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

    A new shop opened at West Farms mall, where Bailey, Biddle and Banks used to be: Designer Perfumes.

    They had a number of Demeter scents, so I took the opportunity to sample, and ended up buying Lily of the Valley, which is a pretty nice muguet, for $20.

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    Today I bought M ,Luscious Pink sets by Mariah Carey;Perry Woman set;Corduroy by Zirh;First premier bouquet by Van Cleef & Arpels;and Opium pour Homme edt (because I had to sniff the similarities/differences between EDT and EDP for myself the curiosity was driving me mad!!!!)

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    Did a fleamarket on the way home from the nightshift,
    and look and behold, I struck gold again (none are testers);

    100ml No. 5, EdP, NEW. I hoped to find this baby, what's the odds for actually finding it?!
    125ml Dior Homme Cologne, approx. 35ml left.
    7ml Amarige de Givenchy, pure parfum, approx. 6ml left.
    And a big ass bottle - 1000ml? - of Sergio Tacchini Uomo, EdT. I reckon most is water, it is quite faint.

    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 9th May 2010 at 09:26 AM.

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    Last week I bought(but it arrived yesterday), SL Louvre 15mls decant from ebay.

    Strangely it is in an offical SL tube like bottle with sprayer and the Palais Royal in black and name on the front. This seller seems to have different ones like this, I have only every seen the mini bottles the same as the export larger bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Did a fleamarket on the way home from the nightshift,

    and look and behold, I struck gold again (none are testers);

    100ml No. 5, EdP, NEW. I hoped to find this baby, what's the odds for actually finding it?!
    125ml Dior Homme Cologne, approx. 35ml left.
    7ml Amarige de Givenchy, pure parfum, approx. 6ml left.
    And a big ass bottle - 1000ml? - of Sergio Tacchini Uomo, EdT. I reckon most is water, it is quite faint.



    Well done Duckie- another great lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My treat to myself for being a good Mom ( ) - Poivre !

    Update- gift from my son and husband - NARS Body Glow Oil II - lovely lovely lovely stuff !
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    Today I was browsing at Marshall's, and found a plethora of perfume. They had stacks of 1.7 oz. bottles of J.Lo's Deseo for $15, so I snapped one up -- there's easily $15 worth of summery fun in there!

    They also had a lot of Ferre by Ferre (don't remember the price, but it was low) -- wasn't that a group favorite here? I almost blind bought it ...
    Last edited by Thalia; 10th May 2010 at 10:33 PM.

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    Smile Re: Today I bought.........May 2010

    Diorella by Dior.

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    Smile Re: Today I bought.........May 2010

    Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier
    Chanel Egoiste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leesee View Post
    The Soivohle samples I ordered -- Daybreak Violin, Love Speaks Primeval, Lilacs & Roses, and Lilacs & Heliotrope -- arrived today. I'm testing Love Speaks Primeval one one wrist and Lilac Heliotrope on the other. Both are wonderful, but I am especially pleased with the Lilacs & Heliotrope. I adore the scent of real lilacs but never seem to enjoy fragrances that are lilac-heavy. For some reason, any time lilac is at the forefront of a scent, that scent always ends up giving me a massive headache. But this little sample may finally steer me in the direction of a lilacesque scent I can actually wear and enjoy!
    Leesee, how wonderful! I've been eying her samples, mainly the lilac ones, but I need to move some out to get some in and I'm on a buying furlough this month... but I should be getting them in June! Are you reviewing these somewhere? I'd love to read your thoughts!

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    L'Artisan Dzongkha - just arrived today! I've been craaaving this for so long since I used up my sample, now I can finally spritz freely.

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    Smile Re: Today I bought.........May 2010

    Vintage Diorella.

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    I did it again; went amok with my mothers creditcard!

    Miss Dior Chérie, 7,5ml pure parfum
    Hot Couture de Givenchy, 50ml EdP
    Eau de Star, 50ml Eau de Toilette
    Dior Homme Intense, 100ml backup btl of EdP

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    My incense fest from Ava Luxe arrived - Incense Noir oil and Opoponax Intense extrait. The Incense Noir is positively barbaric - lots of raw wood smoke make it a truly dark incense. Like razing Avignon to the ground. Wonderful! The Opoponax Intense is evading my powers of sniffing. I find it a very feminine incense and I can't quite place why. Possibly because it reads like the expensive base of one of the classic feminines? Also, after a very long wait for an affordable bottle, eBay has sent me Penhaligon's Lily & Spice, which was well worth the wait. I think that's me done for May!
    Out here we are running for the wide open spaces, the road-smell after the rain.

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    Today I got a sample of the ultra luxurious Puredistance perfume from the gracious Suzanne of eiderdownpress.com. Thanks Suze !
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    I bought some Opium Poésie de Chine this afternoon online. I hope it arrives soon...I want it in my greedy little paws soon!

    Last week I bought Jessica McClintock at Marshall's.

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    Did another fleamarket today, and by God, I made the deal of my life;

    Miss Dior, 30ml vintage Esprit de Parfum, box was still cellofan wrapped
    Dioressence, 6ml vintage parfum, approx. 3ml left, w/box
    Madame Rochas, 7,5ml vintage parfum, never used, w/ box
    L'Air du Temps de Ricci, 100ml vintage EdT splash, approx. 90ml left
    L'Air du Temps de Ricci, 100ml vintage (?) EdT, approx. 95ml left, no cap
    Anaïs Anaïs, 100ml vintage EdT, NEW, w/box

    And the price?! You're all gonna slaughter me ... please sit down ... ready?
    DKR 10 a pop, that's less than $2 a piece! DAMN ... truely the deal of my life!
    I almost felt sorry for the poor man, almost, he didn't know what the hell he
    was selling. Hallelujah!

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    My stars, Duc - excellent haul! Fleamarkets in Denmark must be very different from the fleamarkets here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    My stars, Duc - excellent haul! Fleamarkets in Denmark must be very different from the fleamarkets here!
    This was truely a rare find, usually one only find modern stuff,
    and if vintage stuff, then mere mortal money can't pay for it.
    I guess the poor fellow was selling his dead mothers stuff?!
    He didn't know what it was ... to my big luck! They were in a
    big box with Yves Rocher stuff, he thought it was trash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I guess the poor fellow was selling his dead mothers stuff?!
    He didn't know what it was ... to my big luck!
    Well, now you've made me sad....

    Not much worried about karma, are you Duc? Or ghosts! (Now that I look at it carefully, that Anais Anais looks to be a bit haunted.....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Today I got a sample of the ultra luxurious Puredistance perfume from the gracious Suzanne of eiderdownpress.com. Thanks Suze !
    Oh! I have a large 17.5ml sample of this waiting for me at my mum's house in Aus! Would love to hear your impressions on this one mysticknot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Oh! I have a large 17.5ml sample of this waiting for me at my mum's house in Aus! Would love to hear your impressions on this one mysticknot!
    Dimi!!!!! I love hearing about your perfume acquisitions ! You've got review too ! I read about Puredistance online last night- it looks fabulous ! I wll test soon, I promise ! Such a little 1ml treasure !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Well, now you've made me sad....

    Not much worried about karma, are you Duc? Or ghosts! (Now that I look at it carefully, that Anais Anais looks to be a bit haunted.....)
    Hahaha, don't be sad, it could might as well be a container found. He looked like a dumbster diver to me!
    As for Karma, hmm, I first collected the Diors, went back for the Ricci's, and said 'these are a bit bigger', as
    like I wanted him to charge me some more money, but he just said, 'you can have those for 10kr too'.
    Hell, should I have told him, that he needed to charge me some 50-100 times more?! Heeeeell no!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Dimi!!!!! I love hearing about your perfume acquisitions ! You've got review too ! I read about Puredistance online last night- it looks fabulous ! I wll test soon, I promise ! Such a little 1ml treasure !
    I will def review it on the blog once Im down under and settled again! I'm sure I will read your words on this one first though! Will be fun to compare notes!!
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    Hee! I'm just pulling your leg a bit, Duc - I'd snatch them up without a second thought, too (I simply must get to Copenhagen one of these days!) You should wear them all sans guilt and in the best of health!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    You should wear them all sans guilt and in the best of health!
    Oh, but I will, madame, and laugh all the way to the bank!

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    Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia, arrived yesterday! I had to call around a bit to find a 50ml bottle, but 3rd try was a charm and I found it at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. With their scent event I got a whole bunch of samples too, plus they threw in a few moreTF samples per my request. Woo-hoo!!

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    I got decants of Santa Maria Novella 's Melograno and a sample of SMN Honeysuckle.
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    This is not really a purchase report, but those of you who frequent the L'Artisan Parfumerie Facebook page know that I won a recent contest. The prize was $500 worth of perfume. You can imagine how excited I was to be the winner, as L'Artisan is my favorite perfume house! I had no idea what they were going to send me, but today the package came. I'm very happy with their choices. Along with a slew of their nice big samples, this is what was in the box:



    Yes, all 100 ml. bottles! I really like Voleur de Roses, Poivre Piquant, and Vanilia, but didn't have bottles of them. It's funny – very recently I came SO close to buying Vanilia, as I heard that it was being discontinued. I'm glad I waited! The fourth bottle, Dzongkha, is one that I already owned in 50 ml. However, it's one of my top favorite fragrances, so I can't really complain about having a lifetime supply, can I?

    Thanks for letting me share my joy!
    Last edited by Haunani; 14th May 2010 at 02:10 AM.

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    Congratulations, Huanani! Looks like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    This is not really a purchase report, but those of you who frequent the L'Artisan Parfumerie Facebook page know that I won a recent contest. The prize was $500 worth of perfume. You can imagine how excited I was to be the winner, as L'Artisan is my favorite perfume house! I had no idea what they were going to send me, but today the package came. I'm very happy with their choices. Along with a slew of their nice big samples, this is what was in the box:



    Yes, all 100 ml. bottles! I really like Voleur de Roses, Poivre Piquant, and Vanilia, but didn't have bottles of them. It's funny – very recently I came SO close to buying Vanilia, as I heard that it was being discontinued. I'm glad I waited! The fourth bottle, Dzongkha, is one that I already owned in 50 ml. However, it's one of my top favorite fragrances, so I can't really complain about having a lifetime supply, can I?

    Thanks for letting me share my joy!
    Congratulations!! That is amazing!
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