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    Quote Originally Posted by iivanita View Post
    the modern Samsara...is the best next day its 100% synthetic sandalwood note, that has kind of metalic note something that is causing sickness....and hard to wear....its super loud, and super long lasting....
    Oh, I know exactly what are you talking about, that sickening synthetic sandalwood. It literally makes me nauseated.

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    Ivanita and I must both have a similar sensitivity to certain notes, because I, too, find a noticeable mimosa/heliotropin note in MdO, in contrast to Jujy. Heliotropin is plentiful in Apres l'Ondee too, so that would explain the connection.

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    I smell the heliotrope too - which gives the MdO a very 'Guerlain' feel to me.
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    hello again all,

    oh so that is it cool, i thought i am getting tired and everything reminds me of something yesterday , most funny Habanita reminded me so much of Onda just as its sweet "female" version....

    now i tried Jasmine by DK, it opens up like milder version of Sarrasins, just lot less intense....and goes quiet very soon, smells like a mix of 2 types of jasmines to me, very nice, but very quiet as well.....cant comment on the longevity since i just touched a skin with vial....

    and Gap Sandalwood, i agree with PerfumedLady (havent read others comments yet ....)this smells so much like some laundry note...i suppose its some kind of a musk in there...or maybe this comes from a rose , and it doesnt go away... honestly this would never remind me of a sandalwood, but i have never tried real mysore one...and in perfumes what i consider as sandalwood is sweet milky note, that i like so much, like i get in La Myrrhe, and Samsara...and used to be in one version of Ubar.....nad Bois des Iles....here this one is more like real woods, but synthetic one , very synthetic with strong laundry note that just ruins it for me i stay away from those type of scents, this one tries to mimic sandalwood Amyris, which smells of woods to me, and thats not at all what i would go crazy about

    so this is it its very little left from the last 2 , but one more person could have a go....i will add my samsara ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitefluffy View Post
    Oh, I know exactly what are you talking about, that sickening synthetic sandalwood. It literally makes me nauseated.
    hehe yes but i can not say that the overal scent is yuk...its interesting. i was sniffing it from a huge distance...because was dangerous to be very close , next day was nice! so i was dreaming how vintage one would smell like and i did not think will be that good!
    ...but recently... i just dont accept anything that smells 95% synth. and looks like 90%of all perfumes beeing made smell just like that......and then it comes to the taste what bothers the least....for example Dia extrait has really a lot of natural stuff in it i would say 30% at least?or more?...but the musk in the base kills me and wearing something for several hours gets so hard when something popps out like that.....like some soar note grrrr

    i think after smelling so many things i started beeing extremly demanding lol, too much maybe!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iivanita View Post

    oh so that is it cool, i thought i am getting tired and everything reminds me of something yesterday , most funny Habanita reminded me so much of Onda just as its sweet "female" version....
    Oh, it's so funny. I wore Onda last night and my first thought was also Habanita; although Onda is much darker and more impressive. Cacio was very kind to share with me the extrait version and it's quite glorious if a bit sweet.

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    hahah Whitefluffy!! isnt it amazing noone has mentioned this before .....i am sure now its good hint, when you smelled it too...ok Onda beeing bitter and more natural as well.......Habanita smells like "perfumed up" version of Onda for girls lol

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    Both Habanita and Onda contain a lot of vetiver in the base, which gives a certain dryness and freshness to counter the heavy notes of the rest of the frag. To my nose, Habanita then has tobacco and vanilla, while Onda has an animalic leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Both Habanita and Onda contain a lot of vetiver in the base, which gives a certain dryness and freshness to counter the heavy notes of the rest of the frag. To my nose, Habanita then has tobacco and vanilla, while Onda has an animalic leather.

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    yes vetyver is what i smell there too....but Habanita has more powdery orris root notes...and some benzoin too...and Onda has musky base...both have that same kind of animalic smell.....i dont get any specific leather note in either to me what i consider real leather is styrax...everything else is just mimicking.....so Onda to me smells very rooty and bitter herbal... has dirty note but not from animal origin ...not like civet...it is strange becasue i did comparison with civet laden frags....and its kind of the same...and still Onda for me is like some herbal digestive

    sorry to have used this sandalwood thread for Onda ...but everyone raved how Onda is so original nothing like you smelled before: ) only Djedi is the one....so was surprised

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    Strange: I love vetiver and yet I detest both Habanita and Onda.
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    How did I miss this sample pass...wah. I have been craving sandalwood lately. I have Tam Dao and Keiko Mecheri's Bois de Santal and there are 2 blind-bought bottles coming (Caswell Massey and Crabtree & Evelyn)...

    ? Any way to extend the pass...or I could start a new one soon... Lisa

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    I associate heliotrope with bitter almond, and do smell it like mad in Habanita, and to a lesser extent in L'Heure Bleue. I tried again today, and I don't catch it for the life of me in MdO locion, from which I do get an alluring combo of wood and skin, and now a bit of clove. And maybe the mimosa. But not heliotrope.

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    Very late to the party here, sorry! I totally didn't see the cotton ball saturated one and didn't know it was part of the pass, believe I accidentally threw it in the trash with the wrapping! Total bummer as I really like jasmine!

    —The Sandalwoods

    •Myrurgia Maderas de Oriente, locion formulation- I get powdery violet in this, powdery, like a talc powder/scented dusting powder. A bit green, probably from the violet. Civet, more than likely, as it does have some dirtiness to it. Like I said, mostly violet here. I'd say it is from the 50's. Perhaps some heliotrope as well. Soapy. Maybe some iris in there. Can't smell these vintages much as they kill my sinuses, lol. Pretty but not something I would wear. Too many reactions.

    •Myrurgia Maderas de Oriente, perfume de tocador formulation- Very pretty. Powdery but with a slight balminess to it. Less dirty than the other MDO. Smells like a dusting powder. Violet again? Something slightly herbal to it. Like a bit sour..just a touch though. And I get musky.

    •The Gap sandalwood-very clean sandalwood as expected from the Gap.

    —The Jasmines

    •Donna Karan Essences Jasmine EdT- Very impressed with the quality of this jasmine, really up there! Very nice.
    •Serge Lutens Sarrasins EdP- I failed, big time.

    —Jasmine and Sandalwwod meet

    •Guerlain Samsara EdP, 1980s-lovely, like Tuscany by EL but with more sandalwood, nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    I associate heliotrope with bitter almond, and do smell it like mad in Habanita, and to a lesser extent in L'Heure Bleue...
    For sure. I am wearing L'Heure Bleue (vintage PdT) as I type this and heliotrope is swirling all around me. Love that.

    At least for me, mimosa is closely related to the smell of heliotrope - in my mind they are like twins, hard to detect apart.
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Into the (Sandal)Wood meets All That Jas(mine)

    kalli offered to forward the pass samples to me . Thanks so much!

    I have a Ramon Monegal Discovery Set coming in the mail. -- would there be interest in my making a Monegal sample pass in the future?

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    No problem, I've tried a few RM but I am sure others who haven't tried some would be interested. What's in the set?
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    The Ramon Monegal Discovery Set is 14 fragrances: Agar Musk, Ambria Di Luna, Cuirelle, Cotton Musk, Cherry Musk, Dry Wood, Entre Naranjos, Impossible Iris, Kiss My Name, L'eau de Rose, Lovely Day, Mon Cuir, Mon Patchouly, and Umbra. I hear he has a new fragrance coming out (?) -- I have never tried any of these and am intrigued by the descriptions. Lisa

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    A new fragrance? Mmm, really? Sorry to get off topic on the thread Jujy! I think you will like some though, Lisa! I kinda want to try Cherry Musk..but it's the cherry part I'd want to sniff, not so much the musk..that's why I haven't sampled that one yet. I've tried eight of the ones listed though. Don't think I will like anything musk though. L'eau de Rose and Dry Wood seem worth looking into a bit. Sorry again, to get off topic!
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    hello Lisa,

    i can forward these what i have, but they are very tiny samples now only MdO is decent one and if you have not smelled Samsara i will add mine...and...i have one which i think is beautiful sandalwood too, bit like oriental, indian market Maharanih intense...so would you be interested or anyone else? i will send 5 small samples 3 from this pass and 2 mine?

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Into the (Sandal)Wood meets All That Jas(mine)

    iivanita, that's very nice of you, but I worry about the trouble mailing things from overseas... Lisa

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    Hey, just tried the Sarrasins, thank you! It's a big time jasmine. A warm jasmine that reminded me of Lust by Lush but less potent and more woody. I don't get that much carnation, which is a bummer cause I really like that flower! Gets musky on dry down, which I don't like. A rich, warm, a bit balmy jasmine. I don't think I'd get a fb, cause I'd probably go for Lust if I wanted that warm jasmine, mainly cause the price..and I think it's less musky. Lust is potent though, like almost too potent. One squirt is plenty for me! The purple juice of the SL is pretty cool though! Thanks for letting me try it!

    I haven't sent those samples off yet but will try to before too long, sorry!
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    Sent out those samples the other day, finally.

    The more I smelled that cotton ball, the more I liked it. I prefer it over Lush and I do dig that purple juice. Hopefully, the cotton ball won't dry out by the time it reaches Lisa, lol.
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    Got the samples today, thanks so much for sharing with me! I zeroed right in on that purple cotton ball.

    Wow, Sarrasins immediately conjured a big, bad dame, Cruella D'Eville. The spouse liked it, said it smelled "like a big honeysuckle"

    The Gap Sandalwood is very soft and pleasant but seems to disappear on me in moments. Looking forward to trying the rest. Lisa

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    HI, Lisa, looking forward to your observations.
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    Alrighty: Myrurgia Maderas de Oriente: these are very soapy to me, especially the perfume de tocador formulation. The locion is drrrrrrty soap -- after an initial blast of Tabu, I got a spicy thing, like ginger and cinnamon with a skanky edge Then the locion is like a mellowed-out Shocking de Schiaparelli, less embittered, shoulders down. Getting early wafts now of a warm, woody drydown -- what a ride!

    DK Jasmine is really nice, no gameyness. It's actually a little fizzy smelling on me -- ? jasmine soda.

    So nice of you all to include me! Lisa

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