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    I'm wearing Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene (2013) today. This is such a great gourmand ... warm, inviting and not TOO sweet. Just cozy and nice for a cold winter day.

    notes: Earl Grey tea, lemon, bergamot, honeycomb, tonka bean, caramel, vanilla, waffle cone
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    For some of you experienced snifters -- Help!

    What is a skin scent? Is it a scent you can only smell when you get your nose right up on your (or someone elses) skin?
    Betsy

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    Speaking for myself- I'm suspicious of this advertising jargon. Code for. 'Don't expect to smell much of anything'.
    Currently wearing: White Flowers by Creed

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    Great list, Betsy,

    when my nose unstuffs I'll have to join in!
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Thanks to our dear Schilling, I will be sampling a new-to-me Bond to be named later (:
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    The sample I'm wearing today I've worn only once before, so still fairly new to me...Jeke by Slumberhouse. I think it's an appropriate selection on this 20 degree morning in Texas. I look forward to that bonfire scent all day.

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    Today I am sampling Lonestar Memories by Tauer Perfumes. I just got it as a sample with an order that came in the mail yesterday, so it is a true blind sample. So far I am enjoying the soft powdery/smokey leather, and it really does make me think of my childhood (I grew up in Texas) and spending time with my my uncle. I'm very happy with this one!

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    Sampling Penhaligon's Opus 1870.

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    Synching with Elle L'aime Eau de Perfume by Lolita Lempicka.

    In my effort to not be a snob over the newer fragrances that are meant to appeal to younger fragranistas and to explore niche brands I never heard of I am determined to try new samples instead of wearing the same things over and over.

    I closed my eyes and went in a tote that contains all my samples. Out came Elle L'aime Eau de Perfume by Lolita Lempicka. Since I'm trying to try new things I went with it.

    I smell like a cross between an artificial flower scent and a fruit salad. I'm sure this smells lovely on someone else but on me it isn't working. Later today I think I'll take a shower and go pick another sample. In the meantime I'm home today and this will work for my grocery shopping trip and stop by the liquor store.
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    Penhaligon's - Zizonia
    From a new sample, from a new friend.
    ​Powder puff!
    Currently wearing: White Flowers by Creed

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    I like this one! Betsy I am having tech problems so I can't quote you, but yes, you correctly describe the meaning of skin scent as I understand it. It wears close to the skin with little or no projection, but it is there.

    So, samples. I love samples. I am trying Ormond Jayne Oris Noir, blind plucked this moment from my newly acquired Discovery set. First impressions are very good indeed.

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    Don't you love it when a sample works? I found Chloe Roses de Chloe that way and also Illuminum's Rose Oud. I never would have tried either one of these if I hasn't gotten the samples. Usually I try my samples just before I shower on case I don't like them. But then you find one that's wonderful on you and you just have to have a full bottle.

    By the way, my husband just told me I smell like a cantalope. Time to shower!
    Betsy

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    Thanks for an interesting thread, BetsyMezaros. I grab my long-avoided sample of Guerlain's Jicky, mindful that this is the current version, not vintage. First sniff from vial: strong citrus, then comes something else oddly pleasant. On paper: Well, it's definitely itself. A fresh, still pleasant and surely unique scent at the time. Not certain it's for me, but trying it on skin: I'm smelling the florals, now, maybe violets, possibly sandalwood in the base. Lots of other things. Perhaps amber. From Basenotes: Top: Lemon, Madndarin, Bergamot, Rosewood. Mid: Orris, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Vetiver. Base: Leather, Amber, Civet, Tonka, Incense.

    Not sandalwood, patchouli? Fragrantica says sandalwood is there. In any case, perfect time to open my new orris butter sample. Sniff. Yep, that's the odd note I couldn't identify and online they say it smells a bit like violets. It masked the jasmine for me, but now I smell it. This is an interesting perfume, but kind of "almost" great. Makes me want to sample the vintage.

    p.s. It gets better over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Speaking for myself- I'm suspicious of this advertising jargon. Code for. 'Don't expect to smell much of anything'.
    Ditto! If we didn't want to smell anything, we could save our money and just not buy scents. Perhaps it's really a money-making scam to water down perfumes and and still have us buy them. Kind of like the shampoo gimmick: wash, rinse, repeat.

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    Just went in my sample bag again blind and out comes Tom Ford Neroli Portofino. This is my first experience with Tom Ford. I think this is a well crafted unisex fragrance. I like it very much but not enough to purchase. Will just enjoy the sample when I need a change.
    Betsy

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    A sample which must have come with an order for the sync: Burberry Brit Sheer. This really is like a skin scent, nice but much lacking in sillage and longevity, so it will not offend anyone. Good for offices I guess, but too shy for me.

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    Joining late- had a headache earlier due to all the dust and winds we had today (very unusual) so no perfume until evening

    Grabbed something which turned out to be Nez A Nez Ambre a Sade.
    It's suede-ish in feel, but a little sweet for my taste in the top. Waiting for the drydown for a thumbs up or down.

    Love these syncs

    much later- thumbs down. good quality but notes are just offputting for me. strawberry jam note lasts through the whole development.
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    I'm wearing Hypnotic Poison today for the first time. I believe it is the extrait version ... Thank you kalli for the sample! It's sort of hard to believe that I've not sampled anything from the Hypnotic Poison line before, but I guess I never got around to it. I found it just ok, a little on the powder-y side but I received three separate and random compliments so it must wear well on me. Funny how that works sometimes ...
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    Second random sample is Tipsy Social Blah Blah (2012) by Brent Leonisio at smell bent.
    A little booze, a little cold ashes- absolutely unisex.
    Sync'in and Think'in in 2015!

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    Thank you, Betsy!

    I tried a sample i received from a purchase of La Vie Est Belle. Not impressed.

    I will stick to Lancome's Cuir de Lancome and Sagamore, and the old rose Tresor.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
    Currently wearing: Rose Ambre by Fragonard

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    Love that picture Kumquat.
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    house of Guerlain tomorrow! yeaaaaaaaah BABY
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    Guerlain 180 Ans de Création
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    Such a difficult choice this morning, but I chose to finish up my decant of L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme Pour Homme because I just bought a full bottle to replace it last night!


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    Ah, Guerlain is my most-worn house of all times. So many fantastic choices...

    Today, I decided to go for my samples instead of the well-known and much-worn bottles. Couldn't resist doubling the fun: in the morning I was enjoying Heritage and now I am wearing Habit Rouge. I am afraid Habit Rouge will have to go on my wish list...

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    I know this is an old chestnut for many of you but I only have a small miniature bottle and seldom wear it. Since today also starts the lunar/Chinese New Year I have selected Mitsouko.

    Betsy

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    In sync wearing ''Insolence'', from a sample given to me by a basenoter. (At the meet up in New Orleans, I got so many samples!)
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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
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    Guerlain-Sous les Vent
    ​Reminiscent of May wine. Hurry up, Spring!
    Currently wearing: White Flowers by Creed

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    Delighted to be in synch today "by accident", wearing
    Mon Précieux Nectar. Guerlain is my most frequently worn house.

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    Kumquat, funny, today it's suddenly full spring weather in Dallas, super warm!
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    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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