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    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle
    Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. Proverbs 27:9 KJV

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Congrats Kumquat!

    lpp, is that a limited edition or how does o'Driu work?

    Last time I was on his page he only had Peety & Eva Kant for sale. I'd wondered where all the other stuff went.

    hedonist222, the classic line is still here: http://www.odriu.com/ecommerce/store.aspx

    lpp, congrats on the Lafro! What samples did you get?
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    yes, well done, kumquat.

    My parcel was opened by border control (why not customs & excise?) for some reason but survived unscathed.

    I haven't liked cumin before but the guy's a genius at blending his compositions and has managed to make it very classy - respect.
    It even has an msds sheet....

    Can't wait to check out the samples.
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    It's very special - somewhat overjoyed at present

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    It's very special - somewhat overjoyed at present
    He's brilliant at what he does -- I only wish some of them were a tad more accessible. I love Linfedele Haiku, Allegradonna, Lalfeogrigio, and quite like Leva, too.

    Congrats on the bottle!

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    Thank you - it was apparently the last one but there's some serious exploring to be done.....

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    "impromptu" purchase - l'artisan parfumeur al oudh and cdg black. so i ventured in liberty, went to the perfume counter with purely the intention of 'just looking'. they've just started today another 'spend £150 get £30 off'. so i thought, 'okay, why not' and started looking around. didn't see the l'artisan line so i've asked the SA. 'we killed the line" he said, "but we still have most bottles in the storage room, they've not been returned yet". that was the final push. so i snatched a bottle of al oudh, still in the old, gorgeous arabesque design and the black. plus two scratch cards (another marketing ploy) which gave me two aveda shampoos & conditioners (those are going to my wife). job done, everyone's happy.
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    1 oz Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson
    2 oz Myrurgia Flor de Blason

    for 6 dollars, total. haha.

    I have a valentines hift now for a close female friend. Plus a teddy bear.
    she likes clean edp and the victorias secret sprays. I hope she likes the gift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Check out my Valentines Day gift to myself.
    Very nice, you make an excellent Valentine Kumquat!
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    Xscent, I will do a proper review of that Caron asap!

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    I think you may like this one Danie
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    Alright Xscent, here's my thoughts on the Caron Belladogia. I've tried it a couple of times, mine is the EdC concentration. I suppose some of the top notes could easily be missing, but what I get is a very sweet, soft, soapy scent. There's a bit of something that reminds me of plastic, but it's not offensive. It makes me think of the smell of polyester, very retro. And hair dryers, the old vintage sort that had a plastic cap that you attached to a hose and place on top of the head. Wow, I've just dated myself!

    At any rate, I like it, but I find it requires a huge number of sprays to even be detected, nearing 20 at least. The first time I wore it, I paired it with L'Artisan Dzing and I really liked that combo. Both need a bit of amping to my mind and so they were a good complement to one another. Hope this little review satisfies.
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    Bought something I've wanted in my collection for a long time although I had never smelled it. A Soviet era Moscou Rouge (Red Moscow) by Novaya Zarya. It made it all the way from Russia with great packing and no stops at customs.

    I put some on and it is not bad at all but a little bit goes a long way. It has the depth of a classic vintage and like something else I have smelled but I don't know what. Weil? Arpege? My Sin? Chamade? What????? Must go on a hunt.

    All of you have and know about so many things I've never heard of. For years I only wore Shalimar with a brief change when I bought something new in a department store. Some of those department store purchases are very cherished now. And some are --- well - what was I thinking???? They are still classics that have been discontinued or re-formulated so I keep them all and once in awhile take them out and wear them.

    Now I force myself to try new things and try to pay attention when all of you buy something I never heard of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    Alright Xscent, here's my thoughts on the Caron Belladogia. I've tried it a couple of times, mine is the EdC concentration. I suppose some of the top notes could easily be missing, but what I get is a very sweet, soft, soapy scent. There's a bit of something that reminds me of plastic, but it's not offensive. It makes me think of the smell of polyester, very retro. And hair dryers, the old vintage sort that had a plastic cap that you attached to a hose and place on top of the head. Wow, I've just dated myself!

    At any rate, I like it, but I find it requires a huge number of sprays to even be detected, nearing 20 at least. The first time I wore it, I paired it with L'Artisan Dzing and I really liked that combo. Both need a bit of amping to my mind and so they were a good complement to one another. Hope this little review satisfies.
    Danie you're a doll. Mine's a EdC splash bottle. I'm not getting the plastic I do get carnation and rose. You may be right and it has lost some top notes or has started to turn. I'm a pretty generous splasher but it's not anywhere near equivalent to twenty sprays. Glad you found a good layering combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BetsyMeszaros View Post
    Bought something I've wanted in my collection for a long time although I had never smelled it. A Soviet era Moscou Rouge (Red Moscow) by Novaya Zarya. It made it all the way from Russia with great packing and no stops at customs.

    I put some on and it is not bad at all but a little bit goes a long way. It has the depth of a classic vintage and like something else I have smelled but I don't know what. Weil? Arpege? My Sin? Chamade? What????? Must go on a hunt.

    All of you have and know about so many things I've never heard of. For years I only wore Shalimar with a brief change when I bought something new in a department store. Some of those department store purchases are very cherished now. And some are --- well - what was I thinking???? They are still classics that have been discontinued or re-formulated so I keep them all and once in awhile take them out and wear them.

    Now I force myself to try new things and try to pay attention when all of you buy something I never heard of.
    Betsy, should you want to sniff some Weils, check my wardrobe and pm me. I'll whip you up some samples.
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    Pics!!!




    And a surprise gift from the wonderful O'driu.

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    Congrats ^^^
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    I was at a TJMaxx recently (pre-snowstorm that has the area shutdown -sheesh the infrastructure SO isn't set up for snow here .It's only a few inches and everything stops-so NOT like Washington State ) and I ended up leaving with a couple of Body Shop sets Atlas Mountain Rose (lot like the Morrocan)and Madagascan Vanilla Flower(Sort of Deep Red or Hypnotic Poison minus the bitter almond note) they were a steal at $5 a set.
    Got online and read a review on Bois de Jasmin and lemminged a half bottle of Moschino Couture! on ebay . The seller sent it Monday from MI so it -might--maybe-- be here today or tomorrow????
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookwyrmsmith View Post
    I was at a TJMaxx recently (pre-snowstorm that has the area shutdown -sheesh the infrastructure SO isn't set up for snow here .It's only a few inches and everything stops-so NOT like Washington State ) and I ended up leaving with a couple of Body Shop sets Atlas Mountain Rose (lot like the Morrocan)and Madagascan Vanilla Flower(Sort of Deep Red or Hypnotic Poison minus the bitter almond note) they were a steal at $5 a set.
    Got online and read a review on Bois de Jasmin and lemminged a half bottle of Moschino Couture! on ebay . The seller sent it Monday from MI so it -might--maybe-- be here today or tomorrow????
    I wore Moschino Couture! for a brief stint in college. I think it my New Years Eve 2005 SOTE if I remember correctly, hehe. My bottle is actually in my swap list in my wardrobe if anyone else wants it! Something in it reminds me of SJP Covet. There is a note, or accord, in both of those perfumes that I can NOT abide. Let me know what you think of it when you sniff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    Pics!!!




    And a surprise gift from the wonderful O'driu.

    Oh, very nice Xscent. Après L'Ondee is on my to buy list also. I am interested in trying Eva Kant now too, with all the interest here of late.

    I just picked up a bottle of Vintage Lanvin My Sin. I'm quite in love with the animatics here recently.
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    Thanks Hedonist and Danieq. Danie both are very different fragrances, knowing your love of LhB Après L'Ondee is worth sampling and also Eva Kant might be in line with your more gourmand inklings. 😊
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    hedonist, I have some serious fragrance envy over your bottles of L'Ombre Fauve and M! Well done!

    I bought a bunch of samples over the last several weeks, mostly in support of my search for a fragrance to take with me on my upcoming spa trip. I got 1ml samples of the following:
    • PG Cedre Sandaraque
    • PG Ilang Ivohibe
    • PG L'Eau de Circe
    • Diptyque Tam Dao EDP
    • CdG x Monocle Hinoki
    • Mazzolari Vetyver
    • Mazzolari Ambra
    • Mazzolari Alessandro
    • Costume National Scent Intense
    • Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
    • Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours
    • AbdesSalaam Attar Hindu Kush
    • AbdesSalaam Attar Broom
    • Heeley Coccobello


    …And 5ml decants of Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver, VC&A Bois d'Iris, and PG Bois Blond.

    My OH picked up a 50ml bottle of Montale Patchouli Leaves, the Kerosene sampler pack, and 100ml bottles of Kerosene Fields of Rubus and Kerosene Black Vines.

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    ExtremeK, the Parfumerie Generale line doesn't get talked about enough IMO. I need to do some rigid exploring.

    Have fun at the spa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    ExtremeK, the Parfumerie Generale line doesn't get talked about enough IMO. I need to do some rigid exploring.

    Have fun at the spa!
    Thanks, hedonist! And I couldn't agree with you more -- Parfumerie Generale seems to fly under the radar a bit, but, admittedly, you have to appreciate gourmands and sweeter fragrances to really enjoy this line, I think. I've not been impressed with PG's florals at all, other than Louanges, Psychotrope, and Un Crime Exotique. My favorites of the line are Cadjmere, Aomassai, Intrigant Patchouli, L'Ombre Fauve, Felanilla, Bois Blonds, Cuir d'Iris, Tonkamande, Iris Oriental, and Indochine. I still want to try Cuir Venenum and Querelle.

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    A valentine's gift from me to me. 1950's vintage Cuir de Russie extrait.



    ExtremeK I love the Naomi Goodsir fragrances, Bois d'Ascese especially. That smokey campfire opening from the Somali Incense is really unique.
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    Xscent, I've been impressed with both of the Naomi Goodsirs, but I need to spend more time with them. Plus I'm a bit star-struck by M, at the moment, so it's hard to even look at another leather Congrats on the CdR! That's a great way to treat yourself

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    Oh Xscent , how kind you are to yourself! Enjoy!

    I got a sample of Secretions Magnifique today......can I just say ewwwwww! It smells just like what everyone says! Be warned!
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    A replacement Bois des Iles decant and a decant of Iris Prima to sample. I have low expectations of the Iris Prima but we'll see (after all, iris perfume is like pizza: even when it's not the best, it's still good). Now that I say that I will probably love it, although I really haven't heard anyone get too excited about yet.
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    Vikt as the sample ran out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    Oh Xscent , how kind you are to yourself! Enjoy!

    I got a sample of Secretions Magnifique today......can I just say ewwwwww! It smells just like what everyone says! Be warned!
    Thanks Danie, I have no one to spoil but myself at the moment I'm not game to try SM.

    Lovely purchases ErinK and Ipp.
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    Thanks, Xscent - you too - are you enjoying Eva?

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