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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    So glad you're both enjoying it! It was a pleasure sharing it with you all first literally nobody else has smelled it yet.

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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Cindy Williams & me at Merz. First stop of the day. Mimosas & scones plus lots of fragrance lines I’ve never tried.
    They were very welcoming at Merz Apothecary. Highly recommended.



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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Boy, am I pooped. Sitting at Union Station, awaiting 8 p.m. train to Milwaukee.
    Will post pix as soon as I can from my camera (Sunday or Monday).
    Can't say enough nice things about Merz Apothecary and Anthony, but I will try when I'm at a proper keyboard.
    The greatest thing for me was all the hugging and laughter, seeing old friends again and looking into the eyes of people I've longed to meet.
    The gift of words Mike gave me before we parted have me crying with a smile right now, right here at gate B.
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    5 stars for a great event with great people. It was better than Cats the Musical.


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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Juxtapozbliss View Post
    It was better than Cats
    Bold claim, but the meetup was right there.

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    Sample swap




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    Quarry and matildaben at Merz



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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    That looks like so much fun!

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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Great photos and great turn out!

    It's Quarry's birthday tomorrow, so hopefully there's some celebration
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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    You guys look like you are having a blast.
    How do you know what a French whorehouse smells like?

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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I have one regret for today...even after sitting on a train an hour delayed this evening. I wish I spent more time spent with you all! I didn't buy or wear anything all day (except for Chanel Gabrielle and Gucci Bloom Acqua for wifey.) I did smell a ton of fragrances though and ended up buying Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree online tonight at Barney's...it stuck with me...citrus and hay. I wanted it and regretted not buying today for this weird spring/summer here in the midwest.

    There's not much out there like this community...these days. So tightly knit. I'm an introvert and if you asked me 10 years ago if I'd attended an event like today I'd say no chance. But meeting so many awesome people...I'm so happy I've changed. Putting faces to avatars and usernames was amazing! After seeing everyone in person I confirmed what I expected...several phenomenal members and just great people coming around for a common love of perfume. I hope all those that are staying have a safe and great weekend. I hope to see all of your faces again sooner than later.

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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I am not remotely tired. I’m more than up for another full day (I wish).

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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    How wonderful to see all of your happy smiling faces! Looks like a great time was had by all.
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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Great stuff - looking forward to seeing more

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    Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures-glad for you having such wonderful times, with memorable fragrances in great company

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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    It's so nice to see camaraderie amongst fellow perfume lovers. It makes all the posts and posters real. I hope you all enjoyed yourself!
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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Reminds me of the lovely Denver meetup we had last year! So much fun. Bavard, is that your GF next to you in the photo you posted?

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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Lovely-perfume lovers are the best and it’s always wonderful seeing them in their natural habitat.
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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

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    Reminds me of the lovely Denver meetup we had last year! So much fun. Bavard, is that your GF next to you in the photo you posted?
    That’s Kotori.

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    Great shot!

    I had such a great time with you guys!
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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Looks like you guys had had an AMAZING time! These photos look GREAT!
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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

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    Adorable! Such photogenic folks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    I am not remotely tired. I’m more than up for another full day (I wish).
    Me, too. Now it’s time for Chanel, Nordstrom, and maybe a bit more time at Sak’s and Merz!

    (I wish)

    Now it’s time to go hang out with our parents in the suburbs.
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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

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    Quarry and matildaben at Merz



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    Just lovely.
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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    Cindy Williams & me at Merz. First stop of the day. Mimosas & scones plus lots of fragrance lines I’ve never tried.
    They were very welcoming at Merz Apothecary. Highly recommended.



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    Such a great photo! So proud to be a BNer. Envious and happy for y'all.
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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I enjoyed meeting some of you yesterday. Thank you for the organizing efforts, David, and to all for the warm welcome.

    After Merz, I went to go fuel my other obsession, at Gethsemane Garden Center. I bought new jasmine, plumeria and citrus trees, and felt like I was keeping to the fragrance theme.

    I’m loving, “Little Song,” from Meo Fusciuni, that was included in the Merz sample pack. Lovely ginger and pepper, zesty fragrance. Love shopping at Merz, every time I have gone they were great. They stand back and let you sample in peace, but are there when you want them. Great place.

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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Whatta gang!

    Who is the bearded gentleman in the photo with Jux, Kotori and Bavard?

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    Default Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

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    I’m checked in, Room 605. It’s a cheap room so it has no view, but that’s fine. Will head down to the bar at 8:45.


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    Whatta gang!

    Who is the bearded gentleman in the photo with Jux, Kotori and Bavard?
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