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  1. #31

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    Default Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    What a nice theme! I'm looking forward to hearing more from our sniffers.

    In fact, right now by chance I am wearing something that has been described as "medicinal", though I don't think it's one of the three (certainly not the first one - no clove here). The descriptions so far make me think about one particular scent ...

    cacio

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    RingER sent us a correct guess -- congratulations! First time sniffer, big time winner, most notes she mentions DO tickle my nostrils in A. I also tend to agree about Kenzo L'Elephant similarities, not so much about SL Filles. But altogether, I think you have done wonderfully!

    From FrouFrou's combined descriptions, I got one line -- spicy, clovey, and various spices submitted as guesses. Could you please describe what you are actually smelling -- without trying to go through the notes one by one -- that comparison to your Dutch winter stew was very appropriate -- please tell us all what the Dutch stew is about? Meat? Fruit? Comforting? If there is nutmeg -- how much and how it lasts? If there is cinnamon -- is it too aromatic or too dry or Moroccan/Arabic style? If there is pepper -- what kind do you think? Any herbs? Anything else? Would you agree about the woods RingER mentioned? How does the woody component manifest itself? Why do you think A was included into this theme? Pretend you are writing a review for the Directory: listing of the notes is NOT what reviews are about, right?

    W., they can be either, or both.

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    Default Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    In case someone finds it amusing, I have also received an incorrect guess of Ava Luxe Kretek, which does not smell really similar to A, not on this skin.
    Last edited by Twolf; 26th April 2012 at 02:14 AM.

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    Default Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Cacio, shoot me your guess -- I have always insisted that first impressions are (almost always) right. Or, wait until you hear more from our sniffers.

  5. #35

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    Congrats RingER! Wow, you are quick. I hope you don't mind waiting for the others
    If you want, you could write a small review / impressions while you are waiting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    What a lovely introduction to the theme, Saripatates!

    Are you saying that the fragrances in the pack smell like some remedies for cold, have some remedies for cold in them, or are associated with them in terms of names, design, etc.?
    Yes, I think they are related to the theme, one way or another. I didn't want to give clues to the fragrances in the intro this time.

  6. #36

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    Waaah. I've just got the kids to school and you've started already. I'm going for a scrub up now. I'm not reading what you've written yet before i smell.
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  7. #37

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    Screeches to a halt at the desk and sprays.....
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  8. #38

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    Wow, huge cough sweetie. Camphorous, sweet cassie with flowers, fruity pudding thing with oranges, cinnamon or tolu, nutmeg, dried fruit, maybe figs or ripe blackcurrants, vanilla, honey and myrhh. Guerlainy-esque or Sergy Lou sort of thing going on. A changing morphing thing.
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  9. #39

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    Ok, calm down.... I've been waiting so long I'm all of a dither here.

    Start from the beginning....

    Juice = pale (hard to tell from the blue container. Will spray a little into a glass vial)
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  10. #40

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    Juice = very pale yellow like pale straw

    I would say expensive or niche. Too many ingredients for a cheapie. It has a fulsome nature.

    I would say a hot spicy market stall with all the baskets open and all the lovely spices wafting on the hottest of breezes in an Arabian market somewhere totally exotic.

    Is that what you mean as a cure for colds? Hot place?
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  11. #41

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    Morphing again.... I would say Tolu balsam and Myrrh as a note guess

    The floral isn't picking up for me. Maybe orris here but I'm not getting flowers, just gourmand.

    There is a gingerbread feel here and christmas pudding with a caramel note, maybe a labdanumy tonka vanillic thing.....

    I think I can guess maybe, but I'm not sure....

    PM ing....
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  12. #42

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    zzzzzz

    I'm all alone.... they're all asleep coz it's the middle of their night......
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  13. #43

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    Well, I'm British... Keep calm and carry on.....!!

    I have a list of questions posed by Twolf from another sniff... I shall try and answer them

    Try on arm = yes
    Try on paper = ok...

    brings out a citrus note... tangerine? mandarin?
    Spices... which? ..... pretty sure this is nutmeg, cinnamon but very gently hence the Tolu balsam guess, black pepper maybe
    Something anisic? ..... berryish like cassie but isn't. Could be licorice?
    Something camphorous? .... not camphor, but a herbal type of raised smell, rising above the perfume like camphor but isn't, like eucalyptus but isn't,
    Something herbal?.... like rosemary or bay leaf
    Something Vanillic? .... don't think it has vanilla in huge quantity, but it's creamy, so could be Tonka or the vanillic part of the Tolu
    Flowers? .... I'm sure there are flowers here, but i cannot identify any, maybe Iris or violet shades
    Fruits .... I'm getting a real figgy thing here, like dried raisins


    Sweetness .... medium sweet gourmand
    Perfume grade .... edt
    Classification .... niche?
    Thin or rich .... rich but transparent not cloying
    Linear or changing .... definitely changing fast at the beginning, but settling down
    Men or women .... unisex, neither floral nor too masculine
    New or old .... I would guess more modern than old. It isn't a classic accord going on here.


    I'm going to post this and amend it as I smell
    Last edited by mumsy; 26th April 2012 at 08:50 AM. Reason: sniffing as we go
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  14. #44

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    Ooooh , my guesses were totally wrong. Now I'm stumped. I had convinced myself I knew the answer.
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    An early riser here, sometimes very early. Your #43 with summing up is pretty impressive, mumsy: many wonderful things going on with A have been covered. Do you personally find it atttractive at all? I do: after the initial blast (and Frou, no, it is not cloves on me, nonono!), it calms down to an excellent and comforting scent.

    Sharing my other find: while trying to respond to your messages, I also included "saripatates" in the recipient box to only receive an Error Message -- guess why? -- there is no "dot" over his "i". Please do not get frustrated.

  16. #46

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    I've started again calmly

    Citrus beginning but only for a second before a cinnamon/nutmeggy spice chimes in. More lemony than I first thought, like bergamot.

    Lemon and honey are a cure for colds. I'm getting a honeyish note, sweet-ish and herbal notes too, maybe piney woods.
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  17. #47

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    I would have had it in the Serge Lutens bracket of nice. I'm not sure if it's my cup of tea, but it's interesting, the start isn't very nice, like spreading a christmas pudding on yourself, but the drydown is wonderful and snuggly, comfy slippers in front of a roaring fire.

    The drydown comes fairly fast here on my skin. It's settling to a creamy vanillic with incense notes, darker like myrrh.

    Have we any confirmation on notes, or must we agree as sniffers first?
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    Default Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    These are all good observations, so is the mention of something spicy/"anisic"/camphorous/herbal from #43.

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    Default Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    I do not believe I am allowed to confirm the notes, and then again, I am just for help. I would also like FrouFrou to come back at some point. Some sort of note agreement should be reached, yes.

  20. #50

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    I'm sniffing my way through the ingredient cupboard and my nose is now totally confused. i shall sit here and sniff a coffee for a bit.

    Cypress maybe? My Eucalyptus oil is sweeter than I'm getting off this, but maybe that's the other ingredients toning it down. The Camphor and Eucalyptus I have, both have a minty note which is not in the perfume.
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  21. #51

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    I think it could be Cassia. That is fruity and anisic, herbal, nutmeggy and camphorous-ish all at once.
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  22. #52

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    That combination is giving me Ankh in the search directory but it doesn't have the puddingy notes.

    I know I'm not going to get a stroke of work done today.....
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  23. #53

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    This was a calm creamy thing, but it has just taken another unexpected twist into salty.
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  24. #54

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    I may have guessed Safari, but that doesn't have the pudding there either.
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  25. #55

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    This sounds like a very nice perfume. You descriptions make me so curious.

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    Default Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Not Safari, Safari will be soft and mossy and grassy. A has more spices, the one in particular that you have mentioned.

    Yes, DD, both A and the whole line up from that house deserve much more attention, IMO.

  27. #57

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    This is savaging my mind....

    I was quite firmly stuck on the Serge Lutens thoughtline. But it cannot be any of them then because you say the house needs more attention and he has plenty.

    I am wearing Borneo on the other hand and the mystery A has that feel but is much more gentle and citrussy in comparison. It has shades of Borneo but at about 30%.

    I thought Shisha by Ava Lux but it doesn't smell of wee.
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  28. #58

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    Aha, that means it's niche and modern(ish) then if you say the house needs more attention.... and there is a line up of them....
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    Default Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    I would not necessarily jump to confusions, you know.....

    Meantime, we have had an incorrect guess of Scents of Time Ankh submitted in a PM.

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    sorry for not being around as much as possible guys! great job so far, and mumsy I also like what you did with post #43 a lot. great job. it is indeed a complex fragrance to my nose.

    Twolf, you can do anything you want, in fact I would appreciate that

    If you guys would like some note confirmation, I could do so. ( ringER made her correct guess completely independent on the ingredients though ) I'll be back in 30minutes.

    Also, if you guys want to PM me for anything, click on my name and click private message. That would prevent the " ı " problem.

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