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  1. #31
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    Andrienne Vittadini
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    Today I am wearing PG Brulure de Rose on my upper reaches, and arms are besplattered with:

    Costume National (very nice - reminiscent of 21, but not as cool and anisic - prefer this a lot more)

    Costume National Scent Gloss (forgettable fruity floral)

    Jean Patou Vacances (mysterious green scent - wonderful!)

    Antonia's Flowers Tiempe Passat (the notes of this sound lovely but in reality it doesn't really smell of much)

    Daim Blond (not good on me - sweaty shoes type of suede)

    PG Cuir Venenum (dark and musty manly - this might be better in winter)

    Keiko Mecheri Mihime (the sort of powdery floral that doesn't move me, and I do like them as a rule - there are a few KMs with a strangely discordant note in them, and this is no exception, but don't ask me what it is!)
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Ooooo, Ms. Twolf, you may get a gate-crasher (namely me!) at your potluck... The baked pasta dish sounds glorious, and the Peach Iced Tea! YUM.

    Today I'm savoring my sample from a very generous BNer of Richard James EDT. Somehow I never expected fragrances with leather and tobacco notes to work so well in the heat and humidity. Happy to learn I've been mistaken all this time! RJ on me is a mid-weight fragrance, shadow-dappled and spicy. On my skin it doesn't make one fall into the depths of the notes (I'd originally only seen five listed - suede, Indian sandalwood, tobacco absolute, musk, and oak moss.- and thought "elegant simplicity!" Oops.) But it doesn't feel cluttered at all, possibly because I don't get *any* of the floral notes other than lavender, it just smells goooooooood.

    Top Notes : Clean Starched Shirt Acccord, Italian Bergamot, Mandarin, Fresh Chinese Ginger, Living Green Tea Leaves, Petigrain Citronnier, Tunisian Rosemary, Egyptian Basil.

    Middle Notes: Evening Dew Tuberose, Lily of the Valley, Morocan Rose, Guatemalan Cardamom, Coriander Seed Oils, Lavender Absolute.

    Base Notes: Soft Suede Accord, Indonesian Patchouli, Tobacco Absolute, Amber, Haitian Vetyver, Darjeeling Tea.
    Last edited by ComDiva; 12th August 2009 at 05:25 PM. Reason: discovered several dozen missing notes!
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  4. #34

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    Tom Ford Moss Breches today.

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    I'm trying Balmain Vent Vert for the first time. This mini I got is the 1980's version, I believe. I'm enjoying it so far!

    Mike, your description of Equipage caught my attention. Sounds great!

  6. #36

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    Running a tad late this morning so I grabbed Orazuli which I love and get compliments on.

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    Heeley Iris de Nuit -- nice iris, but nothing groundbreaking
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    Haven't been keeping up with the SotD thread as much as I would have liked to. I've been a little ill as of late. Nothing serious, just a little fever, sore throat and generally exhausted (been suffering from insomnia).

    I spritzed some Nu EdP this morning (courtesy of the loevely Wordbird) making me scent twin with Darwina.

    I hope everyone is doing fine. Hugs to those who need them.
    Last edited by potiron; 12th August 2009 at 06:40 PM.

  9. #39
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    PDN Sacre Bleu this morning.

    Darwinia, love the Dune ref. My fav book in high school. Love Frank Herbert.

    Watching lots of old movies lately, just got a great pre-code Hollywood collection. Art deco and risque plots!!
    Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    ... (took me quite a while to come back to honey scents after the horror that is Miel de Bois).

    'the horror' is right! Some of us will NEVER recover!

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    Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc
    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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    How unlikely is this!!!

    First SMM and then Tang and now moi!!.

    On me the shimmrey is all about lemon and lightweight honey (think I posted a link to the artisanal site and the exact honey ... first time I wore this) - and that's it. Aside from being softly pretty scent, MandC makes me think of the hot lemon juice laced with honey that Gran'mama doled out for almost any ailment. A nice memory.

    Wolfie...what a loving feast you've prepared for your charges. You such a S T A R!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    [CENTER]How unlikely is this!!!

    First SMM and then Tang and now moi!!
    I feel like the proverbial thorn between two roses.
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  14. #44

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    28 La Pausa, today.

    I love it, it smells like summer to me.
    Currently wearing: Fleur Nocturne by Isabey

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    SotD: Prada Infusion d'Iris

    Works like a charm to help me feel a little more elegant than this combination of humidity & broken a/c would allow for most mortals...

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    Today I'm testing Narcisse Noir for the first time.

    Caron catches all kinds of hekk for reformulating to death and calling it the same thing. If Narcisse Noir and Tabac Blond are anything like Bellodgia, then they smell absolutely nothing like their originals, and to lots of people, the new ones are nowhere as good. So after having tried reform TB and loving it, in its edp concentration no less, and now NN in its dark, soapy, grape-y glory, and preferring new Bellodgia to vintage, I have my own 'unpopular opinion about cologne' (since that thread is now closed). Here goes.
    Reformulated Caron is really tasty.
    Last edited by Sunnyfunny; 12th August 2009 at 10:20 PM. Reason: spelling :D
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  17. #47

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    Hey SunnyFunny - you're allowed to like the new stuff!
    I love what the Perfume Posse girls say - "perfume is like playing Barbies: there are no rules".

    I haven't tried the L'Occitane H&L but now I'm very tempted to give it a sniff.

    I had an appointment to see the ear doctor today, meaning a pretty close encounter, so I wore the very simple, short-lived Hei Poa Frangipanier, which does exactly what it says on the tin. It smells like frangipani, but it moves along very quickly and fades down to be a perfectly nice and polite exotic white floral.

    After my appointment (got the all-clear after last week's truly dreadful ear infection that took in my whole right side from crown of head to armpit and required antibiotics), I did a little sniffing around town. I tried the new Creed feminine - Fiorentina something? - and was unimpressed. It wasn't dreadful, but it wasn't great. I'm probably being too harsh, but in a blind test I'd say this was a standard celebuscsent or trendything. I am always loking for a feminine Creed that I can love, but I have yet to encounter it. (I'm quote fond of some of the masculines and adore Virgin Island Water.)

    Anyway, I also tried Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta (spelling?) and oh baby is that stuff good!!! Elegant, refreshing and suprisingly long-lasting because I can still just about smell the base on my wrist now, 8 hours later.
    "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel

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    Good evening all

    Potiron, i hope you will be feeling better soon, take care of yourself.

    Chaya, i am so happy you and J had a great time, you need more times like that.

    Twolfie, i wish i was eating chez-toi, it all sounds so lovely.

    Wordie, yay the icky ear situation has left the building. Now let's have some fun...

    Today i wore Votre de Charles Jourdan, which is such a glorious scent, a true gem of an era gone.
    Tonight, après bain, i am wearing Guerlinade, but am not enjoying it as much as usual. I do not think lilac scents work well on gray, cloudy, drippy days. Maybe it is just me.

    Have a smashing night all, love and hugs

    Oh, and we are at the final step before closing on the house,which is next month if all goes well, so within a day or so, hubby and i will be on the road to being new home owners. Being "house-poor" scares me though, but (i guess) it will be worth it.
    Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source

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    Tonight Gucci Nobile. Very nice
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    Hi everyone ! Jicky EDP and Extrait this evening !
    Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
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    I'm wearing Coney Island today.
    I've trademarked the color bleu
    Currently wearing: Lilac Love by Amouage

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    I am in the midst of PMS. So, I'm craving Trouble, which smells horrid on me, but I crave it during PMS for some strange reason lol. I can't stand it any other time.
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    I am settling down for the evening in Coty's Wild Musk Oil. Talk about comfort scent!

    Brielle: continued congratulations. I have never owned a home myself, and the space and privacy seem so alluring.

    Chaya: so good to have a special time with J.

    Wordbird: one should always celebrate recovery from illness with perfume, don't you think?

  24. #54

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    You all smell wonderful, as usual.

    Chanel 19 edt and Jasmine White Moss parfum for me.

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    tommy bahama for men today
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    Jasmine White Moss
    Thank you BlackCat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    I am always loking for a feminine Creed that I can love, but I have yet to encounter it.
    I'm sure you've tried it, but please give a sniff to Irisia, which was my SOTE last night.

    The heat really brought something out in this. I've worn it a few times and liked it, but last night I think I started falling in love. After finally trying Infusion d'Iris a little while back and getting a better understanding of iris root vs powdery iris flower, I finally "get" the iris in Irisia (Isn't the learning curve fun?? I hope I never know enough to lose this sense of discovery...)

    The top seems to be a mix of indoles, lily (for the wet green note), and something piquant (but not actual pepper), a combination I'm really liking. In a way, this is what I think those lovely-but-too-watered-down JCE peppery florals would smell like if given some room to stretch out and be seen.

    The orris root comes in later, lending a bready heft to the proceedings while never overwhelming the green, peppery indoles.

    The bottom is that nice vanilla/amber Creed base, which perfectly rounds out Irisia without ever feeling gourmand because of the lasting indoles.

    The more I try, the more I realize that the real gems of the Creed line are hidden in their classics, which are quickly being "vaulted" and replaced by fruity florals or yet another ozonic citrus.

    So I hope people will try Irisia - It's taken a few tries for it to make me see its magic, so please check it out again if you've already written it off, especially if you're going through a hot spell.

    (I feel like a cheering section today... I promise to be back to my regular picky and unsatisfied self soon )
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    Kiton Black

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    Comfort scent for me tonight, too...Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 12 August-09

    My SOTD Today was my first test of Comme des Garçons Incense: Avignon. Thanks to Arlee for the sample!

    According to the notes and reviews, this is a smoky frankincense/myrrh scent with a cedar base. Sadly, I mostly only smelled the cedar, and it's the hamster cage kind. The noted smoke seems to be Iso E Super, which actually does pair well with the cedar. There's an exaggerated creamy sweetness going on, too, which smells to me like the creamy sweet aspects of the Iso E Super, but turned up somehow. I guess this is the myrrh, but it's not like the cooked-vinegar note I've come to associate with myrrh. Anyway, on me it's mostly the cedar, reminding me a bit of Silver Factory, another celebrated incense frag where I can't smell the incense through the hamster cage. Probably not for me, but I did get a huge compliment from a co-worker.
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