Thread: 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!
Sakecat's Scent Project
"Wardrobe" and Reviews of everything I've tried to date. Please come visit and let me know what you think.
I've been up for hours! Another day in Heliotrope Blanc.
I find it so comforting during these cold, wet days we are
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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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..
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.
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 !
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.
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!
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!)
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Good morning all.Sotd is Attraction.
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
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
Terre d'Hermes as SotD. Flint, steel and what I detect as bitter orange.
"Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be"--Anonymous
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
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
Another Encens et Lavande day for me.
There's a massive snow storm here!
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
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.
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
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!
Tenaz by Daniel de Fasson
Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
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."
Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
"Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
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?
Today enjoying Louve layered with Un Bois Vanille. A cloud of Serge.....
Check out our art car!
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)
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.
A busy Sunday ahead.
First I have to visit an exhibit called "Icons and Altars"
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.