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    'morning! "Driving" by with a quick hello...

    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia.

    Have a wonderful day, all.

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    My first wearing, from my decant, of Habit Rouge Sport by Guerlain



    Let's just say it is not love-at-first-sniff. I'm giving this time before I comment further.
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    Mahora, arguably Guerlain's biggest flub. Has it sneaked back as the boutique Mayotte?

    Mahora is one strong scent, matching the likes of Youth Dew in potency. It's the fragrance equivalent to being blinded by the sun, suddenly and without warning. There is nothing subtle about it.

    If you didn't know otherwise, you'd never guess this was a Guerlain. How Guerlain came to create this nearly offensive tropical is one of the great mysteries of modern perfumery. Were they innovating, and, if not, whose idea of paradise were they chasing? It always struck me as a take on Fracas, due to the large amount of base vetiver, but Mahora is oily and greener. The extensive use of tuberose highlights how difficult that material can be to render in a pleasing way; while I love the dry Fracas, I cannot stand the sweet Versace Blonde. Mahora is somewhere in between these two, with jasmine added. It's very sharp and neither the tuberose nor the frangipani does anything to quiet the sharpness down.

    If, after several hours, you aren't exhausted by this tropical holiday in a bottle, you will be rewarded with a...slightly mellower version of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville Metro Man View Post
    Can we share the Rose 31? Or am I going to have to brave the Dragon's Breath to wear mine next time?
    Don't you worry, I am completely harmless when it comes to sharing the beauty of Rose 31




    Micallef's Night Aoud
    For the afternoon and evening

    :: Decant, but the bottle looked much better::

    Lovely warm darkness

    The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp

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    Gap Heaven.



    Agent P, I've been thinking about revisiting Blu Notte again. I used up a samp of it a few years back and just never got around to buying it. Anyhoo, you smell good!

    Hugs to you and prayers for you, lovethescents!

    Take care today, everyone.

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    Hi all! Lovethescents, you have us all dying to know what is going on. Best wishes, whatever it is!

    Quarry, glad to hear you're having an interesting experience. Let me know what happens with the Fleurs de Sel drydown. On me, it just gets better and better. And I get compliments, too, which always startles me.

    Earlier this morning I sampled Sycomore, thanks to a lovely BN enabler. Sadly, it is just too dry-woody-masculine for me. But nice, no doubt about it! I have switched to Shaal Nur for the rest of the day.

  7. #37

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    Armani Code Pour Homme
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    Chanel No 19 parfum for me today.
    It's perfect for today's spring-time weather.
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    FENDI
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    Good afternoon all.

    Lovethescents, good luck with whatever is transpiring in your life these few days.

    Once again I have time-traveled to the future (now) from my real existence in the 1950's (which seems to be where I am most comfortable scent-wise)

    I am in vintage Variations by Carven, all floral and soft and fresh. Not even close to the disaster it has become through one-too-many re-orchestrations.

    Love and hugs to all
    Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source

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    Tommy Bahama Cologne for Men.

    Makes me feel as if I'm on vacation.

    "You...put on cologne to write?"(From Midnight in Paris)

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    lovethescents, I hope all goes well for you!
    SOTD is Guerlain's With Love for my last PTO meeting as president. That scent is a perfect meeting-type scent- present, but unobtrusive, it makes me feel alert and feminine.
    Inspired by Orion's description, I am going to wear Guerlain's Mayotte/Mahora from a sample I have not opened up yet. Should be a fun ride.

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    Wearing Ava Luxe Heart of Glass today (tuberose nut that I am) and I must say it is a great alternative to the very expensive Carnal Flower. I've sampled so many tuberose frags and this comes as close as I've found in the search for a Carnal Flower replacement. It works for me anyway. It took a much smaller chunk out of my wallet as well. When my kids grow up I may step into more expensive perfume waters but for now I must think of them and their needs. So far the most I've spent on a bottle was $150 for Fifi Chachnil-a gift from my husband for Mother's Day. Besides being less expensive, I adore Serena (Ava Luxe, she's so nice) and I have loved every perfume I've gotten from her. I think she has a fan for life here in me. Madame X just about knocked my socks off it was so good! My super picky husband loved it, and several people stopped me to ask what I was wearing and wrote down her website information and the name of the perfume. Can't beat that for a reaction, now can you?

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    This morning I wore Jardin de Bagatelle by Guerlain.

    This evening have switched to Jo Malone's Honeysuckle and Jasmine, for no reason other than it was the only one I have downstairs, and after a brutal class at the gym, I can't face the stairs yet!

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    Scent twins with dimples in Chanel No. 19 parfum

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    Don't you all smell lovely !

    I'm late, due to early rising and out / about.
    If I don't do it before it's too warm, I regret it later !
    [Plus, there are LOTS of babies and puppies about on early sojourns-
    My absolute favorite !]

    Went to bed in Min uit by DSH- an incredible spicy deep scent- it has hazelnut, silver fir, carnation, labdanum.
    Started out in Lizzie's Moroccan Orange- a gorgeous thing.
    Then, my back-ordered YR Naturelle finally showed up-
    the bottle is exquisitely done; the scent- a very soft edt with a light musky base, very delicate and subtle.
    Although there is lemon, cedar, jasmine, tagetes, and bergamot- it's not in the LEAST strident or zippy, as one might think.
    Think 'floaty'....

    A scent word....
    Tucked away from sight, I found a tester of the new EL Jasmine /Moss Private Collection, which I tried....

    Oh, boy !
    At first, very retro-smelling; then, a bit of 'decaying vegetation' note-
    Not unlike a Diorella-like divine decay.

    Now, it might NOT do that for everyone-
    But I'm just fascinated and thrilled...
    Asked my SA to PLEEZ call as soon as it was available.
    Smitten.

    May the remains of the day be kind...

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    Oh, now I don't remember who it was that went to Spamalot - but anyway - I loved it too & even got the sound track Find your graiiiiiiiiiiiiil! (Maybe we should do Perfumista, the musical).

    Wore Coco from a sample today... still undecided about whether I want to re-visit it properly. I wore it so extensively for a couple of years back in the day. No bad memories, but just perhaps wore it to death.

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    Continuing my Guerlain week with Shalimar EdT -- I had sprayed it here and there, but never gave it a full-day's wearing.
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    Ormonde Jayne Woman again today from a rapidly depleting sample. I am so very fond of this one. My baby girl loves it too, I'm sure I get more and longer cuddles from her when I wear this.

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    Lena
    "Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form." - Alexander Skarsgård
    Looking to try Les Senteurs Gourmandes Musc Blanc, Parfums de Nicolai Vanille Intense, Chanel Beige and...everything else!

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    Very busy these days, had no time to post!

    This morning I was wearing White Jasmin & Mint - J.M. at the office.
    After the first hour, when the fresh notes went away, I liked the way it transformed on my skin.
    I needed something stronger for the evening, especially after the visit to my doctor who insisted on so many tests that I will have to pay more than 1,000 euro...

    A cold beer and
    Fiore d' Ambra.
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    SoTA - Jicky !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Hey Nukapai, that was me at Spamalot last night! I'd loved it too!

    Stellastar, I love Jardins de Bagatelle! Every time I see someone wearing it, I want another bottle!

    I'm waiting on the carpet cleaners this afternoon. I hope they show up soon as half the furniture in my house is sitting on the back porch.

    It's a bit warm today so I thought I'd try Beyond Paradise. I think it needs to be a bit warmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by an_oud_girl View Post
    Hey Nukapai, that was me at Spamalot last night! I'd loved it too!
    :toppie:

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    SOTE Stella Rose Absolute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hebe View Post
    Ormonde Jayne Woman again today from a rapidly depleting sample. I am so very fond of this one. My baby girl loves it too, I'm sure I get more and longer cuddles from her when I wear this.
    So very sweet and touching!
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Quarry, Brielle, Goldie, Sunnyfunny, Haunani, thank you for your supportive comments! All went very well today. God-willing, we'll be given good news on tomorrow as well. throughout it all I got whiffs of that vintage Chanel which made me feel my grandmother all around me. I think I'll be loyal to that Chanel over the next few weeks!
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Fendi
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    Victoria's Secret 88 today. I'm sad this is discontinued. I thought I'd found the perfect replacement for it in Givenchy's Organza Indecence, but though I love OI just as much, and it is arguably the better scent, it just has a slightly different vibe. The VS is sexier.

    Have a great evening everyone!

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    Lovethescents-
    It sounds like a momentous event; do we pray to St Gerard Majella, perhaps ???

    Sounds like your grandmother is enveloping you...
    I'll add my prayers for a good outcome.

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