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    Bourbon French Mon Idée -- a pretty, carnationesque scent. Have a lovely Sunday, all.

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    Testing Opium Poesie de Chine, which seems very similar to Fleur de Shanghai, oddly enough.

    And on the other wrist is SIP Magazine Street, a faintly sherbety delight once you break the pain barrier of the opening!

    I would be wearing more, but my sweatshirt has a prohibitively high neckline!

    Soir - I have more VdA if you want it.....!
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    Amber Absolute by Tom Ford - 2nd day in a row.



    Extremely good, being a close relative to Ambre Sultan...with a bit less sweetness. Yesterday's SnS really kicked up my dormant amber obsession. I forgot how ultimately satisfying I find amber prominent scents.
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    Well this afternoon I am in my fave Jicky extrait and EDP - fabulous ! Have a good afternoon everyone !
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    Bulgari Omnia Green Jade

    Notes: Spring Water, Green Mandarin, White Peony, Nasturtium, Pear Tree Flower, Jasmine Petals, Fresh Pistachio, White Woods, Musk (from sephora.com)

    Omnia Green Jade is done in the typical restrained style that most other Bulgari fragrances (except Black) seem to have. To my nose, tea is the central accord, and is obvious from the start. There is also a doughy, powdery, almond-vanilla, rubbery note that I have smelled in various sweet oriental fragrances. The tea is what anchors the composition as its sharp leather-tobacco edge cuts through the shapeless dough note. Soft Iso E Super woods hum along in the base. OGJ is extremely light and fleeting. It makes me think of an extremely toned-down Kenzo Amour with tea added. Perhaps it shares more kinship to Black that I am willing to admit, since I also find OGJ a bit like Black but without any of the character. Since I find that Black puts my teeth on edge every time I smell it, I can't say that a de-fanged version is all bad.

    Ed Hardy Women

    Notes: bergamot, blood orange, red sake accord, black currant, pink peppercorn, nectarine, jasmine, forbidden plum, sensual musk, cedarwood, sandalwood and patchouli (from macys.com)

    This has to be the fragrance that wins the prize for smelling the most like a Jolly Rancher candy. It is mouth puckeringly sour with a huge dose of a synthetic, nondescript "red" fruit flavor that seems part way between watermelon and strawberry. I suppose this is what might happen if you take Miss Dior Cherie and amplify the fruit without attempting to create any kind of balance or structure. The sour fruit is backed by a sugary and diaphanous vanilla-wood note, similar to many other woody orientals on the market, but not nearly as well done. Although I dislike Miss Dior Cherie on my skin, it is a much better composition--skip the Ed Hardy and go for the Dior.
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    Miss Tao and I are thinking of our Tinker -- simultaneously!

    LOL at kbe's picture!

    Agree about Botrytis and Venezia and Escada Collection with tdem.

    Sunnyfunny -- #22 every day, I wonder how many days in a row has it been so far?

    Outlandish, so, it came? Good on you!

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    Default Re: S O T D Sunday 04 October 2009

    Jour de Fête today!

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    Coco Mademoiselle, been wearing it every day since last Tuesday - freshly applied of course!

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    Diesel Fuel for Life

    Notes: Cassis, Pink Pepper, Jasmine, Indole, Patchouli, Ambry Notes (from osmoz.com)

    Many people know that I am a complete patch-head. So, give me a patchouli-centered fragrance, especially a decent one, and I'll pay attention. I first tried Fuel for Life when it debuted, went through two spray samples, enjoyed it very much, but did not buy a full bottle. Fast forward to today, and I still really like the astringent, slightly camphoraceous patchouli which is melded with some kind of indolic tropical flower, fermented, half-rotted melon and sour fruit notes. Overall, the fragrance is quite linear, and is definitely not the most artistic scent out there. But, what can I say? Sometimes a fragrance does not have to be a masterpiece in order to be satisfying. Perhaps if Guerlain had bottled this, it would not have been relegated to the bottom shelf.

    Diesel Fuel for Life Unlimited

    Notes: Lemon, Mandarin, Pear, Guava, Violet, Aloe, Sambac Jasmine, Lily, Anise, Licorice, Sandalwood (from sephora.com)

    After trying Fuel for Life, I half expected Fuel for Life Unlimited to be an ultra-special rendition of its namesake. In reality, I can't say it does much to enhance the aura of the original. However, it is rather pretty and feminine, perhaps a bit more rounded for times when the patchouli and funky fruit combination of Fuel for Life is a bit too weird. Indeed, FFLU pulls back from the edge, and falls smack into a land of plentiful and ordinary fruity floriental fragrances. Having said that, FFLU is definitely not the worst of the bunch, and thankfully has not taken a ride on the grapefruit, soap and air freshener bus as do many "clean and fresh" flankers to oriental bombshells. The sour citrus notes of FFLU are subdued, and the fluffy marshmallow cloud of vanilla woods is allowed to be mostly that--soft and creamy, sweet with a bit of an astringent edge. FFLU is nice but nothing outstanding, and definitely not as daring as the original.

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    Default Re: S O T D Sunday 04 October 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Sunnyfunny -- #22 every day, I wonder how many days in a row has it been so far?
    I wore it all last week except yesterday, I tore myself away to participate in SnS
    So 6 out of 7 days.

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    SOTE: Vintage Cabochard...Mmmmm...rose and leather and...salt? It's salty to me. It makes me feel very grown up, like I should be deftly bustling about my tidy kitchen, preparing a delicious and well balanced meal for my clean and polite children.

    But, alas, as much as I'd like to think otherwise, perfume is not destiny. My oldest is on the couch in a pile of snack wrappers, her sprained ankle on a pillow. My other two have covered the rest of the room in paper dolls, while they all watch some sort of surfer show on the Cartoon Network. I am hacking up some leftover ham, all grumbly because I have pinkeye and am about three loads behind in both laundry and dishes.

    At least I smell nice.
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    Roja Dove Enslaved today.
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    Default Re: S O T D Sunday 04 October 2009

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    LesNez Let Me Play The Lion today..roar


    That's what we call “Get-out-of-town Cute”!

    After too much thought, found happiness in Nanadebary Green.

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    Armani Code Pour Homme
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Outlandish, so, it came? Good on you!
    Brielle kindly sent a sample of Cadjmere with my Champs-Elysees, and I am hoarding it
    I swear, the fabulous samples from BNers has been the spur for the majority of my new found loves!
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    I'm wearing SL Borneo 1834 today.
    I've trademarked the color bleu
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    Default Re: S O T D Sunday 04 October 2009

    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe courtesy of Taolady. Delicious..
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    We went to visit my mom and puppy. I brought home with me my dad's Allure Homme. I also found a soap (great thread about soaps yesterday!), very little left of a deodorant stick and an aftershave that I am planning to wear on my arms (hope that's ok)!

    Ah, yes, I almost forgot, I am wearing Allure Homme today.
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    Vol de Nuit by Guerlain.

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    A_e, I thought you came home with your mom's puppy, not a new (for you!) Chanel.

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    Coming home with a new (to you) Chanel? Never a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    A_e, I thought you came home with your mom's puppy, not a new (for you!) Chanel.
    Mr. Arwen would like to come home with the puppy, but the two kitties at home would not like the competition.
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    Hi all! Quarry, I like your new avatar a lot. Did you create it?

    I extended the amber experience into another day. SotD is Ava Luxe Ambra Tibet, from a sample. The perfumer describes it as "a gorgeous amber fragrance with spicy cardamon and creamy Madagascar vanilla", and list notes as Tibetan amber, cardamom,Madagascar vanilla, ambergris, and civet.

    I am liking it very much, thought there is something in the base that is stopping me from swooning. Maybe the civet?
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    Default Re: S O T D Sunday 04 October 2009

    Hi everyone!

    This afternoon, ooofireballooo came over to my apartment armed with piles of samples for me, after we realized at the SF meet-up that we live a couple of blocks away from each other. He sniffed through my collection and made samples of what he liked, too.

    He prefers classics while I tend to like interesting woody niche-style scents, which didn't made for a big crossover of favorites. However, the ones he brought over were great - I'm especially looking forward to trying Egoiste (my first smell - Lutens-esque aldehydic dried fruits on top of a masculine base? sign me up!) and the oud-fueled M7. Smelling them side by sise, I was surprised how much the top notes of Guerlain's L'Instant (homme) resemble the top notes of Cologne du 68, so I'm very much looking forward to trying that, too.

    Somehow, I ended up in Montale Black Aoud (I was having him smell a few frags that come up regularly on BN and insisted that this was one that simply had to be worn to be appreciated). He ended up with Black Aoud on one arm and vintage Aramis Havana on the other (with decant-misfire dribbles of Etro Palais Jamais on one hand...)

    So thanks to Fireball for the samples and a fun time. And though it feels weird wearing Black Aoud on a random Sunday evening at home, I certainly smell rosey and oudey and good.
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