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    Smile All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellent

    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:
    Oriental Jan. 2007, Jan. 2008, Jan. 2009, Jan. 2010
    Animalic Feb. 2007, Feb. 2008, Feb. 2009, Feb. 2010
    Chypre March 2007, March 2008, March 2009, March 2010
    Floral April 2007, April 2008, April 2009, April 2010
    Fruity May 2007, May 2008, May 2009, May 2010
    Citrus June 2007, June 2008, June 2009, June 2010
    Green July 2008, July 2009, July 2010
    Fresh Aug. 2008, Aug. 2009
    Fougere Sept. 2007
    Opposite Gender Sept. 2008, Sept. 2009
    Ambery Oct. 2007, Oct. 2008, Oct. 2009
    Spicy Nov. 2007, Nov. 2008, Nov. 2009
    Gourmand Dec. 2007, Dec. 2008, Dec. 2009
    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, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    *LOL* Quarry - I haven't got aquatic but I think I have skeeter repellent !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Ooookay then. (hee!)

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    When is fake-tan-lotion scent month?

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Fresh? This is a job for Cologne du Parfumeur!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: SummerbyKenzo by Kenzo

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    C Rose
    tdem Good reminder!!!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    If saturday is hot here, I think i`ll use to join this thread Rochas Aquaman

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I think the one for me will be IPdF - Brezza di Mere. Failing that, a little Cutter's.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Quote Originally Posted by tdem1961 View Post
    Fresh? This is a job for Cologne du Parfumeur!
    Aha ! Good suggestion ! I actually have a sample of this ( thank you dear Primrose ! ) and I shall wear it on Saturday !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Quote Originally Posted by tdem1961 View Post
    Fresh? This is a job for Cologne du Parfumeur!
    LOL- I shall dig out my sample from the marvelous Miss Tee at Guerlain Vegas and join you in wearing that part of the day.

    Also thinking of Dali's Laguna, and/or Miyake's L'eau D'Issey Reflection In a Drop when C du P inevitably fades.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I don't have a real aquatic, the closeset I have are: L'Eau Frapp, which is a salty citrus, En Passant, which is a little bit aquatic, but more floral or Silver Mountain Water which is also only slightly aquatic....hmmm, can't decide well, I guess I have at least another 16 hours ....

    Oh, and what does American Mosquito repellant smell like???

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Quote Originally Posted by Klute View Post
    I don't have a real aquatic, the closest I have are: L'Eau Frapp, which is a salty citrus, En Passant, which is a little bit aquatic, but more floral or Silver Mountain Water which is also only slightly aquatic....hmmm, can't decide well, I guess I have at least another 16 hours ....

    Oh, and what does American Mosquito repellent smell like???
    Ooooooooooo - that L'Eau Frapp sounds good!

    For mosquito repellent - think citronella.

    I got so many in this category I'm in a bind. Laguna - Brezza di Mare - Beachy - Fire Island - Demeter's Salt Air (my total, though evanescent, fave) South Water - VIW. Maybe I'll wear them all in succession!!!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I'm already wearing ELd'O Scrtions Magnifiques

    And yes, I do count it in the fresh, aquatic category!
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I will wear one (or more) of the following:

    Fresh: Citron de Vigne or Strawberry Flowers (both by Fresh... ha!)

    Aquatic: Fire Island (from a sample) or Eau de Merveilles... the only two aquatic scents I have. Wait.... is Dune considered aquatic??? What do you think?
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Howcome I've never noticed this before?!
    I've often wondered what y'all were babbeling
    about, when you talked about S'n'S and such
    ... now I know!

    I'm not a fan of fresh, nor aquatics, so I'll join
    next month: opposite gender, now, that's more
    my style. LOOOL!

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Beachy for me today. Sadly it's "worky" for poor old Zibeline today but I can dream can't I?
    Currently wearing: Bluebell by Penhaligon's

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I wore the Comptoir Sud Pacifique AQUA MOTU for August SnS. I have given away and used all my aquatics in my early 20s, therefore it was hard to pick something from the wardrobe.
    AQUA MOTU smells weird. It has a strange aerosol can opening which I absolutely hate but then it slowly evolves into a seabreeze smell. The dry down is the best, it reminds me of the summer vacation where my mum would take me to the beach and my skin smells identical to this salty subtle note Aqua Motu portrayed.
    Currently wearing: Le Gardnia by Isabey

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I've started the day in Parfum de Peau, but to call this fresh or aquatic would be a very long stretch. Mosquito repellant might work though!

    Sample of the day will be Lys Mditerrane by Edouard Flechier for Frederic Malle.This is a big, dewy lily. Fresh and aquatic and absolutely gorgeous, but...

    I was wearing this a few days ago and actually scrubbed it off. Somewhere along the way something made this smell too buttery, and I do mean the smell of actual butter. I use plenty of butter every day when I cook, and I love it, but do I want to smell like it? No. This is a gourmand path that does not need to be explored.

    Anyway, I'm giving this another chance and hope it doesn't turn foody again...

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I am wearing the sadly discontinued IUNX "L'Eau Frapp", another masterpiece by Olivia Giacobetti. Its a salty citrus that opens up with a tart lemon zest blast, never turns sweet and doesn't have your typical woodsy-herbal cologne drydown. The sharpness of the lemon is softened by the ocean breeze note that it develops after a few minutes. I really love this, it feels so pure, so fresh, so ethereal. Later on today I will be baking some a lemon curd tart, so it's lemons, lemons, lemons for me today! (and a bit of salty sea air)

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Ahhhh! [Runs around. Runs around] Ahhhh! TDEM! Made a connection just now …

    Was just noting the development of Guerlain Cologne du Parfumeur (thank you very much) — those top notes which seem to have a few molecules in common with Encre Noir, and then the orange/orange flower phase arrived, which seemed rather familiar. [Checks against half-full vial of Yves Rocher Orange Blossom.] That's it! Wish I had some to send to you: Orange Blossom edt Pur Desir. Obviously it's not the full recipe for CdP, but I think it echoes within it, so the shower gel might compliment CdP.

    Man, I hope I'm not completely off my rocker (or Rocher, as the case may be) about this.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    I'm not a fan of fresh, nor aquatics, so I'll join
    next month: opposite gender, now, that's more
    my style. LOOOL!
    I know you like Dune pour homme, I would definitely consider it fresh, if not aquatic.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I'm giving L'Eau Serge Lutens another go...
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    A- ha ! I have L'eau Serge Lutens - a sample from Boosh - so I will wear that instead !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Joining Zibeline in Beachy



    “Beachy opens with notes of sliced watermelon, sunny citrus, and marine air accord. The heart blooms into an intoxicating bouquet of jasmine blossom, tiare flower, and lush frangipani. The sun sets on the fragrance with a blend of sea crystals, golden amber, and sweet vanilla.” [from Sephora website]

    I don’t actually enjoy wearing marine scents or extremely salty fragrances. I think they’re interesting, but I usually have to wash them off. This one is fun and light hearted (thanks to Taolady for the decant). It really does evoke the beach (and makes me pine to be there). It’s salty, yet floral and sweet. It’s a nice little scent. I don’t see this one on the Lilly Pulitzer website anymore, and I wonder whether they’re discontinuing it.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I decided on Eau des Merveilles. I love the jus and the bottle equally.

    First the bottle: It sits charmingly on a side (it has two) leaning slightly right or left. Or on it's back to display it's glassy, colored, roundness almost devoid of markings, looking like a beautiful marble or a drop of water. Sitting on it's front, the shining stars (orange bottle) or constellations (blue bottle) totally captivate me. The stars on the orange bottle also look like sparkling sand, nodding a reference to the beachy salt notes of the scent. Whether it's the orange or blue bottle, the jus inside looks and moves like water - not perfume, in keeping with "eau" des Merveilles. I could stare at the bottle all day.

    The fragrance: Oranges, pine needles, salt-covered dry weeds and grasses on a sunbaked sandy dune is what this smells like to me. Also, there's the scent of the the sea spray when a wave crashes onto the shore. Throughout the day, the gentle fragrance wafts in out of my consciousness, making me smile when I'm reminded of it's presence. And I always think "Oh, that smells so, so good !!".

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Pomander, I love your description. I think I'll wear Eau des Merveilles this evening (I have a decant that I forgot about).

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Pomander, I love your description. I think I'll wear Eau des Merveilles this evening
    YES! Bravo Pomader's review.

    I jumped straight into Dali's Laguna (somewhat overapplied from a leaking spray nozzle). Did not feel like digging locate the Cologne du Parfumeur sample.

    Laguna is a treat. and who could resist that ridiculously kitschy bottle?

    Note to Le Grand Duc:
    Ducky, dear, we never "babbel". (horrified expression as I type this.)
    Tell that silly valet of yours to do a better job of reading ALL the topics and threads to you. We can't have any more of you not being part of SnS.
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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I am enjoying IPdF-Brezza di Mare it smells amazingly like the ocean! A warm salty breeze keeps wafting my way as I type this. See my entry in SOTD for notes/description.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I went with Heeley's Sel Marin. I didn't appreciate it when I tried it last month, but last night when I was deciding what to wear today it really stood out. The drydown! It's stunning. The cedar gives it depth and the saltiness is delicious. I went out shopping and whenever I was indoors the scent faded, but as soon as I stepped back outside it came to life again. It was a cold, rainy summer day by the North Sea today - this is the only perfume I've come across that seems to really prefer a chill in the air. I'm kind of in awe, here. I was planning to switch to Acquiilssssima this evening (the jasmine softens the oceanic elements, it's perfect for a sunset), but Sel Marin is so gorgeous I can't bear to.

    Oh! I got spritzed with Womanity this afternoon. It's salty and sweet and kind of a mess. I don't know where they were going with it, but it was at one point very similar to Sel Marin. So while I don't think Womanity works as a celebration of womanhood or whatever it's supposed to be, I do think it works a little bit as a sweet, fruity, accidental-aquatic. Maybe. I need to think on it some more!

    I enjoyed this S'n'S. My first! I missed last month's, I was devastated.

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    Default Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Aug 7, 2010 ★★★ FRESH, AQUATIC or mosquito repellen

    I was saving up some fresh/aquatic fragrances for this!
    So, I am starting out with Antonia's Flowers Sogni del Mare. It reminds me somewhat of Fleur de Corail, same feeling. Many describe it as salt water, but I cannot go there. To me they are both floral, decidedly floral, but with some different quality to them, I agree. Maybe my warm ocean vacation is overdue -- now that I can easily believe in!

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