Red Vetvyer - Montale (thanks Mr. R for the sample)
Thread: S O T D Monday 31 August 2009
Good and Happy Monday for everybody
For me today is the fantastic OLIVIER POLGE'S
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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..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Red Vetvyer - Montale (thanks Mr. R for the sample)
Chergui (Serge Lutens)
Good morning all Today is the first day back at school after a looooong summer holiday.Looking forward to start again actually! Sotd is Musc Ravageur.I need something with a bit of ooompf for this grey monday!Enjoy your day everybody!
My SOTD is Hermes - Terre d'Hermes Parfum.
Notes include Grapefruit, Orange, Flint, Pepper, Bay Rose, Geranium, Vetiver and Patchouli.
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I'm in BULGARI BLACK for the third day in a row
No. 19 by Chanel
Vintage perfume sale!!!
Good morning, all .
[Nice choice, Dimitri !]
Went to bed in Champaca Absolute-
Have a lot brewing today- will probably wear something gentle- maybe an amber.
Get back to you later...
Hope all goes well for all !
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Oooh. I spy lots of deliciousness - Chergui, Bvlgari Black, Dior Homme and Musc Ravageur! Mmmmmm.
Wore Butterfly to sleep last night (and everyday since receiving it!) but today switched to Avon's Far Away. I'm a big fan of Far Away, yummy orange blossom! And it's so cheap!
Very jealous (but only in the nicest way!) of all the people who attended meetups yesterday. As far as I know, there aren't any BN regulars in my city. Although there are a couple of MUA fragrance board people. Hmmm... so next year you say?
Chaya, Cariad, hope all goes well for you today, dear lady.
Here we've had visitors over the long weekend, so it's been busy and fun. We went to the zoo in Zurich on Saturday (have you ever seen how much rose fertiliser a rhino makes in one go? Astonishing. Truly astonishing. We are talking barrowloads.). I have done absolutely no sniffing (despite being on the street where Oswald's parfumerie is!!!!) and I have been wearing my most innoffensive and generic scents.
So today I'm in Molinard de Molinard. I thought of Quarry while I spritzed, since this is a favourite we share a fondness for. I've said before and I'll repeat myself again: this smells very much like a wonderful expensive suncream I had when I was a teenager. I bought it in a ski resort in either Italy or Switzerland and I wish I could get some more as I'd slather it all over with MdeM on top! It smells a little bit fruity, nothing that I can smell as flowery, a smidgeon of soap, a little bit green and altogether luxurious but refreshing. It has a wide-eyed feel to it that I like a lot. It's another 'go anywhere' kind of scent. I would certainly happily wear it to work, weddings, church etc and it's unlikely to cause screams from people you're in a lift with (unless you've been appallingly heavy-handed). A great all-rounder.
So I hope you ll have a good week. It's starting to get a tiny bit chilly here in the mornings. The annual L'Heure Bleue craving cannot be far away.
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Well I had a decanting accident this morning, i really need to start wearing gloves
Long story short I'm drenched in
I am not afraid... I was born to do this.
-Joan of Arc
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
Still basking in the glow of hanging with my Boston Basenoters on Saturday. Of course, now I have many new things to wear along with old friends that graduated from decant to FB. Today I start my work in one of the new releases I've been very excited about.
Serge Lutens Fille en Aguilles
I truly enjoy the moment I get surprised by something when I smell it for the first time. Based on all of the advance word on the 2009 Serge Lutens release Fille en Aguilles I was expecting a typical Serge Lutens take on pine needles. The name translates to "girl on needles" which seems appropriate for something that has the following list of notes; pine needles, vetiver, frankincense, fruit, and spice notes. The last two almost need to go without saying, in a Serge Lutens scent, and in many ways those last two come to dominate many scents from this House. That is why this is such a surprising scent to me because Christopher Sheldrake chooses to keep the trademark accords but he dials them way back and creates as linear a Serge Lutens scent as exists. The top is the promised pine needles. So many time when you read pine needles it really means pine sap, the thick resinous accord. Here this is the needles, lighter and airier containing a hint of resin. For those who miss the resin you don't have to wait long as the heart has a full house of resinous notes which starts with a sharp vetiver followed by incense and then slowly joined by a camphor note. This camphor note has the same exhilirating quality that it has when it appeared in a previous Serge Lutens scent, Borneo 1834. The interplay of the astringency of the vetiver, the dry aspect of the incense, and the vaporous quality of the camphor makes the heart of this simultaneously warm and icy. The scent lingers at this stage for the great majority of its development on my skin finally giving way to the dried fruit and spice notes that I've come to expect from the scents of this House. Fille en Aiguilles feels like another great scent for cooler weather but it is light enough that I won't hesitate to wear it in the heat, either. Like almost all Serge Lutens, Fille en Aiguilles has incredible longevity and above average sillage, on me. For a scent with "fille" in it's name this one feels more "homme" to me.
Have a Mental Monday everyone.
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Coolish today with much needed rain...much more conducive to curling up in a little ball and going back to sleep than to Tai Chi....need some (nod to Inees!) OOMPH.....
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Tubereuse Criminelle, from a sample
The first time I tested it, I didn't like it, not with these awful top notes.
Today, and waiting for the top notes to subside, ... I absolutely love it!!
Miller Harris : Citron Citron
Refreshing lemon & lime for a very hot day here.
Jungle Elephant by Kenzo
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
L'Artisan Safran Troublant today. We're having an unusual cool snap and I am loving every second of it
I'm wearing Bal à Versailles edc this morning. It's making me feel very grown up and womanly today - nice for a change, heh!
Fille en Aiguilles sounds fabulous!
Have a good Monday, everybody.
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You smell yummy, Tao ....
Sampling Opium Fleurs de Shanghai today, thanks to V-to-the-M. It took my breath away with its loveliness (and I am not a partaker of the regular Opium). Just beautiful. I am sorry that I put just a teeny dab on, as it had all but disappeared by lunch time. Nipped to John Lewis during my lunch hour (yes! working on a pubic holiday!), and had a refreshing spritz of Sisley no. 2. It's pleasant, but nowhere near the loveliness of OFdS,
JUST SAW MY (INNOCENT) TYPO IN THE MESSAGE ABOVE. IT MADE ME LAUGH SO MUCH, I DECIDED TO LEAVE IT (it's the word before 'holiday').
Jicky. Jicky's warm, hopeful beauty always brings a smile to my face.
Happy to be here this AM after several days of computer problems (IP address-related, apparently).
This morning I am craving OJ Frangipani, which grows on me more and more with each wear. Yesterday I wore my new FM purchase, Lys Mediterranean.
Great week to everyone!
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
Quarry and I were fortunate to smell the new "pine needle" Lutens too...but I personally associate pine with Christmas and male frags, so the verdict is: nice, but not for me. I'm happy though to see SMM enjoying his!
Today is Herve' Legere' (the one I bought after Mohammed spritzed & sniffed me...I couldn't resist ) It is Heliotrope, Jasmine, and Sandalwood ~ and of course, it now holds the memory of Nordies sexy SA
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Chaya, I'm going amber myself today: L'Occitane Ambre, a soft and gentle amber fragrance with a hint of incense. Lovely.
Wishing you all a good day and a good start to your week!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Sharing house with petruccijc, with Hermès Hiris.
Hmmm, carrots. (Feel free to imagine a Homer Simpsonesque drool)
It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.
Lian you smell lovely, Elephant was a fave of mine, so warm & spicy. And what a stunning bottle.
Back to school for both daughters this week (last year of junior high for young one tomorrow, 4th year of honours program at uni for older...) Where did summer go
Prada Infusion de Fleurs d'Oranger. Ah, such clean soapy pretty flowers never fail to calm & uplift. Back up bottle called for.
edit: LOL @ soirdelune's typo
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beauty guru & perfume whisperer
at SoirdeLune's typo. It's a very grey holiday day today, that's for sure.
I have been sampling PG Felanilla this morning, thanks to VM's generosity. It is very beautiful, but rather big for me. I shall try it again on a cooler day. Time for a change now, I am going to switch to my Miller Harris PetitGrain sample from Friday's meet.
Very busy Monday with festival planning--and sudden assignment for a magazine piece on Asian culture in North Central Florida, deadline Friday (I have to play photog on this one as well). And I thought that I might take half a day to recover from yesterday's heat exhaustion. I needed a bright, energetic scent, and when I think bright and energetic I think Cristalle EdT.
Cristalle was always advertised as being a cross between a cologne and a perfume. It has the brisk herbal/citric aspects of cologne and the rich floral heart of a perfume, and I like to think of it is as a fusion of the Italian Riviera and the couture houses of Paris. It fairly begs out to be splashed, like cologne (or splashed in), with its zippy Mediterranean citruses and shaggy flecked aromatics. Is there a smarter fragrance?
3xasif - I LOVE Fleur D'Oranger - I smell L'Heure Bleue in it ,probably silly me but true ! The reviews for this seemed mixed but I love it.
This morning I'm wearing Tuberose Diabolique by the talented Ava Luxe.
*LOL* That's some typo Soirdelune ! So anyone who's had a bikini / brazilian wax can't join it ?
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It took me a moment to find the typo, Soir....I kept looking closely at words like "Nipped" and "I am not a partaker of the regular Opium." It's amazing where my naughty mind can go....
It's the first day of school today for two of my three wee ladies, so I wend for the pencil shavings in Feminite de Bois. Mmmmmm....so glad I went for a FB on this one, it never does me wrong!
Highland Lilac of Rochester for me today. Ahh....mmmm....
I didn't spot the typo either - possibly because I am primly decked out in Penhaligons today, to wit:
Eau de Verveine
Extract of Limes
These are all some combination of too sharp, too sweet or too "old school", though I am most grateful to the store for giving us such a big selection.
Amaranthine is still calling my name....
I say, Hebe, I know what you mean about Felanilla being a bit "big". Took me several attempts to get into it, and you may be right about colder weather being a better testing environment. Same applies to PG L'Ombre Fauve, which has a weird opening note as an added barrier, but repays perseverance with it in spades.
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After all the sniffing Saturday and sampling and filing all the samples yesterday that Ubu gave me, you know what I craved? Mitsouko! This happened on Saturday at Nordstrom's, too. After all manner of smelling, a passing whiff of Mitsouko awoke a new appreciation for its, its, um, sheer difference, like its counterbalancing the overload of all other scents. Well, I'll be doggoned. I like Mitsouko like never before. Ain't perfume an adventure?
Indeed we do - you beat me to it... : - )
Very Georgia O'Keeffe!
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I hope everyone's week is starting off well.
It's a gorgeous day here in WV. Bright, clear, and colorful. A high of 65 degrees farenheit (sp?)
I'm wearing Samsara for the second day in a row.
I was going to save her for special occasions, but why can't every day smell this good!
I send thee this sweet perfume a fragrance to the fragrant, as one would offer wine to the god of wine.
I'm in Penhaligon's Lily and Spice ( from a very generous tin of samples we were given on Friday.)
Quite soft and muted, so sillage and longevity are limited. I like it while it lasts, however.
Waving to Vanessa.
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Hello ladies, I see everyones mind is in the gutters.
I'm in Prada Infusion d'Iris today
I'll be off to Luxembourg for a few days (conference meeting). Gonna miss you all!
Ahem. Wow. I didn't notice it before but....well.....yes, er, very much.....
(Off to think of saucy hidden meanings involving "femininity" and "wood"...)
It feels like fall has found its way to Norway. Sadly, since I persist in calling August 31 the last day of summer...
Hah - found a d*cant of Escada Moon Sparkle to wear today! It hasn´t got too much attention from me earlier this summer, but darn is it yummy!!
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Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.
I like Moon Sparkle too!
Today I chose Moksha by Ava-Luxe, a beautiful and easy to wear wood scent.
Heh heh, you all are making me giggle. So naughty. I love it!
I, on the other hand (hee) am squeaky clean today, wearing Y by Yves Saint Laurent.
Ooops, forgot to mention I looooved hearing everyone's accounts of the great Basenotes Meet-Up. What Fun!
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Well this is quite the titillating thread this morning (what does it say about those of us who saw the typo right off? ) I agree about the FdB pic looking a bit O'Keeffe-ish, VM.
Closing out August in Molinard de Molinard.
So yesterday kumquat posted a description of this one as a fruity floral, and the reviews on BN call it intensely femimine and floral, but I found it to be quite pine-y and unisex and the greenest thing I've ever smelled. So I'm going to try and get the fruity floral thing today.
Btw, it's been so great reading all the meet-up accounts! You all are some seriously talented storytellers. You made it easy for the rest of us to live vicariously.
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Still able to sniff the Shiseido Saso I applied yesterday (thanks to a sample from a very generous BNer), but thinking of spritzing on a little AL China Pearl before I head out to do some errands. Have a great Monday, all!
Chamade EDT (Guerlain)
Back from the gym ,starving but wearing Beyond Love By Kilian now.
My morning spritz is gone, so SotE is Kenzo Amour.
Have been reading about the Basenotes meet ups and they sound great. Wish I could have gone to the London event. Haven't been posting for a while cause I needed to step back and really figure out which fragrances I truly love and which ones were 'surplus' i.e. would be better off with someone else to love them. Some have gone to ebay and others have gone to friends. It has been a very worthwhile little exercise. Today's perfume was Coco Mademoiselle, edt, and this evening I'm back to testing Datura Noir which I have fallen for yet again! I seem to dislike DN in the daytime but love it for evening - very strange!
Hello all - love reading about the last weekend's fun.
SotD is Mitsouko EDP ...wondered if it was too heavy but the little one snuggled up to me and said "mmmmm clean skin!" and then ran off to play....
Hope you all have a great week...
Slipped into Gucci Nobile when I got home from work. Wow.
These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha