, my hearties ?

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Go crazy chaya, all my smellies are packed away so you need to be double trouble for me
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    You GOTS it, Lian, gelieverd !

    That pic Mikey put up, might be reacting to my REBELLIOUS decision to wear SMN Peau D'Espagne-
    Courtesy of Terry baby-
    It has to be a frag that makes Knize hide in the corner and cower, LOL.
    Real whip-cracking, sadistic barnyard PONG.

    I just shooed them all out of the house-
    So, I'm goin' to TOWN !

    CLEAR the path, and EAT my dust......

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    For me, it's the amazing civet-laden Ungaro Pour LHomme II.

    Top notes: Basil oil, Bergamot oil, Coriander, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Orange
    Middle notes: Carnation, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmin, Orris, Pepper, Rose
    Base notes: Ambrein, Benzoin, Cedar, Civet, Leather, Musk, Patchouli, Sandal, Tonka, Vanilla
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Friends with hidden treasures......I love them Here is my trophy for today



    First one little spray....ah, yummie....let's make that two sprays and set the neighborhood on fire

    Now, did I hear someone say 'cat pee'???? If so, I *want* that cat!

    Watch out, stray cats.....here comes a huge wild animal, sniffing in delight at her paws.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    TOTALLY forgot.
    But that's OK...I'ze on track anyway in a sample of HIndu Kush (Profumo) from a sample from the divine Quarry.
    Ginger'n'pepper and (gasp) cumin. May have to avail myself of some of this - it's unique to my nose and bod.

    Later: Oooops. NOT spices.....scampers to etagere....how 'bout Coco?
    Last edited by TaoLady; 7th February 2009 at 12:31 PM. Reason: I'm in the wrong month. Is there any help for me?
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Bal a versailles or Tabac blond (I have to confess i didn't know it was animalic--I dont' get the blast of civet I associate with those) .....hmmm....maybe have to wear one on each arm!

    I love animalics--though I need help identifying

    I'll watch the thread for more suggestions!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Agatha Brown Imperial Jade Emperor from a sample long ago stashed and just found.

    The animalic part is in the drydown, from musk, but the journey itself is the destination!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 7, 2009 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I see Mikeperez decided on Rasa Extreme!

    I'm starting my day in the regular version of Rasa.
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