Thread: SotD Wednesday 21 January
Etro Heliotrope for me today.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, all!
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
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
Fleur Oriental by Miller harris
some people might be interested to know, alex will join me in holland next week, but my stepmother will be in surgery next week I feel as if I´m being tested.
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But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
Good morning Basenoters!
I'm in a burnished-gold-tinged fragrant cloud of Guerlain
I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker
The first bottle to hand this morning was Les Nuits d'Hadrien, so here I am again in a firm favourite. It seems a bit creamier today than usual. Gorgeous in any circumstances.
The mornings are getting lighter here, but still very cold. Despite its marketing as a summery citrus, Les Nuits is wonderfully warm in winter, and I will wear it all year round. I'll need to stock up soon.
I was in the mood for some Eden by Cacharel this morning.
This is my nymph in the forest scent!
So early and you guys already are smelling fabulous! Wearing Bulgari Black to work today.
I'm only working a half day so I can take Daughter No.1 to the Ear/Nose/Throat MD. She has been having vertigo and headaches I am hoping she is not developing Menieres Syndrome like me although she is young to develop it. Keep your fingers crossed for us! One person in the family who walks into walls is plenty
Parfums de Nicolai Maharadjah
Notes include lavender, patchouli, sandalwood, cinnamon, and clove.
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So early, and already the cauldron bubbles, for so many....
Lian, honey- I have faith in you, although I wish this time wasn't fraught with roadblocks...
Please tell us - I HOPE it is not a big procedure ?
Tdi- I'll be thinking of her, poor girl.
NOT a pleasure, to be 'poked over' , when one is young.
No foodies until I 'wake up', this pm.
I can have tea until 10 am...so I will.
After posting here, will climb into closet and beat a path to whatever I will need to access for the next 6 weeks-
Make piles of papers and bills and such.
Thanks to all for your support !
I'll have three toes broken and reset, and the bone underneath cut, reshaped, and titanium hardware placed.
Fairly extensive, absolutely necessary.
It has to be something comforting and gentle.
Maybe Love Comes From Within.
Be back as soon as I can get to desktop -type computer- my only source...
Big hugs !
Hello all! Hope you are having a good day so far?
I'm in Coco Mademoiselle.
Lian - awesome! I'm glad he's coming. Sorry to hear about stepmom, though. Maybe it's the universe trying to distract you.
Chaya - oweeoweeoweeowee........... Why are you nesting with bills rather than fun stuff (like your perfume collection?)
First day back to work since the inauguration (gee...I really haven't worked much this month ) . So NOT motivated, I am sitting here in my bathrobe Basenoting rather than doing important things like figuring out what to wear to work.
So far, my only decision is BPAL's Monna Vanna - courtesy of ScentMom ComDiva ScentMom!
I now smell like roses.
At least that's a start......
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"Wardrobe" and Reviews of everything I've tried to date. Please come visit and let me know what you think.
Serge Lutens Chergui
Sending the goodvibes to tdi's daughter
Chaya - yikes, painful. Sounds like you're resigned to bear it gracefully, though - take care of yourself!
tdi - I hope it's something quite unrelated. Like you said, she's really too young for that. Fingers crossed!
Today I picked Fig & Vetiver, yum.
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.
hugs to chaya, and to lian and to all, really.
Chanel no 19 again, spending time with my old love, that I first wore at the age of 17...fast forward nearly 3 decades and I still feel fine wearing it.
Hubby says he is sticking with Third Man through two administrations. Some things remain the same.
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"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
I'm wearing Boucheron Trouble today.
Best of luck and healing vibes to Chaya and tdi's daughter ...
I've trademarked the color bleu
Lian I'm glad to hear Alex is joining you especially since you have the unexpected stress of your stepmother's surgery. Alex going with you is another thing that should show you how good the present is for you. I hope you have a better trip than you expect.
Chaya, my thoughts are with you I hope the procedure goes perfectly and the healing goes quickly. The Basenotes peanut gallery will be here for your amusement when you're ready.
Still feeling a warm glow from yesterday's regime change here in the US. I am hopeful and optimistic about the future.
Today is bandwagon jumping day as I join the gang in wearing:
Montana Parfum D'Homme (red box)
I'm not a bottle person but the Devil's Tower-like bottle this one comes in, intrigued the Close Encounters geek in me. Not enough to try it. That came with the unabashed fans this one has and the comparisons to Aramis Havana, one of my favorites. It was with anticipation that I sprayed it on and was met with a very similar spicy citrus blast to Havana. This seems different as the lemon seems to show its dry side and I get the slightest tingle of aldehydes. This is a fleeting top and we progress quickly into the deep heart of this and here is where the spice takes over and the Oriental character bursts into life. There is a floral weave of rose, jasmine, and carnation. The clove character of carnation combines well with the cinnamon also present. The real star of the heart is the pine note that comes in and adds depth to the spice and counterpoint to the florals. The addition of this pine note is where Edouard Flechier turns this into a beauty. The pine note sticks around to lead the scent into the base which is chock-full of sandalwood and amber. I get little hints of patchouli and vanilla but this settles into pine, sandalwood and amber and it is a lovely place to end this journey. I get the comparisons to Havana but this is its own scent and in many ways as good or better than Havana. Really I think the more apt comparison is these were the kinds of scents prevalent in the early 90's, powerful Orientals. Montana Parfum D'Homme stands on its own, as tall as the monument the bottle looks like.
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(((((Chaya))))) dear, wishing you best of luck with the surgery and a quick, full recovery xoxoxo
TDI, keeping my fingers crossed for your daughter.
Sharing the house with Paula,
Take care, everyone!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday!
Chaya, good luck for the surgery. Sending prayers for you and hugs to you!
OJ Woman for me this morning, Dolce Vita this evening.
Lian, that's excellent news about Alex, I'm sorry to hear that you're stepmother is unwell though.
Chaya, very good luck with the surgery. It's exciting to think though that once the pain of surgery is done it will be like having a new foot. Medicine is sometimes scary and painful, but it's fascinating too. A little like magic.
I'm going to work in Prada again. Wheeee!
My SotD is one of the 3 essences from Nara 1869 (Parfums 137)!
testing Night Blossom from Profumo.it thanks to the magnificent Quarry!
meandering through a tropical garden at night. moonlight is filtering through the trees, there is tuberose around here somewhere but it it is elusive, drawing me further in into the night
Lian, such good news that Alex is joining you on your trip to Holland. I'm sorry to hear about your stepmother. I hope everything goes well for you and yours.
Chaya, sending healing prayers and thoughts your way that everything goes according to plan and that recovery is quick.
I'm home today in my comfiest old tattered sweats, crazy hair, and floating around in a cloud of Bal à Versailles eau de cologne, which was a blind buy yesterday. I'd tried the parfum, but never the eau de cologne. At the moment, this is hitting me as one funky skanky grande dame of a cootchie scent. I feel like I've been on the road backpacking for a month, taking the occasional sponge bath, having great sex, and semi-attempting to cover up/co-mingle all the odors with a French perfume. I'm rather reveling in this vision of myself today. Eventually, I will have to shower and dress and go out all sanitized for the outside world. I'm not sure what my SotD will be later, but I have a passel 'o samples to play with.
Be well everybody.
You are wearing so many frags I have never tested today.....
I´m in RL Notorious, pleasant enough, but I don´t really "get" this one yet.
Sending positive thoughts and big hugs to Chaya and Lian!!