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    Default SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Morning all.

    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.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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."
    Bill Cosby

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Arabie, getting in the mood for Christmas...
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    cold and frosty here, but not as bad as many countries.

    SMN Peau d'Espagne extract.
    DONNA

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    I'm in Songes once again.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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

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    !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...!
    Last edited by chayaruchama; 20th December 2007 at 11:10 AM. Reason: sloppiness

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Started the day with Blu by Bulgari, then switched to Madness by Chopard at 7pm...
    Massive headache...

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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

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    Max Mara

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Derby (Guerlain) from a sample.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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..
    Last edited by kbe; 21st December 2007 at 01:12 AM.
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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Morning all!

    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.
    Chanakya

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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...

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    FM Iris Poudre - love it!

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Hermèssence Ambre Narguilé.
    .
    Sniff and let sniff.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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!!!!!
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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Profumum Fumidus

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    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.
    Good, thanks for sticking up for us. People here are lovely. I've never seen a newcomer treated with anything but welcomes.
    Quote Originally Posted by sakecat22 View Post
    TWolf - I'm curious to hear what you think of Montale Golden Aoud
    Me too.
    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.
    Last edited by purplebird7; 20th December 2007 at 02:15 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    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?
    Wow! I'm both socked and surprised.
    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

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Provocateur View Post
    Wow! I'm both socked and surprised.
    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!
    I agree- I joined about a month ago and already have been taken under wing! I LOVE this site; haven't even looked elsewhere. I am wearing Creed Virgin Island Water today- I have a teeny weeny sample and will cry tears of desperation when it is gone... (am daydreaming I am on a beach- not in a classroom with a bunch of super hyper 14 year olds!)

    Lally
    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.”

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Something I haven't worn in quite a while - Kingdom by Alexander McQueen

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    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"
    :bounce:

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    I am heading out to a friends house to bake Christmas cookie ( aka....drinking wine and gossiping). I will wear my Ambre Narguile so I will smell as divine as the cookies!

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Pour un Homme de Caron
    Wishlist is pointless.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Sorry, I did not mean to create a tempest, it was a line on POL where I do not post, but actually it was Q. who stood up for us.

    Golden Aoud is nice! It is my third aoud that I have ever tested and I can't find the notes for this fragrance. I suspect that it comes from Nancy's (Fishbone) bottle -- to my knowledge there are only a few bottles of it available in private collections in the USA -- and here what I detect in it: aoud (not strong, but still resinous, medicinal), soft mellow spices (cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, something else I would use in cooking), light flowers that actually make it slightly cool (orange/lime/lemon blossom, orchid, hyacinth, almost broom-like note), no roses, light ambrette seed (soapy, salty, dusty) and sandalwood (vibrant, warm and fresh). The general character is light, dry and gentle, staying close to skin. I think that Lady_in_Black would like this, but it is way too light and demure.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Well, it's finally happened ... I was sampling a fragrance and enjoying it so much, that I decided to run it past DH because, if he liked it, I'd jump to FB.

    "Smells like an old person."


    He's never used the "old person," "old lady" or "grandma" descriptor ever! Not even with Miss Balmain. What was this old-person scent? YSL Paris Enchantees (THANK YOU, COMDIVA!). Since he loves roses, especially in Stella Rose Absolute, I wasn't expecting his .

    I didn't care that much for the original Paris, but now I want to try all of the annual variations. Maybe he'll like Vergers or Romantique?

    Anyhoo ... going with nearest smell-alike from my wardrobe for today: Guerlain With Love.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Re the board's welcoming approach (or otherwise) as noted elsewhere - I have been here for many months and still find it a little difficult to get along, but then I feel that way almost anywhere. I observe great kindnesses and generosity amongst the friends here and it gives me pleasure to see it, though I don't neccessarily feel a party to it. That may indeed say more about me than about most participants, but I can see how that might affect other people who are less expressive than others.

    Part of it may be due to cultural differences or different ways of expressing one's personality. For example, I would rather chew my arm off than use smilies or animations, so unless I am a good writer (sadly I'm not) it might be easy for others to misunderstand any light-hearted comments. Some people are addressed by real names rather than user names, and it takes a while for that information to filter through to newcomers.

    I suggest any lurkers simply wade in and start posting. I am not in the habit of entering a room or a forum with a fanfare saying 'look, I'm here'. I am certainly not cripplingly shy, but I don't gush either. I just come in and post my first comment or question without feeling obliged to introdice myself first. It is a public board, not a private one. Lurkers out there, just come in and browse and stay around if you feel like it, but please persevere with it.

    Anyway, scent of the day is still Songes, though I have been out to town and tested Hananita and Twill Rose. I smell most preculiar.
    Last edited by Sestra; 20th December 2007 at 05:14 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Polo Double Black.
    Gary

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    I'm wearing Black Cashmere today, by special request
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    I find Basenotes very welcoming and I am thrilled to be here. I am delighted with the level of civility and the concern board members show for each other. I have had a few great experiences with exchanges and have had people point out things on ebay that I would have completely missed (like my ebay score of Nan Green! Thanks Quarry).

    I look forward to sharing more, and opening up some of my vintage beauties to BNers who may not be able to find them and who can't recall their heydays. Perfume is an art and should be more widely "viewed" is my new philosophy.

    Today, I am retrying Yvette, but in the EDP form. So far, I am very happy with it, but it is my daughter's Michael Storer and I will have to consult with her before buying a bottle. The tarragon manages to not be foody and blends well with the florals. Gen is still my favorite of the sisters and I will be wearing Gen more and more in this EDP form

    Sestra! Tell me how Habanita is working for you. Habanita is one of my holy grails and a scent that I find to be a split personality: ambery and powdery in the winter and in the summer it becomes a remarkable melange of fruits, florals and glorious woods. How is it faring in your summer?
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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
    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.
    Same here. I've felt welcome as well.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    Sestra! Tell me how Habanita is working for you. Habanita is one of my holy grails and a scent that I find to be a split personality: ambery and powdery in the winter and in the summer it becomes a remarkable melange of fruits, florals and glorious woods. How is it faring in your summer?
    Zibeline, it is my winter here in the UK, and very cold it is too. Habanita is powdery and ambery as you describe, and just slightly smoky. I've been wearing it now for about two and half hours and find it stays close to the skin. I am a little underwhelmed and disappointed, and at that price am relieved not to be falling in love. The black and silver bottle modelled on an old Lalique one has a puff ball spray, and it is a real beauty.

    I will test again when I can do it more justice. Today was rushed and the sweetness of the Twill Rose on the other arm was fighting with it.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Yes, I am having fun reading and posting, although it took me a year to take the plunge. I haven't figured out avatars and animation. Perhaps I never will. But words are powerful, persuasive, seductive. Words. How many times have I purchased a fragrance based on comments here or on the lush prose of the perfume blogs? So, I do enjoy being part of the community, in spite of my tech limitations.
    SOTD: Nuits de Noho.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    sampling Caron En Avion
    Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Today I'm sampling L'Arte Di Gucci.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sestra View Post
    Zibeline, it is my winter here in the UK, and very cold it is too. Habanita is powdery and ambery as you describe, and just slightly smoky. I've been wearing it now for about two and half hours and find it stays close to the skin. I am a little underwhelmed and disappointed, and at that price am relieved not to be falling in love. The black and silver bottle modelled on an old Lalique one has a puff ball spray, and it is a real beauty.

    I will test again when I can do it more justice. Today was rushed and the sweetness of the Twill Rose on the other arm was fighting with it.
    Gosh I feel dumb, yep winter, I got carried away with my memories of how much I love it in the summer! Here in the US I can find Habanita for very low prices, bought my 3.3 for 19.99 and can find one ounce bottles for under 10.00. The sprayer yo describe sounds like it might be the Habanita EDP and I am jealous! This version is only something I tried at Aedes and was very expensive indeed. When I think of the name Habanita, I think sultry weather, exotic flowers and tobacco blooms, and that is this scent in the summer, but not in the cold. If you can get a sample to take home, do try it after a warm shower and it will morph into something else and sill like crazy!

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    I tested Habanita in Harvey Nichols' perfume department. The 100ml bottle of edp costs £190, approximately $380 but I'm not sure what the exchange rate is at present.

    I will do as you say and get my hands on a sample.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    ..... The sprayer yo describe sounds like it might be the Habanita EDP and I am jealous! This version is only something I tried at Aedes and was very expensive indeed. ..... it will morph into something else and sill like crazy!
    "Jealous" doesn't do it justice!!! Now I've got a mission......http://www.aedes.com/product.php?product_id=1762
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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Well, it's finally happened ... I was sampling a fragrance and enjoying it so much, that I decided to run it past DH because, if he liked it, I'd jump to FB.

    "Smells like an old person."


    He's never used the "old person," "old lady" or "grandma" descriptor ever! Not even with Miss Balmain. What was this old-person scent? YSL Paris Enchantees (THANK YOU, COMDIVA!). Since he loves roses, especially in Stella Rose Absolute, I wasn't expecting his [/B][/COLOR].
    Well, *I* think you smell glorious, Quarry, dear!!! And not even a little bit old.

    When your DH goes out of town for a day or two, I will happily share some of the FB that I ran out and purchased almost immediately after Twolf :wave: sent me a sample of Roses Enchantees to try!
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    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    "Jealous" doesn't do it justice!!! Now I've got a mission......
    Perfumebay sells the parfum for 295 as does Aedes, I think I need a sample!

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Imperial Opoponax I'm so glad I finally have a bottle of my very own to love!

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    Perfumebay sells the parfum for 295 as does Aedes, I think I need a sample!
    ....me too. Aedes doesn't sample this...got any suggestions?
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by ComDiva View Post
    When your DH goes out of town for a day or two
    Those wear-them-while-he's-away frags are starting to mount to something.
    I'm much a-feared I'll like Storer's new fig fragrance when it comes out. The rule here is: Wear nothing with fig in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    ....me too. Aedes doesn't sample this...got any suggestions?
    perfumebay.com DOES offer samples!

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Sestra and Zib-
    You don't have to lust.
    I have the parfum, and I could send you a smidge.

    The key to acceptance may be as simple as kindness-
    It really doesn't cost $10 every time you smile or help out !
    But it's true- I was awfully naive, and I didn't realize how easily things can be misinterpreted.

    I've been bit@hslapped a few times.
    Por nada !
    Not necessarily here...

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    perfumebay.com DOES offer samples!
    Thanx for the site dear Zibs - (new to me) but I can't find where they offer samples. Am I being dumb?? Am toying with the notion of the solide!!

    Chaya - at that price. even a sniff of the Habanita would set you back ten clams!! I'm WILD for the plain old EDT - can't imagine what the 'fume will do.

    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline
    perfumebay.com DOES offer samples!
    Thanx for the site dear Zibs - (new to me) but I can't find where they offer samples. Am I being dumb?? Am toying with the notion of the solide!!...
    Oh look, I found it!

    http://www.perfumebay.com/3305400270075.html

    That does look interesting, I have the edt, I bet the parfum would be glorious.
    Last edited by Dulci; 20th December 2007 at 07:48 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Today: Sous le Vent
    Tonight: L'Heure Bleue

    ...these two are heaven for me.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    Thanx for the site dear Zibs - (new to me) but I can't find where they offer samples. Am I being dumb?? Am toying with the notion of the solide!!

    Chaya - at that price. even a sniff of the Habanita would set you back ten clams!! I'm WILD for the plain old EDT - can't imagine what the 'fume will do.

    Silly lady-
    Don't be shy.
    I have EDT and extrait.
    If you'd like some- tell me.
    --------------------------------------
    Oh-
    the solide is very dry, and hard to wear...
    I have it in M, AND IT'S JUST STICKY AND SMEARY.
    Wouldn't advise it !
    Last edited by chayaruchama; 20th December 2007 at 08:06 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Sorry, I did not mean to create a tempest, it was a line on POL where I do not post, but actually it was Q. who stood up for us.

    Golden Aoud is nice! It is my third aoud that I have ever tested and I can't find the notes for this fragrance. I suspect that it comes from Nancy's (Fishbone) bottle -- to my knowledge there are only a few bottles of it available in private collections in the USA -- and here what I detect in it: aoud (not strong, but still resinous, medicinal), soft mellow spices (cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, something else I would use in cooking), light flowers that actually make it slightly cool (orange/lime/lemon blossom, orchid, hyacinth, almost broom-like note), no roses, light ambrette seed (soapy, salty, dusty) and sandalwood (vibrant, warm and fresh). The general character is light, dry and gentle, staying close to skin. I think that Lady_in_Black would like this, but it is way too light and demure.
    I'm so glad this place is filled with better noses than mine!!!!

    I remember this scent being closest in feel to White Aoud. I also remember being quite fond of it.

    Looks like it will have to be my SotD - my memory of it is a bit fuzzy and the last time I wore it, it was hot out.

    Thank you so much for the feedback Twolf!
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    "Wardrobe" and Reviews of everything I've tried to date. Please come visit and let me know what you think.

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    Default Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Cabotine

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