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    Default SotD Wednesday 24 December

    Good morning and Merry Christmas Eve to those who celebrate it today!

    Yet another day in SL Arabie for me.

    I have often worn Angel during Christmas holidays (I got it in 2002 and was so smitten with it then that I wore it exclusively six weeks in a row...) but this year just didn't feel like it, was more in the mood for smoke and spices and dusty dried fruit than chocolate and patchouli.

    Happy Holidays!
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    Comme des Garcons Zagorsk


    PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather




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    Rose Oil Without A Name

    It's going to be a long day.

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    I'll go Mitsouko. I only hope I can smell it as I am still getting over a cold.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 24 December

    Muscs Ravageur - Frederic Malle

    Merry Christmas Eve, and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. May the joy of the season help everyone overcome the TEMPORARY economic slow-down.
    Currently wearing: Cuiron by Helmut Lang

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    Borneo 1834 in the morning. Tonight, Bois des Illes. I hope your Christmas Eve is a joyful one, and that tomorrow you find lots of perfume bottles under the Christmas tree.

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    Armani Privé Cuir Améthyste for the Christmas eve.
    I have attended my company's Christmas luncheon. Will be making Steak Blue Cheese and a light salad for dinner together with a bottle red.
    Everyone, have a happy Christmas eve!
    Last edited by Coconut; 24th December 2008 at 08:23 AM.
    Currently wearing: Hedonist by Viktoria Minya

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    For this cold morning I chose Grain de Soleil - Fragonard.
    A good choice, I am in a beautiful aura,
    but I worry because I have not enough left in my bottle!

    Merry Christmas Eve!
    Last edited by *dora*; 24th December 2008 at 08:24 AM.

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    N'Aimez que Moi for moi. Have a lovely Christmas Eve, all who celebrate it.

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    Morning and Afternoon: ACQUA DI PARMA ASSOLUTA
    Evening : DIVINE, L' ÊTRE AIMÉ

    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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    L'Ombre Fauvre for a long drive and family visit.

    Happy Holidays Everyone

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    SOTD: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice

    SOTE: Etro Messe de Minuit
    Last edited by petruccijc; 24th December 2008 at 10:23 AM.
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    Another day in Dans Tes Bras - why fix it if it ain't broken? I am enjoying my extended interlude with this perfume.
    "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 Wednesday 24 December

    Roberto - that card is TOO funny! MARRY Christmas...!!!???!!! I didn't know it was eligible!!!

    Many thanks for all your love and hugs and general support...darling DinL is higher than a kite on prescription meds...poor Beloved Son is distraught and TWMAG is bewildered. A Christmas to remember.

    Nothing for me to do but sally forth in

    secure in the knowledge that everything will get different!!

    And off the flower shop for a welcomed flurry of last-minute bidness!!!

    And to all of you who may not be checking in tomorrow - Happy Christmas!!
    Last edited by TaoLady; 24th December 2008 at 11:20 AM.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 24 December

    I won an andy tauer sample set so I will sample my way through it over the holiday, toay it might be vetiver dance. I'm very excited about une rose chypree but I'll save it for last.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    I'm in Lutens' Bois de Violette for the moment. I'm not entirely happy with it but can't change for a few hours.

    Tonight's perfume will be La Rose Jacqueminot by Coty (thanks to TTTL)

    I wish a happy Christmas to one and all. Whether or not you observe it, may you have whatever you need or want from the next few days.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 24 December

    I am wearing my new gift from bbBD:

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)

    This is just amazing class in a bottle. From the citrus top to the cardamom in the heart to the mixture of wood, vetiver and oakmoss in the base. This is a shining example of a chypre that all colognossieurs should get to try once in their life.

    And now with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore
    A re-worked version of 'Twas The Night Beofre Christmas

    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and all through Basenotes
    Not an atomizer was spraying not even a Chanel
    The stockings were hung by the wardrobe with care
    In hopes that Saint Grant soon would be there

    The ladies were nestled all snug in their beds
    While visions of Jicky danced in their head
    And mama in her Dior and I in my Hermes
    Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap

    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
    I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

    The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
    Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
    When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer

    With a little old webmaster, so lively and quick,
    I knew in a moment it must be St Grant.
    More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

    "Now Derby! now, Diorella now, Erolfa and Vetiver!
    On, Coco! On, Chergui!, on Opium and Angel!
    To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
    Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

    As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
    When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
    So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
    With the sleigh full of Scents, and St Grant too.

    And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
    The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
    As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
    Down the chimney St Grant came with a bound.

    He was dressed all in Armani, from his head to his foot,
    And his clothes were all Designer with lapels and silk.
    A bundle of Scents he had flung on his back,
    And he looked like a perfumer, just opening his pack.

    His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
    His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
    His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
    And the point of his chin was as smooth as the snow.

    The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
    And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
    He had a kind face and a six-pack belly,
    That stood still when he laughed, not like a bowlful of jelly!

    He was ripped and suave, a right jolly old elf,
    And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
    A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
    Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

    He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
    And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
    And laying his finger aside of his nose,
    And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

    He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
    And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
    But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
    "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"


    Have a Very Joyous Holiday Season whatever you celebrate and make sure you smell good.
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    Happy Holidays!
    SMM that poem will get everyone smiling and in a festive mood.

    I decided to try something different and gave Tom Ford's White Patchouli another go. I like it much better dabbed than sprayed. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    Roberto - that card is TOO funny! MARRY Christmas...!!!???!!! I didn't know it was eligible!!!

    Many thanks for all your love and hugs and general support...darling DinL is higher than a kite on prescription meds...poor Beloved Son is distraught and TWMAG is bewildered. A Christmas to remember.

    Nothing for me to do but sally forth in

    secure in the knowledge that everything will get different!!

    And off the flower shop for a welcomed flurry of last-minute bidness!!!

    And to all of you who may not be checking in tomorrow - Happy Christmas!!

    Taolady, what a JOY of perfume your are wearing......what a class!!!!!!! i wish to be around you!!!!
    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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    Fairy ScentMother Ms. Tao - Big hugs. Sounds like everything will be OK. And that your DinL will have a Xmas to (not) remember. Hope they gave her great spacy drugs (sans nausea).

    Knize Ten for what promises to be a non-productive day at work.
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    Merry "Christmas Eve Day" and Christmas to all who are celebrating... Wishing joy and light to *everyone*. Taking my kids in with me for an abbreviated day of work, then to deliver holiday gift baskets to some ALS patients.

    For me, testing a lovely free sample sent by the generous SAs at Ormonde Jayne -- all the way from London!

    Ormonde Jayne Tolu. Very pretty, especially at this time of year, but I think I can avoid adding it to my Wishlist.

    Tolu notes: Juniper berry, orange blossom, clary sage, orchid, Moroccan rose, muguet, tolu (a Peruvian tree resin, see picture at right), tonka bean, golden frankincense and amber.
    Last edited by ComDiva; 24th December 2008 at 12:26 PM.
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    A Very Merry Christmas Eve to a wonderful bunch of inspiring perfumistos and perfumistas . SoTM is Love's True Bluish Light this morning and Genie De Bois this afternoon. Keep warm !
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    The warm AMBRE RUSSE by Parfum d'Empire
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    Taking a flight today...SotD is Miller Harris Tangerine Vert.

    Have a lovely xmas eve all!

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    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Tobacco leaf, spices, tonka bean, tobacco flower, vanilla, cocoa, dry fruits and wood sap


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    (((((Taolady))))) Sending prayers and healing, calming vibes to you and your family.

    SMM - you are a trip. Those are some well-named reindeer, that's for sure.

    Sotd is Sarah Horowitz Parfums Love Comes From Within
    Notes: clove, carnation, rose, Tunisian amber, French vanilla, musk, sandalwood

    This is so beautiful. Starts out warm and spicy, gradually changing to a soft, sweet finish that invites others to lean in closer.

    Season's greetings, dear friends!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 24 December

    Thanks SMM! I love your rendition of that great classic!

    31 Rue Cambon by Chanel for today, tonight and tomorrow!

    Merry Christmas to all!

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    Yesterday I was given a sample of an EDT called "Armeniaca Vulgaris", made by an Italian company, Floribus Exvinis (no idea!). It was given to me in a place where they sell only niche perfumes, and it's supposed to be good stuff. It's actually sickening. I don't know how I'm going to wash this sweet-fruity juice off. I felt I had to warn you all. Keep off it!

    Notes (I should've known):
    Coconut, orange, almond, apricot, peach, bergamot
    Rose, lily, magnolia
    White musk, sweet woods, vanilla, acacia honey, hints of cream

    I would also add there's some kind of note that feels like you're inhaling Vics Vaporub.

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    Dear Taolady: Oh, my dear. This too will pass. My own holidays (like all real people) never measure up to my fantasy Andy Williams/Father Knows Best; I just can't seem to get over it. Happy holiday!

    SMM: I loved your poem. What a fabulous vision. And a reindeer named Opium. How wicked.

    I am wearing Feminite de Bois today. I am working a half-day and then going home to bake. Happy holidays to all.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 24 December

    Burberry London as SotD. Christmas in a bottle.

    Hugs to you dear Taolady. We are all thinking of you and yours and so much positive energy streaming to you all. This is such a joyful time for so many and such a stressful time for others.

    Joseph Campbell put it this way: 'Our task is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows'. How difficult that is!
    Last edited by kbe; 24th December 2008 at 01:59 PM.
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