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Mimi Froufrou April 27, 2006

I'll play. Count me in.

Dusan April 27, 2006

In hindsight, it's a good thing my phone was stolen 2 months ago (also an antique one), otherwise I wouldn't have bought m'self this fancy TV-display one. Only I hope it doesn't go HAL 9000 on me! My regards to the brilliant daughter #2 :-)

March April 27, 2006

V, wow, that number is a lot higher than I would have guessed.:o

March April 27, 2006

Whoops -- Pam, thanks for dropping by! Dang, I wish I could post responses after each comment, I keep meaning to ask the blog designer about that. (For all I know we can and I just don't know how.) The Mystery Vial, Part II: I was going to drop it in a package to Marina and ... it's gone again! =))

March April 27, 2006

Katie -- dang, I forgot to thank you!:(( It is *definitely* more RC; in fact, that was clearly written into the brief. RC smells nothing like Coke. The Gaiac -- I wasn't being coy; I can't think of what to say, which is unusual. \:d/ Let's try this: it has the sweetness of L'Artisan's Tea for Two; the richness of SL Chergui; yet it seems more linear to me. I am guessing (maybe wrongly?) this is what gaic wood smells like (like calling the fragrance "incense") so it's a one-note deal. But that one note .... maybe a cross between Chergui (but less sweet) and Armani Encens? I give up, that still sounds stupid and it doesn't capture it anyway.

March April 27, 2006

Dusan, and here I was thinking you were being EXCEEDINGLY clever by abandoning your post in the middle of the word "abandon" I have a fancy-pants cel phone now, having turned my 1998 model in a couple months ago after it died. (They said, wow!! - we've never seen one like this!) I hear this new one does all sorts of things but I use it to 1) make and 2) receive phone calls. #1 daughter thinks I am ... an idiot.:)) She did program some numbers into speed dial and change the ring tone...

March April 27, 2006

Sybil -- you are in for the drawing! The Cola is just a happy thing. BTW I hope you saw my apology to you yesterday on Patty's post -- we're so used to joshing each other, I was worried I'd offended you [email protected]};-

Katie April 27, 2006

Heh, I too thought that the cola was more RC than Coke, too! I know others may disagree, but I think there is a total taste difference between the two, and if I'm drinking full-on-sugar cola, I always pick RC instead. (I dunno, just tastes better to me than Coke or Pepsi.) I love that quote from AC. I think he's simply adorable. Love him to bits. The Gaiac sounds fantastic to me - thanks for the review. It's short though, so it's a little bit of a tease!

Dusan April 27, 2006

:d Come to think of it, it was kinda strange to think you'd give away something you liked so much DUH! Anyhows, I was trying to post the comment via cellphone but apparently it came out in pieces - THREE TIMES! So no, I wasn't having a stroke in installments b-( P.S. Can't wait for the review!!!

sybil April 26, 2006

Ok...please sign me up for the giveaway!! I tried the Cumming, and really liked it, but couldn't find the rubber either, not that I missed it. And the Aromarine Cola is so much fun, my #2 daughter has persuaded me to order it. And the Micallef Gaiac sounds like something I want to track down...

March April 26, 2006

Dusan, PS -- I haven't tried the summer version, but nothing in Marina's review (and the comments) made me think it's as good as the regular.

March April 26, 2006

Dusan, you crack me up. I should have been clearer, I'm going to include my review of the PH in the candy samples -- but no giveaway, the juice I'll be keeping for myself!8-|

Dusan April 26, 2006

Good Lord! Anyway, do you think I'd like the L'ete version? Hugs

Dusan April 26, 2006

M, wow, am so glad you loved L'Instant! Whoever gets it next week is a lucky man/woman! I'm going through my 125ml bottle with wild aban

Victoria April 26, 2006

I am laughing at "orange is the new black." Orange blossom as the main note is actually in about 15% of fragrances on the market. Yes, these are the kind of randoms things that float in my head...

Pam April 26, 2006

Stopping by to say hello and to say thanks for these reviews, March. The Cola sounds very interesting. I wore DSH's Deneuve dupe the other day; it always reminds me of something akin to Co-Cola with a green twist. Hey, if you or Marina ever figger out The Mystery Vial, let us know. I've been wanting to try Arpege Pour Homme for meself and haven't broken down yet. The "women's" Arpege is one of my HGs. Take care, all!~o)

March April 26, 2006

Melissa -- if you go to cummingthefragrance.com there is a hilariously weird video. The juice is actually quite wearable in that boyfriend-tee-shirt way. Yes, the name is a big part of the joke, which is why I thought the fragrance would be a joke. But it isn't.

March April 26, 2006

R, you're the one who turned me onto Cumming and made me watch that video until I wet myself laughing. I wish I knew more about the Micallef... P sent me the Rose Aoud, which is just not me. But the gaiac (which I am guessing is more or less the smell of the straight wood?) is wonderful. I can't find it listed for sale anywhere, though.

March April 26, 2006

Stella -- you're in, baby.:)>-

March April 26, 2006

Marina -- the gaiac is right up your alley. Their website is ... well ... kind of uninformative and it made me giggle. (Store in Dubai etc.) But P sells the Rose Aoud in her store, maybe she got the Gaiac sample with that bottle. I can't compare the smell to anything, but it's shivery good.

March April 26, 2006

Cait -- you and I, we love those anti-perfumes. We also love those Auntie Perfumes (got my straw hat today.) Teeth on a chicken is just sooo wrong. Probably breeding them that way so they can eat the downer cows without having to grind them into meal first...

March April 26, 2006

Dusan -- the Guerlain PH is AMAZING!:x I'm putting it in the Candy next week, thanks for the recommendation.^:)^

Melissa April 26, 2006

I have to agree about the Regina Harris line. I think the bottles are gorgeous, but that seems like an incredible price to pay for such a small amount of juice. Not only that, but if I'm going to shell out that kind of money, I want something REALLY unusual. CUMMING sounds interesting (rather "tongue-n-cheek") as well as the chestnut & vetiver. SURE WOULD LOVE THE SAMPLES!!!

Robin April 26, 2006

Cracking up at the great quote from AC & the vial on your dryer! And must get my hands on that Micallef...

Stella April 26, 2006

Oh yes, please sign me up for the giveaway!

Marina April 26, 2006

OMG, Gaiac sounds wonderful!!

cait April 26, 2006

Good Morning, I am intrigued by Cumming and the Micallef. Anti-Perfume tickles my wickle today. I'm not putting myself in the running for these, just wanted to poke in and tell ya what I think today. :d P.S., upon entering that emoticon I remember: didja know they actually did find (or breed) a chicken with teeth? OK, maybe I can win non sequitur of the day:d

Dusan April 26, 2006

M, if the mystery vial juice smells like a smoother, chocolatey twist on the men's Opium, then it must be the Arpege. Cinnamon anyone?

March April 26, 2006

P -- no, no, no, I thought the Rose Maroc was GREAT! I mean, the incense drydown was delicious and quite long-lasting. I just think that's a lot of dough for something that isn't perfume rocket science, but what do I know? Maybe her essential oils cost a fortune... that fancy minaret bottle it comes in probably isn't cheap, either. PS I will send you back the Micallefs, maybe they'll breed in your sample box.:d

March April 26, 2006

Emily, I think I'm going to send it to Marina. It smells like her sort of thing, maybe she can identify it. Thanks for stopping by!

Patty April 26, 2006

Yeah, that Gaiac is cool, isn't it? I intended to spend more time with that, but it got tossed in the bag to you too soon, but I liked it a lot. I like what Micallef did with the gaiacs and aouds. The Night Aoud wasn't my favorite, and I wouldn't buy a bottle, but I sure wouldn't turn one down if someone gave it to me. You are dissed my Rose Maroc. :( But you have given the recipe for recreating it, woo-hoo!!

Emily April 26, 2006

I giggled out loud at "The Unlabeled Vial I Found On Top of the Dryer"! I have a few of those around myself! :) Would love to be tossed in for the samples. Thanks!

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