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    Cannabis Rose by Fresh



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    Quote Originally Posted by jillsy View Post
    Wearing Datura Noir as SotE and just noticed you're right. I smell the similarities now! Thankfully, Datura Noir hasn't got too much almond/cherry like Louve - a few people told me I would love it but nope, it turned to cherry cough medicine on my skin!
    I actually smell a weird similarity between Datura Noir and Douce Amère... the three sisters? I can't judge Louve, its overpowering candied marzipan sweetness blocks my nose completely.

    I also found the first 10 odd minutes of Datura Noir and Noix de Tubereuse (Miller Harris) eerily similar.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 24 September

    My SotD ---> Love at first Glow.
    I tried this one (again) last night and love how lovely and yet complex the opening was. It doesn't seem to be and innocent scent as the ads suggest. But it stayed with me for only half day.

    Have a nice day all of you.

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    I am wearing Mitsouko. Makes me feel womanly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coconut View Post

    Juliette has a Gun landed in Hong Kong. It reminds me of Agent Provocateur, Lovely and Narciso Rodriguez (just to name a few). The price is approximately 20% more than what I saw from the US website. I probably don't need another bottle of those, so money saved. Yay!
    Gosh Coco, you sound just like me when I try to justifiy my purchases. I think of all my "savings" too, when I decide not to give in to my desires.

    Wearing Infusion d'Iris today. Was running late this morning and couldn't give it any thought -- this is my go anywhere, smell good all the time scent.
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    Got to be quick as I'm still in the middle of moving house, though the end is now in sight, thank goodness.
    I'm in La Maison de Vanille, Vanille Sauvage de Madagascar. It's very nice. Thanks Alicka!

    And a Prarie Home Companion moment (great podcast!)
    We have moved to a little village in the Zurcher Weinland, very pretty and tradtional. Today I was hanging out washing when I heard really loud cowbells (we've got used to the regular cowbells tinkling away in the field across the road), so went to look out of the front window. There was a procession of cows walking down the road to the winter pasture, wearing decorated head-dresses and huge cowbells. It's a traditional thing. Wonderful!
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    My old faithful, Sisley's Soir de Lune. It's been too long since I last wore it. Have been lavishing far too much attention lately on silly samples and frankly underwhelming novelty scents.

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    Guerlain Cherry Blossom parfum today

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    amouage DIA, smells so female. I love it.
    "While the king is at his table, my perfume fills the air with its fragrance." SoS 1:12

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    Mémoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci

    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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    Today wearing the ohhh so soft and lovely Frederic Malle L'Eau d'Hiver. I do wish it was longer lasting, but it sure is nice while it's there. The SA gave me a tiny sample of the body lotion when I bought the perfume, but I don't want to "waste" it at work.

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    Balmain's Ambre Gris. Very nice so far (my first day trying it).

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    Wearing Chanel Coromandel today , picked by my youngest daughter ( Emily) because today is her birthday!

    As per custom I slaved over making a cake last night after she was in bed (Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing). I always wake my children up on their birthdays singing happy birthday with their favorite cake ablaze with candles.....then we have cake for breakfast!

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    Neil Morris' Woodland Strawberries again. I usually don't like fruity scents, but this one is really more woody than fruity. I guess that's why I like it so much.

    Lian, Louve sounds interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdi View Post
    Wearing Chanel Coromandel today , picked by my youngest daughter ( Emily) because today is her birthday!

    As per custom I slaved over making a cake last night after she was in bed (Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing). I always wake my children up on their birthdays singing happy birthday with their favorite cake ablaze with candles.....then we have cake for breakfast!
    Happy birthday to your Emily!

    Not only a great smelling mommy (Coromandel!!!), but super-special homemade cake first thing in the morning too! Interested in adopting grown up babies?

    -----
    Going to test out Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere today.

    I really want to wear my new one, but I'm freaking out about dipping into my new bottle of Carnal Flower because of it's cost. I need to get over that. I've just used my samples until now, and am actually terrified of using the first spray out of my too small 50ml bottle. Why couldn't I fall in love with something affordable like Tocade? Geez.

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    TDI: Wishing Emily a great birthday!
    Wordbird: That's really quaint. I love hearing about charming traditions. Thanks for sharing.

    Woohhooo... found a little sample of Iris Poudre in my purse. Changing from one iris to the next. This is very soft and quite lovely... I was gifted with a few of these samples from various BN'ers... enough to last me a little while so that I don't have this on my wishlist yet.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 24 September

    Brandy edt

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 24 September

    Purplebird-- Hugs for you! I think some people get cranky during the change of seasons, knowing summer is over and winter approaches.

    Wordbird-- That sounds so charming! How nice to know these traditions continue.

    tdi-- Birthday cake for breakfast! I see room for new traditions too! Anything for cake! I'm pretty klutzy though; might set the bed on fire.

    I'm sampling Guerlain L'instant today (thank you, Twolf!). I have companying arriving in a couple of house, and they will be spending several days with us.

    Have a great day, everyone!
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    BPAL Twilight this morning, and just put on some L'Eau d'Hiver - for some reason, Turquoisewater, this one lasts very, very well on me. I've even smelled it post-shower, still on my skin. Personal chemistry is weird!
    "It's now very common to hear people say "I'm rather offended by that." As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well so fucking what." - Stephen Fry

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    Purplebird, hang in there. Big hugs in your direction! I've had a funny day like that too. Odd.

    Still in Juicy Couture today. After my Anais Anais double-take yesterday I just had to give it another go. And yes, now I really am sure; there is a resemblance. Anais Anais is more sour though. JC is very wearable on me - it goes powdery and soapy in the nicest of ways in the end and never sickly.

    Anyway, Oud Girl has made me crave L'instant again. In reality, I have no idea what to wear tomorrow. I'm on a day trip and working in someone else's office tomorrow, so perhaps nothing too powerful. Hmm.

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    Chanel 19 edt

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    Busy, busy day today! Hadn't even time to post my SotD, which was ELdO

    Divin'Enfant

    Only apparently innocent, this little beast lasts and lasts and becomes more andmore naughty. I can still smell it going strong 14 hours after application!

    Quote Originally Posted by tinker424 View Post
    Brandy edt
    Tinks, I completely forgot about Brandy...it's perfect for autumn, isn't it? I have to dig out my sample and smell it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    ....I'm in La Maison de Vanille, Vanille Sauvage de Madagascar. It's very nice. Thanks Alicka!

    And a Prarie Home Companion moment (great podcast!)
    We have moved to a little village in the Zurcher Weinland, very pretty and tradtional. Today I was hanging out washing when I heard really loud cowbells (we've got used to the regular cowbells tinkling away in the field across the road), so went to look out of the front window. There was a procession of cows walking down the road to the winter pasture, wearing decorated head-dresses and huge cowbells. It's a traditional thing. Wonderful!
    http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/even...ent_id=1795793
    Oooohhh! I just ordered some o' that there Madagascar. (TWolf turned me on to it.) Just love it!

    I'm moving in ... that is a wonderful wonderful way of life you are describing!! The pic makes it even better.
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    I'm smelling wonderful in Givenchy's Hot Couture today : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Mercy, this lurg has really been dogging you, kitty. I hope that day that so often follows illness arrives for you soon--that IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE WELL day.

    Yves Rocher Iris Noir. Just seeing its name in yesterday's SotD made me crave it.
    Thanks Quarry. Sadly - when I get the flux, it tends to linger. Especially in the nose.

    The only saving grace is that others are suffering with me.

    I figure it's a good opportunity to experiment with "nice scents when you can't smell anything" / "stuff to wear when you are feeling extra perfume-sensitive"
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    I'm wearing Patchouli Patch, which I hadn't chosen for months and that now doesn't seem so great... Funny (and irritating) how favs change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_in_Black View Post



    Tinks, I completely forgot about Brandy...it's perfect for autumn, isn't it? I have to dig out my sample and smell it again.
    It was absolutely perfect for today's cool, sunny weather! It made me want to go apple picking desperately

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    Wore Bryant Park from my sample. Used a fair amount of it today, instead of the stingy little amount I usually apply from samples, and was impressed this time around. Bryant Park isn't loud or glitzy. It is sweet, pretty and more natural smelling today for some reason. It might have to go back onto my wish list until I find a decent cheaper alternative or just give in and buy it!

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    Purplebird, hang in there, and as my father used to say, "Don't let the b-stards grind ya down."

    Wordbird, what a delightful story and photo.

    Happy birthday to Emily, the lucky recipient of cake for breakfast!
    ____

    Today's frags: White Jasmine & Mint (SotD), Bal a Versailles (SotE)

    Yesterday was crazy fragrance day. I was up in LA doing several trainings. Since I was "only" about 20 miles from Barney's NY and the Scent Bar, of course I had to make a "frolic and detour."

    The Barney's SA was annoying--she stuck to me like glue, and she didn't want me to try Carnal Flower, saying she didn't like it. (Needless to say, I sprayed it anyways.)

    I tried Chergui, Daim Blond, Carnal Flower, Tauer Rose Insense, Montale Aoud Damascus, and Amouage Jubilation XXV (liked the men's top notes better). Plus a couple other frags that I can't remember (but that's O.K., they didn't work on me).

    It was a surfeit of great frags, so it was hard to concentrate on any one, but here are a few quick descriptions.

    Daim Blond - I could barely smell it. Either I'm mostly anosmic to it, or it just was overcome by everything else.

    Chergui - the stand out. Loved it except for when the animalic became HUGE on and off during the drydown. (And here I was thinking I might be anosmic to animalic notes!) I definitely want to try it again when I can focus on it alone.

    Aoud Damascus - way too sticky-sweet and girly-pink rose. I almost had to scrub it.

    Tauer Rose Insense - not much rose, lots of incense. I sprayed it on, and I suspect this may be a dabber. However, I think I prefer L'Air du Desert Marocain.

    Carnal Flower - I'd like to try this again as well. Loved the camphorish top notes, but it actually seemed rather delicate and uncarnal the rest of the way, sort of "sinking" into my skin.

    Jubilation XXV - by this time, I was so overwhelmed, all I could think of was, "Hmmmm, I think that smells good." Luckily, the woman working at Scent Bar gave me a sample.
    For sale: JL Scherrer parfum (reduced price) and more!

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 24 September

    Scent twins with UBU in COCO Edp. Been waiting for cooler weather. Luv it

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