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    Default SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Taking it easy today...Christmas party at the office and last day at work.
    Then I'm taking 11 days off, yippie!

    Good to read your son is feeling better, lievje! A good book and mama's love!

    Dee, how are you feeling today?

    To fully celebrate, I am wearing my beloved

    CHERGUI
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Sniffing around
    I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    CHERGUI for me too!

    Good morning !

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Alliage - Estée Lauder
    Wishlist is pointless.

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    How I envy you, my LIB.

    Last minute preparations and worries over here. Christmas lunch and Christmas party at the office. And I want everything to be perfect. Bad habit

    Chanel No.5
    extrait to match today's outfit.

    Have a lovely Friday!
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Wearing that Chanel tweed again, R? Best of luck with the preparations. We all know how stressful that can be.

    TGIF!! Ah, the holidays have arrived at last. Perfect.

    Not wearing anything yet, but I plan to visit Goutal and try out their new Orientalistes... will report back
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Annick Goutal's Rose Absolue is my chosen companion today.

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Prada Infustion d'Iris again for me. Stuck in waiting on the cable guy and also the arrivial of a package which should have came yesterday...
    DONNA

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    I am still in bed. I haven't chosen my SOTD yet. It will be either Narciso Rodriguez or Infusion d'Iris, I suspect.
    "I don't know the key to success,
    but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    I am with LIB in taking off from work until Jan 2. ahhhhh...

    SotD will be Jacques Bogart Bogart
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Kisses to all recuperating, or still ailing.
    Up early for a looong day.
    Neil Morris' Dark Season- all my friends on Sniffa are enjoying, so I thought I'd go for solidarity.
    VERY Xmassy- I think I mailed out a LOT of samps of this.

    Be well, friends.

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Mitsouko, opened the vintage bottle.

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Kyoto by Comme des Garcons

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Twins with Twolf today - Mitsouko
    (inspired by the thread listing all the folks here who sadly can't learn to love her) and happy that my chemistry makes her glorious.

    Lady in Black/Buni - sorry didn't see your early post question - am feeling much better, thank you and thanks again to the other very supportive folks here. Still fielding calls from distressed students, and immersed in grading finals.
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Brought forth the lovely Jasmin Impeatrice Eugenie by Creed...floating on a redolent stream of sandalwood....feeling a bit like an Empress
    "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 - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Clemmie View Post
    I am still in bed. I haven't chosen my SOTD yet. It will be either Narciso Rodriguez or Infusion d'Iris, I suspect.
    Well I lied. In the end, because I have a patchouli fetish at the moment, I plumped for Coco Mademoiselle, and it smells divine on me for some reason today. I really must try to find Aveda Patchouli oil as well.

    It's a funny frag, CM. Sometimes I love it, sometimes not so much. Today, I am loving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Mitsouko, opened the vintage bottle.
    I've been reading that the pure perfume and the vintage Mitsouko smell nothing like the stuff on the shelves today. The one I have is an EDT that I bought from ebay and it only cost me £18, so I'm thinking it's a fake. Will have to try the real thing.
    Last edited by Clemmie; 21st December 2007 at 11:57 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    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.
    Inspired by TWolf's example - I dug out my sample of Montale's Golden Aoud. I wonder if there is some saffron at the top as well.....

    I don't get the vast array of notes that TWolf does. My unsophisticated nose essentially equates oud + flowers = roses unless something screams "This is not a Rose"!!!! On a certain level - it reminds me of Montale's Aoud Damascus. may have to do a comparison sniff this weekend......

    Unlike the other Montale Aouds I've tried - this one gets close to the skin very quickly (especially in this colder weather). I put this on about 45 minutes ago and can barely smell it now.

    Chaya - I hope your job interview went well yesterday. Keep us informed!!!!
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Guerlains Vetiver Extreme, all the way from Canada

    Thanks Graffham!

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Hello, everyone!

    Wearing the gorgeous Profumum Santalum today.

    Lievje, so glad to hear your son is on the mend!
    Chaya, keep us posted on the job, and you smell YUMMY!
    Everyone who's got lots of time off now, I'm jealous! But am also taking off a couple of days around the new year myself, so have some anticipatory relaxing to do.

    Enjoy, everyone.
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    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Iris by Prada

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Yum, yum and more yum!
    You all smell so good!


    Today is my last day in the office,
    before the holidays, just like LIB .
    Although, my boss told me to take today off too .
    What a nice guy!!!!!!

    I woke up with a wonderful scent in my nostrils;
    hubby applied some Caron Pour Un Homme
    for work. So now, I'm wrapping my presents with a
    tiny bit of Caron Pour Un Homme wafting up
    from the backs of my palms. I'll be off to the office with
    gifts in tow to wish everyone Happy Holidays and then
    off to do a little bit more shopping.

    No SotD yet, but a fabulous SotM .
    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 - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Kyoto by Comme des Garcons
    Mike!!

    I was feeling incense-y today too (it's cool and rainy here) and reached for:
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Ah, wearing a brand new amber scent with snow outside! The sensual and warm Annick Goutal Ambre Fétiche

    You were right, eric, this is one amazing scent.
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Got up late today and am preparing for hubbie's work's do
    tonight (hairdresser's, nails, face pack etc.) - need all the
    help I can get!! Wearing Prada Infusion d'Iris and loving it.

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Starting out in Tea for Two.
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    Sniff and let sniff.

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    This new old Mitsouko's top notes are bad -- whoever had it before me probably did not know a thing about temperatures and humidity, etc. However, Clemmie, I will be able to send you some to try together with the others we spoke about.

    My boss just called and said they need me at work today -- I guess some other Santa's Elf had too much eggnogg last night! Took a quick dip into the bathtub and still feel Mitsouko, the way she is supposed to be: singing in the lower octave, luring, velvety.

    Agree with sakecat: that other spice in Golden Aoud IS saffron (little orange brownish threads you put in your rice to make it look yellow?).

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    This new old Mitsouko's top notes are bad ...
    Agree with sakecat: that other spice in Golden Aoud IS saffron (little orange brownish threads you put in your rice to make it look yellow?).
    That's a shame. I've smelled musty, spoiled topnotes in vintage perfumes too many times. It's worth waiting out sometimes, though.
    Montale uses that combination of spices in many of his perfumes. It's sweet and salty at the same time. I think it was dominant in Aoud Queen Rose, Vetiver des Sables, and present even in Attar. I don't know what it is, but I read that it includes saffron.

    rtamara, I love that Jasmine Imperiatrice Eugenie too.

    SOTD - Madini Maderas de Oriente. It's supposed to be Atlas cedar, but (like all Madinis) it is made of different ingredients in a different combination than most western perfumes, so I give up trying to decipher the aroma. Madini--a delightful departure from Western perfumery...
    Last edited by purplebird7; 21st December 2007 at 05:45 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Opium today. I've had a tradition of Flowerbomb Friday, but lately I'm not so enthralled with the Bomb.

    And yes, Opium does smell like Christmas!

    Party today at work, then 4 days off! Lots of time to lavish many samples up and down the arms.
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    I'm testing Parfum d'Empire Eau de Glorie today.

    Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Neroli, Rosemary, Lavender
    Middle Notes: Aniseed, Tea, Licorice
    Base Notes: Leather, Oakmoss, Tobacco, Incense
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post
    That's a shame. I've smelled musty, spoiled topnotes in vintage perfumes too many times. It's worth waiting out sometimes, though......
    Oh Wolfie - what a shame! And I'll bet you were RULLY looking forward to that experience too. But I agree with The Bird - "waiting out" can prove rewarding. I had the same experience with vintage La Rose Jacqueminot and after about forty five minutes the old musty notes sent away and the rose shimmered like new. Hope this happens for you.

    (Meanwhile I've added some CBIHP Lavender Tea to my Avignon - WHEEEEEEE!)
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    Default Re: SotD - TGIF!!! Friday 21st December 2007

    I don't have many big bottles to spray with abandon, so am wearing Burberry again. I love reading these posts, it gives me ideas of what to try some day.

    Today is also my last day of work for two weeks. Maybe I'll be able to get out to the stores and test some new scents!
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