Thread: SotD Monday 1 June
I was about to spritz on some L'Artisan Jour de Fête but it seemed a teeny weeny bit too sweet for such a warm weather, so I picked another Giacobetti - EdPFM En Passant instead. Perfect for Lilac Time!
Wish you all a good start for the week, June and last but not least - summer!
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"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
I'm actually sitting here wondering what to spritz on, but my gaze just fell on a dear old friend and I thought 'Of course!'. Hang on a second...
And from the way I had to shake the bottle to get those drops out, I think I need to add this one to the 'this year I finished' thread. I bought this bottle back in early summer 2006 and particularly remember wearing it that July on a holiday in the French Pyrenees with my husband's family, including his dear Mom, who died that October. So it's a very special scent for a lot of reasons.
And just in time to replenish it, I'll be passing through the Duty Free stores in Zurich airport next Sunday with my own dear Ma, as we're going back to Wales with her for ten days more convalescence. She and my hubby keep telling me Im doing too much. So I'm listening to them and doing more embroidery and knitting and less cooking and cleaning! (Not complaining too loudly, you'll notice! I am lazy by nature!)
Here we are enjoying a day off, to celebrate Pfings, which is Pentecost, I guess. It's lovely and sunny and we're out in the garden, potching contentedly.
Now, where did I put my cross-stitch?
Have a good day, all
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
A meeting of the niche expensive and the hardly known cheapie
They seem to like each other......
Cannelle Orange by Clos d'Aguzon over Le Labo Fleur d'Oranger 27
A cool spicy and almost edible result. Perfect for this temperature
::I am sure the people from Le Labo will ban me from their shop for this act of barbarism::
Have a great Monday!
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The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
I'm with Tigrushka, wearing En Passant today. It's already too hot here.
Have a lovely day, all!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
I'm wearing the last of a sample of L'Artisan's Fleur de Narcisse (thanks, Quarry!), which makes me house mates with Tigrushka and Alba. The L'Artisan fragrances are exquisite, but soooo short lived on my skin. The narcissus is reminding me of Je Reviens. I'd been craving Je Reviens lately so I ordered a 15 ml bottle of the parfum. Very much looking forward to that. Hopefully, it won't be unrecognizable.
Have a good day.
Jacques Fath -- Fath de Fath for me today -- juicy peach and patchouli -- layered with L'Occitane Fleur de Peche -- to increase the peachy effect.
Have a nice day and a nice start of summer.
My SOTD is ST Dupont Noir.
Top notes are lavender, mint and cardamom.
Middle notes are nutmeg and cloves.
Base notes are hazelnut, cashmere wood and vetiver.
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Wordbird it sounds things are getting back to normal in your little Swiss corner of existence. I'm glad you've recovered so easily.
It was a busy stressful weekend at Stately Somerville Manor as the artist of the house (not me) was facing a submission deadline of yesterday. The huge piece she has been working on required some engineering and retrofitting that was unanticipated and made for a long weekend for my lovely artistic wife. My job was to run out to get supplies and lay low while the frustration level was rising and be supportive. Based on no new dents on my head and a completed submission I think the weekend was a success.
Today I am wearing the fruits of my labor from assisting Lt. Perez on the 3X3 Blind Testing thread:
Andy Tauer Orris
Andy Tauer is one of the nicest guys in all of artisanal perfumery. He is generous about sending out samples to the community, very forthcoming with information and clearly loves perfume. So why don't his scents send me the way they do others. Tauer has hit a solid 50% and even the ones I like are not my great loves. Until now. I had heard about Orris, the 2006 very limited release, and based on the note list it sounded like my kind of scent. Of course based on the note list L'Air du Desert Marocain is also my kind of scent and it leaves me cold and wanting more. Orris was first released as a series of samples to his faithful blog readers, see what I mean about nice. Then after much begging and pleading Tauer released a very limited edition of 200 bottles. The reason is that it is difficult to source the quality of materials needed to make this scent and that quality is evident at every stage of this one. I am a lover of iris and rose and the use of these with many of my other favorite accords might make Orris as close to a perfect scent for me as I'm likely to find. The top of Orris starts with the mix of iris, rose, pepper, cinnamon and grapefruit. The floral character is what hits my nose first followed by the tang of grapefruit and the zing of pepper and cinnamon artfully kept at a level that keeps the spices from overwhelming the florals. The iris, rose and cinnamon linger and are joined by what might be my favorite incense accord. This is is not the high mass incense or the head shop incense, this is incense from inside a Tibetan temple in which a fire is built as there is a smokiness in conjunction with the sweetness of the incense. Combine this with the now-dominant rose and cinnamon and the heart of this is incredible. Finally the woods make an appearance as a mix of sandalwood and agarwood (oud) show up and now turn this scent into a woody wonderland as the creaminess of the sandalwood complements the strength of the agarwood and brings this to a resounding crescendo at the close. Orris is a deceptively strong scent as it feels like a skin scent but based on the people around me it has some sillage and projection. I'm not in the habit of saying I'm looking for a "holy grail" or the "one scent I'd save in case of nuclear holocaust" but Orris is definitely on the short list of scents I'd consider for those positions.
Have a Marvelous Monday everyone.
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Adolfo Dominguez Agua Fresca today as rain looms yet again.
"Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be"--Anonymous
Verte Violette by L'artisan
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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
Attrape-Coeur for me today. Guerlain can be the solution to so many of life's small annoyances. No matter what, I feel well put together, womanly, in guerlain.
Good everybody Today I'm joining Ubu in a violet scent. For me it's Midnight Violet.Hope you all have a great day!
Fleur de Liane by L'Artisan
Thanks to a very kind and generous basenoter, I wore a bit of Yatagan to bed last night. It is extremely strong, herbaceous and bitter. It reminds me of Chinese herbal medicine in liquid form. I will continue to explore just to understand how has it became one of the best masculine for female.
June 1st is the International Children's Day. I don't know if it is much celebrated outside Eastern Europe, but here I am am wishing all of you and your kids a very happy day!
I am not a kid anymore by any stadards, but every year, several people congratulate me on June 1st. I am always happy about it!
For now I am wearing Caron's Fleur de Rocaille.
First day of Winter here in Oz...and a miserable cold one it was for me in our little Victorian country town.
Sampling Caron Narcisse Noir ( just rec'd an order from TPC )...I likey !! Not the usually heavy hitter I like in the cooler weather, but I see a place for it in my 'robe !
Hi, all! STILL running. Hope everyone is wonderful...
SoTD is Annette Neuffer's Opulental Avicenna
Avicenna notes: Head: Saffron Absolute, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon Bark, Mandarin, Bergamot, Petitgrain, Tunisian Neroli. Heart: Turkish and Bulgarian Rose Otto and absolute, Moroccan Rose Absolute, Tunisian Orange Blossom absolute, Jasminum Grandiflorum Egypt, Acacia Farnesiana, Indian Tuberose, Broom Absolute, Somalian Frankincense. Base: Beeswax Absolute Supérieur, Opoponax, Elemi, Labdanum, Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, Mysore Sandalwood, Siam Benzoin, Hibiscus Abelmoschus.
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
My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
Wake up fragrance Vanille Absolu Montale. Pinch punch ,first day of the month !
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
COM DIVA- YAY !
Don't you smell divine, in dear Annette's beauty.
Rhiannon- I love such heresies, LOL.
Therese, Guerlain makes all aches and pains better, baby.
Wordie- I LOVE your voice; Jacob heard you, and thought you sound LOVELY !
[Ah, a new suitor...LOL !]
Prom night; I'm still in my "nachthemt ?", after making uncharacteristic phone calls to Der Schweiz and Holland, LOL.
Sometimes, you just need The Voice, you know ?
I want to wear Visa, but I think I'm going to try to go scentless until I pick up my bottle of Azzaro Couture refill they're holding for me; all that citrus amber appeals.
Be loved and well, mes amis.
Brielle, baby- sois sage.
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER
Eau des Merveilles for a warm, sweaty, lazy "second Pentecost day" - I do so love the Dutch habit of extending holidays into Monday.
EdM works much, MUCH better for me in the heat. In cold weather, it has a "poopy" quality that I can't quite get over. In the heat, its salty oranginess reads as a sort of abstract interpretation of human skin and fresh sweat that's quite attractive. I like.
Have a great one, all.
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.
Good morning everyone!
Another hot day here in Wichita. Off-topic reminder: keep those furnace filters changed/cleaned OFTEN (monthly) and wash out the outdoor AC units (from the inside out)! Good idea to check units BEFORE you need them. Dirt/grass clippings/cottonwood are not your friend. You'd be surprised at how many people procrastinate, wait til it's 90 degrees, and then wonder why it's 3 days before we can get a service tech out.
Okay, off my soapbox!
Yesterday's SOTD: tested Aveda's Yatra. Very earthy top note that I'm not sure if I like, but the drydown was pretty nice, a rose patchouli.
Lastnight's SOTE: the nice cool and crisp CDG 3. For some reason, I always associate this with a citrus, although I don't believe there are citrus notes in this?
This AM I am in: Jil Sanders Scent 79. Lovely.
Have a great and cool Monday, everybody!
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
L'Air du Desert Marocain for this unbearably warm morning.
I don't know why so many people like the heat. To me it is like living inside a laundromat. Oh well. Summer is bigger than I am so I might as well shut up and let everyone else enjoy the party. Have a great day, all!
I, too- am not wired for the swelter-
Especially, in our non-tropical society, which INSISTS on rushing about , like decapitated chickens, LOL.
INSTEAD of slowing the pace a bit, sensibly.
[Probably, also a touch of sour grapes-
in that summer has never signalled 'vacation' for me.
Only working harder than ever.]
End of rant.
In a bit of a rush today in ORGANZA INDECENCE.
Have a good one!
"Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"