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    Nice weekend for everybody

    VIVARA
    EMILIO PUCCI

    Beautiful aquatic green floral chypre !!!
    Last edited by ROBERTO; 28th August 2009 at 01:56 PM.
    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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    Kate Moss : Velvet Hour
    Patchouli, patchouli and patchouli.

    Enjoy your Friday, everybody.

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    I'm in Love's True Bluish Light, and praying it will be available again at some stage

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    My SOTD is Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir. Have a great Friday everyone!

    Top notes: Sicilian Lemon
    Middle notes: Hedione, Aromatic Herbs, Cedar
    Base notes: Chypre Accord, Ambry Leather

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    Teo Cabanel Alahine, a gorgeous cananga (aka ylang-ylang) scent for me today, cooler and dryer here.

    Last night the divine Ms Tao gave us a call and it felt like a birthday all over again. "Anything you need", she said. What a blessing to have a friend like this!

    Wordie, this is a nice picture of you and your cat on your avatar.

    ComDiva, you probably had a blast meeting MP, did not you? Glad to hear that!

    Outlandish, I am pleased to hear you enjoy wearing Balmain La Mome -- Zibeline and me do too! This is one nice spicy rose, a very close relative to Rosine Rose Kashmiere, but better. And with the discounts from an online retailer it could not have been a better catch.

    TGIF?
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    How could I have missed sending Chaya and B congratulations on their anniversary? Gah! So sorry, Cariad! I loved your description of your day and am thrilled that you've shocked your sons. Yay!!!! Truly, you are smokin'.

    Visitors are here so must keep this brief.
    Sister-in-law is staying with us for a long weekend and Small is over the moon to have her favourite aunty all to herself. SiL picked Small up from school today and apparently Small didn't cry today and didn't have to sit on the naughty chair today. (I think Frau Lightsabre might have a few things to talk to us about on Parents Evening...)

    I used a bar of Lush's Coconut soap in the shower this morning and to go with that unsweet coconut I plumped for EL's Bronze Goddess as SOTD. I do like this. It's so easy to wear and summery. I think I'm definitely falling into the 'easy easy easy' category of fragrances just at the moment.

    Right - off to show the visitors Schaffhausen, with its beautiful painted buildings and hilarious camp statues (when I work out how to post photos here I'll show you what I mean). And oooh, maybe I'll get to pop into a little perfumery I know that stocks Serge Lutens and will doubtless have the recent releases in. I love the SA there, she's a really nice lady and she knows her stuff. Also, she wears amazing modern jewellery.

    Hugs hugs hugs to all and hope you have fantastic fun tomorrow at the meet and sniff. Wish I could be with some of you somewhere. Maybe next year?
    xxxxx
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    I'm taking the opposite road from Wordbird - scent-wise, that is - with a growing penchant for the weird, these days. Today's Dzing! just doesn't cut it. It's nice in its stables + carboard + vanilla as always, but so... vanilla, she ended lamely.
    I think I'm ready for fall and all the harsh incenses it brings with it.

    Kitty is growing ever more demanding as she settles in more - very early this morning I had a dream someone was shouting at me, spittle flying, punctuating whatever they were saying by pressing an angry finger into my collarbone. I woke up to find a kitty sitting on my chest, looking quasi-innocent.
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    Mare, by Creative Universe ( thanks to foetidus) Notes of sea salt, avacado, and ginger lily.
    Last edited by ubuandibeme; 28th August 2009 at 12:23 PM.

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    Shiseido Eau Relaxante, wonderful calming scent taht I need these days. I have to try bath bomb yet.

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    Good morning all First of all a belated HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Mrs and Mr Chaya It sounds like you had a great time! Quite envious of all the BNers meeting up,wish I could come too! Anyway,today is another gorgeous Autumn day. Love this time of year! Sotd is Poison.Have a nice weekend those who won't have to work.
    Currently wearing: Messe de Minuit by Etro

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    Lena
    "Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form." - Alexander Skarsgård
    Looking to try Les Senteurs Gourmandes Musc Blanc, Parfums de Nicolai Vanille Intense, Chanel Beige and...everything else!

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    Good morning! First things first: Happy belated birthday to Soirdelune! Loads of good health and happiness to you!

    Happy Anniversary to Chaya and husband! Wishing you years and years of love ;-)

    Went on a mini sniffathon yesterday and had the chance to try l'Artisan's new Havana Vanille---first of all, it's an edp so it does last and last. It's very boozy, a hint of tobacco, something that reminds me of chocolate and creamy vanilla in the opening. The chocolate disappears but the vanilla gets sweeter as it develops. Booziness stays with it for hours and hours. It's definitely different although I don't really think it's me.

    Also tried Jo Malone's new Anise Vanilla. Love this one. Anise and citrus in the opening; citrus quickly dissipates and the vanilla-creaminess comes through. Ends with something herbaceous like in the same vein as Eau de Cartier. Love it, love it----I'll wear it today :-)
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Un Bois Sepia

    Have a great day everyone!

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    Roberto…you smell so nice! I love Pucci Vivara, the scent, the bottle, everything.

    House sisters with Jasper today in Coty’s Kate by Kate Moss.
    (Rose/patchouli)


    Veuve, I never thought I’d have an interest in incense fragrances, but I find I’m craving something incensey lately, particularly frankincense. It's funny how our tastes evolve and cycle. I'm looking forward to fall. In addition to incense, I've had a major rose yen lately, so I'll have to check out La Mome, since it comes with such good recommendation from Basenoters here. I’m very much looking forward to YSL’s Parsienne, created by Sophia Grosjman. I read the notes and it seems similar to my SotM, except hopefully an upgrade, and they’re even using Kate Moss for the ads. So incense and roses for me this fall. In the meantime it’s still hot, hot summer here in Virginia and like Wordie I’m enjoying my nice nice nice fragrances, though they don't last long in this weather.

    TGIF! Enjoy the day!
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    Lovethescents - I tried Havana Vanille last week. To me it smelled the way a Carvel ice cream cake tastes, all gagging sweet synthetic vanilla -- and this is coming from someone who can take a LOT of sweetness on my skin. Very disappointing, needless to say.

    Sotd is Annick Goutal Sables. I am just loving its warmth and spice and richness on this dreary rainy day.

    Happy Friday, all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Roberto…you smell so nice! I love Pucci Vivara, the scent, the bottle, everything.

    House sisters with Jasper today in Coty’s Kate by Kate Moss.
    (Rose/patchouli)


    Veuve, I never thought I’d have an interest in incense fragrances, but I find I’m craving something incensey lately, particularly frankincense. It's funny how our tastes evolve and cycle. I'm looking forward to fall. In addition to incense, I've had a major rose yen lately, so I'll have to check out La Mome, since it comes with such good recommendation from Basenoters here. I’m very much looking forward to YSL’s Parsienne, created by Sophia Grosjman. I read the notes and it seems similar to my SotM, except hopefully an upgrade, and they’re even using Kate Moss for the ads. So incense and roses for me this fall. In the meantime it’s still hot, hot summer here in Virginia and like Wordie I’m enjoying my nice nice nice fragrances, though they don't last long in this weather.

    TGIF! Enjoy the day!
    Thanks Lilybelle. You also smell very very nice.....
    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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    First off: BELATEDS:
    To SoirdeLune....HAPPYHAPPY BIG FOUR OH!!!
    (Although I'm here to tell you that the fifties and sixties are THE BEST!!

    To the Chayas: HAPPYHAPPY ANNIV!!
    (Nothing like a lovin' hunny!)

    For me today - attending a Lit'rary Luncheon, dahling (!!!!) from the gallant, courageous and TOTALLY generous Twolf, a sample of the incomparable CHAMADE. They don't hardly make them like this anymore.
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    Belated "Happy Birthday" to Soir and "Happy Anniversary" To. Ms. Chaya and husband. I hope you are still celebrating so I am not that late.
    Yesterday I tried Le Labo Iris in the moning (I can't escape the thought that it resembles Black Orchid by Tom Ford and I wonder if my sample was mislabeled), then Incense Rose for the rest of the day (I love this more and more) and then J'Adore to sleep.
    I also tried in a store D&G L'Imperatrice. God, what an embarassement of a scent. Shampoo, but not even a nice one. ughh
    I haven't decided for today yet.
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    Apres l'Ondee is perfect today- powdery dew topped flowers for this crisp & clear "i can smell fall coming" day

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    Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma

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    I am wearing Bois Farine on this cool and rainy day. My little dog is spending the day with me at work, with a side trip to the groomer's. He is our unofficial "therapy" dog, sitting on my clients' laps, licking, etc. Brings a smile to everyone's face.

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    Stardust for Men as SotD

    Welcome back to Taolady!

    "Retreat hell, we are just attacking in another direction!" (Attributed to Major General Oliver P. Smith, USMC, Korea, December 1950.)
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    Today I´m testing a sample of Arden´s Pretty. A big bouquet of (white) flowers, soft to begin with, but sharper with time...

    Have an ab fab Friday everyone!

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    Ubu, that Mare sounds really intriguing ...

    Am in Un Jardin sur le Nil today, a birthday gift from my beloved. I really do like it. It's just a little bit different, without being especially controversial. It's weedy water to me, and I love the lotus note. I also see now how it shares certain elements with Kelly Caleche. It's identifiably Ellena.

    Thank you, everyone, for your warm and loving birthday wishes yesterday (and today). What a great community we are; talk about the kindness of strangers ...

    Lastly, I'd like to add how sad I'm feeling today to be unable to meet up with the BNoters in London. I had been looking forward to it so much, but my new job put paid to the possibility of me attending. Ah, well. I do sincerely hope, however, that all those attending enjoy it immensely. VM I Hate Civet has already texted me regarding Amarinthine (Penhaligon's forthcoming Duchaufour scent), and is in ecstasy ... Awaiting more updates with trepidation
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    Still smiling from the evening a couple of days back with my fabulous brother, MikePerez, who I finally got to meet, and who (along with his DH) is even more wonderful in person than he is here on BN!!!

    Another day for me in the glorious Serge Lutens Filles en Aiguille, thanks to a tester vial from MikePerez. It is a beautiful, piney/sweet fragrance that for me alternates between elegance and comfort. Love it!
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    Here we are as the London contingent kicks off Basenotes Meet-up Weekend. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's get-together in Boston.

    Today I'm trying something new.

    Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile

    I went to graduate school at the University of Georgia and one of the lingering scent memories of Athens, GA was the smell of the magnolias. Magnolia has a beautiful scent to me and a perfume that is centered around it is one that will appeal to me. Enter Antoine Maisondieu who has designed the 2009 release for Acqua di Parma, Magnolia Nobile. This is the second in the Nobili series to 2004's Iris Nobile. I am a big fan of Iris Nobile because the iris really stands out in that scent and I was hoping for the same thing in Magnolia Nobile. The top is what seems to be the Acqua di Parma trademark opening, bergamot and lemon. I wonder if you are forced to begin with this if you are asked to design a scent for Acqua di Parma. As a beginning it is fine but the sameness of it has the effect of making one stifle a yawn because you've encountered this beginning so many times before. Thankfully, just as in Iris Nobile, the titular star of the show makes its appearance quickly and powerfully as magnolia comes into play. This is a magnolia in full-bloom on a humid early summer day in the South. There is a hint of green but the floral sweet character of magnolia is cleanyl delineated in the heart of this one. The magnolia is joined by a touch of jasmine and a hint of rose but, as in Iris Nobile, those are mere grace notes; the heart of this is magnolia pure and simple. The magnolia stays in place for a good long time before slowly giving way to a woody vanilla base cut with a little vetiver and patchouli. It keeps the sweet level on a par with that of the heart and thus allows the magnolia to continue to linger without being overwhelmed. Magnolia Nobile is a close wearing long lasting eau de parfum. As they did with Iris Nobile, Acqua di Parma has created another singular floral sensation in Magnolia Nobile, let's hope we don't have to wait five more years for the next Nobili.

    Have a Fervent Friday everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xmen View Post
    Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma
    we're two then ^^
    important meeting today so Iris Nobile seemed totally appropriate
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    Happy celebration sweet Chaya!


    Today for another cool/cloudy day
    I've chosen Vaniglia del Madagasca
    by I Profumi di Firenze.
    I can't quite put my finger on it,
    it's not really chocolaty... but,
    it seems to have a certain element of opaqueness to it...
    Perhaps some caramel?
    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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    Woke up with an unswerving craving for the amazing Timbuktu. Thankful that I still have some in my sample! Off to work...Happy Friday to all!

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