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    Default SotD Thursday 4 December

    Good morning!

    Guerlain Eau de Cologne du Coq for me on this dark, grey, rainy day.

    Hope you have a nicer weather in your corner of the world!
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Tigrushka, indeed I do have some lovely weather today! I wish I could send you a bit of my pleasant, sunny day.

    Wearing the new Nina (in the adorable apple bottle) by Nina Ricci. Fruity, light and girly - perfect for this beautiful day!

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    Somber and cloudy over here as well. Time to bake some delicious sweets for our Dutch 'Sinterklaas' holiday tomorrow: with almond paste filled 'speculaas'.
    Ah, the smell of those spices

    Ambre Sultan to feel warm inside.
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    I'm trying another Caron sample: Farnesiana today.

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    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Sounds like you'll be having a very tasty Sinterklaas, R!

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Coromandel... great sillage

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Nirmala for me today. Very attracted to this scent at the moment.
    Currently wearing: Cristobal by Balenciaga

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Rhiannon you bake your own speculaas? That´s crazy but I would love to get the recipe

    Wearing Anthousa White Tuberose oil from the green competition. When I applied it I was overwhelmed by the tuberose, this is strong so to balance it out a little I mixed it up with orange flowers from Zara so that it´s not just tuberose that you get and nothing but. I think the two work nicely together and it´s been fun smelling the difference, which one dominates the other and how it changes.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
    Currently wearing: Chypré Fruité by Montale

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Histoires de Pafums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    Top notes : bergamot, davana sensualis
    Middle notes : patchouli coriander, cardamom
    Base notes : cedar, elemi, leather, labdanum

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    As yesterday, I'm wearing AL's beautifully textured Roses parfum extrait. The longevity yesterday was marvellous, and it has that curious 'bite' that I love in any perfume. I must be careful with this sample; the bottle is currently out of stock. It will be my next AL purchase when it is becomes available. This is how Serena describes it:

    Bergamot , Sicilian lemon, and green grass provide an opening burst of freshness. The dominant heart note is Russian rose absolute which is sweet and fresh with subtle spiciness. The heart notes are Bulgarian rose damascena, rose maroc, rose otto, Turkish rose, rose de mai, and tea rose. Honey, amber, incense, sandalwood and mossy base notes offer an air of sophistication and elegance.

    Notes: Bergamot, Grass, Lemon, Honeyed Rose, Russian Rose Absolute, Turkish Rose Absolute, Bulgarian Rose Damascena Absolute, Bulgarian Rose Otto, Rose de Mai Absolute
    Tea Rose, Rose Maroc Absolute, Chinese Rice Flower
    Pepper, Cinnamon, Honey , Orris Root, Amber
    Musk, Sandalwood, Moss, Incense, Peruvian Balsam.


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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Quote Originally Posted by Lian View Post
    Rhiannon you bake your own speculaas? That´s crazy but I would love to get the recipe
    Woah, me too! I've been known to bake my own pepernoten but never speculaas.

    In other news: wearing CdG Ouarzazate today. I've been in a lot of sweet-ish scents the past days, and was about to succomb to tooth decay. This one is nice for a change.
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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Montale's Patchouli Leaves
    Currently wearing: Elixir by Penhaligon's

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Magie Noire - Lancome, I re-discovered this one.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Grey and windy here but not cold at all.
    Didn't get enough sleep because the wind was very strong during the night!
    This week seems so long...

    Bandit extrait, for a difficult day at work...
    Last edited by *dora*; 4th December 2008 at 10:44 AM.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Mure et Musc this morning. I swear I'm still smelling a strong dose of leather in there, even now that I have recovered from the cold. I'm guessing it reacts strangely with my chemistry but for once it's in a good way!

    This evening I'm testing out a few vanillas thanks to the fabulous Tang! I'm in TF Tobacco Vanille, L'Aromarine Vanille and i Profumi de Firenze Vanglia del Madagascar. Love them all!! The L'Aromarine is a perfect sweet vanilla, iPdF is somewhat more floral and the TF reminds me of Spiritueuse Double Vanille... but better (blasphemy right?).

    Have a great day!

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Good morning everyone! My sotd is Lolita Lempicka edp.
    Perfect for a frozen Thursday! (current temp. is 18 degrees F brrrrrrrrrrrrr)

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Hermes Hiris. Happy Thursday, all!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Quote Originally Posted by Lian View Post
    Rhiannon you bake your own speculaas? That´s crazy but I would love to get the recipe
    Quote Originally Posted by veuve amiot View Post
    Woah, me too! I've been known to bake my own pepernoten but never speculaas.
    I will PM you the recipe (in Dutch ) but it will not exactly taste the same because I am indeed a bit crazy ....I make my own almond paste as well.
    But that you will have to make at least two weeks in advance so....you better buy it at a good shop.

    Nothing beats the feeling, smell and taste of something you make yourself. I love to cook
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Chanel no. 5 edt
    "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 Thursday 4 December

    Wow, everyone smells MARVELOUS today! Almost as good as Riannon's kitchen. Happy almost Sinterklaas to all who are celebrating!

    Veuve Amiot, do you get a spearmint note in the CdG Ouarzazate? I find it very refreshing, but was a bit startled when I realized it reminded me of some of my favorite chewing gum!

    Today I'm trying a new treasure sent with my Beautyhabit 25% discount extravaganza a couple of weeks ago: Jo Wood Organics Usiku EDT. This is a woody, spice-drenched marvel, Usiku (which means "night" in Swahili apparently) starts off almost bitingly dry, then warms and sweetens just enough. Simultaneously light and rich, I think Usiku is definitely unisex, though to my nose trending a bit masculine. I anticipate a bottle of this in my future. Why didn't I try this yesterday when the discount was still going?!?

    Usiku notes: Rosemary, pine needle, cardamom, hot ginger, coriander, clove, Moroccan cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver, vanilla.
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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Egoiste as SotD
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
    Currently wearing: Cumming by Alan Cumming

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Back in Black Orchid once more. I wish I were in Australia for the beautiful day, but I can't complain, it's clear and sunny if a bit crisp.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Hope you're feeling better Nukupai.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Happy Sinterklaas to those who celebrate it.
    All that is left of this week is today's board meeting and then I'll be done with the third degree for another year, yay.
    Because I need something to give me a good jolt, and making me House Brother to Coconut, I am wearing:

    Montale Aoud Lime

    This is widely considered as a beginner scent to the Montale Aouds and I do get the sentiment. This starts off with the signatory lime note at the top but then the roses come in full and lush. The combination of the tart of the lime with the depth of the rose makes this one of the best Aouds in the line. So while it might be the "Aoud for Dummies" it is truly an amazing scent, as well.
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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Last night's SotE was Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld.

    Today's SotD is Sun Moon Stars by Karl Lagerfeld.

    Many thanks to the lovely Taolady for the decant.

    Enjoy the day, all.

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    Happy Sinterklaas!

    Personally feeling kinda meh about December (and the holidays).
    Too many obligations, not enough time...... And I have the feeling the cold and dark and damp is not doing my mood any favors.

    Knowing that I have to take my budding perfumista Spike kitty to the vet tomorrow doesn't help.
    Came home from vacation and discovered he has a nasty case of what appears to be mites or mange. Spending mornings annoiting him with Wound cleaner rather than scent. He is NOT a fan.

    So, to match my difficult mood today - Mitsouko.

    Today - vibrating between leather, moss and powder.

    That should scare 'em.....
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    Hugs to Sakecat and Spike kitty. Hang in there, things will improve soon.
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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    Love's True Bluish Light

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday 4 December

    I, too, await with concern for news of Nukapai's condition, debbborra.

    Feeling b*tchy. I blame it on client's disorganization. Gotta redo some stuff. Grrrrr.

    Seeking calm in Jicky's lavender.

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