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    Red face The Extremely Late February Blind Sniff!!!!

    Hey everyone, the February Blind Sniff is happening this weekend!

    Yes, it's March and the March Blind Sniff was already a couple of weeks ago. I'm nothing if not unpredictable!

    Our sniffers will be knit_at_nite, claresauntie, and FrouFrou and everyone is welcome to join in with any hints and suggestions and guesses.

    I don't have any fancy pictures or any backup helpers, so I'm afraid things may grind to a halt when I have to work or sleep, so I'm suggesting that we keep things low-key so no one gets frustrated.

    Also, I'm going to go against the way Twolf ran hers last time and I'll take guesses here on the thread instead of via PM. If someone gets it first, they win! (My only exception would be if you figure one out really quick or know it from somewhere - if you can guess before the others even get a chance to get to know the perfume, where's the fun in that?)

    I'll answer questions as fast as I can!

    Oh, and the theme for this weekend's sniff is officially:

    NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS - DISHONEST PERFUMES

    We begin with the ceremonial spritzing of Sample A on Saturday at 7:00 pm Eastern time, which is 6:00 pm in Texas and 4:00 in California.

    See everyone then!
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    Thanks, great, can't wait!

    Please do not worry about not following "the rules", I have to reiterate: there are no rules set in stone, each round is independent as well as fragrance choices, it all makes this competition unique (not to give one any ideas, once we had a Blind Sniff where after a certain point the three sniffers had their choice of two questions each or six questions collectively with the answers "yes" or "no", and the fragrance was identified nontheless).

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    Default Re: The Extremely Late February Blind Sniff!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    6:00 pm in Texas and 4:00 in California.
    Exciting! I shall be following today! (Just as a note, Texas spans two time zones. El Paso, Texas is Mountain Time 5:00 PM, whereas most of the rest of Texas is Central Time 6:00 PM.)
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    Best of luck to all the sniffers!

    I've sticky-ed the post to the top so it will be easier for all to find. Have a great time!

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    It's finally going to happen!
    I love the theme!
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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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    Default Re: The Extremely Late February Blind Sniff!!!!

    I am intrigued by the theme as well! Will try to be here and guess.

    With all due respects at first guessing publically did not seem like my personal favorite thing, but I will try and see -- one never knows whether one likes something until one tries, right?
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    I will go to work and join in progress.

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    Default Re: The Extremely Late February Blind Sniff!!!!

    The time a year or so ago that I sniffed, we guessed publicly, which was fun (it was actually Twolf hosting that one - further proof that the rules are very liquid...). That being said, it's only the 3 sniffers who are supposed to publicly guess. If you're not one of the official 3, please do send me PM's!

    When I couldn't log in to BN a few minutes ago, I got scared. Hopefully everyone will be able to be here.

    And I'm positively dripping in Sample A, so I'm playing along!
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    My sense of smell was completely gone!
    I think it's coming back now, more vitamins and another steam bath with chamomile... I need to get well in 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.”
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    *doing warm-up exercises*

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    It's time!!! Everybody spray!!!!
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    Wahoo!!!!

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    Is everyone here?
    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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    I'm here fellow sniff mates, with stuffed sinuses and a veeerrrrryy slow internet today!!!

    Can I spray #1 now Rogalal--------????
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    spraysprayspray

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    Ok, I want company because I'm lousy with topnotes. A fizzy sharp citrus, maybe?
    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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    LIke!!!

    I get Lime or lemon or another citrus? and sandalwood? an herbal something....
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    Cinnamon next...

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    cinnamon or allspice...with a little something sweet..
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    citrussy
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    soapy?
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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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    So this reminds me in a vague way of some of the roses from 30Roses' rose pass. There were a few roses that were lemon-spicy. And is that oud or a wood?
    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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    Huh... I don't get soapy so much on me but that's cool to know. Is this new or vintage?
    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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    yes, I am getting the cinnamon now too....
    It seems to smell a bit flat though... a bit cheap. But then I should be grateful to smell anything at all! This morning I couldn't smell my finacées Paco Rabanne, or my own Tabu.
    And if you can't smell Tabu....
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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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    Ginger??
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    Claresautnie, don't count on my extremely dodgy sense of smell!
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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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    "if you can't smell Tabu". Lol. Exactly!
    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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    Yes, ginger, could be...
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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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    yeah, but it's a lot better now!
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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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    Hey, skin chemistry accounts for differences and those differences might help us as detectives.

    Could be ginger...
    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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