The beautiful Villoresi DILMUN
Thread: SotD Friday 12 December
SL Fleurs d'Oranger for me on the last day of the fall term, the holidays are just round the corner...
Have an absolutely fabulous Friday, everyone!
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
The beautiful Villoresi DILMUN
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Yay, well done Tigrushka. Smelling divine today too!
It's actually surprisingly cold today. Love's True Bluish Light as chosen by Ineespenes, another brilliant decision for my SotD! Cheers, Ineespenes.
Good vibes and fingers crossed to those braving doctors appointments, hope there is nothing wrong! Hugs to you and everyone who needs them!!!
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..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Fleurs de Bulgarie by Creed
I'm wearing Jean Claude Ellena's Hermessence Poivre Samarcande. Notes include pepper, chili pepper, oak, cedar, chinese moss, and musk
I dithered at the wardrobe this morning, but finally made the perfect choice. Contrary to the experience of some people, this fragrance has a decent longevity on me.
Enjoy your weekends.
Paloma Picasso - Minotaure
Top Notes: Citrus
Middle Notes: Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Leather
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Iceland is covered in snow and it´s stunning to walk to work with all the christmas lights around the neighbourhood combined with the white fluffy blanket. Feeling more in control now but the feelings still linger a bit. I blame the season too.
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
I chose the same scent as Tigs today! SL Fleur d'Oranger.
Have a good weekend everyone.
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
Good morning all Today is a beautiful day with beautiful,bluish light. Going shopping for more christmas presents later.My sotd is chosen by chaelaran today and it's just perfect!- Hypnotic Poison.Have a great day all, and hope those with healthrelated worries will be just fine!
Last edited by ineespenes; 12th December 2008 at 03:49 PM.
Wooooh, I drank a tiny bit too much yesterday going out. Clutching my head now.
In dream-related news: no exes. Or people, even. I own this Sansevieria plant, and I dreamt I cut its leaves like they were hair. Right down to the earth. Weird. No sleep-walking, though, it was fully intact in the morning.
Haven't yet decided on a Sotd, but it might well be Jil Sander Sun.
It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.
Amber & Lavender Cologne by Jo Malone (2nd time from a sample)
This reminds me of a really basic fougere (like Brut) and it smells extremely well post-shower, but I'm not sure I need a full bottle.
"When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"
-- Eckhart Tolle
all this talk of Fleurs d'Oranger makes me want to wear it today
"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
Guerlain Cuir Beluga. Enjoy the day, all!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Ex'cla·ma'tion = feeling nostalgic
Morning: Tom Ford Oud Wood
Afternoon: biehl parfumkunstwerke al02
Evening: Diptyque Eau de Lierre
DSH-April be spring
It's my last day in Lisbon and I am sooo sad to leave!
Welcomewelcome PinkPepperPlum (what a great name!)
GEEZE - Petruccijc...that visual for Minotaure is a whole bunch...um...better than my plain old bottle. Grrr-r-r-r-r-r...
And Roberto - you've done it again. Beautiful shot of the Pucci.....
Had lunch yesterday with a dear old friend who gave me a fistful of cash for Xmas and so naturally I didn't go right home but stopped off at Marshall's where I snagged TWO dear little Demeters for seven clams each (Salt Air and Pink Lemonade) PLUS Lancome's Benghal (which I'd never heard of but loved the packaging - SNAP!! It's gorgeous nectarine and ginger and jasmine. Woo Hoo.) Long way around to the explanation that I'm collaging the Salt Air with my new obsession....
(many thanx to Astaroth for the visual)
...for another breezy day!!
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Dreamt of my grandfather last night...I had invented some machine for floorcleaning and he was helping me look it over. Cool, because he was a very inventive man during his lifetime, I was happy to "see" him again!
I'm thrilled about tonight, because the husband and I are having an 'impromptu' overnight in Chicago. Holiday dinner with a few collegues of his and then out on the town for a cocktail! This usually doesn't happen in my world, so it's REALLY exciting! In fact, I went out and bought a little black dress (well, actually a medium black dress!) to wear. My Chanel COCO should fit the bill perfectly! Ta ta for now!
I'm in Ava Luxe's Madeline, a beautiful soft, milky, spicy gourmand that on my skin even manages to give a little hint of leather (no comments about my leathery skin, thank you! )
We've had two days of snow here and it's now stunning - snow on all the trees and covering the ground, but a pearly white light and clear white skies. It's as if the world has suddenly been turned to black and white. I adore it.
We have half a dozen visitors arriving from South Africa tomorrow for a week and a half (they are going to go nuts when they see this snow!), so I might not be able to post much for a while. But I'll try. In the meantime, lots of Christmassy love and great big hugs to all of you. I hope you all stay well and happy and keep having interesting dreams. And smelling fantastic of course.
PS PinkPepperPlum - hello! And what good taste you have to pick a Sonja Grosman...
Last edited by Wordbird; 12th December 2008 at 12:12 PM.
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Serge Lutens - Serge Noir today.
Incense and Cumin at the top. Cinnamon and vanilla (in an incensed room) at the base.
I found it interesting that most of the big-name bloggers didn't catch the cumin note, but the folks at Makeup Alley and minor bloggers did. Wonder what THAT means?....
Tonight - doing the same thing as ubuandibeme - impromptu holiday cocktails.....after HOCKEY!!!!
So does a Capitals jersey count as "holiday dress"?
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Scent twins with Jillsy in LOVE'S TRUE BLUISH LIGHT
SotD is Le Labo Rose 31 from a sample from Aiona
Last edited by kbe; 13th December 2008 at 12:21 AM.
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
I love reading everybody's posts here in the morning.
Roberto, I love Pucci Vivara, and the bottle is great looking.
Yay, for Tigrushka for finishing her semester! I know what a good feeling that is. Although, I used to have a strange time decompressing. It felt odd not to be pressured and hard at work doing papers and research, homework, cramming for exams. What to do with oneself??!
I'm trying another of my samples this morning, Psychotrope by Parfumerie Generale (thanks to Musse, and where is Musse anyway?).
TGIF to everybody.
Testing some stuff...
Bvlgari Omnia (regular) - translucent, spicy thing that doesn't really move me like Crystalline.
By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses - Poison updated for the 21st century - me, I am not convinced anyone needed to do that. Some horrors are best not flankered.
En Passant - to see if I want to swap for it. I don't - am getting shedfuls of lilac, even after scrubbing the toilet bowl with that hand.
B by Boucheron - cheerful, upbeat, love it!
Last edited by VM I hate civet; 12th December 2008 at 12:34 PM.
"So many scents, so little skin"...
Morning ,people. Today I 'm wearing Hypnotic Poison .
Last edited by Mimi Gardenia; 12th December 2008 at 12:40 PM.
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.