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    Default Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    I've just finished reading a book I picked up last week, The Secret of Chanel No. 5, by Tilar J. Mazzeo, ©2010.
    It's 217 pages long and not heavy reading. I found the history interesting even though I don't wear Chanel No. 5, especially the WWII era history.

    If anyone else would like to read it, please post on this thread and I'll make a list of participants.

    To participate you need to have made at least 25 posts on Basenotes and must be willing to mail the book to the next person on the list. International members are welcome, but the book will circulate to members in the USA first, to save time and postage.

    Anyone?

    Edit:

    Shipping order (I can add more names if anyone else is interested):

    1. catnip_too
    2. shadesofbleu-- received the book
    3. meowmo
    4. ?
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 30th May 2012 at 05:55 PM. Reason: updates


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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Wow, this is very generous of you, 30 Roses! I would love to read and mail the book to someone else in the U.S., but I am afraid I won't be able to start reading it until May 15th. If that's okay, please keep me in mind. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    If no one else has signed up by Monday, I'll mail it to you, catnip, and you can start reading it whenever. If someone else in the USA signs on by Monday, I'll send it to them first and then you can be second to receive it.


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    Thats really sweet of you 30 Roses!

    for swap/sale:





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    Sounds great! Thank you, 30 Roses.

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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    I've sent the book to catnip via Media Mail as of today.

    Anyone else who wants to get it after her, please post here and then PM catnip with your name and address.


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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Catnip has received the book. When she is done reading it she will post to see if anyone wants to borrow it after her.


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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    I'd be interested in reading!
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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Great, just PM your address to catnip, please.


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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    What a generous offer ... Is it too late to be added to the list?

    I would like to read it too and of course, I'm willing to pass it on!
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Absolutely! You can send your address to meowmo.

    There isn't any time limit here...the book can just keep going and going. I've already read it.


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    I enjoyed reading the book. Thank you again, 30 Roses! I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I am not going to comment on it I'll just say it contains some interesting details I wasn't aware of.

    I've had a funny relationship with Chanel #5. Before Eau Premiere, I never thought that I could even consider wearing it, let alone owning it. Sure, I had smelled it. Sure, I knew it was "le monstre," and perhaps part of me didn't want it exactly because it was so famous. Browsing at perfume counters, I'd overhear the answers to the ubiquitous question, posed by SAs, "What are you usually wearing?" to other customers, and most of the time these answers are "Chanel #5."

    When Eau Premiere came out, I liked it and quickly got a bottle of it. It seemed to be a perfect everyday fragrance. I also received a set of tiny samples of Chanel 5--EDT, EDP, Parfum, and Elixir Sensual. Elixir Sensual was particularly enticing; I liked the bright opening and what smelled like sandalwood to me (and got a bottle of it). Lately, I've been experimenting with the EDP and Pure Parfum versions, and I have been trying to decide which one to get. The Parfum probably smells the closest to the original.

    I am ready to send the book to meowmo. Meowmo, could you please p.m. me your address? I will be able to send the book on Tuesday this coming week.
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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Catnip,

    Meowmo has not logged into Basenotes since May 10, so I think it may be best to go ahead and mail it to shadesofbleu for now. If Meowmo comes back she can PM her address to shades.

    I have shadesofbleu's address and will PM it to you.


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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading this. I finished the Hunger Games trilogy not long ago and hadn't started anything new. I'm hoping this will be considerably lighter reading.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Sorry I've been MIA. Catnip_too, I just sent you shadesofbleu's address. Work is insanity right now and there's just no way I'd get to the book in a reasonable amount of time. Seems to me that the fair thing to do is just take myself out the loop for now.

    Sorry!

    Although I totally want to get my hands on this book at some point. Hmmmm... wonder if the husband has some B&N gift cards still laying around from Christmas...

    Have you all been enjoying it?
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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Welcome back and no need to get out of the loop, Meowmo-- just send shadesofbleu your address now while you're online so she knows where to send it next.
    And I will PM you my address so you can mail it back to me, assuming no one else signs on to read it. I am not in a hurry to get it back.


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    Meowmo, I understand work insanity; thank you for letting me know! I'll be mailing it to Shadesofbleu, then. I am afraid I'll have to do it on Tuesday because Monday is crazy for me.

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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    No hurry, catnip! There's no need to stress out over it.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Catnip tells me she has mailed the book to shades.


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    Just wanted to update the thread: Shadesofbleu has received the book.

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    Default Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    I've finished the book and ready to pass on to the next person. Meowmo, are you still interested? I need your addy, if so ...

    30 Roses, thank you for sharing! The book was SO interesting and I really enjoyed it! I felt like I needed to wear Chanel no5 every time I read it. The book made me think about no5 in ways I hadn't really thought of before.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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