Une Fleur de Chanel for me today
Thread: SotD Monday 5 January 2009
Gucci Pour Homme
Have a good start of the week.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Une Fleur de Chanel for me today
Jungle Le Tigre by Kenzo on my wrists :bounce:
Five O'Clock au Gingembre, it's -10C here!
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
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
Le Maroc Pour Elle, I catch a bit of incense but enough to turn me off this parfume. I just hope the drydown is as good as I remember it
I stopped the montale testing madness for a day because everything started to smell like a montale perfume yesterday. When le Maroc wears off I might try 1 or 2 montales again.
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
The yummy Geisha Noir for work today. Have a great day!
Yum, yum !
Oh, tdi- I adore that one !
In Anne Pliska , for work.
Be well, my dears !
And again....Miyako by Annayaké
The more I wear it, the more I love the smooth warmth and introspective feeling this fragrance is giving me.
Maybe you must indeed experience a scent over a longer period to appreciate every aspect of beauty in it.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
Prada Infusion d'Homme
Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Clean Notes
Middle Notes: Iris, Galbanum, Cedar, Vetiver
Base Notes: Benzoin, Frankincense, Powdery Notes
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A cold cold day ..
I'm wearing a sample of Chanel Coromandel. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Have a great day
My blog about perfume
Creed Angelique Encens
Have a great day, all!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Chanel no. 5 a few drops of parfum layered with the 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
Oh Roberto....that WONDERFUL bottle again!!
Warming up again here (checking my journals, I find this season to be a repeat of 2003!!) and just the right sort of day for the spindrift of....
.....almost as good as a stroll on the beach!
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Fifi Chachnil today.
Really digging the tobacco-laced notes in this scent. Super-duper sexy.
Ayala Moriel Moon Breath last night - which, to my wonky nose, registered as "Orange Blossom" last night. Weird. It's usually a peppery white floral with a resinous undertone. One of the longer lasting scents in her line - I could still smell it the next morning.
Juozas Statkevicius (or 'Josef Statkus' as some have changed to!)
Belle en Rykiel this morning - my blind impulse Marshall's buy and, though it's a nice fragrance, I'm thinking it's not really me. Gah! Do you think I'll ever live and learn?
Waking up to an icy wonderland at Stately Somerville Manor, beautiful to look at, treacherous to walk on.
For this first day back to work after two weeks of leisure I am scent twins with Guerlain-lover and House Brother with rtamara41 in:
One thing I can say about all of the Chanel exclusifs I've worn so far is they don't feel the same to me. Coromandel starts off with a patchouli and spice top. Now this is not the patchouli of the Summer of Love this is the patchouli of dried,powdered root.Dry and desiccated and light, mixed with the spiciness this is an unusually light start for a ptachouli-forward fragrance.The patchouli remains throughout the development as in the heart I get some florals beofre the chocolate accord makes itself known. As before, this is the chocolate of cocoa powder dusty and rich. The base is amber and musk and is the most conventional part of this scent on me. Thankfully what has gone before was unconventional enough that I forgive it. How this is not marketed as unisex is quite beyond me.
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Morning, my lovelies. Running in and out at high speed today!
Jil Sander Sun to celebrate the spring-like sun although it's still freezing cold. Do you get where sometimes a scent is so well-matched to a day you almost get all teary-eyed when smelling it? Today is that day. Must wear more often.
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.
Vetyver Lanvin (new) as SotD. Cool (for us) morning @ around 60 F. Colder wave coming in a few days so the fireplace is stacked and ready to go. We don't get many opportunities to do that.
There are three kinds of people in this world: those who understand math and those who don't (four out of three people surveyed agree with this).
Still dealing with the cold from hell, trying to smell things with minimal success in between nose blowings and cups of tea. Bleh!
Trying two by Parfumerie Generale -- Private Collection: Bois de Copaiba & L'eau Guerriere.
The Bois de Copaiba starts out with a surprising amount of leather, even though that's not listed among the notes (though maybe that's all I can smell, or my cold is making it up) before warming up to some truly lovely woods. L'eau Guerriere is light, transparent and airy without being boring in any way; it smells how I'd imagine a combination of overcast sky and gunmetal to me (though I've never actually smelled a gun ). I think they are both fantastic in very different ways.
Private Collection: Bois de Copaiba notes: Crystallized orange pulp, red ginger, amaretto, copahu balm, mahogany wood, myrrh, sandalwood.
L'eau Guerriere notes: Cinchona bark, sky aldehydes, olibanum, aloe wood, musk.
It’s thought that people who hope too much will just waste their life away and never get down to doing any real work. They’re confusing Hope with Wish, its lazy cousin... When Wish whispers, “Something is just around the corner,” what comes or not is never what was wished for. When Hope whispers “Something is just around the corner,” something always is. -- Charlie Elberson
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
Tea for Two today, to keep the cold away (how's that for a silly rhyme?)
I am wearing Black Cashmere. Because this bottle lies on its side, it can get overlooked behind the towers of my other lovelies. But BC is so delicious. I just love that clove note!
Oh, SUCH a Monday. Aoud Queen Roses for me today.
Bal à versailles inspired by the guilty perfume fantasies thread.
I'm going citrus-spastic in samples from the inimitable Chestnut.
Finally, back to work now, but I'm nursing a small cold.
L de Lolita for me today.
Very cold today and the "L" is perfect for this weather.
I'm simplifying my life. For Sale Thread (some niche, some designer):
I'm surrounding myself with an air of Penhaligon's Elisabethan Rose, pretending it's summertime.
Aldehydes and Geranium
Camomile, Violet and Rose
Musk, Amber and Sandalwood
Just want to test something - will post properly later
SOTD Organza Indecence.
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
To kick start the week I was in Angel edp to school.Hope you all have a great day
Still have not decided, but am leaning toward L'Air du Desert Marocain in a vain attempt to ward off all the snow and cold here. Will post later if I went another way.
It has snowed.
Feeling sober today (in mood -- I am not hinting that I have an alcohol problem!), so opted for a couple of judicious squirts of the *very serious* Eau du Soir.
It last and lasts.
This week, 'Chanel Cuir de Russie: Skin Scent' at http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/
Guerlain Angelique Noire. I forgot how much I love this. Now I remember, and I am lemming for a full bottle. I'm doing the 'Basenotes Salute!' (great image-SomervilleMetroMan--wrist repeatedly flying to nose!!). ^_^
Check out our art car!
Pine & Eucalyptus Cologne by Jo Malone
I got this deeply discounted @ Neimans this weekend - it smells like a Christmas tree has been erected inside a luxury health spa. The best part though, is the faintly spicy (cardmom?) drydown that lasts forever on my skin and clothes.
Essence of Jerusalem
DSH perfumes Cathedral
Top notes: Bergamot
Middle notes: Mastic, Oppopanax, Sandalwood
Base notes: Brown Oakmoss, Frankincense (Olibanum), True Arabian Myrrh
Cold weather perfection. IMHO
RHM's Vintage, Rare & Pretty Darn Good items on offer: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380...old-Pour-Femme
Feeling comfy-cozy this morning wearing Chergui, from my newly acquired bottle. Yay!
Parfums de Nicolaï, Balkis
Notes from Luckyscent: raspberry, Turkish rose, black pepper, coffee extract, iris, benzoin, vanilla pods
Sniff and let sniff.
Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline
PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather
I'm wearing Lumar of Beverly Hills Aphrodisiac
First day of work in almost two weeks (very hard to get up today)
Comme des Garçons • PALISANDER
Mandragore and back to the gym after a short holiday hiatus. Boo.
Have spent most of my day on the phone today and now I feel a bit talked-out. Snow here also (although it melted during the day). All my garden annual plants have properly died now (many were still trying to have a go at growing even though they should have quit trying long ago). Wearing L'Instant/Guerlain today. The honeyed, powdery, sweet dry-down seems perfect for today. Husband's comments: "Smells nice. Not sexy though." Right... (he prefers the intense ambers I think).
Les Couvent des Minimes Lemon Verbena
Belle en Rykiel was a scrubber today. Oh well. 2nd SotD was Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, my new staple. And SotE is Yves Rocher's Rose Absolute.
Gray and gloomy here today, though warm thank goodness. Winter depresses me. I want to go back to Florida.
Cedre Sandaraque. Interestingly, I smell leather on it, on skin that had floral-scented hand cream on it yesterday. Where the cream wasn't, no trace of leather. This seems to be a trend with Cedre Sandaraque on my skin - when it's mixed with traces of anything else, I smell leather.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
~ Robert Brault
SotE - Chergui
Crystal Noir for first day back at work after the hols.
First day at work for me too, but it was ok, I feel I have more energie when I go to work!
Ambre d' Or for me today.
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Nejma Two (Paschal Morabito) - just beginning to get to know this one. notes: Rose, sandalwood and out from the website. I received a small carded sample when I ordered Black Or and on sniffing immediately ordered a decant from TPC. Only time and a few wearings will tell if it is love or just infatuation
For the evening and night: Ambre Sultan.
A wonderful warm embrace.......
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
Comme des Garçons • ODEUR 71
Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere. I'm evidently still on my Chanel kick.