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    Default SotD - Friday, July 25

    Couldn't sleep so came downstairs to see what everybody was up to (one of the many pleasures of BN is that it's global and there's always somebody up somewhere)

    I almost always sleep in Montale's Sweet Oriental Dream - so to refresh, and counteract - I'm headed for

    Fougere Bengale by Parfum d'Empire
    ...from the sublime to the sublimer!!

    Can some kind moderator please change that "F" to a "D"??

    Later: Oooooh. Thankyew
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    Default Re: SoTF - Friday, July 25

    Arcus - Amouage

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    Goodmorning/goodnight Lady Tao Now, to bed with you!

    For me a bright start of the day and the irresistable smell of an English breakfast, followed by something else I can't resist:

    Enlèvement au Sérail

    Seriously addicted at the moment.

    Enjoy your Friday!
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Tea for Two from a sample (thanks Tang). Definitely better in the winter weather and lasts well for a L'Artisan

    TGIF

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Un Jardin apres la Monsoon. Even though Chandler Burr gives it just 1 star, I find it quite addictive. It's much better worn than what you just get sniffing your wrist.
    Anyway, it's already Friday! Have a nice day, everyone.

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Good morning!

    I am wearing Alien,
    I was reminded of it when they sprayed it to me in a shop, yesterday.
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Another work day. Burberry Brit for me. Have a great Friday!

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Good morning, all !

    I'm so excited...I get to meet SMM today !!!
    He requested Parfum d'Ida, so I'll oblige [but right now, I smell like Yvresse- and I'd really want to wear THAT....]

    Taobaby- when I can't sleep, Tom Rush, Leonard Cohen, or Tim Hardin croon to me.
    That makes it MUCH better !

    Have a great day, folks....

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    SL Serge Noire

    Have a fab Friday!
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Good morning everybody Only a few more days in Trondheim now.Going out later,so decided on Coco edp.Have a great day all!!!

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Chaya, enjoy your meetup with SMM! Look forward to a full recap.

    Ghost Deepest Night

    top notes: freesia, mango
    middle notes: honey, tiare flower
    base notes: sandalwood, vanilla

    Happy Friday, everyone!
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Hadrien Absolu for this hot day.
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    I'm wearing Angel today. I'm on call for the hospital all weekend and not looking forward to it I need my good friend Angel today ...

    Chaya, have fun with SMM!
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    It's evening now for me here. It's been a cool drizzly day and I've had on 'Frilly Underpinnings' from Arcana to keep me company. It's a perfume oil so just a close-to-the-skin nuzzle of musk, bourbon vanilla and amber with an occasional sniff of pepper.

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    Default Re: SoTF - Friday, July 25

    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon View Post
    Goodmorning/goodnight Lady Tao Now, to bed with you!

    For me a bright start of the day and the irresistable smell of an English breakfast, followed by something else I can't resist:

    Enlèvement au Sérail

    Seriously addicted at the moment.

    Enjoy your Friday!
    Ms. Riannon - While I wore it yesterday, something about it reminded me of Bond No. 9's Chinatown. I think in the heart they both share that fascinating creamy spicy peachy note. The Chinatown, overall, is creamier and fruitier. The MDCI seems drier and woodier.

    Unfortunately, there are some notes in Enlevement au Serail that went seriously wonky on me. I'm going to try it again when it gets cooler. I have a feeling it may be the heat.

    Today - Comme des Garcons from the lovely Ms. Coconut.

    Coconut - is this the original Comme des Garcons? I didn't see any other markings on the vial. This is good stuff - and this incense freak is loving it!!!!
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Good morning everyone
    today I'm joining Alba in wonderful
    Hermès • Un Jardin Après La Mousson

    I care very little what Chandler Burr has to say
    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 - Friday, July 25

    Happy Friday, all!

    Chaya and SMM, I am super jealous of your outing (in a good way!) - I anticipate you are going to have a FABULOUS time in each other's company, and completely terrorize the SAs. Please do report back on the board!

    Off to a work retreat (even though I'm on borrowed time there, I am glad to still be included!), then DH and I are off to NYC for a long weekend -- Our present to each other for our 20th anniversary. I will likely be off-line for a few days, but will report back! We have absolutely no fixed plans, just wander and come up with things to do on the spur of the moment.

    Today I'm wearing my very very favorite of the Parfums MDCI line: Parfum MDCI Invasion Barbare. By extremely talented perfumer Stephanie Bakouche (I sang her praises to Frederic Malle when he was at Barneys in Boston last fall... Told him he should turn HER loose in his perfume studios and see what masterpiece she comes up with!)

    Notes: Grapefruit, bergamot, violet leaves, white thyme, cardamom, lavender, ginger, cedarwood, vanilla and musk.

    My SoTE will be L'Uomo Trussardi, which always makes me think of Scentemental, from whom I got this gorgeous (and sadly discontinued) juice. Hope you're doing well, Scentemental, wherever you are.

    Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Lavender, Tomato Leaves.
    Middle Notes: Cedar, Spicy notes, Floral notes, Geranium.
    Base Notes: Amber, Woods, Sandalwood, Okumal, Patchouli, Vanilla, Tobacco Leaf.
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Good morning, TGIF! I'm giving Estee Lauder's Sensuous another try this morning. Fortunately, the woods don't overhwelm. It's easy to like, and I think it will be just as easy to forget when my sample is finished.

    Have a great day!

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka View Post
    SL Serge Noire
    LOL, you're doing it on purpose!

    Chaya and SMM, enjoy your time together!

    WOW, ComDiva, 20 years of love is quite an achievement....congrats to you and the Mr. - wishing you a wonderful anniversary

    Repeating my yesterday's SotE, Esteban

    Cuir

    Light, refreshing, spicy leather...not earthshattering, but perfect for summer.

    Head: cardamom, lavender, fresh mint
    Heart: violet, pink pepper, clove
    Base: patchouli, vetiver, leather, amber

    Ah, I forgot: TGIF!!!!
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Hi all!

    I´m wearing the lovely, rich Sacrebleu (Patricia de Nicolai) today. We are enjoying some warm & sunny days here in the south right now; perfect for all the music festivals daughter and friends are visiting.
    Alice Cooper played at the Norwegian Rock Festival last weekend, and he was sorry he hadn´t time to test the wonderful golf course we have here.

    Hubs is up in the mountains, fishing (as usual), so my plans for the days is to do what I´m best at - being lazy.

    Have fun Chaya and SMM!!!

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    L'Artisan's Iris Pallida today.

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    Default Re: SoTF - Friday, July 25

    Quote Originally Posted by sakecat22 View Post
    Ms. Riannon - While I wore it yesterday, something about it reminded me of Bond No. 9's Chinatown. I think in the heart they both share that fascinating creamy spicy peachy note. The Chinatown, overall, is creamier and fruitier. The MDCI seems drier and woodier.

    Unfortunately, there are some notes in Enlevement au Serail that went seriously wonky on me. I'm going to try it again when it gets cooler. I have a feeling it may be the heat.
    Ms. Sakecat, I am now wearing both Chinatown and Enlèvement au Sérail, looking absolutely ridiculous because I give the 'Basenotes Salute' every five minutes with two arms.
    Creamy, spicy....yes. But sadly: no peachy note for me in Enlèvement. That is all jasmine, spices and wood on me.
    But the more I switched from one wrist to the other, the more I got the impression of Fendi's Theorema. I crossed my wrists and smelled them together....Theorema's stepsister

    I must say that I am surprised that these two fragrances really work for me in summer, but of course it is not terribly hot here at the moment.I promise I will try the MDCI in serious heat. Let's see if I can get those 'wonky' notes.
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Whisperingleaves, I adore your smell! One of my faves, for sure.
    Chaya & SMM ~ look out SA's, here they come! A dynamic duo...we want scoop!
    ComDiva, congratulations to you and your Mr. 20 years ~ Bravo!
    As for me, we (the family) are planning on enjoying the county fair - and topping off this annual event with cheering through the demolition derby! My 9 year old son thinks this is the coolest thing ever. My almost 20 year old daughter thinks it's a hillbilly fest. It's really a bit of both, but it's a howlin' time every year!!! Soooooooooooooo, while I'm pretty sure Dzing would be the most appropriate scent to wear, I'm going with AMARIGE. Why, you ask? Well, I really don't appreciate some of the fair's smells wafting into my air-space...like the B.O., assorted animal odors, overflowing restooms and or port-a-potties, and even the smell of burning oil mixed with hot asphalt....I prefer to be surrounded by a sillage cloud of gorgeous flowery freshness!!! That's why!!!
    So I'm wearing my Givenchy LOUD & PROUD today! Have a fun Friday everybody.

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Oooh Tao, I got to try Fougere Bengal recently and was impressed. You said I would be and I was. You so wiiiiiise! :-)
    I hope I don't offend anyone by saying this but it made me think of sexy gardeners. Tarry string (string dipped in tar), rough leather gloves, greenery... Did you see Sean Bean as Lady Chatterly's lover? Oh my! (Tries to fan herself and pretends to be prim. Fails miserably. Grins filthily.)

    Enough of that. I'm in Iris Poudre today. It's so beautiful and I overlook it most of the time, trying new things.

    Next time I'm in Zurich I'll have to have a smell of the MCDI line. They sound very interesting.

    I'm still househunting and trying to pack up and tidy up our flat before we have people round to see if they want to rent it.

    Have a lovely day all, and a great weekend. Special congratulations to ComDiva - 20 years together is a wonderful achievement. How come no-one mentions the occasional hard work and tongue-biting that romance requires to flourish?

    Ubu - do me favour and shout a 'yee haw' for me at your hillbillyfest. Sounds fantastic!
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme EDT

    Top Notes
    Petitgrain, Bourbon Geranium

    Middle Notes
    Neroli Bigarade, Rose Absolute, Tobacco Essence

    Base Notes
    Frankincense, Cypress

    This is wonderful juice!
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Gosh, everyone has plans for this weekend. I relish just doing NOTHING!!!

    Prolly will just clean out the house.

    Smelling figs close to my skin, in Cristobal parfum, a lovely little gift from our Spicegirl.
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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Happy friday everyone!

    Went over to a friend's house for morning tea (that extended on till dinner out) with some of the girls. I was so in love with Ava Luxe Milk by the time I went to bed last night that I felt I just HAD to wear it again. Even now... a good 16 hours after application I can still smell it. Now that I've warmed up with some flower tea (out of my new teapot and cup set) and a warm blanket around me, the sweet scent of Milk is really projecting again! Despite my doubts from yesterday, this one is going to the wishlist!!

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Headache's gone (whew!), but still queasy. Not ready for fragrance yet.

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    Hi Sakecat, please do not feel bad: I have tried Au Serail in different weathers and it still does not work for me. Not very well, I might add. Yesterday I got a raw onion note on top of everything else messy (was it chlorine bleach?) on pretty flowers, would you please elaborate how "wonky" yours was?

    Today I finally figured out why my mostly flower and herb garden is not growing that pretty as last year -- not enough water! Duh! The only herb that grows strong is dill and I do not even pickle.... I need too! I also saw that the neighbor just dumps buckets of water as opposed to my using a watering can -- and did it too. All wearing Trussardi Python while it is still slightly coolish out there. I am sure we will be at or over a 100 F again. Can't wait for the summer to be over with, I had enough.

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    Default Re: SotD - Friday, July 25

    My headache's finally gone too.....another whew (mine) added to Quarry's. These big storms seem to bring them on.
    Any way....ComDiva & DH, Congratulations! Have a wonderful time together this weekend!
    Chaya & SMM I know you two will have a blast. We can't wait to hear the details.
    Wordbird, househunting is serious WORK. {{{{{{HUG}}}}}
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