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Thread started 06/01/07 11:34am

serpan99

Fans line up outside Macy's for the 'Ultimate Prince Xperience'

Fans line up outside Macy's for the 'Ultimate Prince Xperience'
BY ROSS RAIHALA
Pioneer Press
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Thanks to a stage towel she snagged during one of Prince's Las Vegas shows this winter - which she now keeps preserved in a Ziploc bag - Julie Lyons of Blaine has a pretty good idea of how Prince smells when he's performing.

So how does the Purple One's new 3121 fragrance compare?

"It's not exactly the same, but it's close," Lyons said. "I do like it, and I'll definitely wear it. I don't want to have to start washing my sheets in it - but I might."

Lyons was first in line this morning at Macy's in downtown Minneapolis to purchase what's been dubbed the "Ultimate Prince Xperience." It includes a custom T-shirt, two bottles of 3121 perfume and a ticket to Prince's July 7 Target Center show. But what drove Lyons and hundreds of other fans to line up downtown was the final part of the package, a ticket to see an exclusive Prince show for 1,400 on Macy's eighth floor a few hours before the Target Center gig.
The package went on sale at 10 a.m. today and the only place to purchase it was in person at Macy's. Lyons showed up at 6 a.m. Thursday to secure her place in line with two fellow fans who flew into town for the chance to pick up tickets, Kim Simpson of Detroit and Eleanor Garcia from Oakland, Calif. Combined, the trio have seen Prince perform hundreds of times.

"It's been great, like a family reunion," said Simpson, whose perky attitude masked the fact that she'd spent the past 27-some hours camped out on a sidewalk.

We offered fans waiting in line a sample spritz of 3121 to gauge their reaction to the scent, which will go on sale to the general public on July 7. Publicity materials describe it as a blend of about a dozen distinct fragrances including bergamot, jasmine, gardenia and patchouli.
"It starts out floral," said Garcia. "I like it once it settles in and gets a little more spicy."

Floral was the most common description among those who sampled 3121, which is marketed toward women.

"It's really refreshing," said 25-year-old Marie Walter from Minneapolis. "But I want the total effect. I want to see him, smell him and hear him. I want him to sweat on me."
North Carolina's Barbara Leonard echoed that sentiment: "Yes, yes, yes. It captures home for me, and when I say home, I mean Paisley Park. It's like heaven on earth."

Not everyone was quite as enthusiastic.

Darin Rowles of Minneapolis wrinkled his nose after taking a whiff. "It seems a little busy," he said. "And it should not be worn by a man. But, then again, I have been up all night."

His friend Carrie Simi, a moderator on the popular fan Web site Prince.org, was equally reserved. "I was expecting something a little more subtle," she said. "I think my mom will like it, though."

Heather Carlson of Independence and Mary Tereick of Lino Lakes said they figured it would be a little more exotic, spicy and sensual.

"Flowers," said Carlson, while sniffing her wrist. "No, orchids. That's it, orchids."

Tereick took a whiff and concluded it's a good summer scent.

But will they wear it?

"I would wear it because it's from Prince," Carlson said. "If you love Prince, you'll wear it."






Also....2 different news reports on the people waiting in line...click these wink

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo....ollbars=no

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Reply #1 posted 06/01/07 11:49am

serpan99

Get me such a poster/display and I'll make u VERY HAPPY!!!!! eek cool

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Reply #2 posted 06/01/07 11:49am

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Wow! one of our own Mod's has been quoted! too cool!
That's an ummmm interesting bunch, in those pics. omg
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Reply #3 posted 06/01/07 11:56am

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serpan99 said:


Darin Rowles of Minneapolis wrinkled his nose after taking a whiff. "It seems a little busy," he said. "And it should not be worn by a man. But, then again, I have been up all night."

His friend Carrie Simi, a moderator on the popular fan Web site Prince.org, was equally reserved. "I was expecting something a little more subtle," she said. "I think my mom will like it, though."





woot!
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Reply #4 posted 06/01/07 11:59am

datdude

i thought that was cool too for them to site the org. NOW we're gonna get bumrushed.
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Reply #5 posted 06/01/07 12:03pm

JENJEN

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serpan99 said:

Get me such a poster/display and I'll make u VERY HAPPY!!!!! eek cool



I'm with you I want the poster too!!!
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Reply #6 posted 06/01/07 12:03pm

JediTodd

Carrie and Darin on WCCO!!! cool

http://wcco.com/video/?id...ayport.com
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Reply #7 posted 06/01/07 12:04pm

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JediTodd said:

Carrie and Darin on WCCO!!! cool

http://wcco.com/video/?id...ayport.com



woot!
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Reply #8 posted 06/01/07 12:11pm

WillyWonka

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Reply #9 posted 06/01/07 12:12pm

hokie1

Is this perfume going to be sold at all Macy's across the country? If so I may have to make a trip to my local Macy's and check it out. Maybe see if I can talk my friend into letting me have one of those gorgeous posters. If I get that, I'll never leave my house. lol
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Reply #10 posted 06/01/07 12:25pm

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Macy's is selling tickets by phone now too. They're calling the waiting list, but if you call the hotline, maybe you'll get hooked up too!
Studies have shown the ass crack of the average Prince fan to be abnormally large. This explains the ease and frequency of their panties bunching up in it.
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Reply #11 posted 06/01/07 12:37pm

serpan99

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Oh wow...thx 4 that, look who's famous now...my dear friend Katt!! biggrin

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Reply #12 posted 06/01/07 1:06pm

rbrpm

Okay i'll try it can'y b all bad! lol
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Reply #13 posted 06/01/07 1:15pm

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Doesn't sound like it smells that great lol
I find it interesting why someone who smells as heavanly as Prince creates perfumes which most people don't seem to like. He of all people should know what a good perfume is.
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Reply #14 posted 06/01/07 1:24pm

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serpan99 said:

Get me such a poster/display and I'll make u VERY HAPPY!!!!! eek cool



I am already tryin' to figure out how the heck my husband would feel about that poster in our room?? hmmm
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Reply #15 posted 06/01/07 1:27pm

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i WANT THAT POSTER!!! it lookslike he wants to whisper something in your ear..... mmmmm.giggle I WANT THAT POSTER!!
"So shall it be written, so shall it be sung..." whistle
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Reply #16 posted 06/01/07 1:29pm

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they were giving away free samples of the 3121 perfume
I AM LOOKING FOR USED PRINCE CONCERT TICKETS ... https://www.facebook.com/...erttickets
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Reply #17 posted 06/01/07 1:31pm

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tznekbsbfrvr said:

i WANT THAT POSTER!!! it lookslike he wants to whisper something in your ear..... mmmmm.giggle I WANT THAT POSTER!!


his lips look soo soft!
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Reply #18 posted 06/01/07 1:35pm

hokie1

xenophobia2002 said:

they were giving away free samples of the 3121 perfume



So...how does it smell?
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Reply #19 posted 06/01/07 1:38pm

serpan99

hokie1 said:

xenophobia2002 said:

they were giving away free samples of the 3121 perfume



So...how does it smell?


u didn't really read what I posted at the start of the thread huh...rolleyes
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Reply #20 posted 06/01/07 1:38pm

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eek Wow... she snagged the first spot on line by arriving at 6:00 am and it went on sale at 10:00 am .... Shit if that was at the Macy's in NY we would have been on line about 6 am from the day before..


My bad... she was on line from Thursday lol
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Reply #21 posted 06/01/07 1:39pm

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xenophobia2002 said:

they were giving away free samples of the 3121 perfume

Free samples!1 I am going to have to check out my local Macy's. We have 2 in our little town.
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Reply #22 posted 06/01/07 1:48pm

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banks said:

eek Wow... she snagged the first spot on line by arriving at 6:00 am and it went on sale at 10:00 am .... Shit if that was at the Macy's in NY we would have been on line about 6 pm from the night before..


According to the article, she arrived 6am THURSDAY morning. The sale was at 10am Friday morning. She was on line for about 28 hours.
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uptown26 said:

banks said:

eek Wow... she snagged the first spot on line by arriving at 6:00 am and it went on sale at 10:00 am .... Shit if that was at the Macy's in NY we would have been on line about 6 pm from the night before..


According to the article, she arrived 6am THURSDAY morning. The sale was at 10am Friday morning. She was on line for about 28 hours.




yes... i read it again.... That's sounds more like it
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Reply #24 posted 06/01/07 1:53pm

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I want the poster smile
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Reply #25 posted 06/01/07 1:54pm

JediTodd

tznekbsbfrvr said:

i WANT THAT POSTER!!! it lookslike he wants to whisper something in your ear.....


Prince said:

Give me all your bootlegs.


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Reply #26 posted 06/01/07 2:07pm

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banks said:

uptown26 said:



According to the article, she arrived 6am THURSDAY morning. The sale was at 10am Friday morning. She was on line for about 28 hours.




yes... i read it again.... That's sounds more like it


Hee hee. She is a trooper. I figured there would be people there overnight. If I was in Minnie, I would've been on line with them! smile
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Reply #27 posted 06/01/07 2:19pm

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Raze said:

serpan99 said:


Darin Rowles of Minneapolis wrinkled his nose after taking a whiff. "It seems a little busy," he said. "And it should not be worn by a man. But, then again, I have been up all night."

His friend Carrie Simi, a moderator on the popular fan Web site Prince.org, was equally reserved. "I was expecting something a little more subtle," she said. "I think my mom will like it, though."





woot!


falloff

By all rights my quote SHOULD have been sooooo much worse, cos I said some pretty snarky things initially. And I was the one who said that my mom would like it.

falloff
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Reply #28 posted 06/01/07 2:46pm

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endorphin74 said:

Raze said:





woot!


falloff

By all rights my quote SHOLD have been sooooo much worse, cos I said some pretty snarky things initially. And I was the one who said that my mom would like it.

falloff


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You weren't exactly kind. giggle
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Reply #29 posted 06/01/07 3:20pm

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JediTodd said:

Carrie and Darin on WCCO!!! cool

http://wcco.com/video/?id...ayport.com



yay! awesome you guys! wish i was there.
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