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    Default All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    For newcomers, here's the lowdown on this monthly online event:
    Every member, any gender, novice or veteran sniffer, is invited to apply a fragrance related to the theme of the month (listed below) and share your thoughts on the first Saturday of the month. This isn't a mandatory assignment; it's just for fun. Because not everyone logs in on weekends, you're encouraged to continue to add comments within this themed thread on subsequent days. If you don't join us for this month's discussion, please look ahead at the tentative lineup and join in at a later date.
    JANUARY ~ Oriental
    (warmth, flowers, spices, woods & vanilla)
    FEBRUARY ~ Animalic
    (civet-, castoreum-, leather-, or musk-influenced scents)

    MARCH ~ Chypre
    (used to be defined by oakmoss presence, but ...?)
    APRIL ~ Floral
    (single solifore or full bouquet of flowers)
    MAY~ Fruity
    (single sweet fruits or a bowl of fruity-florals)
    JUNE ~ Citrus
    (hesperidic: bergamot, lemon, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, etc.)
    JULY ~ Green
    (fresh leaves & grasses)
    AUGUST ~ Fresh or aquatic
    (cool, dewy notes and seaside scents)
    SEPTEMBER ~ Opposite-Gender Fragrance
    OCTOBER ~ Ambery
    (dark, light or blond amber as feature note)
    NOVEMBER ~ Spicy
    (warm notes associated with cooking)
    DECEMBER ~ Gourmand
    (fragrances with a foody note, but not usually fruity--save for May)
    Looking for suggestions?
    See previous SnS discussions:
    Oriental — Jan. 2007, Jan. 2008, Jan. 2009, Jan. 2010, Jan. 2011
    Animalic — Feb. 2007, Feb. 2008, Feb. 2009, Feb. 2010, Feb. 2011
    Chypre — March 2007, March 2008, March 2009, March 2010, March 2011
    Floral — April 2007, April 2008, April 2009, April 2010, April 2011
    Fruity — May 2007, May 2008, May 2009, May 2010, May 2011
    Citrus — June 2007, June 2008, June 2009, June 2010, June 2011
    Green — July 2008, July 2009, July 2010
    Fresh — Aug. 2008, Aug. 2009, Aug. 2010
    Fougere — Sept. 2007
    Opposite Gender — Sept. 2008, Sept. 2009, Sept. 2010
    Ambery — Oct. 2007, Oct. 2008, Oct. 2009, Oct. 2010
    Spicy — Nov. 2007, Nov. 2008, Nov. 2009, Nov. 2010
    Gourmand — Dec. 2007, Dec. 2008, Dec. 2009, Dec. 2010
    For the months of July and August 2007, regular BN was offline and supporters had access to an abbreviated site. We discussed aquatics and greens, but those posts are no longer accessible.
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Thanks for the heads up, Q. Hmmm...thinking.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Wow, Quarry! Thanks for the reminder. I am considering Niki de Saint Phalle, Crown Perfumery Crown Bouquet, Chanel No. 19 EDP and LPRN 2.
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    I had planned #19 but I didn't it, but I have two others lined up.
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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: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    FF, Emeraude or Sous le Vent?

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    I'll probably go with one of my Bond No.9 fragrances.....Central Park or Gramercy Park.....I might blend them and wear both!!!
    Gary

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    yikes! Green stuff, huh? Not my favorite thang ... hmmm will have to think really hard for this year.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Thanks, Shades, for stickying it.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Fresh leaves and grasses? Maybe Elizabeth W's Chamomile & Neroli this time around...at least for part of the day.
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    Pecksniff's Chypre Green if I have to be outside in the insane heat here in Dallas, Otherwise Emeraude in the day, and Sous le Vent in the evening! We're going out
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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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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Has to be my new bottle of Mugler Cologne. So glad I finally bought it.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    yikes! Green stuff, huh? Not my favorite thang ...
    Same here! My skin tends to amplify the bitterness of green scents, so l tend to steer clear of them. The only one l have is a sample of Grin by Ayala Moriel, (which smelled much better on my BF, for those who remember my "stealth perfume" thread! ) or perhaps the green LOTV of Diorissimo might count? Either way, l'm not sure... l'm out with the BF all day this Saturday, so l may have to sit this one out. l'll be reading all your posts later, though!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    If you feel undecided, please click on the blue links of the very first post to see what other Basenoters were choosing in the previous years. I think the beauty of Green Scents is that one can almost do with anything: green-ish florals, many chypres, fougeres, orientals/semi-orientals with the green tops or green roots, the word "Green" in the name, aldehydic florals, green citrus scents, fragrances packaged in green boxes, everything would go.

    Once on another forum I saw a lady saying "I am wearing a dupe of Fragrance Y. I consider myself going green today as the manufacturer claims they are not using animal cruelty and utilizing synthetic musk while making their replicas".

    It is all about your feeling good while applying your own personal creativity to your fragrance choice.
    Last edited by Twolf; 28th June 2011 at 01:13 PM.

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    Too bad I just mailed away my sample of Huitieme Art Aube Pashmina to another BNer who wanted to try it. I do still have a sample of Ineke's Balmy Days and Sundays that would probably work. I also have a sample of the modern Vent Vert but I don't really like it very much.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Weil de Weil is green de green!

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    Good morning! I'm wearing Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia (Jean-Paul Guerlain) this morning, a very pleasant minty tea fragrance with a touch of citrus in the top...rose and jasmine...and cedar in the base. The whiff of cedar is soft and gives it a cooling, shady aspect. I'm very happy I bought this back in the spring. I knew I would love it in July, and I do!



    I'll wear something different for evening, probably Kai, which I sampled recently and loved.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    I think because I love green fragrances sooo much I'll make it a green weekend... maybe continue it all week, hmm we'll see. Scent of the morning is my beloved No. 19 but I'm already thinking of the heavenly Chamade for later this evening. Have fun!!
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    I was thinking the same thing, Shoegal. There are so many great greens to choose from. Why not make it a green-fest marathon weekend? I'm in.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    I didn't realize I had so many green fragrances until I looked at my wardrobe here...greenfest it is...whoohoo!!
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    My green scent of the day is La Perla Blue. Launched by the producer -- and I am quoting Lady_in_Black here "of a range of clothing appreciated by both genders but for different reasons" under the umbrella of Morris Parfums in 2004 in collaboration with Olivier Polge with the notes of:

    T: Bergamot, lemon, violet leaf;
    H: Hyacinth, cyclamen;
    B: Patchouli, orris, cedar.

    Pretty short set of notes, isn't it? (In my wardrobe the only one with the shorter set is Nahema: fruit, roses, vanilla, woods).

    This minimalist modern green floral with chypre tendencies does not get much love on the boards and is often mistakenly classified as fruity and aquatic, with high contents of synthetics and slightly rotting fruit. How not true! Michael Edwards and his team put it together with Cristalle, Diorella and Eau du Sud, and let me ask you -- which of these three scents is NOT green?

    It is sharp in the beginning with the citruses and hyacinth. The violet leaf (also in Extravagance de Amarige and AG La Violetta) is a key player -- that wet, slightly raspy and fuzzy semi-aquatic very dark green sweetness found also in YR Comme Une Evidence it is responsible for. Cyclamen is not a very green note per se, but it also smells wet and poisonous (heart of YSL Cinema), somehow nocturnal. The drydown is pure bliss with buttery orris, languid cedarwood and sparks of patchouli. All notes delivered, just as promised.

    All in all, there are many fragrances La Perla Blue reminds me of, however, NONE of them remind me of it. Unique, in the league of its own. Affordable, available, long-lasting (6-7 hours) even in the EdT from.

    Please PM me if you would like a small sample of it.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Oh boy!!!!...for SnS today I am wearing the beautiful beyond words: Chanel Bel Respiro.

    The Sniff: Bel Respiro has notes of crushed leaves, rosemary, thyme, rose, lilac, myrrh, heather, hyacinth, green tea, leather, and grass.

    The Speak: The greens really are "just crushed" natural smelling, and tart yet light. The rose, lilac, heather and hyacinth add just the right amount of floral delicacy to temper the greens, and also to add the affect of "charming and beguiling" to the fragrance. The leather (and perhaps the myrrh?) makes it all smell lush, as if adding scents of rich, black soil.... while paradoxically, lending a warmth and dryness to the fragrance. The paradox of Bel Respiro is that it truly is an effervescent herbal refreshment, while being grounded by an irresistable earthiness.
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    This morning my SotD was Annick Goutal Eau de Charlotte, a nice soapy green. This afternoon I decided to give Kai another try. I bought this one last year and was so disappointed. It had sounded like one I would absolutely love and I could hardly stand it. For some reason today it's exceedingly better, still not something I love but at least one I can wear and enjoy. I'm going to try layering this one with a few other scents and see if I can't come up with something I like a little better. I plan on wearing Bel Respiro for the evening.
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Today's green scent for me is Chanel No. 19 EDP. I hear this is a "heartless" scent as the Turin and Sanchez team call it.

    I started out this morning with L'Heure Bleue but decided on a change to the Chanel No. 19.

    I find this is an elegant scent and very crisp. Not a frilly floral at all.
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Good morning! I'm wearing Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia (Jean-Paul Guerlain) this morning, a very pleasant minty tea fragrance with a touch of citrus in the top...rose and jasmine...and cedar in the base. The whiff of cedar is soft and gives it a cooling, shady aspect. I'm very happy I bought this back in the spring. I knew I would love it in July, and I do!



    I'll wear something different for evening, probably Kai, which I sampled recently and loved.
    Lilybelle, Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia sounds beautiful! I'm putting this on my "to try" list !!! Enjoy!
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Wearing Ma Griffe. Very green, even in the baking heat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomander View Post
    Lilybelle, Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia sounds beautiful! I'm putting this on my "to try" list !!! Enjoy!
    I think it is lovely. Some people say "toothpaste", but that's just their association with mint, I think. I will send you a decant so you can try for yourself. PM me your mailing address. If anybody else would like a decant as well, please let me know.

    My Scent of the Evening is Kai edp...as planned (which rarely happens), from a Lucky Scent sample. I get a cool, green, watery cucumbery impression in this fragrance. This is a gardenia floating in water. A pretty and very wearable rendition of gardenia, imo. I love this one.


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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Green is a tough category for me. But like a true perfumista, I'm willing to try anything once ... and maybe twice! So for today's Green SnS, I'm wearing (for the first time) Vettiveru by Comme des Garcons Series 4.

    Notes: vetiver, bergamot, neroli, white cedar

    First of all, I love the name! It just rolls off the tongue and makes me smile to say it. Vettivaru is a soft and fresh green scent with touches of spiciness and a dry cedar base. It is a clean vetiver scent, very well-balanced, and easy to wear. And while it hasn't much changed my mind on green scents, I did rather enjoy wearing this. I'm definitely willing to try this a second time!

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 2, 2011 *** GREEN

    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    If anybody else would like a decant as well, please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    That's my sorta people and the best thing I have heard the whole day. No, I do not need any though.
    Well, you made a very kind offer above yourself, (((Twolf)))! Your sorta people indeed! Love you! ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.303 View Post
    I'll probably go with one of my Bond No.9 fragrances.....Central Park or Gramercy Park.....I might blend them and wear both!!!
    Gary
    I blended these 2 Great fragrances together.....Central Park and Gramercy Park by Bond No.9!!!
    Gary

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