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    Thumbs up S o t D Thursday 24 September 2009

    Hello, Good Morning and Great Thursday for all

    Henri Sorsona for Annick Goutal

    Eau d' Hadrien , Eau de Parfum version

    Inspired by Marguerite Yourcenar's novel, Annick Goutal created this fragrance to capture the emotions instilled in her by the Vth century Roman Emperor in the novel "Les Mémoires d'Hadrien". This perfume, universal and timeless, evokes the citrusy freshness of a Mediterranean grove

    Composition: Sicilian lemon, citron, grapefruit, cypress
    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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    I'm so angry that I just have to complain and vent! I had a really great day today-- made it to my lunchtime belly dancing class and did really well, ran lots of errands in the evening (post office, library, dry cleaners), and I went to the gym for the first time in over 10 days (I'm newly addicted to Mafia Wars and had been letting that eat all my free time ). At the gym, I'd showered, was blow drying my hair, and looking forward to dinner with DH and meeting some new acquaintances of his that he met in the Buddhist meditation classes he's been taking for the past two months. After my workout in the pool (I typically swim about 3/4 to one mile), it has long been my habit to rinse my swimsuit in the sink, toss it in the spinner (which gets it from wet to barely damp), then hang it in the sauna to dry. By the time I'm showered, blown dry, and changed it's always nice and dry. Well, today someone took my swimsuit! It's a competition suit by Nike that I bought for about $20 at TJ Maxx at the beginning of summer. They have no more swimsuits, and after checking sporting goods stores and ebay for a similar suit, it's going to cost me about $40 - $50 to replace it with one of the same quality. It originally retailed for $92. I'm so, so mad! I would never steal from someone! I checked both at the front desk and with the staff lady who cleans out the used towels and tidies the locker area, and it was not seen. Grr! Wah!

    I'm in comforting Costes this evening/early morning. Too angry to sleep. Foo.

    Dinner with DH and his new friends was quite nice, however.

    p.s. Thank you for the lovely photos, Roberto. Seeing them actually helps a little.
    Last edited by Heartwood; 24th September 2009 at 09:20 AM. Reason: added p.s.
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    Jour de Fête - not in the mood for something heavier as I feel a headache lurking.

    Sorry to hear about your suit! Maybe it's a mix-up after all and you'll get it back still. Small chance, but you never know.
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    My SOTD is Caron L'Anarchiste.

    Top notes: Orange Blossom, Mandarin
    Middle notes: Cedar Leaves, Sandal, Vetiver, Cedarwood
    Base notes: Musc

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    Jungle Elephant by Kenzo

    Looooveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this so much
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Hugs to An Oud Girl...stealing another person's swimsuit is like stealing underwear...that person must be icky. I hope your week turns back around.

    Today I think it will be Penhaligon's Lavandula!
    Mapping the memory one scent at a time

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    Agree with laral28 about the underwear aspect of the swimsuit -- who in the right mind would want to wear something that was in contact (*khm khm*) previously? Hugs to you, an_oud_girl anyhow.

    My carpal tunneled wrist still hurts although I wore a soft wrap to bed. I can't possibly let my right hand take it easy and cortizone shots are not in a foreseeable future either.

    Le Labo Ambrette for me today.

    Have a nice day, y'all!
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    an_oud_girl - that's low! I hope you find another without having to outlay too much $

    Today's testing scents -

    Armani Idole - hmm I wasn't overwhelmed by this one at all. I received a sample spray when I purchased my YSL Yvresse so I will try it out again.

    Nina Ricci L'Air du Tempts - I really thought I would like this but there was something funny and cereal-y about it on me. For a moment it reminded me of my mum and then it just turned.

    Wylde Ivy Violetta - Love this and am planning to purchase. It's an interesting scent I get candided violets and greenery all at once - so it's sweet but still maintains a certain crisp freshness.

    Wylde Ivy - Vanilla Chai. Hmmm sweet comforting goodness, this has a slightly cinnamon spice aspect but is a warm, smooth vanilla all the way through. Just my cup of tea (haha lame I know)

    Scent for the afternoon and for evening ballet class - newly purchased YSL Yvresse. I am so happy I finally purchased this one, it lasted well through my ballet class but was soft enough and kept close to the skin so I didn't put anyone of their dancing
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    Default Re: S o t D Thursday 24 September 2009

    To an_oud_girl its just the sense that another person thought that it was fine to take something that is not their own that aggravates me. Chalk me up as someone who is hoping your suit got mis-placed and will find its way back to you.

    I woke up in a patchouli mood and so I'm going with it.

    L'Artisan Patchouli Patch

    Ever since I first smelled patchouli oil on a person in my early teens I have liked the scent of it. There is something about patchouli that comes off as a comfort scent on me and also, in some way, reminds me of my youth at the same time. I own and like many of the patchouli-based scents that are available and it doesn't take much more than a well-blended mix of patchouli to get my seal of approval. The 2002 L'Artisan release Patchouli Patch does have something else going for it besides the titular note it also has my favorite current perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour as its co-designer, along with Evelyne Boulanger. That takes Patchouli Patch up a notch, for me. The top of Patchouli Patch is an interesting mix of patchouli and the sweet floral note of osmanthus. The combination accentuates the sweeter aspects of patchouli but it also allows the herbal contrast inherent in patchouli to stand out more clearly, as well. The move into the heart is accompanied by sheer white musk which adds a quality of making the patchouli feel broken-in as if you've been wearing it for hours instead of an hour. The white musk gives the feel of a sun-warmed skin accord and that seems perfect. The base is an interesting choice to pair the patchouli with a stark anise. The cool anise is at right angles to the now warm patchouli and gives the base of Patchouli Patch an icy warm feel that is great to experience. The choice of a few notes to go with patchouli which progress the scent from sweet to warm to cool is really quite inspired. Patchouli Patch has avarage longevity and sillage on me. Yes its easy to get me to like a patchouli perfume but in the case of Patchouli Patch its a pleasure to wear and no hardship to enjoy.

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    Default Re: S o t D Thursday 24 September 2009

    OudGirl, that is so aggravating. I hope your suit gives the thief a permanent wedgie!!!
    Get well wishes to those feeling poorly.

    Acqua di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia

    Best to all!
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    Aramis today
    we have seen the enemy...and he is us.-Pogo

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    OudGirl, I hope that someone got home from the gym last night and looked at the suit and said, "Oh, no! I could have sworn that was mine!" I'd rather not think that someone would be so crass and low that they would just help themselves to a personal item like that.

    Well, after a full day out of Carnal Flower yesterday, (WOW, what longevity and late interest out of that one!) I took a late night shower and put on a little Musc Ravageur for bed. Eight hours later, I still smell it clinging to me! F. Malle gets a longevity award for me, I have a skin that just devours fragrance....I guess when the juice is that pricey, you 'd better not have to reapply too often. Hee!

    I'll give the MR a little longer to die down, and then choose a SotD. I'm leaning towards Parfum Sacre as a worthy follow-up.
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    an_oud_girl : That's awful!
    I hope you get it back or at least found another really nice one to replace it.

    My day was sad. I've been asking (posting) around in a Thai forum I frequent for a blood donor to help a cancer-stricken dog named Lucky. The good new last night was, there are 5 donors brought to the animal hospital and the doctor was going to give Lucky the blood transfusion this morning. I went to work with a feeling of accomplishment but came home to the sad news that Lucky died peacefully before he reach the operation table.

    I keep telling myself he's gone to a better place, cancer-free.

    Almost forgot, I'm in Egoiste Platinum.

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    Oh, Oud !
    That soul is a PERV, dammit.
    [ Here's hoping they have second thoughts...that it was a mix-up, perhaps.]

    Twolfie, I feel that wrist ;0
    [ I had surgery 6 years ago, but now other demons descend....]
    We NEED our HANDS.
    AND our sleep, too, while we're at it...;-)
    Hoping you feel relief, SOON.

    No more nonsense for Mme. M.
    She "needs to move it, move it " !
    A shower, Le De, and gym-
    In that order.

    Kisses to owwies, aching hearts and extremities-
    And hoping the day flies by MERRILY ...;-)

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    Mitsouko by Guerlain
    Currently wearing: Gucci Bloom by Gucci

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    Default Re: S o t D Thursday 24 September 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by tdem1961 View Post
    OudGirl, that is so aggravating. I hope your suit gives the thief a permanent wedgie!!!
    Yep, I wish the same! Make sure you report this to the fitness center, they should be made aware.

    Oh dear Jasper...I'm sorry about Lucky. Sending virtual {{{hugs}}} to you.

    For those with aches & pains, hope you find relief.

    I've been on a Musc Ravageur kick lately,had a Bal a Versaille intervention last night, but I'm back on the Malle again today! It's absolutely addicting.

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    Oud girl: oh, grr indeed! I'll join the club that thinks it may have just been a mix-up, but still. There is a possibility that someone actually stole it.

    I've been in Mandragore for the past couple of days, as I am again in today. Have less than half of my bottle left now and I'm starting to get the "can't run out"-jitters (which, as well all know, are so very irrational: there is more of it in the shop for heaven's sakes).

    I'll be on holiday from tomorrow for a couple of weeks and in Finland for the first 5. Can't wait to see my friends!

    Hugs to all! xxx

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    How annoying about the swimsuit! Fingers crossed it will turn up.

    Today I'm wearing Michael by Michael Kors. I love this scent so much.

    Yesterday I went shopping with my little girl and we killed some time sniffing scent strips. She's only 19 months, but is excellent at looking like she knows what she's doing and says "niiiiiiice" if she approves. She liked MJ Lola (wanted to eat the bottle), wasn't too fussed by Daisy, and thought that Poison was "niiiiiiiice". :-)

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    OudGirl, that's just vile! I'm echoing the previously expressed hopes that the person who took your swimsuit did so accidentally, and that it's either returned to you or that you find a great (cheap!) replacement soon. Meanwhile, how about another round of Mafia Wars?

    Today I'm wearing a sample of Be Never Too Busy to Be Beautiful's Breath of God, courtesy of an extremely generous Basenoter who surprised me with a package yesterday! The package also included the two "component" scents to Breath of God, Inhale (billed as the 'feminine' aspect) and Exhale (the masculine). I must say I'm really enjoying Breath of God and find it much more compelling than either of the component fragrances. I love how the somewhat harsh dark notes of Exhale blend with the light, citrusy floral ones of Inhale (which I suppose is the point!), and the drydown of BoG is smooth and absolutely fantastic.

    I suppose the question now is whether I'll get the same Breath of God effect if I combine the remaining samples of Inhale and Exhale, or if I'll just end up with mush... Think I'll live dangerously and try it when I get home.

    Breath of God notes include: Smoky scents, sandalwood, amber, neroli and patchouli with rose, lemon oil, floral notes and jasmine.
    Last edited by ComDiva; 24th September 2009 at 02:21 PM.
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    Default Re: S o t D Thursday 24 September 2009

    SotD is Kenzo Amour, thanks to a generous BNer I think it will go well with the amber richness I get to enjoy today!

    ETA: OudGirl, that is beyond vile. Hope it comes back to you, but if not... ~may it rub the thief raw in sensitive areas~
    Last edited by Outlandish; 24th September 2009 at 02:51 PM.
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    I'm wearing Nahema today.

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    Balmain Vent Vert for this mild sunny & gorgeous fall day, a tingly happy green

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    Hello and morning everyone !

    An Oud Girl - gee whiz- how low do some people sink ? A personal trainer at my gym had his used tennis shoes taken when he was in the shower ! I have had face cream ,cleansing wash and an hair brush taken too ,from the gym . One lady hung her wedding ring on her key ring and that ,of course was stolen . She was in panic mode - she told me she would have to replace it without telling her husband !

    Twolfie - hugs to you and I am sorry about your wrist. I hope you feel better soon. I am also still all swollen after one miserable wisdom tooth extraction. SO glad I only had one done .No gym for 3 days is terrible for me.
    Jasper- hugs to you - Lucky is in a better place. I had a female dog called Lucky too .

    This morning it's Opium EDT for me- I don't know why I am craving just the EDT lately.
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    I had PdN Le Temps d'une Fete lingering on my sweater, so that is what my SotD will be!

    The swimsuit thing is really strange, an_oud_girl--I agree with the others that it is much to personal of an item to be so attractive to a thief. I hope it shows up!

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    Amber Gris by Balmain.

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    Hugs to all who need it today.

    an_oud_girl: That is low! Who would steal such a personal item? Ugh, some people!

    Beautiful day today. Now that we are officially into fall, I'm craving some warmth, today I'm in Angelique Encens.
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    Oohhh an_oud_girl sorry to hear that!
    How weird some people can be!
    And now what, will they wear it to this same pool?
    What I am curious about however is:
    What will you do if you see it on someone else? hehe

    At my hot yoga studio, we don't lock up our personal belongings,
    everything, and I mean everything! is left in a little cubby hole...
    It never occurred to me that my underwear could be missing
    when I come back from my savasana!

    I am in Ruby Lips today
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    Shalimar Light by Guerlain

    Haven't worn this one in a while, it feels so good to smell it all around me today.
    Currently wearing: Youth Dew by Estée Lauder

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    Oud, there is nothing more infuriating than a sense of injustice. However, I know that by tomorrow, you'll put things in perspective and be rejoicing about all that is right with your lovely world.

    Jasper ... bless your heart.

    I'm sneakily wearing the happy scent Thymes Fig Leaf & Cassis. (DH hasn't picked up on the fig yet.) Could easily have been a scent twin with Coconut or Nukapai, but just didn't happen today.

    Carpal-tunnel is a serious bummer. Healing vibes to Wolfie and all in need.
    Currently wearing: Black Orchid by Tom Ford

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    Sorry about the swimsuit theft, an_oud_girl. That stinks!

    Scent twins with Asha in Le Temps d'une Fete. Take care, all.

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