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    Default SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Good morning all!

    Well, I have officially Done A Silly Thing this morning.
    On rising, I spotted an infrequently-worn gem in my collection: Chanel Cuir de Russie in extrait. (Extrait! We are talking seriously good stuff here and in its purest form!) So, having a theory that leathers might be the perfect scents for autumn, I dabbed a minuscule amount on my cleavage and arms. This is fabulously good stuff, and just those tiny drops have filled the air around me with the scent of discreet luxury (with a tiny smidgeon of filth, which I like).

    I have taken Small to Kindergarten, made my morning coffee, been down to the cellar to put away the chutnies I've made recently and... I really want to have a shower. But I don't feel able to wash the Cuir de Russie off!!!! Gah! So you see, that's the silly thing I did. Put on glorious perfume before having a shower.

    And do you know what? I'm just going to stay stinky for another hour or two and enjoy it!

    Have a lovely day, all.
    xxx
    Last edited by Wordbird; 22nd September 2009 at 06:37 AM. Reason: curse of SOTD
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Yay for The Stinky.
    I have managed to wheedle an itty bitty amount of Nasomatto Absinth from a reluctant shop owner (and sole importer of the stuff in these parts), so I think I'll be giving that my fullest attention today. After my shower, that is.
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    Thumbs up Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Nice Tuesday all

    Nathalie Lorson's

    ENCRE NOIRE

    LALIQUE




    ENCRE NOIRE is a dark, tenebrous and dirty blend of vetivers .…but at the same time transparent, gentle and marvelous !!!
    A real gem , a work of art created by Notre Dame Nathalie Lorson for all of us !!!
    I would dare to say that ENCRE NOIRE is my favourite vetiver !
    Merci beaucoup Madame Lorson for having created this wonderful perfume !!!!!
    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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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Idylle by Guerlain!
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Scent twins with Roberto.
    Encre Noire is my favorite vetiver too. (anotheone that I like is CdG Vettiveru)

    The heart of Encre Noire is to die for, just a hint of sweetness mingle with the dry-bitterness of crushed green leaves and some white sawdust.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Kouros (YSL)

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    My SOTD is Lalique Encre Noir - in honor of Scent Synchronization Day Fall/Spring 2009.

    Top notes: Cypress, Vetiver Fraction
    Middle notes: Bourbon Vetiver, Haitian Vetiver
    Base notes: Musk, Cashmeran

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    L'HEURE BLEUE EdP

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Ok, I follow petruccijc, Jasper and ROBERTO with the gorgeous Encre Noire
    I have a cold, and can't smell much
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Good morning, all !
    L'Shanah Tovah...may you ALL be inscribed in the Book of Life for a Sweet, Peaceful, Healthy New Year ;-)

    I could NOT access BN ALL DAY yesterday...PFUI ! [ Not even on Firefox !] ...

    Therese, honey, I migraine w/ thee.
    FEH.

    So happy that CD and SMM, en famille, enjoyed their time together; what a wonderful gift, SMM.
    Bless you, for spoiling our girl ;-)

    Yesterday was madness, but the last 4 have been nonstop crazy. No hyperbole needed.
    SOTD was Jub 25 Women- thank the lord.

    Today will be warm- so Jour Ensoleille will do it, bitter yet brilliantly indolic effervescent chypre of Laurie's.

    Please, be so good as to check out yesterday's love fest on Bitter Grace Notes :

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    Roxana Villa invited us to participate in a global effort on behalf of International Peace
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    From our lips to the Divine's Ear ;-)

    Love to all of you-
    And healing to all.
    MWAH.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Good morning everybody.Today will probably be all about houseduties and maybe some studying afterwards.Today I'm in Madame X ...perfume oil.a littlebit messy to apply,but I smell gorgeous! I might have put on a bit too much,though Hope you all have a nice day!

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Cooler here, in Caron Infini. Have a nice day!

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    I just spritzed on some Encre Noir this morning (thanks, petruccijc!) for the Scent Synchronization Day. Mmmm....this is nice! I saved the sample without any pre-sniffing just for today. At first I get cedar sawdust and some rosemary stems (?). It gets softer and sweeter as it dries down, and it has a live branchy smell, like twigs snapped in the woods. I can easily wear this, it isn't deliberately butch smelling, just woodsy and lovely. I find these types of scents calming and "grounding". Lovely, lovely, lovely for the First Day of Autumn.

    How does one send Autumn Equinox greetings? Not by saying "Happy Autumn Equinox", because it's a bit sad going into the dark time of the year. But exciting, too. Well...

    Happy Autumn Equinox! (you know what I mean).

    Adding...getting a lot of vetiver saltiness now.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    No Encre Noire here. Haven´t even wanted to try it, don´t like the name. Silly, I know...

    I´m on an Estée Lauder kick at the moment, and thought layering White Linen with Cinnabar might be a good idea. IT WAS NOT!
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Woods of Windsor today. Very good so far. Citrus and spice and everything nice.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Congrats to the guys who are spritzing Encre Noir today, for a scent synchronization!

    I'd really like to do a House Synchronization Day, and see what exactly trips everyone's trigger! Hows about choosing from these:

    Chanel
    Guerlain
    L'Artisan
    Creed
    Patou
    Lutens
    Bond No.9
    Dior

    I think any of those have a wide enough offering for lots of satisfied participation...anyone in?

    Today (post shower ) I'll be wearing Iris Pallida from L'Artisan.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Definitely go check out chaya's post it is beautifully written and evocative. She needs to write more in her spare 5 minutes a day.

    I love SSDs no having to overthink my choice.

    Lalique Encre Noire

    When many of us start looking around Basenotes one of the first things we discover is the high level of esteem Guerlain Vetiver is held in. For many of us, I am sure, that Guerlain Vetiver is the first vetiver most of us try. From there it becomes a gateway to the number of great vetivers out there. In my estimation Givenchy Vetyver and Guerlain Vetiver were the alpha vetivers, at the beginning, as both came out in the late 50's early 60's. It took until the 21st century for the next evolution to really take place as there are two vetivers that really take those beginnings and move vetiver forward. Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire is one and the other is the 2006 creation by Nathalie Lorson, Lalique Encre Noire. Encre Noire takes vetiver and roughs it up by adding in some woody notes and more particularly a spicy underpinning that makes it a real "Noire" kind of scent. The top of Encre Noire comes in with the sharper edges of vetiver on display and it is balanced with a light wood of cypress and a hint of smokiness. As this develops the vetiver becomes more herbal in nature which adds some greenness to this and here the woods turn softer, in conjunction with the softening of the vetiver. There are also some spicy notes that become more prominent in the heart adding some complementary edginess to the woods and vetiver. The base eschews the woods and brings in a dark sensual musk to pair with the vetiver. This is where I really get the feeling of something happening in the middle of the night and in a good way. Encre Noire has average longevity on me and slightly below average sillage. It wears fairly close to my skin which makes it an ideal going out at night scent for me. If you're a fan of vetiver you have to try Encre Noire. If you're a fan of great perfumery you have to try Encre Noire. This is one of the best perfumes out there.

    Have a Titanic Tuesday everyone.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    I'd really like to do a House Synchronization Day, and see what exactly trips everyone's trigger! Hows about choosing from these:

    Chanel
    Guerlain
    L'Artisan
    Creed
    Patou
    Lutens
    Bond No.9
    Dior
    Ubu I think that is a wonderful idea- we are synchronized with our houses today already

    We are back to heat & humidity here- grey & rainy with no chance of a good hair day

    Today the beautiful violet rose girly-ness of L'Artisan Drole de Rose is perfect.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Chaya, your posts make my heart feel good.

    Cleaning day, busy-busy and looking for fresh and crisp. So, it's Vent Vert (middle formulation) today, and even as we speak I am eyeing some original formula extrait.....

    I'm definitely getting in to greens lately....
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Oh, Scent Synchronization Day! D'Oh, I forgot. Still, I feel like I'm participating in spirit, because boy, is Nasomatto Absinth like Encre Noir! Same smoky-nutty vetiver, same sweetness in the heart notes. Why didn't anyone mention the similarity thus far? Or did they, and I missed it?
    Have fun synchronizing yourselves.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Encre Noir.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    I'd really like to do a House Synchronization Day, and see what exactly trips everyone's trigger! Hows about choosing from these:

    Chanel
    Guerlain
    L'Artisan
    Creed
    Patou
    Lutens
    Bond No.9
    Dior

    I think any of those have a wide enough offering for lots of satisfied participation...anyone in?
    I'm in! You could post a poll and select a date. How about Halloween weekend?

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Ubu, sounds like fun!

    Wordbird: Showers can be overrated!

    Chaya: Thanks for your kind words. Migraines have become more infrequent with age, and I have always worked and otherwise carried on with them. Head pain does make me less impatient though.

    I am wearing L'Ombre Fauve, a wonderful, animalic patchouli!

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    [ Ah, Therese...me, too.
    But still goin' strong, today...should be the last day;-)
    LOVE L'Ombre Fauve- very cuddly.]

    Dammo- missed SSD !
    Encre Noir is a very lovely specimen; I find it holds its own.
    One can NEVER have too many vetivers ! ;-0

    Musse- sniff it out !
    Mo- smooches to you, too ;0
    SMM- thanks, Bud ;0
    Wordie- you NEVER 'honk'...not to fret, tsatskeleh ! MWAH.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    No SSD for me unfortunately, so I'm in Chergui instead. Later got to try SL Feminite du Bois. It lost some complexity and lasting power Still wonderful stuff though. Also noticed that we finally have Borneo 1834, however in my excitement about FdB I forgot to try the Borneo!

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Oud 27 Le Labo... I feel like a dirty girl
    Currently wearing: Honour Woman by Amouage

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    Smile Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Ambre Gris by Balmain.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Wordie, go on witcha bad self!
    Ubu, I'd love to!
    Chaya and Therese, hope you're feeling better.

    Sharing the house with Libertine and Paula in Guerlain Iris Ganache

    Take care, everyone!
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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    I totally forgot about SSD on the Men's board, so I'm going to have to wear EN tonight. This morning it was, from my new bottle:

    Idylle by Guerlain



    I'm not going to say much about this for now. I'm going to keep quiet about this until I've worn it a couple times.

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    Default Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    Wordbird- I know how you feel- I have done that many times- so sad to shower off good perfume !
    Well this morning ,it's Opium EDT again . I'm going to the dreaded dentist today - about my wisdom tooth ....help. I will have to wear something else instead of Opium or I'll have the dentist all groggy and drugged up ! I am a real coward about teeth .

    Have a good day all !
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