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    Default SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    I'm so fickle. I was going to wear Asja today, but my current obsession, Infusion d'Iris called to me, and I am now smothered in that instead.
    "I don't know the key to success,
    but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
    Bill Cosby

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    SotD: SJP Covet. Really fresh, yet with a warmness suiting a cloudy winters day!

    Have a fab smelling day, all BN:s.
    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    So, we did not crash the site after all yesterday
    Although...I could not post my SotE, Guet-Apens.

    Well Quarry, it seems you did it girl! An inspired idea. I don't think we ever had a longer SotD thread. Just wonderful! And would it not be great when most people would go on posting and sharing?

    Sloan, that was a picture I could have chosen as avatar! Absolutely awesome.

    A few dabs of Shalimar extrait on pulse points and a light mist of Spiritueuse Double Vanille over my hair.
    Enough comfort to help me through this day.

    It is back to business, my dears. Let's make the best of it!
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Eau de Cologne Impériale for me again, have a wonderful Wednesday!
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Back to work, bleh. In stinky Miel de Bois today. Cold weather is the best time for this scent - it's too sweet and heavy for summer.

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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    Wearing my brand new love, Armani Privé - Cuir Améthyste
    It is sweet, plummy but not so leathery...

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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    Ambre Sultan will keep me warm on my first full day back at the office.

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    Aramis 900
    Wishlist is pointless.

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    Today is the first day back at work in the new year.It's a cloudy day with temperatures around zero. Got a bottle of JLO Glow after dark from my sister,so testing this one for work today.So far I think it's a littlebit too synthetic and a bit sharp for my taste,but got it for Christmas,so feel I should give it a try.Never tested the original one,though... Enjoy the day people

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    Took me a while to get on the board this morning, but it appears to be working again.

    Wearing my most-worn from 2007 today: Annick Goutal Duel

    Best of luck to all of those going back to work!
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    Am enjoying my vacation - no work till the last week of Jan - so I will be testing testing...
    Left hand - CSP Princesse Muscat - right hand Divine edp
    thanks to Twolf and Kyra this morn
    Last edited by DeeOlive; 2nd January 2008 at 10:13 AM.
    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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    I'm in 31 Rue de Cambon today.
    Some books are undeservedly forgotten, none are undeservedly remembered - W.H. Auden

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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    Berkeley Square Fig & Cherry.

    One of my best bargin buys (£10 for 50ml) - a rather fleeting, but pleasing mix of fruits and woody notes.

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    Good morning!

    Sharing the house with lievje today in Coromandel. I am enjoying the classy patchouli note in it very much.

    I don't want to return to my working life
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Sniffing around
    I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker

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    Working a graveyard shift, so I needed comfort-- Burberry London

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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    La Maison de la Vanille Vanille Noire du Mexique
    Notes: vanilla, rose, jasmine, iris, tonka bean, bergamot

    Have a great day, everyone!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Good Morning, folks !

    Son comes home today... can't wait !
    Will wear Parfum D'Ida.
    Will you share my silly excitement, and check out today's :

    http://perfumesmellinthings.com
    ?
    [It's afirst, for me]

    Hope lievje's son is better...
    Love to all-

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    Yeah, Miss Joy!! Congrats on a banner day yesterday - record numbers and new faces - great way to start the year!!

    Today, it's into the orange groves with Elixir de Merveilles over Eau de Mervilles.....I am MAH-VELOUS!!!
    "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 Wednesday 2 January 2008

    chaya, read your wonderful, life and love filled fragrant story!! Congratulations and much joy in the New Year.

    Still not sure what to wear today, though.
    "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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    Calvin for Men (the original, discontinued Eighties gem)

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    "Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by tdem1961 View Post
    La Maison de la Vanille Vanille Noire du Mexique

    Didn' t know what to wear, but you put me on the right track!


    Chayaruchama (there - I finally got the spelling right!) - what a wonderful story; thanks for sharing!
    I really do hope I will have the opportunity to sniff that special perfume some day.
    Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.
    --Bob Dylan

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    Mmmm Good Morning and far too early!
    Back to work here too today .

    I think I'll be wearing my cozy Bois d'Armenie
    to get me through the first workday of the year.

    Love to you all.
    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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    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem

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    Chaya, congrats! I enjoyed your piece of writing and the story itself. I hope you do plan to repeat your guest writer experience
    I really regret not knowing Neil in person, but we had a brief e-mail exchange last year and his good soul shines through - David is a sweetie, too. You know, sometimes you feel the need to HUG someone.
    I dabbed on some Parfum d'Ida on the back of my hand in your honour (thanks Riannon for passing on the most recent NM samples - just didn't have time to test until now) - wowser, for the time being it's all mystic incense and myrrh on my skin!
    Last edited by Lady_in_Black; 2nd January 2008 at 01:23 PM. Reason: *typos*
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Sniffing around
    I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker

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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    Fumidus by Profumum (2nd time from a sample - thanks Michael)

    Just perfect for a blast of cold weather here in Miami - anyone got a fireplace I can lay next to?

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    I decided what to wear. My sample of Plus Que Jamais from the lovely Dee.
    This seems to be the year of my finding Guerlains that I love. But WHY do they have to be of the likes of Plus Que Jamais and Attrape Coeur????

    see below link to humorous story about PQJ:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...122001093.html
    Last edited by rtamara41; 3rd January 2008 at 10:45 AM.
    "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 2 January 2008

    Chaya, congratulations! What a wonderful moving story you wrote. I did the same as Lady in Black, and applied Parfum d'Ida from the sample you sent me. Wow! On this beautiful day your son returns ánd you wrote your article!
    Some books are undeservedly forgotten, none are undeservedly remembered - W.H. Auden

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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Just perfect for a blast of cold weather here in Miami - anyone got a fireplace I can lay next to?
    Of course you can come over sweetie, but don't be surprised when I absentmindedly will try to scratch your ears

    And that is all your fault, Chaya 'lieverd'. Reading your story, my eyes wandered back again and again to the part of Neil and your 'puppies'.
    Sheesh, with my fantasy in full motion I got visions...... Most entertaining and thank you for a great story. Gotta love the Maestro, hmm?

    Enjoy your son, dear. I am so glad he will be safely back in his mothers loving arms
    Last edited by Riannon; 2nd January 2008 at 12:58 PM.
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    Geir today...brrrrr, Colder tonight though, near freezing!
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha

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    I'm testing Incense Extreme today. (thanks to mikeperez23 and Santa Ray )

    Congrats, Chaya. I enjoyed the story very much.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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