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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Quote Originally Posted by debbborra View Post
    If a flower not a flowery flower. It's kind of like desitin and gum, a little bit. Sweet, acrid and pleasant.
    Nice description.

    O.K., this is somewhat similar to my sample of Daim Blond, but without the apricot and with more powder.

    This is a tough one. I think I might need another hint or two.
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    My guess is that the bottle is packaged with a tassel. No help to me. But I thought worth pointing at.

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    As far as I know, there is no incense/frankincense in B - I am wearing it this afternoon and I don't perceive anything incense-like myself...although I could see how one could interpret the top notes that way.

    The florals are subdued, yes, but there are florals listed in the top notes. Sunnyfunny was close in her PM to me this morning.

    All three of you have correctly named the same note in B.
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    Hmmmmm. . . The plot thickens. . . .

    I suspect I sometimes confuse dry notes for incense. But I'm usually a good flower sniffer. Perhaps I'll have to spray again.

    I saw all three of us mention amber, as well as bergamot.

    Sunnyfunny, what was your guess? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Go and sniff it again, please? Jasmine, artemisia, lavender, touberose, geranium?

    Please also correct me if I am wrong, dear sniffers:

    Top: Citrus, wood, subtle flowers;
    Heart: powdery -- suede;
    Base: Amber, precious woods.

    Am I missing something? Perhaps, musk and patchouli?
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Patchouli is possible I guess.

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    Twolf, that looks about right to me. Ladies?

    I sprayed again--heavily--to check out the top notes. I think I was confusing the dry woods for incense. Also, perhaps there's a hint of pepper in there?

    This time I think I smell a hint of flowers, but what kind, I really couldn't say. It's definitely not one of the louder ones, like tuberose. Nor does it smell astringent enough to me for lavender. It could be iris or heliotrope due to the presence of powder earlier on.

    Lt. Mike, this angel is really stumped so far. I'll be interested to hear what the other angels say.
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    debbborra and BlackCat are headed in the right direction with the notes they've just mentioned.

    There is NO citrus in the top notes of B.
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Oud?
    Is it a Kilian fragrance?

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    Really? Desitin and gum?

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Still thinking about the bad girl, the story and packaging. I'm still wondering about a black tassel, and if it's a red herring and if not if it's literal. So, I thought of Kilian and I'm also wondering about Juilette Has a Gun. I've never smelled their juice, but that name conjures up visions of bad girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbborra View Post
    Oud?
    Is it a Kilian fragrance?

    Really? Desitin and gum?

    Still thinking about the bad girl, the story and packaging. I'm still wondering about a black tassel, and if it's a red herring and if not if it's literal. So, I thought of Kilian and I'm also wondering about Juilette Has a Gun. I've never smelled their juice, but that name conjures up visions of bad girls.
    No oud. Not a By Kilian fragrance.

    No idea what desitin is...do you mean like tree gum?

    B is not a JHAG fragrance either.
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Ok, I'm going to stop thinking about the packaging now.

    I'm then thinking about Ambre Fetiche.

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Except that does have frankincense.

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    I'd better start guessing without giving you, detectives, any more hints!

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    No idea what desitin is...do you mean like tree gum?
    Desitin is a diaper rash ointment. It doesn't smell bad but it does have a distinctive smell.
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Quote Originally Posted by debbborra View Post
    Ok, I'm going to stop thinking about the packaging now.

    I'm then thinking about Ambre Fetiche.
    B isn't AF. But that's a very good guess, but B doesn't have frankincense or labdanum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville Metro Man View Post
    Desitin is a diaper rash ointment. It doesn't smell bad but it does have a distinctive smell.
    Ah. Never smelled it.

    B smells like nothing like an ointment, to my nose.
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    So, amber
    Sandalwood and patchouli?

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    I really think what I am interpreting as Desitin is a spice Caraway, Cardamon, Cinnamon. Something mild and distinctive.

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Maybe it is heliotrope.

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Or fennel?

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Mimosa's powdery, too. I think there is some spice, but I'm so distracted by the powder accord that I'm having a hard time teasing notes out. This is what I get for avoiding powdery fragrances. D'oh! Although it also seems very well-blended, which can make things tougher.

    Evolution is pretty subtle, although I get more of notes weaving in and out than a direct progression. And on a second, more vigorous spray, I'm getting more sillage and projection, although this still seems to be fairly close wearing.

    O.K., from rounding up clues, it sounds like there is amber but not bergamot (which is citrus, I believe).

    Top: at least two subtle flowers (maybe iris, mimosa, and/or heliotrope), woods, and maybe some spices?

    Middle: Powdery (flowers again?), sandalwood, spices?

    Base: Sandalwood, amber, and a very gentle, rounded patchouli.
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    If no labdanum it can't be wode.

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    BlackCat you are on the right track.

    I doubt the powderiness of B is due to a yet unnamed floral, and more due to a note you have named correctly. As I said before, the florals are quite muted by the other top notes, but then again...Sunnyfunny PM'd me a fragrance which clearly has that floral in it. So that made me take pause.

    Your suggestions for the base notes are going in the right direction.

    Not one of you has mentioned an integral note, in the middle notes, that perhaps untrained nose(s) might miss. I almost missed it myself. But when I deciphered it, every time I smell B, I can smell it clearly .
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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Is there mint?

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    I think BlackCat is on to something with the iris. Is it iris?

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    The baddest girl I can think of Is Paris Hilton. Is it by chance, The Heiress?

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Quote Originally Posted by debbborra View Post
    Is there mint?
    No

    Quote Originally Posted by debbborra View Post
    I think BlackCat is on to something with the iris. Is it iris?
    Yes there is - but I could hardly smell it. The other floral is more evident to my nose.

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Peony?

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    Default Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 3 'The Good Girl, The Bad Girl & The Robot Girl'

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post

    Sunnyfunny, what was your guess? Inquiring minds want to know!
    Amber Ylang-Ylang.

    Quote Originally Posted by debbborra View Post

    I'm then thinking about Ambre Fetiche.
    I'd been toying with that one, myself. Then I thought Keiko Mecheri Crystal d'Ambre, but I'm wearing it side by side with B and I like B better.

    Quote Originally Posted by debbborra View Post
    My guess is that the bottle is packaged with a tassel. No help to me. But I thought worth pointing at.
    We seem to be thinking similarly, debbbora, because I was there with the tassel, too!

    Okay. So amber and ylang, but no bergamot. Is there cinnamon? If so, I have another guess.
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