TDC Sel de Vétiver again. :happy:
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
TDC Sel de Vétiver again. :happy:
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Dior Addict for me today :) it turned really really sweet on me around midday... never had that happen before :S
I'm jumping the gun here (still Tuesday in my zone), but I wanted to thank you all for the birthday greetings. I've been wearing Divines and failing to shrink my test bins.
Cozy snuggly thoughts, especially to the bunch with the grippe. And love, strength and prayers to Lievje and Erm.
Louve - Serge Lutens
Oooh happy birthday, Kyra. :)
Mitsouko today. I am getting fed up of these dark mornings! (Just glad I don't live in Finland...)
Shocking for me today. In all its honeyed gloriousness.
Flaring nostrils.....I can smell again :bounce:
Ah, the agony of waiting, but.....here she comes, finally....
Spiritueuse Double Vanille
Ah, uhm, yes....opening the bottle and a blast of boozy notes wafts out :undecided:
Is that just me or does anyone else get this as well?
And then....well...vanilla :D I am afraid that my nose is not finely tuned enough yet to discover other notes.
Oh well, I got the 'Spiritueuse' and the 'Vanille'. Will wait patiently for the rest to emerge.
Nocturnes by Caron in extract form
Easy on the spirit and on the nose, but with a good coffee note and excellent logevity
I have a special appointment tonight.....with a very special scent. I was longing for hugs yesterday and I got a truckful from my fellow BN sweeties during the day! And yesterday eve, a small package was waiting for me at home bearing a tender, warm and precious hug ...
Ormande Woman for warmth and longevity
Getting in the winter spirit... Eau d'Italie - SIENNE L'HIVER
Good morning:) Today I have the day off :) Feels good to sleep longer,but just too bad the "daylight" is gone already. Have been craving Mitsouko for a while now,so today I'm scent twin with indiscreet.Hope you all have a nice day.
Happy birthday Kyra; thinking of you and your son Lievje.
I'm in Coco and feeling glam, even in my flannel shirt and jeans.
Have a nice day everyone.
Sorry to have missed your birthday, Kyra- hope it was lovely !
Lievje- how are you two today ?
I wore AL Sweet Amber Wood last night and will do so again ...
Everyone smells fantastic !
Have a good day...
I am clearing my palate today...going fragrance free for the first time in a long while.
It's a LITTLE scary, now, but I'll manage.
Incense Extreme by Tauer Perfumes (first time from a sample = from the perfumer himself) :cool:
I'm wearing a sample of SL Clair de Musc
Have a wonderful Wednesday :D
Oh mikeperez, how you make me yearn for a life of crime, and your address. How is it?!?!
Today I am in CBIHP Wild Hunt.
The Different Company Rose Poivree
Worth Pour Homme as SotD
SL Datura Noir
It's a bit warmer than seasonally appropriate today, so I am wearing L'Aromarine Mousse de Chene.
Trusting that "No news is good news" and that Lievje's boy is on the mend...
The geraniums are blooming on the porch railings and the leftover birds are singing their little heads off. Welcome sweet Springtime when it should be scarf and mitten weather. Reached reflexively for the divine La Rose Jacqueminot (thanks to the divine Zibs http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists...z/JC_howdy.gif I snagged a fresh bottle off EBay - the previous one [at five times the price] was/is a little off)....having a Christmas lunch with one of my oldest dearest friends (just like La Rose!).....
Sampling M. Storer's Stephanie today - :dankk2: Quarry
Wide variety of fragrance out there today.
After wearing the powdery, confectionary comfort of Guet Apens yesterday, I felt like exploring the iris note more today.
Dipping into Quarry Joy's Bag O' Toys, I come up with two iris scents: Editions de Frederic Malle Iris Poudre and Yves Rocher Iris Noir.
Initially, I like the Iris Noir better because of the fruity rose and patchouli (always an attractive combination for me.) These notes hint at YL Rose Absolu, one of my favorites, but Iris Noir veers away from the sweetness of that one and moves along the border of the more austere iris. It still is sweet and floral for an iris, though.
Over time, I believe the Iris Poudre will wear better. It is has more of the powdery rootiness that I have come to associate with the iris, still sweet, but more classic, more straightforward.
Have a good day, everyone, and thanks, Quarry.
Oh, MikePerez, how lovely! Is it wonderful?
After a few days in different scents from my (already alarmingly large) decant collection (Lonestar Memories, 24 Fouberg), I'm back in my beloved, comfortable, creamy Fracas...ahhh :)
Ooh, I plan on rocking Fracas tonight. No plans to go Out, really, just to amuse myself. :)
My SotD is
I received part of my order from The Perfumed Court, (yay!) and am happily basking in warm peachy NAHEMA parfum. I get more peach than rose or wood (although they definitely make an appearence), and it's not as powdery as I thought it would be. It's really beautiful and if I could get my hands on a gallon jug of this, I'd be a happy woman! Gorgeous! :D
Domenico Caraceni classic, today
I'm wearing Samsara. Just put it on actually. Sadly, a familiar feeling of an upcoming headache follwed but I have ibuprofen ready!
Love hurts, right?
Off to a little pre-Christmas party with some of my favorite colleagues. NIce to have a leisurely lunch out before we get to work.
Will be celebrating in Ava-Luxe Incense Tibet!
Giving Tea for Two a second chance today, but immediately upon application I am transported back to Visby, Gotland when I was eighteen. Sitting in Schenholms restaurant reading James Joyce and Margaret Atwood, drinking cup after cup of special Gotlansk tea and smoking cigarette after cigarette. Nice memory, but not one I really want to smell like.
I am wearing one of the scents I bought in "A BIG BOTTLE" after finding this little corner of the universe- Missoni Acqua. I like it though I am not sure it has a good longevity.
Just to comment on a few posted remarks- I too just received an order from TPC- 17 samples- and it's driving me crazy that I can't smell them all at once! The first one I tried was love at first sniff (Creed Virgin Island Water), second one, not so much.
I also sampled Tea for Two. I am really trying to like it a lot. I enjoy the dry down but the opening notes are really sharp for what I usually like. We should have a Basenotes Gathering- we can all bring our frags and our dispensing tools and spend the day sampling like mad!
I am thrilled to say that the Ormonde Woman I applied 9 hours ago is still going strong. I adore this singular scent and will invest in a full bottle for Christmas. The Ormonde Jayne sample bag is a little treat to be going on with. Lovely packaging and unique fragrances.
Woke up three times today -- at midninght, at 4 am and at noon. Slept like a log inbetween, going to work night shift till midnight. Wearing that fabulous vanilla fragrance that we all think might be the Guerlain Riannon is wearing. It is the best, I agree!
The powder comes in slowly. It settles, like dust from the air.
It reminds me of slamming the lid down on a box of loose powder, and a cloud of the stuff drifts down on top of you.
The wood is dry, almost incensy, but definitely there.
Gosh, it was a nice, peachy rose.
Sigh. Some day when I actually need more perfume, I will buy this.
I know what you mean, SIGH.
It's luscious and ripe.
[I started out life as a Guerlain girl, and I still love so many]
Oh, Spicegirl, I'm in Nahema parfum today too! I dug into my Guerlain samples last night to see if I had Samsara, and discovered a vial of Nahema parfum. We smell so good today.
I also found my longlost bottle of Jicky parfum - who knew it would be with the other Guerlains?!
CHLOE - Ooooh... scent twins, how lovely. Nahema is gorgeous isn't it? :p So happy you found your Jicky. I freak when I misplace scents that I love, esp. the tiny sample vials, they're so easy to lose. Hehehe...
I had stolen a few spritzes of my sister's Eclat d'Arpege this morning, but then I bought Lolita Lempicka L... so I have that on now...I bought it unsniffed, but had wanted it, and it was cheap... I'm not sure about it... it's very attractive and smooth, the cinnamon is lovely... but the vanilla is a bit overpowering...
later on...: actually, I like it a lot more now...it reminds me of Allure Sensuelle a lot, which is no bad thing!
I'm wearing Chergui today.
Jicky EDP :thumbsup:
Isn't it strange how different noses smell different scents? I wore Nahema a couple of days ago and was astonished by the wallop of the rose in it. Didn't get peach at all.
Anyway, I suspect this is cheating but I had to post the WordChick's sotd (bless her, she's 3 years old and has a sotd!). She loves coming in perfumeries with me and on today's xmas shopping trip in town she made an unscheduled dash into one and wanted a spritz. (I let her smell my perfumes and she can wear some of the gentler ones) So I picked up a bottle of Nina Ricci's apple one (sorry, can't remember the name) and asked if she wanted to try it. She sniffed the bottle and said 'no. This one looks like an apple', pointing to Gres Cabotine. So she had a sniff of that bottle and yes, that's the one she wanted to try on her wrist. It seemed light, pleasant and inoffensive. Nice for the office, I thought.
Tonight we were cuddled up on the sofa watching tv when I caught a whiff of something really good and started sniffing myself, as you do, but it wasn't me. It was the Chick. The drydown on the Cabotine was absolutely lovely - warm and surprisingly rich without being oriental. Poor little thing, Mummy has been sniffing her all night.
Posted my scent change in the wrong day - duh!
Joining in the Guerlain parade :)
Switched to Après L'ondée after it rained here today. Decided I needed to luxuriate. This is absolutely one of the most divine scents I've ever owned, it is fragile, but warm...I find little rose at all, more violets but not the candied kind - it reminds me of the touch of a velvety petal. A bit shocked to find that this received rather mixed reviews here, but I guess one person's passion is another's poison - anyone who wants to swap their's away let me know :grin:
For my sote I'm scent twin with Fiori with Chergui.
First-time wearing of Aramis 900, as Sote...WHOA!!
My SodE is
Pink Sugar :)
Oh and hubby is wearing
Blue Sugar for the evening :)
Settling in for the night in sumptuous Sonia Rykiel EDP.
Your review is making me want to try Nahema in the parfum, and I am working hard to fight the urge.
Sleeping in My Sin tonight as a talisman to prevent nocturnal trips to the keyboard to order up more more more