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    Insipred by the first saturday of May fruity day, I decided to start a mini pass the sample with the few fruity frags I have (and which, to be honest, I don't wear much - I'm more into other materials). They are few but cover different styles:

    Piguet Visa (modern): post-Angelic big, saturated fruit over leather and patch.
    Lutens Boxeuses: or feminite' du cuir, Lutens's classical plum and assortied candied fruit over a touch of leather
    1969: luminous, classical rose-vanilla with peach and unindentified acidic tropical fruit
    Paradox: one of Turin's raves (not mine), watery, melony summer fruit salad.
    ASAQ Malik al Atoor (oil): this is a blind buy gone wrong. Concentrated canned fruit salad (including the can). Powerfully mostruous.
    ASAQ Al Maawiyah (oil): a strange green tangerine floral, the notes are intriguing, but it doesn't come together. Intriguing anyway.

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    Moi! On return I'll send you some Mollie Parnis, which is green/astringent/peachy/plummy fruity.
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    Aren't you sweet to start this cacio
    I have smelled most of those, except the ASAQ oils. But you describe them so charmingly (canned fruit salad?! my absolute favorite Catholic school dessert)- so, I must participate.
    Could I add nez a nez's fruity concoction Bouche Baie to the packet when it gets to me?
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    Very kind,cacio! Can I join please?

    Have been very interested to try Visa. Have only tried 1969 from this group. Will be happy to add my sample to the package so testers may be more lavish with 1969.
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    Hello, cacio! Can I please join too? I can add samples of Frederic Malle's Le Parfum de Therese and now discontinued Gucci Accenti which is to me the most beautiful peach chypre ever.

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    Good, so I can get started. I don't know when I'll be able to stop at a post office,, though. Don't feel like you have to add stuff (I usually don't do).

    For now we have, in this order:
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    whitefluffy

    and more, if people sign up.

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    Default Re: mini Pass the sample: fruity

    What a lovely idea! Thank you for starting this Cacio. I would love to be included if that is ok, and I can add MPG Fraiche Passiflore to the mix.

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    CN:

    There should be space still.

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    Packet sent off to jujy. Please send your address to the person ahead of you.

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    Received! Looking forward to sniffing and passing on—who's next? pm me your address.
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    Default Re: mini Pass the sample: fruity

    Enjoying this. Fave so far is Piguet Visa. I applied before bed and woke up to a cherry pipe tobacco vibe. Overall these are candied fruits, and even range into marzipan or loukhoum territory, at least to my nose. Will add Mollie Parnis to the pass around.
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    Modern Visa is definitely in the angelic tradition of city-block sillage and week-long tenacity. But, as Angel, very good.

    More comments please, especially about the (by me hated) Malik Al Atoor.

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    Yep, 26 hours later and the Visa sample on my forearm still has presence! Comforting, quite a departure from my usual tuberose/clary sage/animalic proclivitis. I could learn to like this.

    Malik Al Atoor has that near-toxic bitter almond aspect, I wanted to check the return address didn't read Lucrezia Borgia . I also get hazelnut and lots of incense. Very bitter, it has an attract/repel duality for me.

    Histoire de Perfume 1969: candied citrus + powder and white musk. Pleasant, not complicated.

    Lutens Boxeuse: I really liked this one, too. 1st impression on paper was marshmallow and berries. Later I got honeyed coriander and smoke, overall a fruity leather.

    Next up: Paradox and Al Maawiyah, tho not tonight. Too tired to appreciate.
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    ASAQ Al Maawiyah (oil): on application I get citrus + cherry, dessert after lunch.
    Paradox: minted lemon drop.
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    Default Re: mini Pass the sample: fruity

    This sounds interesting, how does it exactly work? (sorry, I'm a bit of a newbie)

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    Simply, the person who receives the samples tries them on, comments on them, then sends them out to the next person in the list.

    By the way, I notice there's been no activity for a few days...

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    AWESOME! I'll join Though the bf wont be happy with even MORE perfumes entering our home...

    Apparently I'm slightly obsessed...


    EDIT: Can I join? Since I'm not in the USA?

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    There are 5 people already on the list, and I don't know if there will be liquid available still by then. If so, I don't see a problem.

    But first we have to find out what's going on to the chain.

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    Default Re: mini Pass the sample: fruity

    Hi, been utterly swamped at work lately, and the weekend is more frantic than restful; I plan to mail to the next person on Tuesday or Wednesday, along with the MPZG Fraiche Passiflore, and maybe one or two of my own—thinking here of Mollie Parnis and Alexandra Markoff No Regrets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    There are 5 people already on the list, and I don't know if there will be liquid available still by then. If so, I don't see a problem.

    But first we have to find out what's going on to the chain.

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    Default Re: mini Pass the sample: fruity

    Hi, I've been overwhelmed lately by work and fatigue issues. First priority tonight is to decant my contributions, then pack. Mail or UPS tomorrow. Sorry for the delay. I'll also look at the samples and advise as to how much is left. I am adding Mollie Parnis and Alexandra Markoff No Regrets, even if I did once describe it as a marshmallow dipped in motor oil placed next to a strawberry that got lost at the back of the fridge. Cestrum nocturnum's contribution will be there, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cestrum nocturnum View Post
    What a lovely idea! Thank you for starting this Cacio. I would love to be included if that is ok, and I can add MPG Fraiche Passiflore to the mix.
    Fraiche Passiflore is a wonderful scentfor a summer night—with dancing; I want to put a flower behind my ear when I wear this. The fruity vibe is a natural and not over-sweetened lemon + strawberry. Thank you, cestrum!

    The sampler is packed and ready to send to knit at night. IMO, there is enough to add another sniffer or two, at least of cacio's samples. My two contributions are in 2 ml vials, and the Mollie Parnis will be a small sample as I really do wear this and waited for 5 years for some to show up on ebay after i used up my original.

    Lovely evening to all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    . IMO, there is enough to add another sniffer or two, at least of cacio's samples.
    Lovely evening to all.
    Yay!
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    I can safely conclude, then, that PERFUME IS ART in its purest form.

    As an artist, I therefore have a responsibility to buy as much perfume as I can. You know, to learn about art and all.


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    Bonjour, friends in scent. I received the "baton" as it were from jujy54 in today's mail. I will begin sampling & reporting after my evening toilette. sooo excited!!!
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    Looking forward to your posts, knit at nite.
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    Default Re: mini Pass the sample: fruity

    here we go...thanks cacio, jujy54 and cestrum nocturnum:

    Boxeuses I get deep and dark plum, a beautiful hint of resin. Where the heck is the leather? Not on my skin, apparently.
    It is still a handsome fragrance, however, which has the signature Lutens/Sheldrake darkness without feeling like you could not wear it in public. Adaptable. Unisex.

    Visa Yummy YUM. I really need to explore the Piguet house more. I have vintage Fracas (in spades and I rarely wear it because it's just so overtly bombastic.
    Visa is understated, classy, yet rich in the fruit and spice. I don't get the Angel comparison oft made- it's not overtly bombastic enough for that Plus no chocolate note.
    This is wearable anywhere by anyone.
    I do see a similarity to two fruity/spicy faves I have- Mauboussin, which is drier, and Silences Purple, which is sweeter. I may need to get a bottle of this at the LV Meet-up.

    Ajaq Malik Al Atoor Warm cigarette ash, followed by cold cigarette ash.
    Waiting for the fruit....waiting. While waiting, I will say I have never spontaneously gesticulated with both hands waving noooooo in front of me in reaction to sniffing something. That just happened on the second sniff.
    Still waiting for the fruit. Nope, it's a scrubber.
    - cacio you had pretty much the same reaction for diferent reasons.

    Ajaq Al Maawiya i will not hold it against Al Maawiya that it is from the same house as the previous sample. OK. What a relief...
    Very pleasant green and ripe citrus, a touch of white floral and then it stayed in a holding pattern.... It could be something one comes across at a health food store or street fair. Very pleasant scent, but not really a perfume, either. Too bad, has potential.

    HdP 1969 I have a travel size of this in my collection so I won't spend much time on this. An acidic peach top quickly morphs into cocoa and patchouli / musk on my skin. It's really fun!

    Jacomo Paradox I really like this house overall but Paradox smells super synthetic & slightly medicinal to my nose, like a throat lozenge. Jujy said lemon drop- I can agree with that.
    That honey note is so screechy, it doesn't remotely resemble real honey.
    This is neither refreshing, nor soothing- an all around late 20th century mall smell for men who are afraid of really exploring scents.


    MPG Fraiche Passiflore
    Juicy Juicy fruit. The kind of ripe fruit that drips all over your hands and makes you sticky when you eat it. How do they do that?? Excellent work.

    Alexandra de Markoff No Regrets SHRILL in the opening and the white florals remain shrill through the mid-phase, to my nose. I rather like the little bit of booziness in it, but that did not temper the overall effect into smoothness enough for me to feel comfortable with it.
    I looked this up and cannot believe this was only created in 1994- it seriously seems much older in style than that. Definitely has quality ingredients but this one has way too much going on for me to appreciate it. It is a scent which would wear me, instead of the other way around.

    Mollie Parnis- Perfumed Lady and following sniffers may not get to try this. Seriously, I understand why this scent haunted jujy54 and she had to hunt it down like a dog.
    It has the most beautiful realistic delicate peach note !!! Seriously terrific stuff.

    That's all folks.
    I will get the package off to Perfumed Lady in the next two or 3 days, adding Bouche Baie by Nez a Nez..
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    Thanks for the comments!

    I do get the leather in Boxeuses, but it's true that it is not dominant. And Visa is big on me - true, not as much as the nuclear Angel, but shy it isn't either. But perhapsit's just the difference with vintage. Vintage Visa is completely different, a rich, animalic Tabu-like oriental.

    Interesting how the Malik al Atoor generates such different reactions! To my nose, it's concentrated canned fruit. I wish I got ashes - it would be more interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    Mollie Parnis- Perfumed Lady and following sniffers may not get to try this. Seriously, I understand why this scent haunted jujy54 and she had to hunt it down like a dog.
    It has the most beautiful realistic delicate peach note !!! Seriously terrific stuff.
    You're making me want to try to get a decant of this!!
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    I can safely conclude, then, that PERFUME IS ART in its purest form.

    As an artist, I therefore have a responsibility to buy as much perfume as I can. You know, to learn about art and all.


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    Knit, great post! You and Jujy have me very excited! I better see some Mollie Parnis or I'm telling!

    I'm far from being an expert in fruities, folks- you'll have to bear with me as I learn! Will admit to having a fondness for some fruitchoulis; hoping I'll love some of the more sophisticated fruity scents, too.
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    Mollie Parnis is the only fume I hoard. I have a scant 50 ml plus about 5 ml of extrait. BN is so about sharing—I have enough vintage Antilope to go around > 150 ml in all—I do get joy from sharing my faves so I feel truly torn. knit at night, does MP remind you of any other fragrance? In all my years I never found anything else quite like it, tho, take away the peach and add some fond du ashtray, and it seems cousine to vintage Miss Balmain. Or is that just me?

    ps—knit at nite, you did see what I had to say about No Regrets, yes? If it hadn't been such a dirt cheap blind buy, it would have been plenty of regret. Marshmallow dipped in motor oil + rotten strawberry. I did review it suggesting it still might be the perfect dance club masculine, tho I'm not really sure why I said that! I was in a moment...
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