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    Thank you SO MUCH for such a positive and generous "first trading" experience.
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    Do you still have 4 ml of Eau de Sud and 1+1.5 of Terre d'Hermes? I was interested in those.
    Plus, from your Heeley Verbena, will you decant into a smaller 3-5 ml container? I never tried it so I'm not sure I'll need the whole 10 ml. If this doesn't make sense to you, I understand and will pick something else.

    Thanks for letting me know.
  3. Do you still have a Art of Shaving Sandalwood sample?
  4. Thanks again for the samples Tim! Greatly appreciated!
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    Hey there Tim, it is very nice to hear from you. Well keep me posted in detail, I think you'll fall in love with at least some of those terrific scents. I don't know Cedar Sandarque, but I do LOVE a good dry cedar. Cheers, buddy.
    PS - I posted this in May but it just was on my page, here it is on your page. This tecchy stuff sometimes takes me a while
  6. Yes, vetiver in general does give me that vibe too, awayalonealong. A group of us on the female frag board have been sampling fragrances, a line of naturals, and most of them have that same grounding effect for me. I suppose it's the naturalness, or impression of naturalness, in these fragrances that put me in that mood. I also like MH Terre de Bois (I think it's called) for its earthy groundedness. You might like that one. I'm not as familiar with the Bois 1920 line, though I sampled Sushi Imperiale a while back, and also Agrumi Amari di Sicilia.
  7. Thanks much for the detailed info, foetidus. (Sorry I did not respond much much sooner: I simply did not realize that the messages were here.) I have reservations about L'Occitane's product and am delighted to learn that there are at least three others. It will be easy to try out the LV Yerbamate, Caswell-Massey, and Monsieur de Givenchy. The Molinard might take a little more effort. But, in my book, the search and discovery are quite part of the fun.
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    I haven't tried it, but Caswell-Massey - a US company - has Verbena that is well reviewed in Basenotes directory and it has a reasonable price. You can find it on Caswell-Massey's website. I intend to buy this blind this summer. I have used the auxillary products - verbena shower gel and talc for years but have never purchased the cologne.

    The only other totally verbena scent that I have reviewed is Jo Malone's Verbena of Provence. I thought it was magnificent but I have not found an adequate source for it and for a while am contenting myself with my rapidly diminishing Molinard Verveine and my soon to own C-M Verbena.

    Hope this helps.
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    The two regular fragrances that have a good but short-lived longevity are Monsieur de Givenchy and Yerbamate by Lorenzo Villoresi. With these the fragrnaces after the verbina in the opening, the accords move on to their own non verbena things.

    I've tested two verbena fragrances. The one I own is Verveine by Molinard, which is excellent, but the particular Verveine that I have is no longer for sale. There appears to be three verveines remining by Molinard: Verveine en Fleurs which is labeled for women and Eau de Verveine which is listed for men. I have not tried either one. In addition to these, Molinard's website shows one that is probably similar to the older one I own - I haven't found any place in the US that sells the French one, but you might order directly from MOlinard in France.

    more to come
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