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    Ubu - I am thinking of you ,my dear ! *BIG HUG *

    Today it's Amouage Ubar thanks to Kumquat- it's gorgeous !
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    LP Beachy again today for me. This one just puts a smile on my face & a spring in my step. Of course this being the first day of school I am also enjoying a little peace & quiet, before heading off to get about 8" of hair whacked off. Woohoo!

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    Twolf, I'm so sorry to hear that.
    But like my favorite quote from my handsome asperger student said, your dog will now staying at "The Happy Dog Land" up there.

    (((hug)))

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    Good morning all!

    I'm so sorry about your dog, Twolf. I love the idea of your dog frolicking with ComDiva's bunny and 3xasif's pup, along with several of my beloved cats. In a special place designed just for them.

    Ubu, I'm glad you and your family are OK. Tornados sound scary! BTW, our local forest fire is now well under control. No deaths and not many structures lost.

    Lovethescents, looks like you've been taking sampling lessons from the Queen of the MishMash, VMIHateCivet! You both smell, well, interesting.

    I chose Shaal Nur this morning. It's good for when I want to feel serene and on top of things. Or at least for pretending that I do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    Twolf, I'm so sorry to hear that.
    But like my favorite quote from my handsome asperger student said, your dog will now staying at "The Happy Dog Land" up there.
    I love that, Jasper! I hope your lovely pups are doing well.

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    Bois de Paradis today!

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    Ubu, I am so happy you were spared, but sorry the area was hit so badly.
    Twolf, sorry about your furry friend, I have lost several furry angels over the years and like to think they are waiting over the rainbow bridge.

    Yesterday, I slipped on some moss, more moss than ever this year due to the rain rain rain, and scraped up my leg a bit. So for revenge I will wear the mossy remnants of their brethren and feel superior over the darn things! JL Scherrer for me today. Take that you slippery plants!!

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    Ubu, glad to see you were spared. Twolf, sorry about your doggie.

    Wearing L'Heure Exquise by AG.

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    Today I am testing Champs Elysees by Guerlain.

    Very good so far. A fun happy scent!
    I send thee this sweet perfume a fragrance to the fragrant, as one would offer wine to the god of wine.

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    Default Re: S o t D Thursday 20 August

    An aired out scent

    its Dune By Dior
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    Hugs and smackers, my tender tomatoes!

    Dora, Musse, where are you? You're on our minds and in our hearts.

    How many stress points have you accumulated this year in the game of life, Twolf? The passing of one's puppy dog is especially draining. She (or he?) was sooo fortunate to know your love and care. I wish you so much peace and beauty, dear woman!

    At least fate has seen fit to steer around Ubu with its mighty wind. On the subject of wind, I'll be seeing you soon in the Windy City. I can't believe it--I always find it hard to believe anything so happy.

    From your achy ears to your shattered shins to your hurting hearts, I send out virtual medicines to all.

    Chaya, glad you've brought up the J&J movie. Because of Julia Child and Sister Wendy, I like to believe it's possible for any woman to become a PBS diva. I'd like my own show -- oh, I could call it Joy de Vivre!

    I'm wearing Thymes Fig Leaf & Cassis -- with thanks to Tang and whoever else had a hand in adding goodies to the Name The Bottles contest. This was one of the first scents I owned, then I swapped it away, then I almost bought a roller ball on sale for $9, but thought I should save the money, but now I have some, and I'm positively gleeful! As you old-timers know, my honey doesn't like fig. I warned him before he sniffed this pretty bottle. Funny guy. "WHAT DID YOU ROLL IN?" he said, inferring I'd acted like a naughty dog.
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    Several years ago, in the early days of scent collecting, someone mentioned that Gres Cabaret smelled just like Voleur de Roses. Now, at this primitive stage of building a fragrance wardrobe, I was put off by the $65.00 L'Artisan charged for a 50-ml bottle of VdR. Why bother, when Marshalls had Cabaret for something like fifteen dollars?

    And so it happened that I experienced the sooty Cabaret and hated it and also learned that not all senses of smell translate things the same way (which we all learn eventually, though some later than others). There was no recourse but to buy VdR immediately, along with Vanilia as I recall.

    Nothing is like VdR's rainy curtain of rose, plum, and patchouli. It's one of those fragrances that serendipitously work with very little "arrangment," sort of like certain cult oils just come together well although made of four ingredients. It might be thin, but show me an Artisan that isn't and try to convince me that a thinned-out scent sometimes isn't just the balm the weary nose needs. I don't think VdR would work if done more thickly. The very idea of rain (or any type of water, whether falls or puddles) really demands that the other elements be muted and slightly out of focus.

    You get rained on the entire time you wear VdR and it is this effect that really makes the scent for me and separates it from other favorite patchoulis (Les Nereides Patch Antique, Montale) that have more pungency and assertion. VdR is like a rain-drenched rose that you realize is going to very quickly lose its scent; you pick it anyway, letting beads of water drop off the petals while you marvel at how the rain has muted the smell so that you must press your nose quite closely to get a sense of it.

    The patchouli is a mildly medicinal one, not totally green. Here, it stands in for dirt and it doesn't quite make it. This isn't an issue. It would then become too ascetic for me, as is the case with I HATE PERFUME scents that superbly translate experiences to scent but are not terribly enjoyable to wear.

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    Twolf, I am so sorry about your dog - having lost a beloved pet this year I do feel for you.



    My "pongy hotchpotch" got worse this afternoon with a dab of Drole de Rose and one of Daisy.

    Now what shall I put in the neck area - that seems to still be vacant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    Yesterday, I slipped on some moss, more moss than ever this year due to the rain rain rain, and scraped up my leg a bit.
    I started reading and hoped this was leading to some fabulous must-try chypre. Hope you recover swiftly from the fall, Zibeline.

    Ubu, I'm relieved to hear your okay! Sorry about the town, however.

    Twolf, I'm so sorry to hear about your fur-child. You took such good care of her for so long, above and beyond what most would do.

    I have to go to Macy's later today to return that too expensive $60 swimsuit (even though it's sooo cute), and will pop into Sephora to choose an SotD. Mom will be with me of course, and I'll pick something to spritz on her too. Her three favorites over the years have been Opium, Oscar, and now Cashmere Musk. Hmm, what to choose?
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    I am in Bois Blond today!
    Such a wonderful scent really
    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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    Twolf, I am so sorry about your doggy. You've had more than your share of bad news this year, yet you keep on plugging away. I admire your spirit, and I hope you are in for a long spell of happiness.

    Ubu, glad you are okay; very sad about the damages inflicted, though.

    SOTD is AL China Pearl. (Unlike VM this morning, I am still hoping Serena resumes selling perfumes, not just perfume oils.)

    Take care, all.

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    Bois d'Iris in copious amounts today, just 'cause I felt like it. Bagged me 2 compliments, too. It felt more soapy than I remembered, but still very grown-up, composed, business-like. I like it a lot.

    Hugs to dora, arwen_elf, twolf, and ubu. Yikes, some days, eh? Keep strong, dears.
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    [QUOTE=an_oud_girl;1594834]I started reading and hoped this was leading to some fabulous must-try chypre. Hope you recover swiftly from the fall, Zibeline.

    Was never more than a scrape. But mosses must pay, so AL Moss for my evening with a spritz of the totally delectable Jacomo Parfum Rare, a chypre, just to give the dead moss carcasses some spicy depth.

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    Default Re: S o t D Thursday 20 August

    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    Queen of the MishMash (I like that, Haunani!)
    Ooo, ooo, how about the Maharani of MishMash? And if Haunani joined you, she'd be "Haunani the Maharani of MishMash."
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    Montana Parfum d'Homme tonight. This fragrance is beautiful from start to finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Ooo, ooo, how about the Maharani of MishMash? And if Haunani joined you, she'd be "Haunani the Maharani of MishMash."
    Ooh, Maharani of MishMash is very good! No, I will never join VM, fond as I am of her. Her sampling style would confuse my poor little smell-brain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    Ooo, ooo, how about the Maharani of MishMash? And if Haunani joined you, she'd be "Haunani the Maharani of MishMash."
    LMAO!!!!!!!!

    You remind me of the time long ago when, as part of the market research studies I carried out, I used to interview a client's competitors in order to size tricky industrial markets - not covertly exactly - but we tended not to volunteer who was behind the study unless asked. Thus it was that at the end of a particularly delicate acquisition job, a client in the business of turned stair parts once jokingly dubbed me: "The Mata Hari of The Spindle World".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Ooh, Maharani of MishMash is very good! No, I will never join VM, fond as I am of her. Her sampling style would confuse my poor little smell-brain!
    My little smell-brain is feeling pretty addled and punch drunk at this point, I might tell you, H! I am, however, about 20 samples away from the bottom of my swap bag and then I will revel in the wearing of a single scent per day for a while....till I get restless....or more swap packages arrive....
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Twolf- I am sorry I missed out about your doggie. *BIG BIG HUG* I have lost many loved doggies too - they are family.

    This afternoon- I have felt a hankering for some of the original Poison by Dior- this does not come along too often ! Lovely !
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    Default Re: S o t D Thursday 20 August

    Haunani, I'm a bit of an instant-gratification girl. Whenever i get a bag of samples, I want to try them all! It's silly and sometimes confusing...I can't just have a slice of cake....need it all.

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    Default Re: S o t D Thursday 20 August

    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    ... a client in the business of turned stair parts once jokingly dubbed me: "The Mata Hari of The Spindle World".
    LOL x 2!
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    Thank you all, so much, for thinking about me.
    Don't worry, for now things seem to be ok.


    Twolf, I am so sorry about your dog...
    Ubu, tornados is one thing we do not have to worry about here in Greece. Of course we have earthquakes.... I am glad you are ok!

    I try not to worry and do something useful instead. I cooked four different plates and this is a record for me ( I hate cooking!...)

    I was wearing Ubar today, from a sample, and I agree with Taolady, from the top notes till the end, this is a wonderful perfume.
    Last edited by *dora*; 20th August 2009 at 10:25 PM.

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    Hi everyone, wearing Burberry Brit Red today.
    Currently wearing: Idylle by Guerlain

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    I'm wearing Trouble today.

    Twolf, so very sorry to hear about your dear doggie. Yes, I believe there is a Rainbow Bridge for our pets. http://www.rainbowbridge.com/Poem.htm

    Ubu, I'm glad the tornado wasn't any worse for you and your family ...

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    Default Re: S o t D Thursday 20 August

    Hi all!

    Today's SOTD has been Tiffany For Men Sport by Tiffany, with thanks to Redneck Perfumisto for the sample!



    The top of this was quite similar to yesterday's Azzaro Chrome - bergamot, pink pepper, and ozone - a pretty typical late-90's "fresh" fragrance. But where Chrome (and many of its ilk) suffered from its calone base, Tiffany goes a step nicer with a base of floral vanilla. The ozonic top is still a bit more artificial than I prefer now, but this is nicely done.
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