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  1. SotD - Monday the 13th of September

    by , 13th September 2010 at 04:56 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Richard E. Miller, 1924
    Guerlain-Parure

    Delicate but leathery,
    this may be the ideal feminine accompaniment.
    Tasteful florals are tempered by the subtle whisper of
    grass and moss. Gentle, yet intriguing, I find this
    a most pleasant companion.
    The garden beckons for another cup of tea.

    (Adornment) Guerlain translation is 'Adornment';
    also means a matching set - earrings
    ...

    Updated 13th September 2010 at 05:09 PM by kumquat

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  2. A response to the thread "Which do you prefer, projection or sillage?"

    by , 11th September 2010 at 11:16 AM (Jaime B's Blog)
    The only difference I see in this distinction is whether you're standing still or moving. If you're moving, the passage of air over the scented area is leaving a trail, and if you're still, it's evaporation without air friction.

    If you're standing still, it's often a function of body temperature: if your body temperature is a little higher, you project a little more.

    The distinction that is more telling to me is the one between sillage (or projection, if you must distinguish
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  3. SOTD Friday September 10, 2010

    by , 10th September 2010 at 05:19 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Salvador Dali
    Salvador Dali-Femme
    A warm amber-based fragrance
    that is subtle and serene.
    Dreamscapes sculpted in sand and stone
    stir the imagination.
    Warm, edible scent is timeless
    and comforting.
    Clouds roll by. I close my eyes and
    remember beautiful creatures I've never seen.

    Created in 1987.
    Top notes of bergamot, violet leaf, carnation and myrrh.
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  4. So I got Monsieur Musk on one arm and Aramis on the other, it has only been a few minutes

    I can't tell the difference so far.

    Is it to soon or do I just have a "lazy" nose; not wanting to pick apart the different notes?

    Okay, I sniff a little difference.

    I live at sea level near the ocean, you wonder if the barometer reading plays a role in the nose/scent/the ability for the air to transfer notes?

    I'm so lucky to live in SD CA USA, have a good day folks!
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  5. SOTD Thrusday 09 September 2010

    by , 9th September 2010 at 07:28 PM (Scent of the Day)
    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Guido Reni, 1575-1642
    Eau d'Italie-Paestum Rose
    Somewhat dry, this scent echos its namesake in Italy.
    I imagine it to be sunny, warm and mellow,
    although I have never been;
    cool in the dusty shadows.

    Like a sumptuous tapestry, the perfume unfolds.
    The scent of the rose is slowly revealed
    from the depths of many colors.
    Pepper and coriander, peony and currant buds;
    flowers
    ...

    Updated 9th September 2010 at 07:37 PM by kumquat

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