Mille de Jean Patou
Thread: SotD Saturday April 26th
Marc Jacobs Amber Splash - I am taken back to Italy when I last wore this .
Have a good Saturday!
Last edited by BrothaG; 26th April 2008 at 10:12 AM.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Today I am wearing Amoreuse by Parfums DelRae. Notes of tangerine, cardamom, French tuberose, French jasmine, Tahitian ginger lily, cedar, moss, sandalwood and honey (acc. to LuckyScent).
A wonderful gift from an even more wonderful lady... :bounce:
Raining here today (means no window cleaning - YAY!)
Tam Dao today. Have a fantastic Saturday everyone.
Last evening was so wonderful, I don't know where to begin...
ComDiva made me feel like I had truly 'come home'; I've never felt so loved and nurtured.
Her children are amazingly bright and funny, her DH is warm and real, the food was incredible.
I am stunned.
There is so much love in her home-
My recalcitrant men felt as if we were her family.
Now, I need to curse her, alas, for putting Profumum's Santalum on my arm...
It's still there, haunting me.
Holy jus, my Lord.
I'm off to do BAD things-
That means Diabolo Rose has shown its face at Barney's.
I'll lightly spritz with SMN Ginstra first....
That girl's got a collection !
I've gotta share mine, now...!
Happy birthday, CologneJunkie!!!
Well, I'm right behind Chaya in posting today, and must say, the pleasure was MINE and my family's.
We had such a marvelous time!
I knew Chaya was fabulous, and was delighted though not all all surprised to discover that so is/are her DH and sons. Glorious men, all. And fun, smart, funny... and (like my clan) lovingly tolerant of mama's fragrance passion. I am thoroughly delighted with the entire family, and can't wait to get together again.
Also, now, when any other BNers come to Boston, Chaya can speak to the fact that you'll be fed well, with sniffing almost certainly on the menu for dessert. Any takers?
For scent today (community service clean-up in the neighborhood where I work, then to little league opening day for DS#2, and finally off to a folk festival that runs 'til 11 p.m.), I am basking in the perfect spring floral from the divine Twolf, L'Artisan Jacinthe des Bois. I adore this, though fear I should be more delicate and wraithe-like (with long, wood-nymph type hair) to really do this fragrance justice. A light, elegant hyacinth soliflore.
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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
Route du Vetiver today.
we have seen the enemy...and he is us.-Pogo
Happy Birthday CJ!!!!
Bellodgia EDT for me today
Happy birthday, Cologne Junkie!
ComDiva and Chaya, thank you both for the enjoyable recaps, sounds as though you had a lovely time. Chaya, I have been after that Santalum for a while now, it sounds sublime.
Speaking of sublime, sotd is Creed Angelique Encens.
Enjoy your Saturday, all.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Sounds like you had one whale of the time, dear Bostonians!
Off from work this whole weekend and do not know what to do with all this spare time! Will shave legs (my toenails need some close attention but I am afraid to even look at them!), go grocery shopping, gardening is about all done (would like to visit a gardening center to check their small fences options), nothing is probably on TV, need to wash the curtains and clean windows. Perhaps organize the closet -- sweaters packed and shorts out. Most definitely will grill outside -- steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs for the whole week -- before the storms move in.
In Chantecaille Le Jasmine, dear BNer re-introduced me to their Tiare and now I am in love with the whole line of 4 (plus Frangipane and Wisteria) I forgot I had small decants of.
It would have been a 'blow-the roof-off' event, had you been present.
Aren't YOU divine today.
[What say, we do a split, hmmm ?!]
Happy Birthday, CJ !
Wow ~ such good fun happening in the East!!!! Sounds like Boston was the place to be this week!
The happiest of birthdays is wished to Cologne Junkie!!!
SOTD = Badgley Mischka!
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DIDN'T you Boston ladies luck out~ Many thanks for sharing your happy times with us. I felt totally caught up in your mutual respect and loving! Best of the best! (And you smell good too!)
After yesterday's orgy of confections (Loukhoums and chocolate during the day - dreaming of sweet orientals all night) needed a refresher so am awash in TBS' Zestini - absolutely lives up to it's name. Just like that bitter bright spurt when you've twisted the zest into your espresso after Death by Chocolate!!
And HAPPY HAPPY to Cologne Junkie!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Happy Birthday Cologne Junkie!
Today I am wearing Annick Goutal Quel Amour! Its quite lovely.....Now I have to get back to doing my online study/testing for work
Happy belated birthday lievje (I am so sorry to have missed it, girl, didn't log in yesterday)
happy birthday cj!
Chaya and Cath, it warms my heart to see BNers get together for a family feast - hugs to both! You make me want to hop on a plane right now
Twolf, I noticed you've worn my "as-close-to-HG-as-can-be" scent yesterday! Was she nice to you? :brolly:
Me, I'm in Korres
Vanilla Cinnamon Body Water
Nice, verrrry nice, the vanilla is not overpowering. Smells like Un Crime Exotique light....and has real cinnamon eo inside, that's for sure. I got two hot, red spots on my neck that - thank goodness - lasted only half an hour.
I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker
Lalique Pour Homme (The Lion) by Lalique - first time from a sample (thanks shadesofbleu)
Happy Birthday Cologne Junkie, Vivek and Neotye26!
In Angel for now, but not for long.
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"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
:bounce:Happy Birthday CologneJunkie! :bounce:
SOTD: Gardenia by Chanel
SOTE: Sampling Angel Rose by Thierry Mugler (there is so much resemblance to the original and I was hoping the rose would be more prominent and stays a little longer)
Oh Coconut, we are of a like mind today, as I am in AG Gardenia Passion! Needed some flowers in my life today.
Come play with us (click on the Basenotes link) http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=195893
Miss Dior Cherie. It's really sunny here, and I don't have enough chirpy sunshiney scents. This'll do for now though...
How I enjoyed learning of your lovely evening, gals. You warmed the hearts of many in the telling of it.
Happiest of days, clgnejunkie!
Wearing the beautiful Boucheron Femme in edp form.
SEE IT NOW: BASENOTES DENVER MEETUP, THE MOVIE -- click here
Tam Dao for me too.
Have a great weekend!
Today it looks like spring is finally here...at least in the nothern norwayish way.It's sunny and the snow has started to melt. Been to work today.I decided on Contradiction as my sotd. For the evening I'm off to my sister's place for pizza in the gorgeous AL Rasa.So glad I bought this blinde!!! Have a great weekened people and a very happy birthday to CJ!!!!
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Hanae Mori Magical Moon. I have a sample while I'm back in Florida visiting with Mom. Sprayed some on her too!
Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
-- Absolutely Fabulous
Narciso Rodriguez EDT
for me today
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."
ComDiva and Chaya: reading of your wonderful evening, tasting and sniffing, I must admit to a smidgeon of jealousy. What wonderful fun!
I am wearing AG Songes. I do love this fragrance, and wanted it to feel loved after slights on a Songes thread.
Happy Birthday Cologne Junkie! FEED that addiction and celebrate!
Sounds like Chaya and ComDiva had a fabulous time, a great read those recaps.
Today I am experimenting with my LLP parcel which included a free sample package of JD'd Memoire Cherie, My Sin, Crepe de Chine, Oh! de London, Madeline Moro, and Bakir.
So far I have tried Memoire Cherie, which is true to the original, but really never my thing: My Sin, which is absolutely charming, but not quite as animalic as the Lanvin version, needs a muskier base, IMO. The real winner is the one I actually ordered which is Infinite Grace, an amazing copy of the original Heaven Sent. The oakmoss, patchouli, benzoin and sandal and musk in the base are lovely and the floral heart is long lasting. I do not recall wearing this one as a teen, it must have been too much for me way back then when carnation was too spicy for me. But I am liking this version a lot. So my SoTD is Infinite Grace, by LLP.
I think I might "need" some Always (his Toujours Moi) as well, but alas it is discontinued.
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1000 EDT (Jean Patou)
Top notes: Chinese osmanthus, rose centifolia, bergamot, tarragon, angelica
Middle notes: Jasmine de Grasse, geranium, violet, rose damascena, iris
Base notes: Vetiver, patchouli, oakmoss, Mysore sandalwood, amber, musk, civet
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Play by Comme des Garcons - off to a birthday party for a friend