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    Default SotD Friday 24 July

    It has been a nice few days around the boards as it looks like everyone has settled into the dog days of summer and we’re all finding our smiles. Speaking of dog days.
    It was a red letter day at Stately Somerville Manor yesterday as we took the Wild Poodles of Somerville to Harvard. Rocco and Georgie were admitted to Harvard’s Canine Cognition Lab and tested yesterday. Rocco went first and performed like the champion mooch that he is. He first charmed our testers Britney and Sophia with the sit and lift my paw and look adorable trick. Then he was tested on whether he could find a treat that was hidden and lift a lid and get said treat. I knew our little food-driven counter cruiser would do well and he did. Georgie was next and while he also charmed the testers with his slightly nervous off-kilter charm it didn’t make for good testing as Georgie wasn’t focused on the treat and instead was looking at everything else. After numerous tries we all realized he just didn’t care. So Rocco graduated magna cum bark and Georgie was hanging out in Harvard Sq. saying “I am NOT a performing poodle!”. They both got certificates saying they’ve been to Harvard. We’re such proud parents.

    Today I wanted something to go with the rainy day and I’m wearing one of my favorite rainy day scents because it always seems to blossom when the air is saturated.

    Aramis 900

    Aramis is one of those Houses that it took me a while to explore. One of the main reasons was that the original Aramis was associated with guys who wore too much cologne as I spent many nights choking on some would-be player’s cologne trail and it would invariably be Aramis. Flash-forward to a couple of years ago and I cautiously try Aramis Tuscany and say not bad. I follow this up with a sniff of JHL. Then the SA goes you should try this one it’s by the same person who designed Aramis. Immediately I’m like no chance, but it was too late, because like a trained sniper she’d sprayed the back of my hand. When I pulled it cautiously to my nose I was met with this overwhelmingly strong opening that made me think “Bleahh” but I gave it a moment and this became the scent that really turned my opinion of Aramis the House around. The scent on the back of my hand was the 1973 creation of Bernard Chant, Aramis 900. The opening of 900 is very strong and pushes right to the edge of what indoles can create. When indoles are used in too high a concentration they can come off smelling fecal but as they mellow they open up a wonderful deep green quality to a scent. From the first spray of 900 it comes off just to the wrong side of fecal but it thankfully lasts mere minutes and the deep green character comes through along with a bergamot that gives it a little sparkle. The depth of this green never really lets go and it is joined by a rosewood note which adds a little of both parts of that compound word as I get a little rose and a little wood to balance the green. The base is all chypre as oakmoss, vetiver and patchouli close 900 in standard style. Aramis 900 says on the bottle that it is an “herbal eau de cologne” and for a pyramid which contains no herbs it does come off as exactly what it’s labeled as. Unlike Aramis, 900 does not leave a trail of choking “admirers” in its wake. It is fairly close-wearing for a cologne with the heft it displays. Thankfully, 900 was the scent which has allowed me to put aside the bad memories of my youth and make new friends with an old House.

    Have a Fierce Friday everyone.
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    Default Re: S o t D Friday 24 July

    My SOTD is Escada Casual Friday - for a casual Friday. Hope everyone has a great day!

    Notes include Cedar, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Cinnamon, Aniseed, Licorice, Cotton Flower, Cardamom, Cloves, Amber, and Vanilla.

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    A sample of Caron En Avion today.
    Have a great day
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    Cacharel Liberté. TGIF!

    SMM - Love those wild poodles!
    Last edited by lilybelle; 24th July 2009 at 11:38 AM.

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    Insane amounts of Le Baiser du Dragon. I love it so much I could swim in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Cacharel Liberté. TGIF!
    I have got this coming in a swap - you piqued my curiosity, and the thought of looking that good in a white shirt tipped me over the edge.

    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    I have got this coming in a swap - you piqued my curiosity, and the thought of looking that good in a white shirt tipped me over the edge.

    You really will look like that, trust me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darwinia View Post
    Insane amounts of Le Baiser du Dragon. I love it so much I could swim in it.
    I love that! That's my girl!

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    Congratulations to SMM on his Ivy League pooches!! Great story.

    Brielle - think you and I (and maybe Chaya) are the only admirers of Parfum Rare here - but perhaps that's because not many have tried it. A WONderful BNer saw my review of the EDT and graciously sent me the extrait which I will happily send you if you haven't it.

    Was up early to shower and spritz to cart my beloved marmalade "Alzee" (named for my late DH who was also a red head with a 'tude)....but Alzee sussed something was up and is still hiding behind the hot water heater.

    Oh well.

    Fig Almond and Cassis de Tesco is it for me today. On me the very decent fig is nicely supported with a hint of milky nutsiness. Yumsters!
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Right, have now applied perfume, to wit:

    Anna Sui Flight of Fancy - an ironic gift from Soirdelune. D & G Light Blue with slight fuzz round the edges.

    DSH Essenza dell'Ibisco - waiting for any floral notes to punch their way out of the characteristic "house skank" opening, characteristic of many DSH scents.

    Amouage Lyric - something too bitter or otherwise off kilter in it for me. Is it a curry condiment of some kind?

    David Yurman - whatever was I on when I requested this in a swap? Gives Halle Berry a run for her money in the sweet powdery department. I'll take his jewellery any day, thanks!
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    CREED'S GREEN IRISH TWEED

    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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    Default Re: SotD Friday 24 July

    Bogart pour Homme this morning
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    I love that! That's my girl!
    Thank you very much!

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    L'Air du Desert Marocain for my favorite day of the week! :bounce:

    Enjoy your Friday everyone.

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    SMM thanks for sharing the story!
    Rocco and Georgie what a treat!

    Today I'm in MyQueen,
    I think we might even avoid the rain today.
    Keeping my fingers crossed!
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    Nope, we've got a major downpour! @ 16:45
    but the morning was lovely! hehe
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    :big wave: to Rocco, Georgie, Alzee and all the BaseNotes furry friends and sidekicks.

    I skipped perfume first thing as I was meeting a newly pregnant friend, hurrah! I was going to sample Angel but that would have been a little unfair. I'm now confined to quarters on a wet miserable day in my own pink and happy cloud of Jour de Fete.

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    I've ignored my Hermes scents too long, so today I'll wear Elixir des Merveilles. I was amost swayed by the post yesterday about SMN Iris to wear that, but I know were the Elixir des Merveilles is, while I'd have to launch a search to find the SMN Iris! Maybe I'll have time to do that tomorrow.

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    Further to my earlier post, I just added Penhaligon's Lily & Spice - a tiny smidge as I spilt most of my sample - and a squirt of Diptyque Ofresia to the upper torso, both of which are lovely in isolation.

    The DSH is a civetfest, the Yurman a choking, furry scrubber, like Boss Orange. If anyone comes across the latter in store at the weekend, DO NOT SMELL IT or it will spoil your day.

    All in all I feel a bit sick.
    Last edited by VM I hate civet; 24th July 2009 at 01:41 PM.
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    Oh, VM, what a melange of pongs!

    Am reporting in with my third try of Bal a Versailles, after scoring a respectably priced bottle at TKMaxx (thanks to an eagle-eyed British BNer here!).

    We're getting along really well. Prior to today, I had only ever 'worked with' the EdT, which I found respectable, but somewhat smugly staid -- yes, rather pleased with itself. It irked me somewhat.

    It had been mentioned on these boards that the Eau de Cologne (of which I am in possession) is more animalic, and I think I can concur with this assessment. Luckily, I find that a plus, rather than a minus.

    To my interest, each sample of the EdC thus far has yielded different results. The first attempt smelt fusty and cardboardy in its topnotes; I began to doubt the provenance and age of the bottle I was testing. My second attempt was stupendously sh*tty -- VM, how can you wear this civet monster?! Cheerfully, it settled down after some time to something sultry and extremely sophisticated. Was cheered when partner walked through door and said instantly: You smell nice (always a bonus).

    Today, the BaV is delectable and subdued. One small spritz on each wrist and just a little on the cleavage. I am going to London for a book launch tonight, and plan to ramp it up for the event.
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    ....thanks Soir! I love hearing how differently frags show themselves in different formulas at different times of day...the elusive wonders of parfumerie...!! :bounce:
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Quote Originally Posted by soirdelune View Post
    Cheerfully, it settled down after some time to something sultry and extremely sophisticated. Was cheered when partner walked through door and said instantly: You smell nice (always a bonus).

    Today, the BaV is delectable and subdued. One small spritz on each wrist and just a little on the cleavage. I am going to London for a book launch tonight, and plan to ramp it up for the event.
    I have only ever tried BaV in winter, but I was able to thole the warm civet hum in the background, possibly because the other notes without exception were amongst my favourites. I also found it sultry and sophisticated a few hours in, and even sat opposite a handsome respondent at his dining room table wearing it. This alluring sillage was somewhat offset by a recently cut and swollen lip, which continued to ooze and bleed slightly during our meeting, giving a whole new meaning to the term "lip gloss".

    You watch your ramping, now, Soir...you know where it might lead! : - )
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    Good morning everyone and TGIF !
    This morning I am wearing Beyond Love By Kilian thanks to Arwen_elf - the sweetie she is !
    Lovely tuberose soliflore- gorgeous cool opening. Thanks Arwen!
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    Testing Fig Tea from Nicolaï.

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    Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    It has taken some time for me to appreciate vetiver. There have been times when I've turned my nose up at it (or, in the case of Guerlain's fruity issue, turned away and scrubbed). I love what vetiver does to the base of Fracas, but I have not liked vetiver in Lutens' haute concentration mix, where the vetiver is as comfortable as scratchy wool. I had a brief run with the damp MPG vetiver and its sweet berried muddiness and then gave up. It took a while to learn that vetiver speaks multiple languages.

    Malle's version is no-holds-barred and is the vetiver treatment I appreciate the most. It's in the way the ozone snaps through the scent as if lightning is going to strike. This seems provocative to me in a way the roasted chocolate of the Lutens is not. It tingles and gives a frisson of imminent danger; is a spark far behind? Ozone also gives an effect of coolness and windiness. From time to time I get a big jolt of the sour lemon in the top; this puckers the scent marvelously and gives both the scent and its wearer a sudden, sharp alertness.

    The idea that Vetiver Extraordinaire might catch fire is enthralling. This is what causes it to smell a bit like an incense. Also of note is a dirtiness or scrubbiness suggestive of remoteness from the urban plain, and a wonderful, chaparral-like aridity. It's not a gateway vetiver by any means. It might even cause consternation in offices, which is a nice quality. I can only liken it to the experience of accumulating nature's aromatic details after spending a week stretched out in it.

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    Sensuous by EL, a gift from my husband.

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    Today I feel like something powdery and girly to off set the grey damp rain.... l'Artisan's Drole de Rose is pretty & soothing....

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    Ah, my gorgeousnesses...
    SMM- BIG POODLE YAY !
    [I never weary of pet stories...]

    Tao- I love you and yours, too...

    Congrats, Brielle- such lovely photos.
    I think you'll enjoy having your own place again

    Know what the Chinese say about houseguests and FISH ?
    Well...I think we're THERE

    In all fairness, I really DON'T think it's cultural.
    A little feedback would be NICE, you know ?

    Anyhoo- 4 days migraine, now gone.
    Wore TF combo yesterday of Arabian Wood w/ TV- gorgeous.
    Today, the 'puppies' and I are skanking up the house in Amoureuse-
    Because I simply WANNA, dammit !

    Birthday hugs, wishes for healing to the ailing-
    And my love to you good folk !

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    SMM, I love those wild poodles!

    SOTD is DSH Eau de Trianon in the perfume strength. The edt never lasted on my skin, so I wasn't inspired to review it in Sniffa Mag. The perfume is a different matter all together. This is the stunning fragrance I imagined, as I read off the impressive list of notes!
    "Top notes: Bergamot, Esprit de Fleurs d'Orange, Galbanum, Lemon
    Middle notes: Centifolia Rose Absolute, Gallica Rose Otto, Grandiflorum Jasmine, Jonquil, Moroccan Rose Absolute, Orris Concrete, Orris Root, Tuberose Absolute, Violet Leaf Absolute
    Base notes: Ambergris, Atlas Cedarwood, Benzoin, Vanilla Absolute" from www.dshperfumes.com

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    Default Re: SotD Friday 24 July

    Wearing a sample of SMN Garofano from our visit to Aedes last week. I only dabbed it on and am liking the subtle spiciness of it. Sprayed on, it would be too much, I think.

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