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    Smile Today I bought.....March 2010

    Today, I bought......nothing. But I figured it might be my turn to start a few threads around this joint. So, what did you buy today?
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    I bought three to try. Bearing in mind I turn most things to their muskier side.

    Eau de Vie Virgin - seems nice, with a hint of citrus? then something spicy? then a bit carnationy and floral, then last, a light and creamy sandalwood, as far as my inexperienced nose tells me. Didn't last long, and it's a bit mixed at the offset but settles down to a gentle thing.

    Celine for men - seemed fresh, clean and nice with the tiny bit I put on, but haven't tried it yet properly.

    Blond by Versace - This is safely top of the worst smells I have ever had the 'pleasure' of trying. Firstly it nearly made me sick and then I dutifully kept it on all morning till 1ish to see if it could improve. I couldn't take any more of it past 1pm and had to scrub it off. My skin must have bought out the worst notes in this, because I would have been so sure someone like Versace couldn't have made something to smell like this did on me on purpose. It smelt like the old water in a vase that you have left the flowers in for too long. An old rotten bulb smell along the lines of tuberose.

    I love smelling new smells.... even when you get a surprise like that. It really makes you appreciate the beautiful ones all the more.
    Currently wearing: Beautiful by Estée Lauder

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    I ordered a tester bottle of Ivoire, since my present bottle is about to
    run out. I also bought a miniature vintage bottle of Ivoire on Ebay. Now I can
    relax in the knowledge that I have enough to last me quite a while!

    I have loads of samples to get through and want to concentrate on those before I make
    any more purchases. I know what you mean about Blond by Versace. I made the
    mistake of ordering a bottle, before I really knew which scent types I liked. It's
    fairly nauseous -inducing on my skin too!! I can't imagine who it would suit.

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    I just bought Guerlain's Chamade EdP.

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    Default Re: Today I bought.....March 2010

    I purchased Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier and Vintage Vent Vert.

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    Today I bought my first Serge Lutens. I've tried quite a few from this line and whilst I aknowledge that they are quality scents I haven't been wowed by any, that's until I tried....



    Fleurs d'Oranger 50ml EDP.
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    Oh, Libertine!!! That's the one I wore on my wedding day!!! So special...

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    Vetiver Extreme by Guerlain



    I hated this, the first time I smelled it. But, now that I am a certified Vetiver Fan Club member, I am enjoying this much more.

    I see where JP Guerlain was going with this one - clearly he was aiming for those Givenchy Vetiver aficionados. No tobacco, a clean watery note and gobs of vetiver with that signature iodine-rich tanginess to it.
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    A large decant (50 mls!) of Sous le Vent + a 30 ml bottle of Samsara edp. (figured I love the edp...)
    Currently wearing: Prada Candy by Prada

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    My friend who was with me when I tried the Blond Versace was hooting with laughter, and said it must have been developed by one of the male Versace family to apply to their own teenage daughters of the family in order to keep would-be boyfriends from getting too close.....and it certainly would.
    Currently wearing: Beautiful by Estée Lauder

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    Estee Lauder Youth Dew Bath Oil. This stuff is fantastic!

    Top notes are aldehydes, orange, spices, peach and bergamot
    Middle notes are cinnamon, cassia, orchid, jasmine, cloves, ylang-ylang and rose
    Base notes are tolu balsam, peru balsam, amber, patchouli, musk, vanilla, oakmoss, vetiver and incense

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    Confession time- I have bought some Shalimar parfum and Narciss Noir parfum .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Confession time- I have bought some Shalimar parfum and Narciss Noir parfum .
    You are forgiven , my child. Now go say 3 Hail Mary's and and sprtiz on some of that juice....
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Estee Lauder's classic Azuree (I can't believe that the first time I tried this, I thought it smelled like beef broth and celery!). What a completely wearable leather scent. Not charry like Cabochard, but still butch and a little bitter. Completely gorgeous.

    Laura Mercier's Marron Glace. I was there to sniff the Vanille, but was won over by this one. It's a light-wearing, comfort gourmand. Sweet, but without that garish ethyl maltol that seems to be in every other sweet scent I try. It's got a fatty/milky almond sweetness, and it's gorgeous and fuzzy-warm. I wish I had this earlier this winter.

    (and then I scored a deluxe sample of Bronze Goddess)

    I'm waiting for Storer's Monk in the mail from another bner too, but since it's not here...it doesn't feel like I own it yet. I can't wait!

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    A blind buy of a 2.5 oz bottle of Carven's robe d'un soir spelled just like that, with no capital letters, on the label. Little info on it in BN directory. Perfumeintelligence.co.uk states it is a floral aldehyde fragrance introduced in 1947 and D/c date unknown. Relaunched in 1991 and again d/c date unknown. This is a bottle of the re-launch because the label also says "Distributed by Jacqueline Cochran, Inc NYC 10020". No zip codes in 1947.

    Testing on my arm and finding it charming thusfar- an old-fashioned, in the nice way.
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit_at_nite View Post
    You are forgiven , my child. Now go say 3 Hail Mary's and and sprtiz on some of that juice....
    *LOL* Thanks darling !
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    I'm not telling ...

    I said I'd give this perfume-buying stuff up for Lent ...

    ... and I haven't
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    Libertine, congrats! FdO is my FAVE!!!

    I blind bought Fracas... I hope I like it.

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    I bought a bottle of Eau de Star, dirt cheap. That's it for this month, I swear.

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    Bought a vintgae bottle of J'ai Ose from Guy LaRoche, NOT the new stuff! Hooray!

    I love vintage Vent Vert! Enjoy it, N Tesla!

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    Two 90ml bottles of The Different Company's Bergamote for 19 euro each

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    My partial 50 ml bottle of The Different Company Osmanthus arrived. A purchase from another basenoter.
    Last edited by RHM; 6th March 2010 at 02:15 AM. Reason: BdI order cancelled No need to "reward" myself yet. I still have my "pet rock".
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    My Habit Rouge arrived today, am trying it out now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean-dt View Post
    Two 90ml bottles of The Different Company's Bergamote for 19 euro each
    Wow! You did well, sean-dt! I love that one!

    Quote Originally Posted by actiasluna View Post
    My Habit Rouge arrived today, am trying it out now.
    What do you think, actiasluna? The sound of that one intrigues me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Wow! You did well, sean-dt! I love that one!



    What do you think, actiasluna? The sound of that one intrigues me.
    Well... There is a nicely sharp citrus to the topnotes, but I also get the distinct Guerlinade (similar to the modern Mitsuoko) in the top and middle... I am sure it is sweeter than most I like (but I love this kind of sweetness, lilac isn't mentioned in the pyramid but that's what I'm getting along with all the other lovelies...) the drydown, peppery, and I am getting a nice wave of amber-sweetened moss and leather. (I'm sure more educated noses would detect other notes...) the peppery leather is wonderful. Sold on this one.

    And yes, Red Jacket is a suitable name for this scent. (I have a J. Peterman deep red jacket with a stand-up collar - nearly Nehru - and tons of attitude that would be PERFECT to wear with this.)
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    There is something about this time of year that makes me crazy for Aromatics Elixir - I got some more - a 100 ml bottle to replace the 100 ml bottle I sold last year. *rolls eyes* Why did I sell it ???
    I love the mysteriousness of Aromatics Elixir - there is something magical within that perfume that relaxes me and makes me smile. The simple frosted bottle is lovely too. J'adore !
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    Quote Originally Posted by soirdelune View Post
    I'm not telling ...

    I said I'd give this perfume-buying stuff up for Lent ...

    ... and I haven't
    Well. If I were the type to participate in such rituals I would say I had given it up too. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and despite my better instincts I just "invested" in some Chanel Sycomore. Sigh. Love makes one stupid!
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    Default Re: Today I bought.....March 2010

    Received a box of samples ordered from Rei Rien today full of new to me scents that you experienced sniffers frequently mention on the boards:

    Alahine, Musc Kubla Khan, Ambre Gris, Encre Noir, Futur, Nahema, Si Lolita, Kingdom, and #5 Eau Premiere


    Also a big tube of Cabaret perfumed shower gel.
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit_at_nite View Post
    Received a box of samples ordered from Rei Rien today full of new to me scents that you experienced sniffers frequently mention on the boards:

    Alahine, Musc Kubla Khan, Ambre Gris, Encre Noir, Futur, Nahema, Si Lolita, Kingdom, and #5 Eau Premiere


    Also a big tube of Cabaret perfumed shower gel.
    That's great knit_at_nite. You must do reviews for us !
    I love Reirien !
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    Congratulations, Zibeline! This one is a score and slowly disappearing from the shelves, too.

    Knit_at_nite, I have a set of notes for your Carven, let me know if you would like some pointers.

    Not telling, ether. Should not have bought anything at all.
    Last edited by Twolf; 5th March 2010 at 08:54 AM.

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