Recital again for me today. It's the convenient choice.
Didn't chime in yesterday so I just wanted to say hugs to DeeOlive and to Lievje - I hope your son continues to improve Happy belated birthday to markc!
I'm wearing Cinema Festival d'Ete today - nice summery scent which opposes the gloomy, rainy day (and we are supposed to be in a drought!)
Have a great day everyone.
Recital again for me today. It's the convenient choice.
"I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
Arabie, getting in the mood for Christmas...
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
My goodness, it is getting cold out there. Time for Floris of London's EAU DE SANTAL EXTREME! (And a spray of Encens et Lavande under the shirt, perhaps?)
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Absolutely Encens et Lavande under the shirt, Brotha
Trying to keep myself warm and comfortable in the arms of Ambre Sultan
I want to hibernate right now!
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
It is cold, isn't it, Dutchies?
I'm in En Passant, pretending it's spring.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten, none are undeservedly remembered - W.H. Auden
cold and frosty here, but not as bad as many countries.
SMN Peau d'Espagne extract.
Good morning.Another day for me with the day off. It's - 2 degrees here and cloudy.Going out for coffee with my bestfriend and another friend today,but first I have an appointment with the eye specialist.She wanna check how the eye has healed.For this dark day I'm wearing Opium Fleur Imperiale. Hope you all have a nice day
!Donna baby, you're a vixen !
I adore that glorious stable-in- a bottle- where's Catherine - the- Great smell...
[Did I fit it all in ?]
My family sends me to Coventry if I don it [ nudge, nudge- wink, wink !].
Good to see you, Lievje !
Dikke kus to Bram.
Clemmie, you'll have to elaborate on your scent. I'd love to know what's in it.
Also- what voice type are you ?
[I'm a mezzo]
You must be my son's music twin !
Yesterday, he was in a 3-hour concert at high school- he's in 2 choirs- this one was Early Music a cappella.
Today, he's got one more 3-hour concert.
Enough, already !
I'm impaired and unimpressed- total migraine again- kill those whoremoans, dammit.
But I've got the periodontist, a really important job interview [ I've been actively searching for over 3 years], and then J's concert, SOOOOOOO
Tant pis, Maman !
I'll play it soothing w/ Lalique tendre Kiss edp.
So soft, so gentle, it will lull the savage beast- and I'm meetin' PLENTY today.
Kisses to all.
Bundle up, says the fragrant Jewish mama , sans guilt...!
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Started the day with Blu by Bulgari, then switched to Madness by Chopard at 7pm...
Smoothing on some Rice Dry Oil by Fresh...(it came in a gift pack last year with a little Sake edp)
Will probably add some Tabac Blond. Just in the mood for that.
"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
Derby (Guerlain) from a sample.
Today is Wild Hunt, again.
This week I've only worn Maharadja and Wild Hunt - very strange!
Either I'm settling down or it's love.
YSL Live Jazz this AM
to be followed by Aramis Havana for our afternoon/evening office Christmas Party!!
...edit this evening:
I gotta admit that after just 2 modest sprays of this in mid afternoon I am still sillaging this beautiful fragrance. A winner! and definitely a long distance runner as well..
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"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
Had good nights sleep and am wearing something new (to me) Sira des Indes...very interesting
The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
Have been doing a bit of hibernating (haven't even read today's thread, but want to post and wave at everyone!)... I'm in Nereides Imperial Opoponax, with a little Vivienne Westwood Boudoir Sin Garden on one pulse point just to test.
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
A few weeks back I read on another forum that Basenotes is a very uptight and hard-to- get-into-the-circle community and I disagreed then. Our yesterday's thread is another proof of this, doncha think?
First half an hour at work yesterday I spent on the phone answering all them questions about last minute shopping: Why don't you have THIS in stock? How come the manager did not order enough of THAT? And you should see the lines at the post office.... Will be off today and tomorrow because I will be working Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I suppose, have not seen the schedule yet. Oh well, it is not the first time...
Wearing Montale Golden Aoud from a kind Basenoter's sample. Will make tvlampboy's fish bake for dinner.
Tabarome Millesime for the first time in ages...adore this invigorating elixir. The notes list tobacco leaves, green tea and ginger but I get a strong impression of tonka and some lavender as well. Comes roaring out of the spritzer in a blast of bright citrusy freshnes and settles into a lightly cozy sort of patchouli and sandalwood. One Creed that really works for/on me.
(Was warmly embraced the SECOND I showed up here - hope the poor disgruntled person gives it another shot.)
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"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
FM Iris Poudre - love it!
Hermèssence Ambre Narguilé.
Sniff and let sniff.
TWolf - I'm curious to hear what you think of Montale Golden Aoud. I haven't seen any information on it anywhere except Perfume Court and I have not been able to find a list of notes.
Wearing Ayala Moriel Black Licorice today. Black Jelly Beans! Yum!!!!!
Sakecat's Scent Project
"Wardrobe" and Reviews of everything I've tried to date. Please come visit and let me know what you think.
Are there rose notes in it, like most of his other ouds?
I love his Blue Amber, it's so soft and warm and sweet.
Today I am in Etro Sandalo.
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Basenotes in fact has got to be one of the most
comforting and supportive online communities
I've ever ran across. I consider myself very lucky
to be a part of it! Thank you all for making it such
a warm place .
Today's SotD is Ormonde Woman,
2nd time this week . She just calls out to me!
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
Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me
The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.
"Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”
I like this site too and I'm a Basenotes virgin. Have been using the frag reviews for ages but never got round to posting in the forums.
Anyhoo - it's Penhaligons English Fern for me today.
Something I haven't worn in quite a while - Kingdom by Alexander McQueen
Uptight and unwelcoming!? Wow, I've never seen that here. It's been nothing but warm, friendly and open since I joined almost a year ago. I also find members very comforting and caring.
Sadly, I think that statement says more about the person who wrote it, than about this board.
Really enjoying Montale's INTENSE TIARE this morning!
"Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"