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    Default All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    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, Jan. 2012
    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, July 2011
    Fresh Aug. 2008, Aug. 2009, Aug. 2010, Aug. 2011
    Fougere Sept. 2007
    Opposite Gender Sept. 2008, Sept. 2009, Sept. 2010, Sept. 2011
    Ambery Oct. 2007, Oct. 2008, Oct. 2009, Oct. 2010, Oct. 2011
    Spicy Nov. 2007, Nov. 2008, Nov. 2009, Nov. 2010, Nov. 2011
    Gourmand Dec. 2007, Dec. 2008, Dec. 2009, Dec. 2010, Dec. 2011
    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, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    I'll be there. Grrr...!!

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Grrrreat! I shall wear my new civety Zibeline parfum de toilette
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Grrrroan! Tomorrow I am going to see a Met HD transmisson in our local venue and they are anti-perfume there I'll try to sneak in some little dabs of leather perfumes, I have several I've been dying to try.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    L'ombre fauve, par chance? Grrrr....

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Oh goody, I will dip into my Jicky extrait and then oh maybe some real oud oil I have lying around here...somewhere...or maybe Tribute.
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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    My Sin v Miss Balmain smackdown over here.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    I chose to wear DZING! today.
    On me, it' s a 100% leather, but not a warm living leather. It' s more cold and dead leather, like a leather couch that' s 10 years old.


    No horse stables for me, luckuly )))
    I' ve got a sample of it for like five years, and it will be enough for me for another ten years, I guess.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Mmmm, "cold & dead leather"? Nice!

    l don't own many animalic perfumes, but today l'm wearing a few drops from my sample of Labdanum 18 by Le Labo.
    Notes are labdanum, tonka, vanilla, castoreum, patchouli.

    On previous wearings, the first hour of this is most delightful on my skin; deep, sweet & smoky with the animalic growl of castoreum underneath it all. After this it dries down into a soft, powdery, ambery vanilla. Very comforting though, & quite sexy. Grrrrrrrrrr!
    "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, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    I'm not wearing it yet because I'm saving it for this afternoon (animalics in the the morning are not for me, I like them later in the day), but my choice is Miller Harris L'Air de Rien, a nice, dirty-clean musk scent that I like very much.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    For Animalic Sniff n Speak I chose Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles. It's been ages since I last wore this and hoo boy, what a glorious fragrance! Lots of skank and an especially wonderful incense note are balanced out with soft flowers and a touch of spice. Extraordinary sillage and lasting power (a good 10 hours, easy). It's sexy, womanly, and warm.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Ok I changed my mind. I am wearing vintage Fille D'Eve (daughter of Eve) Parfum by Nina Ricci, based on a recommendation by a fellow BNer. This is such a wonderful surprise..it sort of reminds me of other Ricci scents but with a bit leather, heavenly...

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Wow - I was wondering what to wear today, but then I realized I was already wearing an animalic - Chanel Antaeus! Just because you're a little unisex fuzzball with six legs and a harpoon in your butt, doesn't mean your not an animal!

    Silly mammals! However, the tall ones make good rest stops.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    For one, I am still working on Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford. It's a marvelous, dry leather.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    "Animalic" huh. Guess I will need to wash of the "Chamade, Chamade, Chamade" and put on the most civet-ridden scent I own. The down & dirty The Different Company's original formulation of Rose Poivree.
    "Mom.now the kitten smells like Chamade!"

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Redneck Perfumisto, you're so funny! Beeswax totally counts.

    I am wearing my L'Air de Rien this afternoon, as I intended. I enjoy this one. It's not *skanky* but it definitely has a warm animalic aspect, like wearing your beloved's shirt. Notes are French oak moss, Tunisian neroli, sweet musk, amber and vanilla.

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Wow - I was wondering what to wear today, but then I realized I was already wearing an animalic - Chanel Antaeus! Just because you're a little unisex fuzzball with six legs and a harpoon in your butt, doesn't mean your not an animal!

    Silly mammals! However, the tall ones make good rest stops.

    Lol!

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    I'm way late for this so I'm quite out of synch actually...anyway I chose Geste by Humiecki and Graef which has a decidedly skanky quality too it. All violets, amber and dirty musk. Growl! Off this tiger goes....grocery shopping. (What can you do? Even tigers have to eat.)

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    Default Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Quote Originally Posted by Klute View Post
    I'm way late for this so I'm quite out of synch actually...anyway I chose Geste by Humiecki and Graef which has a decidedly skanky quality too it. All violets, amber and dirty musk. Growl! Off this tiger goes....grocery shopping. (What can you do? Even tigers have to eat.)
    LOL! l'm getting an image of you on the prowl in the meat aisle. Watch out lamb chops, she's ready to pounce!
    "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, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Looking forward to April and florals. I have some ideas on what to use.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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