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    Default SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Today I am wearing Guerlian's Heritage and Small is wearing Eau de Tweety Pie. She bought it for herself on holiday in France, along with some Fragonard Fleurs d'Oranger, which impressed me WAY more.

    Hope you're all having a funky Friday - weekend almost here!
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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Lillie- Herzenstaubchen !
    Perfumenut !
    Happy Birthdays, you two ;-)

    Such a joy to see all the outpouring for ComDiva yesterday...
    So many bunnies love her.
    And somebunny may have a package- today or tomorrow, I think ;-)

    Had a marvellous day at the MFA yesterday w/ Vetivresse; he Fung Wah'd up here, and we celebrated his birthday, too.

    Wordie- kisses to you two sillies !

    Off to work, in EL PC JWM.
    Ummmm.
    This augurs well.

    Shoutout for our SMM, who now will write reviews for Fragrantica !
    Well done, boyo ;-)

    May your Friday be suave.....

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    My SOTD is Parfums DelRae Eau Illuminee.

    Notes include bergamot, basil, French lavender, wild aromatic herbs, vanilla, tonka bean, and orris.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    one spray under my shirt, cause I guess it´s going to be a warm day today.
    ... since I´m back from holiday I´ve been craving to wear it.


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    Thumbs up Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    COLONIA ASSOLUTA for another very hot day in Lisbon

    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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    TGI Friday! :bounce:
    I'm in Eau de Shalimar.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Still pumped about the Summer Blind Sniff and wearing Eau des Merveilles today. I can pretend it's summer can't I?

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    Good morning all Today is a rather nice day ,with less grey clouds than what has been the case lately.Was in the mood for Nu edp, so that is my scent of choice for today.
    Currently wearing: L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Good morning
    I am in Marc Jacobs Blush
    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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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    It's foggy this morning, and I'm drenched in Gardenia Musk by Ava Luxe . Not that the one has anything to do with the other, but oh well. I can smell no musk in this at all, but the gardenia is very pretty and true smelling, too. Going down into the city today to meet my husband and his boss for lunch. That's always fun.

    TGIF! ♥

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Inouï by Shiseido

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Thank you chaya for the support. It is definitely nice to have someone ask me to write for them.
    As opposed to annoying everyone with my daily musings.
    Never fear I'll still be here Monday through Friday with my continued stream of consciousness.

    Today I am wearing a discovery that chaya opened my eyes to.

    Molinard Habanita

    I have pretty much set foot in every country in the Western Hemisphere, but one, Cuba. What is funny is that for a country that I have never set foot in and only seen from the deck of a sailboat in passing I have a vivid picture of what it must be like. That mental picture comes from the Cuban ex-patriates that moved to Miami in the 60's. As a kid I would listen to the stories of Havana and the countryside of Cuba and soak it all in. While many people would focus on tobacco and rum as the scents they most associate with Cuba there is one other scent I also associate with Cuba, flowers. One of our neighbors, Sra. Menendez, grew a garden in her yard, full of tropical flowers. She would tell me the story of how, in her home in Havana, she had the most beautiful garden. She took the time to teach a young man about the different flowers in her garden and to identify them and they all had a distinct smell. I am reminded of Sra. Menendez's garden everytime I wear the scent created in 1921 for Molinard, Habanita. While there is tobacco present in this scent, this is more like a stroll in a tropical garden and what makes this a stand-out scent for me is that it is like a walk in a garden as each floral note seems to appear very distinctly only to be replaced by the next one. The top of Habanita starts off with a light breeze of bergamot and cedar and then I enter the olfactory garden and the first floral note I get is lavender. Thisi is a very powdery lavender and it might be too powdery for some but it doesn't last long before I get a hint of orange blossom then comes jasmine, rose, heliotrope, and ylang ylang all in succession. underneath all of this is an earthy accord which really brings to mind the garden milieu of cedar mulch and dirt underneath lush florals. As Habanita progresses into the base the florals fade to the background and amber, leather, vanilla, and tobacco come to the fore. These four notes combine to create a divine drydown in Habanita that smells great. Habanita is a long lasting scent with a lot of projection. If you are not a fan of florals this is not the scent for you. If you are a fan of florals this is a scent which allows everyone of them present to have their moment in the spotlight and shine. For me Habanita is like a walk in Sra. Menendez's garden all over again.

    Have a Funky Friday everyone.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Today is our 10th wedding anniversary :-) We celebrated yesterday as i have to work tonight :-( I wore Isabey Gardenia and felt amazing in it. Today? Not sure...feeling a tad hungover so might just do a little Monyette Paris Cashmere Mist by the pool then possibly Ajne's Fleur Blanche (thank you, kumquat!)

    VM, re: Amande Honorable, not for me at all. Thin and pale almonds, drained of all creaminess, and washed over with detergent
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville Metro Man View Post
    Thank you chaya for the support. It is definitely nice to have someone ask me to write for them.
    As opposed to annoying everyone with my daily musings.
    Never fear I'll still be here Monday through Friday with my continued stream of consciousness.
    Good thing, we'd hate to lose you! You're not going anywhere, Mister! Congratulations, by the way. We all enjoy your reviews, seriously SMM.

    And I LOVE Habanita! Taolady kindly sent me a decant and I've been in love with it. It's full bottle worthy for sure. Isn't L'Artisan soon coming out with something that sounds very similar? Maybe an hommage or inspired by Habanita? Correct me please, somebody, if I'm mistaken.
    Last edited by lilybelle; 14th August 2009 at 01:26 PM.

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    Happy Wedding Anniversary, Lovethescents!

    I am sure the hangover was worth it. Those perfumes will act as lovely pick me ups!

    I just got the news from the doc today that my thyroid has flipped into overactive mode again (I am naturally underactive) and I have been told to halve the medication that speeds up my metabolism with immediate effect. This result explains how I have been able to stay up till 1.30am following posts from West Coast Americans, but not for much longer it seems. If you don't hear from me soon, I may have become too sluggish to even turn on the computer!

    Anyway, I am still quite wired for the moment, and wearing the following:

    Upper torso - Balenciaga Le Dix

    Arm area -

    Gianni Campagna Vento Canale - I think it was Hirsch Duckfinder who once described this scent as having the ambience of a library, where a gentleman is wearing twill trousers and sipping a liqueur. I am paraphrasing badly here, but he is spot on with this assessment. There is categorically no canal and no wind in this one - well, not of the sort I believe the perfumer intended, certainly.

    By Kilian Cruel Intentions - I don't get this line, though I have persevered with testing and retesting it about six times. This is like a thinner Cuir Venenum from yesterday: manly, musty - not what I am feeling like on an August afternoon, or probably ever.

    Histoires des Parfums 1826 - today's star. Gorgeous, sheer floral woody musk. Elegant and refined and not at all powdery in a bad way, as I half expect with this line for some reason. Probably my less than positive experience with Noir Patchouli.

    Histoires des Parfums 1740 - LT gives five stars to this leather scent but it is doing a sour number on me - not quite of Cabochard proportions but it is having a jolly good go.

    Creed Irisia - I put this on specially because of Rogalal's review and it takes the prize as today's out and out scrubber, sorry to report. It must be the oakmoss or the patchouli but it is unbelievable rancid - it is definitely up there with Cabochard or possibly breaking all known records for sourness amongst chypres most prone to curdle on me.

    There again, the sample may just be off. It could conceivably be 41 years old, but I think my source was reliable.

    L'Occitane The Vert au Jasmin - Well, if I wasn't having such a bad time on this arm I would say the L'Occitane scent was a bit simple, lightly sweet and inoffensive. But compared to what it is up against, it is easy for it to be a shining beacon of pleasantness, of which I am sorely in need.
    Last edited by VM I hate civet; 14th August 2009 at 01:37 PM.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Wearing my newly aquired Caron Montaigne today...yeh, its the new version, and I love it !!I don't want to even think about what this once was *sigh*...

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    Happy Friday to everyone! Nothing worse than being stuck in the city when everyone else went to the beach! So I do all that I can by wearing Creed Virgin Island Water!

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    I am in love.....aaaahhhhh!
    Wearing a tiny "dot" from Twolf's traveling La Rose Jacqueminot by Coty. A rose chypre to end all desires for rose chypres. This is IT!
    I'll write more about the re-issue & the original on the traveling thread.
    In the meanwhile my wrist is attached to my nose.
    Currently wearing: Kiste by Slumberhouse

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Rive Gauche pour Homme (YSL). Goes well with a certain allure.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Happy Anniversary, Lovethescents!

    Today's my second day in Theorema.

    The way out is a way in-- NEP
    Currently wearing: Arpège by Lanvin

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Happy Friday everyone!

    It's TDC Charmes et Feuille for me during this heatwave...the peppermint note is perfect in the heat.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    I'm gettin' BEACHY with it (big thank you hug going out to Taolady!). This is darn purty on me. I'm impressed!!!

    Congrats to Mrs. and Mr. lovethescents. Here's to many more happy years!
    Last edited by Haunani; 14th August 2009 at 02:30 PM.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Thanks to LeeSee ....Andy Tauer's marvelously evocative Lonestar Memories...an evening campfire of tarry logs in a grove of jasmine, head pillowed on a worn saddle. Just LUV it.
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    LA Fleur d'Oranger 2007
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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Lilybelle- I love gardenia musk ! You smell good !
    This morning I am wearing Beyond Love By Kilian . It's Friday - yay !!!!!!!!!
    Have a good one !
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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Happy anniversary, Lovethescents!
    VM, I hope the change in dosage of the med gets you feeling better.

    Schiaparelli Zut. I love this floriental with its fun, delicious touch of (sticky/dried, not watery) fruit.

    top notes: bergamot, ylang ylang, cyclamen, tagetes, blackcurrant, linden
    middle notes: jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, iris, incense
    base notes: dried fruits, tonka bean, vanilla, musk, cedarwood, sandalwood

    Happy Friday, all!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: Aimez-Moi by Caron

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    Default Re: SOTD: Friday 14th August 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fragrant Zebra View Post
    Wearing my newly aquired Caron Montaigne today...yeh, its the new version, and I love it !!I don't want to even think about what this once was *sigh*...

    I love the new version too, though I haven't smelled the old either.

    I'm enjoying La Mome from Balmain again today. This one took me quite by surprise, with the almost too sweet beginning, but now I'm really enjoying it.

    Hope all who are celebrating birthdays & anniversaries are having a fabulous time! And Happy Friday to everyone else

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    Happy Anniversary, Lovethescents!

    I didn't go to work today. I went shopping with my daughters.

    I was wearing Coconut milk lotion and Vanilla-vanillaby the Body Shop. Not bad at all!

    I will continue with a more 'grown up' vanilla perfume, Habanita,
    inspired by SMM's post!

    Have a nice Friday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlandish View Post
    I love the new version too, though I haven't smelled the old either.

    I'm enjoying La Mome from Balmain again today. This one took me quite by surprise, with the almost too sweet beginning, but now I'm really enjoying it.

    Hope all who are celebrating birthdays & anniversaries are having a fabulous time! And Happy Friday to everyone else
    I have been so curious about La Mome but there is so little chatter about this one. Tell me more

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