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    Default December Blind 3x3 Sniff

    'Twas a night before Christmas and all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring except for a mouse.
    He was big, fat and greedy and wanted a gift,
    He was Mouse King from Mouse Kingdom, you catching a drift?

    He saw piles of presents and thought with despair:
    "Oh, where is mine? Not here? Not there?"
    Of course, there was none: neither Limburger, nor other stinky cheese
    Had his name on them, so he used expertise --
    He stole three fragrance bottles, all marked A, B and C
    He wanted perfume, he was beaming with glee.
    "I've had fair share of bad luck all these years,
    Perhaps, it's a new beginning, time to switch carreers!
    Instead of rat races, I will swim in this stuff.
    All Mouse chick magnets," he thought. "Sure enough".

    A little girl Clara Marie got upset
    She couldn't go back to sleep, she was breaking in sweat.
    Her best friend Nutcracker exclaimed: "No fear!
    I promise, we'll have them back by the end of the year.
    They are not what he likes, they are all sweet and tasty,
    He'd better stick to his Kouros, his decision was hasty!
    With a sample of each, we'll make a list of notes,
    He does not know what is what, hey where are your lab coats?
    We'll go travel far away where Sugar Plum Fairies live,
    Mouse King will have to give them up, it's Christmas, we'll forgive!"


    The theme for the December Blind Sniff is "Visions of Sugar Plum Fairies", I am hosting and my backup is Darkdreams. The scents were chosen with the Christmas Ballet/Suite Nutcracker in mind.

    Sniffers are: YouCanCallMeMo, LedByMyNose and Rogalal.
    Last edited by Twolf; 7th December 2009 at 08:48 AM.

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    Default Re: December Blind 3x3 Sniff

    Sugar plum fairies, you say?

    Hmmmm.....



    Sounds appropriately festive!
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    Mine came today, and I'm resisting the urge to sneak an early sniff.....A beautiful nutcracker-themed hint, too....Thank you, Twolf, for hosting a generous 3x3!
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    Love the poem re-write!

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    I have the samples in hand - thank you very much!

    And I eagerly await instructions....
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    Default Re: December Blind 3x3 Sniff

    Great news! We are now waiting for LedByMyNose from Canada to report and we will start.

    Thank you.

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    Nothing at the PO yesterday (Weds) - will check again this afternoon and report back. If I don't post before 7pm, assume they have *not* arrived yet.

    When did the others receive theirs? Are you both in the US?
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    I'm in the Northeast US (About 8 hours due south of you) and I got mine yesterday. If they all went out at the same time, I'd guess yours would arrive today or tomorrow!
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    Twolfie dear, your poem reminded me so much of your wonderful 'Teasers' Something I will never forget.

    Good luck to you and to all participants.

    Irresistable, those "Sugar Plum Fairies"
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    I've done a search and I'm coming up empty...does anyone know where I can find a quick rundown of the rules of the game? I don't want to blurt a guess out of turn or anything! Now is a good time to review....
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    No rules, really! Just guess the fragrance and you are a winner! It might be helpful to describe what you think you are smelling, since other BNers can develop your thoughts and give more clues about the identity of a fragrance. I do not exclude the possibility of "Aha! I know this!" and if you do not want to post your guess right here, please PM me or my backup Darkdreams with your guess.

    There are no prizes involved, though.

    R., This is it! Just like I like them, Mouse Kings! And thank you for your continuous support of the game.
    H., Thanks for your kind words!

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    OK...I wasn't sure if we were supposed to hold off on public guessing until a certain time or anything...So, you or Darkdreams will say "GO on A!" and then we can start discussing and guessing. Then, we wait to get a "GO on B" before delving in to that....and so on?

    I can't wait! My samples are sitting here in my desk drawer, taunting me with their mystery!
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    Hello, nothing at the PO earlier today. I will go again tomorrow morning before noon and post back as soon as I know. ARGH.
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    Do not worry about that, L.! They will be there, eventually (fingers crossed). I hope that nobody minds, or do you guys?

    Mo, we all know the feeling -- those who have been there on THAT side, about 35 of us now? I never tire to repeat -- you are not a true BNer until you went through a boot camp of Blind Sniff -- we are all even, the nose knows and sometimes it is the viewer and not a sniffer who submits a correct guess.

    Also, for those who forgot how we are playing here, please put November Blind Sniff or October (really any month!) Blind Sniff in the search box.

    And another observation: so far we have not had a single repeat in fragrances whose samples are marked A, B and C -- and sometimes D. Therefore, those that have already been guessed in previous rounds -- most probably will NOT be included into your sniff.

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    Going to the PO in about an hour, will most likely be in by noon Eastern time and will post here to let everyone if the samples have arrived. Fingers crossed that Canada Post's dogsled teams have delivered the goods!
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    Nuthin'...which means it'll now be Monday at the earliest. Sorry about this, delaying it all.
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    No fuss from me, LBMN...I have a crazy holiday-preparation weekend ahead of me, so next week will actually be more convenient for me than this weekend would have been!

    Stay warm!
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    Still nothing. I have no problem with you all going ahead with the first sniffy if everyone is impatient! Will post tomorrow afternoon if they have arrived!
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    I'm happy to wait. It seems only fair.

    It seems the mail is taking longer than usual this time of year...
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    Default Re: December Blind 3x3 Sniff

    It does seem longer. It is up to you guys whenever you are all ready.

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    I don't mind waiting...it would be a shame to let the post diminish the fun!
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    Still nothing. Can anyone confirm what day these samples were sent out? Again, if you want to get started on sample A, I don't mind. I'll be checking again tomorrow afternoon.
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    Mailed your out on Thursday, December 3rd. The PO lady told me 5 to 7 days.

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    Default Re: December Blind 3x3 Sniff

    Some packages I have sent to Canada have taken over 2 weeks, despite what the USPS says.

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    Well, I just called the PO and there's a "small package" there, so I'm off to check what it is. Fingers crossed please. And if it was sent on the 3rd, yep, this is not a weirdly long time. It's not the USPS it's the Canadian postal service. They suck.
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    WOO HOO! They're here! I need to take a couple of hours to get my sh** together but will be back very soon, and as soon as we get the go ahead, to start sniffin'. So excited.
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    Oh, yeay! I'm ready when the others are!
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    OK, I'm not going to say anything about sample A yet but before I do get into commentary on the samples what I WOULD like to say is that I am a bit of a noob at picking out specific notes in perfumes. I worried a bit about making 'mistakes' if I participated in a Blind Sniff but I've decided I'm going to disallow any self-second-guessing and just try to give my honest impressions. My impressions may be a little less specific than those who are more experienced - I hope this isn't too annoying or vague, but I really did want to participate in one of these and am genuinely bubbling over with excitement here.

    Also want to say thank you to everyone for your patience with Canada Post.
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    I'm in the same boat, LBMN, both in terms of nose and excitement! It will be fun to see what our more impressionistic noses come up with!
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    Nice. So we start tomorrow morning?
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