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    Cool Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    FooDog, You're doing great! I enjoy reading your impressions and will pull them up when I get the pass for comparison. That's thoughtful of you to not smoke our your patients, too.

    I'm certainly in no rush and don't mind at all that you're taking your time. Some people can sniff, interpret and summarize so quickly (cacio, I'm talking to you), but that's an art/honed skill that I'm far from achieving, if ever.

    SaNielsen, I'm especially looking forward to Ume, and learning what fruit wearing dark glasses smells like.
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    We fell off the first page, so I'm just sending out a how-are-ya to FooDog.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Be careful with Ume, in my experience it differs from one batch to another. We also had it in one of the Blind Sniffs.

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    Let's give this another bump. How is it going FooDog? Looking forward to your continued impressions!

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Be careful with Ume, in my experience it differs from one batch to another.
    Is that how we lost FooDog? Ume is that dangerous?

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    No one is lost! FooDog is fine, just very busy. I've got to go back to the office tonight myself to do paperwork. Phooey!

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Hi, everyone! Sorry I've been AWOL. Yes, "busy" would be an understatement. I've been working overtime, hosting in-laws and parents, training for a karate tournament*, having my 11-yr wedding anniversary, and cooking/preparing for family gatherings for both Easter and Passover.

    As I told Lisa, I did manage to pull out the sample box and try a couple more over the last two weeks, but got so frantically busy I didn't even remember to pay attention to them until the scent was long gone. I was too distracted, couldn't tell you anything about them...how sad is that??

    So I'm thinking it's time to let someone else in on the fun. Kalli -- wanna PM me your address? I should be able to get to the post office after work one day this week.

    Thank you all for your patience and understanding! This was a great experience.

    - Stacey


    * The tournament was last weekend and it ROCKED -- I won two gold medals and my boys (6 yrs old and 8 yrs old) won a gold and silver each. Woo hoo!!!
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    Oh, honey, why don't you finish your sampling if you think you will have time!!! No hurries, and we all know how life gets in the way, as it should, of perfume stuff!! Keep them a while longer is my vote.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Oh, honey, why don't you finish your sampling if you think you will have time!!! No hurries, and we all know how life gets in the way, as it should, of perfume stuff!! Keep them a while longer is my vote.
    My vote, too. A karate-choppin' gold medal momma should be able sniff to her heart's desire. Take all the time you need FooDog.
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Awww....you guys are sweet. Ok, here goes...

    Gourmandises: I tried this one out a couple of nights ago, but didn't get to log on to report before bedtime. What I remember is that it smelled sweet/fruity and floral to me. Not at all what I would have expected from the title nor the description. "A different oriental gourmand". ??? Um, Ok. It was so different from what I was anticipating, that it was difficult to switch gears and just take it for what it is. It was pleasant but not particularly striking, and probably not something I would reach for, certainly not when in the mood for a gourmand.

    Taormine: I have this one on now. I don't see a description card for this one, but notes listed include petitgrain, bergamot, citron, bitter almond, "aromatic chord" (?), floral notes, leather. At first spray, it felt like a different generation of perfume, like something I would have found on my grandmother's vanity. Difficult for me to distinguish individual notes, but definitely not as fresh as I would have expected from some of the listed notes. Lotsa floral, mostly. Now -- around 15 minutes in -- it's settling down some and I'm starting to get the leather, which I quite like. Curiously, it's also smelling more modern to me now. Will be interesting to see how it develops further.

    To be continued ~
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    I now have a sample of Soussanne from KM's bespoke collection that I can add to the pass...was thinking to send it to kalli unless foodog wants to try this one also... Let me know. It's a fairly strong floral for KM. Lisa

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Lisa, I have a bottle of Attar de Roses & I'd be tickled pink to send a sample to Kalli for the pass. It's quite a stunner & is quickly moving up into my list of favorites. PM me your address & I'll send you a dab too!

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    Thanks guys. Would like to try those.
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Quote Originally Posted by SaNielsen View Post
    I now have a sample of Soussanne from KM's bespoke collection that I can add to the pass...was thinking to send it to kalli unless foodog wants to try this one also... Let me know. It's a fairly strong floral for KM. Lisa
    Hi -- Fine by me if you want to send it directly to kalli. I have plenty on my plate sample-wise, and strong florals aren't really my thing.
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    I can send you a sample of the Attar de Roses too, Foodog. I didn't mean to bump you out!! It really is gorgeous. PM me your address, OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genie Jeanie View Post
    I can send you a sample of the Attar de Roses too, Foodog. I didn't mean to bump you out!! It really is gorgeous. PM me your address, OK?
    Yes, ma'am. PM sent.
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    foodog, please skip me and send to cello, thanks!
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Oh, Kalli, are we losing you in the pass? Should I still send you the Soussanne or send that to cello?

    I'm getting the itch to do another Surrender to Chance order...Somebody stop me!

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    please send to cello, sorry. hugs.
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Extra Keiko sample (Soussanne) mailed to cello to add to the pass.

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    SaNielsen, you and me both on the STC sample orders. Crazy when I'm so slow with samples. I haven't finished the Oud ones I got, and have only made a dent of about 4 into the Ramon Monegal. I have been watching the other sample passes (like this one) and making notes. My wish list on STC is getting pretty long ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    foodog, please skip me and send to cello, thanks!
    Sure - no problem!

    Cello - Wanna PM me your mailing address?
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Dear Twolf has sent me more Keiko scents to try -- I am so grateful for the opportunity to expand my experience with this house. Thank you, Twolf!

    Yesterday I snuck on some Ume at work. We are supposed to be scent-free, so I only dabbed enough to snuffle my own wrist. But I'm not addicted, I can stop any time...

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    Hey guys, I have received the two "extras" to the pass. Will check them out tomorrow!

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Tried Attar de Roses this evening...very nice, definitely has more oomph that most of her other fragrances.

    It's not in the pass, but oooh I like Tangeri. It has one of the nicest, snuggliest dry-downs I've ever smelled, like baby scalp, completely comforting. Before that, a subtle vetiver blend of some sort. I think it would be devastating on a guy.

    Thank you, Genie Jeanie and Twolf for the samples!

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Hey, everyone. So I picked a helluva month to try to participate in my first sample pass. I had intended to send the samples along last week -- when I was supposed to have had my first weekdays off work in several months -- but due to a medical scare with my mom, had to fly out of town at a moment's notice and was away for most of the week. (My mom's ok. Well, we don't actually know yet what's going on with her -- she has to follow up with a neurologist -- but it was NOT a stroke, which was the most immediate concern.) (Whew.)

    Soooo....I just packed everything up and will be heading to the post office tomorrow morning. In appreciation of everyone's patience and understanding, I've added some other stuff to the box. Completely random assortment of samples + one mini. Please help yourselves if anything strikes your fancy. I hope you find something to enjoy.

    - Stacey
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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Stacey, it sounds like you've got your priorities straight. There's certainly no reason to feel bad or as if you needed to include any lagniappes, but you're very sweet to have done so.

    It's good to hear that your mom didn't suffer a stroke, and that you were able to get away to share your love with her and other family members. Best wishes to her and to you.

    (Side note: A couple years ago, a loved one woke up and while driving to work stopped knowing where he was going, what he was doing and how to call anyone. That stroke scare landed us in the hospital for 36 hours for an EEG, MRI, CT, PET scan, labs and observation. It ended with a $26,000 bill and a diagnosis of "Global Amnesia Event". Straight out of a soap opera. No one knows what causes it or whether it will happen again, and that was that. Apparently, the neurologist sees these on an almost-weekly basis. Not that rare for him, but very, very scary when you witness it in someone you love.)

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Quote Originally Posted by Schilling View Post

    (Side note: A couple years ago, a loved one woke up and while driving to work stopped knowing where he was going, what he was doing and how to call anyone. That stroke scare landed us in the hospital for 36 hours for an EEG, MRI, CT, PET scan, labs and observation. It ended with a $26,000 bill and a diagnosis of "Global Amnesia Event". Straight out of a soap opera. No one knows what causes it or whether it will happen again, and that was that. Apparently, the neurologist sees these on an almost-weekly basis. Not that rare for him, but very, very scary when you witness it in someone you love.)
    Wow!! That's pretty much exactly what happened with my mom. Thankfully, she wasn't driving at the time the amnesia hit. The ER doc's diagnosis was essentially the same: "TGA" (Transient Global Amnesia). Very bizarre. And, yes, very scary.

    Thank you for sharing, and for your well wishes.
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    I have received the box, and have started to explore the samples. I will get some impressions up soon!

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    Default Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    That's good news, cello. Looking forward to hearing what you think.

    I'm in the Amouage sample pass -- it could not be more different than this pass. Here's to trying new things! Lisa

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