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    Vintage Tabac Blond

    A deep bold opening of nearly gasoline on leather.
    It eventually morphs to a sensuous thrumming geranium based amber that is anything but sweet.
    This thing grabs you by the throat & won't let go.
    Oooh! what a beautiful bottle, -and the picture itself also!
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    wow, that tabac blond bottle has me drooling!
    ah, the memories of my first perfume love...the throbbing of my heart..!!!

    today I am wearing something from a little mystery vial, unmarked.
    I thought it was Plus Que Jamais, with that toffee note,
    but as the drydown happens, I am wondering if it is Patou Pour Homme Prive
    perhaps I am losing my mind
    whatever it is it is velvety, rich and elegant, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    I'm new, sidling in to say I'm wearing Marc Jacobs Splash in Ivy, since it feels like Autumn here.

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    Hello everyone ! It seems I missed abit whilst I was away.
    Brielle- I am very sorry and I am sending you many hugs, sweet one.
    Chaya - hugs in order for you too.
    Wordbird- being a parent is challenging like nothing else .

    It's Labor Day here which means everyone is off work for a change on a Monday - the streets are silent !

    This morning I am wearing my new Jo Malone Tuberose which is delightfully tuberose and nto much else, similar to Fracas .
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    I'll be spending Labor Day with my colleagues at work, at least those who are assigned this holiday. I don't mind as my kids are adults and there is no back to school fuss to be made. And besides if the weather is lovely I will have the beach to myself tomorrow or if it's foul the stores. I will make DH and myself a lovely salad and some burgers (soy for me) before I head to work.

    ((((Chaya)))), family jealousies and pettiness are sometimes just a sad fact of life. I dealt with this to a certain extent with my girls, if you are a proud of an achievement and want to share, they (DH's fam) will turn it into "bragging" every time or write off hard work to simple luck. I guess it makes them feel better, but everyone loses, IMO.

    I think it's Jacomo Parfum Rare for me today.

    Kumquat, that photo is just beautiful!
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    And a Happy Labour Day to all of our Canadien BNers!
    Why thank you, and VIW is such a perfect holiday choice, you smell YUMS
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    We're not Laboring today, but will cook out later. I have my bi-annual sinus funk so I spritzed myself with vanilla sweetness of L, which I catch whiffs of here & there. I have not being able to smell anything

    Hugs to all of you who are having a tough one.
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    Sending hugs to you all...
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    Narciso Rodriguez for Her EdT. I hated this when I first received the sample a few months ago but now...mmm. The honey is really popping for me today and it's working fabulously on a dreary, chilly day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    (Gee, I wonder who I got that Hervé Léger from? )
    We are SO in sync today!

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    Welcome pippedydee! (Mind if I make that pip? You'll be in the very good company of Dickens' Pip, after all) Deadly cute avatar picture you have, by the way.
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    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Laurier-Reglisse

    Notes: Bay Leaf, Licorice, Amber, Violet, Bergamot, Orange Blossom (from Sephora.com)

    The first ten minutes of Laurier-Reglisse are quite scrumptious--blended citrus, petitgrain, white florals, vanilla, and nondescript synthetic sandalwood with a vaguely watery quality that provides freshness without being one of the much maligned aquatic genre. Despite the name, I do not smell any laurel or bay, but there is an herbal tone to the fragrance. Unfortunately, as the appealing citrus notes start to fade, the "fresh" ingredient starts to smell a bit of ozone, and is rather poorly placed in relation to LR's green-herbal context. Soon after, the sandalwood takes on a plastic hairspray quality that I have noticed in some other fragrances, notably very cheap drugstore offerings. Thankfully the plastic and ozone settles eventually, and the base contains more pleasant levels of the "fresh" note along with the faint woods and an ubiquitous clean musk. LR is a better fragrance than Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte for green freshness that is on the synthetic side. However, there are much better green fragrances to be had, including some of the previously discontinued Aqua Allegorias. As with most of the AA's, LR is short lived, with minimal sillage, and is suitable for either men or women.


    Badgley Mischka

    Notes: red wild berries, peach, cinnamon, osmanthus, white peony, jasmine, suede musks, indian sandalwood, caramel amber, patchouli (from badgleymischka.com)

    To my nose, Badgley Mischka is composed of super sweet florals with mixed berries, soft wood, vanilla and clean patchouli. It reminds me of a better version of Miss Dior Cherie--it is just as sweet and powdery as any of this type, and although it eventually acquires a bitter edge similar to MDC, it is better balanced overall. As Badgley Mischka develops, the fruit takes on a liquored quality, sweet and tart, slightly fermented yet clean and rich. The florals are thoroughly blended and without an indole in sight. The powdery, woody patchouli base is astringent almost to the point of being leathery. As far as fruity-floral-patchouli fragrances go, Badgley Mischka seems to be extremely wearable, not as overpowering as Angel and more carefully composed than most post-Angel wannabe's. It's not really my style, but so far, this is one of the only gourmand fragrances that has tempted me to give in to this modern feminine genre. It is hardly surprising, as it strikes me that if one were to take Chanel Coco (one of my favorites) and make it a modern feminine gourmand, this would be it. Badgley Mischka seems to share more DNA with Coco than any other Chanel creations, including Coco Mademoiselle. The sillage is strong, and longevity is very good.

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    Hello, everybody!
    We've been away visiting my husband, who is working in St. Croix, USVI. Apparently, the economy has caused a number of families to get creative with communication, as one spouse finds work far from home. So it is with us.
    We did have a lovely time, even managed to enjoy Tropical Storm/depression Erika, parts I & II. BUT, it was a weepy parting, even though I promised myself I would not cry.
    AG Sables wore well in the heat for evening. Just a "dot" was plenty. SL's Douce Amere was my "go to" fragrance during the trip. I'd expected to enjoy Carthusia's La Sirena but it reacted badly with my skin, which was tender from the extra sun. So, I only wore La Sirena once.
    All three of these scents were a gift from a fellow b'noter, tdem and were perfect for travel. Thank you, sweetheart!
    The only other scent I wore during the 11 day holiday was Bond No. 9 Fire Island. The floras were amped up in the heat where it smelled less like expensive sunscreen & more complex overall. That was a nice bonus.
    St. Croix was a very interesting place to explore. My husband is doing important recycling work on the island and I discovered exactly how dangerous his job is. Knocking down 7 story metal structures, safely is scary!
    I can see I have some catching up to do on the board. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Brielle, Chaya, Wordie}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    Huge welcome to our new members too!
    Give me a few days to get myself together & my girl off to middle school (lord, help us both!)
    SOTD is Chanel Cristalle Eaue Verte Not bad, very green. I actually got an unsolicited compliment the first time I wore it. I'm still working through my samples on this one. Not sure if it's FBW.
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    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte

    Eau d'Orange Verte begins with juicy orange, lemon peel and bergamot, a beautifully balanced Eau de Cologne. As with the EdC genre, Ed'OV is incredibly short lived and with very low sillage. The citrus blend is a refreshing burst that immediately begins to attenuate, revealing a slightly sweet leathery musk, a gentle herbal accord (rosemary, mint, oakmoss) and some faint woody notes. Nothing seems out of place here, and the ingredients are of a high calibre--no excessive soapyness or harshness to be found. There are some similarities to Miller Harris Tangerine Verte, however Ed'OV seems more classic and refined, even if it does not last nearly as long. Ed'OV is marketed as a unisex fragrance, although the leathery musk and herbal ingredients push this fragrance a bit to the masculine side. This is a great choice for warm weather, and an excellent example of the traditional Cologne style.
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    Default Re: S o t D Monday 7 September 2009

    Welcome back RHM! Glad you had a safe trip!

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    Welcome back RHM!

    I missed some days, because my husband was in the hospital...

    I had not time to catch up with all that happened to you yet...

    Hugs to Brielle, Chaya and Wordie.

    I am wearing Cuir de Lancome today, which I love.

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    Big Hugs to all that need one today.

    I'm laboring today in Coco Mademoiselle today. Gotta do 16hrs today.
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    It brings me sadness to see so many of you dealing with tough changes. It appears to be the time of year for change-- the brink of autumn. Soon winter and darkness and cold, and another year over. I mostly hate it, really. I wish we could always have sunshine and warmth in our lives, even if it meant nothing ever changed.

    I've decided to grab some of this end of summer day and do yard work in Guerlain Vetiver. Vetiver soothes me, and Guerlain's slightly scratchy quality (carnation?) is invigorating. I love how the vetiver doesn't fully unfold until a couple of hours after application.
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    Oh, Brielle. Had to go dig out posts from the days I was out of it. Have sent a PM to what must be an overflowing inbox. :/

    Chaya and Wordie, your posts are touching and lovely as always

    We seem to have many new members joining and/or de-lurking: welcome, all!

    My migraine returned with a vengeance (don't quite know what's going on); had to go back to docs today - very boring. On two different meds now. Back in 2 days for a check-up. HIGHLY unusually, still craved perfume, though only a very light spray away from the head region. Yup, Tam Dao. Will this be some kind of migraine potion for me?

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    Started the day late in Je Reviens. Then at the mall with my hubby I had a quick spritz of Jessica McClintock, which is such a pretty fragrance. Now, much later...I'm at home and wearing Lanvin's Rumeur. Doh! This is the one that has the aldehyde that smells like "the steam rising off of a shirt that's being ironed." I couldn't remember recently, and it had been buggin me.

    Sending (((hugs))) to Chaya, Small, and everyone else who needs one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pippedydee View Post
    I'm new, sidling in to say I'm wearing Marc Jacobs Splash in Ivy, since it feels like Autumn here.
    :wave: to Pip!

    Ormonde Jayne Woman here, on a muggy grey day. Followed by l'Occitane Mom and Baby Water, which I bought today for my daughter but may have to help her with

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    Sending good vibes and comforting thoughts to Brielle, Nukapai, Chaya, Wordbird, Outlandish, and anyone else in need of healing.

    SOTD is Le Temps d'une Fete again. Take care all.

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    Scent twins with Inscentiable in Narciso Rodriguez For Her edt which I wore for daytime. This evening enjoying my new frag, YSL Elle, which was my treat for completing a half marathon yesterday. Didn't like this at all when it was first released but now I think it is really pretty, quite girly with the berries and touch of patchouli.

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    Hello everybody,

    I feel sad that some of you are going through tough times. May you listen to all the words of comfort and receive all the hugs from your fellow BNers that will make your pain ease a bit.

    Today I am wearing La Petite Robe Noire. It is so not me, but I like it somehow. The other day I was at work and a beautiful smell came from my left wrist. I was puzzled for a few seconds because I knew it was not my scent of the day. It was the drydown leftover from the wrist band of my watch and it was LPRN that I had worn the day before.
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    Nahema by Guerlain.

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    Default Re: S o t D Monday 7 September 2009

    It's a very lovely slow day here for me. I've been wearing Jo Malone's Tuberose all day but I could not help myself and now I've layered it with Fracas. 2 great tuberose scents for a languid afternoon in CA.
    Still thinking of Brielle and sending you hugs ,darling.
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    A big welcome to you, pippedydee. You will love it here!

    We just returned from a weekend trip to visit my aged and ailing parents. I'm sad, so for my SotE I've decided to try something I was saving for "special" (thank you, BlackCat!). It is Parfums DelRae Amoureuse. This is some heady stuff -- I'm glad I dabbed lightly! It's gorgeous and different, but may be too honeyed for me. It's not cloyingly sweet, however. And there is pollen-y floral of some sort that has my nose glued to my wrist. I might just fall in love -- too early to tell!

    Many of us are dealing with sadness and worry. Here's wishing all of us a gentle, soothing week filled with lovely fragrance!

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    I'm going through a hyper phase where I can't wear just one SOTD.
    This morning I wore ... Nocturnes by Caron with Fleurs de Provence Lavende by Molinard. With a teal short sleeved t shirt. After lunch- when I'd spilled food or something on my shirt- I put on a long sleeved tie dyed t shirt and Un Jardin En Mediteranee by Hermes. Returned to the campus for my afternoon classes. Applied a spritz of Fig & Vetiver by Anthousa mid afternoon. Finally, before my evening shift at work, I put on a funky print button down shirt and Madness Natural Black by Chopard.
    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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    I'm wrapping up the last day of a loooooooong weekend (in more ways than one) with an afternoon of Coco EdP. (yes, the original) Ah, it's Chanel, it's an 80s power scent....a perfect storm of nostalgia and goodness!

    but, what for sleep? I'm leaning towards Bois des Iles. But, I must confess that my I strayed from my Chanelapalooza the other night, after an evening of Sycomore, I layered on a bit of SL Cuir Mauresque at bedtime that lasted til morning.....
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    Vintage Varvatos as SotE
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    "Are you a man?"
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    "Then what are you?"
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