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    Default All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    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~Oriental Feb. 2007~Animalic March 2007~Chypre April 2007~ Floral May 2007~Fruity June 2007~ Citrus Sept. 2007~Fougere Oct. 2007~ Amber Nov. 2007~Spicy Dec. 2007~ Gourmand Jan. 2008~Oriental Feb. 2008~Animalic March 2008~Chypre 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 Feb. 2009 ~ Animalic March 2009 ~ Chypre April 2009 ~ Floral

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Hmmm...it's pretty clear that "Fruity" in this case EXCLUDES citrus, since citrus is featured next month. This will be hard. From my wardrobe, I could wear one of three fragrances: Ume by Keiko Mecheri, Mauboussin, or Philosykos by Diptyque.

    Or it could be a fun day to break out some samples!!!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I don't think I've got anything outright fruity to sniff. I don't particularly enjoy fruity florals. This could be one of my most difficult ones I think..

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I know what you mean, Gblue..Fruity in my wardrobe is Nahema (worn last year) and Diamonds....
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Hmm, I have a similar problem. Fruity isn't usually my thing, apart from my beloved Tesco fig (one of these days, I'll shell out for a bottle of Miller Harris Figue Amere).
    I was thinking of Worth's Courtesan, but I've just spotted the Black Currant in this, whadda think? Does it count?

    Neil Morris for Takashimaya New York opens with top notes of Black Currant, Mandarin, Bergamot and Aldehydes for a sparkling and fresh introduction. Heart notes include Plum Blossom, Jasmine Tea, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Bamboo and Dossinia Orchid, accented with the passionate scent of Narcissus. A precious base note of Cedar is enriched with accents of Oak, Tonka, Orris and Oud for a warm, sophisticated finale.

    Hmm. I'll have to have a few sniffs around the house to see what else I have stashed...
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Fruit is tricky. If I get my mitts on Balahe (plummy 80s oriental) before Saturday, that'll be my game I think. On the other hand, I could choose Ume from a sample, or even re-explore some other scents... *puts thinking hat on*.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Hmmm...it's pretty clear that "Fruity" in this case EXCLUDES citrus, since citrus is featured next month.
    Hmm...I'll be thinking about this one.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I did find a few samples, too, or I could steal my husband's John Varvatos, which has exotic fruit notes including "Medjool Dates", of all things! I really like that fragrance on him.

    Oh, and one of my favorite recently-tried Neil Morris samples is Hologram, which has this interesting combination: Yuzu, Black Currant, Violet, Fig, Sea Moss, Amber, Incense, Musk. I found that I really like the fresh juicy fruit accord in this one!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY...MY FAVERT!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
    ('course I say this with every category practically...)
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Aha! think I may have cracked it: peaches. I have a few peachy things (mostly that I'm not crazy about, if I'm honest). So I guess that's me set up for Saturday.

    'Course, I'm SOOOOOO well-stocked with the citrus for next month it's riddicklus!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Fruity is a tough one for me, too,

    I may go with Calyx which doesn't go in that J'adore direction.

    I also have 1804 , only because of the association with George Sand (am I not a marketer's dream come true?). It is major pineapple. A bit hard for me to wear, but we'll see....
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY...MY FAVERT!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
    ('course I say this with every category practically...)
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I think JM Nectarine Blossom & Honey will work for me. Either that, or Bois de Paradise.

    I was thinking of Rochas Femme, but that plum note, while delicious, is hardly sweet.

    BTW, all those with easy access to drugstore frags and who can tolerate raspberry may want to try Jovan's Black Musk. It actually was better quality than I'd think--no watered-down raspberry there--and lasting power was good. Sadly, I'm not a fan of raspberry.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I think I might go down to the local Nordstrom and ask for a samp of their wildest and craziest fruity floral! I have one in my drobe, but I already know what's in it. In fact, it may be the single perfume I own that I can correctly discern the notes of...

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Remember, we don't have to go fruity-fruity. A fruit note would be acceptable. Think Mitsouko, for example.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Therese- you're just bein' SWEET !

    I always fool myself into thinking I'm not fruity, or floral-
    But I lie.

    Outside the 'funky box', I've loads of fruity things- various Ava -Luxes, NM's, Eau Emotionelle, Parfum de Therese, fig stuff, Histoires 1804, 1740, Colony, all those Molinards, Patou Forever, plummy scents, blackberry and raspberry-laden ones, L'Ombre Dans L'Eau, Feu D'Issey [ what's left !], cassis-y frags....
    Orangey ones [ Baghari, Maharadjah], lemony ones,....

    I think, because I've got to work-
    I'll go for Patou Forever:

    By JEAN PATOU

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    YEAR INTRODUCED 1998

    FRAGRANCE NOTES
    Greens, bergamot, rosewood, raspberry, rose, jasmine, orris, lilac, patchouli, sandal, vetiver, civet.


    What they neglect to tell you-
    Is that there is a lot of pineapple, too-
    Though the drydown is nicely chyprey and not sloppy.

    It's a shame it was a sleeper.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I just got a used bottle of Calyx by Prescriptives in this week, but I told myself that I was going to save it until my summer vacation (so I can have a new and interesting scent while I travel...it's become a tradition for me). So....hmmm...

    Maybe Black XS by Paco Rabanne? My Smuckers Strawberry Jam in a bottle fragrance. Plus the model in the ad's kind of adorable, no? http://secretum.files.wordpress.com/...3/black_xs.jpg
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I have picked Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Tutti Kiwi for SnS as I realised i don't have that many fruitty scents in my drobe.
    [Notes from Osmoz]
    Top notes: Tangerine, Rhubarb, Frosted Lemon
    Heart note: Kiwi, Geranium, Mock Orange
    Base note: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Woods
    Although it is named Tutti Kiwi, the kiwi itself is not that prominent. It smelled more like lemon flavour candies.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I decided to wear Diamonds for the fruity theme.The notes are:

    T: Litchie,raspberry
    M: Freesia,lily of the valley, rose
    B: Vetiver,cedar,patchouli,amber and vanilla.

    The scent opens with a fresh burst of something almost minty and very fresh. I guess this must be the Freesia. This fresh burst quickly develops into something quite sweet and fruity. The notes says Litchie and raspberry,but to me this smells a lot like pineapple(but I'm not that familiar with litchie,so that might be the scent I notice) This fruity ,and at the same time fresh element to the fragrance lasts a long time.Slowly the fruity notes take over and the vanilla kicks in.This makes me notice the raspberry all of a sudden.

    All in all an ok everyday scent.It's very summery. If I'm gonna compare it to something it does share some similarities with the topnotes of Trouble,but a whole lot fresher!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I usually run from fruity scents (with the exception of bitter orange and fig).
    Still, I like to go as far as I can with a category on SnS days. I dare to cross my comfort zone

    I'm wearing one of the only fruities I truly love: Calyx




    I love it for being...
    1) Subtle: the fruit is all there, but it doesn't go sweet and no single notes screams out (cf. pineapple in 1804); tropical fruits, but without that Carmen Miranda wearing-a-fruit-salad vibe
    2) Harmonious and complex: it maintains balance throughout its development (the top notes never disappear, for example)
    3) Fresh: it is clean in an unexpected way:not soapy, not citrus-cologne-y, not a lite blue water scent. It is clean but has depth.
    4) Restrained: it is on the verge of resembling a spa scent, but never gives me that I-just-had -a-massage-and-facial sillage

    The only problem with Calyz is that it is in a way too easy to wear. I don't swoon when I catch a whiff of myself. Instead my reaction is something like: That's nice. Very nice.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Had a TERRIBLE time (not really) deciding which one of my faverts EVER to wear for this stellar occasion. It was always gonna be the fruit-licious

    On me this opens up like chocolate oranges (you know those Dutch ones - sectioned chocolate oranges that split into segments when tapped - I mean - the Dutch RULLY know chocklit, right??!!) while through the window -on soft summer breezes - come magnolia and peonies and maybe some freezia over a light ambery accord that lasts all day.

    And I love the plump little bottle and the fact that - for me anyway - this is so NOT Missoni of the very fashion-forward zigzaggy stripey knits (after all, they INVENTED see-through....)

    I am a BIG Roucel fan (Own - or would like to - 24 Faubourg, Attrape Coeur, Broadway Nite, Insolence, New Haarlem...Tocade...etc.) and this one takes the cake. Or rather, my heart.....

    Oh. And even the grumpy Turin gives her FIVE 'TARS!!!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I agree with Therese - It don't have to be a pink Tutti Fruity We all have fragrances with some fruity notes. I go for Philosykos - My favorite in this category
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Good morning everybody! It's "ambrosia" Saturday....a fruit lovers paradise. This a.m. found me rummaging through sample boxes to find a new and exciting fruit to sample for the S-n-S and I found it...

    Yuzu Rouge by Zero Six Cent-Trente (or 06130)

    When Tang and I were sniffing our way through the city of Chicago, we snagged a couple edt. samples while visiting C.O. Bigelow in Watertower Place mall. The listed notes I found are:

    Japanese Yuzu Fruit, Grapefruit, Cassis, Bergamot
    Verbena, Damascena Rose, Nutmeg, Cardamom
    Musk, Moss, Gray Amber

    The yuzu fruit is an Asian citrus fruit resembling a small orange. It's smell is uplifting and comes to the nose in a similar manner as bergamot. It is widely used in body treatments and baths.

    Upon first sniff of this refreshing elixir, it gives an overall impression of a well blended citrus tea...reminding me of Bulgari's Au the Rouge and a bit of Au the Vert. Yuzu Rouge possesses a slightly effervescent quality, but doesn't get powdery or cloying at all. Yuzu is citrusy, but not any particular citrus fruit. (for ex. it is not 'lemony' or 'grapefruity') "Gentle" would be the most appropriate adjective to describe the smell. Yuzu Rouge also remains completely linear from the initial application throughout the entire wearing. It's kind of pricey, from memory I believe it was over $100.00. - and THAT was for the edt.! As a side note, when searching on the computer, I found the edp., and the bottle is EXACTLY the same as the new Keiko Mecheri's Not exactly sure what that means....but it feels as though I've stumbled upon some sort of perfume discovery!

    I'd definitely suggest sampling this fine fragrance, and would personally like to try the edp. version. Yuzu Rouge is easy to wear, very enjoyable, could make a perfect 'go to' scent for the hot & humid Midwestern summer days!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Someone I barely know gave me a bottle of Curve Kicks last week. It's not something I'd buy for myself, but it's pleasant enough to wear on, say, the usual Saturday errands.

    Top Notes
    Pear, Melon, Mandarin, Cassis.
    Middle Notes
    Passion Fruit, Peony, Freesia, Muguet.
    Base Notes
    Sandalwood, Vetiver, Peach, Cedar, Vanilla.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I'm wearing Pomegranate Noir.

    “Pomegranate Noir combines the sweet fruity notes of raspberry, plum, pink pepper and pomegranate with patchouli, frankincense and spicy woods…” ------from the Jo Malone site.

    I have a sample I received in a swap with a fellow BN’er. Upon first application all I get is a medicinal clove bomb, then the woods blasting in close behind. After a minute or two it begins to dry down and I can smell some tart red fruit. I can’t identify all of the particular notes listed. Mostly, I smell like Lavoris mouthwash (if anybody remembers that), or chewing gum. I’d like to smell more of the tart red fruit and a little less of the spice/woods overload – just my preference. It’s not until much later that I pick up the frankincense, which is nice. Each time I wear this fragrance I like it better, I must admit. The first time, I didn’t care for it at all. I’m not sure I would ever do justice to a full bottle, but it’s interesting as an occasional thing. It’s different than my usual floral or classic - but for me it’s a bit too odd to wear on most days. It’s a dry-fruity scent because of the woods (cedar?). It’s definitely gender-neutral. I might love it on my husband. Or in a candle.

    [Adding: My husband just came in the room and gave it a big thumbs down.]

    I really wanted a tropical Carmen Miranda fruit cocktail (Nostalgie! ), but I didn't have one like that. Now that's a hole in my summer wardrobe that I am determined to fill.

    Taolady, Missoni sounds great! I'm a Roucel fan, too (mostly).

    I'll post again with my SotA/E. I hope everyone is enjoying their day!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I finally tried one neil morris fragrance, I have had a bunch of samples sitting around for ages but today I wore woodland strawberries. I think it's a rather strange perfume and I don't think strawberry really fitted the cedarwood. Although I didn't smell strawberries for long I have to admit. It dried down quickly to a feminite du bois type of fragrance, nice but I expected more berry and fruityness than a woody perfume. I think more green would have done nicely as well, a wet fresh note of green might have lifted the entire thing up and gave it a more forest and berry feel than dry and woody.
    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: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I know I mentioned Mitsouko, but I woke up today in the mood for something lighter, even sillier. So after the gym and a shower, I slathered myself in BNeverTooBusytobeBeautiful's Love body cream, followed by the fragrance. Lots of apple here. The topnotes can be screeching for some, but the drydown is just peaceful and lovely.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Quote Originally Posted by Lian View Post
    I finally tried one neil morris fragrance, I have had a bunch of samples sitting around for ages but today I wore woodland strawberries. I think it's a rather strange perfume and I don't think strawberry really fitted the cedarwood. Although I didn't smell strawberries for long I have to admit. It dried down quickly to a feminite du bois type of fragrance, nice but I expected more berry and fruityness than a woody perfume. I think more green would have done nicely as well, a wet fresh note of green might have lifted the entire thing up and gave it a more forest and berry feel than dry and woody.
    We're scent twins! I just didn't have the stomach for anything too sweet this morning. I appreciate WS's syrup restraint. You speak for me, Lian, in that there's something yet missing in this fragrance. For me, a green tea note might just make it perfect.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    I'm wearing Parfums de Nicolai Balkis today. It has a raspberry note that is jammy and luscious, yet there is also a certain lilting freshness that keeps it squarely out of cloying territory. Rose, coffee and pepper make it a sophisticated take on the genre. The hazy, powdery blur of iris and benzoin smooths it all out and lasts well into the drydown. Just delightful.

    Notes: raspberry, Turkish rose, black pepper, coffee extract, iris, benzoin, vanilla pods
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Fruit notes are tricky for me - there are some I like and some I hate, yet there is no clear parameters defining what I like and don't. One fruity floral I'll hate, but the next one I love.... odd...

    Today I'm wearing my new [B]Guerlain La Petit Robe Noir[/B]

    Starts off with a cherry/rose burst that lasts for hours. I applied 3 sprays last night and my wife yelled from across the house "did you just light a fruity candle or something??" It's that strong. This is a fruity fragrance I like (obviously, I bought it...), but I believe it's because even while the cherry note is very vibrant, the fragrance is not sugary sweet.

    After a couple hours of cherry/rose some subtle citrus notes appear with some light florals and woody/tea notes in the background. And then....well that's the problem...then nothing. The base isn't well formed, there isn't even a Guerlinade/vanilla base, which would wrap up the fragrance well.

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