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    Thumbs up Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    Well, since some members are showing signs of eagerness: here it is!

    The official announcement of 'Seven days of Feasting on Lutens'.

    For those who have missed my pre-announcement on the 'Group Project' thread I have copied some of the words I wrote there and added the information you will need.

    Weeks and weeks ago I started an one-woman project in the SotD: is it possible for me to wear Lutens and nothing but Lutens for a whole week.
    'Piece of cake', I thought, loving Lutens very much.
    But after six days I had to throw in the towel and admit that I am an unfaithful woman when it comes to perfumes

    Now the lovely Lady in Black has volunteered to again perform this experiment together with me.

    Our Lutens' Week will start on Saturday 13 January!!!

    Lady in Black and I will be wearing exactly the same scent on the same day. If we are in the mood for it or not

    Our 'menu' will be:

    Saturday 13th : Chergui
    Sunday 14th : Chypre Rouge
    Monday 15th : Daim Blond
    Tuesday 16th : La Myrrhe
    Wednesday 17th : Santal Blanc
    Thursday 18th: Rahat Loukoum
    Friday 19th : Vetiver Oriental

    If it is really unavoidable we are allowed to 'change' into another Lutens scent during that day. We will post that scent as well later on (same day or next day) with an explanation.

    All other participants can wear whatever Lutens they wish; layer, change......as long as it is.....Lutens. Absolutely no other scent is allowed. Don't worry when you don't have seven different Lutens'. Even with one you can join. It only means you will have to wear that scent for seven whole days

    There is also a somewhat 'scientific' curiosity that makes this experiment appealing to me. Almost every Lutens scent is designed by Christopher Sheldrake.
    Is it possible to tell after seven days if they have a certain 'base' in common? Something Sheldrake always uses in his scents? Are we capable to discover it if it is there? (thinking of something similar to the 'Guerlinade')

    Well, after this week we will know, I hope

    Introducing the members who have already agreed to participate: BrothaG, Coconut, ComDiva, Goddess_Dreams, Lievje, Rtamara41, Shadesofbleu and Taolady.And I hope more will join *looking at the men's board*. Hey guys, your expertise is greatly appreciated!!

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is going to be fun!

    Rtamara, dear, would you please be so kind and post that steamy mini-novel about Lutens on this thread again?
    As I said: FUN :bounce:
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    I'm in but with a slightly different selection (Chergui, La Myrrhe, Chene, Fumerie Turque, Cuir Mauresque, Tubereuse Criminelle and Ambe Sultan). Great way to finally dig in on those samples

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    Well, I am among those who have been showing signs of eagerness! In order to be prepared for our Lutens experiment, I have been fasting, i.e. have avoided wearing Serge for a while and I am craving him now. Will I feel the same after the third or fourth solo-Lutens day?
    Nice to see you joining, Julia7! You have the Saturday and the Tuesday Lutens, so you may wear them on the same day we shall be wearing them .
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    This is going to be such a pleasant week! Don't have my menu ready yet but I'm sure I'll figure something out. Looking forward to it!
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

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    I'll join in, with my menu of SLs (Chergui, Cedre, Ambre Sultan, Arabie, Santal Blanc, Un Lys, Fumerie Turque). Sounds fun!

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    Oh, great!! All these enthusiastic posts

    For those who worry about their SotD: no problem at all. Just post on SotD and here.
    Several members are posting their SotD on the Female as well as on the Male
    Fragrance Discussion, so I see no problem.

    And: stories about Lutens scents are welcome, very welcome even
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Hi Riannon, thanks for the opportunity to share in Lutens with all of you . Great idea and one that I think, will be a lot of fun.

    Today is my last official day of wearing the same scent as my dearest and although it was a lot of fun; it was quite limiting and that drove me nuts on some days when I REALLY wanted to wear something else, and he's already applied something 'half awake', even after a shower, (he's a big sleepy-head) without consulting me first .

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to follow your schedule as I do not own many of the Luntens you’ve listed, but I’ll gladly join in with the following: Datura Noir, Fleurs d'oranger, Chergui, Daim Blond, Cèdre, Arabie, Bois Vanille, (Miel de Bois, Douce Amère (maybe)).
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    I can only wish I had enough Lutens to last a week. Perhaps if I wear Chergui everyday for a week? H'm, that's not a bad idea!
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    Ach so, jetzt geht's los!

    I'll be there, with my own SL menu. I have enough different bottles and a couple of samples. Like Lady in Black, I've been fasting for, I think, almost 2 weeks from Lutens and am craving for it.

    Yes, it's gonna be fun! :bounce:
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    Here is my menu for the feast:
    Chergui
    Douce Amere
    Fleurs De Citronnier
    Datura Noir
    Santal Blanc
    These ones would be my tester size to shuffle: Gris Clair, Daim Blond, Arabie and Fleurs d'Oranger...
    A BIG thank you to HackerX for allowing me to try Muscs Koublaï Khän, Chypre Rouge and Borneo 1834.
    (Looks like I will spend the next few days using other houses... )
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    I'll TRY to join (if I don't forget), but it will be hard cause I've only two Lutenses, Fumerie Turque and Gris Clair and a sample of Daim Blonde.
    So I will have to wear one for two days. Now I think of it, that shouldn't be a problem at all.

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    Welcome all you wonderful members with your great Lutens' Menu!

    Let's make this a week to remember. And boy, am I glad to see the men here as well


    ifconfig: a whole week on the lovely Chergui!! You are a brave and delicious smelling man! :bounce:

    Eric: samples are allowed. And no way you will forget this I will PM you!! Did you think I would let you go????

    This is better than I ever dreamed it could be!!
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    At Riannon's request, here is my Serge interlude from Friday. I am sure this week will be just the thing to set things right between us again...
    ************************************************** ****
    He grabbed a handful of my hair firmly in his strong manly hands and pulled my head back, exposing my neck.
    "So, you've been seeing Frederic, have you? Sampling? Savoring? Experimenting? Lost in BLIIIIISSSSSS?
    What about US?
    What about what WE had?"
    Serge locked his eyes with mine, looking deeply into my soul. He reached up and stroked my cheek in that tender way of his, eyes smoldering, promising, oh, oh , OH -!
    Weakly , my hand reached for the near empty vial of GRIS CLAIR, knocking aside the vials of Carnal Flower and Musc Ravageur, that lay willy nilly on my dresser from the night before.
    Instantly, I was surrounded in a seductive cloud of lavender, swept off my feet, once again.

    Have a good day. I know I will.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Eagerly anticipating the Serge week...These are the scents I have in my collection:

    Fleurs d'Oranger,
    Arabie
    Ambre Sultan
    Gris Clair (dwindling sample, gulp)
    Fumerie Turque (big sample)

    I may try to get my hands on some samples this week from Aedes...
    I am interested in Bois Vanille , Sa Majeste La Rose, and Daim Blonde.
    But I will make do with my five in any case...I can rotate...flower, incense, amber, spice, flower, incense, amber...

    This will be a love fest for sure.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    *phew* Well,.. aherm... that was... very... *cough*... graphic, Riannon.

    I love Lutens, surely I do! Full and partial bottles of Ambre Sultan, Daim Blond, Arabie, Fleurs D'Oranger, Cedre and Chergui can attest to that. Not to mention the precious mini / decants / samples of A La Nuit, Santal Blanc, Sa Majeste de Rose, Miel de Bois, Bois de Violette, Mandarine Mandarin, Fumerie Turque (I need more of this), Un Bois Vanille, Un Lys, and Douce Amere... Then there is the fact that I am desperately getting my finances in order so that I may easily afford the Rousse and 'almond' releases due this year. Yes, my love is true!

    But.

    It will be a very cold day in Hell before I would even consider dedicating 7 consecutive days - 168 hours! to wearing only Lutens scents.

    Nah ah - no way! Not doing it! ::crosses arms stubbornly:: You crazy young'uns can go ahead with your craziness - but you can count me out!







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    I have Chergui and Cedre and samples of Arabie, Douce Amere, Clair de Musc,
    Ambre Sultan and Sa Majeste La Rose. I think I'll try it!

    I'm just not in the mood for SL today at all. Maybe I'll do it next time.
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    This is going to be fabulous! And it couldn't have come at a better time for me... Just last week, a friend of mine with family in Paris returned from a visit there, and had remembered my long-ago requests for Encens et Lavande and Un Bois Sepia! Requisite samples, too.

    So I am good and broke, but ready for our sampling with full or partial bottles of:

    Cedre
    Encens et Lavande
    Un Bois Sepia


    And sample vials or small decants of:

    Chergui
    Daim Blond
    Datura Noir
    Ambre Sultan
    A La Nuit
    Borneo 1834


    I'll join in on the "wear it in common" days that I can, and will have a few days to digress (while staying faithful to Serge, of course). Meanwhile, steering clear of my Lutens 'til Saturday, to build up the antici.........pation!
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    OK, I have pulled myself (and my samples/decants) together :bounce: and here's my menu:

    Saturday - Chergui
    Sunday - Bois des Violettes
    Monday - Douce Amere
    Tuesday - Fumerie Turque
    Wednesday - A la Nuit
    Thursday - Rahat Loukhoum
    Friday - (leaving early for a week in the mountains - don't know HOW early but WILL post - have Cedre, Datura Noir, and Clair de Musc samples - don't know how much of each - so it will be a SURPRISE!!!

    And such fun!! :bounce:
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    OK, I'm sort of making a list of samples, decants, and bottles of Serge in my possession, and I could do this for almost 3 weeks! One week will be cake ... the hard part is how to decide which 7 SL scents to use. Hmmmm ... should I wear my most-loved, that I wear all the time anyway ... or wear some of the lesser known (at least to my nose) ... or even some of the more difficult-for-me-to-wear ones??? I have to think on this ...
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    i don't own any SLs, so I unfortunately won't be a part of this experiment...but I will definitely be reading all your accounts on how your week is going

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    Quote Originally Posted by moondeva
    It will be a very cold day in Hell before I would even consider dedicating 7 consecutive days - 168 hours! to wearing only Lutens scents.

    Nah ah - no way! Not doing it! ::crosses arms stubbornly:: You crazy young'uns can go ahead with your craziness - but you can count me out!
    Moondeva, you just broke my heart

    Such a lovely collection and not answering the challenge. Any change of persueding you?

    And a big to rtamara for her steamy Lutens-mini-novel! LOL! Serge could use this in advertising, you know

    Warm welcome to all you enthusiastic members :bounce:
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Moondeva, you just broke my heart

    Such a lovely collection and not answering the challenge. Any change of persueding you?
    Oh I am so sorry Riannon - I truly did not mean to cause pain or disappointment. It is an amazing event that I would actually love to participate in - but I would be setting myself up for failure if I said that I would commit to it.

    My problem is that though I have a large appetite for perfumes I cannot gorge myself on one brand solely for any length of time. I could easily wear and report back on one or even two Serge Lutens beauties a day for the duration. That would be simple and fun. But to not be able to touch / wear / layer any of my other beautiful scents for those long days is quite frightening to me.

    Serge Lutens is like New York style cheesecake to me - yummy, moreish, very very rich. I am greedy - I might eat one, two or even three slices over a two day period. Yes it is some thing I could gorge myself on. But eating that same cheesecake (even with different toppings) every day for every meal for a full week is positively nausea inducing...

    I change / sample 2-4 perfumes a day depending on longevity - trust me, I would soon be gaga if I attempted this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moondeva
    ..... trust me, I would soon be gaga if I attempted this.
    I completely understand dear That is exactly why I had to give up after six days, the last time I tried this!

    And we can't take the risk that you will become gaga. Who will dream up all those fragrance combo's then?
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    Won't say anything definitive yet (depends on what I'm in the mood for on Saturday) but in case I'll join I have the first four items of the menu
    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon
    Saturday 13th : Chergui
    Sunday 14th : Chypre Rouge
    Monday 15th : Daim Blond
    Tuesday 16th : La Myrrhe
    but will replace (at least) the three last ones with something else of the following: Borneo 1834, Datura Noir, Douce Amère, Fumerie Turque, Muscs Koublaï Khan, Un Bois Sépia...
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Would love to see you join us and not only for your great collection!!

    You are most welcome, Tigrushka
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    I have made an inventory of the scents you named and it seems Chergui is the winner

    But would it not be great if we could include every single Lutens' scent?

    Some of you have not mentioned what you will be wearing, so for your information: he comes the list of 'missing Lutens' frags':

    Bois et Fruits
    Bois Oriental
    Bois et Musc
    Musc Koublai Khan: a 'maybe'
    Mandarine Mandarin
    Iris Silver Mist
    Miel de Bois: also a 'maybe'
    Rose de Nuit
    Santal de Mysore

    And I even noticed on the men's board the proudly presented: Rousse!!

    Is there anyone participating who own these scents and is willing to wear them?

    I have samples with a few drops of Mandarine Mandarin, Bois et Fruits, Bois Oriental and Santal de Mysore. If there is nobody else with those scents I am willing to wear them as 'extra' scent but that would mean breaking my own rules from the beginning

    Oh well, let's see what you guys will have hidden somewhere

    Our 'missing links!!
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    I have Santal de Mysore and Miel de Bois and would love to wear them ... I might be a touch confused, though ... is there a certain order to wear the frags in??
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu
    I might be a touch confused, though ... is there a certain order to wear the frags in??
    No, except LIB and I, you can all wear whatever Lutens you want whenever you want it. You don't have to follow our 'menu'. But....only a Lutens scent is allowed.
    So, just wear what you have and feel comfortable in

    And you can even wear three Lutens' scents on the same day, or layer them (are you listening, Moondeva?).
    Maybe it will be difficult enough to strickly wear Lutens' scents for a whole week. But that was the whole idea of the experiment: can we do this?
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Well, it's true, SL is a very rich NYC cheesecake, but I'm definitely in. I'll be using:
    Chergui, my favorite SL
    Daim Blond
    Fleurs d'Oranger
    Gris Clair (my second favorite)
    Fumerie Turque
    E & L (my third favorite)
    and the winner will get to be worn twice!
    Can't wait to get started, great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elf
    Well, it's true, SL is a very rich NYC cheesecake, but I'm definitely in.
    Did I already tell that i LOVE cheesecake, too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elf
    Can't wait to get started, great idea!
    Delighted you decided to join us - only two days to go, Elf!
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