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    Veuve - sorry to hear about your father - my partner's dad died of Parkinson's in January after suffering from it for 15 years, and it was upsetting to watch his decline. He also had two types of cancer thrown in but managed to live with those. A degenerative disease is so cruel as you feel the real person slowly ebbing away...

    Keeping it uncharacteristically simple and wearing just Cristalle edt today.
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    I'm wearing Prada Infusion d'Iris right now at work and can't smell it. Later I'm changing to Guerlain L'Instant Magic. I am completely and utterly smitten with it.

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    Veuve, is it possible that your dad's mental symptoms are being caused by his levodopa (assuming he is taking that)? It does have psychiatric side effects at the higher doses that are often necessary as the disease advances. If so, maybe the doctors could reassess his dosage....


    Today I am celebrating the warmer weather with a cool green scent, Hampton Sun Privet Bloom.

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    Happy birthday to lievje and the_good_life and loving thoughts to Veuve.

    Today is a Hypnotic Poison day because my husband loves it . Be happy everyone. X
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    Every year, on the last Saturday in April, the Kiwanis host the Pewaukee River Run. A few athletic types consider it a canoe race, but most attendees just make it a fun quest, often swigging beer along the way. Sadistically, my family likes to watch from a sharp bend in the river where large trees often obstruct the navigators. The skilled and swift paddlers who arrive first are no fun, they simply negotiate the obstacles. It's the later, less-experienced pairs who scream, turn their boats sideways, take on water and/or collide with others who provide our side-splitting entertainment. Our foursome (DH & I, DD & her BF) is home now and dry after tolerating a drenching downpour during which I pulled out my camera only once. Just had to share this pic of two young men in camouflage paddling with shovels. Note, too, their canoe has some signficant folds in its sides. Good times.

    I'm warm, dry, dressed in plaid flannel for the day and smelling great in Black Vetyver Cafe with Sel de Vetiver.


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    Another reason for my stress is that I'm watching my dad this weekend ... Parents really shouldn't get sick like that.
    Amen to that. Swaddling you with a bone-crushing hug.
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    For SotD, I settled on Tom Ford White Patchouli.

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    I'm in Feminite du Bois today (thanks to a sample from Arwen!) and hoping not to get rained out of my picnic plans. Have a great day everyone!

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    Still out of town visiting for the birthday of my 92-year-old mother-in-law, and letting chance select my SOTD.

    Found an almost full bottle of Jean Louis Schrrer 2 that I must have left here years ago.

    Was my husband's favorite and he laments that I never wear it.

    Me (waving wrist under his nose): Do you like this?
    Husband (in the voice that means "don't buy a full bottle): Nice.

    [I reveal what it is]

    Husband: Huh. Smells different now that you wear all those other perfumes. Kind of sweet and dated.

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    Delighted with a glorious day!! Today my cousin's daughter will make her first communion, which to little Catholic girls means more about wearing a lovely dress and being surrounded by beaming relatives and yummy food. I hope its a lovely day for her.

    Its going to be
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    if my C&S still isn't here by 3pm.

    Hugs to all you wonderful darlings. Seeing you never fails to make my morning/afternoon/evening!!
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    Happy Birthday to lievje and the_good_life! I hope you're having a marvelous weekend.

    Veuve, my thoughts are with you.
    Taolady, do stay safe. All that smoke and ash must be harmful too.

    I work in this freezing little office on Saturdays, and even if it's warm outside, I like to wear something cozy to ward off the chill. Today I'm in a sample of Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere. It's not blooming as much as it could (brrrr!) but it's still so lovely and woody.

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    (((Hugs to Veuve)))
    Happy Birthday (again) to Lievje & the_good_life ! Hope you have a wonderful fragrant day.

    I am wearing Armani Prive Eau de Jade pre work-out.

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    Thank you all sweeties. Definitely helps to be able to vent, not to mention the bone-crushing virtual hugs. I'll need medical attention if I don't watch you lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Veuve, is it possible that your dad's mental symptoms are being caused by his levodopa (assuming he is taking that)? It does have psychiatric side effects at the higher doses that are often necessary as the disease advances. If so, maybe the doctors could reassess his dosage....
    Yah, that's the first thing they did, really. He's unfortunately very susceptible to mental side effects of any and all PD medication, so the current situation could be either the drugs or the disease itself - or a combination of the two. Other than lowering the levodopa dose and prescribing an antipsychotic there's not much to do about it. It's all about finding a balance between a manageable amount of psychiatric trouble and a workable physical state now.
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    Hello and wonderful saturday to all.

    ((veuve)) I am so sorry for all you have to deal with, you are correct, parents should be excluded from becoming sick. They should just be mama and papa forever, they all deserve peace and tranquility. I feel for you.

    ((Twolf)) You are just such a love, you are like a rainbow during a monsoon I am horrified by a city ordinance preventing hanging of clothes. Such bizarreness, go figure.

    ((Tao)) keep hosing down the property, those little embers are nasty. You know you will be in my thoughts.

    Happy Birthday to all celebrating (again)

    Today I am wearing, thanks to a very lovely BNer, vintage Guerlain Rue de la Paix. Very ambery, yummm.

    Hope everyone will find some joy in their life today and always of course. Love and hugs.
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    Guerlain conspiracy...indeed.

    Guerlain Homme for me.

    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

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    Started off with Armani Prive's Eclat de Jasmin.

    Will begin work with OJ Champaca I think...still undecided though...
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Still in 31 Rue Cambon. Have a stupendous Saturday, all.

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    Decided to put on something different, the vintage Guerlain was quite fleeting.

    So now I am in Je Reviens



    Take care all.
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    CdG Red Series: Sequoia
    Thanks mikeperez23!
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    yves rocher voile d'ambre for me today.

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    (((HUGS))) to all who need them! Exquisitely me, you are going to have to post more often so we can have some of your crazy and dizzy in Love happiness rub off on us! Ahhh, those were the days! SotD is Armani Prive Eau de Jade.

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    Jo Malone's Orange Blossom
    Veuve- you and your dad are in my thoughts
    Tao- I hope things clear up soon

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    Default Re: SotD Saturday 25 April

    It has been a beautiful warm. sunny Saturday here at Stately Somerville Manor. On top of the weather finally getting warm I got to meet Brielle87 last night and we shared fragrance stories and stories of how we used to spend our Friday night together but like ships passing in the night not really together. A great deal of thanks go to her DH who steadfastly sat by and listened to grown adults gush over the baeuty we find in perfume. I don't think he was as enchanted as I was, at least at the conversation.
    After all of that and after reading the previous posters it just seemed right to join the Guerlain Gang today in:

    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur

    I love weaing the old classic Guerlains and while I feel they are timeless I also feel they hearken back to a slightly different era, too. I've also heard that this 1904 creation of Jacques Guerlain is supposed to be the EdT version of Jicky. I don't think I'm ready to go that far as I think the similarities have more to do with being Guerlain than trying to be a different version of an earlier creation. From the top it is lemon and lavender with a little bergamot and this is one of the deepest lavenders I've come to wear. I certainly find it deeper than Jicky's start on me. The floral heart of this is gorgeous as a light rose replaces the lavender and this is done in stages and when the lavender and rose are in balance at the interface of the top and heart, my heart like the Grinch's grows two sizes. The base is where the civet note which I think is what everyone seizes on to make the comaprison to Jicky appears. Here I find the civet to be more prominent, than in Jicky, and in perfect balance with the classic Guerlinade finish. Mouchoir de Monsieur translates to "gentleman's handkerchief" and it does remind you of a time and place where gentlemen carried and wore a handkerchief. What I find so amazing is it still feels relevant over a 100 years after its creation.

    Have a Soulful Saturday everyone.
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    L'Artisan Parfumeur • TIMBUKTU

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    I hope everyone is doing well!

    Today started in Folie de Figue
    and now I'm in
    Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert Extreme.
    Yes, the Spring is finally here, magnolia is in bloom
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    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,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    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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    First of all, Happy Actual Birthday to lievje!!! I hope you've had a great day! Here's a special bedtime treat, just for you:



    I'm still recovering from sinus and chest congestion, so my sniffer is a little off. However, I've managed to test four Laura Tonatto fragrances (thank you, socalwoman, for sharing these samples!). A quick rundown:

    Dama - Soft ambery floral, slightly powdery. Very feminine.
    Amir - Rich orange, wood, and amber. Powerful and warm.
    Plaisir - Very sweet, creamy fruit and vanilla, to my nose.
    Iss - Sort of a complex citrus and vetiver.

    Love the Iss, and find the Amir somewhat appealing. Dama and Plaisir were too sweet for me.

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    Wore 2 drops of Annick Goutal Myrrhe Ardente before I went to sleep. Sweet and meditating. A great bedtimne scent.

    Sending my hugs to those who need them.

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    C&S No. 88 tonight
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    Only The Brave by Diesel
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    SotN continuing the patchouli theme with Serge Lutens Borneo 1834 (although I would not say the patchouli in White Patchouli is anything like the patch in Borneo, lol).

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    Santal Blanc for me.

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