((Terry)) I'm just appalled. I have no words.
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((Terry)) I'm just appalled. I have no words.
Great to read that you are home!
((knit)) Having done this only half a year ago myself, I understand. May you be comforted!
I'm wearing l'Erbolario Neroli Neroli.
Congratulations, kumquat! Your posts and blog are a Basenotes...
I've been up to my eyes in home renovation projects, family vacation, probate for Mom, health issues and whatnot. Today my daughter has taken a train to NYC and hubby and I plan to...
Ten steps, hurray!
I've only just seen this thread now. What a shocking accident!
David, be strong, you will get through this-- it takes time to heal, so cut yourself a lot of slack. Know that we are praying for...
It's what you smell when you first apply it. (This will evolve, usually.)
We sometime refer to this initial smell as the "top notes", but modern fragrances tend not to follow a strict pyramid of...
I have L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli; my husband and I both like it. Clean and fresh, but no musky base, if that is important to you. Longevity is fair.
Order from Cybercucina or The Herbarium.
A cooler and less humid day, thank goodness! It's nice to be able to open doors and windows again.
I'm in L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger.
The slow cooker is filling the air with good...
Lately I've been using Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion Fragrance Free (Normal to Dry Skin).
I started by buying this for...
Another hot day here but my daughter wanted to go for a walk along the Farmington Canal Linear Park, so I went along. (Safety in numbers, especially on a weekday when there are not so many people on...
I found this description-- maybe you can use the notes information to find similar fragrances:
Bod Man X by Parfums De Coeur for Men Body Spray 240 ml
Item Code: AA482624
Wow, lots of milestones! Congratulations Primrose, Jon and N.CAL!!
I'm wearing Pomelo Paradis. So nice!
Hubby and daughter went to an extended-family picnic at the beach (carrying the potato...
Summer is really the only time I wear Fico di Amalfi. It feels like it was made for summer.
More hugs and well-wishes for your niece, PerfumedLady!
I'm wearing Provence Santé Apricot today and decluttering.
Thanks again for the congrats! (Half of me thinks it's ridiculous that I spend so much time posting, though! :rolleyesold: )
Mike, my daughter decided instead of Target to take a different job...
Oh my goodness! I didn't even notice...it slipped right by me.
Today is my husband's birthday, too! Woo-hoo!
A cheapie that I love: Demeter Gingerale. Very realistic, complete with the fizz, and fantastic in hot weather.
Warm and humid here today. I'm staying cooler with Le Couvent des Minîmes Verbena & Lemon edt, from back when it was sold at B&BW.
I think they only sell the body mist version now at Ulta.
The Penhaligon's counter has very friendly SAs, as does Diptyque.
Happy 4th to my compatriots!
I'm wearing Fico di Amalfi-- hubby is, too.
Good point-- there is a difference between "unscented" and "fragrance free." Unscented cosmetics can contain a masking scent. Fragrance free should not.
Good afternoon everyone!
I'm wearing L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli, today (as well as yesterday). This is a bright and refreshing neroli, not the least bitter. A happy blind buy.
I did some...
I'm bumping this old thread to say that I finally blind-bought a bottle of L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli and am very happy with my purchase.
This is an uplifting, unisex neroli fragrance, quite...
My husband just bought the edp of Tam Dao and is enjoying wearing it. I cannot comment on earlier versions.
For what it's worth, I just ordered L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli from cybercucina.com here in the USA. http://www.cybercucina.com/cat/nav/L-Erbolario-Lodi/
The only other source I found online in...
After a cool and overcast weekend we have a warm humid day with clouds that come and go.
I'm countering it with Provence Santé Bergamot.
I've just ordered a bottle of L'Erbolario Neroli Neroli...
I'm formally closing the sample pass.
Leathermountain just received the samples recently and may like to comment. Discussion is always welcome!
Just a whimsical scent today, Demeter Pineapple.
Tdem, I liked the photo of your kids too! :thumbsup:
Ceecee, welcome! I've been a bit concerned about a thread I was reading today on Fragrantica about Basenotes.
One member there posted this:
"I have an account, but I never go there any more....
I hope you are feeling better today, Robin.
Viffer, congratulations and Happy Birthday to your daughter!
I'm in Pomelo Paradis.
Our town had a lot of downed trees and limbs after a wild...
Hot and humid here as well! I'm wearing Le Couvent des Minîmes Verbena & Lemon (edt).
Having had to cut down 4 large shade trees due to rot, we just put up a little screen house in the backyard. ...
I still read all over the website (selectively) but I don't seem to have as much to say as I used to.
• My wardrobe has stabilized, and I don't buy (or sell) often.
• I have come to know what...
I'm in Fico di Amalfi today, trying to counteract the heat and humidity.
If they are buying specifically to resell, you have the advantage as an end user, since they can't pay as much as an end user would pay. They have to allow room to mark it up.
Thanks for all your hard work over the years. You have to put your own and your family's needs first-- we all do.
((ineespenes)) Take care of yourself and come back when you can.
Overcast day here. JM White Lilac & Rhubarb suits my mood.
Her oils may have been mixed, as you say.
Here is a link to an article you may enjoy:
Perfumery Materials: Neroli, Petit Grain, Orange Blossom, Bigarade
Good afternoon everyone! Sunny and warm here.
I'm wearing In Love Again.
((PerfumedLady)) It's true, the waiting is so hard. I hope it will be well with her.
Congratulations to Sofie on her graduation, her great GPA and her excellent review at work.
A very Happy Birthday to you, RHM!
My daughter got a summer job offer at Target today! She's really happy about it (and glad to be done looking for work.)
No scent yet as it is just the end...
I would make a small roll of cardboard to place around the sprayer button (extending slightly beyond the button) to keep it from being accidentally depressed. (I have received new testers packed...
Wonderful news! Congratulations to you both!
I took the liberty of rotating the photo for you.
Emoe, I'm thinking of you and Vicky, and trust all will go well. Hang in there!
I have a mini fridge that is set warmer than a normal fridge would be. This is where our current bottles are kept.
Backups are on the door of my spare fridge in the basement. The door is...
Time for my SotA-- Pomelo Paradis.
The air is still full of the sound of the chain saw. They're working on tree #3.
I've read that some perfume ingredients degrade faster than others, like citruses and aldehydes.
Also, once air starts to enter the bottle, oxidation occurs.
I will be a happy person indeed if my...
I just checked the member list and there is someone here called chypre:
If you think of another name you would prefer than Linkie,...
Good morning everyone!
SotD in this house is the chocolate ship cookies I baked for the workmen. We are having 4 maple trees in our yard cut down. These trees were significantly taller than the...
I have a small bottle of the Demeter Play Doh but I think they failed to imitate it. L'Artisan Jour de Fête is much closer.
((ComDiva)) I'm so sorry about the loss of your dear friend. What a shock for all of you!
SotD is Jour de Fête.
SotD is L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.
Lots to celebrate here today!
Happy Birthday, Tdem!
And warm congratulations Roberto for your 7000 posts!
Also, thanks to N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer's...
Not sure if she has looked on Craigslist yet-- will definitely suggest it-- thanks!
((dora)) It's scary to look ahead and ponder "what if"s when events are largely out of our individual control.
I like this saying: Hope for the best; prepare for the worst. Having a plan for...
The top notes linger on your clothing because it isn't as warm as your skin, and therefore doesn't make the perfumes molecules evaporate (lift off) as fast. Thus the development of the scent is...
I married a very adaptable and accepting man. He says he likes all my perfumes -- and he enthusiastically eats everything I cook. (Yes, I am lucky to have him!)
While I would (sadly) desist...
I didn't like Yardley Lily of the Valley at all. To me it smelled sharp and unrealistic. JMO.
Here is one I tried a few summers ago. I prefer my LOTV sans jasmine and musk, but you may like it:...
I quite like Santa Maria Novella Mughetto. Simple and realistic.
My favorite LOTV was also my first-- Coty Muguet des Bois. Just not the current formulation in the "cut crystal" appearance...
This is the brand we buy-- Hazer Baba:
Good afternoon! I'm in L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger today.
It's distinctly cool today following last night's rain, and there's a light misty drizzle today. We need the rain, so no complaints from...
Welcome Miguel and LearnToSwim! :vrolijk_26:
Every June when we visit the rose garden at Elizabeth Park, we stop at a middle eastern grocery store nearby and buy a few boxes of rose Turkish Delight.
Rose syrup and rose jam are...
Try D'Orsay Tilleul. (Tilleul is French for linden.) Or Jo Malone French Lime Blossom, as previously suggested, if it's easier to locate. By the way, "lime blossom" is not the blossom of lime...
The Osmothèque keeps citrus based perfumes at about 43ºF, 10º lower than other fragrances. It seems citrus notes are more fragile and more quickly lost.
YLS In Love Again was one of my few truly successful blind buys, and perfect for this sunny weather.
There is a word that is used by the British that seems to fit this meaning: chuffed (delighted, pleased, satisfied). I don't think we have an American English counterpart.
((Robin)) Sympathy from someone with only one bathroom (and even with just the 3 of us, it gets tiresome.) I hope you ex gets his head together soon and you can move ahead with selling the house.
Limón by Thymes had a very short run (2005-6 I believe) before it was discontinued. The advertising for the fragrances makes it sounds like it leans feminine, but it's really very unisex. ...
It reminds me of a root beer float (vanilla ice cream in root beer) more than almonds.
I bought a bottle, and enjoyed it for a while, but finally decided the musk note was ruining it for me and...
I've read that Slumberhouse Flou (discontinued) had a grape note-- here are some reviews:
L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger is my happy juice.
Silent owl flight-- amazing!
Don't look for longevity with Brin de Réglisse, but it is a very nice fragrance.
"Lucky Iron Fish" -- created to reduce anemia rates. :thumbsup:
I am sampling Madhat Lavhim today thanks to the kindness of another BNer. Good stuff!
More hugs for sfmedusa, Kewart and hubby and ineespenes!
It's a beautiful day here and we are still digging out from under (daughter came home with a ton of stuff.)
I'm not sure yet what I'll...
We're home and I passed along the congrats! :dankk2:
Kewart, that is wonderful!
Hitting the sack late...off early in the morning to collect our daughter from college. She stayed an extra week to take an intensive 3 credit course.
She got a 4.0 this semester! I'm really happy...
That is the version from hell, LOL!
The actual ride is much nicer. Here's a video-- fast forward about a minute for the ride:
Happy Birthday, gandhajala! I hope it's a splendid one!
I am wearing L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger 2007. My fav. :smiley:
Again, I disagree that there is trolling going on.
Please remember that we are talking across cultures here, with different values, and also that English words are used slightly differently in...
I've been cleaning up some of my old bookmarks and came across this video which my daughter found years ago.
It has to be the most annoying version ever made of It's A Small World.
What is the perfume, to you?
Is it the juice? If so, a sample or decant will do.
Is it the bottle plus the juice? (If so, then a bottle sans box may do (and maybe even a tester without a...
Bingo! "So happy you can't help but share!" That is exactly it.
(Response to #172)
That's good-- I'm glad we understand each other.
It's actually been an interesting thread and it's clear that there are individual and cultural differences in the way we gain...
NeoXerxes, I edited my post to better reflect what I thought the OP was asking. Please take a moment to reread it. :) It was written in response to post 164 and I was still editing it when you...
[Edit: Due to a misunderstanding I am adding that this was a reply to post 164, and due to my being busy editing, I didn't see subsequent posts before hitting "reply."]
It's a bit convoluted. ...
Take your time. It may take multiple wearings before you feel settled as to how you feel about a fragrance.
There is value to collecting slowly. One's tastes change, and then one is stuck with a...
CapriDog, your photo brought tears to my eyes. So poignant!
I am wearing Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare today. FDTRB for short!
This story reminded me of a trick my father pulled on my mother shortly after they immigrated to this country as newlyweds.
They were living in the Bronx.
One day Dad mixed several of Mom's...
I just want to add one thought to the issue of pride. Tim is right that it has various meanings and they are not all negative.
The very first line of the national anthem of Zambia, which all...
Okay then from your last post I think you are saying that you just like the look and feel of the original bottle.
You appreciate the original presentation; it pleases you to look at it.
It is a...
I wish we would leave suggestions of trolling out of the discussion.
Tim, may I ask you a few things?
1. If you could find a fragrance you desired to own at a secondhand shop or market, would...
But there are lot of poor folks in more developed countries as well-- plenty of homeless folks, too, right here in my state.
While they are wondering where they will spend the night, where they...
But I do wear my best perfumes whenever I want-- which is often!
I absolutely use them when running errands. Grocery shopping. Library trips.
Hanging around the house. (Why not smell great...
((Cello)), I'm sorry to read that Fiasco is still missing-- it's been a week now, right? It may be as you said, that old as he was, he found a quiet place to leave this life, but how tough not to...
I can't help feeling that the original post is really about the symbolism of ownership (of perfume bottles, clothes, cars and, by extension, whatever other things people use that can confer status.) ...
kumquat, Mustela makes Musti "eau de soin" for little ones. http://www.mustelausa.com/shop/musti-eau-de-soin-spray.html
It's a light floral/herbal. No alcohol. It's very mild. Really not much...
I'm in Jardin d'Amalfi today.