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    Red face January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!



    For our January Blind Sniff, we are going to extend the recent holiday season a bit and celebrate the advent of 2011 with a virtual party. Our theme is Paint the Town Red! We’ve booked a chauffeur, so let’s dress up in our slinkiest dresses and best ties (red ones, of course!) and have some fun! We'll enjoy drinks and dinner at the ritziest place in town, catch a concert (or tear up the dance floor at a club or two?), and perhaps indulge in some late-night flirtation with our sweeties.

    Here’s how this works: There are three mystery fragrances, labeled “A”, “B”, and “C”. We will sample them, one at a time, in that order. Our sniffers, Actiasluna, Evangeline, and Warum, will post their observations, impressions and guesses, with the goal of identifying each fragrance. Here are some questions to get them started:

    What is the color of the “juice”?
    The concentration: EdT? EdP? Parfum?
    Do you think it’s marketed to men, women, or both?
    Is it a drugstore cheapie? Celebrity fragrance? Designer? Niche?
    What notes do you think you are smelling?
    Development? Are there stages, or does it stay the same throughout?
    How might the fragrance choice relate to our theme?

    The more discussion the better. As the host, I will throw out questions, confirmations, and hints. Our good friend kbe has kindly agreed to be my backup. He also has the samples and fragrance info, and will help with the hints and questions as needed and as he likes.

    Sniffers, please feel free to guess specific fragrances at any point in the game. Spectators are encouraged to have fun with this and to freely post comments and questions. If those playing along have specific fragrance guesses, please PM me with them so that our sniffers have the time they need for sleuthing.

    We'll begin tomorrow (Friday) evening at about 5:00 PST!

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    Default Re: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    Yay!
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    Default Re: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    wrong thread
    Last edited by teger; 21st January 2011 at 04:22 AM. Reason: fruit flies

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    Right thread, teger, you come back right now!

    Very good theme indeed, with numerous possibilities and unlimited opportunities waiting around each corner. Can't wait!

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    Wahoo! I've got on my Louboutins and am waiting patiently to hear about these scents.
    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: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    yay, i am counting the hours until this starts. can i start guessing now?

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    Default Re: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    LOL at DD, here are mine:
    A)
    B)
    C)


    Editing to remove the names, about 15 minutes after posting my guesses. What if? LOL
    Last edited by Twolf; 21st January 2011 at 07:35 PM. Reason: Afraid of own intuition

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    Dear Twolf and DD, you are making me laugh! Spectators have to send specific fragrance guesses by PM to me, but go ahead and ponder all you want!

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    Default Re: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    Removed them guesses, sorry to jump the paintgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Removed them guesses, sorry to jump the paintgun.
    Now I'm laughing even harder! (Those were very clever guesses.)

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    Shoot - I had 15 minutes to get a glimpse of Wolfie's intuition and I blew it!! Well, I have a few guesses of my own I suppose, and if I know anything about Haunani or this game, there are probably several clues in that first post! Well done, btw, H - very enticing! I'm certainly up for a night on the town!

    I'm waiting for my Sinan to be gone for good, and it will take a huge effort to keep me from spraying something new, but I'm going to be fresh and fragrance-free when it's time to spritz.

    So, that's in about ...four hours. Pooh. I'm going to have to go and busy myself!
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    It will be fun spectatin' here.

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    Hi y'all!

    Sorry I'm a bit early - there wasn't nearly as much traffic as I thought there'd be. Is anyone else here yet?
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    I'm here, but have to go wash off some Chergui before I get started. (posting details then PM'ing guesses, that is,)

    Probably also a neti pot rinse but I figure that's TMI!
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    Default Re: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    Oh this will be good!
    There is a singular joy in the experience of receiving perfume by mail. It is one of life's great little pleasures - one that more should have the pleasure of knowing.

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    I'm online – you can all start sniffing and talking and I'll check back soon!

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    Default Re: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    Can we spray now or do we have to wait for everyone? Haunani?

    I want to spray!!
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    Default Re: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    Yay!

    Wow - soapy. Shrill soapy at the moment ....detergent.

    Lots of clean and powdery musk.
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    Default Re: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    Haven't smelled yet, and unfortunately, will be late. Sorry about that, but I will be in by about 6-30.

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    See you soon, Warum! Luna, how's that nose? So, Evangeline's already mentioned one possible note. Soapy, huh? What note/notes might produce that effect?

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    I don't recognize it, but there is something familiar about it.

    It's becoming more vaguely floral, and there's some fresh citrus. It's getting less detergenty and I'm liking it better now, although it's reminding me of scented feminine hygiene products - white flowers and clean musks. It's pretty ....not in a fluffy pink way, but this must be marketed to women.
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    Default Re: January 2011 Blind Sniff: Paint the Town Red!

    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    It will be fun spectatin' here.
    Won't it just - I'm ready !.


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    Well, Jon, just in time for a discussion of feminine hygiene products, LOL! I won't say too much yet but Evangeline has hit a few correct buttons already!

    In those top notes, E, does any particular floral note pop out?

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    Nothing very floral was jumping out at first , but now I think I might be getting rose. It's changing pretty quickly so I'm going to spritz again on this arm. Okay, lessee...

    That sort of shrill, very familiar but a bit fleeting note, is that lily-of-the-valley?
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    A: definitely a soapy and little loud opening... (achoo)and is that aldehyde (my code word for eye-watering smells I don't recognize...heh.)

    I swore when I spritzed it on the paper I smelled a little rose behind the loud (also) but not sure now that I've sprayed on skin.

    May be musk like E says, ... and Lily of the Valley? (I'm behind Evang. so I think she's right.) It's a "greeny" sort of white flower on the start.
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    Now a sweeter note coming up on the paper (but not on skin)...I'm not getting citrus but right now citrus topnotes are smelling vinegary to me so who knows? (my nose is weird, thanks for asking btw!!! ) Yup, a little sweetish rose note for sure on skin.
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    But is it rose or something else. (am unsure as some other sweet/bitter is coming to mind but i can't think of what it is yet.)
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    I think I agree with you two about the opening. It's a bit of a blast! There is a floral in the top notes that contributes to that soapy start, IMO.

    No lily of the valley, but there are definitely other florals.

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    so... LoTV, galbanum?
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    No LOTV I meant.
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