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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    :bounce: I am impressed!
    Yes to everything, except for high alcohol content and synths...

    The orange and clove you all smell are facets found in real diluted cinnamon oil.

    Any guesses? :wave:
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Must be then all natural Whole Foods store product. Or, its European equivalent. Might also be a body spray version or something with the world "L'Eau" in the title.
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Okay, here's my guess...

    This selection is from the fragrance collection called "The Spice of Life" (yep!)
    It's called BUNS OF PEEL, and the description is:

    Perfectly formed, round, squishy cinnabuns sweetened with juicy orange slices & peel. Don't forget the dollop of whipped cream!

    Well.....?!?!?!

    EDIT: The brand is "Starring...! fragrances"
    Last edited by ubuandibeme; 11th April 2009 at 01:59 PM.

  4. #64

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    Other brands with natural cinnamon and orange are L'Occitane and Bigelow. The L'Occitane is home spray, whereas the Bigelow is a perfume oil. Neither lists vanilla, though.

  5. #65

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    Notes: cinnamon natural - possibly including clove and orange, vanilla, something smoky, rubbery or tarry maybe? gourmand but not really edible.

    Throwing out some questions.

    What about the vanilla any clues there?

    No other detectable notes at all? Or is the cinnamon is just so strong that anything underneath is overpowered?

    thanks!

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    This is def. not an oil. It is very watery, and leaves no mark when sprayed on paper. The scent evaporates quickly. For example, I can still smell My Afrika from 48 hours ago (on paper), but this mystery "B" is already gone from a spray about 4 hours old.

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    LOL, ubu, not Buns of Peel

    It isn't a room spray either.

    Who said there's orange in there?!?
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black View Post

    Who said there's orange in there?!?
    Well, it is a 'phantom' note to my nose....my guess was a longshot, but what the heck!

    Really, it's all cinnamon with some vanilla - and it's sweet. Pretty simple. I think I'd like to buy a vowel...any clues?

  9. #69

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    Ubu, the comment wasn't directed at you, sorry if you had that impression

    As I already posted above, both orange and clove are indeed phantom notes when smelling natural cinnamon oil. Cinnamon is a gorgeous, multifaceted spice... love it.

    I chose Sample B because it is simple to place budget-wise, has only three notes, and is therefore quite hard to nail.
    You already identified category, concentration, notes ... just guessing on like mad is the only option, I think

    A small hint....besides perfume ingredients, there are other nice thingies in Sample B
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Is it a body/linen spray?
    Is it advertised as "aroma-therapy"
    Does it have re-vitalizing or energizing properties?

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Lick it, ladies? Sweet? Bitter? Tart? Chocolatey?

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Maybe it is an accord made from edible cooking flavorings...

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    Looking a little online... could it have insect repellant and/or sun protection properties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Lick it...
    Okay, I cannot believe I actually did this! After reading Twolfs' post I thought, "hmmm, it might be one of those dessert type body sprays", well guess what ~

    It's not!!!!!

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Or, dental rinse? Or, skin toner (moisturising or calming)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Looking a little online... could it have insect repellant and/or sun protection properties?
    It doesn't taste like insect repellant...

    I don't know about any sun protection here, but if you spritzed this on and went out into the sun, you'd probably get swarmed by killer bees or just smell like cinnamon sticks simmering on the stovetop.

    The taste is definitely not a clue.

    EDIT: I am not putting anymore of this stuff in my mouth - thank you very much.
    Last edited by ubuandibeme; 11th April 2009 at 06:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    It doesn't taste like insect repellant...

    I don't know about any sun protection here, but if you spritzed this on and went out into the sun, you'd probably get swarmed by killer bees or just smell like cinnamon sticks simmering on the stovetop.

    The taste is definitely not a clue.

    EDIT: I am not putting anymore of this stuff in my mouth - thank you very much.
    LOL! Twolf's skin toner idea is interesting... gee, I also see that cinnamon is considered an aphrodisiac!

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    ... gee, I also see that cinnamon is considered an aphrodisiac!

    Uh, no , not this one!

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Ubu, you are a riot!

    How about The Body Shop Cinnamon Spice -- I know it comes as oil, but it can be diluted in water or other solvents.

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    :wave(( Lian ))) ((( Veuve ))) Come out and play...I'm knocking on your doors...

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    LOL!! It never crossed my mind to taste Sample B...and I won't do it now!!

    Really, ubu, I gather you kind of hate it ...time to have a good long bubble bath
    Luckily, I don't find it so disgusting :brolly:

    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    LOL! Twolf's skin toner idea is interesting...
    It's not only interesting....it's correct Aaaah, the hidden properties of Sample B.
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    I forgot....Asha, it's not something I concocted from edible spices (akthough that could have been an idea!) and TWolf, it is not TBS Cinnamon Spice
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    SKIN TONER!?!? Yikes!

    Is there witchhazel in there?

    EDIT: Oh dear LiB, I really don't hate this one...it's just not my favorite...and I don't like the taste.
    Last edited by ubuandibeme; 11th April 2009 at 08:14 PM.

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Is this a product by Nature's Sunshine?

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    Nope, ubu...although there's plenty of sunshine where it's produced!

    Where are Lian and veuve? Disgusted by Sample B??

    No more hints for today...see you all in my morning
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    So it's a skintoner that smells like cinnamon. I must say I'm confused and slightly put off by the idea, it just doesn't mix with the idea of a refreshing skin toner. This is more like spraying liquid cinnamon sugar on you.

    But there is plenty of sun shine where it is made, so let's try and nail that down.

    I'm going out on a limb and say Spain or if that is wrong is it around the mediterreanean (or howver you spell that area in english).


    To ubu: you are way too hardcore for tasting that stuff. Talk about taking one for the team
    Last edited by Lian; 11th April 2009 at 11:26 PM.
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Gosh this one sounds hard ladies. It also sounds kinda disgusting. Cinnamon gone bad!!!
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    It's a fooler...my brain thinks "mmmm, cinnamon...taste?...OK" but it just doesn't have the taste that the smell had me ready for! I may have to go buy some cinnamon candies to set my brain, nose and tastebuds right again!

    Anyways, I looked up cinnamon production and 90% of cinnamon is grown and harvested in Sri Lanka (where the climate is hot & humid = sunny) followed by China, India & Vietnam. Is this frag made in Asia? Also, is it advertised mainly as a fragrance or a skin toner?
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Is it:
    Korres Natural Products Body Water in Vanilla Cinnamon $18

    Korres is from Greece, very sunny there
    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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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 2...."The Spice of Life"

    Lian, that's an AWESOME answer ~ fingers crossed, I hope you're right!

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