Lazy weekend poll ~ open thread, Memorial Day weekend 2015

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Happy Memorial Day to those of you in the USA! And happy weekend to everyone else.

We’re celebrating with our usual open thread poll. Talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the fragrance you’re wishing you’d bought when you had the chance, or the one you wish you hadn’t bought.

Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…

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The freebiemeet, episode 4

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The freebiemeet is open! PLEASE read the instructions! For people who would like to chat in addition to, or instead of, giving and getting free stuff, there will be a poll along shortly.

If you have perfume-related items you’d like to give away (as opposed to swap for something else — our next swapmeet will be in October), and if you’re reasonably sure you can mail your items within the next month, feel free to list them below in the comments AFTER reading the instructions.

If you see something in the comments that you want, and if you already have a reader account here and have commented at least once (no new accounts today, sorry), you can call dibs AFTER reading the instructions.

I will leave the comments open until next Saturday…

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Cartier Eau de Cartier Vetiver Bleu ~ fragrance review

Eau de Cartier series

Eau de Cartier Vétiver Bleu is the latest of Cartier’s flankers to 2001’s Eau de Cartier. The original Eau de Cartier is a perfectly serviceable, well-made cologne (from perfumer Christine Nagel, by the way), the sort that everyone needs at least one of. I was tempted to buy it more than once, years ago, but eventually filled the category with other basic colognes I liked better (Eau de Guerlain, for instance). Cartier has done any number of likewise well-made flankers for Eau de Cartier, and I’ve been tempted by some of those as well, especially the recent Eau de Cartier Zeste de Soleil. If they did a coffret of 15 ml bottles of all of them, I would not be able to resist, but so far, no coffret.

The series is marketed as unisex, but the individual scents tend to skew one direction or the other…

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