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    Default S o t D Sunday 24 May

    Good morning
    Not enough sleep, almost sleepwalking through the house. I need my magic potion



    Pamplelune

    Shower gel and Eau de Toilette

    Fresh, bright, happy and sparkling

    ::and now more coffee please....::

    Have a love Sunday, everyone
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    Oh yes, that's a nice thought DragonLady!
    I like Pamplemousse so much in the summer. I even like the bit where it smells like armpits for about ten minutes!

    Today as yesterday I'm in L'Air du Desert Marocain because I have a whole bottle of it and I think it's gorgeous.

    Must tell you yesterday's Smallism: we went shopping and bought 4 chocolate donuts, which we left on the kitchen table. Big and I went off to do some DIY while Small watched her Arthur and the Invisibles DVD. Some time later we returned, ready for tea and cake. Yum!
    Only to find empty packages on the table! Small had scoffed the lot!!!!!
    We asked, astonished: "Darling, did you eat all those donuts?"
    Sheepishly, she said "My tummy was rumbling and I was hungry."
    Well, you can't argue with that, can you?

    I even managed to make a perfume joke about it, though my husband and child looked blankly at me: she's Montale Chocolate Greedy!
    (See - I know you guys would get it!)

    Have a lovely day, but watch your donuts!
    xxx
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    I'm in Attar.

    It's 6pm here.
    Where did the weekend go?

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    Good morning everybody. Today I'm visiting my Godson Sotd is Nahema. Hope you all have a great day!

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    1969 Parfum de Révolte - Histoires de Parfums
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    Carnal Flower -- again! -- over the cosiest, faintest layer of yesterday's skank. I'm lying abed with the window open and the sun streaming in, and just had to wear this stuff. The SA who sold it to me suggested that -- due to its strength -- I wear it on the back of the neck, but today I have used just one spray between my breasts. Perfect! The smell drifts upwards to the nose; it's mesmerising. It also smells different when I wear it this way; I'm getting much more of the green and less of the milk and coconut. Stupendous. I may resist washing at this rate
    This week, 'Chanel Cuir de Russie: Skin Scent' at http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/

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    In middle-aged Revillon Turbulences.

    Wordie, loved the Chocolate Greedy story, the chocoholic that I am! In one of our trips to town -- take your pick, either one of them is about 15 to 35 miles away -- I checked the chocolate selection in their candy isle and left empty-handed. NUthing!

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    Good luck waking up, R Pamplelune is an excellent choice.

    Patricia de Nicolaï for Parfums MDCI - Le Rivage des Syrtes

    Perhaps not completely 'my' scent, but a really high quality, slightly oriental blend that evolves beautifully through time. Very MDCI-worthy.
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    Casmir by Chopard (feels like to wear something really riped and banana'y)
    Confession to make, I bought a bottle of Rosine's Twill Rose just because the SA is quite cute. poor judgement, I know! However, he gave me a 20ml worth of samples. LOL
    Will definately buy from him again!
    Currently wearing: Fracas by Robert Piguet

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    Wordie, I just love your Small stories. She is a child after my own heart. If it's chocolate it isn't safe around me. Chocolate Greedy, indeed.

    Sotd is L'Eau d'Hiver. Have a lovely Sunday, all!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by soirdelune View Post
    Carnal Flower -- again! -- over the cosiest, faintest layer of yesterday's skank. I'm lying abed with the window open and the sun streaming in, and just had to wear this stuff. The SA who sold it to me suggested that -- due to its strength -- I wear it on the back of the neck, but today I have used just one spray between my breasts. Perfect! The smell drifts upwards to the nose; it's mesmerising. It also smells different when I wear it this way; I'm getting much more of the green and less of the milk and coconut. Stupendous. I may resist washing at this rate
    Yeah, washing's overrated.
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    "Donuts...D'oh.." (in my best Homer Simpson imitation).


    Eau de Guerlain today. Perhaps just a thunderstorm or two this afternoon but overall bright sunshine.
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    Coconut, I love Twill Rose. It's a lovely choice and a very overlooked rose. I usually find the Rosines too tea-like, but not that one.

    Rochas Absolu for me today. It's a smooth Oriental with mandarin atop resins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    Yeah, washing's overrated.
    You took the words out of my mouth! I went into the bath this morning with some Diorissimo on the side of my hand, and was most dismayed to find it had washed off, despite my best efforts to avoid any kind of ablution!
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    You took the words out of my mouth! I went into the bath this morning with some Diorissimo on the side of my hand, and was most dismayed to find it had washed off, despite my best efforts to avoid any kind of ablution!
    Ahhhhh .... Diorissimo. Am HANKERING after a bottle again; it's been too long since I last wore it. Glad that's a scent we share, VM.

    And guess what -- I still ain't washed! This stuff is too precious and smells just too damned good (-- still!).
    This week, 'Chanel Cuir de Russie: Skin Scent' at http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/

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    Rose..rose...rose...roses, my rose bushes are exploding with blooms in the back yard. As many are old garden roses, spring is the most glorious, show stopping, bloom in my garden.

    I've never found a rose fragrance to match the scent of old garden roses. A new favorite of mine is DSH's American Beauty.

    Here is my review, published in Sniffapalooza Magazine:

    "American Beauty (Rose No. 1) is a straight up rose scent with a twist in the base. American Beauty begins a bit green & tart with the tiniest bit of spice. As it dries, it becomes a little honeyed but with enough of a green, rosy note that it does not become too sweet. If you have ever grown fragrant geraniums, you will recognize this stage in the scent development: light, green, clean, fresh, rosy, tiny bit sweet.

    Then there is the most startling phase of this scent, the dry down. American Beauty is quite persistent but it is so full of surprises, its staying power will not upset you. The buttery aspect of orris appears about three hours into the scent, with just a touch of violet. What remains four to eight hours into the fragrance is a base note blend of Ciste Absolute, Patchouli, Mysore Sandalwood and Peru Balsam. The whole of which combine to create a slightly spicy, sweet, richly warm but earthy woody scent touched with the middle notes of rose. Aptly named this is."©

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    In the middle of a long weekend at home.
    Yay!

    Gives me a chance to concentrate on the samples I haven't tried yet.

    Today - Mona di Orio Niut Noire.

    I've hesitated to wear this one because when I open the vial - I get burning rubber. Seems to be her trademark top note.

    Not this time.

    Vanilla, leather, hint of carnation. Fairly linear. Reminds me of a lusher version of Bulgari Black.
    Since I will probably be spending today in air conditioning, it's perfect.

    Not so sure it will work in 90 degree weather.
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    Good morning
    I'm going for a walk in the forest with my two dogs. I'm wearing Roja Dove Enslaved. Maybe a bit sophisticated in the forest, but who cares
    Have a great day
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    OJ Champaca, courtesy of Haunani.
    It's softly green, floral, sweet - it has a tinge of blushing bride, actually. Quite innocent and romantic. Also very much not me I'm quite enjoying it, but I just know I won't wear this much at all. Soit.

    Small is a devious little charmer, isn't she? And now I want chocolate donuts, too. *Sulk*
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    Today I'm doing my earlier promised "compare and contrast" between Czech & Speake No. 88 and Parfums de Rosine Rose d'Homme.

    When first applied, I said to myself, "Good grief! How could I think these two had anything in common? No. 88 is clear and spicy rose, while Rose d'Homme is all sweet rosy powder!" But as they're drying down, I realize I am actually not insane and my olfactory memory is pretty good: Rose d'Homme is definitely sweeter and more opaque, to No. 88's more crystalline gorgeousness (I can see myself wearing No. 88 year-round, while Rose d'Homme tends to need cool or cold weather for me to crave it), but the rose/citrus/woods combination are there in both... I think one big difference for me is that the "other floral(s)" in No. 88 is juicy geranium, and in Rose d'Homme it's powdery lavender.


    No. 88 notes: Bergamot, geranium, rose otto, cassie, frangipani, vetiver, sandalwood.

    Rose d'Homme notes: Rose, lemon, bergamot, woods, hay, vetiver, lavender, patchouli.
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    Fleur des Comores by Maitre Parfumeur Gantier

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    My SOTD is Yves Saint Laurent Kouros.

    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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    L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Wordbird good luck with your procedure tomorrow. Hope it goes smoothly and healing goes quickly.
    ScentMother you're wearing two of my faves but I completely agree they are different and that's good.

    Off to my grand-niece's b'day party in CT.
    Wanted something citrus and my eyes lit on one of my more recent acquisitions and said that's the ticket.

    Cartier Declaration Eau Genereuse

    Flankers are not my favorite subject in perfumery. Very often they are weaker un-balanced versions of the original and suffer in comparison. Try the sport version of many popular fragrances to see where I'm coming from. Then someone like Jean-Claude Ellena takes the idea and actually does something incredible with it. The Declaration line he created for Cartier shows how a central theme can be re-interpreted over four different scents. I am a big fan of the original Declaration and as someone who likes cumin in his scents it is a great scent, for me. What about the cumin averse out there? Ellena's first answer was, in 2001, Bois Bleu which stripped the cumin out and left the remainder firmly in aquatic territory. While I liked Bois Bleu it had lost some of the citrus sparkle that was present in the original and I missed that. In 2003, Ellena designed the scent that retains that spark and created Declaration Eau Genereuse. This is Declaration without the cumin and it is all sunshine and light and wonderful, on me. The top recreates the citrus beginning but without the earthiness of the cumin the green notes are much more prevalent. The wormwood is also missing which removes the astringent woody aspects and keeps Eau Genereuse all on the side of lighter, brighter accords as the zesty cardamom and artemesia lead down to a cedar-centric base. This is a clean, fresh scent expertly executed in an Eau de Cologne style. That Eau de Cologne style means not a lot of sillage but on me it stays as a close wearing skin scent for many hours. Ellena has almost made me a believer in flankers. Maybe more appropriately he has made me a believer in flankers designed by Ellena.

    Have a Superb Sunday everyone.
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    Piment Brulant by L' Artisan Parfumeur



    I've been skin testing Eau Gentiane Blanche by Hermes and the green pepper note in the top notes kept reminding me of Piment Brulant, I finally had to wear PB to be able to mentally seperate the two. I see the differences clearly now. PB it is still one of strangest scents I own. I love it.
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    Wordbird, hope you see this before you have to set off, but good luck, let's hope everything is quick, straightforward and easy. xxx

    Started the day in Eau de Shalimar, went to town and saw Shalimar EDT at very reasonable price, you can guess the rest. Now I'm in Shalimar EDT.

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    I am wearing Rive Gauche today. What a wonderful classic! A delightful day of lounging about awaits me today, with a pork roast interlude.

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    Hope all goes well for you WORDIE!

    Off to finish my yard clean-up after a very late-in-the-year snowfall. Ugh! Gorgeous day today though, that seems to call for a little..

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    jasmin full by montale. It reminds me of bubblegum, for all intent and purposes I should like this. And I do, but it doesnt feel like jasmine to me for some odd reason. I sort of what another montale and I think it will be another aoud.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
    Currently wearing: Chypré Fruité by Montale

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    Tauer Perfumes Vetiver Dance for me today

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