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    Default Bookwyrmsmith's Chanel sample pass

    Since I've had so much fun trying samples on two of 30Roses sample passes ,I thought I would follow her wonderful example and start one too!
    ( USA only please! )

    There are 11 Chanels to try from my own collection 1.5 ml of each (except the last one)
    Chanel no.5 EDP
    Eau Premiere EDP
    No.19 EDT
    No.22 EDC (vintage cologne)
    Cristalle EDT
    Cristalle EDP
    Cristalle Eau Verte EDT
    Coco EDP
    Allure EDT
    Egoiste EDT

    1ml of this as I am nearly out.
    Pour Monsieur Concentre'e EDT

    I believe there is enough for two groups of five members each .
    Each person can sample for 2 weeks .
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    Can I?

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    Good for you! I'm cheering from the sidelines (not joining, though, as I've smelled most of these.)
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    Ooooh... would it be too greedy to get in on this one as well?

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    As with 30 Roses, I am applauding you for your generosity.

    I have also tried this Chanel line, so I will let others take a sniff.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
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    Warum and iechris eight more spots left!
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    Can I? I will be in America, again, from the 21st of March to the 17th of April.
    That should give the postal office enough time....

    I have Chanel no19 and my mother wore Chanel no5 but I haven't given the Chanels a really good try, just a quick sniff maybe in the shops.
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    Great job organizing this. Please do not include me, I am familiar with most of these.

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    You go, ms smith. Very generous offer and great organizing as noted. Don't include me- just wanted to give you a shout out.
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    FrouFrou makes three spots taken ,seven more openings.
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    Oooh,Chanel!Yay!May I join in,please?I've tried some of these but I had actually intended to purchase samples of the Cristalles so I could give them a thorough testing.I also have a sample of current No.22-it would be fun to compare it with your vintage!Very nice samples you're offering,Bookwyrmsmith-I love No.s 5& 19!Thank you!
    The nose wants what it wants!
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    Perfumed Lady makes four, six spots still open.
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    I'll always jump on an opportunity to follow-up PerfumedLady in a sample swap! I've been meaning to try a bunch of these - so many perfumes, so little time!

    Thanks for your generosity bookwyrmsmith!

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    Al Gae makes five spots filled . Five more to go!
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    Anyone else interested? There are five openings left! I'd like to get it shipped out monday the 7th.
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    I'll be shipping it to Warum this afternoon(13 hrs from now or thereabouts)
    The box will have both sets of samples and the order will be 1. Warum
    2.FrouFrou (as she will be in the USA for a limited time)
    3.iechris
    4.Perfumed Lady
    5.Al Gae
    If anyone else wants to be included speak up -we can add you to the end of the list.
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    Got it! Will start sampling tomorrow!

    Could you PM me your address, FrouFrou?

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    I pm-ed you the address!
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    Thanks, FrouFrou, I got it! When do you arrive to the US (and when do you leave?) -- I'm asking so I'll try to make sure to mail you the package early in your US stay.

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    Arriving on 21st March, leaving 17 April.
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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
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    I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to Bookwyrmsmith for organizing this Chanel samples pass!
    I have to admit, I used to think that since I don't love #5, that's it, I am done with Chanel. Humbled and excited, now I hang my head in shame and say to myself, "There's so much more to explore."

    I think I'll mail these to FrouFrou some time on 3/20 or 3/21, that way Chanel samples will arrive at your house at the same time as you will yourself. I will also include a 1 ml The Perfumed Court sample of Chanel Chance. It does not get any love from me, but maybe it will from you?

    I would like to share with you all my short to-date notes.

    Chanel #5 EDP - I think I still like newer EDT better, and I've never tried the parfum. Now I know that I did not like the reformulation from the 90s that is not carried by Chanel any more, and for me, it's a good thing. I am definitely open to test more of #5 and get me some. EDT? or parfum? EDP is also nice. Decisions, decisions.

    Chanel Coco - I liked it a lot. In my book, it is a soft non-sweet spicy oriental, something I will not hesitate to wear with a soft sweater in Winter, but will be just as happy with on a cool Spring or Summer evening. It makes me feel cozy and homey. Like this, will sample more.

    Chanel Egoiste - liked this one even more! It's a gourmand that reminds me most of chai smell. But I like it more than another chai-smelling Tom Form Tobacco Vanilla, and I enjoy it a lot. Bookwyrmsmith, could you post or PM concentration and/or batch code?

    Chanel Cristalle EDT - what a smell of Spring! I love the hyacinths! I did not expect to like Cristalle as many described it as cold and even "bitchy", but it is a lovely Spring fragrance on me. If you like Bluebell or Victorian Posy by Penhaligon's, you will be likely to like this, at least I think so.

    Chanel Cristalle EDP - I did not give this one a full wearing yet, but it's a green minty one. I liked EDT better.

    Well, should I even mention that I am in love with vintage #22 EDC?.. what a treat that was! Thanks so much!

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    If all goes well I'll be arriving 3-21!!!!
    But way to tired to give proper attention to the Chanel fragrances!

    I am really looking forward to them, and Chance too! Exciting!
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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    The Egoiste is a Eau de Toilette 1.7 oz bottle and the sticker batch number is 2421.Hope it helps!
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    I wouldn't mind sniffing these myself, I am so enjoying the 30roses stuff, that was on my porch when I got home yesterday.


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    The Chanels are in the mail! FrouFrou, you will be getting them on Thursday, you'll certainly have two weeks with them before your departure! Enjoy!

    ***
    Seems like I got to test the ones I liked most first, since I was not impressed with Allure or Cristalle Eau Verte (although that one got a good word from Mr W). Pour Monsieur Concentree smelled divine on him, even better than Egoiste on him or on me. On me -- I used a tiny dab and needed no more. Some men's scents just don't work with my chemistry. And did I mention already that I loved #22 EDC?.. testing it side by side with the new one actually made me pull the trigger on a bottle of EDC on *bay. Now I am waiting for it to arrive and hope it's good...

    Thanks, Bookwyrmsmith! This was a treat!

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    Okay Tourbillion will be #6 . P.M. Al Gae your address .
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    Warum, thank you! I am really excited! I do hope the post works as they should work this time!
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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    I got the samples yesterday, I wanted to start today, but I am ill, something flu-ish with bronchitis. And I don't think my nose is at it's best.
    Hope to be better tomorrow.
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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Get well, FrouFrou!
    Lots of fluids and rest, and just keep telling yourself that thanks to bookwyrmsmith you're in for a treat!

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    I will, I do, I know!
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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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