Happy Birthday to Schachman. A class act.
Thread: SotD - Friday, 16th May 2008
For Scent Sychronization Day I wanted to wear Bwah de Eel. (I like eels!)
But, knowing that many would already be wearing the one Chanel that cooperates with me uncomplainingly, I decided to go with
Chanel No. 22 parfum (circa early/mid 80s).
I have a tough time wearing Chanel's signature aldehydic topnotes, but I am finally getting the incense thing others talk about with this scent. Particularly 30 minutes in.
I wonder if that incense is a result of wearing 22 with Secret Vanilla Chai Anti-Perspirant. This anti-perspirant has a shockingly strong and tenacious scent. The combination of vanilla pudding under my arms and No. 22 on the pulse points seems to improve both.
But again, my nose is still wonky and can't be trusted.
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Happy Birthday to Schachman. A class act.
Looking for: Vento Canale, da Gianni Campagna.
R de Capucci as SotD
Happy BIrthday Schachman!
we have seen the enemy...and he is us.-Pogo
Coco Mademoiselle... I think this one is now FBW
Happy birthday Schachman!
Happy Birthday Schachman! Circa1905 is right, you are a class act!
Gabrielle Rose, my young and lovely wife, joins us for SSD in Bois des Iles.
I stand corrected, SotD is Coco Mademoiselle. SotE will be Bois des Iles
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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Add one more to the list for:
Bois des IlesI used to love Bulgari Omnia until I bought a bottle that had probably been sitting on a shelf in a little, un-airconditioned store in Boston for years. The black pepper top notes had overtaken the entire scent. I lamented, "Where would I ever find that nice gingerbread-sandalwood again?"
Years later, kumquat introduced me to this beautiful Chanel.
Warm, soft, sweet, delicious without being gourmand. Airy, diffusive, yet stays close to the skin. Beautiful like a light musk.
What's not to love?
I wish Chanel would put it back in the perfume counters.
I love Chanel in general--the house seems to go with my skin chemistry and my personality. Today I had a difficult time deciding, but eventually settled on:
It was at one time my "signature scent". This was around the time it first came out in the 80's. I wore it for many years in all concentrations, and had all the body products. I eventually stopped wearing it some time in the late 90's. I still love its powdery, spicy, floral combination. It is really the only thing at the time which could push Coty Wild Musk of its throne, lol
Today's SSD choices are:
Cuir de Russie applied in the morning
Bois des Iles spritzed on in the afternoon
Allure Sensuelle for bed
I'll be wearing the EDT versions. As they only last about 6 hours on me... I can wear three different scents in one day.
I'm simplifying my life. For Sale Thread (some niche, some designer):
iPdiF Fresca di Vetiver
Catherine Deneuve: "You should put scent where you like to be kissed."
Les Exclusifs Bel RespiroAlways the odd duck, I figured I'd be alone in my choice for this transparent, chemical concoction. I can't defend my affinity for it with any obvious praises--it's really odd stuff, but like iso-e super, there's something artificially attractive there. It's sort of floral, with cucumber-like lightness, but some Chanel-like woodiness. Luca Turin, who gives it 4 stars, says "it may end up appealing to the phalanx of women who don't really like perfume." To quote Bugs Bunny, "He don't know me vewwy well, do he?"
Happy B-Day, Schachman--I don't know you (yet), and that appears to be my loss.
SMM--You have run the atomizer gauntlet and have truly gone tribal.
WordBird--Congrats on becoming a real woman.
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Nothing. I actually forgot. I’d tracked down and tried two Chanel samples, Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie and was all set to wear the latter. Have to wait until I get home now.
Happy Birthday SCHACHMAN! Cheers!
It's CUIR DE RUSSIE for me today. One of the few Chanels that I get along with. I don't love it, but at least it's not a scrubber!
Have a great day all!
"Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
As part of the synchronization day:
And loving it!
Though believe it or not, I actually UNDER applied it.
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“… [I] recall thinking that the computer would never advance much further than this. Call me naïve, but I seemed to have underestimated the universal desire to sit in a hard plastic chair and stare at a screen until your eyes cross.” ~ David Sedaris
For the day I wanted to continue with my L'Artisan sampling:
DZING!... first one I liked but it's not amazing... this house is odd and feels really depressing to me. Perhaps the Mandarine Tout will pick up my spirits for tomorrow.
For the evening I'll be wearing Chanel Allure for SSD.
“As if everyone, all over the world, had his daily visually artistic task; the task of being an image for others.” Peter Handke
Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
(From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)
New Haarlem- a new favorite.
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.”
Darn, forgot about Chanel day on BN.
Today I have Mitsouko parfum on the right arm - am getting the fruity peach accord now - and Jicky parfum on the left arm - dry lavender/slightly soapy; not as crisp as the EDT formulation on me. I'm smelling pretty good, if I do say so.
For Chanel day, I would have worn Antaeus, just for the fun of it.
MPG Iris Bleu Gris
Bois des Iles, because although I horde my little bottle of parfum, this seemed like a good day to bring it out.
BOIS DES ÎLES
Happy Birthday, Schachman!
...and Congratulations with those 5 STARS!
I am wearing Feminite de Bois today. Sorry. Forgot about SSD.
Allure Homme for SSD
Sometimes a certain smell will take me back to when I was young,
How come I'm never able to identify where it's coming from,
I'd make a candle out of it if I ever found it,
Try to sell it, never sell out of it, I'd probably only sell one
-"Stressed Out", Twenty One Pilots
Escada Magnetism. Going to give it one last shot.
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