Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 63
  1. #1
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

    Default Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    We're ready to begin our sample pass from this lovely house.

    The fragrances:
    Gourmandises
    Scarlett
    Osmanthus
    Taormine
    Oliban
    Ume
    Bois de Santal

    participants:

    1. FooDog
    2. kalli
    3. cello
    4. Schilling
    5. cacio


    Lisa
    Last edited by SaNielsen; 25th February 2013 at 01:12 AM.

  2. #2
    Basenotes Institution sjg3839's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    16,344

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

    Nice list.

  3. #3
    Super Member Schilling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    491

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

    SaNielsen,
    I'd love to get in line for this, maybe in the middle/end since I'm still wrapping the Aldehyde Pass. I'm not acquainted with any of her perfumes yet.
    I can send you some decanting supplies for the Bois de Santal, if you like, along with anything you'd like from the remnants of the PuPu Platter Pass that we did (Tauer Incense Rose, maybe?).
    Thanks, Schilling

  4. #4
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Wonderful! You know I would love a little of that Incense Rose to keep. It was so hard to pass it along to the next person! I did put in an order to Accessories For Fragrance this morning, so decanting supplies are coming. When they get here I can reopen my wardrobe for sampling, too. Lisa

    Quote Originally Posted by Schilling View Post
    I can send you some decanting supplies for the Bois de Santal, if you like, along with anything you'd like from the remnants of the PuPu Platter Pass that we did (Tauer Incense Rose, maybe?).
    Thanks, Schilling

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    11,602

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

    I haven't tried much of the line, so that sounds interesting. But, since I am monopolizing the pts, put me in as a backup.

    cacio

  6. #6
    Basenotes Institution

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    10,143

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

    Not interested in the pass itself -- KM has made just one fragrance that sits well on this skin to date and have tried them all in the pass -- but wanted to say THANKS for organizing it, there are many fans of KM's subtle "kitten paws" style.

  7. #7
    Super Member FooDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California, Bay Area
    Posts
    110

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

    Hi, Lisa. I'd be interested in participating, if that's ok. I've been a little intimidated by other sample passes...this sounds like a good "starter".
    "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."
    - Bruce Lee

  8. #8
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Welcome, FooDog! I just participated in two sample passes as a complete newbie, and everybody was so nice. Lisa

  9. #9
    Super Member Schilling's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    491

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

    How could anyone pass up kitten paws?

  10. #10
    Dependent southerngardens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Evans, Georgia
    Posts
    1,453
    Blog Entries
    2

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

    I have two sample passes of my own going on and the aldehydics pass coming up, so, would you put me on the last spot?

    Thanks Lisa for putting this pass together!


    southerngardens
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

  11. #11
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Schilling View Post
    How could anyone pass up kitten paws?
    I agree, what a lovely, apt description of these scents by Twolf.

    Welcome FooDog, Schilling and southerngardens. Lisa

  12. #12
    Basenotes Institution

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    10,143

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

    Not me, it was someone else's expression a few years ago. BTW, for those who wanted to know which one does work for me -- it is her sadly discontinued Mogador.

  13. #13
    PerfumedLady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Northeast Indiana
    Posts
    1,939

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SaNielsen View Post
    I just participated in two sample passes as a complete newbie, and everybody was so nice. Lisa
    And I've been meaning to tell you, you did a fantastic job! I really enjoyed your posts!

    Leave me off the list, I'm up to my eyeballs with samples and passes right now. Just wanted to thank you for hosting such an interesting pass- and to tell you how much I enjoy your presence here!
    The nose wants what it wants!
    Currently wearing: Sous Le Vent by Guerlain

  14. #14
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Thank you, PerfumedLady, you made my day! Lisa

  15. #15

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

    I haven't sniffed these, I've only sniffed one Keiko, wasn't a fan. Smelled like baby powder and I forget, something that didn't go with baby powder lol. I'd like to try these maybe. Thanks a lot!
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

  16. #16
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Hi, kalli -- I'm glad you'll be trying some more. I don't think any of the samples in the pass are baby-powdery, so you might find a favorite.

    In this pass I'm afraid you are all at the mercy of my sample choices -- I tend to shy away from roses, violets, patchouli, and sweet gourmands, though I bet Ms. Mecheri has a nice take on those.

    - - - Updated - - -

    bump -- still looking for more participants for the pass...anyone?

  17. #17
    Dependent southerngardens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Evans, Georgia
    Posts
    1,453
    Blog Entries
    2

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

    BUMP- Still have room for more samplers!
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

  18. #18
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Decanting supplies have arrived, so I'm about ready to start the pass. We still have room for more folks if anyone's interested.

    Lisa

  19. #19

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

    Hey SaNielsen, I would be up for some KM sampling. I have yet to find one that works, but I have not sniffed any of the ones you are offering except Ume. Would love to join in!

  20. #20
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Welcome, cello!

    I will be mailing the samples to FooDog very shortly to start the pass. Everyone is welcome to post their impressions (but no pressure). I don't have a good nose for notes, but I enjoy the sense-pictures that fragrances create. Kvetching and sass welcomed!

    Of the samples to go around, my favorites are Ume, Scarlet, and Bois de Santal.

    Ume has a very different tangy/sour vibe that I find appealing. It reminds me of a college roommate's snacking on salty preserved plums. This is not fresh fruit, but fruit wearing dark glasses.

    Scarlet is bright and brisk and happy. A nice wakeup call.

    Bois de Santal is my full bottle purchase. I have been craving sandalwood lately, and this is the gentlest, kindliest one I've come across. Some days call for no sharp edges or loudness. For me this is a comfy chair, soft cushions, and a cat on my lap. Lisa

  21. #21
    Dependent southerngardens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Evans, Georgia
    Posts
    1,453
    Blog Entries
    2

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

    Due to unforseen circumstances, I won't be able to participate in the sample pass. I am sorry!

    southerngardens
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

  22. #22
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    We'll miss you, Robbie..hope everything is ok.

  23. #23
    queen of the universe
    jujy54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Rustbeltistan on Erie
    Posts
    2,613

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

    Interested bystander on this one. I had the pleasure of sampling Loukhoum Parfum du Soir in a blind sniff. If it's any indication, this is a house that crafts with jewel-like delicacy. Sniffers, enjoy and report!
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

  24. #24
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Mailing to FooDog tomorrow. Sorry for the delay (work has been so busy). Lisa

  25. #25
    Super Member FooDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California, Bay Area
    Posts
    110

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

    Sample box received today! Very exciting. Like Hannukah in March.

    I popped open Bois de Santal and sprayed it on before I had even looked through all of the choices. I enjoy sandalwood, tonka and benzoin but have always had difficulty with rose, so I was curious about the combination of notes. I've always been enchanted by the idea of a rose-centered perfume but have not yet found one that works for me. Big florals tend to make me feel headachy.

    I really liked the initial spray, which felt fresher than I expected it to. Around 30 minutes in I was only smelling the rose, but now -- about an hour in -- I'm starting to smell the sandalwood again. It's very pleasant and light enough that it's not setting off my "too perfumey" response. It's different from what I usually wear, a nice easy-going expansion of my perfume horizons.

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

    - Stacey

    - - - Updated - - -

    Ok, I've got Scarlett on now. On my skin, it smells just like Tea for Two, minus the initial smoke. I don't get blood orange, musk or rose....just warm spices. I like it, as I like Tea for Two -- both feel warm and cozy to me, with a touch of the exotic.
    "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."
    - Bruce Lee

  26. #26
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Enjoying your impressions, FooDog. Now I'm going to have to try Tea For Two!

  27. #27

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

    Thanks for the sample impressions FooDog! Yes, Scarlett sounds interesting, as I like Tea for Two but find it too smokey for my taste. But I like the spices.

  28. #28
    Super Member FooDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    California, Bay Area
    Posts
    110

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

    I tried Ume this evening. I don't think this one is for me. I liked the tangy fruity aspect when I first applied it (the plum, I presume?), but that didn't last long on me. Now it just smells very floral (my as yet untrained nose isn't giving me anything more specific there - sorry), which has historically been a problematic genre for me. I'm glad I only sprayed on a tiny, cautious spritz or I'd probably be fighting a headache right now.

    Also, guys -- My apologies that I'm going through these a little slowly. I work in a hospital -- in close, direct contact with patients -- so I can't really experiment with unknown perfumes during my workday. Which means I'm limited to the evenings I'm home and the weekends I'm not on call. I didn't think about that when I signed up. If/when anyone's feeling restless, please let me know and I'll forward the samples whether or not I've gotten through the lot.

    - Stacey

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Thanks for the sample impressions FooDog! Yes, Scarlett sounds interesting, as I like Tea for Two but find it too smokey for my taste. But I like the spices.
    Well, then, this might be just perfect for you! I'll be curious to hear what you think when you try it.
    "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."
    - Bruce Lee

  29. #29
    Super Member SaNielsen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    405

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

    Please take your time with sampling, FooDog. I also work in a mandated "scent-free" workplace, though the customers often come in wearing perfume. Lisa

  30. #30

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

    Yes, FooDog, we have a small group, so please take your time! Completely understand, as I work in a hospital also I usually sample at night, and sometimes you just get busy. No hurry, and enjoy!

Similar Threads

  1. Keiko Mecheri BESPOKE
    By SoGent in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 6th July 2012, 03:53 PM
  2. Keiko Mecheri
    By The_love in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 4th September 2011, 08:29 PM
  3. Keiko Mecheri for UK?
    By Jellyfish in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd June 2010, 02:55 PM
  4. Any thoughts on the Keiko Mecheri sample program?
    By WinifredBanks in forum General Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 21st June 2009, 01:32 AM
  5. keiko mecheri
    By annickaddict in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 8th February 2008, 05:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000