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    Default Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Ok well, sorry for the lack of originality here but what's your top 5 you are just needing to test soon?

    1) De Profundis-Serge
    2) Jasmin De Nuit-The Different Company
    3) La Myrrhe-Serge
    4) Baiser Du Dragon-Cartier
    5) Anything made by L'Artisan

    So, what say you?.

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    I want to re test
    Amouage Dia
    Amouage Gold

    I want to sample
    L'eau de Circe by PG
    Osmanthus Yunnan
    Amouage Interlude Woman

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    Lanvin Eclat D'Arpege
    Molinard Rose
    Moliard Jasmin
    Aqua Allegoria Angelique Lilas
    Molinard Lys
    Molinard Heliotrope
    Lilac & Heliotrope Soivohle

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    OP ## 1 and 2: SL La Myrrhe and Amouage Gold -- please remind me when I am sending the next round of packages, OK?

    To answer the question: nothing sounds exciting, no discoveries of a year yet (with one potential, Haunani to be blamed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleurine View Post
    Lanvin Eclat D'Arpege
    Molinard Rose
    Moliard Jasmin
    Aqua Allegoria Angelique Lilas
    Molinard Lys
    Molinard Heliotrope
    Lilac & Heliotrope Soivohle
    I'll send you a decant of Eclat d'Arpege, Fleurine. I have that one. PM me your address.

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    1) Vintage Balenciaga Le Dix
    2) Faberge Babe. Heard it was an incomparable raspberry, and I love 70s style.
    3) ((x3)) Balenciaga La Fuite des Heures vintage, Nina Ricci Fille D'Eve vintage Pure Parfum, or Balmain Elysee 64-83 vintage. I'm going for a Cellier completist experience.
    4) Rabanne XS Extreme Girl or ELdO Tom of Finland for leather heaven.
    5) Vintage Rochas Byzance

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    I'm a guy but I lean toward the femmey/neutral anyway....

    Comme des Garcons (original)
    El Attarine, Serge Lutens
    Bois d'Armenie, Guerlain
    Amouage Gold (either the men's or women's, or both)
    Basala, Shiseido

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    Default Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    It's not out yet in the USA (at least, not on the website) but when L'Occitane finally starts selling this year's verbena flanker, Verbena/Verveine Sorbet, I will want to try it-- and at the same time, their new eaux, which are already out-- especially Eau Universelle. I'm not driving the distance to the L'Occitane shop until then.I'm also curious about Batucada but I can tell that it is not something I will want to buy. Still I will want to satisfy my curiosity.
    And if the Jo Loves perfumes ever make it to the USA, I'll try a few of them.

    There just isn't anything else calling to me these days. Definitely in a lull.


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    I want to test Clive Christian C for Men. I hear it is wonderful in spite of the hype.
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    De Profundis
    MKF Oud
    The new Sandalwood by Serge Lutens
    The new Spanish brand - Ramon something.

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    Clive Christian-C
    Clive Christian- No.1
    Histoires de Parfums- Ambrarem
    Elternhaus- MoslBuddJewChristHinDao
    Parfum d'Empire- Ambre Russe
    Ambra Mediterranea
    MpG- Ambre Dore

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    Amouage Lyric
    Creed Love in Black
    i Profumi di Firenze Brezza di Mare
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Creed Millesime Imperial

    ...Surrender to Chance package is waiting in my mailbox!

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    I can't wait to try Alien Essence Absolue and Guerlain Idylle Duet Jasmin-Lilas when it in finally goes on UK release.

    I plan to revisit Chanel No5 EdP, Lutens Bois et Violettes and ELdO Like This

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    Pretty much everything Alityke said. Even more on the test list!

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    in no particular order..

    Djedi
    Ferme Tes Yeux
    Comme Des Garcons Amazingreen

    O'Driù Xvert
    Pohadka (I only rapidly tested this one. I'd need to spend a little more time with it)
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    Default Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    1) Hermessence Line (have sample of Ambre Narguile, but want to try the rest)
    2) SL Fumerie Turque
    3) Malle L'Eau d'Hiver
    4) Malle Portrait of a Lady
    5) Agent Provocateur L'Agent

    I have dozens of samples I've purchased and need to try already here at home. I average 1-2 a day. I find I need to wear a fragrance for several hours to really form my opinion, spraying on paper doesn't help me nearly as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    The new Spanish brand - Ramon something.
    Ramon Monegal


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    The new Guerlain trio
    L’Artisan Parfumeur Seville à l’Aube
    Ava Luxe Midnight Violet
    vintage Floris Sandalwood
    "Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain

    My swap thread

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    1. Anything by Caron that I have not tried yet.
    2. Anything by Mona di Orio. I don't know her scents at all.
    3. Une fleur de Chanel
    4. More Tom Ford's scents
    5. Dior private line

    All of these samples are unavailable in NZ, so the hunt is on

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    Default Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    I finally phoned L'Occitane and asked when their 2012 verbena flanker would be in the store and they said July 3. So I'll be doing a bit of testing next week.


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    @ 30 Roses-Let us know how your experience is with that? The only verbena I have tested is that Pure DKNY, it's ok. Maybe I should try a different verbena just to see.

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    CdG Amazingreen
    Arquiste Parfumeur Infanta en Flor
    Bond Earth Day
    Bond Mothers Day
    PdN L'Eau à la Folie

    Like 30R, I'm curious about Jo Loves' Gardenia, Green Orange & Coriander, Orange Tulle, Pomelo.
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    Default Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    @ 30 Roses-Let us know how your experience is with that? The only verbena I have tested is that Pure DKNY, it's ok. Maybe I should try a different verbena just to see.
    Posting from home again. Yes, I'll be sure to comment on it. The summer flankers are fun.

    I still think the best verbena out there is Provence Santé Vervain (verbena), and it's bargain priced as well. It often goes on sale for $24 on the following website, but even $30 for 100ml is nothing to complain about! And there are body products that match:
    http://www.baudelairesoaps.com/catal...&submit=Search


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    30R. has introduced the whole Provence Sante lineup to me, their verbena is excellent (I did not know what verbena was before this, seriously).

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    Just another thing I need to test..thanks guys.

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    Default Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Four of them are samples l already have, just waiting for the "right" day;

    Jardenia (l just *know* this one is going to be awesome, so l need a completely free day for it!)
    Mayotte
    Mahora
    Bois d'Armenie

    And one that's top of the list for my next Luckyscent order; Josef Statkus.
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    Kalli, I might be stopping by the PO next week (or one after that) and I can send all five (or, was it 6?) of them to you. I got the address. I just wish you were leaving an entry on the iTrader.

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    I want to try some of the green Ava lux and the 2 new Heeley's

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    Oh you don't have to do that T!. I am sooo sorry. I have been meaning to put up a couple itrader feedbacks. I'll get to that sweetie.

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    These are my top 5 to-test:

    Chanel Coromandel
    Guerlain Nahema
    Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Four of them are samples l already have, just waiting for the "right" day;

    Jardenia (l just *know* this one is going to be awesome, so l need a completely free day for it!)
    Mayotte
    Mahora
    Bois d'Armenie

    And one that's top of the list for my next Luckyscent order; Josef Statkus.
    Teardrop- please contrast and compare Mahora and Mayotte in the sniffing thread when you get around to them. I sometimes read they are the same scent, re-issued under a different name. I'm interested in your take on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    Teardrop- please contrast and compare Mahora and Mayotte in the sniffing thread when you get around to them. I sometimes read they are the same scent, re-issued under a different name. I'm interested in your take on that.
    Will do, knit! l have read that somewhere, too. But according to Surrender to Chance, there are some differences between them. l look forward to finding out for myself if this is true, & to sharing my findings with you all!
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    Default Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Given my newfound love for Sycomore, I'm really itching to check out the other Exclusifs. I have a sample of Coromandel, and I'm very interested in testing Bois des Isles & Cuir de Russie. Though, really, I'd love to sniff all of them.
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    Default Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    1. Tuberose Gardenia
    2. Feminite du Bois
    3. Tuberose Criminelle
    4. Black Aoud
    5. Alahine

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    #1 Jardenia
    #2 31 Rue Chambon
    #3 Chanel #22
    #4 Amouage Dia & Honor Women
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    Well, I can cancel Slumberhouse Pear and Olive, ordered a sample.

    Top 5 now:

    1) Gucci Rush- I blame Mimi
    2) Mandarine- L'artisan
    3) Magnolia Nobile- Acqua Di Parma
    4) Guerlain- S. Double Vanille
    5) Anything with a honey note

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    1. Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum Parfum du Soir
    2. Rance 1795 Pauline
    3. Rance 1795 Rose de Rose
    4. Ramon Molvizar Sol (Sun)
    5. Jesus Del Pozo Arabian Nights
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    Mine are

    Parfums de Nicolai - L'Eau à la Folie
    Amouage - Interlude both
    O'Driù - anything!
    MDCI - Chypre Palatin
    Serge Lutens - Santal Majuscule
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyris both

    Guess, that's more than 5, but I could even continue.....

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    1. Terre d'Hermes
    2. Burberry Touch
    3. Sycomore
    4. Givenchy Play
    5. D&G The One

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    Twolf- if and when you see this, I see that Shiseido White Heat Edition is on your to test list? Let me send you a sample. Just pm me where you want me to send it if it's different than before.

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    1. Bond no. 9 New Haarlem
    2. Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    3. Creed Aventus
    4. Givenchy Pi
    5. Tom Ford Private Blend Neroli Portofino

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    I still need to test everything I listed before, with the exception of Gucci Rush-that didn't do much for me. I should have taken note of the gardenia..as I don't like gardenias.

    Another 5:

    1) Pomegranate Noir Jo Malone
    2) Samsara
    3) Lolita Lempicka L'eau en Blanc
    4) Le Dix by Balenciaga
    5) Bottega Veneta

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    Just placed an order on :

    -SL Bois violette
    -Bois et fruit
    -Encens et lavande
    -Daim blonde

    Some of these are scents I've tried before,but need to explore further. Also quite curious about the Shalimar parfum Initial and of some reason I've thought about testing Miss Dior Cherie lately. Seems to have a thing for fruit lately....

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    The 7 Keiko Mecheri Bespoke fragrances.
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    Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule
    Amouage Interlude (either man or woman)
    Etat Libre d'Orange Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes (partly because the original name was Philippine Houseboy.... the most jaw-dropping name from them in a while -- partly because it sounds really nice for summer)
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    Just scored a 4ml mini of Chanel Cuir de Russie on ebay - very much looking forward to trying that.

    In the meantime, I have my Brecourt and Histoire de Parfums samples to try - nothing's jumped out at me yet, unfortunately.

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    I really need to try Jabu by Mona D.O. I think.

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    Vintage Guerlains and Estee Lauders.

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    Coco Noir x 5!

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    Gutted! Guerlain Idylle Duet Jasmin-Lilas will not now be going on general release so I'd like to add Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule to my tesy list instead

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    There are several fragrances that have been on my test-list for a while, but given my recent infatuation with Shalimar Parfum Initial, the one I'm most eager to sniff is Shalimar Parfum Initial L'eau ...and in addition to expecting it to smell absolutely exquisite, the bottle would look so charming on my vanity next to her big sister.

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    After my summer purchases splurge (bois des iles, cuir de russie, l'heure bleue cologne) it will be a while till I get back to buying samples to test, but the top 5 on my 'to test' list are:

    Malle Iris Poudre
    Chanel No. 22
    Malle En Passant
    Guerlain Vega
    Cale Preludio D'Oriente

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    De Profundis
    MKF Oud
    The new Sandalwood by Serge Lutens
    The new Spanish brand - Ramon something.
    Have you got your Ramon something samples yet? For years Iris Silver Mist was at the top of my to try list till you made it happen. Luv Ya!

    I would like to try
    De Profundis
    Psychotrope (before it is discontinued)
    Eau De Reglisse

    ...and I was going to say the new O'Driu's and a selection of Vero Profumo but I couldn't believe when I got samples of them unexpectedly yesterday in an order from Campomarzio70 in Rome! Yipee!

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    Seville a l'Aube (coming in the mail!)
    Coco Noir
    CdG Kyoto
    Montale Intense Tiare
    Heeley L'Amandiere

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    Houbigant Quelques Fleurs
    Houbigant Chantilly
    Chanel Beige
    Jo Malone Honeysuckle
    Galion Lily of the Valley/Muguet

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    Orange Blossom Jo Malone
    Coco Noir
    Mexican Cocoa Pacifica
    Alien Absolue TM-maybe it will be the first TM scent I will like..not banking on it though
    Chocolate Greedy Montale

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    Lots of things smelled on cards but I need to test on me:

    Jicky
    Womanity- Thierry Mugler
    Belle D'Opium
    Prada- Ambre
    L'Heure Bleue

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    Briar Rose-Ineke.. I need to try all the Floral Curiosities.
    Last edited by kalli; 24th August 2012 at 11:26 PM.

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    Tom Ford Cafe Rose
    Alien Essence Absolue
    Narciso Rodriguez Eau Délicate EDP
    Christian Dior Leather Oud
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

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    Guerlain Les Deserts D'Orient and Les Voyages Olfactifs...I keep hoping for a beauty, although the prices are outrageous!

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