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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 27 November

    I too want to echo the thanks for everyone on this board. Its a funny thing a year ago I didn't know Basenotes existed. Now I have met all of these amazing people. It is funny where and how life brings people into your life and for that I find myself very thankful.
    ScentMother don't wory as host to a cluttered mind myself I'm pretty sure your lovely Bois d'Armenie is just in a different place than you remember. Sooner rather than later it will click and you'll remember where it is.
    Off to an orphan's Thanksgiving because I can't take the traffic down to my sister's in CT. We go down there tomorrow and much like ComDiva just have a second dinner one day removed, without traffic.
    For today I am wearing the scent the hostess of tonight's meal loves on me:

    Hermes Un Jardin sur Le Nil

    Have a Happy, Happy Thanksgiving everyone in the states.
    Have a Happy, Happy Thursday everyone everywhere else.
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    Dior Homme - Cologne Blanche (my perfect bedtime scent)

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    Serge Lutens Borneo 1834

    Indonesian patchouli, white flowers, cardamom, camphor, cistus, galbanum, cannabis resin, cocoa accord


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    Howdy, world! Wearing about five different scents again. You're all quite precious, you know. I AM thankful for your powerful companionship.

    No big festivities today here with just the usual three of us. I'll be working on a magazine, since one day's pretty much like the next.

    Daughter's going to visit boyfriend (again!). He's going to teach her how to crochet. I gotta meet this guy.

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    Stéphanie de Saint-Aignan Embruns d'Ambre ~ Ocean notes, sand, lemon, wood, amber.

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    Le Basier du Dragon for today.
    And happy Thanksgiving for all of you who celebrate it!

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    Wearing EL Azuree today. I need to smell fierce and fearless.

    Just about to pop my contribution to dinner into the oven: green bean casserole!

    Have a Happy Turkey Day, all!
    “Auntie Mame [is] a froth of whipped cream and champagne and daydreams and Nuit de Noël perfume. She's not mortal at all.”- Patrick Dennis

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    I'm wearing Musc Ravageur today. We're going to SIL's house for dinner today, my contributions include my "famous" broccoli/rice casserole and scalloped oysters.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. Have a safe and happy holiday.
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    It's Thanksgiving here today. I am over 2500 miles away from my biological family, but I have new family here where I live, and they have invited us over for a Thanksgiving potluck breakfast (which we are missing)-lunch-dinner-all-day-kind-of-lazy-day-eating thing, for which I made some vegetarian green bean-black eyed peas salad (really yummy! I will post recipe later) and husband made Swedish meatballs. Later today, I want to come home and make raspberry trifle for our neighbors.

    Traditionally, my parents used to have us all say thanks before eating our big meal. Each of us said all the things for which we were thankful. Well, today, I just want to say that I'm thankful that our Basenotes members in Bombay are okay, and I will continue to pray for them.

    Today, I'm wearing Tam Dao by Diptyque -- a gracious gift from Mudassir.

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I'm in Dzing! for about the millionth time this month, because I'm addicted, apparently.

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    May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving with families and love surrounding you! I have a lot to be thankful for, just like Wordbird.

    May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump.
    May your potatoes'n'gravy have nary a lump.
    May your yams be delicious. May your pies take the prize.
    May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!
    (Author unknown. )


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    Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

    Thank you to Basenotes, simply the best, nicest online community I've ever had the good fortune to discover.

    I'm wearing Chanel No. 5 so far. I don't know yet what my SotE will be. We're not going to dinner until 5:00 p.m. We're going to my husband's boss's house. They're going to have a crowd. He's Vietnamese, so we'll not only have traditional turkey & trimmings but Vietnamese dishes as well. Yum!

    Adding: I finally have my official Scent of Thanksgiving Dinner on: Bath & Body Works Midnight Pomegranate Body Lotion & Body Spray with Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir spritzed on top. I think I smell great!
    Last edited by lilybelle; 27th November 2008 at 06:56 PM.

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! Some of you are cooking up a lavish feast; it all sounds so delicious. I'm contributing a meager fruit salad. At least its something I cannot burn.

    I'm wrestling with the fragrance issue. I really don't think I can wear scent to dinner, it turns out there is too much of a risk of causing another allergy attack in a family member. My only other choice is, well, Angel, and that could offend others as it is really a love/hate scent. I hate going scentless. Fragrance is so comforting to me. (Insert minor child-like tantrum here.)

    So my SotD will be "freshly bathed." No, that's not entirely true. I'll test some things out while exercising pre-shower which are to be determined.

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    Blessing and salutations - Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    Today is all about cooking and I'm blessed with my own iron chef showdown which comes down to cordon blue vs. CIA alumni here. Later it will be a packed house with 17 of us. We're all watching the Iron Chef Thanksgiving special over coffee this morning to get psyched up >; )

    Trying Feminite du Bois this morning after all the suggestions
    (CEDARWOOD, cardamom, cinnamom, clove, orange blossom, peach, honey, plum, beeswax)

    Lovely stuff - this may be my "mainstream fragrance that smells niche" choice.
    Looking for small decants
    * Frederic Malle En Passant, Parfum de Thérèse * Serge Lutens Bois Oriental, Borneo1834, Douce Amère, Gris Clair, Rousse, Santal de Mysore

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all! This really is a great place to spend time, and with the nicest people! Starting the day in Bois des Iles, but who knows for later.

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    Heartfelt Thanksgiving greetings, to all who celebrate it. The menus given here sound truly scrumptious

    Inspired by the recent 'what's your favourite floral?' thread, I reached for First this morning. This was a floral favourite of mine in the early 90s, when I lived in the Middle East. Somehow, its sucker-punch jasmine seemed so ideal at that time, but now -- my goodness -- it smells so dated

    This evening sees me exuding the scent of Jasmin Noir. Another floral, and a no less distinctive one at that, but so much more welcoming and warm than the rather austere First.

    Congratulations on your promotion, Alba!
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    L'Artisan ParfumeurMéchant Loup
    (Bertrand Duchaufour)
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    Happy Thanksgiving! I'm very grateful for this place to celebrate fragrance with so many warm and interesting folks.

    Alba, congratulations on your promotion! Jenson and JavaGreen, thank you for letting us know that you are safe.

    I've chosen L'OISEAU DE NUIT for this evening. We are departing from tradition and having German food, but at least my fragrance will be a "bird"!

    Holiday hugs to all,

    Haunani

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. No one is celebrating here. I think I will just drink a glass of wine by myself and say "thank you, Basenotes"! Hugs to you all!
    I wore Organza today but then I tried in a store Kingdom on one hand and First on the other. I like Kingdom. It only smelled like cumin for a little bit and then a lot like incense. Hmm...I really like it although I read all the negative reviews!

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    Narciso Rodriguez For Her edt which has been beautiful all day at work. Now sampling Coty Le Rose Jaqueminot (I've probably got the spelling wrong!) on my right hand and Miller Harris Fleur Oriental on my left courtesy of Taolady, THANK YOU! LRJ is certainly pretty but maybe a little too bright for me, I do prefer the Priscilla Presley Roses and More to this. Fleur Oriental is one gorgeous fragrance and just gets better as it dries down. If there is jasmine in this it must be what gives the fragrance its initial 'sharpness' on my skin but this melts away into a lush floral/vanilla/amber seduction laced with almondy heliotrope. It reminds me a little of both Mazzolari Alessandro and Armani Elle/She but for me it is way sexier than either of these. I'm thinking it might just fill the gap left by Allure Sensuelle in my wardrobe. Oh Taolady, what are you doing to me! First Habanita and now Fleur Oriental, although I am going to give Fleur Oriental another couple of tries just to be sure! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating!

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    Diorama
    "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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    Hello dearest R, and hugs to you from across the pond! I'm wearing Chergui today, and getting ready to go to hanksgiving dinner at a friend's house.

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    Happy Turkey Day BNers!!!

    I am truly thankful for all of you at Basenotes. It is truly a blessing to spend time with people who love perfume like I do.

    I am wearing my favorite.....Alien
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    So glad to hear our Indian basenoters are safe. And congrats to Alba!

    Lovely sentiments, ubu. I'd also like to add my voice to the chorus of gratitude for this website. I've learned so much and encountered such generosity here.

    Lushsoup, I hear you. The only things I can make in this world without setting the kitchen on fire are cranberry sauce and mac n cheese.

    Having Thanksgiving with close friends. We spent Sunday with DH's family of birth doing Turkey day--yep, that's two in a week--and will be visiting mine next month.

    SotD: Starting off with L'Air du Desert Marocain, which is (as always) lovely but which just isn't hitting the right note for the big meal for me. So I'll be changing to Elle YSL right before we head out.

    Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate and a lovely fall day to those who don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcobra View Post
    Hello dearest R, and hugs to you from across the pond! I'm wearing Chergui today, and getting ready to go to hanksgiving dinner at a friend's house.
    A, my dearest friend, what a wonderful surprise to see you here and....you smell great as always.

    A big hug and wishing you again a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Enjoy your dinner to the fullest and don't forget to give me every detail

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    Happy day to all, Thanksgiving or not! Staying home and making a tiny version of the traditional meal just for me, as I am sick today. SOTD will be, when I get off my duff, EL Private Collection.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 27 November

    Quote Originally Posted by Leesee View Post
    Happy day to all, Thanksgiving or not! Staying home and making a tiny version of the traditional meal just for me, as I am sick today. SOTD will be, when I get off my duff, EL Private Collection.
    Oh, Leessee. Here's some hot tea along with wishes for a better tomorrow.

    We ate vegetable lasagna for lunch. We really lack for traditions.

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    Guerlain's L'Instant Magic (from a sample). I may layer it with Oriental Brulent

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 27 November

    Roast turkey, mashed potatoes with pan gravy, apple-sausage stuffing, green beans with carmalized onion, jellied/whole cranberry sauce, several Sam Adams lager beers, NFL football, lots of grandkids and family.

    Finishing with a layering of Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EdT and EdP and English stilton cheese with a glass of Dow '77 vintage Oporto. Perfect weather, perfect day!
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    Sensuelle Russie by Esteban
    amber, bergamot orange, pine, cardamom, cinnamon, cedar and patchouli.

    Spicy Goodness...reminds me of apple pie & incense. It went perfectly with Thanksgiving dinner.

    I hope everyone here had a truly delightful day.

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