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    Default San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    (I hope the others join me here with their comments- didn't know where to put it)

    Today was just glorious. For starters, Allen is a spot perfect host who thought of everything. Every store was expecting us, most with goody bags. Allen himself is very sociable and gregarious, which set the mood for the entire day.

    We started at Diptique, and got a lovely goody bag. I'm wearing their new scent as i type!! Next was hermes, which for me was the least enjoyable, (smallest selection, not really meshing with my skin chemistry) We then visited a small boutique to see comme des garcons, this was so so.

    And then we went to store that caused me to throw a scene and almost pee my pants. Perfumes Jacqueline (something like that). Shelves and shelves of Carons. Guess what I bought???? Prepare yourself: vintage Pois de Senteur parfum. For $100. I'm beside myself, and had to take a seat afterwards.

    Next was Nieman marcus, way cool. i got a sample of Atrape Coeur and liu, this after barely recovering from my Caron purchase.

    And then there was the finale: Barneys. This is where all good perfume lovers die and go to heaven. They have everything: heeley, a different company, Frederic malle, Byredo, Antonia's flowers, Serge lutens, oi the list...

    AND.... i got an auro reading from Yosh, of Yosh perfumes. I'll start a different thread on that one.
    i'm exhausted, sniffed out, and i have a headache (it was hot in SF today, and we smelled too much)

    But oi.... bliss bliss bliss!!!!
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    BayKat - congratulations and what an absolutely wonderful day. Yes, I think I would almost pee too if I saw all that glorious perfume you saw today .

    Interested in the Auro reading too !
    Rest up ,girl ! Hope the headache goes soon.
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    I'm glad you guys had a great time! The SF Basenoters are great; I hope some day I get to meet you all again.

    Looking forward to all your reports.

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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Jealous! Sounds like such a fun time!

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    Smile Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Glad you had such a good time. I am looking forward to pictures and more details. Perhaps next year I will be able to attend this annual event. The Bay Area is where I grew up and I miss the weather, the City, and the shopping.

    Feeling a little homesick, play this youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryF9p-nqsWw&feature=fvw

    And if you were alive in the sixties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bch1_...eature=related

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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Pics are coming!!! we took a lot today. it was fun but a bit too much at once. in one small block there is just about everything you could salivate over. i'd like to go back for more soon!
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    I look forward to hearing all about it! I'm a little jealous to have not made the drive up, but then I look over at my beautiful, sleeping boy and think, "That's okay. Next year!" I am curious to hear what was in the goodie bags though!

    Here's what keeps me sticking close to home lately:

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    Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
    Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Ah heartwood, where's the chubby cheeks? i like babies that have big ol' fat cheeks! this little guy is a cutie though, what is his name?
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Heartwood View Post
    Here's what keeps me sticking close to home lately:
    They're only that way once! Enjoy your time with him; it's precious.

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    Hello! I've only met you endo-; nice to meet you ecto-!

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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Just a quick note -- ill write more tomorrow about the goodie bags and all (wow, Barneys was REALLY nice to us!)
    So, anyway, what a great time. Thanks much to Allen for arranging it all for us!.
    Though I was nose fatigued by our last stop Barneys -- even so the Luten's Bois de Violette (which id never smelled before) cut through the fog of my overwhelmed senses and was love at first sniff. I bought a bottle as quick as I could because I HAD to. (the DH is laughing at me right now as my wrist is glued to my nose.)
    I loved meeting you, my fellow basenoters! I'll post some photos tomorrow. (I have a nice photo of baykat and her treasure.)
    Night all!

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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by BayKAT View Post
    Ah heartwood, where's the chubby cheeks? i like babies that have big ol' fat cheeks! this little guy is a cutie though, what is his name?
    This is Joseph! He was kinda skinny when he was born and is still a bit lean, though his arms and legs have filled out nicely (to my relief). I wonder if it had something to do with the diet I was required to be on for gestational diabetes (low carb and sugar). However, our pediatrician says some babies are just lean, he eats plenty, and he's gaining weight appropriately. I was looking at my baby pics last week and saw what my mother has always said: I was a FAT baby! I had JOWLS and arms like ham hocks with little fists attached!
    Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
    Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    They're only that way once! Enjoy your time with him; it's precious.



    Hello! I've only met you endo-; nice to meet you ecto-!
    I hope to introduce you two properly next time you're in town Suga!
    Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
    Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
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    Oh baby Joseph - Heartwood- he's beautiful - lovely eyes ! You must be a proud Mom !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    He he! Hopefully N_Tesla and Mimi will make it to one of these some day...

    Thanks for the nice words, everyone. This was definitely fun.

    I started a thread on the mens board with the few pictures I took. Hopefully people can add their stuff there, too.

    It's time for bed, but I really need to go through my sample haul and see what I ended up with...

    Thanks to everyone for participating!
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Thanks, BayKAT and Rogalal, for posting your experiences and pictures! Looks like it was a fun gathering full of good shopping karma! :-)

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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    I've posted my thoughts over at the Men's board, but I just wanted to say an extra thanks to Allen and everyone who participated here too! I had a wonderful time. (It's times like this when the Male/Female boards split seems especially counterproductive.)
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    cross posted from men's forum:

    My fragrant friends!
    I have just returned safely home to my "between SB and LA" abode a few minutes ago from the fabulous SF meetup and will devour every word of these reports in a few minutes.
    First- a HUGE thank you to Rogalal for a monumental job organizing a wonderful day of sniffing and companionship both from people and the amazing little dog Gizmo, too. VIVA Basenotes!

    BayKAT- hope the headache is history!
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    My purchase :-)


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    Thank you so much for posting about your sniffin adventure!

    I love it when Basenoters get together!!!
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Some day, we're going to have to get some of you L.A. folks up here...

    As well as Mimi and Tesla!
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    Default Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Heading over to the men's section to read more.
    BayKat, I can understand getting a headache but fighting on. What a sniffer trooper!
    Heartwood, I'm mesmerized by Joseph's bright eyes. I predict he's going to be an exceptionally well-behaved person. Mark my words.
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