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  1. SOTD Friday June 11 2010

    So this is the fifth day and I am wearing Bois des Iles by Chanel. It starts with aldehydes. I used to think that I didn't like them, but oh dear I do. I read on a Russian natural perfumery blog a little ad for a class which mentioned among other learning objective "learning which smells are the keys to which emotional domains and why." I am intrigued. I noticed that aldehydes seem to get to my emotions directly. A first spray of Fleurs de Rocaille makes me get that big stupid grin ...

    Updated 12th June 2010 at 05:45 AM by Warum

  2. S o t D - Friday, June 11, 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Carole Lombard
    Caron - Tabac Blond
    Leathery, luxurious, drinkably sumptuous;
    I swoon as the dark tide engulfs me.
    Amber and florals sparkle through while
    warm sweetness flows and soothes like molasses.

    Created in 1919 by Ernest Daltroff, at that time the only
    feminine fragrance with tobacco notes, a dry chypre fragrance with
    top notes of orange blossom and lemon,
  3. SOTD Thursday 10 JUNE 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    Another day I will spend glued to my laptop. I ran to it first thing in the morning, expecting students to have tech issues and needing me to reset their tests. Yep, there was some of that, but thankfully not as much as I thought it would be! So, TMI, I know, no shower for me yet, so I cautiously dabbed some samples to try on before I shower. Honey and the Moon by Tokyo Milk, I thought, would be a real winner, since I love everything honey, but no, it smells more like a raspberry jam tart on

    Updated 12th June 2010 at 05:48 AM by Warum

  4. SOTD Thursday 10 JUNE 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post

    Marc Chagall, 1913

    Lubin - Nuit de Longchamp
    Dusky aldehydes meld with soft florals and gently soothe the soul.
    Is there such a thing as an intellectual perfume?
    This scent seems to open up the mind to new possibilities.
    I feel crisp, sharp and agile as a cat in a window!

    Top notes are nutmeg, Sicilian bergamot,
    Tunisian orange blossom and cardamom;
    middle notes are iris,
  5. S O T D wednesday June 9th 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    I will be almost a recluse, locked up at home for several days to do a lot of grading, so I can experiment with fragrances!
    Today it was Asja by Fendi on one arm and Guerlain L'Instant on the other.
    I had fun comparing them, they are both honeyed orientals (L'Instant listed as a floriental and Asja as oriental), and while Asja puts forth a soft cloud of decidedly natural aromas, L'Instant has a pointed hard edge, and yes, I can see how one may be finding it synthetic. Do I like it

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