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    Default SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Very early goodmorning

    Since yesterday I am testing Annick Goutal's:

    Ambre Fetiche (against Ambre Sultan)
    Myrhhe Ardente (against Lutens' La Myrrhe)
    Encens Flamboyant (against Passage d'Enfer)

    I think that Encens Flamboyant could be the winner. A bit softer, sweeter and warmer than Passage d'Enfer. A beautifully decorated church at Christmas.

    Wishes for a speedy recovery to all sufferering from colds and flu (ah, you poor Indiscreet!) and a special hug to Lievje and son.

    Enjoy this Wednesday.
    Last edited by Riannon; 19th December 2007 at 04:03 AM. Reason: It was very early!!
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Today I am wearing my very own Recital. It's the company Christmas 'do' tonight and I don't want to be perfume twins with anyone. So I've spritzed and I have my big bottle with me to add to my body lotion when I get to the hotel this evening to get ready.
    "I don't know the key to success,
    but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
    Bill Cosby

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    Ah, you lucky girl, Riannon! Really can't wait to try those as well. A softer, sweeter and warmer Passage d'Enfer, eh? Sounds like a winner to me

    Sending out good vibes to lievje as well!

    Going with Le 3eme Homme de Caron today
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Encre Noire - Lalique
    Wishlist is pointless.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Riannon, eric got me curious about the Goutal Orientalistes, so I am scouting the town for them! Not a Goutal lover, but I am most intrigued by the Ambre Fétiche - of course

    I love the morning air of these bright, icy cold days....it really gives me a boost. This naughty feeling girl is wearing ELdO's

    Putain des Palaces
    with much satisfaction
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Sniffing around
    I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black View Post
    Riannon, eric got me curious about the Goutal Orientalistes, so I am scouting the town for them! Not a Goutal lover, but I am most intrigued by the Ambre Fétiche - of course
    Oh yeees we can certainly blame Eric for this, LIB and G!!

    Ambre Fétiche sure is very nice, but the question is: do I really need more amber fragrances than I already have

    ::I feel creditcards itching::
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Black Cashmere.
    DONNA
    Currently wearing: Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    It's very cold in Norway today.
    I'm wearing a sample of Tabac Blond - GREAT
    Have a nice day

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    I'm in En Avion today.

    Thank you again for all the wishes! No news today, son's reading books again, I hope it's only a matter of time now before he fully recovers. Love to all of you.
    Some books are undeservedly forgotten, none are undeservedly remembered - W.H. Auden

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Thankful to have BN community this morning to vent - no one on this side of the pond is awake yet. I didn't get much sleep, if any, and am trying to pull myself together to be a comforting adult today, for last day of school finals. Student from my campus was killed Monday and from what I can gather from emails/calls from students last night and very spotty news a student in my this morning class has committed suicide and is perhaps a suspect. Am praying that these deaths are unrelated. My heart goes out to the family of the young woman and to the family of my student. How senseless and tragic and utterly not sane.

    sotd datura noir

    lievje just saw your post - happy to have good news and hear your son is on the mend
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    I'm very sorry for you DeeOlive. Good luck today.

    Songes for me.

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    DeeOlive what sad news! No wonder you didn't sleep well.
    Courage coming your way for the trials you will be facing today.
    It almost seems trite to say what perfume I am wearing today,
    after such tragic events.
    (It's Casaque. )

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon View Post
    Since yesterday I am testing Annick Goutal's:

    Ambre Fetiche (against Ambre Sultan)
    Myrhhe Ardente (against Lutens' La Myrrhe)
    Encens Flamboyant (against Passage d'Enfer)

    .
    I've sent for those, plus several others including Black Cashmere which is unavailable in the UK. Will also get to try Coty's Chypre at long last, so I'm looking forward to a great new year of perfumes.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Good morning.Today I must do some more gift shopping....and the weather is AWFUL! Windy and raining. I'm wearing Fracas edp today.Need the extra "ooompf " it gives me today. Glad to hear that Lievje's son is feeling better and a hug to DeeOlive for the dreadful news There's really not much more to say I guess. Hope it works out somehow.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Mat Chocolat by Masaki Matsushima before I went to bed last night.... I have been having this chocolate/coffee craving yesterday...

    Wore Jicky edp to work, it smells a bit weird on me today... (could be hormonal issue)

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    First off :
    Yay, Lievje !
    That's marvellous news- something to celebrate- a looong time coming [please pm me w/ your info and whereabouts, so I can send you a little somethin' somethin']

    Oh, Dee.
    Horrific, tragic news.
    I wonder if the 'holly jollies' didn't contribute to this misery-
    This season can be as brutal, for many, as it is beautiful.
    I'm sending you extra strength to help deal with this.
    I'm so sorry for those affected...

    I've rarely seen such a stellar scent lineup; really wonderful.

    For a challenging day, I think I'll wear the Niki de St. Phalle parfum that finally arrived last night.
    It's sylvan / floral,but has a clearly authoratative tone- 'don't mess w/ me' vibe.
    Good for 'gettin' 'er done'- that is, IF you're "Larry, the Cable Guy" [ a redneck standup comic who manages to be endearing and astute at the same time- clever fellow !]

    Love to all...

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    ((((Dee))))

    What a tragic news, my dear. I can imagine how hard it must be for you to be the steady adult for your students. The one they can come to with their questions and grief.
    I am wishing you strength this day and the ones yet to come.
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Glad about your son, Lievje.

    Dee, my sympathies. Have a gentle day.

    Chanel no. 5 velvet body cream. Soft replicate of the Parfum version.
    "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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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Cumming by Alan Cumming as SotD
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Serge Lutens Chergui

    My heart goes to you DeeOlive and to the families who have lost loved ones to the senseless tragedy.

    Lievje, glad to know your son is making improvement.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Dee - when I taught history (a very long time ago), we had a series of tragic events occur to the students of the M,W,F morning section. This was a large class (about 300 students), and yet each time we heard something happened to one of the students (or, in one case, was caused by one of the students), it hit hard. And you would think that with classes that size, it would be easier.

    So I can't imagine what you are going through this morning. Stay strong.

    Livje - glad to hear your son is healing and feels well enough to concentrate on a book. That is excellent news.

    SotD = Ava Luxe Shambala Tibet. Really wanted a soft incense frag this morning. I hope she comes back to the perfume biz.....
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Delices de Cartier, hump day deserves some deliciousness.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Serge Lutens, Daim Blond.
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    Sniff and let sniff.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Got a weird-but-wonderful combo going this ayem - (you ready for this?) Montana Parfum d'Homme (original - THANG KEW KBE!!) and Gucci (THANG KEW Tinks!!) The brusque Parfum plays off the fruity Gucci in the nicest way......
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Totally agree with chaya that this time of a year can be both joyful and tragic. Stay strong and put, Dee.

    Glad to hear from lievje, although I realize that you both must be very tired from the worrying.

    Shades, welcome back, I was thinking about you when that snowstorm hit your part of the globe. Was it the worst in the whole history of observation?

    Wearing IPdF Zenzero for the first time today. Anybody ever ordered from 'Your Cosmetics" site? I wanted to explore IPdF and Esteban lines more and could not find much of the reviews on how reliable this site is.

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    Allure Sensuelle today


    Mr.T's car have been snowed/iced in the parking lot next door so he has my car all week...that means no trips to the P.O
    It's closed by the time he gets out of work and my Angelique Encens & Imperial Opoponax should been arriving any day now. Argh!!

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    SOTD for me is Tam Dao. This one is magical.
    Dee, I'm sure you read about the kid who opened fire with a machine gun at a mall in Omaha, which is near where I live.
    The sad reality is this: People are alienated. They have computers to make them feel as though they have a social life and an identity, but when they step outside in the real world, they feel as though nobody cares. People are so busy working that they have NO TIME, NO TIME to do the things they want and need to do. They hurry around, angry at strangers, impatient with people they love. That kid in Omaha lost a father due to divorce, lost a stepfather due to divorce, lost a job at McDonalds, lost a girlfriend, and snapped.
    Who knows what was the breaking point for the shooter on your campus?
    The worst thing is, entertainment has become so violent in content, that human life is made surreal and devalued. That they boy wrote, "I'm a piece of shi*. I'm going to take out some pieces of shi*." as his reason for shooting innocent people.
    The only lesson I can take away from all this is that one must never stop caring and loving, or all is lost, for everyone.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Shades, welcome back, I was thinking about you when that snowstorm hit your part of the globe. Was it the worst in the whole history of observation?
    thankfully, our immediate area was in a little pocket of area that did not get hit badly. We were very worried that we wouldn't be able to fly out, but we didn't get much ice ... all around us, people were not so lucky as us. Our personal worst ice storm was in 2002, parts of our town were without electricity for 2 weeks!
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    My SotD is Jasmin de Nuit

    But what I really want to say is that:
    I could not have said it better dear purplebird.
    And, yet, your eloquently expressed thoughts
    completely articulate my feelings about
    this alarmingly dismal social issue.

    Perhaps, we all need to slow down just a little,
    smile a little more and reach out.

    I wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season,
    after all those are the most important things we can have.
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me

    The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.

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    "Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
    Dhammapada

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 December

    Very well said Purplebird. The violence in our society as an answer to "what ails us" is so pervasive now, that sadly it has become almost accepted. Unfortunately, we have been heading down this slippery slope for quite some time, and I don't see an end to it anytime soon.

    DEE - my heart and thoughts are with you and your students at this terrible time.

    Today I'll wear CHERGUI.
    "Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
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