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    Default SotD Monday 29 June

    Good morning!

    Les parfums de Rosine Un Zest de Rose for me.

    Have a marvy Monday (if that's possible... )
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    Honeysuckle Bird by Soivohle'

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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..."
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    Off to bed in Parfum Sacre.

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    Good morning!

    Monday morning at work and I am already tired from yesterday's cooking and cleaning at home...

    At least the weather is still cool ( for Athens...)

    Hong Kong Garden by Ava Luxe, today.

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 29 June

    Serge Lutens A La Nuit (death by jasmine )

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    Good afternoon! It's hot and sunny and I'm in Bois Blond.
    Some books are undeservedly forgotten, none are undeservedly remembered - W.H. Auden

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    Wearing Dolce Vita.
    It smells much better than I'd remembered. Especially from the heart onward.
    I'm going to be wearing it more often.

    Happy Monday to all of you.

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 29 June

    My SOTD is Paloma Picasso Minotaure.

    Top notes are aldehydes, coriander, tarragon, fruity notes, galbanum and bergamot
    Middle notes are jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose and geranium
    Base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, musk, vanilla and cedar

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 29 June

    Creed Santal Imperial
    Take care, everyone!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Good morning, darlings...

    Weary but willing, I suppose.
    Going to take care of business.

    It's gloomy out there; should I join Tigs in her Rosine fest ? { I'm tempted}
    Perhaps Farouche...

    Hugs on this less-than-merry-Monday.

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    Gaiac 10 by Le Labo (first time from a sample - thanks NEoTY26)



    ((HUG Chaya))
    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

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    Currently wearing: Epice Marine by Hermès

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    032 Bay Rum by C.O.Bigelow today
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha

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    TOM
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    GREY VETIVER

    ...from a sample, thanks to Joe

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    Good morning everybody Today is a sunny and warm ( for Tromsø standards) day.Weird thing is that it almost feels cold due to being spoiled with degrees between + 25-30 celsius every day on the hoilday! I craved Mitsouko, so that is my sotd for today.Hope you all have a good Monday!

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    Malle, Day Four: Fleur de Cassie.

    Cassie was the second Malle scent to spin my head around. This was during a time when I avoided aldehydic florals at all costs. Originally, I liked that Cassie seemed like a reinvention of an old theme; it had me looking at this class of scent in a new way. It had cumin, one of my favorite notes, and was a perfume that many people used strong intellectual language to describe ("yuck," "blech," "ugh").

    There seem to be two fragrant ideas competing in Cassie, neither one complete. One is a powdery, feminized floral centered around cassie/mimosa with rose, violet, and jasmine. The other is the one to which people object, featuring the possibly controversial cumin alongside clove, musk, and sandalwood. Clove is a harder note for me to wear than cumin, and occasionally this pairing makes Cassie smell in part like tobacco leaf on me, bordering on the bitter. Adding to this effect is "apricot aldehyde," which is rendered much like the poison of apricot stone.

    Cassie reminds me of beauty that is deliberately marred; it is the scent of cruelty, of having so much beauty that it becomes unremarkable and fatiguing. I like to think that the perfumer wanted to give this beauty some character so he brutalized it and offended it with the spice notes; it is in this way that Cassie separated from the concept of French chic (much admired and coveted, stylistically) and became jolie laide and therefore hip. You see this occur with fashion, although there the idea is often striving and gratuitous. In Cassie it is not.

    As a general rule, mimosa and cassie smell green to me. This is true in Farnesiana and in Mimosa Pour Moi, although the treatments are vastly different. Cassie has a green indolic jasmine as well, as a supporting note. The wood in the base reminds me of the smell of a branch with the bark freshly stripped away, revealing a stickness in the wood.

    Cumin never smells "skanky" to me. I dislike that word, not because of its association with the vulgar but because of the vulgarity of the sound. It's a cheap, hip word applied mostly to women like Britney Spears and it suggests an indiscreet body odor. It sounds terrible, framed by hardness. I don't perceive cumin as sweaty because to me a lot of sweat smells like onion, and that isn't the case with the cumin used in cassie. I wear McQueen's Kingdom frequently without having any negative association.

    After the aldehydic introduction, Cassie presents its slighty mussed-up bouquet in stages. The puffball mimosa is the largest note and it almost obscures the other, less pronounced florals. I don't note citrus as citrus in the opening, only as tanginess. As the other florals appear they are struck by the clove/cumin to give overall impression of dirt. This is the stage where I smell tobacco leaf and it hangs on throughout the rest of the development. While not as strong as Iris Poudre, Cassie still has good lasting power, although it is more on skin-scent level.

    This is a fragrance of personal enjoyment; if you don't put it on expecting compliments or gratitude for making the world smell a little less obnoxious, then you won't be disappointed. It all depends on how you translate "skank" and how much of it you want to dare.
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    It's time to commune with the vacuum again. Sigh.

    My half-gray hair is in a ponytail, and I'm trying out i Coloniali Yuzu Body Care Water--a fun, refreshing change of pace to perspire in. Thank you for this clever experience, Samantha.
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    Default Re: SotD Monday 29 June

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    Serge Lutens
    Chergui
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    We're getting a little break in rain today,
    it's supposed to continue this afternoon
    but for now I'm just loving this glorious sunshine!

    It's Bois Farine for me
    ... pure peanut butter today hehehe
    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

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    Fracas



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    Morning all ! The heat over here is terrible- 106 degrees today again.
    Fleur Blanche by Ajne this morning- beautiful - those top notes are to die for. I'll wear something else later.
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    My SotD is Terracotta Voile d'Ete by Guerlain (1999). I believe this sample was from Analavande (thank you!).

    So far on me, it's a soft, sort of dusty carnation. Pretty! As the name suggests, it seems to be one that will work in the hot weather. I will know by the end of this day!

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    Eau de Shalimar today. So hot even this is a bit sickening.
    I will watch Wimbledon for the rest of the day, too; a very nice excuse for not moving my body AT ALL.

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    Ormonde Woman for me today.

    Orion: I am enjoying your thoughtful, evocative prose.

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 29 June

    Profumum - NEROLI



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    Default Re: SotD Monday 29 June

    Perlier Acqua Serena
    Currently wearing: Naturelle by Yves Rocher

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    Diorissimo By Christian Dior
    Lolita Lempicka

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 29 June

    Monday morning again....

    Spent a nice Sunday with my DH (he usually works Sundays, so it was a treat to have him home). Wore the wonderful Ubar most of the day, changed to AL Madame X for bed.

    This morning I am in Missoni Acqua, which is very heat appropriate.
    Trying to keep my cool in a very chaotic environment this morning.

    Belated birthdays to Zibeline!

    Hugs and kisses to all who need them today.
    Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
    ~~James Oppenheimer~~

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    Jean Patou 1000 EdP


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    Started the morning off in Tommy Girl for my bi-annual wearing of that. It's now back in the closet.

    Post shower, I'm in the same house with Haunani, wearing Terranova's Rain perfume essence. Thank you to Ubuandibeme for the sample. I love this scent. It reminds me of another muguet fragrance that I like very much, La Pluie by Bourbon French Perfumery of New Orleans.

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