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    Default S O T D Saturday, June 6

    It's the first Saturday of the month. Time for Sniff 'n' Speak. Today's theme: Citrus.
    Be sure to mention your citrus scent in the SnS thread.

    The picture below? One of Twolf's latest creations. Fabulous!


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    L'Artisan Jour de Fête on a rainy Saturday (it has been raining for the last three days...) :brolly:

    Have a wonderful weekend, all!
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    Oh, I completely forgot speak and sniff, but I felt like applying some 4711 in the monring so I'm in!

    My scent of today:
    4711 in the morning and later Nicolaï Odalisque.

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    I am going to Disney World today!

    My SOTD for Sniff-n-Speak Citrus Saturday is Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa.

    Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Cardamom, Ginger
    Middle Notes: Mugwort, Neroli, Myrtle
    Base Notes: Cedarwood, Lignum Vitae, Patchouli, Benzoin, Leather, Musk, Smoky Woods

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    Another piece of astonishing creativity from our beloved Timberwolf there. Gracious, how do you keep your eyes from crossing while you do all those stitches? I am in awe, as ever.

    And I have to say 'woo-hoo'! because my vials arrived for the next Blind Sniff. Ooooh! I am notoriously bad at smelling the elements of 'fumes, so my contributions will probably be shoddy, but I will try really really hard to say something vaguely useful. Thank you Asha for your faith in my wonky nose!

    And just before I dropped in on this thread to say what my SOTD will be, I spotted Quarry's Speak and Sniff thread and realised today is the first Saturday of the month, so phew! I just noticed that before scratching around on my desk among the wall of scents here (I don't think my desk is necessarily the best place to store my favourite fragrances, but it does my heart good to see the little darlings in front of me). So now I know I will be wearing Pampelune (Guerlain Aqua Allegoria), to bring some grapefruity/armpitty sunshine to a rainy day. (Not complaining though - it's been hot all week and my veggies need the watering.)

    Tomorrow, Mum and Small and I will be flying off for 10 days in Wales, for further recuperation, post-op. Though I really do feel like a fraud, as I'm incredibly well. I just need a nap in the afternoon to recharge the old batteries. And frankly, as a person who is probably two-thirds labrador dog, a nap is never a bad thing in my book. (Likewise lying in the sunshine, letting my belly get warm. Though the neighbours complain about that habit. Who wants an untidy-looking middle-aged woman sprawling on the lawn next door? It's enough to put you off your lunch. )

    I'm hoping I'll be able to remember (with my Swiss Cheese brain) my password for Basenotes and will be able to sign in from my Mum's computer, but if not, I'm on my regular email, for those of you who have it and feel the need to get in touch. I am looking forward to Small's reaction to air travel. She doesn't remember the many times she's flown to South Africa in the past, because they were over half a lifetime ago for her, so this little hop from Zurich to Heathrow will be a huge novelty for her. What fun! Will we spend the next fortnight playing 'aeroplanes'?

    Hope your Saturdays are smelly in a good way.
    xxxxxxx
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    Hoping for the best in Carthusier's lemon-tastic Mediterraneo. But it's just not doing its thing. This scent is designed for a sultry August day on the island of Capri, not a cold, wet day in June, in the damp, old, greystone city of Cambridge!
    This week, 'Chanel Cuir de Russie: Skin Scent' at http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/

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    benetroessere resort - etro
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    so out of touch with SnS, but today I am wearing Parure....swoooooooonnnn, (thank you bBbd)

    here is a description from Mr Guerlain's website, he captures it well:

    Parure really is a bit of a jewel: No other perfume has this kind of contradictory smell, at once feminine and pungent, rosy and dark, fruity and bitter, tangy-green and leathery.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Good morning everybody Today I decided I needed some Habit Rouge for the s'n's. It's actually the perfect scent for today,because I need something uplifting for the studying for the oral exam (NOT many days left now!!) The weather is quite grey,so not much a feeling of summer here yet.Hope you all have a great day! Wordbird: enjoy the holiday
    Currently wearing: Coromandel by Chanel

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    Wow, what a fabulous pillow! I love it! I love anything citrussy smelling and color-wise. Actually I'm testing Apres l'Ondee this morning again (thanks, Quarry for the decant! ). I keep trying to love it, and it's very interesting to me each time I try it, but ultimately it's aloof and I just don't find it very friendly for everyday wearing. Not in the sense that Jicky is. Which would be perfect for SnS that I forgot about, but we've got the whole day ahead of us yet. We're going to a crawfish boil late in the afternoon, so a citrus fragrance will definitely work there. I was actually wishing I had something grapefruity the past day or two because I found this pink grapefruit hand gel that I've fallen in love with. I never did care for Pamplelune, but this sweet sugary pink grapefruit appeals to my inner sweet tooth. My husband volunteered me to bring a huge pot of jambalaya as "our" contribution to the party foods, so I now need to shop & chop & cook. It's pretty easy, I'm just lazy about the shopping part.

    Wordbird, have a nice time back home in Wales! I hope you will get to log on now and then.

    I hope everyone is having a good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ineespenes View Post
    Good morning everybody Today I decided I needed some Habit Rouge for the s'n's. It's actually the perfect scent for today,because I need something uplifting for the studying for the oral exam (NOT many days left now!!) The weather is quite grey,so not much a feeling of summer here yet.Hope you all have a great day! Wordbird: enjoy the holiday
    Ineespenes, Eau d'Hadrien was always my best studying/exam taking scent. That and my lucky Fanny Corsentino pen (she was running for some local office and was giving out these great pens) got me through with flying colors.
    Last edited by lilybelle; 6th June 2009 at 06:28 PM.

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    Oh Wordie, you got yours too?? *dancing around excitedly* Soon as Twolf's got her's our Triumphant Trio will be complete!! Started practicing with Jicky last night , didn't do too badly for having no idea what was supposed to be in it. (don't ask what i thought ... I may be in VM's camp on the subject of civet)

    Today's the big day!! Interview time!! The lovely lady I spoke with sounds like an absolute doll, and I'm really looking forward to meeting her. Hopefully she'll manage to find a spot for me somewhere (its a Dunkin' Donuts). Call me crazy, but I want to be the person to provide the goodies that brighten people's morning. Seems very rewarding. And if there are freebies involved...

    Its a Sniff 'N Speak Saturday, and an interview to boot... I could totally get away with wearing a citrus... ... this must be fate, this one was on my mind yesterday:

    Clarins
    Eau Dynamisante

    Wish me luck!! :wave:
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    A first try for Hermès Rocabar: deliciously full of sweet spices but still a very polite and calm fragrance.
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    Default Re: S O T D Saturday, June 6

    Twolf, what a beautiful piece of work!
    Wordie, bon voyage dear.
    ExquisitelyMe, best of luck to you! Keeping my fingers crossed.

    For today's Citrus SnS,

    Eau de Sisley 3
    Notes: citrus, bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, red ginger, osmanthus, patchouli, vetiver, benzoin, vanilla, musk

    Have a great day, all!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Good luck Exquisitely Me! I'm sure that with a lovely attitude like that you'll absolutely shine at interview. I'd buy doughnuts from you, for sure

    Wordbird, I think you should email yourself your BN password because otherwise I might miss your posts too much. "Citrussy/armpitty sunshine" is wonderful! I hope you have a good time in Wales and that the weather picks up a little, it is pretty grim in the west at the moment.

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments yesterday, I am truly grateful that they weren't giving huge tips to beer waitresses with my card! And also grateful that they did spend at stores that I never use, had they bought perfume samples or cloth nappies (diapers) it's possible that the fraud wouldn't have been detected for a couple of days.

    Anyway, I forgot about the citrus day today and am wrapped up in Ormonde Jayne Woman, which I can just about smell through my hayfever. I will do a late citrus tomorrow though, with Malle's Colgne Bigarade.

    eta, I meant to say, Twolf what a gorgeous piece of tapestry. It's making my mouth water,
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    Oooooooo!!! Quarry/Wolfie....that pee-oh is GORgeous!! I love the composition and you can just smell the fruit...'specially that blood orange. MANY thanks for sharing...(the cleaning lady's tangled up all my computer connections and I can't find the connector for my camera to share the pic of my birthday butterflies Wolfie did...Aaaargh!)

    Renee, I am with you on Parure. It's one of the candidates for the birthday dollar investment I'm trying to decide on. (Other candidates: Idole, Frapin 1270, Ubar, Grey Flannel, Givenchy III, (original) Chamade, New York, Or Black, S-ex, Le Temps d'une Fete (or 28 La Pausa) Timbuktu, (original) Shalimar.......)

    Bon voyage to Birdie...hope you remember your password, cuz this would be a less joyful place without you.

    Positive energy streaming to the Exquisite one for her interview.....

    Decided to begin Sniff'n'Speak in Brooklyn...an un-sniffed impulse buy based solely on s(c)entimentalism. (The late wonderful DH was a Brooklyn boy....the notes sounded fun ["Grapefruit, Cardamom, Cypress-wood, Geranium Leaves, Juniper Berries, Cedarwood, Leather and Guaiacwood"]...LUV the bottle.....) but it's not really remarkable and the grapefruit fades fast...leaving a sprightly impression of geraniums, gin and piney woods. Not bad...but not citrus.

    So, on to my Burfday Present and current obsession

    (Can you make it out? That's AA Pamplelune)
    Realdeal grapefruit. Gonna shower with Love's Fresh Lemon gel first.
    Last edited by TaoLady; 6th June 2009 at 01:26 PM. Reason: Missing apostrophe
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    Quote Originally Posted by exquisitely me View Post
    ... I may be in VM's camp on the subject of civet)
    Well, you would be very welcome if so, and if you get the job you are going for, you must promise not to add a splash of civet to the coffee, as I found - most disturbingly - in a recent niche scent I tested called Cafe Noir.

    As he sleeps, I just appointed Rogalal President of our civet-averse community, as he has the most sensitive nose in this regard.
    Last edited by VM I hate civet; 6th June 2009 at 01:12 PM.
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    Patricia de Nicolaï ' s ODALISQUE


    What a delicious green chypre !
    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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    EXQUISITELY! Have you left the house yet? Impress the interviewer with your knowledge:
    The first Friday in June is/was National Donut Day! I kid you not--just learned this from my daughter.


    Pet's off to Disney World, Word & Co. are winging their way to Wales -- what fun to imagine our little BN ants crawling all over the globe.

    rtamara, your quote from Mr. G is making me think I have to retry Parure when I'm in the mood for a good stink.

    Hebe, "Email yourself your BN password." Simply genius--so obvious most of us would never think of it.

    Tao, find that cord!

    I'm so happy to have the time to be at the keyboard again, enjoying all of you.
    Will rave about Bigarade Concentree in SnS thread.
    Chestnut Cat I miss you, wherever you are!
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    Asha's birthday??!!


    Happy birthday! All the happiness in the world.

    oh yeah, I think I'll be wearing Eau D'Hadrien for Sniff and Speak.
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    Passage d'enfer

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    Happy Birthday to Asha!! Have a lovely smelling day, my dear. Not that today is any different than any other day.
    I am constantly amazed at twolf's amazing stitching ability, with a stitcher in the house (not me) I know the skill those pieces take.
    exquisitely_me good luck and knock 'em dead, with your personality and talent, not your perfume.

    It is a busy day here as I'm off on a wine buying expedition then to a local outdoor art festival. There's a small chance a Basenoter might cross my path, we'll see. Plus it is Citrius SnS Saturday.

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

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    Happy Birthday, Asha!

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    Happiest day, birthday girl Asha!
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    Asha's birthday? And I almost missed it?

    Mwa! Mwa! Happy birthday darling girl!!!!
    May you have many happy Gibsons to match your stunning avatar. (I think it's kind of like a Martini.)

    Exquisitely Me - good luck dear girl. Keeping everything crossed for you.

    Ines - keep studying honeybunch - it really will all be worth it.

    Hebe - brilliant idea - cheers, me dear!

    PS chuckling over that lucky Fanny Corsentino pen of Lillybelle's - in Britain a Fanny is not the thing a lady sits on, it's what we coyly call 'the front bottom'. You can imagine how tickled I was by the idea of having a lucky Fanny anything. And so talented as to be able to write with it? Oy!
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    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic - It is very juicy and citrusy. It is probably my latest favourite citrus scent in the wardrobe.

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    Happy birthday Asha !
    Wordbird- Have a good holiday in Wales- I've been to Wales- on those little steam railways . Beautiful !
    Petruccijc - have a good time !
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    Back already! A brief interview, but it went great!! Must have been all the good vibes and the crossed fingers! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!

    I was right, she IS an absolute doll! She seemed impressed, but couldn't offer the job just yet, had a couple more people to interview first. She promises I'll know by Monday, if not by Sunday night. (thank heavens for speedy responses, I can't stand the suspense!) I will have my phone attached to me till then.

    Can you imagine such a process to be a donut and coffee girl?? Times are tough.

    LOL, I'd heard about National Donut Day!! Apparently they were giving 'em out for free! Small wonder my boss was overwhelmed and needed to postpone the interview till this morning! Apparently it was also National Running Day... but I think the only celebrants participated by running to the donut shops!!

    Waaaaaaaaaait a minute.... it's Asha's birthday today???

    *scrambling to throw a BN party* You know, since she's already in sunny California, I say we join her there... the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills looks suitable...



    now we need some goodies....



    and of course...



    And for the lovely lady herself...



    Happiest of Birthdays Dianne!!
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    In and out of the hospital for a long time, but I'm back on my own Basenotes forum.

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    (((((((((((((((((((lievje)))))))))))))))))))))
    Love having you here and smelling so fine!
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