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    Default SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Good morning!

    Miller Harris L'Air de Rien for me!

    Have a wonderrful Wednesday, all.
    Last edited by tigrushka; 25th March 2009 at 06:54 AM. Reason: fatal error aka sotd bug
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    I'm going back to old reliable Bulgari Eau Parfumee de The Vert. I never tire of it.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    i choose Antidote by Viktor & Rolf, it's good, but not for my blue mood today : (
    Look at this tangle of thorns

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    Serge Lutens' ARABIE

    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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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    I'm wearing Les Nuits d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal. The citrus cuts through the thick fog of anti-smoking/nicotine substitute chewing gum used by my new colleague in my office. d'Hadrien has been my choice most working days for the past few weeks.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    I'm in Moschino's L'Eau Cheap and Chic (it's the Olive Oyl bottle but in green and orange), which, based on Luca Turin's review in Perfumes The Guide, I bought blind from a discount website (fragrancedirect.co.uk - I'll give them a plug because I've always found them good).

    It's a keeper!
    Turin likens it to Lutens' La Myrrhe; I don't have such a rarified nose (though thatnks to a generous Basenoter, I do have a sample of the SL somewhere so I'll dig it out and do a comparison sometime).

    It gets mixed reviews on the database here, but that's often enough to make me want to smell something - just the fact that people react very differently to it means it might be interesting.

    To me, L'Eau Cheap and Chic has a similar feel to Molinard de Molinard, so if you're a fan of that, I suggest trying it. There is a rounded green and fresh quality to it that I find quite uplifting and very wearable.

    Foetidus' review o the database here gives these as the notes:
    Top note : Arum lily, Freesia, Rose, Gooseberry
    Middle note : Orange, Star anise
    Base note : Vetiver, Heliotrope, Grey amber

    Snowing again here! Call me daft but I just love the snow. Can't help myself. Must be being brought up in a country where we get a lot of rain and sleet but not much real snow. Just off to put some crumbs and seeds out for the poor little frozen birdies, then a stroll into the village to buy bread and milk. Tra-la-la!

    Have a lovely day all. A big hug to anyone who'd like one.
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    Tra-la-la to everybody too!

    The gossip about the coming storms remained just a gossip, the new boss at work is a reality! He can't understand a word I am saying, so I am not saying much to keep us even.

    Will wear La Rose de Rosine for a long day.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    CdG 2

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Black Orchid, my throat feels a bit sore so Im getting worried for london :s Also a coworkers is reeking of cigarettes and it´s foul. I haven´t come across anyone smelling that strongly of ashtray accord. Blegh.
    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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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    My SOTD is Hugh Parsons Traditional (Blue).

    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Eau de Cologne Impériale de Guerlain

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    (((((Lian, Sleuth, Chantilly,Shades, Mr.Oud...BRielle's mama.)))))
    ((((((Wordie !))))))

    If you're needin' it- I'm GIVIN' it.
    'Nother day from crazyland here- all sorts of weird tests and such.

    In the house with Tigs- MH Fleur Oriental. BECAUSE.

    May it be quick and painless, folks !

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Not exactly spring weather today, but that allows me to wear this again:

    Creed ROYAL DELIGHT
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Lian I love the description of someone smelling like an ashtray accord.
    Warm thoughts to everyone needing one and for those who need one to put on the shelf for reserve.

    Warming up a little here at Stately Somerville Manor and I'm going cheap today:

    Escada pour Homme

    There are some mornings I don't want to be inspired by my perfume or have my perceptions challenged or to challenge other's perceptions. Nope, some mornings I just want to smell like a man, without having to resort to wearing Old Spice. On those mornings my eyes fall to a specific part of my wardrobe and one of the scents that fall into this category for me is Escada pour Homme. Escada pour Homme was released in 1993 and is one of those easily obtained very reasonably priced bottles that smell much better than their under $20 pricetag would lead you to believe. If you look at the pyramid for this one you'll see a ton of notes listed. I'm not sure that all of those notes are there but the ones that are present make for a really nice scent. At the top is a well-balanced opening of lavender and citrus, this is a classic beginning and it is done competently. The heart is a very nice melange of spice with sage and pepper being the more prominent players but there is also some juniper and cinnamon there to my nose, as well. The base is a smooth transition, all sandalwood and musk, once again very well blended. Escada pour Homme is one of those scents that I can recommend very easily because of its economical price and its expensive feel.

    Have a Worldly Wednesday everyone.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Snatched up my sample of Yves Rocher's Ming Shu Fleur Rare this ayem...it's adorable little bottle cooed to me.

    I am rather loving this much-maligned aquatic. Fie on all yez! If you're lucky to reach my age it may magically transform on your bods like it does on mine...breezy melons and lilies and plums.

    So there.
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Jean Paul Gaultier Classique edp

    Hugs to all!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: L'Origan by Coty

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Hahaha count me in Chaya!

    Wearing Armand Basi in Red today.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    L'Heure Bleue

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Seems like most of us are in a good mood today! Tra-la-la-laaaaaa

    I´m in my go-to scent D&G Feminine. When I woke up this morning it was snowing heavily, but now there´s not a trace left of the snow.

    Someone talked about Snowdrops here a while back, today I discovered a bunch of them in our garden. They didn t have any smell, though.


    Happy Birthday Brielle and ajmc!!
    Last edited by musse; 25th March 2009 at 12:01 PM. Reason: Forgot the birthday babies

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    I should learn not to post until I've had that second cup of coffee...

    Happy birthday, Brielle and Ajmc! xxxooo

    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: L'Origan by Coty

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Well let's see, it's still below 0C
    but now the sun is hiding too.
    We're in for rain and more rain,
    but I'll take rain over snow any day ,
    I'll even willingly send our share Wordie's way .

    Last night's Anusara class was wonderful!
    Recently I've taken a more vigorous approach
    to my yoga practice with:
    Ashtanga, Bikram, Baptiste Power Vinyasa,
    yes, you get energized but then you need a nap!
    I almost forgot how soothing, relaxing and
    beautiful a slower, less vigorous practice can be.
    Today I feel like a 'new me' , or perhaps an 'old me'
    but me that's calm and focused.
    Feels great to open your heart!

    In many ways that's how Chergui makes me feel:
    soothed, relaxed, aligned...
    so what else to celebrate this feeling but Chergui

    Ahhh I've missed some b-days here.
    Happy birthday, Brielle and Ajmc!
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    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
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    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Wearing Ambre Narguile again today.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Happy Birthday to Brielle!

    In your honor, I'll be wearing Vivara vintage formulation by Pucci. You have been very kind to me, I appreciate it - and wish you a wonderful year!

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Tra-la-la-la and hugs to all! Wordie you can have MY leftover snow (I love looking at it, even walking in it, but could do without the cold, wet, bone-chilling parts ), I'm sharing that third cup of coffee with tdem1961, in awe of AP's yoga accomplishments (have you and Tao managed a class together yet?) and of course....

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRIELLE & AJMC!!!





    Today I'm wearing the wonderful Madini Henna. Fruitier than I normally expect I would like (apple?), with a nice musk I am not anosmic to - hurrah! - and some light spice at the back. Loving it today. Wonderful Wednesday to all!
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Good morning all and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brielle and Ajmc!!! Here the weather is grey and it seems it has stopped snowing for a while Sotd is Miss Dior. Sote is Ayala Moriel's Razala.Have a great day everybody
    Last edited by ineespenes; 26th March 2009 at 12:26 AM.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    The weather here is frightful, all storms and gloom. In honor of a fierce spring I wear Ava Luxe Midnight Violet. It seems fitting. Happy birthday to the birthday people, have a good one!
    ~~~~~~~~Pulsing veins of green rushing nutrients through unfurling leaflets , dirty-faced little blooms poking their sleepy heads up through cold March dirt...the promising scent of unfallen rain hanging heavy in the dark cloud-ladden air...Oh the beauty of Spring here in the country!

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Birthday Wishes to Brielle and Ajmc

    Havana for Men as SotD. We are expecting 80 F high today so Havana is quite in order.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Brielle, for you, something special: Brioche.

    I'm housecleaning this a.m. and think I'll play with some ambient scents:
    Wet Garden in the living room, Firefly in the entry, Macchia Mediterranea in the pantry.
    Maybe I should spray some coffee filters and tuck them about. Mmmmm.
    In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Happy birthday to those celebrating today.
    As AP says, we're anticipating rain and more rain, but that's good news as it will help clean up the winter crud and salt.

    Wearing Vanille Galante again. It lasted all day on me yesterday, a good ten hours -- vanilla wafting around, with hints of the white floral. The dry down is gorgeous -- very similar to the Guerlains. I didn't get the banana or mango accord per se, but I can see why some people do. All good and I think it may be full bottle worthy, although a full bottle is tres cher and too much! Keeping my eyes and options open on this one.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    Happy Birthday to Brielle and ajmc! Enjoy your special day today!

    SotD is Bois 1920 Sandalo e The. Felt like some lemony oriental...

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