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    It looks like posts are moving along a little better right now, so I'll attempt to post on a couple of the scents I've tried so far. Fingers crossed!

    Estee Lauder Pleasures Intense - My initial impression was "lily with crunch." Very lively, clean-smelling floral, that focuses on lily, jasmine & vibrant green notes. A small hint of patchouli peeks out in the drydown. Very strong projection & longevity with this one. One spritz practically blew me away. Nicely constructed scent, but too sweet & intense for me to appreciate. I would have guessed this to be a scent from the big-boned '80's & I can understand the love. But for me, enough already!

    Le Labo Aldehyde #44 - I expected a scent exclusive to Texas to be big & bold, but not so with this Le Labo! Opens with an effervescent blast of citrus that quickly eases into a bouquet of soft white flowers. I can detect jasmine & a hint of tuberose. The resulting scent is a soft, citrusy & slightly soapy floral, with a musky base that retains its fizz throughout. It wears very close to the body & would work well as a daytime scent. Very pretty scent, but nothing unique enough to extract money from my wallet.

    Hope this will post & only once!!! More to come tomorrow..... -GJ
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    Genie Jeanie, I loved your descriptions! Pleasures intense is indeed crunchy, vivacious, and extremely loud. It's my hubby's absolute favorite and you had to see the face when I told him on good authority (PerfumedLady's) that there are aldehydes in there.

    But I think it's interesting that both you and cacio thought of Aldehyde 44 as rather uninteresting. My hubby, PerfumedLady, and I are very much enchanted with Aldehyde 44, if only the price wasn't so prohibitive. I think Aldehyde 44 is possessed by pale ghostly soul that is capable of haunting us forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitefluffy View Post
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    But I think it's interesting that both you and cacio thought of Aldehyde 44 as rather uninteresting. My hubby, PerfumedLady, and I are very much enchanted with Aldehyde 44, if only the price wasn't so prohibitive. I think Aldehyde 44 is possessed by pale ghostly soul that is capable of haunting us forever.
    I did like Aldehyde 44 very much, Whitefluffy, but I swooned at the price! Some of these fume prices are getting seriously out of control! Rose 31 is more my style.

    Having terrible connection problems again this morning, so I'll try to post a few more before the web page crashes. This is getting old. *sigh*

    Chanel No 22 - vintage - This one I remember, as I owned it years ago. Now I'm reminded why I loved it so much! Lush, sparkling floral bouquet with a warm & earthy drydown. My nose detects iris & ylang, which are two of my favorite notes, and yes, tuberose is in there too. A bit of incense completes a very lovely fragrance. Would love to own this one again!

    Rive Gauche - A total abomination on my skin. Linear stench with only some musty notes of wood & moss discernible. I get nothing vaguely floral or citrus from Rive Gauche. Pity, as there are so many great reviews on this one. A big no from moi.

    Liu - Beautiful sparkling citrusy opening that glides seamlessly into a lush floral heart. Jasmine is the most assertive to my nose, but I'm picking up some iris as well. A warm vanilla shows up to complete the drydown. Just yummy!!

    Antilope (vintage EDT) - Antilope is a scent that's easy to love. In the gorgeous, vibrant floral opening, I detected rose & ylang, & heaven only knows what else. I got so lost in the enjoyment of the scent that I just wanted to experience it without having to pick it apart. Just the right touch of animalic notes & warm woods make for a rich & classy scent. Thank you, Jujy, for this addition to the pass. I must find some of this for myself. Stunning!!!

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    Oh, BN is just awful today, I'll try to get a few words in quickly!

    You're off to a fantastic start, Genie! You used to wear 22?! Oh, this pass will not be hard for you at all! 22 is as aldehydic as they come. I'm enjoying your thoughts so much and appreciate you getting them in even though I know it must have been a hassle what with all the website problems. I hate, hate, hate Rive Gauche! It's not the moss and woods for me though, it's the utterly vile hairspray rose note. Now I must apologize to its fans for my rant-I'm sorry! And I'm sooo happy you loved Antilope! Is that the 50's EDT? If so, those warm woods are the result of real, high quality sandalwood. Love it paired with those animalics, makes the drydown so cozy and plush. I also love Liu, we are quite similar on these!

    Beautiful description of Aldehyde 44, Whitefluffy- perfect! Your poetic words say it all. I love that even Mr. W has learned that he can love some aldehydes; it almost feels like he's part of our sampling group!

    I've been over to the BN backup board and it appears to be just as flaky as this one. Dealing with BN is becoming a chore and I wanted this to be fun for everyone. I really want to keep our thread going here on BN but if it goes down, everyone please contact me over on Parfumo.net (a German perfume site); my username over there is plain and simple Amy. Just click on the Community tab at the top of the homepage and you will be directed to a page where you can look me up by name. You'll need to register an account over there to do so but it's quick and painless. Participants may also PM me e-mail addresses if you'd like to be sure you're kept in the sampling group loop. But Parfumo at least gives you all a way to find me if BN is down for more than a day or so. We will do our best to carry on here, let's hope these issues are resolved soon.
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    Interesting the dislike on Rive Gauche, I didn't imagine it could generate such diverse opinions. I wonder what the reaction would be to the older sister Calandre. In another pass the sample...

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    Genie Jeanie, so glad you are enjoying Antilope. I find it to be one of the most wearable fragrances in my wardrobe. Reminds me of vintage My Sin + chamomile, with less civet. Same "lotiony" floral heart, in which I detect clary sage and muguet. I would call the aldehydes anisic, there's definitely a tarragon vibe at the start. It lasts for ever on me, the creamy sandalwood infused drydown staying close to the skin hours later. A real case of "they don't make them like they used to" IMHO.
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    Ah, we sure do have another set of diverse opinions, cacio! Takes me back to Malik al Atoor, lol! Rive Gauche just feels so cheaply done to me; my original post on this one is truly my experience with it- every time I smell RG, I think Lysol+rose. Not a pretty association. Have not tried Calandre however and am certainly up for it! Another pass indeed!

    Antilope is so very wearable! Rest assured you are appropriate no matter the season or occasion in that one, jujy! But then, I'd be happy to be stuck next to anything in your wardrobe!

    Mr.PL has a work relatated event this weekend so I'll likely be absent the next couple days. Chatter on without me, if BN allows! Genie, should you need anything, use my e-mail as I'm likely to see it sooner and I'll get back to you ASAP! Have a great weekend, everyone!
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    Still plodding along with the scents, I have a few more impressions to add.

    Knize Two -Sharp green opening that quickly subdues. Very smooth iris/violet with sandalwood in the drydown. There's also something in the composition that, to my nose, contributes a *tea* note. I've smelled the same accord in Aimez- Moi. This scent is marketed to men, but I'd wear it in a heartbeat!

    L'Ame Soeur Divine - Fresh floral scent. Mostly a transparent rose & ylang combo with a warm salty amber finish. Soft without being powdery. Though they are very different scents, this has the same *vibe* as L'eau d'Hiver to me. I already have a large decant on order!

    Miriam - Very unusual opening. Fizzy orange opening, like an orange-flavored sparkling water. Morphs into a woody rose-violet with vanilla. Vibrant yet powdery. Smooth as silk on my skin. Another good one!

    Climat - Well, you can't win 'em all. My winning streak ended with Climat. At times I can be ultra-sensitive to animalics & that's what happened here, even though it's not the vintage version. A strong civet & raspy herbal opening carried throughout the scent on me. Violet & lily of the valley are the most identifiable floral notes, but have no chance of surviving that grotesque opening combo. This one didn't work on me at all, & I don't think anyone else would appreciate being downwind in my vicinity. Just as in the case with Rive Gauche, my skin can turn some of the nicest scents into a vile concoction!

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    If the reaction to this Climat was that it's animalic, I wonder what would happen with vintage Joy or My Sin... (sooner or later we'll have you try Ferme tes yeux)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    If the reaction to this Climat was that it's animalic, I wonder what would happen with vintage Joy or My Sin... (sooner or later we'll have you try Ferme tes yeux)

    cacio
    I love vintage Joy, Cacio! Some fragrances just seem to choke me with their animalic notes & others are quite appealing. The dose doesn't seem to be the trigger. No way for me to predict which way a scent will go on my skin. Very odd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Genie Jeanie, so glad you are enjoying Antilope. I find it to be one of the most wearable fragrances in my wardrobe. Reminds me of vintage My Sin + chamomile, with less civet. Same "lotiony" floral heart, in which I detect clary sage and muguet. I would call the aldehydes anisic, there's definitely a tarragon vibe at the start. It lasts for ever on me, the creamy sandalwood infused drydown staying close to the skin hours later. A real case of "they don't make them like they used to" IMHO.
    Jujy54, I have been interested in Antilope since you and the others have been talking about it and the reviews I have read about it. It sounds like a vintage feminine scent that I could wear,so, I have found a vintage bottle on eBay. Now I just have to win it! Wish me luck!

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    Yes, good luck, southerngardens! Avoid the EdC.
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    Thanks , this bottle is PDT. Is that ok?
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    I'm a bit stuffy from allergies today, but have done my best to interpret a couple more. Tomorrow I'll be busy co-hosting a Superbowl party & I don't want to fall too far behind!! Hope to pass the samples on to Schilling by Tuesday.


    Nocturnes - Icy orange opening that becomes a dense floral. Tuberose is the most assertive note, but I can always pick this one out of a crowd. There is an unpleasant jumble of mid-notes, but the scent settles into a light & pleasant, though unremarkable floral. What I would consider a safe scent.

    L'Interdict - The pass sample is a vintage parfum & I own an EDT that was purchased @ 10yrs ago. Sniffing them side-by-side, I am hard pressed to find any common ground. The EDT has the vibrant opening of a big juicy peach. The scent progresses into heavy floral notes, the most evident being iris. I'm also picking up tuberose, a hint of almond, patchouli & woods. This version ends up as a beautiful, soft floral with about 5 hrs of longevity.
    The vintage parfum opens deep & rich, but lacking in the effervescent fruity top notes of my edt. It's difficult to pick out the individual notes, though there is a hint of rose & something very rooty. I was puzzled at Cacio's description of a paper note, but now it makes perfect sense. It turned very powdery & then poof, it was gone.
    I will add in a decant of the edt for anyone else who would like to compare the two.

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    PdT should be good. Here's a picture of my Weil collection. The Antilope on the far right, in the large Hexagonal bottle with the black cap is the EdC to be avoided. The PdT and the EdT in the bottles shown are fine, tho the EdT in this case is the older and better formulation. They are quite similar.
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    WOW that's some collection of Weil! Very Nice!
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    Thank you! The minis all became part of my Weil Then and Now sample pass, being mostly finished off by mumsy. Weil de Weil and Antilope are my two favorites. Weil de Weil is one of the swampiest greens ever.
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    Wow, great reading, Genie! Thanks a bunch for including your L'Interdit EDT! Genie has generously sent me a sample of it, too so we'll all be comparing! That's so very thoughtful of you!

    And you even found yourself one worth exploring more! L'Ame Soeur is beautifully made. It's not for me but it comes sooo close. I love everything about it except a wood note of some sort that just doesn't agree with me. Again though, this is not something I'd change as it does seem to keep it from becoming very powdery and certainly makes this scent something different in a category containing many similar scents. Divine makes incredibly lovely things, Genie-I should have thought to recommend you this house before. And I thought you'd like Miriam, very glad you did. I want that one to find lots of love! And Knize Two, goodness, I love it. I want some too. Spot on description from you, great work!

    Southerngardens, you just barely missed that Weil pass of jujy's, think it was right before you joined! What a shame, you'd have really enjoyed it. But you are catching up on the classics in no time, anyway. It was so challenging, difficult even- but SO MUCH FUN! One of the greatest learning experiences I've had here. I'm glad we got you interested in Antilope; I did in fact think of you when jujy offered to include it. I have a hunch you may love it. Think you'd like Zibeline too, if ever you get the chance to try some vintage. So, did that Antilope purchase go through? I'm so curious!
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    Hi PerfumedLady! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

    Sorry it's taking me forever & a day to complete the pass. Here's a few more impressions & I'll sniff the Chanels tomorrow AM & head to the PO. Your turn soon, Schilling!

    Etat Libre d'Orange Sex Pistols - I was expecting a weird one here. Uh...it is. The scent starts out with a strange jumble of strong notes, all in competition for dominance. The drydown is a salty lemon-pepper mixed with a smell of sweaty skin. (& it ain't mine!) Enough said.

    Iris Poudre - I had a sample of this at one time & enjoyed the opportunity to give it another test. This seems to be more of a floral bouquet than a defined iris scent, & is soft, though not particularly powdery. Rose & violet are also apparent as well as a bit of tuberose or magnolia. ( I still confuse the last two). Not overly sweet. Thumbs up for a pleasant all-occasion fragrance.

    Amouage Gold - When I was first introduced to Amouage, years ago, I passed on Gold. The huge crystal bottle was intimidating & the opulence just too intense for me to appreciate. I was, at the time, a victim of sticky sweet florals. My selection of Ubar was quite risque enough, thank you. Now, after experiencing many varied scents & changes in taste, I've just had the chance to try Gold again. And I love it!!
    This scent is quite the seductress! The bright green opening merges with jasmine & rose, and is completed by a thick, rich hug of incense & wood. A very potent scent that only requires a few drops to mesmerize for the evening & stick with you til dawn. Amouage Gold has finally won me over. Now I wish I could find that crystal decanter that I passed up years ago!!

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    I wish I detected the animalics in Sex Pistols - but no, the woody ambers smother everything for me. And vintage Amouage are indeed superbly rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    Wow, great reading, Genie! Thanks a bunch for including your L'Interdit EDT! Genie has generously sent me a sample of it, too so we'll all be comparing! That's so very thoughtful of you!

    And you even found yourself one worth exploring more! L'Ame Soeur is beautifully made. It's not for me but it comes sooo close. I love everything about it except a wood note of some sort that just doesn't agree with me. Again though, this is not something I'd change as it does seem to keep it from becoming very powdery and certainly makes this scent something different in a category containing many similar scents. Divine makes incredibly lovely things, Genie-I should have thought to recommend you this house before. And I thought you'd like Miriam, very glad you did. I want that one to find lots of love! And Knize Two, goodness, I love it. I want some too. Spot on description from you, great work!

    Southerngardens, you just barely missed that Weil pass of jujy's, think it was right before you joined! What a shame, you'd have really enjoyed it. But you are catching up on the classics in no time, anyway. It was so challenging, difficult even- but SO MUCH FUN! One of the greatest learning experiences I've had here. I'm glad we got you interested in Antilope; I did in fact think of you when jujy offered to include it. I have a hunch you may love it. Think you'd like Zibeline too, if ever you get the chance to try some vintage. So, did that Antilope purchase go through? I'm so curious!
    Hello PerfumedLady! By the skin of my teeth I won the Antilope PDT! I think I over payed for it, but I had to have it! I cannot wait to try it on and take in the aldehydes and let it develop into the beauty I understand it will.I may camp by the mailbox! LOL
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    Yes, YAY, southerngardens! I'm tempted to head your way and camp with you, I'm just dying to know if my hunch is right! I have a feeling you'll be perfectly happy with the money spent once you smell this baby. Worth it at any price, IMO. When your turn comes around, how about giving us a comparison of your bottle and jujy's sample? Only if you have the time, of course! Congratulations on your win!

    Oh, poor Genie, with the Sex Pistols! Maybe I'll be the only one in the group who likes it, lol! You are so funny, have to admit I love it when you're disgusted! Brings out your natural hilarity! You've given me such fun reading, dear friend; I knew you'd be a great sampler! Very interesting to me to note those (and there are many!) that you and I both really enjoy; will help me to recognize samples you should try as I come across them. More fun for us!

    Genie and everyone else- no worries about length of time with these! You actually haven't taken long at all, Genie. Everyone, please go at the speed that works for you. Cacio went fast because he can; this method works for him and he already knew many of these. Those of you who are unfamiliar with most of the samples will naturally need more time. If it were me, I'd want a week and a half-2 weeks with a pass this large. As long as you stay in communication with us, no one will be breathing down your necks telling you to hurry. We're all different and that's ok!
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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    Hello PerfumedLady! By the skin of my teeth I won the Antilope PDT! I think I over payed for it, but I had to have it! I cannot wait to try it on and take in the aldehydes and let it develop into the beauty I understand it will.I may camp by the mailbox! LOL
    Congratulations southerngardens on your win! Antilope is a thing of beauty, I know you will not regret it at all. I was tempted few times myself to get a bottle, and Kipling while at it. And for vintage you enjoy...there is no overpayment just the right price!!!

    I am glad that you liked Amouage Gold, Geanie Jeanie, I thought it was very beautiful. Though I am not sure from what vintage my sample was. And I agree with PerfumedLady your descriptions are hilarious, I am still giggling about drunk gardenia at the party.

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    Well, I'm finishing up on the final scents right now & packaging everything up for Schilling. My arms are covered in dabs of Chanel No 5. Ooh la la! Will take my notes through the drydown & post my thoughts in the AM.

    Don't expect any laughs tomorrow, PL & Whitefluffy! No disgust with these sniffs. Yummy stuff!

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    PerfumedLady, thanks ever for the kind words! Some how or another I became an accidental Weil maven and never looked back. My vintage Antilope EdT is a can't-do-without.
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    Well, I ended my testing with the Chanels last night & what a grand finale!! Now I can fully understand why people enjoy layering different versions of the same scent. It felt like I was in the middle of a "Symphony No 5"! This seems to be a very polarizing scent, but for me it was pure love. So much has already been written about this classic, that I prefer to just describe my thoughts on the differences in the versions, rather than dissect the notes in each. (My Momma didn't raise a fool! )

    Eau Premier - A more delicate, lemony & sweeter version of the classic scent. Very pretty & easy wear. Like it a lot!
    Edt - Very soft & clean, lots of sparkle, but the least amount of sillage & longevity.
    Edp - Noticeably smoother & richer than the edt. Smells of better quality. Prefer over the edt.
    Elixir- Very faint when first applied but the scent blooms with the heat of the skin. Softer than the edp, but without the sharp edge of the edt.
    Parfum extraits - Both of these extraits blew my mind! I've never tried an extrait before, but now I understand. These are the "top shelf" scents of the perfume world. The deepest, richest & most concentrated versions, with no off notes to distract or offend. While both are absolutely stunning, the 1950's version is in a class of its own. Smoothly animalic & a bit more powdery & floral. Both are food for the gods!!

    Thank you sooo much, PerfumedLady, for hosting this wonderful pass & allowing me to participate. I've learned a lot with these scents! I think I can safely identify aldehydes, (sparkly, effervescent, bright, zingy, etc...), extrait = , and I need to plant a money tree in the backyard to support my new appreciation of vintage!! Many thanks also to the other generous members who contributed from their own wardrobes to make our pass a success.

    Hopefully, Schilling will have the smellies for the weekend!

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    You did such a great job with the reviews Genie Jeanie! They were professional and funny! When my turn comes about, I won't be able to capture notes as you do, but I will just write down my best impression of each frag. Thanks so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    You did such a great job with the reviews Genie Jeanie! They were professional and funny! When my turn comes about, I won't be able to capture notes as you do, but I will just write down my best impression of each frag. Thanks so much!
    Absolutely agree! And I know it must have been hard to distinguish and not to get lost in the horde of Chanel N 5 iterations, but as always you did fun job! I am so happy for you that you got to experience the extraits, aren't they something else? I discovered that many times I really don't care for the extrait version and prefer EdP or EdT; but for complete Chanel N 5 experience, an extrait is an absolute must!

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    You did such a great job with the reviews Genie Jeanie! They were professional and funny! When my turn comes about, I won't be able to capture notes as you do, but I will just write down my best impression of each frag. Thanks so much!
    Thank you, Southerngardens! I'm certainly quite far from professional, but I've found that some occasional humor is a great distraction! I've seen some of your reviews & you have no worries, my friend. It's more important to have fun & learn than to be *correct* with passes!


    Whitefluffy, you are one fabulous lady for supplying that 1950's extrait! Oops...did I forget to mail that one out???

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    Lol, Genie! I've threatened to "forget" to stick in a sample so many times with our passes! Stinks having to send away a love, doesn't it?! Brilliant work on these and of course I especially loved reading about your No.5 experience! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it! Probably don't even need to mention it but No.5 is in fact my favorite of this group. I mean hands down, blow the others out of the water favorite (well, except Antilope, they're on the same pedestal to me)! But it is polarizing, as you mentioned. There are those who just don't like how it smells and we're always entitled to feel that way about any given perfume. But then there are those who hate it simply for being Chanel No.5 and they convince themselves that it's really marketing and the Chanel prestige that makes this sell. This annoys me to no end as those of us who love the smell know this is bunk. If it were bottled in say, one of those awful JPG flacons and given a generic label, I still could not live without it. And yes, extrait is something else! I agree with Whitefluffy, with No.5 it is necessary to at least try extrait. It's not the one I reach for most often but it's a bit like the difference between taking a scenery photo in regular mode and then seeing that same shot in panoramic. The extrait is the whole picture with this one, complete and pretty much perfect, IMO.

    Thank you so much for participating, Genie! I had a feeling you might like several of these! I loved reading each one of your insightful posts. I agree with the others, one would think that you've been doing these passes for years, not months! Sample passes work very well for you; your nose becomes more finely tuned with each one. It's been a joy to participate with you in these passes from the beginning and watch your (superfast!) progress. It absolutely made my heart flutter to read you think you'll know an aldehyde when you meet one now! I couldn't ask for more from this pass, thank you! Please come back when we do another of these!

    I would not be surprised at all if you find you're like Genie, southerngardens. And I'm the same, too- it seems the pressure of these passes (and probably a bit of fear of making asses ourselves!) propels some of us to do better than we thought possible! You'll see, it gets easier and easier. No judgments here and everyone is free to post what they like. If you have more questions than answers, you just ask them! The discussion is the main point, we can all learn from that. I know your posts will add much to the thread! In the end, it's the different styles of communicating and our odd topics of discussion that make sample pass threads as a whole such a great resource to have around here. Sort of like we're all stitching pieces of the same quilt with all of our different hands. The result will of course not be uniform-and we wouldn't want it to be!

    Jujy, you're more than welcome, I mean every word! Speaking of excellent resources- I bet your sample pass thread contains more Weil info than any other source around! What a gift to Basenotes that was!

    Wow, what a monster post, didn't even realize I was rattling on so much! This is what happens when I'm having fun!
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