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    Default SotD Friday 8 May

    Good morning!

    Un Coeur en Mai
    Patricia de Nicolaï for Parfums MDCI

    For Diana and Daniel
    Have a wonderful week and may dreams come true.

    Top notes: hyacinths, lily-of-the-valley, Sicilian bergamot,petitgrain, galbanum, blackcurrant, melon
    Heart notes: a crystalline note reminiscent of a slightly rosy lily-of-the-valley, Bulgarian rose, Moroccan mimosa, bourbon geranium.
    Base notes: black pepper, coriander essences, precious woods, musks

    That remarkable "a crystalline note reminiscent of a slightly rosy lily-of-the-valley" in the heart notes of this fragrance......I left it in the pyramid because it is a perfect description of what I am smelling.
    This is not just 'another lily-of-the-valley' fragrance but a floral with a bite. Strong and tender at the same time.
    Again, completely wearable for a man.

    Have a wonderful Friday
    Last edited by Riannon; 8th May 2009 at 05:36 AM. Reason: Fatal error message aka SotD bug
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Good morning!

    Etro Vetiver for me today.

    Have an absolutely fabulous Friday!
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riannon View Post
    For Diana and Daniel

    Have a wonderful week and may dreams come true.
    She and I just shared a great big "awwwwwwww" together.

    Have a lovely day ladies, I'll be wearing the only one of mine she knows (and loves), Dior Homme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesoul View Post
    She and I just shared a great big "awwwwwwww" together.

    Have a lovely day ladies, I'll be wearing the only one of mine she knows (and loves), Dior Homme.
    Thank you Daniel and a big hug to you both.
    You will smell great but I think she will love you in every scent.

    Now, go to bed and stop feeling anxious You have a long week to look forward to.
    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    White Jasmine and Mint by Jo Malone
    Currently wearing: Lily by Roja Dove

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    Kiton Men

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    I'm thinking Chergui again today. The top notes are a teeny bit generic, but the whiffs I kept getting of the dry-down are absolutely hypnotic. I can see why this is such a fave. Ta, all.
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    Have a nice weekend everyone

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    The sensasional VIVARA, Eau de Parfum
    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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    Currently wearing: Habit Rouge by Guerlain

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    Daim Blond for me today. Off to the hairdressers then meeting
    a woman about hosting some French students.

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    Off to bed in EL ~ Bali Dream...

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    Riannon ... what a lovely sentiment (or should that be scentiment)? You're smelling mighty fine, too!

    To the lovebirds: wishing you love always

    I am back in the saddle today after three days of sickliness, and felt sufficiently bold this morning to apply a spot of my vintage Miss Balmain extrait. I almost swooned from pleasure; this is a just-up-my-street kind of chypre, and so confidently and skilfully complex that it is a real joy trying to pick apart its notes. All hail the great Germaine Cellier!

    Couldn't quite recall why I hardly ever wear this scent ... But then, just a half-hour later, I remembered -- IT HAD GONE! Escaped from my skin in moments like an elegant, but blase, woman, who dazzles briefly with her presence, then turns her back, leaving only a mocking, scented trace.

    Such scented encounters can often be alluring, but this almost enraged me, and left me feeling slightly disdainful! Miss Balmain is all top, with a bit of middle, but has no bottom!
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    Me again .. second time in an hour!

    Was so cheesed off by my disappearing Miss Balmain, that I decided to bring in a big gun: FRACAS! And this little baby's going nowhere, fast ...
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    Parfum d'Empire EAU de GLOIRE
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    Z Zegna Extreme

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    Good morning everybody Today me and one of my bestfriends are going out to celebrate her 30th birthday ( which really is tomorrow) For the occasion I'm in Musc Ravageur. Enjoy your day all and congratulations to the lovebirds!!

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    Happy Friday!
    I had a big 'Awwwww!' at the lovebirds, too.
    Ines, have a fabulous time.
    Just generally everyone - hope you're having a fantastic day. And if you're not, come over here and I 'll give you a big huggle and rub your head and call you an 'old rascal'. (Works for Small every time.)

    I'm going for Molinard de Molinard today. It's a sunny, warm (over 20C) day and I have to take the car to the garage to have the two sets of damage checked out. Since I know I'll be feeling guilty and crappy later today, I'm going to wear my new linen tunic (LandsEnd sale), my nice jeans and a scent that makes me feel cheerful. (It also reminds me of Quarry, and then I laugh because I remember a joke she told me about a camel. And I just know she's grinning, reading that!)

    Have a stonker, ladies and gents.
    "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel

    I'm streamlining my collection
    Currently wearing: Diorling by Christian Dior

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    Spring has finally "hit me" and I'm feeling in a floral it's Tuberose Gardenia, by Estee Lauder.

    The lovebirds have me smiling from ear to ear ~ best to you both for a fab week!

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    My SOTD is Rochas Lui.

    Top Notes: Cedarwood, Neroli
    Middle Notes: Sycamore Wood, Bison Grass, Cedarwood
    Base Notes: Patchouli, Vanilla

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    Helmut Lang eau de parfum

    Leaving shortly to go out of town for the weekend for my daughter's graduation.

    Have a fantastic Friday/weekend, everyone! See you all on Sunday! xoxo
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Good morning all.
    tdem, congrats on your daughter's graduation.
    Sdl I'm gladd you're feeling better.
    Riannon, Un Coeur en Mai sounds amazing.

    I went with Perles de Lalique today. I haven't worn this in months. It's really pretty. It's restrained, rather than exuberant, but very nice. Glad I thought of it.

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    I need to motivate myself to deal with the remaining chaos in the flat - now that we've shelled it out and shipped off most of our possessions, there is a lot of re-organising and cleaning to do. I want to have it all done by the time hubby gets home this evening, but right now all I feel like doing is flolloping around, playing with my perfume samples.

    So, to pep myself up, I went for the extremely peppy Un Jour Se Leve (A New Day Dawns) by Yves Rocher. A hidden gem if there ever was one; recommend it for everyone who prefers synthetic rose/blooming live roses to the smell of rose oil, and likes the new pretend-floral-chypres.

    My review:

    Opens by a clean and sanitised rose-like accord , dips briefly into rose drawer liners, but redeems itself quickly by transforming into a juicy, mossy, bright floral. Smells entirely synthetic, but lovely with it. Longevity is good and the scent remains stable from about an hour onwards. It manages to stay fresh, which is a welcome surprise from this style of scent, which can often degenerate into candy floss or simple musk in the dry-down.

    "A New Day Dawns" is described by Yves Rocher as a floral chypre and reminds me a little of NR For Her EDT. Where NR has missed the alarm, has messed up hair, yesterday's underwear (and a happy smile), Un Jour got up at 5 am, brushed, flossed and coiffed - and was out of the door with a fruit in hand before NR even fell out of bed.
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    Terrylove- you are THE BEST !
    And you smell good, too.
    Congrats to you all...

    Kisses to the lovebirds !
    Happiest birthdays, all our BNers !

    Rhiannon mijn- what a glorious pictorial and description.
    Sounds like heaven.

    Wordiebirdie- I'm a Molinard girl, too.
    Feel the love, baby.

    I wore TF Champaca Absolute to bed,. for 'self-medication',LOL.
    It is divinely, almost obscenely floral, with a booziness that creeps in, and a whisper of underlying wood.

    Today is Boudoir-
    Because viburnum are now in bloom-
    SUCH a short-lived pleasure !

    Very much crazy out there and in HERE, folks.
    Full moon, Mercury Retrograde....
    Leave yourselves PLENTY of time for EVERYTHING, won't you?

    Re: Mother's Day.
    Many of you- men and women both-
    Possesss amazing mothering skills !
    Some have had to mother themselves; others mother all.
    My love and recognition of the Mothering in us all...

    This one will be rough for me, I expect.
    First one without my own, poor crazy creature; also, the 12th anniversary of my admitting B's mother to my own unit for terminal care, on Mother's Day....

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    Spring might have finally hit Ubu, but I have been bitten! No, not like Indie_Guy wearing Rive Gauche -- that's an old Basenotes legend appearing every so often on the Men's side -- I have been bitten by a bug.

    By a Chergui bug.

    After reading this and that and how it tickles your senses and after wearing it more than four or five times in different weathers, and different times of the month, and different humidity, etc. I finally "got" it and even better now, the night after the application. What do you think I will wear today? Yes, SL Chergui.

    Love and patience to D&D. Good vibes to everyone in pain. Hugs to all who would take them.
    Currently wearing: Omnia Paraiba by Bulgari

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    Habit Rouge EdC this morning. Reaching into the 90s F again today. Summer has skipped right over Spring.
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    My groggy self just woke up from the way-too-lateness of talking/packing last night with the other lovebird. Departing shortly on a trip to see old friends graduate (congrats on your son tdem1961), the beginning of wonderful new chapters in their lives. Today and tomorrow with them, neatly located almost halfway between Daniel and I, and then Sunday I'll be heading out to meet him...

    A moment of your time, you sweet darlings...

    Your support is overwhelmingly appreciated. Really can't tell you what it means to us, because I just don't have words for it. There's a lot of negativity out there and its almost too hard to believe in these shining moments of real love... like the kind all of you have shared for us and for each other every day. We're all standing beside one another in good times and bad, and that's been a truly beautiful thing to see in my brief time here. I feel privileged to be among you.

    Today I celebrate the beginning of new journeys and the powerful beauty of real love.

    Today it will be Flowerbomb again. Riannon, yours sounds so pretty, and so perfect for today! (that post was so darned sweet of you and big hugs for you too, my dear friend) You were right that I'd love him in anything, and I still haven't chosen my own scent for that day...

    I wish I could bottle my heart right now and wear that... and there's enough love to decant and send to each of you. With love, Diana. <3
    <3 ... I'm blind crazy in love... <3

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    Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert Extrême
    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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    Nukapai, funny review! Kinda makes me think UJSE and I wouldn't have much in common, however.

    I'm joining all of you with the warm fuzzies for D&D. I had to put my sweetie on a plane this morning (just got back from the airport), and I miss him already.

    Taking inspiration from Quarry and sampling EL Tuberose Gardenia today. Happy Friday, everyone!
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    Love, spring, Friday. It's ALL good!

    Just a quick note, as I'm off to work early. Testing Etro SHAAL NUR today. Likin' it!

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