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    Default March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Here goes: since we had a Red Blind Sniff in January, I thought it would be a good idea to sniff the Blues for a sense of balance. While settling on the name we -- darkdreams and I -- thought about Shades of Blue (already taken as a personal name, Hi Shades!), One Way Ticket to the Blues (Neil Sedaka way, no less), Out of the Blue, etc. and finally thought about Those Moody Blues.

    If only you knew how many times I have heard "I can't stand anything coming in blue boxes/bottles or light blue in color or with the name having to do with the color Blue" while speaking about fragrances! While I can understand these people's blues -- TM Angel, Cacharel LouLou, D&G Light Blue and Coty Adidas of all stripes are certainly NOT for everybody -- we can all pitch in and come up with an alternative list of very nice fragrances while you think of the color blue -- sunny March skies and sea waves, stormy nights and quiet twilights, huge corporation logos and melancholy, precious gems and modest forget-me-nots, everything from the Blue Bird to the Blue Beard. These fragrances would express a wide range of olfactory emotions, belong to different fragrance categories and -- more importantly -- bear the imprint of your own persona. Out of a long long list of Blue Fragrances, we have selected three, and they can be full blooded representation of the genre, like in "blue blood". Please sniff Those Moody three and post your impressions.

    Our sniffers are: Aiona, hilaryjane (UK) and Thalia.
    Twolf is hosting and darkdreams is co-hosting.


    Everybody can participate by posting your questions/thoughts here or using the PM function.

    The goal is to figure out the identity of the scents that our Sniffers have received, right now they are labeled as A, B and C. It is also to find new fragrance likes and make us Basenoters learn more about each other.

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    ahhh! This sounds right up my alley! Really? There are people who don't like blue bottles, boxes, or juice? I can't imagine.

    Yes, there is a whole rainbow of shades of blue ... and just as many moods, feelings, and temperaments for each and every shade.

    Good luck, everyone!

    (PS I'm going to sticky the thread to make it easier to find.)

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    Good morning, sniffers and everyone else! Are you ready to start today?

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    I'm ready! I get home from work around 6 p.m. Pacific Time, so 9 Eastern. I find the theme very intriguing, because blue is one of my favorite colors, and yet blue-tinted perfumes look like Windex to me ...
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    LOL @ Windex comparison, Thalia! They do, don't they?

    Hilaryjane reported on the main thread she would be available Saturday and/or Sunday, but you can go ahead and sniff your sample A to your heart's content. I will be here -- it is 8 pm my time tonight, I suppose.

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    Should I wait, or go ahead with A tonight? I can do either.
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    I would say Go ahead. I will be here at 8pm my time, hopefully Aiona can join you.

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    OK, I'll jump on at six and start smelling!
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Here is an image to set the mood for sample A.



    the photo belongs to http://www.flickr.com/photos/magic_fly/

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Looking forward to it! Beautiful image!

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by darkdreams View Post
    Good morning, sniffers and everyone else! Are you ready to start today?
    Ack! I am ready! It is 15 minutes to 8 PM. I believe Twolf and I are in the same time zone?

    Shall I start with A?
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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I stupidly sampled Feuille de Tabac today, and am now desperately looking for unscented soap! Funny how you can never find unscented soap when you need it!

    Oh well, I'll just have to spray a little bit unconventionally. Say when!
    "Embrace those things which give you pleasure, after all, there is so much mediocrity to endure elsewhere." -- Inselaffe

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    I just rubbed down with unscented deodorant and soap, and I'm ready to spray!
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Aiona, shall we go for it?
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    Aiona, shall we go for it?
    It *is* 8 PM my time. I guess so.
    "Embrace those things which give you pleasure, after all, there is so much mediocrity to endure elsewhere." -- Inselaffe

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Ready, set, go!

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    Seems like we are slower -- like usual -- today! Would not one know it? hahaha

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    OK -- it goes on sweet. And citric -- not bergamot, I think.
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    It's opening fresh, not warm.
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Lemon?
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Oh geez, there's something a little urinous in there.
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Okay, now I'm worried. Thalia, I have not smelled this before. I have no idea what it is!

    A is a beautiful yellow color. It is clearly not viscous. I have about a 1 ml sample in a miniature atomizer. It rolls back and forth easily. So it's not an oil.

    I sniffed the nozzle, and it smells a bit oily. Vaguely familiar. But when I spray it on my skin, I agree with Thalia, the opening is a sharp alcohol smell, and very fruity sharp! But it's not a familiar fruit. Maybe vaguely like rambutan. But not really.

    Definitely not bergamot.

    And it smells. . . oily? I don't know what that note is. I've smelled it in other perfumes before.

    Can we Google for notes?
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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    After the opening, it isn't sweet at all -- it's kind of woody. Like maybe cedar? Cedar or some other wood and lemon Pledge and that weird tangy pee-ish note
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    You can Google or use whatever source you would like.

    Bergamot -- Yes!

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Yeah, it opened with a REALLY STRONG alcohol note, but I thought that was just because I had sprayed a lot and sniffed right away.
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Ladies, do you get any vibe from the fragrance? Do you think, is it designer, niche or mass market fragrance? Does it have a celeb vibe?

    Aiona, I will pick this tip from you next time I'm sniffing -- to roll the liquid up and down the vial.

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I don't recognize this at all, either, Aiona, but I didn't expect to -- I'm not that experienced!

    If I had to guess, I would guess this is a masculine. Or else a '90s unisex.
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    lemon Pledge and that weird tangy pee-ish note
    Ah, yes. That oily smell does kind of remind me of a wood furniture cleaner, making me think of that oily sheen one has, after one has wiped with it. Something sharp. Maybe that's what you are smelling as a pee note.

    It has some pretty good sillage, too. I sprayed it in one room, and left that room. Husband walked into that room and goes, "My God! Does the whole house smell like perfume!" He doesn't like anything I wear.

    It's not an unpleasant perfume, but it's not something I typically wear. If I were to guess, I'd say it's marketed for women.
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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Yes, this is pretty strong! Hey, is there cumin in this? I'm starting to get a little bit of a curryish feeling ...
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Default Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Does it smell expensive? How much would one pay for, say, 50ml of Fragrance A, if it were your taste?

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