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    Default I Got a Gift!!!!!

    Get this: My brother-in-law was doing some contract work for Estee Lauder. On his last day, I asked him if he could get me a bottle of Tuberose-Gardenia PARFUM (the one that retails for $325 and has the pretty semi-precious gem studded cap) at discount.

    When he called to say he had gotten for me, I asked how much I owe him.

    He said: NOTHING!!

    Me: No way!! Really?? You aren't serious...?

    He said: They gave it to me as a gift on my last day. You owe me nothing!

    Me: Speechless with all kinds of internal celebration firing in my brain.

    Just thought I'd share the delightful experience with others who can really appreciate how this made my entire day.

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    Congratulations!! That is really exciting, what a nice brother-in-law you have!!!
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    If the contract work was with Chanel instead, they would sell it for only 324

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    Nice score! Nice BIL!

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    Congratulations on having a wonderful brother-in -law and a nice new bottle of scent!

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    Yay!!! What a gorgeous fragrance! What a lovely bottle! What a sweet brother in law you have! I'm thrilled for you.

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    Way to go!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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    Thanks, everyone for the kudos! I like having this place to share my perfume geek happiness. Y'all just "get it" somehow! )

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    Hey, that's cool! Wow, do enjoy it!

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    What a nice gesture on Lauder's part.
    And what a nice memory to attach to the bottle.
    Enjoy, Chaplain.

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    Congratulations. Enjoy.

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    Congratulations chaplain! That certainly is a beautiful fragrance, & in that beautiful bottle, too! Lucky you, enjoy!
    "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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    Congratulations! Beautiful scent and bottle and your BIL is a champ. Enjoy your new treat in the best of health.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: Oro by Roberto Cavalli

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    Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!
    "I live in the garden, I just sleep in the house." -- Jim Long

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    That's awesome!

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    Now *that* is a gift! Congratulations!
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    What a great story! Enjoy!

    “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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    Wow! We can all feel your delight over this! Thanks for sharing
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    That was nice of the company, and so very sweet of your BIL to make the request when you asked him to.

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    Thanks everyone for your sentiments! I will go to my sister's house this week and pick it up. I can't wait to get that bottle in my hot little hands! And yes, my BIL is quite a guy!

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    Thank you for sharing your good fortune! What a nice gift!
    "The sunset is deeper and longer. The scent of the jasmine is stronger." Miracles. Pet Shop Boys

    "Thick dome of jasmine
    (Under the dense canopy where the white jasmine),
    Blends with the rose,
    (That blends with the rose),"
    "The Flower Duet," Lakme by Leo Delibes, 1881

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