So sorry I couldn't make it. It would have been great to meet new folks, and to see Mike again. Looking cute in the photos!
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So sorry I couldn't make it. It would have been great to meet new folks, and to see Mike again. Looking cute in the photos!
US only: Sonnet XVII by Olympic Orchids, 30ml bottle in box
Sorry, I had some budget concerns arise and will not be attending. Hope to join you next time.
Good morning all! Wisteria Hysteria this morning, from a sample.
SOTD: Ayalitta by Ayala Moriel. I have been craving oakmoss lately.
Petit Rien by Miller Harris tonight.
P is for Pulp by Byredo
Good morning all. Today I am wearing Pulp by Byredo.
I just got a decant of Pulp so was able to give it a proper wearing. I think it's interesting and I like it, but probably not enough to pursue beyond the decant. I might get some of the shower gel,...
7 bell jars and 5 full bottles - it's Uncle Serge!
Today I'm wearing Clair de Musc.
Welcome Katsumi! And good morning all. Today I am wearing Byredo 1996, one of my current favorites.
Hi all! I have been in a chypre mood lately, today it is Annick Goutal Heure Exquise (EDP version).
Speaking of skank, Saturday I wore Miller Harris l'Air de Rien from a recently acquired decant....
Good morning all. I have missed a few days so I have no idea what you people have gotten up to! Today I did a semi-random shelf grab and am wearing Hermès 24 Faubourg Eau Delicate.
In sync with Wit by DelRae. It's great for spring weather.
I have about 20 bottles on my wish list but I think Wit by DelRae is near the top because it really fits with the Spring season we have been having.
RHM, I remember you mentioning Bella when we first "met" on this forum. She was the one who your daughter said smelled like Chamade.
Post-shower in SL Fleur d'Oranger.
SOTD: Sous le Toit de Paris by Atelier Cologne
I'm so glad that Luckyscent is bringing Oriza to the states. I discovered them on my trip to Paris, and ordered the quite reasonably priced sample...
SOTD: Perle de Mousse by Ann Gerard
Yep, the parade reroutes all the traffic down my street since the next street over is the parade. We will have to find somewhere else to park our cars.
Today I am scent twins with cello and also...
I've only been into perfume for about 4 years now, but I definitely have a bunch of long-ignored decants and even bottles. I've been making an effort to rotate a few of them in lately, but I had to...
Inees, they celebrate Syttende Mai in our Seattle neighborhood, because historically it had been settled by Scandinavian fisherfolk (and apparently the Norwegians were the only nationality that are...
Morning all! Continuing to welcome our summery weather with Bel Respiro. Tonight the Mr and I are going to a small food & cooking bookstore to see a reading by Ruth Reichl.
SOTD: L'Eau Froide from Serge Lutens. I was thinking that I wanted an incense perfume that wouldn't be too heavy for warm weather, and I remembered I had this sample.
I'm excited about Ombre...
Jujy54, that Queen of The Night was amazing! I'm casting all operas with 8 year olds from now on.
Today was After My Own Heart by Ineke.
Hi Sky Kitteh! Momma should douse herself with Chamade and give you snuggles.
G is for Guimauve de Soie by DSH
Welcome to papaya!
Today I am wearing Histoires de Parfums Tubereuse #2 from a random decant grab - I haven't worn this one in a while and forgot how much I liked it.
Over the weekend I...
Hi RHM! Haven't seen you for a while. Tonight I'm sampling Caprissimo by Carthusia. What a rich floral!
Hugs to FrouFrou, how nice to see you!
I have no scent memories of any relative (except for some awful rose potpourri at my maternal grandmother's place), so I'm skipping the sync. Wearing Sikkim...
S is for Sana by Slumberhouse
Sorry I did not get on earlier today. My new job keeps me very busy. Today I wore Ayalitta by Ayala Moriel, and tonight Carthusia Lady.
H is for Honour Woman
SOTE: Honour Woman
Cumming is great - you have such good taste, Mike!
Plus I love that hot snarky bisexual actor....
Good morning, all! Today in Luce by Meo Fusciuni.
SOTE: Lenore by Sweet Tea Apothecary, from a sample I picked up at the Artisan Fragrance Salon in Seattle last weekend. A kind of gothy oil with rose and clove notes.
ExtremeK, Flashback is a nice rhubarb scent, from Olfactive Studio.
Mike, I'm glad you're liking Chypre Palatin, it's one of my favorite MDCI's. I'm also quite a fan of Cuir Garamante, and I don't like most leather perfumes - I think I like them kind of soft and...
I always get my Guerlain fragrances by calling Johnathan at the Guerlain boutique in the Bellagio in Vegas. He was a great host when the Basenotes meetup folks visited a couple of years back.
Morning all. Vetiver Pour Elle today. I've never sniffed it, but I sprayed on anyway without even trying it first. I figured I could trust Guerlain not to do me wrong. I don't like strong...
SOTD: African Orchid by Olympic Orchids. If you like stinky florals, this is a good one. I probably will not wear it to the office.
Finishing off the evening in another white floral, Jasmin Reve by Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger.
I dropped by a local shop today and they had Wit. I've never really connected with any DelRae before but this smelled great on the bottle so I got a sample.
I gotta try that White Fire. I keep hearing about it.
Un Lys is amazing. I love it. My description of it is "Just. F--king. Pretty." And sometimes you don't want anything complex or challenging, you just want to smell JFP.
A friend is flying through Dubai and wants to know what he should be checking out at the duty-free.
In sync with Lys 41, my favorite white floral. I need to get a bottle of this when my decants run out.
The new job role at my company which I have been "auditioning" for over the last 3 weeks...
The weather has been in the upper 70s, which is hot for Seattle in May, so I welcome this sync. I tend to like white florals more when the weather is hot. I am wearing Le Labo Lys 41, which is...
Good morning all! Today I'm wearing Guerlain Muguet (2013 edition) in honor of May Day.
N is for Natori.
Here are some recommendations for SF shopping on another board:
Guerlain in Niemans - Lana is a good SA to talk to about fragrance
Union square in general
Jacqueline near Union Square (old...
SOTD: Magnolia Grandiflora Michel, in honor of the very warm weather for the season.
SOTE: Moss Gown by Providence Perfume company.
Good morning, all! Today I am continuing to resurrect my long-neglected Spring bottle collection by wearing Infanta en Flor by Arquiste.
Good morning, all. Sampling Ligea La Sirena by Carthusia.
Mike, did you notice that you were my scent twin today in Jersey?
I'm home alone and curling up with a good book for the evening, so I put on about 7 sprays of Arpège.
I love Heure Exquise and would not have thought of it as an iris fragrance at all, but rather a chypre. I love chypres, and find many iris fragrances hard to really love. The EDP is hard to get in...
Good morning all. I just got Jersey and Beige extraits in a split and am happy to have a suitable occasion to try one out. Today I'm in sync with Chanel Jersey, in extrait form.
I finished the rest of the decants so now I smell like Eau de Confusion.
SOTE: Teo Cabanel Oha. I'm making some decants for an online perfume pal I've never met before - we're going to meet up this weekend to swap decants and visit Barneys. We're really clicking in email...
Prada Candy l'Eau is a new flanker that is quite nice and has a breezier feel than it's caramel-y big sister.
Happy birthday to Teardrop!
Today the Mr is off to NYC for a few days so I have a bachelor weekend, yay!
Today is a tiny spray of LM Parfums Patchouli Bohème (tiny because I don't want to...
SOTE: Layering over the remnants of Oud Ispahan with Myrrhiad by Huitième Art.
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Scent twins with b3t0_1972 in Oud Ispahan today.
ErinK, I often have to stop and think when I want to talk about MDCI or MCMC because my brain puts them in the same box, even though one is a...
knit, hugs to you from far away on the west coast of the US!
I loved the Eau Sauvage ads yesterday, thanks everyone who posted those.
Been working very hard at my new job so I haven't read the...
Oh, and this isn't relevant to anything, but last night I dreamed that I was at a trendy restaurant in Portland and they were serving a cocktail designed by Josh from Slumberhouse which was inspired...
Guerlain Terracotta le Parfum, blind buy from Johnathan at the Vegas boutique (dealing with him is always a pleasure). I haven't worn it yet but I have sniffed it, and it is lovely. A creamy,...
Good morning all! I popped into Thursday's thread late in the evening to say that my new job has been keeping me busy, so I have less time to Internet during the day. Today I'm wearing Oriza Legrand...
Sorry I haven't been around for a couple of days now - my new job leaves a lot less time flexibility for goofing off online. SOTD was Santa Maria Novella Vaniglia, SOTE is Oriza Legrand Horizon.
S is for Santal Exotique by The Exotic Island Perfumer (Juan M Perez)
In sync today with l'Artisan Parfumeur Iris Pallida 2011. l'Artisan is one of the most well-known and widely distributed niche houses, but is still niche. Iris Pallida was a limited edition,...
I had a broad range of things to choose from. I chose to go with a decidedly unobscure house, but a limited edition fragrance: Iris Pallida 2011 by l'Artisan Parfumeur.
RHM, does the cat smell like Chamade?
Sample set from Rania J Parfums.
F - Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens
Orange Sanguine from Atelier Cologne is a really accurate orange, and you can get it at Sephora in a mini size packed with a mini of their vanilla-incense-woody fragrance. It's up near the front in...
Another great woody incense with fig is Ashoka by Neela Vermeire. All four of Neela's fragrances are worth getting a sample of; Luckyscent carries them.
Quarry, I really hope you can make the Chicago trip.
I'm wearing Azemour les Orangers by Parfum d'Empire today (house twins with Cello). It's from a sample from this month's Olfactif subscription...
OK, if Mike is going, I'm definitely going. Cestrum or Trilby, would either of you be looking to share a room? I'm a low maintenance roomie and I don't snore.
House twins with Roberto today in Santa Maria Novella Angels of Florence. I bought a bottle this weekend from a local indie shop that has given me at least two samples of this over the last two...
Visited a local indie perfume shop with a visiting perfume pal from Vancouver, Canada, and bought a bottle of Santa Maria Novella Angels of Florence.
This is my least favorite genre - I'm really picky in this category. The only one I have is Serge Lutens Rahat Loukhoum, which is what I'm wearing today.
I was discussing the gourmand sync with the Mr. last night and it turns out he has more gourmands than me. We discussed whether fruit counted (I thought it was its own category) and whether tea...
There's a review on Bois de Jasmin today. The bottom line is that the reviewer considers it bland for the price and recommends a few cheapies as alternatives, or the lovely Estee Lauder Tuberose...
I need to try Do Son again. When I first tried it, I didn't like tuberose yet, but now I love it in all of its manifestations.
Sorry I'm late today!
Feel better, everyone who is under the weather.
Mike, you asked if I had smelled the Jersey extrait yet - I have not, but I have some coming from a split sometime soon. ...
I might actually like this - I find many of the Jo Malones pleasant but uncompelling, but I am a big fan of tuberose. It is April and not showing up at Nordstrom yet.
Welcome, Claire. That was a colorful review and I'd love to see your comments on fragrances you like.
Today I am trying to make spring come by wearing Jo Malone's White Lilac and Rhubarb.
Happy birthday, XScent.
ComDiva, Nostalgie is one of my favorite vintage-inspired indie scents.
Today I am wearing Francesca by House of Matriarch.
We had a few Basenotes members from around the country and local to LA meeting at Scent Bar on Saturday March 22nd, sorry you weren't able to join us, but I'm glad you had a good experience there.
I had a sample of No. 88, which I liked, but I gave it away (to Al Gae I think) because it's just a bit too masculine on me.
Good morning all. It is starting to feel like Spring here in the Pacific Northwest so I am wearing The Soft Lawn by Imaginary Authors.
G is for Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle
From SMN I bought a little pack of burning papers - my husband doesn't like incense in the house because the fragrance is heavy and it lasts for hours, but the burning papers give a little jolt of...
If I come by myself (instead of with my husband) I would be willing to share a hotel room with someone who I've met before like Trilby or Knit.
Good morning all. Today I am wearing Sideris by Maria Candida Gentile.
Good evening, all. Today I wore Vol d'Hirondelle by LM Parfums. It's sad that this one doesn't get as much blog and forum love as others in the line - it's a very pleasurable fragrance, especially...
D is for Datura Noir by Serge Lutens
I can possibly attend. I'll ask the Mr and see if he wants to come along, although we were thinking of maybe a couple's trip to NYC around that time so that would take priority for us.