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    Default May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Welcome to the May 2011 Blind Sniff!



    May is Mr. & Mrs. Sunnyfunny's anniversary month, so I thought it would be very romantical to do a wedding-themed blind sniff. There are four samples this time around, and the perfumes themselves aren't necessarily wedding-themed, but they have everything to do with weddings because they are (in no particular order, please note)...


    Something Old
    (a vintage)

    Something New
    (a recent release)


    Something Borrowed
    (a masculine)

    and, of course,

    Something Blue
    (the possibilities are endless)

    Debbborra, Haunani, and Weimar27, we can officially start tomorrow. I'll be at work until the evening, but feel free to start sniffing and speculating during the day, and I'll check in on my phone when I can. I'd like this to be completely laid back and relaxed-- don't feel like you need to be plastered to your computers until this is done. Spectator comments and questions are ALWAYS welcome, and please pm any guesses to me or my lovely co-host Warum.

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Bumping it for everybody to see.

    Inclusion of the Masculines in 2011 is becoming a trend, I would say.

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    Fun!

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Good morning! Gals, you may feel free to sniff sample A any time now. I'll be home later this evening but I have my notes with me and will check in at work whenever I can. GO!

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Since I just got married 2 weeks ago, I must say I love the theme!

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Congrats Matildaben! Cheers.

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I am here as well, will need to shower and apply.

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Anyone sniffing yet? Please post your impressions. I will contact the mods asking to sticky this thread up on top.

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    We're off like a lead balloon! Lol.

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I am sniffing, but I am a dedicated co-host so that does not count! LOL.

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Sunnyfunny! Love the theme and the images in your post. Good luck to all the sniffers.
    Sync'in and Think'in in 2015!

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I'm off for lunch, will be back sooner rather than later!

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I am back, ready to work on a project and check in every 15 minutes or so.
    How are the sniffers? Puttin' on a srpitz?

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    What a great theme! I love the package that Sunnyfunny sent. There's an inner envelope with my name written all pretty. Inside is a hand-written invitation to "A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle", along with a sweet little "favor" of white bell-shaped mints all tied up in netting and a pink ribbon. And the samples, of course. Very clever! :-)

    I just talked with Debbborra via Facebook, and she indicates that she'll be home soon. I suggested that we start sniffing at about 7:00 her time (NY), 4:00 mine (CA). I'm going to shower to remove my current fragrance (leftover from last night) and then I'll get out Sample A!!!

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Sounds fantastic, H! I'll be here, a co-host all fragrant of sample A as well!

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Thanks for the update Haunani! Thank God someone here is organized.

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Here I am. Ready to start. Are we sniffing now?
    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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    Well! I am showered and scrubbed and now wearing A. I can tell this is going to be hard! My first observations:

    It's the darkest colored of the four fragrances. A light to medium amber color, like a good pale ale, perhaps!

    I think I get a citrus in the opening notes. A mandarin, orange, or tangerine? It's more noticeable on paper than on my skin.

    There is definitely something resinous. Not sure that I like it. My husband just took a sniff and said it reminded him of the asafoetida we bought for Indian cooking. I think he's right it's something like that!

    I will guess that this is the "something borrowed" or the "something old". It doesn't smell "new" to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbborra View Post
    Here I am. Ready to start. Are we sniffing now?
    Hi D! I just spritzed and posted some things. What do you think, so far?

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    And by the way, the packaging was clever and beautiful.
    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 get the impression of a musty herbal aperitif. This is already driving me crazy!

    Is it the masculine?

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I'm going to sniff and post before scrolling up and reading your thoughts. No one laugh at me!
    In the vial it is the exact color of Neil Morris Afire. It is not Neil Morris Afire thought. And I don't know if it is vintage but it doesn't smell modern. It's pretty and grown up. I smell Jasmine and something that might be oak moss. Something honeyed too. Hmm, it's got a sharpness that when someone else gets it I'll smack my head. It's not ambrette, but something that has a similar edge.
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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    H, read your wonderful set of observation, waiting for D.

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Ladies, you're doing really great!

    H was wondering if it is a masculine. D, what do you think?

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    D, I'm not good at picking out jasmine, but I agree that there's something floral. Perhaps jasmine, or jasmine and lavender? Could be designated a chypre. I smell something like moss, too!

    P.S. I agree that it's grown up and that it doesn't smell modern!

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    Is there some leather in this? It sweetens on the skin. I wonder if that's something animalic.
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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I think it's feminine.
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    D, I'm wondering about leather, too. Or castoreum? Or both? Do you like it? I'm not sure yet!

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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I'm also, I think picking up hints of rose.
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    Default Re: May Blind Sniff: A Fragrant Wedding Puzzle

    I am not certain either. There's something soapy there. What would do that?
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