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    Default Today I Bought - December, 2013

    Today was my first visit to a well-known local merchant who carries a number of good perfumes. I spent two hours there and, with the help of an enthusiastic SA who managed to divine my tastes, came away with this haul and all the samples they had in the place. Must admit I returned home a bit trepidaciously, but my S.O.'s advice was to keep a bottle or two on my nightstand in case of waking to a spritzing emergency! Wish I could get a better photo, but to whit:

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    Acqua di Parma
    Colonia Intensa Oud, EdC Concentrée (bought it for him, but OMG!)

    Keiko Mecheri
    Mogador, EdP

    L'Artisan
    Dzongkha, EdT
    Timbuktu, EdT
    La Chasse aux Papillons, EdT
    Fou D'Absinthe, EdP

    Serge Lutens
    Le fille de Berlin, EdP

    Finally arrived in the mail:

    Caron
    Bellodgia, parfum (85% full--vintage?)

    I scored ALL the Diptyque samples, and also Sud Pacifique's, which I hadn't heard of, most of Juliette has a Gun, and some others. Heaven!

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    ScentFan, looks as if you filled your own stocking this December! Enjoy!
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    ScentFan how wonderful and a Caron to boot! What a glorious looking group. Congratulations.
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    Samples of Rose de Kandahar, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Cepes and Tuberose, Shiso & Goldmund.

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    Fate Woman yesterday.
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    I can say Ive tried all of them, but the one that I love the most of that excellent haul would be the Dzongkha. Its DEVINE
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    Congrats on the Fate, K. I know you really liked that one. I have yet to sniff it.
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    Fate Woman - Amouage



    Quote Originally Posted by ScentFan View Post
    Today was my first visit to a well-known local merchant who carries a number of good perfumes. I spent two hours there and, with the help of an enthusiastic SA who managed to divine my tastes, came away with this haul and all the samples they had in the place. Must admit I returned home a bit trepidaciously, but my S.O.'s advice was to keep a bottle or two on my nightstand in case of waking to a spritzing emergency! Wish I could get a better photo, but to whit:

    photo.jpg

    Acqua di Parma
    Colonia Intensa Oud, EdC Concentrée (bought it for him, but OMG!)

    Keiko Mecheri
    Mogador, EdP

    L'Artisan
    Dzongkha, EdT
    Timbuktu, EdT
    La Chasse aux Papillons, EdT
    Fou D'Absinthe, EdP

    Serge Lutens
    Le fille de Berlin, EdP

    Finally arrived in the mail:

    Caron
    Bellodgia, parfum (85% full--vintage?)

    I scored ALL the Diptyque samples, and also Sud Pacifique's, which I hadn't heard of, most of Juliette has a Gun, and some others. Heaven!
    Perfect acquisitions!

    I did some brief editing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Congrats on the Fate, K. I know you really liked that one. I have yet to sniff it.
    Thanks Kalli! You need to try it, I'll send you some when it comes. I'd like to hear what you think of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post

    Perfect acquisitions!

    I did some brief editing.
    Wow, thanks, hedonist222. Now the labels can be read.

    Quote Originally Posted by willyb View Post
    I can say Ive tried all of them, but the one that I love the most of that excellent haul would be the Dzongkha. Its DEVINE
    Absolutely! It's the only L'Artisan I got in a large size.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    ScentFan how wonderful and a Caron to boot! What a glorious looking group. Congratulations.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    ScentFan, looks as if you filled your own stocking this December! Enjoy!
    Yes! I'm that gal who all her life put others first. Not yesterday!

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    ScentFan, you're welcome.
    What'd you think of Seville a'Laube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    ScentFan, you're welcome.
    What'd you think of Seville a'Laube?
    I don't think they had that one! The name doesn't sound familiar. Congratulations on Fate Woman! I think I have a sample here somewhere, must try it. The only Amouage I own is Gold Woman.

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    Wow, Scentfan - you got all those at once? That is quite a haul, indeed. Enjoy!

    These little black and white gems were an anniversary gift from Tony, who very cleverly managed to keep the secret since his September trip to Japan.

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    Wow, some fantastic purchases so far!

    I have made.... Um... Some purchases this month. Today was a Shalimar gift set including Edt, travel spray and lotion.

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    Earlier this week I got L'Artisan Parfumeur L'Eau du Navigateur, 100 ml.
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    Congrats on your purchase Kiliwia!! Fate Woman was one of the best finds/purchases I had this year. Enjoy, and great taste BTW...it's absolutely gorgeous! ScentFan, please tell me about Mogador! I've almost done a blind buy a few times.

    My dear Fedex man brought me my coveted Neela Vermere Trayee today & I ordered Donna Karan Chaos.
    No more purchases this year. That's only a few weeks, right?

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    Indeed Genie, only a few weeks!. Lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kiliwia View Post
    Thanks Kalli! You need to try it, I'll send you some when it comes. I'd like to hear what you think of it.
    Only if I can send you something in return.
    Last edited by kalli; 5th December 2013 at 03:11 AM.
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    Nothing for me yet, but the month is still young and your hauls are inspiring. Who am I trying to kid? Very very nice, ladies!

    Mogador is about the only KM I can do. Shiseido White Rose is a LE for the Oriental Market(s) and I quite enjoyed it while trying a few years ago. And that Magnetic Untitled No.1 from another thread -- also very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genie Jeanie View Post
    ScentFan, please tell me about Mogador! I've almost done a blind buy a few times.

    My dear Fedex man brought me my coveted Neela Vermere Trayee today & I ordered Donna Karan Chaos.
    No more purchases this year. That's only a few weeks, right?
    Congrats on your purchases, Genie Jeanie. Must look them up. As for Mogador, I tried my hand at describing it and the others in this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372...-Haul-Re-Sniff. I found it stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    Earlier this week I got L'Artisan Parfumeur L'Eau du Navigateur, 100 ml.
    Don't remember trying that one, either. Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    Wow, some fantastic purchases so far!

    I have made.... Um... Some purchases this month. Today was a Shalimar gift set including Edt, travel spray and lotion.
    Sounds nice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Wow, Scentfan - you got all those at once? That is quite a haul, indeed. Enjoy!


    These little black and white gems were an anniversary gift from Tony, who very cleverly managed to keep the secret since his September trip to Japan.


    Thanks, Evangeline. Yes, all at once. Very thrilling. Didn't anticipate finding so many loves. I estimated my collection would grow to 50 bottles and I'm already halfway there. Congrats on yours. Don't know them yet, but I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Nothing for me yet, but the month is still young and your hauls are inspiring. Who am I trying to kid? Very very nice, ladies!

    Mogador is about the only KM I can do. Shiseido White Rose is a LE for the Oriental Market(s) and I quite enjoyed it while trying a few years ago. And that Magnetic Untitled No.1 from another thread -- also very impressive.
    Mogador took me by surprise. It's ultra terrific. So looking forward to Magnetic Untiled No. 1.
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    I bought the Mona di Orio Nombres d'Or discovery set last night. I know that I love her Vetyver and Vanille, looking forward to trying the others. Hurry up, post office!

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    I actually bought this in November, but it arrived today.

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    How do you all get the full size photos to post in your message?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    I actually bought this in November, but it arrived today.

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    How do you all get the full size photos to post in your message?
    Well, I have no idea regarding your question, but I must say that your house looks STUNNING! I love the colors and the wood accents and the doorway!

    Oh, and congrats on the SL too

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    Maybe more important than Une Rose is the autograph. Yes, I got to meet and talk to FREDERIC MALLE today at Barney's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagoista View Post
    Maybe more important than Une Rose is the autograph. Yes, I got to meet and talk to FREDERIC MALLE today at Barney's!

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    What a treat, the perfume and meeting Frederic Malle! Congratulations.
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    Thanks, Xscent. It was absolutely amazing getting to talk to him about fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Well, I have no idea regarding your question, but I must say that your house looks STUNNING! I love the colors and the wood accents and the doorway!

    Oh, and congrats on the SL too

    Well thank you Cello, I appreciate that. It's rather bold, full of color in the Mexican style as I'm a color freak. I find little need to actually decorate with so much color splashed everywhere which is good, since more decorating means more cleaning and we have lots o' dust in the desert!

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    The MdO Vanille arrived today. It ought to keep me busy for the next 10-20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    I actually bought this in November, but it arrived today.

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    How do you all get the full size photos to post in your message?
    Beautiful home.

    You're uploading the image to basenotes server which displays it like that.

    Others upload it to image hosting servers like Photobucket or iimageshack.us
    Then they link it here like this:

    [Img] the link here [/img]

    You should get a Photobucket account, this way you'll have access your images for sharing outside of BN.
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    After sniffing this one on and off for weeks in SpaceNK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagoista View Post
    Maybe more important than Une Rose is the autograph. Yes, I got to meet and talk to FREDERIC MALLE today at Barney's!

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    Congratulations Chicagoista! Very cool getting to visit with Frederic Malle. Congrats on the Une Rose too, very good choice.
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