In Apres L'Ondee again. Happy Friday everyone
Thread: SotD Friday 26 June
Not the most unique perfume but it works like a fragrant shower in this warm and humid weather
certainly when you keep it chilled in the fridge
Notes: Sicilian green tangerines, grapefruit, citron, marjoram, geranium, orange flower, cedar, moss, musk
Have a great Friday....
Last edited by Riannon; 26th June 2009 at 10:13 AM.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp
My SOTD is Yves Saint Laurent Nu EDP.
Top notes: bergamot and cardamom
Middle notes: pepper, orchid and jasmine
Base notes: sandalwood, musk and vetiver
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SERGE LUTENS 'S GRIS CLAIR
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
Drama Nuui ( or something written along those lines) by PG
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
Diorella - Christian Dior
got my Jicky on today. one spritz to each wrist is all it takes.
this is like taking my own atmosphere along with me wherever I go.
"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
Checked to make sure and there are no birthdays for me to miss today.
Day 5 of my $100 Fragrance Wardrobe challenge finds me in Armand Basi Homme which is available from Fragranceshop.com for 24.95 in the 4.2oz EDT. This brings my five-day total to $89.74 which gives me room for one more scent tomorrow to close out my version.
Armand Basi Homme
I hold a soft spot in my heart for masculine orientals. Calvin Klein Obsession for Men and YSl Opium pour Homme were two of my early favorites in this category but those are powerhouse scents and there are times I want that oriental feeling but without the volume turned up to full. For those times I turn to Armand Basi Homme which was created by Olivier Cresp in 2000 for the Spanish designer. Armand Basi Homme is like switching from the hard-rock radio station to the adult contemporary station on your radio. There is still some music that rocks but there are some more soothing quieter moments to guide you through your day. M. Cresp has created an oriental which manages to capture all the construction hallmarks of the class without taking over the room. This scent is closer in style to Obsession for Men than Opium pour Homme. If you like the feel of Obsession I think it likely you’ll like this one, too. The top of Armand Basi Homme blows in on the lightest of spices particularly an application of cardamom and cinnamon mixed with a lavender. The floral component shifts in the heart to lily of the valley along with the sweeter of the spices nutmeg and tonka. When I first wore this it felt like this scent was headed firmly towards gourmand territory but the base stays pure oriental. The base takes a woody turn with a mix of cedar, guaiac and sandalwood. The sweet theme of the heart is echoed in some presence of vanilla but the base is a woody wonderland most of all. Because the volume is turned down Armand Basi Homme tends to be a closer wearing scent than other orientals but its longevity is quite good despite being so close wearing. So for those days when your scent radio is more attuned to Matchbox 20 than Blink-182 give Armand Basi Homme a spin on your scent radio dial.
Have a Funny Friday everyone.
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Off to the gym in Hermès Eau de Pamplemousse Rose
top notes: grapefruit, orange
middle notes: rose, rhubofix (a green rhubarb note)
base notes: vetiver
Happy Friday, all!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
TGI Friday! :bounce:
I'm in Coco Mademoiselle.
It's hot and humid already this morning. I'm glad I walked the dog early. I'm wearing Estee Lauder's Beyond Paradise this morning. I was surprised to discover that I like this best in warm weather. It always felt a bit chilly to me in cool weather (not a bad thing), but now it's blooming in the heat & humidity, and I'm finally getting its lush tropical character. It's really very nice!
Bulgari Black didn't last very long on me this morning so switched to JPG Classique and Lalique Amethyste. I smell good
Zino Davidoff today. Summer swelter already in June...
"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
What's August gonna be like???
Ah well...stay in the "NOW"....think I'll search out that sample of Pino Silvestre you sent me a while back, Ken. SMM talked about it a couple days ago and somehow Pinesol seems just the right note for this already hot day.....
Then maybe I'll segue into something woodsy/watery....will report......
Last edited by TaoLady; 26th June 2009 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Needed S P A C E
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
I'm house twins with Riannon in Miller Harris' Coeur d'Ete from a little sample Nukapai sent me (Thanks, hon!). It's not my style, but it's still a good perfume and it's very pleasant to wear. I'm not much of a floral gal and this is pretty flowery. I would call the topnote Mimosa, but I'm probably wrong. . Hang on, I'll go find the notes...
From the Miller Harris website:
"Cœur d'Été was created by Lyn Harris during the early stages of her pregnancy when her already acute sense of smell became heightened. Needing something to nurture her senses she created this very pure scent made up of flowers: white lilac, cassie and heliotrope, blended with unusual ingredients such as chocolate bean, banana and liquorice. A joy to wear, this scent keeps getting better and better as you wear it."
Hey, wadya know? I recognised it was flowers, at least!!! Looking forward to the choco-banana back end. That should be fun.
Had an idyllic afternoon with Small yesterday, picking berries in the garden. We have a glut of redcurrants at the moment and the neighbours are away, so I thought I'd better pick them rather than letting the slugs have them. Of course, this now means I have to do something with them. Redcurrant jelly is the obvious answer, and it's so delicious with lamb! So that will be us at some point this weekend. Possibly tonight even, if I can summon the energy to wander up to the shop and buy sugar. (I think we probably will - we'll get cabin fever otherwise!) I should point out that I've never made a preserve in my life, so this should be interesting! Thank heavens for Delia Smith's cookbook. I mean, nothing can go wrong with a Delia, can it???
Excuse me, I must go down to the basement to see if I have enough jamjars in my collection of things that should have gone to the reycling but I've been too idle to load into the car...
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Malle, Day 2: Une Rose has the longest development of any of the Malles I own. I can wear it for 24 hours and I'm still not sure that it has completed the cycle. As most of you know, Une Rose opens big, with a damp red rose note already in its full bloom. There are a lot of reviews available that discuss what it does next as it eventually recedes back to soil via a semi-dank truffle note. There is also the "days of wine and roses" heart expressed by the dregs of the bottle, ever so slightly regretfully.
In this middle stage, I am struck by a reference to Habanita, Molinard's Jazz Era response to the blowsy, powdery Orientals of the 1920s. Somewhere near the top of the drydown, woods/amber remind me of Tann Rokka Aki. By this time, the rose is long gone.
A day after application, Une Rose is still present. In its subdued form, minus any floral and with a greatly reduced amber-type accord, it is the most marvelous skin scent. Late stages are earthy and nearly bitter and yet "clean" in the way loam smells clean, perhaps even with a small hint of soap.
Une Rose represents a category of rose (organic) that I prefer to bouquet rose or corsage rose. It has a movement and a wildness the other categories do not. The slight sourness of the base is not off-putting to me, yet I can see where it might be to others. Because of the long development, I enjoy this scent more than I do some of my other roses that grow tiresome over time or that have to be pretty because rose is supposed to be romantic.
Annam by Tan Giudicelli for me today ~ milk, lily, tuberose, rice, and rare woods
Orion- you're talking my favorites, also Terry's...!
Terry- I wanna be with you.
Wordielein- kisses to you and Small; love to read about your latest shenanigans.
SMM- may your day go well, my beauty.
Chaya2- who loves you ?
Bri-Brielle- smelling fine, you lanky cutie.
OFF WITH MY HEAD !
Genug mit migraine.
I cancelled a delightful treip to Providence to see the most restful, lovely, adorable Doradear [ my name for a great Sniffa-gal], due to an inability to walk straight and throbbing.
FEH, quoth the Meisterlingesse.
Tant pis, emphasis on the 'pis'
If I've missed anything, please forgive.
I love you all like cheese.
And I waft the new EL PC Jasmine White Moss, unashamedly...
I wanna DRINK this- it is a winner.
Diorella made mad love to Cristalle, and looky wha happen....
Gotta get 'right' before another 24-28 hours at Ze Madhouse this w/e- aka, work.
"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
Chaya, I'm awfully sorry about that migraine you're suffering! It's still with you, eh? I've had those before and they are truly awful. I can't do anything but lie down in a dark room and pray for death. I can't imagine how you are even walking around. Sending you lots of ~~~~healing vibes~~~~~ and positive energy to make that beastie be gone!
This morning I am loving No 19. Perfect for the steamy day. Last night I liberally used Miss Balmain. Hubby is getting home today from his trip! Yay. Miss him terribly. Need quality time tonight!
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
Songes by Annick Goutal for the morning. I am sad about Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett's passings.
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Today I've layered Highland Lilac of Rochester and Elariia Wisteria and I'm in heaven-- they smell marvelous together!
I think today I will wear my brand-new Fracas.
I'm a three-spritz gal-- one in the crook of each elbow and one in the cleavage. The salesgal told me to limit this to one spray, and to dab it gently in a couple places. I'd hate to bludgeon my poor coworkers with a giant tuberose sceptre, so I'll heed the advice.
Have a great day, all!
Last edited by Sunnyfunny; 27th June 2009 at 04:51 AM. Reason: typo!
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
Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me
The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.
"Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
This a.m. my mood has gone from to as I took a call about our rental property from an ideal candidate. Income was becoming a worry. I could cry with relief.
Smelling bright and cheery in a fresh citrus combo of Bourbon French Eleftorea and FM Bigarade Concentree.
TaoBaby, love your aesthetic compulsion to apply appropriate S P A C I N G.
WordBaby, DH told DD on her was out the door this morning: "Need sugar." He's making strawberry preserves this weekend. Yep, he's a keeper.
ChayaBaby, do you know what triggers the cranky cranium? I was surprised to figure out that stomach acid could fire up a nerve that made me feel as though I combed my head with razor blades.
LessaBaby, "next-day Miss Balmain" is one of my favorite smells.
30 RosesBaby, I've been noticing you and your daughter's affection for Highland Lilac. I bet your combo today smells extraordinary.
I could just "baby" all of you today. Be sweet to yourselves for me.
In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
Good morning to all and a happy friday
((Chaya)) I hope you will feel better. If you need anything call me, I will be out and about so it would be an easy drive over.
Wordie love, hope you and small will have fun "jamming" today. Why do you not have sugar in the house? I always have four different kinds, who knows when one needs some caramel, dulce de leche, or a rich butter-cream. I am an incorrigible sweet lover.
Yay Quarry, glad things are working out. Let's hope they stay the way they seem now.
Today I am wearing Houbigant Lutece. It brings back many summer memories.
I love my simple scents, they make me happy.
Hope you all have happiness today and always. Love and hugs.
Last edited by Brielle87; 26th June 2009 at 05:31 PM.
Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source
I'm enjoying your Malle reports, Orion!
I'm going with lily today, too. The aquatic salty lily of Vanille Galante. Yum!
Wishing all a fine Friday.
Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Vétiver Extraordinaire