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    Default Mailed! 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample

    Packages were mailed early today, 3/30/11. Expect them Friday or Saturday!

    Spring is starting to be felt-- finally! Another month and the lilacs will start blooming.

    I have 5 lilac fragrances to send out to those who would like to try them (USA only, due to postal restrictions):

    • C๔t้ Bastide Lilas edt
    • Highland Lilac of Rochester
    • Demeter Lilac cologne (not their 100% Natural Lilac edt, which doesn't smell of lilac at all.)
    • Pacifica French Lilac edt
    • Ineke After My Own Heart


    I'm decanting these to 0.7ml glass dabber vials.
    The Ineke vial will have a bit less juice as I'll be decanting from a lightly used manufacturer sample.

    We'll form 4 groups of 2 members each.
    First member samples for a week or two, then mails to the second member, who keeps the samples.

    We'll fill the #1 slots first so the samples can be mailed tomorrow (or as soon as we have people who sign up); then the #2 slots.
    I will need the name and address of the #1 members in each group (just PM me); #2 members in each group, send your name and address to #1 who will ship to you.

    Newbies and guys are welcome to join us. Your reviews are welcome but not required, but please post when you receive or ship the samples.

    It's okay if you are in another sampling group or have been in one in the past-- join us anyway!
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 30th March 2011 at 12:42 PM. Reason: updates



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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    I will update this post as members are added, and edit with * to show who has the samples, or to whom they have been mailed.


    Group 1:
    *slot 1: FrouFrou
    slot 2: Matildaben (by request in #2 slot)

    Group 2:
    slot 1: elizrj
    *slot 2: inscents

    Group 3:
    slot 1:weimar27
    *slot 2:Nostalgie

    Group 4:
    slot 1: claresauntie
    *slot 2: haha333

    I'll be in and out -- making supper etc. Just post. We'll fill all the slot 1's first.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 25th April 2011 at 04:15 AM. Reason: updates



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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    You are so awesome. I think I'll pass on this one since I got a big pile of floral samples from Knows Perfume last night and my head is starting to explode.

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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Ha! I know what you mean! I got a bunch from a friend overseas the other day and today the Brecourts arrived.

    But if you change your mind.... you could be one of the #2 members who keep the samples, and test them when you are good and ready...



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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Not looking to participate here, but one comment, if I may: I think Highland Lilac of Rochester is a "must try" lilac fragrance!
    Currently wearing: Augusto by Mazzolari

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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    I agree-- but if there is someone who just wants to try that one and no other, they can buy a sample on the Highland Lilac website. I bought that before buying my full bottle, and it persuaded me! With shipping my sample came to $5.99 and it's 2 ml.-- very affordable.



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    You've convinced me. Please put me as #2 on one of the groups. Thanks!

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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Done!

    Come on, ladies and gents!
    Even if you're in another one of our sampling groups, if you are so inclined, then join us.

    I'll be heading to bed soon but just post and I'll see to it tomorrow.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 29th March 2011 at 03:30 AM.



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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Bump!

    Anyone else? Don't be shy.... repeat members from other sampling groups are welcome too....



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    I would love to try the lilacs, I will be in America for another three weeks.
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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Ooooh 30R, sign me up ... I am a sampling fiend! I really don't feel knowledgeable enough to post them in the review section, but I love talking about them with the other samplers in the thread.

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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Hello 30 Roses I'm interested can you count me in
    i'm interested in Lilacs

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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Quote Originally Posted by elizrj View Post
    I am a sampling fiend! I really don't feel knowledgeable enough to post them in the review section, but I love talking about them with the other samplers in the thread.
    Yep,this is more fun,anyway,and more educational than reading the reviews for me.I'll bet you know more than you think you do already!


    I can't encourage folks to join this one enough-I've tried all but the Ineke and these are some very realistic lilacs.This group is a must for anyone who has a sentimental soft spot for that particular flower!30 Roses has quite a nose for naturalistic florals!
    The nose wants what it wants!
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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    I would love to try the lilacs, I will be in America for another three weeks.
    Send me your current US address, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by elizrj View Post
    Ooooh 30R, sign me up ... I am a sampling fiend! I really don't feel knowledgeable enough to post them in the review section, but I love talking about them with the other samplers in the thread.
    Okay, you are in too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Weimar27 View Post
    Hello 30 Roses I'm interested can you count me in
    i'm interested in Lilacs
    You are in, too!



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    I'm curious about Frederic Malle En Passant which supposedly also is a lilac fragrance. Does anyone have a sample of this that they could add to the group?

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    I'd love to sniff. I'm a lilac lover!
    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: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    claresauntie, I added you to the list.

    matildaben, we did have a sample of En Passant (which, like After My Own Heart, is not a soliflore but does have a strong lilac note) with our Malle sampling group, but that is gone now.

    However, Aedes.com now carries all the Malle perfumes, and they have a sampling program. You can order samples of any 7 of the perfumes they sell for $15 including shipping. Here is the link to that page: http://www.aedes.com/samples.php

    Room for 3 more!



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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Wow! I sniffed 3 out of these 5 while on my own little private search for perfect lilac last year, so no need to enter me, but this is a wonderful idea, 30 Roses! You are fantastic!

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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Hi 30R,

    I'm interested if it's alright.

    Thanks as always.

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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Quote Originally Posted by inscents View Post
    Hi 30R,

    I'm interested if it's alright.

    Thanks as always.
    Yes, I just added you to Group 2.


    I've decanted the samples and will mail them tomorrow. The Ineke only filled the vials halfway.

    Room for 2 more!



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    I'm a lilac lover, 30 Roses. Would love to play!
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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Done!

    Room for 1 more! Mailing tomorrow!



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    Hi.. I'm new to the sight... I actually joined specifically looking for a lilac perfume. Lilac is my favorite scent in the ENTIRE world!!!! This is something I would love love live to be a part of!!! Is there still a way for me to participate or am I too late??

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    Default Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    You are in, Haha333, and welcome to Basenotes! Please send your name and address by private message to claresauntie.

    The groups are now closed!



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    Fantastic!!! I'm so excited!! Thank u so much! Will send info to that name now!

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    Default Re: Mailed! 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample

    The packages have been mailed. Expect them Friday or Saturday.



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    Thank you so much! (click!)
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    Default Re: Mailed! 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample

    Yay, I adore lilac so I am excited to try these. Can't wait until mine bloom, but up north here it'll be at least another few weeks.

    thanks 30Roses!!

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    Default Re: Mailed! 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample

    You may want to test these simultaneously side by side, as 4 of them are realistic soliflores. I'll post own my opinions on them later.



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    Default Re: Mailed! 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample

    1. I will review Demeter Lilac Cologne; Picturing a Bouquet of light Purple lilacs soaked in a midnight rains in a garden.
    2. Reviewing Ineke A.M.O.H; light & peppery lilacs mixed with green notes raspberry adds a delicatable touch.
    3. Pacifica F.L Spicy and an assertive cousin of the Lilac family mixed with lily of the valley adds warmth to the Flower
    4. Highland Lilac of Rochester; Lilacs with a green note sweetness dries grassy.
    5. Lilas Cote Bastide is the Exotic sibling of the Lilac family just imagine mixed lilacs with Civet and Labdanum
    and dries Plastic you get Lilas Cote Bastide.

    My Final Verdict
    My Best and Favorite Lilac is Pacifica French Lilacs

    Ineke A.M.O.H 2nd Best

    Are the Best Lilacs

    The Worst
    Lilas Cote Bastile

    The Mediocre
    Highland Lilac of Rochester
    Demeter Lilac Cologne.

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