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    Default SotD Sunday November 23

    Where is everyone? Why are you all sleeping in? It's only Sunday! :bounce:

    Starting this (very early) morning off with

    Perfumers Workshop Tea Rose.

    I am now afraid to go back to bed for fear of smothering the SO in bouquet of roses.

    Enjoy your Sunday everyone!
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    I've been up for hours! Another day in Heliotrope Blanc.
    I find it so comforting during these cold, wet days we are
    having.

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Lalique Encre Noir

    From Fragrantica: Lalique's Encre Noir was designed by Nathalie Lorson of the house of Firmenich. She surrounded it with the top notes of fresh and aromatic accords of cypress and vetiver, soft, warm, leathery and rustical. Mysterious bourbon vetiver and smoky Haiti vetiver are in the heart of the composition. They lead to sensual notes of musk and velvet-like cashmere in the base of this masculine fragrance.

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    I´ve been up for quite a while too, if still very sleepy, though...

    Wearing PG Ilang Ivohibe today, and dreaming of summer.

    Hey - what´s that you´re wearing, Dimi..

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    AP Maitresse this morning, now sampling 100% Love. Not a fan, there's something weirdly salty in there which I used to think was oakmoss. (Oh my, leather in Mure et Musc and oakmoss in 100% Love? Either my skin has really strange chemistry or my nose has gone faulty lately!) Feels very synthetic too.

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Happy Birthday, Sake !
    Happy Birthday, Lady M !
    Kudos and congrats, 'Pai !

    Spent yesterday in the arms of my men; Isaac came home, we napped together, ate together...
    When J and B came home with orchard apples- we baked pie together.
    Feeling blessed by the amazing warmth of frends and family !
    [And "look Ma- no tears !", LOL]

    Wore Lann'Ael with Eau Lente yesterday, the Rykiel Woman, and Arabian atta Shafali for bed [ roses and musk].
    Put flannel sheets on all the beds.

    Probably up for big amber today- Alahine, perhaps.
    Need to make packages and organize here...

    Love to you all !

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    A sunny day in Mitsouko EDT. Enjoy!

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    Chaya, this sounds dorky, but I always look forward to your SotD posts; they're like little scented-daily-life-haikus. And thank you for the shout-out

    And thank you, too, Lushsoup and anyone else I might have missed!

    Happy belated birthday wishes to Sakecat and Lady M (that's right, isn't it? Please don't banish me if I got this wrong).

    I'm being boring in Ambre Sultan again. Boring in that I can't seem to tear myself away from it!

    We've turned the heat on for the first time this winter today. Outside is cold, but not cold enough for it to be snowing, so it's icy rain instead. Should go to the food shop today but I don't feel like it. Brrrrr!

    Next week I've got a couple of trips (one of which is a day-trip flight; will be quite tiring). Today I feel like snuggling up.

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    Histoires de Parfums 1876 (George Sand) -- not to be confused with MPG George Sand -- today for another day of doing nothing.

    Have a nice Sunday!

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    Trying Lutens Borneo and loving it!
    Until now I have never found a chocolate note in perfumery that works for me - I always feel it smells too cheap and plasticky and inedible.
    Also, I famously don't understand patchouly - it confuses me and I often think it makes a fragrance smell like old-fashioned aftershave.
    This fragrance infamously consists of these two notes and... it's brilliant! The chocolate is sharpened and the patchouly suddenly becomes understandable to me; spicy and warm with a cozy side. I appreciate their genius with this fragrance.

    It's perfect for a snowy, sunny, cold, beautiful Swiss day. It looks just like you'd imagine. (Well, without the chalets and ski lifts, as I don't live in that part of Switzerland, I live in the southernmost reaches of the Black Forest: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang country.)

    Have a lovely lovely Sunday all. Coziness, hugs, warm blankies and hot chocolate to all of you. Yes, WITH whipped cream! (And patchouly!)
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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Good morning all.Sotd is Attraction.

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    Spiritueuse Double Vanille with a gentle spray of ::cough:: Amour de Cacao

    Mr. Guerlain will have my hide for this blasphemy......
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Paloma Picasso Minotaure. The mix of fresh, aromatic notes with heavy rich, sweet ones is intoxicating.

    top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, coriander, fruit notes, galbanum, tarragon
    heart notes: geranium, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose
    base notes: amber, cedar, musk, sandalwood, tonka, vanilla

    Have a lovely day, all!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Terre d'Hermes as SotD. Flint, steel and what I detect as bitter orange.
    'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon View Post
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille with a gentle spray of ::cough:: Amour de Cacao

    Mr. Guerlain will have my hide for this blasphemy......
    Lady Riannon, dear, I am DEEPLY shocked and will have to contemplate this transgression of yours moodily (and appropriately) in L'Heure Bleue.

    p.s. I was gonna wear it anyway
    and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sakecat and Lady M!
    (Sakecat, I never got around to mentioning how much I enjoyed your photo of you and your cat on the photo thread...what a great pic!)
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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

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    Default Re: SotD Saturday 22 November 2008

    Saturday 22 November 2008
    Morning: Diptyque Opôné (from a sample, trying to decide whether I want a full bottle)
    Evening: Profumum Thundra ( ... nothing beats the smell of 'shrooms. )
    Late Evening: Geir Ness Geir

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Another Encens et Lavande day for me.

    There's a massive snow storm here!
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    I'm having another try at Pleasures by Estee Lauder. Last time I felt engulfed in vile chewing gum smells, but not today. This time I like it much better. I also have a small dose of Rykiel Rose on my hand. After a fizzy opening it is maturing nicely. I wonder if it is having an effect on Pleasures, which seems more floral and less minty than at my first attempt.

    Pleasures:

    Top Notes: White Lily ,Violet Leaves, Green Accents

    Middle Notes: Black Lilac, White Peony, Karo-Karounde Blossoms, Baie Rose, Pink Rose, Jasmine

    Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli

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    Love the way you're smelling today everyone! Opened my mailbox to find a glorious little coffrett of samples from the lovely, ever-generous Quarry!!!

    Sampling my way through them today, beginning with Nanadaberry Green - starting off very fresh, and the newest Sophia Grojsman, "E" ~ can you say "SOAPY CLEAN"!!!!

    I'll post comments in the review section later today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    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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    How're you all doing today? So far so good, I see, judging from you're frags. :wave: Hey there, Ubu.

    MANDRAGORE, t h e . w i n t e r . c i t r u s .

    I'm recognizing an odd trend: My favorite frags come in squarish bottles. Hmmm. Wonder if that means anything?

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    Today enjoying Louve layered with Un Bois Vanille. A cloud of Serge.....

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    Nothing ... I feel a bit down today.
    L'amour fait songer, vivre et croire. Il a, pour réchauffer le coeur, un rayon de plus que la gloire; et ce rayon, c'est le bonheur. (Victor HUGO)

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    It took me until the middle of the afternoon to decide on Carthusia's Aria di Capri. Turin/Sanchez described it as iced amaro. It's much lighter and fresher than any amaro I've ever tasted - but that's probably a good thing, because, while I like amaro as a drink, I've never been tempted to wear it.

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    Molinard Precious Woods

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    I'm out to enjoy the day in L'OISEAU DE NUIT.

    Wishing Night a better mood soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    Nothing ... I feel a bit down today.

    Sorry to hear you're feeling down... Maybe you can get some good suggestions on the "Just Plain Joyful" thread for pick-me-scents. Perhaps something light and citrusy would help put some sparkle in your day.
    Hope you feel better soon!

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    A busy Sunday ahead.
    First I have to visit an exhibit called "Icons and Altars"
    http://iconsandaltars2008.carbonmade...ojects/2162520
    This is so I can pick my Christmas gift. On Dec. 14th they pick your ticket out and you get to pick whatever piece you want to take home. My lovely wife bought me a ticket and so I'm off to scout the pieces in person. You can use the link above to play vicariously if you wish.
    Then I should be home to watch the second half of my beloved Dolphins versus the Pats as I really find out if this team is for real.
    Then while my wife goes out to the opening of her work at a local library I host her stitch group for Sookie-Fest 2 a marathon of the last five episodes of the new HBO series "True Blood". If you like supernatural shows you should check this one out.
    To do all of this I am wearing:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    I like all three Colonias but I agree with most that Assoluta seems to work the best on me.
    Have a great Sunday everyone.
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    Chanel No.19 EDT.

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    I'm chilling at home today after two late nights of partying! And watching the Chiefs lose again probably ...

    SMM, I love True Blood! Tonight is the final, and I'm sad to see it end, but I hear it will be back for another season next year.

    I'm wearing Dzing! today.
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville Metro Man View Post

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Yahooooooooooooooooooo!

    I am your scent twin, SMM!
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    Eau d'Italie Baume du Doge



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    Queen Bess, a warm spicy rose by Ava-Luxe. Something vaguely along the lines of Nahema but generally better appreciated by all around me!

    I have had such wonderful experiences with ALs and how they are received. I can spend money up the wazoo on fancy scents but nothing gets noticed and appreciated like Serena's scents.

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    Blackberry Amber (Bath & Body Works)

    Good to see your posts again, Zibeline!

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    I am wearing Musc Ravageur (complimented by she-who-prefers bubblegum-and-fruit, surprisingly enough).

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    I wanted something a little sweeter today and so I chose Lutens Un Bois Vanille. It's so nice and creamy!

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    AG La Violette. My favorite of my various violets perfumes.

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    Anglomania today. I never seem to get any diva like drama in this scent. I've read other people's reviews where it is variously described as dark, gothic and somewhat of a 'diva' perfume. On me the top notes don't last very long before Anglomania settles into a very feminine slightly powdery rose and turkish delight. There's nothing dark or heavy about it on my skin and it is just a dream to wear. I tested Elixir des Merveilles again today and am warming to it, perhaps because the bottle is sooooo gorgeous but the scent's not bad too. A smooth sophisticated, slightly chocolatey orange on me it is the only orange scent I've tried so far which doesn't become weird on my skin. Might watch out for this one in the New Year sales!

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    SMM, I am also a True Blood fan, darn it. I was hoping to not get hooked, but here I am.

    Night, I'm sorry you are feeling blue. Feel better soon, okay?

    Wearing Love's True Bluish Light thanks to Zibeline's post -- I agree, Zibeline; Ava Luxe scents are quite amiable and pleasurable.

    Happy Sunday, all.

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    Happy birthday, Sakecat and Lady M, and many happy returns! (Must check out the photo thread for Sakecat and Spike's portrait.)

    I am just getting settled from being on the road most of this month and am behind on posts, so I don't know Nukapai's latest good news, but I'm sure it's well deserved. Congratulations!

    Today we're celebrating Thanksgiving early with the in-laws. My poor diet--yes, that's two Thanksgivings in one week (DH's family likes to make sure they can get everyone together despite split families, etc.--we end up spending the real day with friends).

    It's rare for me to want fruit in my frags, but I'm craving berries to go along with the cranberry sauce and Beaujolais. I guess the closest I have is Elle YSL, so that'll be the SotD.

    To catch up, yesterday was also Elle, as well as testing AG Mandragore ( to Quarry).
    Last edited by BlackCat; 23rd November 2008 at 07:57 PM.
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    The kittycat helping me is Chainsaw. He's my usual computing companion. Spike doesn't have the patience.

    And thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!!!!

    My not-so-busy day is consisting of watching multiple football games.

    BlackCat - that Perfumers Workshop Tea Rose lasts FOREVER on cloth. That stuff is stroooong.

    Now wearing - La Rose de Rosine ( ScentMom!).
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    Sorry, Sakecat, forgot you had more than one furbaby. (As you know, Satchmo does not tolerate feline companionship.) Well, you and Chainsaw both look great in that thread. I'm still too chicken to post a photo, but maybe I'll rally up the nerve.

    The nice thing about the Tea Rose (besides longevity) is that you never forget the scent. I was at my husband's work function and I smelled roses. I asked his colleague nearby if that was her, and she said, "Yes." I said, "Perfumer's Workshop?," and she was duly amazed. And my scent memory is not generally the strongest.
    For sale: JL Scherrer parfum (reduced price) and more!

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    Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere ~ myrtle branch, sap, red tangerine, rosewood, Kenyan cypress resin, coconut milk, sandalwood bark, ambrette seed, vanilla

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    I'm wearing Tam Dao today.
    Light, woody, airy, meditative, crisp. Nice.
    Happy birthday Sakecat and Lady M. I hope you got nice presents!

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    I asked his colleague nearby if that was her, and she said, "Yes." I said, "Perfumer's Workshop?," and she was duly amazed.
    Cool. It's like a super power--even if you can pull it off just one time.

    Cleaning, peeling beets, general falderal busy-ness, followed by a much-enjoyed shower, and now ... Hindu Kush. Mmmmm. There's a good chance I may need more of this.

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    Another TrueBlood-er here...I keep saying to myself "Self, WHY are you watching this?" I never get an answer. But the opening credits are absolutely dazzling...that snake...those lips...that music. "I'm gonna do bad things with you..." Anybody gonna defect to "Twilight"??

    Got up SO early I didn't have time to post...and now I've gotta go back to bed cuz I gotta get up AGAIN at 2:30 to take my darling children to the airport so they can wing their way to a Connecticut Thanksgiving.

    Doesn't matter, I am again aswoon in

    to celebrate the returns(s) of Moondeva and Zibs!! Yaaaay!
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    Welcome back Zibeline - and it's good to see that avatar again, it's a beauty.

    The fleeting pleasure of Pleasures wore thin earlier today, so my SotE is quite different - I'm wearing Aoud Rose Petals by Montale.

    Many happy return to Sakecat and LadyM!
    Last edited by Sestra; 23rd November 2008 at 09:54 PM.

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    Wearing Love by Ralph Lauren. I purchased it yesterday and it smelled so good when I tried it in the store. I've had it on for the whole day and from initial spray to the dry down, I totally and completely hate this fragrance and I am returning it as soon as I possibly can. It smells like bug repellant on my skin. I really wanted to love this stuff.

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    Etat Libre D'OrangeRossy de Palma

    Thanks, RHM!
    Last edited by Quixotiq; 23rd November 2008 at 11:32 PM.

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    Dzing! for the second day in a row - I'm hooked!

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    SotD is Tocade
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    I'm scent twins with Sestra today.

    I am very lovely in Pleasures today. This is one perfume made for my body chemistry. It smells sooooooo good.
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    I made another trek up to Beverly Hills today to go back to Barneys and some of the other shops and boutiques on Wilshire and Rodeo. Only tested 3 things so far:

    Guerlain L'Heure Bleu--this is a fantastic orris/iris scent, but it almost made me ill because it is so strong and sweet. It may have been the EDP in the tester, but I did not check. It has some amazing high quality orris in it, buttery and slightly powdery. The drydown is a bit spicy, which was a pleasant surprise. It did not sit well, unfortunately, and I washed it off a couple hours later.

    Guerlain Mitsouko EDT--I wanted the EDP, but they did not have a tester. I have my own EDP vial from TPC, but I wanted to be sure it was more or less what I would get if I bought a bottle. The EDT is just as gorgeous as the EDP, but lighter, and does not last as long. Both have a beautiful vetiver stage that is in HG territory for me. I am so thrilled that this frag finally clicked for me!

    Hermes Rocabar--split personality oriental-fougere. Starts with lemon, vanilla, resin and some light spice, very pleasing, actually. Has a rather bad ammonia lavender and herbal middle. The drydown is pretty much fougere with herbs (no oakmoss), but has a laundry detergent kind of quality. I'd say it is ok, but there are much better orientals, and much better fougeres.

    On paper I smelled:
    Hermessence Brin de Reglisse--Lavender water, not the best lavender I have smelled. Seemed a little sweaty and unrefined.
    Hermessence Poivre Samarcande--interesting pepper and herb fougere. I need to try this one on skin some day.
    Hermessence Paprika Brasil--the most interesting of the 3 Hermessences I smelled today. Heady white floral with a chili-powder kind of edge to it. The SA did not like it, but I thought it was the most daring of the whole line.
    Eau d'Hermes--lovely citrus and castoreum leather chypre. Good to try if you like Jicky EDT or Mouchoir de Monsieur but want castoreum instead of civet. Has some resemblance to the opening of Habit Rouge EDC.
    Chanel No.18 and Chanel 28 la Pausa--I was not in the mood for iris root today, so they smelled really sharp and medicinal to my nose. Must try again another time.
    Vera Wang Look--nondescript chemical grapefruit and citrus cocktail. Yuck.
    Michael Kors--soft white floral which was pretty, but did not grab my interest today.
    Last edited by Asha; 24th November 2008 at 04:08 AM.

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    Went hiking in the morning and didn't wear any scents except my scentless deodorant.
    Thierry Mugler Miroir des Envies for the evening.
    Finally tried Bvlgari Jasmin Noir, I was expecting a big bouquet of jasmine, it turned out to be a non descriptive floral woody vanilla-ish scent

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    Organza and then L'Arte di Gucci

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    Kouros Fraîcheur as SotE
    'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon

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    More testing:

    Left arm: Serge Lutens Un Bois de Sepia

    Hmm. Is it me, or does this seem really out of place in the SL line? Aquatic fresh fougere. We'll see how it goes, but I am not impressed so far. I am getting hints of ammonia (darn it anyhow).

    Right arm: Serge Lutens Bois et Fruits

    Got a larger spray sample today, so I can get a sense of its character a bit better. There is a sort of cake-like quality to it, perhaps a spiced raisin muffin with rum flavor. It seems much more edible today than it did the last times I have tried it. Not sure it is worth the price ($200 for 50 ml), but it certainly carries the torch for Feminite du Bois quite well. I like it better than Bois de Violette.

    SotN is Guerlain Shalimar EDP from my new bottle

    Bois de Sepia had to be scrubbed.
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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Coco Mlle.

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    Default Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Went scentless today, except for left overs. It was so wonderful I just didn't want to bathe this morning. Yesterday afternoon DH and I went up to San Francisco and visited the Modernism Gallery, then Neiman Marcus, and rounded off the evening with dinner at Anzu.

    So I tried the Angelique Encens at NM to see what all the fuss was about. The very gracious fellow who assisted me said it was one of his very favorites, from the moment he began selling Creed 20 years ago. He sprayed my wrist and I browsed the Guerlains while waiting for it to settle in. After some minutes I sniffed and wrinkled my nose. There was something very strong and sour. "Is that tuberose?" He sniffed me and thought I smelled wonderful. He sprayed himself and I thought he smelled... pretty good. But I thought I smelled sour. I have a new theory-- maybe all fragrances do smell the same on everyone, as Luca Turin believes. But maybe there's something about our neural pathways, the way odor is received in the brain, that makes the difference. Anyway, more of whatever is left of AE in the world for everyone else! They had one of those ginormous, leather-lidded, five gallon buckets of the stuff for $355, fyi.

    Then this keen fellow sprayed me with Bois d' Arménie. OMG! I MUST own this! I would've walked out with a bottle last night, except that after searching high and low, and in all the drawers, and in the back, and on the computer, they couldn't find one! Hence the not bathing this morning. He took my name and number and will call me.

    I also sampled the Jicky parfum. I like this much better than the edp, but not well enough to own.

    Oh, and I love the Guerlain display with the little file drawers that look like a library card catalogue system, but contain solid essence of perfume notes (like cuir, tabac, iris...)! I want one of these! But my mechanic tells me I'll need a new car instead, and soon (199,800+ miles on my Lexus and I'm starting to leak engine coolant again). I haven't bought a car in 14 years. Not counting the one my parents gave me when I graduated high school (and drove for 10 years), it's the only car I've ever bought. I love my car!

    SotE is Andy Tauer Incense Rose. I feel a little bit better now.
    Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
    Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
    -- Absolutely Fabulous

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