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  • Potentially Popular SSanta gift this year...

    Such a coinkydental world, yes?

    Love, love, love Demeter fragrances & was browsing to see what new scrumptious concoction I simply *must* have...

    And what to my wondering eyes should appear? (stay with me here).


    I laughed.

    If you're not familiar with Demeter, these fragrances are 90% spot on amazingly true to the scent of the title object. (FYI: do *not* wear the "Gin & Tonic" lotion to the office).

    They have yet to release a "Warm Horse Breath on a Cold Morning" scent...Though I noticed they've added "Sawdust".

    To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. - GK Chesterton


    • Rev, that's pretty cool! Execpt in all honesty, I wouldn't want to actually smell like crayons....I just want to use them!

      Did anyone notice "dirt"? Why, why why??


      • Originally posted by talkofthetown View Post
        I said this once before, but I think it slipped under the radar....H-L wanted pink, I'll share!
        Ah...but that was before we started doubling-up on colors. She chose a new color (red-violet, or maybe it was violet-red)....

        Originally posted by Pony Person View Post
        Erin, can I be lime green? Pretty please?
        I would say, "Yes" except that in the box of 64 there is no lime green. Sorry!

        Originally posted by LearnToFly View Post
        Does anybody have claims on Razzmatazz yet???
        Nope - not in the box of 64.

        Originally posted by Aimee Thanatogenus View Post
        Sorry, she's mine!

        Glad you checked in BA! Raising a glass of chardonnay in your honor, this thread is a work of art!
        Ah...you missed the post where I said we're going to have to play nice and start sharing our colors because we ran out!!!
        Dodon Farm Training Center - on Facebook


        • ToT. I'm with you--nor would I want to smell like vinyl car seats (another newer one I notced). But I suppose it's got great memory associations for somebody out there (shrug).

          Ah, but "Dirt" is one of the all time classics. No joke!! Mmmmnnn. It smells like...well, it's like...errr. Okay. Like when your garden bed is already tilled up nice and loamy. And it's sun-warmed, releasing that clean (yeah yeah..I know), rich toasty aroma. And it lingers on your hands and knees all afternoon. And each time it wafts up across your nose, you feel warm and alive all over again as though you were still outside turning over soil and breathing in garden air.

          Besides, should someone wind up with the CTL for SS this year (hey, it could happen), what could be more fitting a gift than this one?
          To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. - GK Chesterton


          • GEEK INTERLUDE

            "Crayola" is one of the most, if not THE most, recognized scents in the United States.

            Most people can identify blindfolded.

            carry on

            hoopoe ( flesh / peach)

            PS I love the smell of lumberyards, perhaps sawdust is my choice.
            -- * > hoopoe
            Procrastinate NOW
            Introverted Since 1957


            • I ran across the crayon fragrance in a store around here not so long ago. I expected it to be really gross smelling but it wasnt. I mean I wouldnt wear it but maybe a teacher or someone who works with kids would. The lady at the store said they sell a fair amount of it (my guess would be mostly as gag gifts but who really knows).

              And just so we are staying on the up and up...

              I wonder how BA's arena is coming. What type of footing do you think she will use? And I wonder how her new horses in training are coming?
              There are stars in the Southern sky and if ever you decide you should go there is a taste of time sweetened honey.


              • I'm sorry, what exactly IS razzmatazz?

                And vinyl, maybe like a uh, backseat?


                • Came by to officially request Wild Blue Yonder and Tumbleweed (or is that greedy?). I want in the club!
                  My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

                  Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives


                  • Originally posted by Erin Petersen View Post
                    I would say, "Yes" except that in the box of 64 there is no lime green. Sorry!
                    Horsey Stick Art clique
                    Crayolaposse~ SparklyLime
                    PPP Grand-Poobah


                    • Well, heck, there USED to be! Things were so much better when I was a kid!


                      • Originally posted by talkofthetown View Post
                        I'm sorry, what exactly IS razzmatazz?
                        The only Razzmatazz I know of is a yummy raspberry liqueur. So I'm guessing it's a raspberry type of color.
                        Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.


                        • Originally posted by arabhorse2 View Post
                          The only Razzmatazz I know of is a yummy raspberry liqueur. So I'm guessing it's a raspberry type of color.
                          If I remember correctly, it's a sparkley-raspberry color, so you're right.
                          Horsey Stick Art clique
                          Crayolaposse~ SparklyLime
                          PPP Grand-Poobah


                          • Originally posted by Erin Petersen View Post
                            It's all yours!! Note for those of you picking colors not in the original 64 - we'll start doubling-up on colors now, so please visit the list on page 13 to see what color you'd like (rather than me adding new colors to the list....).

                            List: http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum...18#post3350918
                            Hi Erin--

                            Since Midnight Blue is Prussian Blue--could I share in that one please??? (it reminds me of my horse

                            Unashamed Member of the Dressage Arab Clique
                            CRAYOLA POSSE= Thistle


                            • Originally posted by Aimee Thanatogenus View Post
                              Sorry, she's mine!

                              Glad you checked in BA! Raising a glass of chardonnay in your honor, this thread is a work of art!
                              Sorry, I thought we were doubling up colors!

                              I can always make one up if that's allowed.


                              • Sharing

                                Originally posted by *jumper* View Post
                                Sorry, I thought we were doubling up colors!

                                I can always make one up if that's allowed.
                                If everone will share, we can double up on colors. Wish we could make them up. Choose one and share. I'll share burnt sienna with you.
                                My WB was inspired and wanted "manure stain brown" but apparently crayola is unreasonable and won't produce a color that would be so popular.


                                • Those Crayola peeps are so selfish.

                                  I want to special order a "buckskin", a "water trough blue" and an "orchard grass."
                                  My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan

                                  Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives


                                  • sigh!

                                    Originally posted by asb_own_me View Post
                                    I have to thank CloudyandCallie for the inspiration, from her "manure stain brown" - I will bravely take the unwanted new color "Urine Stain Yellow"

                                    What a great way to pass the time in a hotel room on a Sunday night. Better than paying $13 for "Made of Honor" or "Baby Mama"!

                                    Erin says we must stick to the colors in the box of 64, and for some dumb reason, your color and my WBs choices are not included. Crayola is missing out on big volume sales for those of us coloring horses as opposed to coloring with guys.
                                    So I picked burnt sienna, kinda looks like manure (not on grass) so you may share with me if you wish, or pick a yellow shade on page 13 closest to whiz.
                                    And we are all sharing colors now.


                                    • Consider me to be "coloring outside the lines". :P

                                      To maintain the official Crayola support roster in its correct original 64-color state, I would like to share MAIZE.


                                      • Bummer crayola doesn't use horsey colors. There are so many options!

                                        Like gray-green pony (manure stains...)
                                        Mahogany Bay
                                        Oakbark, Newmarket (heck they'd have all the shades of brown covered if they used tack colors!)
                                        Chrome (aka white)
                                        Grulla (that would be like the mystery color in the box.)
                                        George Morris Rust (after those infamous breeches!)
                                        Liverpool Blue


                                        • I will be glad to share my orange-yellow with someone! Isn't that what they taught us in kindergarten? If everyone shares, then everyone is happy!
                                          Crayola posse~ orange yellow, official pilot
                                          Proud owner of "High Flight" & "Shorty"