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    Default Today I Bought— May 2014

    Actually bought in April:


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    Not today...but yesterday I picked up LM Perfumes Black Oud, Ambre Muscadin and Hard Leather samples from Osswald Parfumeries in NY. The people at Osswald are very helpful and friendly and I would highly recommend purchasing from them.
    Madhat Scents - My personal limited run artisan perfume project. NEW: Jour et la Nuit (17/18th Century Style Chypre - Oakmoss/Resins/Musk/Vintage Civet Tincture) / SantL (A Mysore Sandalwood reference fragrance...Mysore/Woods/Spice) / Limed - ONLY 7 Bottles Remaining (Lime/Sandalwood/Cedar/Ginger/Coconut Lactone

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    Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascèse, 50 ml.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    I decided on a whim , that I needed a summer scent, so I boight a 30 ml of Pure Poison

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    Bought the last days of April but arrived today, Amouage Homage Attar, 12 ml, so May's perfume budget is still intact!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma View Post
    Actually bought in April:

    Lovely presentation!!! Enjoy!

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    Thank you, Cello!

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    Puma, those look gorgeous! Enjoy!
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    These are what came in the mail the last couple of days

    Decants of :

    Guerlain Mon Precieux Nectere
    Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit
    Chanel Beige
    Partial of Chanel Coromondel
    Iris Silver Mist 30ml Travel Spray

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    Mimosa Pour Moi

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    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    Puma, those look gorgeous! Enjoy!
    Thank you, danieq!

    Your haul is nice, too. Enjoy!

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    Was gifted a bottle of Mozart.

    for swap/sale:





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    Samples of:
    Mazzolari Sofia,
    Mancera Roses&Chocolate,
    Acqua di Parma Acque Nobile Iris and Magnolia and Montale intense Café

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    (Big Breath In....) Please dear God let my husband not be looking over my shoulder, but here are my purchases for May (and yes, I do realize that we are only five days in)...

    Serge Lutens Fleurs D'Oranger, 10ml decant
    Serge Lutens Sarrasins, 10ml decant
    50mls of Coromandel in a Basenotes split (Hi Postumo...)

    Pending....a five piece sample set from MCDI and a 5ml share of a split on Bois des Iles pure parfum...
    Last edited by ClaireV; 6th May 2014 at 08:12 AM. Reason: The Lyric extrait split was cancelled, boo hoo...

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    Well, I have to report my sad news. I purchased a bottle of Guerlain Vega, NIB on EBAY and got scammed. An empty bottle arrived in a previously opened box with a broken seal on the box and the bottles. It's pretty clear that the seller is trying to pull something, she put insurance on it and everything. I am glad EBAY protects buyers, but I have no idea how long it takes to get one's $$ back. I think I'll try the boutique instead.
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    Oh so sorry, Dani - was it very different from the pics?
    At least you should be refunded in the end.

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    Yes, it was completely empty! It was advertised as brand new in unopened box. My bad though, as it wasn't a picture of the actual item, but an advertising picture, which I've read you should never purchase from. I sure hope I'll get refunded. As I've started going through the process, they are saying that because of the way I paid, I can't use the Ebay buyer protection program which is hugely annoying. Ugggg! I guess I needed a lesson. I sure am getting one.
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    Potion Royal Black

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    Default Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    Yes, it was completely empty! It was advertised as brand new in unopened box. My bad though, as it wasn't a picture of the actual item, but an advertising picture, which I've read you should never purchase from. I sure hope I'll get refunded. As I've started going through the process, they are saying that because of the way I paid, I can't use the Ebay buyer protection program which is hugely annoying. Ugggg! I guess I needed a lesson. I sure am getting one.
    Yikes, Danielle, I am so sorry. I hope you didn't shell out an enormous amount.

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    I ordered Chanel Allure Homme Sport, because I've smelled it on some guy in a bus (I told him I liked it and asked him what it was) and I absolutely loved it. Also I bought Grey Vetiver last month, based on recommendations of fellow basenoters and I like it a lot. Very fresh and crispy, I'm saving it for the hottest days of the upcoming summer


    edit: sorry ladies, I posted this in the wrong board lol
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    Default Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    Yes, it was completely empty! It was advertised as brand new in unopened box. My bad though, as it wasn't a picture of the actual item, but an advertising picture, which I've read you should never purchase from. I sure hope I'll get refunded. As I've started going through the process, they are saying that because of the way I paid, I can't use the Ebay buyer protection program which is hugely annoying. Ugggg! I guess I needed a lesson. I sure am getting one.
    How did you pay? Not with PayPal? Your credit card co. Should protect you.

    I saw that Nieman Marcus has Vega for sale.
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    I always get my Guerlain fragrances by calling Johnathan at the Guerlain boutique in the Bellagio in Vegas. He was a great host when the Basenotes meetup folks visited a couple of years back.

    This month I purchased a 50ml bottle of Ligea La Sirena by Carthusia at a local independent perfume shop, and also ordered some Carthusia 5ml decants from Surrender To Chance since they had them on sale.

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    In May I bought Keiko Mecheri Isles Lointaines and Lostmarc'h Aod, and I swore that I wasn't going to buy anything else. But then today I decided that I couldn't wait to smell Blackbird so I went to the House of Matriarch website and got the 3.3 mL mini, and while I was there I decided to also try Woo, and Forbidden.... Going to have to work on self-restraint.

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    Omgosh Danieq, that stinks. If you used Paypal or Ebay, you should get your money back. It depends, it could take up to thirty days I think, depending on the case and response, or lack thereof, from the seller.
    "One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs.

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    I love minis. These from the Miniature Perfume Shoppe:
    Ysatis, Silences, the esteemed Cabochard, and her less-esteemed sister (it seems) Cabotine.
    As usual, the Beast obliged for this photo (;
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    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Love your beast and the pic of course, jujy! Enjoy!

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    No-one will mistake me for an ascetic, larimar (;
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Today I bought Byredo La Tulipe for Mother's Day.

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    Halston Man Amber Gift Set

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    Puma those bottles look beautiful. Jujy I never tire of seeing the Beast! ClaireV hubby would want you to be happy and really he benefiting from having such lovely fragrance surround him. Danieq well done on securing Vega before it’s all but a discontinued memory.

    Back in the perfume confessional. So far in may May and I have bought L'Heure Fougueuse, La Treizième Heureand another is on it's way but until it's in my hands it doesn't count right?

    Also a big bottle of Rose 31.

    Hoping a spritz of each and a reading of The Guide should absolve me.
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    Alien Eau Extraordinaire and Dolce & Gabanna Dolce. Also a miniature of Miss Dior edt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xscent View Post
    [La Treizième Heure[/B]and another is on it's way but until it's in my hands it doesn't count right?
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    Absolutely, Xscent, you are right, it doesn't count until it's in your hands. Just like it is not real money when you pay with a credit card

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    I have wonderful news! My money is going to come back to me, just out $10 to ship the empty back to the seller! Yay! I was sweating it there, and yes, it felt a bit obscene, but it's taken care of now.

    Even better is that I also found this on Ebay from another seller and on the same day had purchased both. I actually got this one for $100 less than the first one! So $200! Um, yes please. I did also get the last one Neiman Marcus was offering because I really love this and didn't want to miss my chance! Too much spending but that will be the haul for this month.

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    Yesterday I picked up Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack. Hoping it's a good one!

    Madhat Scents - My personal limited run artisan perfume project. NEW: Jour et la Nuit (17/18th Century Style Chypre - Oakmoss/Resins/Musk/Vintage Civet Tincture) / SantL (A Mysore Sandalwood reference fragrance...Mysore/Woods/Spice) / Limed - ONLY 7 Bottles Remaining (Lime/Sandalwood/Cedar/Ginger/Coconut Lactone

    ***MadHat Samples now available at Surrender to Chance here.
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    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    Slumberhouse Norne Extrait

    Madhat Scents - My personal limited run artisan perfume project. NEW: Jour et la Nuit (17/18th Century Style Chypre - Oakmoss/Resins/Musk/Vintage Civet Tincture) / SantL (A Mysore Sandalwood reference fragrance...Mysore/Woods/Spice) / Limed - ONLY 7 Bottles Remaining (Lime/Sandalwood/Cedar/Ginger/Coconut Lactone

    ***MadHat Samples now available at Surrender to Chance here.
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    SALES THREAD SSS Incense Pure / Slumberhouse & More...

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    Jovan Secret Amber

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    Creed jasmine Imperatrice Eugenie.. for my other half

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    Glad to hear you got your money back, danieq.

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    Is this the vintage version or the newer one? I have no idea what version is, but it smells absolutely amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaveLL View Post
    Is this the vintage version or the newer one? I have no idea what version is, but it smells absolutely amazing!
    Good for you! Vintage juice.

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    Thank you for your reply, kumquat!

    There's a code on the bottom of the bottle, but it seems that checkcosmetic doesn't recognize it. I was curious what year is from, but knowing that this is vintage is also a great information!

    Also got this: miniature of Derby. I can't wait to try it!

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    Frédéric Malle Une Fleur de Cassie, 50 ml.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    Frédéric Malle Une Fleur de Cassie, 50 ml.
    Oh, Furriner, you lucky sod you! One of the best ever! Enjoy.

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    A 93ml refill of Vol de Nuit EDT for 75 euros in a Mother's Day sale. I couldn't resist.
    Two 10ml decants of Chanel No. 18
    10ml decant of Jubiliation 25 extrait.
    50ml tester of Mitsouko EDT, vintage (with oakmoss)

    That is in addition to the stuff I posted before.....I'm done for this month, I swear.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by PaveLL View Post
    Thank you for your reply, kumquat!

    There's a code on the bottom of the bottle, but it seems that checkcosmetic doesn't recognize it. I was curious what year is from, but knowing that this is vintage is also a great information!

    Also got this: miniature of Derby. I can't wait to try it!

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    Your bottle doesn't have the little squares on either side of the type as on the new bottle so it looks like vintage. Congrats on the Derby. That should be yummy, too!

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    Won a partial vintage bottle of Jicky extrait for $66. Seller said it was previously sealed until recently and was out of sunlight. Seller did say it still smells great so I'm excited to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev320 View Post
    Won a partial vintage bottle of Jicky extrait for $66. Seller said it was previously sealed until recently and was out of sunlight. Seller did say it still smells great so I'm excited to get it.

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    Rev, wow! That is an amazing score! No wonder you are excited, I would be too!

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    On a whim, I looked for the Leather variant of Angel on Amazon, and found 1.7oz for $35!

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    Serge Lutens L'Eau Froide, 100 ml.
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    I don't see any FB purchases in the near future, so I will share my latest decant buy: Ombre Indigo from Olfactive Studio. It should be here any day and I'm really excited to give it a try. Based on a photograph, Ombre Indigo is the scent of shadows.
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    Finally got round to snapping a pic of April’s vintage haul and also here to report I’ve ordered a set of Sammarco samples today.

    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    L - Lolita Lempicka (x 2 as I heard it has been discontinued and I panicked!)
    Shalimar ode de Vanille Mexique - Guerlain
    Flower le Parfum (red bottle) - Kenzo
    White Musk Libertine - The Body Shop

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    I finally placed an order for Amouage Fate Man 100ml. I now own the whole men's line from Amouage besides the new Journey.
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    Just ordered some more Madini oils & samples and ​Vintage Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum!

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    OK this shouldn't really count, but last week I received my three 3.3 mL testers from House of Matriarch and then later I read that someone else purchased a 3.3 mL Blackbird and received samples in the package. I wasn't expecting samples with my purchase but I was a little disappointed after I read that since I didn't get any. Today I checked inside the packaging and sure enough, there was a 3.3 mL vial of Coco Blanc that I hadn't even noticed. I had saved the nice bubble-wrap envelope to wrap a few bottles in for my vacation next week, otherwise I would have already thrown it away. Another lucky discovery thanks to reading posts on BN!

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    Yesterday I received the bottle of Lanvin Scandal I bought on ebay. The stopper is stuck but I can smell the leather around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Just ordered some more Madini oils & samples and ​Vintage Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum!
    Congratulations on the vintage Cuir de Russie, it's gorgeous.
    We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ~Kahlil Gibran

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    Took advantage of the Surrender to Chance coupon and ordered a few decants and samples that I have been meaning to do.

    Etat Libre d'Orange Tom of Finland 5 ml decant
    The Different Company de Bachmakov 3 ml decant
    Puredistance M sample
    Neela Vermeire Trayee 2 ml sample
    LM Parfums Hard Leather sample

    These samples may be a little "much" for me, but I have been interested in them for a while now. The decants I already am familiar with.

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