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    Smile Boxes Mailed!-- 30 Roses to sample from 30 Roses & co.

    Having recently gotten a new sampling group going on the male forum, I'm feeling the itch to do another one here (USA only please.) Let's get out of those winter doldrums and think of spring, ladies and gents!

    It's no secret I love rose perfumes. And have lots of them. And am always looking to try more of them!

    Edited/updated:
    We have 30 (I couldn't leave it at 29!) rose perfumes to test, all told!

    There will be 2 packages; each group will contain 5 members. The groups are as follows:

    * shows who has the package (or the package is on its way to them)

    Group A:
    1. claresauntie
    2. PerfumedLady
    3. Al Gae
    4. iechris
    5. C Rose
    6. matildaben
    *7. chouquette, (who will keep the box.)

    Group B: **Shipping order has been changed at Warum's request
    1. bookwrymsmith
    2. catnip_too
    3. Tourbillion
    4. bogsc
    5. Warum
    6. Robin-in-FL
    *7. Saintpaulia (who will keep the box.


    Guidelines:
    1. Each member may keep the box up to one month. I increased the time to keep the box because our total number of fragrances to test has increased! This leaves time to test one scent per day, but by all means send it on earlier if possible, as people tend to lose interest over time.
    2. Please post briefly to tell us when you mail the box and when you receive it. (It may help to bookmark this thread as it will tend to drift off page one of the female discussion board.)
    3. Feel free to post your impressions and opinions here; this is optional.

    Boxes have been mailed!

    Our perfumes are the following--

    In no particular order, from my collection:

    • Les Parfums de Rosine Diabolo Rose
    • AG Rose Absolue
    -- not the EdP (of which my supply is low) but the new, lighter "Eau Parfumée" version released in 2010, of which I have 2 small samples. It is still very pretty!
    • AG Rose Splendide (the Eau Parfumée released in 2010)
    • AG Quel Amour! edp, which is heavier on the rose note than the more commonly sold edt version.
    AG Ce Soir Ou Jamais
    • Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Rosa Magnifica
    -- has a strong hyacinth note that is reminiscent of Chamade.
    • Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau
    -- Bulgarian rose with black currant; has a prominent fresh tomato stem note. I love it!
    • Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare
    (putting 5 ml of this in each package; I bought a flacon recently and have more than I need!)
    • Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie
    • C&E Evelyn
    (the original, before it was reformulated and renamed Evelyn Rose)
    • Woods of Windsor True Rose
    • YSL Paris edt
    (bought in the early 2000s)
    • YSL Paris Jardins Romantiques edt
    • FM Une Rose
    • Yardley English Rose
    • Jean Couturier Coriandre
    (pre-reformulation.)
    • Coty La Rose Jacqueminot


    Group members have contributed these in addition:

    Malle Lipstick Rose
    • Neil Morris Rose of Kali
    • Tauer Une Rose Chyprée
    • Fresh Cannabis Rose
    • SL Sa Majesté La Rose
    (2 sets of samples)
    • L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
    • DSH American Beauty
    (prototype)
    • Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose
    • Jean Patou 1000
    • Rosine Rose Praline
    • Juliette Has A Gun Citizen Queen
    • Bond No.9 Harrods Rose
    • Zero Six Cent Trente Lierre Rose



    No obligation, folks-- you don't even have to review them--just sniff and feel happy!
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 4th October 2011 at 01:03 AM. Reason: updates on who has the boxes (or to whom they are on their way)

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    Wow 30Roses - you've done it again! What an incredibly generous offer! (I'm familiar with them so I won't be participating - I just wanted to tell you that I think you're a good doobie, and a credit to this community!)

    Hey y'all - take advantage of this opportunity! These are some of the most beautiful rose fragrances you'll ever smell!
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    Wow. Amazing. I'd love to take advantage of your good nature!
    My Top 10*:
    1. Bois des Iles (Chanel)
    2. Ubar (Amouage)
    3. Pandora (DSH)
    4. Miss Dior - vintage (Dior)
    5. Jolie Madame (Balmain)
    6. Jicky (Guerlain)
    7. Gold Woman (Amouage)
    8. Mata Hari (DSH)
    9. L'Air du Desert Moracain (Tauer)
    10. Medici - Italian Splendor: Florence (DSH)
    *in no particular order because it's too hard!

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    Good, you're the first!

    I'll be on and off the forum as my daughter will need the computer but everyone just keep posting, if you are interested.

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    30 Roses may I participate please? I have three on the list but have never tried any of the others.Sometimes it's hard to know where to start .Some of these I don't think I have ever heard of.Thanks!

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    I am one greedy little piggy with all these pass-arounds,but I can't resist this one,Roses.There are many on that list I would have paid to sample.I'd be glad for any spot in the mailing order,so if anyone needs to juggle this with other priorities,I can be flexible-others can go before me if need be.Oh,and I'll leave Une Rose untouched,so there will be a little more of that one for someone else!This is outstanding,Roses,you've really outdone yourself!BIG Thank You!
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    Yes, you're #2.

    Daughter needs the computer; just keep on posting everyone. I'll check back later.

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    Big Thank You, 30 Roses!
    Can I be the third?
    I can put in some more, too -- DSH American Beauty prototype, for one, and Perfumer Workshop Tea Rose (many praise this one).

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    PefumedLady is #3 and Warum is #4!

    Keep 'em coming.

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    You're like an angel from the fragrance heavens 30 Roses! I learned so much from the Penhaligon's swap that I can't help wanting to be involved in more... Many of these seem pretty feminine for my taste, so I don't know if I'd get as much out of them as most, but I do love to expand my horizons. Perhaps I can be the last one in a group and try out some leftovers? Thanks!

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    Al, it's okay, join the group and just test what you would like to test, then pass it on. So you're #5.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 10th January 2011 at 07:27 AM. Reason: updated

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    This is such a great idea, 30 Roses! I love rose fragrances, and I would love to be included!!

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    Thanks 30 Roses! I'm sure I'll try them all; I just didn't want to monopolize your swaps. I'll be anxiously awaiting!

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    It's not fancy, but I'll toss in my Lush Gorilla Imogene Rose if anyone is interested and sits it fits with the theme... Let me know.
    My Top 10*:
    1. Bois des Iles (Chanel)
    2. Ubar (Amouage)
    3. Pandora (DSH)
    4. Miss Dior - vintage (Dior)
    5. Jolie Madame (Balmain)
    6. Jicky (Guerlain)
    7. Gold Woman (Amouage)
    8. Mata Hari (DSH)
    9. L'Air du Desert Moracain (Tauer)
    10. Medici - Italian Splendor: Florence (DSH)
    *in no particular order because it's too hard!

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    Good idea!

    Or...I could make another package with all my Gorilla samples and Essentially Me samples, and send that around separately; how would you feel about adding any of yours so there are more for people to try? (If this doesn't appeal to you, forget I mentioned it.)

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    30roses, what a wonderful offer. I'd love to be included.

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    Catnip2 is #6 and iechris is #7 (we're into the second package I think; maybe 6 members per package?)


    >>>> How long do you all wish to keep the package before sending it on?
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 9th January 2011 at 11:14 PM.

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    I can do that. A second/gorilla is fine. I have Lust, Orange Blossom, Imogene Rose, and Karma.
    My Top 10*:
    1. Bois des Iles (Chanel)
    2. Ubar (Amouage)
    3. Pandora (DSH)
    4. Miss Dior - vintage (Dior)
    5. Jolie Madame (Balmain)
    6. Jicky (Guerlain)
    7. Gold Woman (Amouage)
    8. Mata Hari (DSH)
    9. L'Air du Desert Moracain (Tauer)
    10. Medici - Italian Splendor: Florence (DSH)
    *in no particular order because it's too hard!

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    Quote Originally Posted by claresauntie View Post
    I can do that. A second/gorilla is fine. I have Lust, Orange Blossom, Imogene Rose, and Karma.
    PMing you, claresauntie!

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    We still have room, as we're doing a second package-- any more takers?

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    This sounds delightful. I hope I am not too late. Maybe I could be in package #2?

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    Yes, you are #8.

    I think we'll stop when we have 10 members and I will assign you all to the 2 groups in order of posting. (#1 in group A, #2 in group B, and so on.)


    Chouquette is provisionally #9 unless she tells me otherwise. (She's been trying to find new rose perfumes and hasn't messaged me back yet.)
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 10th January 2011 at 07:28 AM. Reason: updated

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    >>>> How long do you all wish to keep the package before sending it on?
    The Penhaligon's swap had 17 different fragrances, and we had 20 days I think. I found that to be a good amount of time; I tried 2 on many days, so it went pretty quickly.

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    So, then let's say 3 weeks again, but if you get done sooner, send it to the next person sooner. People do lose interest when the wait becomes too long.

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    Default Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    I've rethought the number of people who could reasonably share 1 ml and am limiting each group to 5. (More than that and no one will get enough juice to sample.)

    So, until I hear back from chouquette, there is room for only 1 more member.

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    I will pass this time -- I am familiar with half of the list due to the packages from 30R when I needed them most, too! -- but thanks again for organizing this splendid opportunity for many people to try the rose scents. Another half of the list consists of all-time favorites and long-term loves, BTW.

    I DO support the idea of adding to the package as you go.

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    I'd like to be included if there is room!
    ( I could add some La Rose Jacqueminot, though I know you've done a group with this before, Lipstick Rose, Taurer Une Rose Chypree, and I'll look through my stuff and see what else...)

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    I think you are full up, but if not, I'd be happy to play. I have some lovely rose perfumes I could add to package as well. Carolyn

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    Default Re: CLOSED 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    I didn't hear back from chouquette, so C Rose is #9 and bogsc is #10 (bogsc are you in the USA? Your profile page doesn't disclose your location.).

    We do have an awful lot of perfume, though, so if chouquette does reply I will add her on as a backup member. If there is any juice left after the boxes have gone around, members number 5 can both send their boxes to her.

    How nice of several of you to volunteer samples to add in! If you would mail them to me first, I will pack them into the boxes before they go out to the first members of each group.

    I have addresses of claresauntie and bookwrymsmith.
    The rest of you should PM your mailing address to the member above you on the list


    Group A:
    1. claresauntie
    2. PerfumedLady
    3. Al Gae
    4. iechris
    5. C Rose

    Group B:
    1. bookwrymsmith
    2. Warum
    3. catnip_too
    4. Tourbillion
    5. bogsc

    1. Each member may keep the box up to 3 weeks
    (but by all means send it on earlier if possible, as people tend to lose interest over time.)
    2. Please post briefly to tell us when you mail the box and when you receive it. (It may help to bookmark this thread as it will tend to drift off page one of the female discussion board.)
    3. Feel free to post your impressions and opinions here; this is optional.

    I'll update when I mail the boxes.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 10th January 2011 at 04:15 PM.

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    30 Roses, Yes, I am in NYC. Sorry...have to go back to my profile and figure out how to make it clear that I'm in US.

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    Default Re: CLOSED 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    How nice of several of you to volunteer samples to add in! If you would mail them to me first, I will pack them into the boxes before they go out to the first members of each group.
    Would you (and everyone else) mind waiting? I'll make the samples and mail them to you tomorrow, for both groups.

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    Default Re: Groups are CLOSED-- 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses!

    That would be great! Thanks!

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    Thank you for adding me, 30 Roses!

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    Default Re: Groups are CLOSED-- 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses!

    I've just received a lovely package from C Rose with twin samples to add to our boxes. Included are 2 samples each of:

    Malle Lipstick Rose

    Neil Morris Rose of Kali

    Tauer Une Rose Chyprée

    Fresh Cannabis Rose

    SL Sa Majesté La Rose

    L'Artisan Voleur de Roses


    C Rose:



    To which I am adding 1 sample per box of La Rose Jacqueminot received in a swap.
    So far we have 23 rose fragrances with a few more on their way from members.

    I spent the latter part of the day decanting and labeling vials. Once we have the rest of the donated ones, the boxes can go out!
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 14th January 2011 at 11:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Groups are CLOSED-- 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses!

    Today I got a package from warum; she has added twin samples of DSH American Beauty (prototype) and Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose to the groups so now we have 25 different rose scents to sniff and test!

    warum:

    I'm expecting one more package, and then I'll send out the boxes to claresauntie and bookwyrmsmith. As soon as the weather lets me get out that is-- we are supposed to be getting more snow 4 days out of the next 6.

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    Default Re: Groups are CLOSED-- 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses!

    Well, my goodness-- looks like we are going to be testing 29 roses -- yep, we have 29 different rose perfumes now, with the generous addition of samples from bogsc. She sent us the following:

    • Jean Patou 1000
    • Rosine Rose Praline
    • SL Sa Majesté La Rose
    • Juliette Has A Gun Citizen Queen
    • Bond No.9 Harrods Rose
    * Zero Six Cent Trente Lierre Rose


    bogsc:



    I'll be mailing the boxes out tomorrow.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 18th January 2011 at 10:59 PM.


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    You just need one more to make it... 30 ROSES from 30 ROSES.

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    Default Re: Groups are CLOSED-- 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses!

    Yeah, I thought I had 30 and posted it-- then counted only 29 and edited that...then recounted and found I had missed writing La Rose Jacqueminot which I had actually already bagged!

    ...so we're back to testing... 30 roses yay!!!

    So I changed the thread title


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    Default Re: Boxes Mailed!-- 30 Roses to sample from 30 Roses & co.

    The boxes are on their way to claresauntie and bookwrymsmith.

    First class postage was only $2.75 per box so you may all want to just relabel/reuse the same boxes.

    Edit: The $2.75 actually does not include Delivery Confirmation; I didn't buy it-- I was juggling about 7 boxes today at the P.O! But it is probably a good idea for each of you to use DC when you send it on to the next person. Sometimes people forget to post that they have received a package and this helps us keep track.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 19th January 2011 at 02:49 PM.


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    Default Re: Boxes Mailed!-- 30 Roses to sample from 30 Roses & co.

    Wow, 30 Roses from 30 Roses and Co. !!
    This sounds fantastic! I like that! :-)

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    Default Re: Boxes Mailed!-- 30 Roses to sample from 30 Roses & co.

    I hope you don't all hate roses by the time you're done with the box!

    Too much of a good thing?


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    Too much of a good thing... is there such a thing?
    (Anyway, a lot of us may just be sampling a portion of these, as some we'll already be familiar with.)

    Thanks for getting there in the mail! (ok, now, I'll try not to be impatient... as a number 5, I'll be getting these in late summer?)

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    Too much of a good thing? *does not compute*
    My Top 10*:
    1. Bois des Iles (Chanel)
    2. Ubar (Amouage)
    3. Pandora (DSH)
    4. Miss Dior - vintage (Dior)
    5. Jolie Madame (Balmain)
    6. Jicky (Guerlain)
    7. Gold Woman (Amouage)
    8. Mata Hari (DSH)
    9. L'Air du Desert Moracain (Tauer)
    10. Medici - Italian Splendor: Florence (DSH)
    *in no particular order because it's too hard!

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    Very excited! Anyone who hasn't smelled La Rose Jacqueminot is in for a real treat. I have 2 bottles because it's intoxicating but first bottle I got had wonky sprayer that makes it just dribble out over hands. Top is welded on so no way to easily remove without breaking bottle. One of these days I'll figure out how to crack bottle open, pour through cheesecloth and recant into another bottle so that I can actually spray from both so that I can share more widely. Thanks for your generosity 30 Roses!

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    a rose by any other name....?

    (just incase anyone's looking for more to add)
    I think something like Montale Black Oud or Ford Noir de Noir would add a nice oud rose to the mix
    Stella is a favorite of mine as a musky rose...
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    They're heeeeeere!!!

    I already put one on and... Oh! What a way to start! Hint: I'm not a fan.

    Notes coming soon...


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    Default Re: Boxes Mailed!-- 30 Roses to sample from 30 Roses & co.

    Oh good! That was fast-- in fact the mail service was fast for me this week in general-- I mailed 8 boxes /bubble mailers on Wednesday and most have reached their destinations already.

    @claresauntie-- They can't all be winners! 29 to go!


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    Default Re: Boxes Mailed!-- 30 Roses to sample from 30 Roses & co.

    Claresauntie,
    curious: which one you didn't like?

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    I blind-grabbed for my first go and came up with Canabis Rose. I had been interested in smelling it for awhile (sidebar: I even ordered it from TPC but they didn't send it, which happened with 4 testers. Is this an anomaly or routine? ).

    I want to preface this with the following statement about canabis: I don't but I have and for a medical condition I wish I were, but don't (because I have kids I don't want exposed).

    That said, I was interested to smell this, since I enjoy the real deal smell. I was crushed to find Canabis Rose started with a metallic anise note that briskly turned into a pile of sweet tobacco.

    That's it - linear for about an hour at which point I scrubbed. Tobacco notes give me migraines. I wasn't fast enough and the migraine is here. In case you were wondering, the throw is good - hubby asked me from across the room what I was wearing (and said "thank god!" when I washed it off).

    I tried to put on another scent but the tobacco kept rebounding - that sh*t is tenacious! I took a hot and long shower and now am lying in the dark with No.19 (my "leave me alone comfort scent") and Basenotes.

    I never smelled rose, nor did I get the munchies. On the upside, there's PLENTY left in the tester for the rest of you!

    Tomorrow will be a better day.

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    2. Ubar (Amouage)
    3. Pandora (DSH)
    4. Miss Dior - vintage (Dior)
    5. Jolie Madame (Balmain)
    6. Jicky (Guerlain)
    7. Gold Woman (Amouage)
    8. Mata Hari (DSH)
    9. L'Air du Desert Moracain (Tauer)
    10. Medici - Italian Splendor: Florence (DSH)
    *in no particular order because it's too hard!

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    Oh, claresauntie, what a nasty experience for you!

    I don't like Cannabis Rose either --too sweet for my taste. Hope the next one goes better!


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    bogsc: Love the new word you have taught us today -- everybody take your pens and put it down somewhere -- "recant".

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    Quote Originally Posted by claresauntie View Post
    (sidebar: I even ordered it from TPC but they didn't send it, which happened with 4 testers. Is this an anomaly or routine? ).
    One time they didn't put my 4-piece Guerlain sampler in. I quickly pointed it out and they pronto sent me the missing samples, and that was it, and that was the only time I had an issue.

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    Box 2 has arrived safely here in Alabama!(sorry no cool arrival pics like claresauntie-that's something I haven't figured out how to do yet-)
    I did a bit of preliminary sniffing but I won't start sampleing untill tomorrow -I'm still radiating Tabu for a favorite cheepie for Syncronized Friday.
    Thank you for organizing this 30Roses !

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    Good bookwrymsmith, glad you got it! Thanks for posting.

    bogsc, Twolf is teasing...the word is decant. But recant sounds more like what it should be.


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    Twolf/30 Roses..I decant for friends, etc. and have purchased lots of decants. But when I have to move fumes into another bottle specifically because original bottle is broken/problematic, for some reason I think of it as "re-canting" and it comes out typed that way.

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    Makes perfect sense!


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    Nonono, it is a very useful word, I must use it in a sentence soon. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Nonono, it is a very useful word, I must use it in a sentence soon. Thanks again.
    Twolf is not going to recant her stated desire to use her new word!

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    I can see that this is going to be a very amusing discussion and can't tell you all how thrilled I am to participate!

    Claresauntie, hope you are feeling better after your run in with Cannabis Rose. The one time I remember getting really ill from perfume it was a tobacco/rose fume (I seem to have blocked the name) I bought unsniffed from e-bay so I'll approach this sample carefully!

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    I happen to have worn Cannabis Rose myself yesterday and can attest it throws nicely and lasts pretty well. with 3-4 light sprays it lasted a good 10+ hours and from at least a few feet away I got a few compliments.
    PS - you might be able to find this in a 30ml bottle form sephora.
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