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  1. SotD Tuesday 11 May

    I love Chamade the book and I love Liu's music and image in Turandot, so there's two Guerlain perfumes that I want to try because of the art that inspired them. I am yet to try Liu (and I think it would be quite a fit since it's pretty rare and I'm not going to Paris any time soon!), but I've already tried Chamade and today's wearing confirms that I love it and I will wear it if I own it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    I'm wearing Chamade today, a vintage PdT version on one wrist and a new EDT (I guess, it was
  2. SotD Tuesday 11 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Acqua di Parma Profumo

    A virtual trip to the old country.
    A beautiful dry chypre in the grand tradition of perfumery.
    Every breath is fresh and green.

    Top: bergamot, ylang-ylang and peony;
    Middle: jasmine, rose, French labdanum and amber
    Base: oakmoss, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and musk.
  3. Gums And Balsams

    (from: The British perfumer: being a collection of choice receipts and observations ... By Charles Lillie, (c.1740) edited by Colin Mackenzie, 1822)




    The best and most genuine sort of Storax comes from India and from Turkey; but that which we have here generally comes from Holland, where it suffers a sad transmutation, by having the finest parts of its resin, in which its perfume consists, taken from it ...
  4. SotD Monday 10 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Claude Monet, 1872

    Chanel no.5
    Deep, luscious jasmine envelopes me in a swath of pure pink.
    Thoroughly enchanting in the pure parfum.

    Top notes – Ylang-Ylang and Neroli
    Heart notes – Grasse Jasmine and May Rose
    Base notes – Sandalwood and Vanilla
  5. SotD Sunday 9 May

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Amouage - Gold
    Gently, the air fills with the golden caress of classic perfumery.
    The ebb and flow carries on, and a lazy stretch in the sun warms my skin.

    Gold Woman Notes;
    Frankincense, Rock Rose, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Jasmine,
    Myrrh, Musk, Cedarwood, and Sandalwood.

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