I am craving SIENNE L'HIVER and will be spraying it on after my shower tomorrow morning.
Thread: SotD Saturday 28 February
It's been a long time since I tested anything new, but yesterday I tried L'Artisan Fleur de Liane and The Different Company Sublime Balkiss and was inspired to go through more samples that have been waiting for ages.
Today's picks are The Pink Room No 1 and Pour Toi.
Have a wonderful weekend, all!
Last edited by tigrushka; 28th February 2009 at 04:14 AM. Reason: fatal error aka the SotD bug
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
I am craving SIENNE L'HIVER and will be spraying it on after my shower tomorrow morning.
Good morning everyone, once again thank you all so much for the hugs and well wishes. I posted yesterday kind of late, but you all deserve another big thank you hug from me. You are all the greatest.
My sotD is going to be A la Nuit (thanks again Ubu), I took a quick whiff from the vial and was swept away. Serge and I have a love hate relationship; if I love one of his scents I love, love, love it, if I do not love one of his scents I absolutely detest it. So things are boding very well for my sotD.
Off to bed again, this time for real (thank you Nyquil)
Be well my beautiful scented ones,
Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source
Daytime: Gucci Pour Homme layered with Ermenegildo Zegna Z Zegna Extreme
Evening: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue
Brielle - great news about your dear Mama. I'm very glad to hear she's safely home and the antibiotics are working. Now you have to look after yourself as well, darling girl! Back to that doctor's on Monday and a good hot orange juice in the meantime! Sending healing thoughts to you and also to:
Chaya - hope your head has stopped exploding. Very messy things, exploding heads; we don't like them. So a big but gentle hug to you and Brielle and anyone else who is feeling under the weather.
Lian: good job you had that pillow under your laptop: better a burnt pillow than a singed Lian!
I'm in Maubousin thanks to a sample from the ever-lovely Twolf. I've never smelled this before and it's interesting. The reviews on the database here talk about rich candied fruit, but I get a slightly over-ripe fruit topnote, similar to Van Cleef and Arpels First (which was too much and I had to scrub off my arm). That over-ripe note isn't as huge as in First so although I don't like it much it doesn't make this a scrubber.
A few minutes in, there's now a very nice, slightly spicy/woody note coming through that is quite fresh-cut and clean. Now this, I like!
Looking forward to Fasnacht tomorrow. Unlike the Dutch Fasnacht, the Swiss celebrations are a sober affair - though I wouldn't put money on tonight's parade being completely alcohol-free! I live in Canton Zurich and in our city the parades and celebrations go on for 3 days: Saturday night is for grown ups and with the number of bars mentioned in the timetable (it's Switzerland! Everything here is timetabled!) I assume some drink may be taken; Sunday afternoon is the big parade with floats and costumed groups walking along the route as well as the costumed marching bands; Monday is the Children's Parade, where any child over 5 years old can join in and walk (oh dear, Small is still a bit too small, what a shame); after the Children's Parade on Monday evening the Boogg will be burnt on a bonfire and there will be music and a firework display. I'm quite fascinated by this Boogg (that word needs umlauts over both Os and no, I have no idea how to say it). I'm assuming the effigy represents winter and burning it brings the spring, but perhaps one of our Swiss members will set me straight on that.
So I'm charging up the cameras and hunting out all the memory cards and hoping it stays as sunny as it is this morning so everyone has a lovely time. Makeup Maniac - I don't know if people camp out, but my hubby was in town yesterday and said the place was full of marching bands holding out the cap to ask for money, so I guess everyone is there already. Don't know if I'd fancy camping in February when we've still got patches of snow on the ground, but these Swiss are hardy souls, so anything is possible.
Well that's today's little travelogue. I hope you're not too bored.
have a lovely weekend.
Last edited by Wordbird; 28th February 2009 at 08:07 AM.
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Santa Maria Novella MELOGRANO
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
Good morning all. I'm glad that Brielle's mom is feeling better and so sorry about the incident at your house Agent Provocateur! Today is the costumeparty/carnival and I think I've finally decided on which scent to wear. Feel very back to nature today in a combination of AL firewood and dabs of SL Chene. If I had a bottle,not just a sample of Chene this would be my scent of choice for the Galadriel costume. Hope you have a fun saturday
I'm still scentless, still deciding. But I wanted to reply to Wordbird's post.
a) have a very liberal interpretation of "sober"
b) never stayed long enough in a "Beiz" (pub)
c) never been to Basler Fasnacht (perhaps people are sober in Zurich.. in Basel: not so much)
Hugs to all of you! And Wordbird, enjoy the Fasnacht (ours starts on Monday)!
Goodmorning! Shalimar for me today.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten, none are undeservedly remembered - W.H. Auden
Good morning, lovely ladies and gents!
Finally tested Chanel Beige last night, need to retest it again but overall -- meh... forgettable and not craveable. Also tested Vanille Galante and was puzzled a bit: where is vanilla? I promise, before I just had beef and barley soup, so spices are not to be blamed.
So, end of winter -- I know someone will say not until March 22 -- and we are back to normal cold here in TX. Will wear the final drops of Lorenzo Villoresi Alamut.
Sounds great, Wordbird! Another must-see, *sigh*.
Boozing it up with Ambre Russe again today.
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.
BrothaG and I are like-minded this morning with
the weird and wonderful Melograno!
You Schweizres and Schweizerinnen are going to have a blast !
Poor AP !
Break-ins are vile...you feel angry, violated, impotent.
I'm so sorry....it's a huge trauma [ I know whereof I speak].
I've got to say, though...I'd adore a Dobie....can I be your Dobie ?
Brielle- glad mama is mending !
That means that Brielle gets a weeny break, too...
Now that I'm less kookoo, i can mail all the stuff i couldn't look at...
That means YOU, Wordalettina, and some sweet Sniffa folks, blahblah.
I need to post the link, but here , but Lizzie Zorn is doing a 'mitzvah' for kids w/ brain stem tumors.-
I've ordered unsniffed [ it costs $30- but I work with CNS tumors, so you get the picture...], but Lizzie's stuff is goood.
Today, MH Fleur Oriental.
I want lots of musk, these days...
Also, if you're interested :
Love you !
Make it good, now.
((((all who ail)))))
Today I'm in Envy me.
Brielle, I'm glad to hear your dear mum is feeling better.
Everyone else, I hope you have a lovely Saturday.
Checking back in to report: scented in NR for Her EdT.
Have a nice Saturday, everyone!
Bal a Versailles for me tonight - wore it to a friend's black and white party
Yay for your mom, Brielle! You take good care, dear.
(((((AP))))) I'm so sorry! That's just awful.
Chaya, hope you're feeling better honey.
Estee Lauder Sensuous
Enjoy the day, all!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Brielle! You know, of the samples I sent, A La Nuit was the "wildcard" - I know it's not typical of your style, but I thought I'd give it a go anyhow . One fantastic thing about this community is no drops are ever left behind. Someone somewhere will give even the tiniest vial a good home. Wordie is wearing a wonderful scent, and so is Twolf ~ although the Beige is not tripping her trigger...
This AM is weight class, then Football Boosters Pancake Breakfast, then the husband and I are meeting with the tax preparer (ugh). I love this woman and she really makes the entire process painless, but I just can't stand to do 'the paperwork & the numbers'. At least I'll be smelling fine through ALL of it in Angelique Noire! My full bottle arrived yesterday and I'm in angelica heaven!
EAU DE LIERRE
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
House twins with Lievje - L'Heure Bleu
Occasion: Visit to the Smithsonian American History Museum with Mom.
The museum just reopened (November) after a HUGE 2-3 year renovation. Trying to hit the sweet spot between local curiosity (Nov/Dec) and the hoards of tourists (as soon as the Cherry Blossoms bloom). We'll see if I'm successful.
Having spent significant time in this museum throughout my life (as a kid, a professional historian, a local stagehand killing time, showing around out-of-towners), I am very curious to see what they have changed. And what they haven't :')
I'll let y'all know what I find.
Sakecat's Scent Project
"Wardrobe" and Reviews of everything I've tried to date. Please come visit and let me know what you think.
A sample from the wonderfully worded Wordie....(keep writin' Sugar. Your travelogues are trip-inspiring!) Fragonard's Baroque Parfum...a spicy (ginger) rose and bergamot combo that is tres raffinee and sportif at the same time. Go figure.
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Domenico Caracini 1913 is my SotD. A rose is a rose is a rose
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
Hello everyone. I'm staying in today to try to get over a nasty cold... Hopefully all of the bugs and viruses infecting all of us will have run their courses soon!
This morning I'm starting out with two iris scents: Chanel No 19 EDT on the left wrist and Hermes Hiris EDT on the right. Yes, I look ridiculous performing the BN salute in double!!!
Brielle: So glad to read the good news. You must be so relieved.
Wordbird: What an exotic adventure, and right in your own yard!
I am wearing Musc Maori over Vanilla Noir body creme.
Sycomore by Chanel
My husband, Ray and I, met 11 years ago today. We're celebrating by spending the day with each other - on a beautifully sunny Saturday morning here in Miami.
My life is rich. My heart is full. My fragrance wardrobe is well stocked. How lucky I am!
Have a great day everybody.
Happy Anniversary Mike! 11 years is an accomplishment to be proud of!
Brielle, glad your mama is better!
Chaya thanks for the links. Brain tumors in kids. Doesn't get much more tragic than that, in my book. (As an aside, I knew from a young age that I could NEVER be a pediatrician. I'd be wrecked with every terminally ill, abused, neglected kid--bless those who CAN work with them.)
Happy Birthday kissandmakeup and Sirena! And many happy returns of the day!
Today I'm still in the remnants of last nights SOTE Ayala Moriel's Film Noir. All Basenotes (!) and one of the best patchouli scents I've ever sniffed. The chocolate is deep and rich (and not sweet) and serves as a perfect counterpoint/enhancement of the patchouli. It's MARVELOUS, and a must try for those who love patchouli.
Check out our art car!
Happy anniversary, Mike!!!!
After testing Ava Luxe Roses and liking it very much, particularly for warm weather (sorry, Mike!) I did a complete about-face and am reveling in something much more typical for me, Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris. This one always reminds me of our fabulous Lady in Black, who first brought it to my attention. Big hugs and thanks!
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
Reminiscence Paris Patchouli Elixir EDP
I'll have what Lizzie J is having, patchouli that is. Make mine with extra patchouli and hold the leathery chypre feel of her Film Noir: cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, tonka beans, tolu balsam and white musk. I'll also have a little Jack and Meg to start the day. Some "Blue Orchid" would be a nice kickstart.
Congratulations Mike and Ray. That's quite a milestone. May you have many more years of happiness together. Huzzah!
I confess I have a hard time keeping up with all the comings and goings of my fellow basenoters these days. working overtime, and grateful for the opportunity to do so, in this economic climate, but also having very little down time.
Big general hug to everyone. And especially Happy Anniversary to Mike and Ray. I love romance!
Hubby and I watched Sleepless in Seattle last night, his first time ever, and it was such fun for me!
oh, and I am wearing the yummy and luscious Aimez Moi parfum from Caron. For some reason this one always evokes a sense of history for me, and an older, slower paced time in civilization.
"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