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    Default Today I Bought ... June 2010

    I had to take advantage of that great holiday decant sale at The Perfumed Court again ( three decants for the price of one of the same amount direct from Caron - how can I say no? ), and so I bought large decants of Poivre, Farnesiana, and Or et Noir, the latter being new to me. Now I'm thinking I should have gotten some Tabac Blond and more Acaciosa, too, as I'm going through my supply of the latter surprisingly quickly!

    I also bought a sample of JAR's Jardenia. Because curiosity about JAR is killing me, and I must try everything gardenia in existence!

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    Whooppee Suga ! I also took advantage of the code and got a 8 piece Chanel Les Exclusif sample pack .
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    Default Re: Today I Bought ... June 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    got Chanel Les Exclusif sample pack .
    Which you had promissed to send along to me, remember?! Ehm, maybe not?!

    I just bought 100ml Bal à Versailles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by le grand duc View Post
    which you had promissed to send along to me, remember?! Ehm, maybe not?!

    i just bought 100ml bal à versailles!
    *spank *
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    Default Re: Today I Bought ... June 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Whooppee Suga ! I also took advantage of the code and got a 8 piece Chanel Les Exclusif sample pack .
    I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on Beige, Gardenia, and Coromandel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    I'll be looking forward to reading your thoughts on Beige, Gardenia, and Coromandel.
    And I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Jardenia Suga ! I really can't wait to hear what you think of that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    I had to take advantage of that great holiday decant sale at The Perfumed Court again ( three decants for the price of one of the same amount direct from Caron - how can I say no? ), and so I bought large decants of Poivre, Farnesiana, and Or et Noir, the latter being new to me. Now I'm thinking I should have gotten some Tabac Blond and more Acaciosa, too, as I'm going through my supply of the latter surprisingly quickly!

    I also bought a sample of JAR's Jardenia. Because curiosity about JAR is killing me, and I must try everything gardenia in existence!
    Jardenia probably has the most animalic drydown I have EVER smelt! It starts out similarly to Velvet Gardenia with more lush and indolic, but loses its "cheesy" note somewhere during the middle notes. It becomes extremely animalic during the drydown, and once it reaches the drydown you're left with the smell of...how can I put this...male genitalia...sorry. Excuse me for being crude, but the drydown smells exactly like underwear after its been in use after a long day of walking out in the sun. Sweat, human, salty...you get the drift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    Jardenia probably has the most animalic drydown I have EVER smelt! It starts out similarly to Velvet Gardenia with more lush and indolic, but loses its "cheesy" note somewhere during the middle notes. It becomes extremely animalic during the drydown, and once it reaches the drydown you're left with the smell of...how can I put this...male genitalia...sorry. Excuse me for being crude, but the drydown smells exactly like underwear after its been in use after a long day of walking out in the sun. Sweat, human, salty...you get the drift!
    Thanks for the notes on Jardenia ,Scent. Oh dear- sounds like a sweat fest Gardenia.
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    Recently completed a swap/purchased Bois 1920 Agrumi di Sicilia and decants of Ronaldo Esper Millesime, Creed SMW and MI and also Cereus no.14.
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    Egoiste and Vent Vert (1990).

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    I had a bit of an Avon splurge today. I bought a 50ml bottle of Fergie Outspoken (one of those naff but nice scents) and Far Away Dreams. Both of those plus the Outspoken body lotion and deo for £20, you can't complain!
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    I bought Fresh Hesperides EDP which I love.That's THE END for spending on perfume for now .......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    I had a bit of an Avon splurge today. I bought a 50ml bottle of Fergie Outspoken (one of those naff but nice scents) and Far Away Dreams. Both of those plus the Outspoken body lotion and deo for £20, you can't complain!
    What's your take on Outspoken?! I've read on TSS that it's a tuberose-leather (two of my fav notes), so I'm curious on what you think !

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    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    What's your take on Outspoken?! I've read on TSS that it's a tuberose-leather (two of my fav notes), so I'm curious on what you think !
    It starts out as nothing special, boring fruity top notes. But after a while it comes across as a sort of "Diet Poison". Not as loud and femme fatale as Poison but almost a cleaner version for the masses of today. It's very competently put together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    It starts out as nothing special, boring fruity top notes. But after a while it comes across as a sort of "Diet Poison". Not as loud and femme fatale as Poison but almost a cleaner version for the masses of today. It's very competently put together.
    Thank you! It sounds like something I might like given I find Poison a bit too loud and cloying. PS: I heard that Kim Kardashian's fragrance veers into the Fracas territory!

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    I bought samples of Caron Oud and Secret Oud and a bottle of Alma de Alma by Madini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    I bought Fresh Hesperides EDP which I love.That's THE END for spending on perfume for now .......
    Hmm... where have I heard THAT before? Hmm... (giggles)
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    Quote Originally Posted by actiasluna View Post
    Hmm... where have I heard THAT before? Hmm... (giggles)
    Oh be quiet, woman ..... ! ROTFL
    I know I know - I am trying to convince myself ....not convincing ,huh ?! *LOL* *LOL*
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    Default Re: Today I Bought ... June 2010

    Went out to buy some clothes, and came home with

    100ml Miss Dior Chérie, EdP
    50ml Coco, EdP

    too ... I can't control myself! Oh, well!

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    For some reason, I'm not sure why anymore, I just had to have a chypre called Sissi....thank heavens this is a cheap blind buy, but I do love mossies

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    Default Re: Today I Bought ... June 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Perfume Boy View Post
    I had a bit of an Avon splurge today. I bought a 50ml bottle of Fergie Outspoken (one of those naff but nice scents) and Far Away Dreams. Both of those plus the Outspoken body lotion and deo for £20, you can't complain!
    Hooray for Avon splurges! I bought a couple vintage Avons at the beginning of the year and I'm really enjoying them.

    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    ....I heard that Kim Kardashian's fragrance veers into the Fracas territory!
    How intriguing! The notes as I read them on NST sounded nice, the bottle looks nice, and I couldn't begin to tell you why, but I don't mind Kim Kardashian too much.

    Anyway, I bought online and received Kelly Caleche edt! I just rescued it from the mailbox.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought ... June 2010

    Etat Libre d'Orange - Tom of Finland - in a trade with a fellow BNer

    Top notes: Aldehydes, Lemon
    Middle notes: Birch, Pine, Cypress, Pepper, Galbanum, Geranium, Safraleine
    Base notes: Suede, Styrax, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Iris, Ambergris, Musk

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    I bid low on a used bottle of Gucci Accenti last night as a lark -- and won it! For $13, I'll have about 1/3 ounce of my discontinued true love, and can stop hoarding my sample vials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    I bid low on a used bottle of Gucci Accenti last night as a lark -- and won it! For $13, I'll have about 1/3 ounce of my discontinued true love, and can stop hoarding my sample vials.
    Now there's an Ebay Success story I love !
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    Default Re: Today I Bought ... June 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    Jardenia probably has the most animalic drydown I have EVER smelt! It starts out similarly to Velvet Gardenia with more lush and indolic, but loses its "cheesy" note somewhere during the middle notes. It becomes extremely animalic during the drydown, and once it reaches the drydown you're left with the smell of...how can I put this...male genitalia...sorry. Excuse me for being crude, but the drydown smells exactly like underwear after its been in use after a long day of walking out in the sun. Sweat, human, salty...you get the drift!
    I have to say... That sounds pretty awful on all levels.

    I'm going to be a little afraid of that vial when it arrives!
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    Default Re: Today I Bought ... June 2010

    I may be sharing too much here, but that drydown doesn't sound awful to me at all -- although it also doesn't smell like something I want to wear on myself.

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    I blind-bought a bottle of Boucheron Trouble from a discounter.

    Not as much sillage or longevity as Poison, as I had hoped--what with all the imagery of snakes and venom. This is a pleasant citrus with a vanilla/amber drydown. I would call this a "summer oriental." There appears to be two bottle caps on this design: one with a gold swirling ribbon embelished with a green rhinestone gem, the other with the snake head and body, echoing the jewellery design of the snake made by the House of Boucheron. Can someone add to this observation?

    The marketing of the scent confuses me. The word "trouble" in English does not seem to have the "sexy/forbidden" connotations as, say, the word "dangerous," as in "liaison dangereuse." When I think of "trouble," I think of a meddlesome child in the schoolyard, not a sexy seductress capricious enought to seduce another woman's husband.
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    Atta girl, Thalia! Nice score on the Accenti

    Blind- bought a 50 ml bottle of FERRE EDP from Ebay for the princely sum of 16.44 USD including shipping and it arrived yesterday. Based on comments about it here, though it would suit me & I'm not disappointed. Very wearable! Like it!
    This score slighty assuaged the sting of losing another auction lot which contained the legendary Sabi (which i have yet to sniff) by a measly buck. Whine, whine, whine
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    Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier - in a trade with a fellow BNer

    Notes include lemon blossom, neroli, tuberose and musk.

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    Donna Karan Gold EDP.

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