In the mood for something uncomplicated: Jil Sander Sun.
Thread: S o t D Monday 14 September 2009
Good Morning all !!!
Jeanne - Marie Faugier's PASSION BOISÉE
Frapin & Cie
Rhum, Oak Moss, Clove
Patchouli, Leather, Cedarwood
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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
In the mood for something uncomplicated: Jil Sander Sun.
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.
Oh Roberto, what a fabulous scent! I love those notes. And I saw a photo of the insanely gorgeous guy who runs the company too. Meeeeow! One to investigate...
Today I'm in a Miller Harris scent - Feuilles de Tabac - which is very autumnal to my mind. It smells brown. The weather has turned here and it's now a little chilly in the mornings when I walk Small to Kindergarten. Usually it gets warmer by lunchtime and yesterday was fabulously sunny at 27C. But that little nip to the air means I am thinking of putting away my High Summer perfumes until next year.
I've become a bit obsessed with Miller Harris, I must admit. I am currently stalking a bottle of Fleur de Bois on a certain internet auction site. Should I bid on it? Will I like it? It would be a blind buy. Ach I'm rubbish at decisions. I'll tell you later whether or not I decide to place a bid.
I hope you all have a grand Monday. Hugs to anyone who would like them.
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Started out the day in Mac Naked Honey which I think is perfect for a pretty, spring day with all it's honeysuckle and jasmine. I hate that this one was limited
Now wearing (recently purchased) Van Cleef & Arpels First which is an entirely different tone from Naked Honey and I feel very sophisticated in it. My mother was horrified that I want to wear this and she exclaimed 'Stef, it smells like something your Nonna (grandmother) would wear!' to which I have to laugh because she loves Vera Wang princess and I love First... a bit of generation swapping going on there
My perfume blog: Girl With the Curious Nose
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door -Coco Chanel
Currently lusting after:
- Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere
- Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose
- Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille
You are all smelling gorgeous this morning!
It's rather autumnal here today and I have just
applied some of my treasured Feminite de Bois.
I am looking forward to all these lovely plummy, heather,
violet shades of clothing that seem to be in fashion this year.
FDB always seems like what deep purple should smell like to me.
My SOTD is Prada Amber pour Homme.
Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Cardamom
Middle notes: Geranium, Vetiver, Orange Blossom, Myrrh, Nirvanolide
Base notes: Ladanum, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Saffron, Patchouli, Leather
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Wordbird - Fleurs de Bois is a little bit like A Scent, but less "clean and mainstream", and with more facets to it - it moves from very green to more floral as it goes on. It is Sarah Vine, Beauty Editor of The Times's favourite scent, as it happens. It is also my favourite of the line, and if the bottle is a bargain, you won't regret it I am sure.
Me, I am in JM Vanilla & Anise, as I have to go to the doc's, so a mishmash wouldn't be seemly.
"So many scents, so little skin"...
Mmmmm, lurrrrrv Feuilles de Tabac, Wordie.
I'm in Jardins de Bagatelle, and reaping the compliments. Wonder if I am mistaken, but could swear that it has a quick moment of leather and tuberose in its middle. Have never noticed that before today, though.
This week, 'Chanel Cuir de Russie: Skin Scent' at http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/
Etat Libre Putain des Palaces
But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
Wordie- it is very gorgeously sylvan, without being resin-laden, and the florals creep in on tiptoe; I love it.;-)
Happy Birthday, Leopoldo !
Remember him, folks ?!
It's his birthday, the sweet dear sod....
Perfume indecision reflects the mind and emotion's disorder.
Hence, yesterday weas schizy- Jasmin 17, Amoureuse, Emotionelle.
Today- much to do, and Chamade needs to be worn....
Exquisite, costly, always satisfying beauty that uplifts and warms.
Kisses to all you fragrant friends AND fiends alike .
been nursing my final drops of Fifi Chachnil
today may be a Songes day, once again.
"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
Good morning !Today is a quite exciting day in Norway....It's election day! Me and a friend have decided to follow the results on tv ,as they come in, together...And of course have a glass of wine and make some nice food too Sotd is Chene. Have a great day all!
It was an exhausting but rewarding weekend here at Stately Somerville Manor. The Artist in Residence, my wife, had the art show she is co-curator of open yesterday. Saturday was all business getting the space ready for Sunday's opening. Sunday was a blast I got to be a bartender as I poured the wine and sparkling water and gave a little explanation of the pieces behind my station. The opening was a huge success as over 500 people, in a touch over three hours, come through. Best for me was that my station was near my wife's piece and I got to hear many people talk about how much they liked it. I am so proud of the effort she puts into her art and into the community of artists. She, like I, was exhausted last night. I wore Bois des Iles for my bartending stint yesterday.
Today I am wearing something my "fragrance mule" brought back for me from Paris
Etat Libre D'Orange Fat Electrician
The more things I wear from Etat Libre D'Orange the more I realize how much I like the risks the House takes. One of the noses for the House who has regularly seemed to connect with my sensibilities is Antoine Maisondieu. Three of my favorites, Noel au Balcon, Vierges et Toreros and Rossy de Palma, are his compositions. When I heard M. Maisondieu had done a "semi-modern vetiver" for the line I knew the 2009 release Fat Electrician would be interesting, and it is. Fat Electrician has the most in common with Vierges et Toreros of the three scents I mentioned previously. It has a strength around its central note that pushes the envelope. Much like the raw leather accord in Vierges et Toreros the vetiver in Fat Electrician comes off rawer and more unrefined than it does in other scents. I like it because it makes it stand out from those other vetivers that I own. The description that comes in the box claims M. Maisondieu is trying to create a "white, metallic, silver' vibe at the top. I'm not sure I get that, what I get is a raw green, grassy accord with a healthy amount of cigarette. This is carried forward into the heart where the vetiver comes in quite intensely and quite green. The smokiness of the cigarettes combine marvelously with the edgy pungent vetiver. The transition into the base, again, according to the note list is supposed to be a gourmand-like "chestnut creme". I don't get that at all as instead I get a great resinous mix of opoponax and myrrh which really finishes it nicely on me. I think I'm pretty thankful that the gourmand notes don't appear on me as I think I might not like this as well as I do if they were present. Fat Electrician has great longevity and decent sillage. Fat Electrician is different than any of the vetivers I currently own and while I think it is definitely worth a try by any vetiver lover it is not going to be one loved by every one of those vetiver lovers. If you do like your vetiver on the strong side invite a Fat Electrician over you might find him to be more interesting than you might think.
Have a Munificent Monday everyone
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mmmmM7 today. Delicious
"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
No. 5 Eau Première. It's not autumnal here yet. It's supposed to get up to 85 F today. But it's cooler now in the mornings, which is nice.
Have a good one!
I'm feeling dead-tired after the weekend but happy we had such a good time. I can catch up on sleep in the winter :-)
SotD is the very last drop of Fleur Blanche from my friend, Kumquat :-) I love this so much and can't wait til I get Printemps in my hands!
Have a wonderful day everyone
Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse
L'Air du desert Marocain to combat Monday Blue.
Roberto those notes DO sound lovely.
Today it's Creed Fleur de The Rose Bulgare- lush, green, pretty & somehow calming. It's only 8 degrees right now but will be up to 25 by this aft, but it smells like fall.
Looking forward to FdTRB's deep ambre gris laden sexy sister, Fleur de Bulgarie when the sweaters & pashmina's come out and the leaves are on the ground.
beauty guru & perfume whisperer
A Great pick me up to start the week.
LF: CAP/LID for Creed Original vetiver and Creed Millesime Imperiale, 75ml. Please pm me.. Thanks!
Escentric 01 from Escentric Molecules
Bulgari's new BLUE II
You're all smelling fabulous today!
Testing Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Bois d'Iris. Very pretty, sweet iris. It's something like Dior's Bois d'Argent, only softer and sweeter.
Wishing you all a good day and a smooth start to your week!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
What a fabulous rose, 3xasif! I swear I can smell it right through the screen. I know exactly what it smells like.
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Memory lapse - please ignore this post!!
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Good morning eveyone !
After complaining about how desert like and hot it was over the weekend, God heard me and it actually rained here this morning . It's much cooler and feels more fall - like. Whenever it rains here I am amazed and surprised.
This morning I am wearing Beyond Love By Kilian.
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
I'm wearing Bois de Violette today.
I'm having lunch with my mother today, and then we will go grocery shopping.
Have a wonderful day!
A*Men (Thierry Mugler)