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    Default All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    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 May 2009 ~ Fruity June 2009 ~ Citrus July 2009 ~ Greens

    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.
    In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    OhBoyOhBoy!! :bounce: My favert! (As I say for every SnS)

    I can do ALL of my seaside scents....Brezza di Mare...Salt Air...REM (thanks Carlita!) nd I think somebody sent me one of the CBIHPs....maybe Mr. Hulot??
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Okie dokie. I'm in!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    I'll have a go sounds like FUN I'm going to look to see what I can wear tomorrow!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Hm. I wonder....My L'Eau par Kenzo qualifies, but I wonder if my fruitilicious vintage Juba oil qualifies....It's been a long time since I've given that one a spin....
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    OhBoyOhBoy!! :bounce: My favert! (As I say for every SnS)...
    Yup, I love SnS weekends just so I can hear you say that! Love ya, Taolady!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    What qualifies as fresh? you mean either like oceany type fresh or like soapy fresh? I think I have one for each of those!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post
    What qualifies as fresh? you mean either like oceany type fresh or like soapy fresh? I think I have one for each of those!
    If it feels fresh to you--it's fresh! I like learning how each person perceives a category.
    In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    If it feels fresh to you--it's fresh! I like learning how each person perceives a category.
    Excellent, thank you Quarry! I shall dig out my couple of fragrances I could wear, as I have a couple of ideas.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Ooooh! A bit of a challenge for me as this is a category I usually steer clear of. Which makes it all the more fun.
    My L'Eau de Kenzo would be perfect though - I bought it because the topnotes smell exactly like fresh-cut grass to me. Ooh, or there's my YR Neonatura Souffle, which is beachy fresh. Hmm...
    I think I"m more in the mood for the Neonatura Souffle.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    I've chosen Crazy Libellule and the Poppies Presque Nu today. It was sent to me as a gift, but it's become my favorite scent for the gym and anything athletic. It's a light floral with a strong white musk base. Very clean white musks. I don't usually go for the clean laundry smell at all, but this one is perfect for early morning runs and hard workouts. Stays close enough to the skin that I smell it, but the people around me probably won't freak out like the folk at that call center!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    The freshest scent I own is EAU DE ROCHAS. I love this on a hot summer's day.
    The citrussy opening is just so uplifting and classy - verbena, grapefuit and mandarin.
    It transports me to the South of France in an instant and really does hint at the tangy smell of
    rock pools.
    This is my favourite stage of the three, the middle hinting at patchouli with wild rose
    and narcissus.and the drydown featuring sandalwood, cinnamon and amber.
    I also use the body lotion and find that this makes the rather fleeting eau de toilette
    last that little bit longer. This is my summer scent of choice and has more of a bite to it
    than "O" de Lancome or Escale a Portofino, which I also use in the warmer months.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    I'm in EL PC JWM- because it is EXTREMELY dewy.
    Amouage Refelect ions Women would be a good choice, too- very watery- or Un Jardin Sur la Nil...

    Most 'eaus' would fit the bill

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    CdG Synthetic : SKAI today. It's fresh to me!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    As always, this is a difficult category for me.

    I have only two aquatics (Set Sail St. Barts and Subtil Pour Homme) and didn't want to wear either of them.

    My favorite category is Dry Woods, so I went with a fresh leather scent:


    Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
    by Christian Dior

    Top notes: Sicilian Lemon
    Middle notes: Hedione, Aromatic Herbs, Cedar
    Base notes: Chypre Accord, Ambry Leather

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags



    " top notes of Sea Salt and Bergamot from the Calabrian coast. Freshly picked lemons and limes from the seaside cliffs of Sicily are touched with a whisper of watermelon ..." (Beauty Habit) overlaid with a dash of Demeter Salt Air.

    For starters!!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    I am going with Beth Terry Creative Universe Mare.

    Notes include sea salt, avocado, and ginger lily.

    Last edited by petruccijc; 1st August 2009 at 12:02 PM.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    My choice for today is the beautiful Sogni del Mare by Antonia's Flowers. The fragrance is based on "living by and dreaming of the sea". "A watery, fruity, floral with notes of Italian bergamot, cassis buds, wild rhubarb, orange and lotus." Quotes are from http://www.antoniasflowers.com/sogni.asp

    Lovely fragrance, reasonably priced, long lasting.
    Currently wearing: Kiste by Slumberhouse

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    My SotD is Profumum's Acqua di Sale!

    Notes are: aroma of salt on the skin, myrtle, cedarwood, marine algae (per LuckyScent)
    I love this in the heat of summer, it makes me feel cooler just to smell it. It took me a bit to get past the first impression of this scent, a medicinal blast that is truly not pleasant. But oh, in a few minutes... this hovers on my skin and brings a smile to my face with each sniff. The dry down is a marvelous medley of maritime magnificence.

    And now I have reached my daily alliteration quota!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    For me the options are limited, fews marines in my collection. But loving a bargain as I do I recently purchased Lilly Pulitzer's Beachy:

    Beachy opens with notes of sliced watermelon, sunny citrus, and marine air accord. The heart enchants with jasmine blossom, tiare flower, and lush frangipani. The sun sets on the fragrance with a blend of seas crystals, golden amber and sweet vanilla. (From her website)

    Surprisingly pretty the citrus and marine air keep it salty and cool while the florals make it much more me!
    Currently wearing: Bluebell by Penhaligon's

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    This might be my favorite category.
    There is a singular joy in the experience of receiving perfume by mail. It is one of life's great little pleasures - one that more should have the pleasure of knowing.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Off to attend the last of three celebrations (daughter and her BF having the same birthday may as well be a national holiday), then to the mall. Will report back later. Hope to try the new Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Exotic.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Quote Originally Posted by debbborra View Post
    This might be my favorite category.
    Well, if it includes aquatic/watery florals and fragrances that smell like the ocean, this category is at the top of my list, too!

    Today I am wearing il Profumo Aria di Mare. A while back, I tested several "marine" fragrances and this emerged as my favorite of the group. Not only do I like the name, "Song of the Sea", but the fragrance seems more natural than many of its ilk. The listed notes (Luckyscent) are ocean notes, bamboo stalk, java tea leaves, floral herbaceous notes, sweet water mint, yellow wild broom, acacia flowers, sand white lily, yellow rose, tiare, and musk. In my opinion, this fragrance is a prettily balanced blend of soft ocean, floral, and herbaceous notes; one of those fragrances that feels "just right" on my skin!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Wasn't sure which way to go for this, either fresh and clean smelling or oceany smelling......so this time went with oceany smelling and have been wearing Nicole Fahri Bleu Azur my only oceany one.

    not my fave category

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    For me the options are limited, fews marines in my collection. But loving a bargain as I do I recently purchased Lilly Pulitzer's Beachy:

    Beachy opens with notes of sliced watermelon, sunny citrus, and marine air accord. The heart enchants with jasmine blossom, tiare flower, and lush frangipani. The sun sets on the fragrance with a blend of seas crystals, golden amber and sweet vanilla. (From her website)

    Surprisingly pretty the citrus and marine air keep it salty and cool while the florals make it much more me!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    For me it's not so much about the ozones or marines, but the citrus and light florals. Though, I was very taken with Heeley's Sal Marin.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    I'm wearing DL & co.Thornapple it is a fresh green apple scent with moderate projection. This one would be great if you have a craving for that fresh springtime smell of green hedge apples and goose berries. It's tart and sweet at the same time. http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...orn_apple.html




    applewood, vetiver, oakmoss, patchouli
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    Started out this morning with Coty's Aspen for Women The only notes I've been able to find anywhere for this are "marine and aquatic" That is pretty much what I got with perhaps a light floral in there as well.

    After much running around switching to Holy Water from La Via del Profumo
    sandalwood, incense, rose, and orange blossom
    This is a wonderful scent when I am getting a bit too frazzled.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    I am wearing Olivier Durbano's Turquoise. I would have never picked this up even as a sample, but Luckyscent sent one with my latest purchase of their teas. (I love Luckyscent)

    It is exactly as Dimitri describes it in his blog. I would not make it justice, so go an read Dimitri's review.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 1, 2009 ★★★ Fresh Frags

    I don't really have anything strictly in this category. So yesterday I bought a mini of Davidoff Cool Water Woman at the drugstore. And I tried it. Egads! Guess I took August SnS a bit too literally. But I had never tried Cool Water and wanted to see what it was like anyway. It was very pungent and smelled like Coast Soap, or Irish Spring soap. I thought it smelled quite masculine. I could barely tolerate it - and I can tolerate almost any fragrance. Eventually, it dried down and became less astringent but by then it was just boring. It still has its fans, though, who say that it smells better on some than on others. I like the bottle because I love blue bottles.

    Today, I'm wearing Lanvin's Rumeur...which I find dry and cool because of its aldehydes. I get almost no moisture in this scent. It's classfied as a floral woody fragrance, and it's working well for me in the hot & humid weather. I find it airy and fresh. If I hadn't worn this it would have been Estee Lauder's Pure White Linen, with its crispness and its "cool fresh air accord" that is listed in the EL descriptive notes.

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