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    Default SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    Hope everyone is having a lovely Wednesday!

    I had a dentist and chiropractor appointment this morning. No biggy though. Tried the first of many samples in the parcel that arrived yesterday and I just couldn't help myself - it had to be Love's True Bluish Light. From the moment I applied from the little sample vial I knew it was love!! I HAVE to have this gorgeous perfume. It's a comforting and yummy vanilla, but it's mature and maybe even a little bit sexy. I'm getting a bit of milky chocolatey-ness from it as well. Sillage is wonderful - much better than I had expected!

    Thank you Jillsy for allowing me to try this remarkable fragrance - I need to get myself a full bottle ASAP! (but best wait till my bank account is looking healthier. It's looking very sad from all the shopping these holidays, and the boots, dentist and chiropractor expenses today didn't help )

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    Default Re: SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit.

    A nice hump day to all.

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    Good morning everyone. I received a bottle of Asprey's
    Purple Water in the post this morning - I won it in a recent
    Basenotes competition (thank you Jen!) Of course I had to put it
    on straight away. I am a big fan of Eau de Colognes, as you already know,
    and this is a lovely, zingy example of the genre. The interesting note is the
    purple jacaranda flower spiced up with notes of white ginger and basil.
    I think I shall be wearing this one a lot this summer.

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    Aloha Tiaré - Comptoir Sud Pacifique

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    Hi everybody!

    I toyed around with my Aoud Cuir d'Arabie sample this morning (sent by dear dimples), picked it up, put it down, picked it up again...

    but then went with something almost equally bold but familiar:

    Theorema EdP + parfum

    sloan-Michael
    , what are you wearing today?
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    I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker

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    Default Re: SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    Starting a week (or more) of wearing the so neglected MDCI Parfums. Hailed by Luca Turin and loved by many members.

    Starting with the beautiful Oriental Floral, my favorite of the five fragrances of this house

    Enlévement au Sérail



    Perfumer: Francis Kurkdjian

    Notes:Bergamot, Italian mandarin, ylang-ylang, sambac jasmin, tuberose, Turkish rose, wallflower, patchouli, Indian sandalwood, vanilla, Haitian vetiver
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Default Re: SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    Sharing the house with Twolf,

    Guerlain Cuir Beluga
    Notes: mandarin, aldehydes, immortelle, leather, heliotrope, amber, vanilla

    Have a lovely day, everyone.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: Toni Gard by Toni Gard

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    Default Re: SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    One more Guerlain here: Eau de Cologne Impériale

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    You are gorgeous smellers, my angels !

    Tavorna-poopsie- I could have bet my bottom that you'd love that !
    [Now...we have to get you Sweet Absinthe, Angel Face, White Musk, Oriental Musk, Gardenia Musk, Wild Blackberry Musk, Ambra Tibet, ....]

    All my fellow Guerlainies.Yahoo !

    I visited my sweet girlfriend /SA at the Chanel boutique yesterday- and retried Cuir de Russie, which never loved me.
    Sad to say- she does NOW.
    Oh, dear.
    I feel an itch...but I think I'm just going to wear my nice sample bottle all day, and see how it goes.
    [It sure smells lovely, the morning after.Sigh.]

    Very excited about rendezvousing with Monsieur SMM this Friday...
    Any suggestions, ComDiva ?
    What should I wear to pleasure this married man's nose, girls ???
    [If you say BACON- the closest I have is CB's 'Burning Leaves', lol. Eau de Kielbasa !]

    Enjoy the day, folks...

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    SotD: AP Maitresse
    SotE: testing a sample labelled "Hermes Orange du Vert". Upon searching the directory there are 3 fragrances by Hermes with "d'Orange Verte" in part of their name so I have no clue which one I'm testing!

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    Default Re: SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    I'm wearing Chergui today.
    I've trademarked the color bleu
    Currently wearing: Hypnôse by Lancôme

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    Default Re: SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    Oooh, you lot smell nice!
    It's washday here and I hate it. Once a fortnight I get 24 hours to use the communal washing machine and drying room. Another reason we want to move!
    So I want to wear a perfume that cheers me up and is good and strong to overpower the smells of washing powder and fabric softener. I've gone with Bandit edp with its energetic feel and slightly spiky attitude. Just what I need to help me scrub those chocolate stains out!

    Have a lovely day all
    x
    "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel

    I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729

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    3125 minutes until Chaya and I are the best smelling pair in Boston.

    I feel like I missed the Guerlain SSD today with all of the Guerlains above me.

    I am back in Caron today wearing:

    Le 3me Homme

    I don't know why it took me so long to discover Caron but so far everything in the line just works on me. They are all so different but yet there is some similarity. The floral middle of this one is crazy good. Another day of bumping into walls with my nose buried in my wrist for me, doing the Basenotes Salute.
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    Lovely to see you 'reincarnate' the Parfums MDCI's, Riannon. Inspired by my bump to the missing fragrances-thread, maybe? I'll be joining you for today.

    Ambre Topkapi (Pierre Bourdon)




    Excellent for today's kind weather.

    Oak moss, vetiver, sandalwood, rosewood, leather, Darjeeling tea, amber, musk, vanilla, jasmine, violet, bergamot, grapefruit, pineapple, melon, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, basel, thyme, lavender

    Last edited by BrothaG; 23rd July 2008 at 11:24 AM.
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    There is always the sky to look at

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    Annick Goutal - Songes

    My first blogger swap with the lovely Perfumequeen.

    A gorgeous example of a white floral. Especially in the heart / base.
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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, Wednesday 23rd July

    Yikes, Wordsy!! Laundry every two weeks??!! And you with a three year-old???
    And Chaya - you wicked wicked girl!! To entice SMM - how about "Buy The Numbers"??!!

    Dutch Dragon - I think I am going to follow in your fabled footsteps and go with an MDCI. Came downstairs pre-ablutions and spritzed on Vera Wang Princess (thank you for the sample Mouse-kins) but I don't think I'm going to stick with it. To me - very Un-Vera. I love her sensibility but I don't think this frag reflects it - at least not on me - to me. The list of notes is semi-pretentious (to me) and the one that stands out the most is Pink Frosting Accord...super-sweet.

    Need to go upstairs and launder self and find me some Invasion Barbare
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    Oooh, you lot smell nice!
    It's washday here and I hate it. Once a fortnight I get 24 hours to use the communal washing machine and drying room. Another reason we want to move!
    So I want to wear a perfume that cheers me up and is good and strong to overpower the smells of washing powder and fabric softener. I've gone with Bandit edp with its energetic feel and slightly spiky attitude. Just what I need to help me scrub those chocolate stains out!

    Have a lovely day all
    x
    Oh my gosh, Wordbird, no wonder you want to move...no way I could cope with that, even without my brood of 6 !!

    Everyone smells good today ... I am testing the new Chloe, and I don't know how to take it... I enjoy the very base notes, but its murder for me getting that far, and even then, on me it's not any thing special
    I don't anticipate a FB purchase of this anytime soon.

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    Good morning! House mates today with Wordbird in Fracas.

    Have a lovely day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville Metro Man View Post
    .... Another day of bumping into walls with my nose buried in my wrist for me, doing the Basenotes Salute.
    What a perfect description: "Basenotes Salute" ~ I like that!

    It's PLEASURES for me this morning. Happy Wednesday!

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    Good morning everybody My sotd for today is Feminite du bois.It's a rainy day in Trondheim today.Off to see Nidarosdomen today and a few more tourist attractions.Have a great day all

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    Default Re: SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    Testing SL Serge Noire which reminds me of Gobin Daudé Nuit au Désert: very smoky, woody and "campfiry", not at all sweet like most Lutenses are (I don't usually mind, though). Like it a lot.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrothaG View Post
    Lovely to see you 'reincarnate' the Parfums MDCI's, Riannon. Inspired by my bump to the missing fragrances-thread, maybe? I'll be joining you for today.
    Very inspired, my Brotha!!

    I think it is time for another revolution. Let´s kick the beautiful fragrances of MDCI into the spotlight of SMM´s stats

    Tao-dear, you are wonderful and delicious smelling in Invasion Barbare
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Hello, everyone! You're all smelling rather gorgeous...

    Riannon, I will probably join you in my favorite Parfums MDCI tomorrow, but for today I am reveling in Neil Morris Fragrances Midnight Sea.

    Notes: Water lily, vanilla, patchouli, dark musk and ozone notes. Gorgeous.

    Also, big news... I GOT A NEW JOB!!!! Staying at my old one (fabulous co-workers, but no upward mobility options) for another month, then a couple of weeks off, and then new (promotion and with different non-profit health care company) position starts in early September. Essentially going from working with one hospital to working with 90 hospitals! Very excited, also very nervous. I've been at my current place of employment (in several related positions) for 13 years. This is a big change for me, but it's time and I'm ready. I think. I wonder if there's a perfume out there infused with valium...
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    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
    Currently wearing: Infusion d'Iris by Prada

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    Comdiva: a very big congratulations to you, both on the new job and on owning the ambition that it took to get it! Best of luck, my dear.

    Sakecat22: Don't you just love Songes? Now that I have written it, I know that I must wear it tomorrow.

    Twolf, tdem, tigruska: I too am in Guerlain. I am wearing L'Heure Bleu extrait, the pinnacle of perfume achievement. I sit with the fragrance gods today.

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    Default Re: SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka View Post
    Testing SL Serge Noire which reminds me of Gobin Daudé Nuit au Désert: very smoky, woody and "campfiry", not at all sweet like most Lutenses are (I don't usually mind, though). Like it a lot.
    TIIIIGS!! You make it sound so beautiful and I am green with envy!!! Wait....concentrating deeply to catch a whiff in the air
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Sniffing around
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    In the mood for layering today - Tommy Girl behind knees, and on wrists, plus a drop of Jicky extrait on my neck. They go very well together, me thinks!


    LOL at LiB´s pic!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black View Post
    TIIIIGS!! You make it sound so beautiful and I am green with envy!!! Wait....concentrating deeply to catch a whiff in the air


    Must give it a full wear soon, it's less incensy and more woody than I expected it to be after reading various reviews. Looking forward to reading more comments on this one!
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    If there's a better way to start the day than BN's SotD, I haven't found it. Air-kisses all around.

    Repeating an experiment: Bois des Iles (, d) on one side, Bel Respiro on the other.

    Therese, you worded your note so well, I just going to hijack it in its entirety: ComDiva, a very big congratulations to you, both on the new job and on owning the ambition that it took to get it! Best of luck, my dear.

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    Default Re: SotD, Wednesday 23rd July

    Love love that black nose picture!

    You guys please tell us more about the new Serge, please!

    I might join the gang in wearing something from MDCI tomorrow, we can do it!

    Congratulations and crossed fingers for Catherine the Great!
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    Congratulations Comdiva!!!!

    It's Goutal's delicious SONGES today

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