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    14 March...received Lanvin My Sin Extrait, unboxed, from eBay. But, it fits the box of the other My Sin with the evaporated juice

    Potiron--here in the US, the jar is plastic, and no places have the metal tin. It is dark blue and is low and wide, like a cold cream jar only a bit shorter. Hopefully it is just new packaging for the same product.
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    I got my Shalimar Light sample and I like it a lot! Must try Shalimar now.

    The Bulgari Blu Notte mini also arrived but they mislabeled the carton, so I got the Pour Homme version. Now have to request a refund or replacement -- I did not really like the men's scent and I did not detect any chocolate (?) Or well -- maybe i'll finally learn the lesson of not ordering blind! (The 'mini' was 10 ml -- almost a full bottle in my book).

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    Hit Marshall's and broke down and got the RL Safari 2.5 oz for $15 before they were all gone. And Demeters Salt Air for $4.

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    Tubereuse Indiana by Creed - from the basenotes marketplace! Couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    Potiron--here in the US, the jar is plastic, and no places have the metal tin. It is dark blue and is low and wide, like a cold cream jar only a bit shorter. Hopefully it is just new packaging for the same product.
    Ah, yes, yes, that should be it. In your original post I misread "tub" for "tube". You've got the right one. So, what do you think of it?

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    Reading this makes me so eager to go crazy shopping but I'm saving for London. It'd hard though especially reading basenotes and the market section here
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
    Currently wearing: L by Lolita Lempicka

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    Received a coffret of Bond no. 9 purse sprays (bigger than the Bon Bons). Also Eadward Indulgence..a blind buy from eBay which will work great as a room fragrance, but as a skin fragrance it's not for me!
    Still waiting on my sample of Secretions Magnifique. I decided to take the plunge (into the sewer?) and see what all the hubub was about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potiron View Post
    Ah, yes, yes, that should be it. In your original post I misread "tub" for "tube". You've got the right one. So, what do you think of it?
    I haven't tried it yet

    Perhaps I will have to fix this situation, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Travel-sized bottle of VANILLA GALANTE. A rare blind buy - trying it today!
    I'm going to be interested to hear what you think about this, Haunani! Perhaps you've already posted on SotD? I'll search. As a vanilla lover this was a bit of a disappointment. I expected an ethereal, diaphanous scent, with vanilla at its heart, and instead it's quite a lily scent. Still, I'm going to see what others have said, and if they can point my nose in a direction where I can find the love for this fragrance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie_j View Post
    I'm going to be interested to hear what you think about this, Haunani! Perhaps you've already posted on SotD? I'll search. As a vanilla lover this was a bit of a disappointment. I expected an ethereal, diaphanous scent, with vanilla at its heart, and instead it's quite a lily scent. Still, I'm going to see what others have said, and if they can point my nose in a direction where I can find the love for this fragrancet!
    Hi Lizzie. I hadn't posted anything yet. So far (just tried it once), it is a bit of a disappointment. There's a thinned quality to it that somehow reminds me of skim milk or nonfat coconut milk. It IS a classy, light floral that may or may not suit me. I made a note to try it again when the weather warms, but I may end up selling or trading that pretty little blind buy bottle.

    On the vanilla specifically... my thought is that it's one ingredient that isn't meant to be featured in the wonderfully transparent Ellena style. For some of us, anyway. The few vanillas that I wear and love are big dense cozy things!
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    Well, I went to two other Marshalls and a TJ Max today (did the same thing yesterday) and found at Marshalls a lone bottle of Cuir Amethyst. I had never smelled it, I was actually hoping to find Bois d'Encense, but I bought it and I liked it very much.
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    Went back to the Marshalls in Milpitas and bought Armani Privé Cuir Améthyste, one for myself and one for another BNer. Now I'm going to update my wardrobe!
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    Received my order of Neil Morris samples. Ordered quite a few, and lovely BNers sent me a few more. I'm going to have a time!!!

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    Went for a sniffter yesterday, and the shop I raided had a few Rosines, Lostmarch and other things at 40% off. By the looks of it, it was purely because they were discontinuing the lines. I didn't buy any of them, but if anyone is in need I'd be happy to oblige.
    I thought I might as well mention it here as anywhere else, no?
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    I'm so excited!!! I just bought two on my wishlist, Ralph and Nuit de Noel, from a wonderful BNer. :bounce:
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    Me again! The Shiseido Feminite du Bois original formula from fragrancenet was waiting for me when I got home. Too bad I've already gone green today in Laurier-Reglisse and Herba Fresca. But I know what my SotE will be!
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    Norell and Perfumes, the Guide (Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez)
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    San Diego kills me. Not only does it have perfume shops galore, it also has the best and most convenient sailing launches!!!!!!!! Agh! My wallet is hurting.

    In spite of that, I didn't purchase any perfume in San Diego last week. No, I purchased Paco Rabanne Calandre in the Central Valley, because I'm too much of a scaredy-cat to use up my last drops of Calandre parfum. 'Turns out, the newer version can scarcely hold a candle to the old. Longevity was disappointing compared to the parfum. And maybe it's the lack of oak moss that made me feel kind of "eh" about the purchase.

    Then, I wanted to go ahead and purchas Tom Ford's Japon Noir, but the Neiman Marcus in Fashion Valley Mall (San Diego) closes at 7 PM, and I *just* got there at 7:15 PM. What kind of store closes at 7 PM on a weekday????

    Anyway, it's just as well, because this month, I'm also buying Le Labo Vetiver 46. 'Big spender this month, I fear.
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    From my favorite enabler/etailer luckyscent I purchased Bois1920 Extreme. This has been on my wishlist for a long time, so I'm really excited.

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    In March I bought, the new NR essence, love it, EA Pretty, waiting for the new Badgley Mischka Couture to arrive today.Love the new Romance Always Yours two bottles worth and have three bottles of David Yurman,

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    Whilst writing reviews of DSH Perfumes, I fell in love with (and HAD to buy) Padme Lotus and Giardini Segreti.
    I'm saving up for Parfum de Grasse & Rose Vert in the parfum....too, too wonderful!
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    Just returned from New York with a bottle each of Apres L'Ondee EDT 100ml & L'Heure Bleue EDP 75ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by paula View Post
    Just returned from New York with a bottle each of Apres L'Ondee EDT 100ml & L'Heure Bleue EDP 75ml
    Two great choices. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Two great choices. Enjoy!
    Thanks! Blew my whole fragrance budget for the trip in twenty minutes in Bergdorf Goodman!

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    18 March...eBay purchases arrived. A mini bottle of vintage Lanvin Rumeur extrait and a mini bottle of vintage Raphael Replique parfum.

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    Chergui.
    That boutique at the Palais Royal would make anyone cave.
    The SA was so utterly charming, patient, helpful....I like nothing more than talking to SAs bout perfume in France. Not to mention the generous samples.

    The best part is that they almost stop you from buying if you have not left the store and worn the scent for a while, and they know a great deal about the scents.

    [Well, this is true of Guerlain, Etat libre d'orange, Frederic Malle, l'Artisan parfumeur, Lutens (at the aforementioned Shiseido /Palasi Royak liocation), and basically most department stores].

    There are a few exceptions, I won't name names, where the staff know surprisingly little about their scents and are not too helpful, but still, they never push a sale.
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    My "vintage" bottle of Feminite du Bois EdP arrived yesterday too (but I picked it up from the PO today). I was shocked that on the declaration form it was labelled as "perfume" and yet it was no different to picking up a package labelled as something else.

    I'm in love all over again! It's much nicer than the Eau Timide - stronger. I'm even more curious as to how the reformulated version compares now.

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    The day is still so young, but a large bottle of Clinique Simply (for $17 CAD!). Am off to check out some CdGs finally available in my area......:-)

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    I finally placed an order at "accessories for fragrance" for some empty glass vials... the shipping was a bit outrageous, but now I will be able to send some long overdue nice packets to a few Basenoters who have recently delighted me.

    No new perfumes this time; very happy with sampling and waiting for my birthday for the time being.

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    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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