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    Smile All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    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
    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 Aug. 2009 ~ Fresh Sept. 2009 ~ Opposite Gender Oct. 2009 ~ Amber Nov. 2009 ~ Spicy

    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.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Yay! As Taolady says..."my favert"!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    MMMmmm do they have a cheese flavor?

    Actually, I'll probably choose either Frapin 1270 or Parfumerie Generale Aomassai

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    MMMmmm do they have a cheese flavor?
    Oooo. There ya go: A Fondue Coffret! One cheese, one chocolate, one marshmallow.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Yay! I'm so in. This will be my first ever Sniff 'n' Speak, it's time to stop lurking in the shadows.

    I'm not sure if I should go for Safran Troublant or Serendipitous...

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Gourmand, eh? A year ago this would have been a rather difficult category for me, but since I have finally found a few gourmand scents to love, I am looking forward to participating. I will probably wear AL Viva, for its black coconut note!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    I just adore gourmands! I will not be able to post as we'll be on vacation. I've gone through some of my little vials and sorted out what i want to bring. So, I think I'll wear Lilly Pulitzer's Beachy for it's melonic coconuttiness. Yay!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    I'm in! I love gourmands. Trying to think what to pick...maybe Pink Sugar or Poivre Piquant. Definitely going with something I haven't worn in a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by trikkirikki View Post
    Yay! I'm so in. This will be my first ever Sniff 'n' Speak, it's time to stop lurking in the shadows.

    I'm not sure if I should go for Safran Troublant or Serendipitous...
    Excellent! Glad you'll be joining us. As for your choices, you really can't go wrong with either. They are both yummy.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    MMMmmm do they have a cheese flavor?

    Actually, I'll probably choose either Frapin 1270 or Parfumerie Generale Aomassai
    I get a blue cheese note from Velvet Gardenia.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Yay! As Taolady says..."my favert"!
    ME TOO!!
    (Will it be chocklit? Or coffee? Or "melonic coconuttiness". Or variations on vanilla? Oh boyohboyohboy!)
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Where IS ever'buddy?

    I couldn't WAIT to spritz on


    ...which NEVER fails to wow.

    Even wowed LT who gave it 5 s!!

    I anyway luvluvluv Marcel Roucel's work (Insolence - 24 Faubourg etc) and this is my absolute favest. You never know what's coming next. It opens up innocently enough - like a sort of otherwordly floral with a slight berry undertone - then CHOCKLIT appears - then it gets slightly herb-y, then the flower/berry thing comes back. A-MAZ-ing sillage and longevity. Since the choclit is on me a bit ephemeral I spray a little Serendipitous nearby as a sort of support.

    Anyway - this is gonna be a heavenly smelling day and I owe it all to Wolfie who introduced me to Missoni in the first place!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    I'm skipping S-n-S since I don't really have any gourmands. Or maybe I do? Chanel No 5 (particularly edt) has a wonderful base that (at least to me) smells like cinnamon buns ready to go into the oven; sweet dough, cinnamon, a hint of something buttery/rich... I find it incredibly cosy and comforting. My ultimate comfort scent.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Well, all these delicious foods without an assortment of beverages simply won't do. This may be a call for Thierry Mugler Pure Coffee.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    I am quite fortuitously in Un Bois Vanille today. I find this a very grown up vanilla, it always makes Mr Hebe hungry for creme brulee. I love the hint of licorice, and I love that a couple of sprays do me all day. Lovely stuff.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    I'm wearing the last few drops of a sample of by Kilian's Love...a marshmallow scent, my favorite confectionery fragrance. This is happiness in a bottle for me.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    I'm wearing a gourmand that is always categorized in my olfactory mind as only a green. Premiere Figuier, an Olivia Giacobetti creation - for L'Artisan. From the very first spritz, the fig leaf and galbanum are evident, and remain the headliners throughout the development of this lush leafy scent. However...let's not forget the unsung supporting notes that lend this fig its creamy rich and slightly sweetened character - almond milk, fig, parasol lime, coconut and dried fruit! I was suprised to recently discover (through a 'coconut' thread in the ladies forum) that coconut lives within PF! I love it because it's not 'in your face'. Subtle, and supporting is the way these foody components come across - as they should! If you are one to generally shun gourmands, give Premiere Figuier a spritz the next time you have the opportunity. It might suprise you! Enjoy your yummy selves today everybody!!!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Forgot it was SnS Saturday, but coincidentally tried on Posset's Gingerbread Crackhouse this morning. It is sweeter than I expected, with the ginger, but all in all quite yummy and suitable for the cool weather. I keep sniffing it and smiling so that is all good!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Well I Will Wear Blue Sugar. It's Cold Outside And I Haven't Worn It In A While.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND



    Parfumerie Generale-
    Aomassai


    Licorice, coffee & whiffs of hazelnut. Slightly boozy going on.
    Mellow & comforting. A cozy afternoon fireside/sweater scent.

    Aomassai Notes; caramel, toasted hazelnuts, licorice, bitter orange,
    spices, wenge wood, vetiver, balsam wood, incense, dried grasses, resins
    Last edited by kumquat; 5th December 2009 at 03:10 PM.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Trish McEvoy Sexy #9: blackberry, vanilla, musk and white rose (those notes so far are also in TM #9), now comes the sexy part I guess: Amazon lilies, patchouli and amber.

    The funny thing about S#9 is that even thought it smells likes a contemporary designer frag, I like it. That's a rarity!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Sharing the house with Ubu in L'Artisan Parfumeur Poivre Piquant. I love this yummy blend of crackly pepper with milky and honeyed notes.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Ambre Narguile for me. Can't drag the wrist away from my face.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Quote Originally Posted by tdem1961 View Post
    Sharing the house with Ubu in L'Artisan Parfumeur Poivre Piquant. I love this yummy blend of crackly pepper with milky and honeyed notes.
    I'm in the very best of company!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Can't skip gourmand day!

    I have a veritable battle plan made for the weekend: today's was Sensuous, which to me is creamy orange-vanilla candies rather than woods (molten or otherwise). Yum.

    For tonight, I dug out The World's Weirdest Gourmand: Montale Amandes Orientales. Only a gourmand in the strictest sense (it has almonds and a confectionery vanilla); I would not recommend eating anything that smells like this. A full-frontal collision between Bulgari Black's rubber-meets-vanilla and a Lutenesque oriental marzipan. Definitely an oddity, but it seems to be growing on me.

    Tomorrow I'll have to reign in the weirdness somewhat so as to be palatable to my nearest & dearest for our Sinterklaas celebration: it'll be Safran Troublant. I love how that one manages to be totally unique yet totally acceptable to the non-initiated, too.

    And somewhere I'll find time to include Aomassai 10. A gourmand weekend wouldn't be complete without its grassy, woodsy, caramelly yum.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Gourmand Coquin for me today!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Gee, this place smells scrumptious today! We're going to a big concert tonight,
    and thanks to a special early Santa, I plan to wear CARON POIVRE.



    LISTED NOTES: Red Pepper, Back Pepper, Giroflore, Carnation, Ylang Ylang,
    Opoponax, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss. With the double dip of pepper
    plus the clove-y goodness of carnation, could we say that it is gourmand?
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    Ambre Narguile for me. Can't drag the wrist away from my face.
    Opps, I only posted in the SofD thread, better put it here too.

    Started the day with Therese in Ambre Narguile. Love this, and only have a 15 ml bottle so better get me through the winter. Sweet, but never too much, with a lovely amber dry down.

    This evening, I'll switch to Frapin 1270, with it's dessert wine sweet, boozy dried fruits and cognac feel to it. One of my winter favorites.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    I checked the notes for my beloved Viva (Ava Luxe) and it looks like black coconut is the only gourmand ingredient listed. But what a tasty wallop it packs. Invasion Barbare is pretty spicy -- maybe I will put some of that on, instead. Oh, choices, choices!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Jean Patou's Sira des Indes for me! I've seen this categorized as a Woody Oriental and as a Fruity Floral, but to my nose this is edible.

    Top = Banana accords, Bergamot, Pear, Pink berries, Cardamom.
    Middle = Floral notes.
    Base = Musk, Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood.

    The banana doesn't jump out too much on my skin, and it's only easily detectable in the first 20 minutes or so, but to my nose it is Banana's Foster served table-side in a dining room filled with tropical flowers. Like most decidedly sweet gourmands tend to behave on my skin, the sweetness in this quickly mellows to something warm and creamy and delicious, and certainly not cloying. It reminds be of L'Instant in a way, honeyed and golden, like luscious liquid sunshine.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 ★★★ GOURMAND

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
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