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    Good morning, yet another day in Comme des Garçons EdP for me...

    Have a good day!
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    Good morning all.Extremely sleepy today,so it was veeery tempting to just crawl back up in bed!.....I was a good girl,though, and didn't. Yesterday we had a really interesting lesson about drugs .A former Drugaddict had the lesson.An intersting field studywise,so that's why I force myself to school today! In an attempt to wake me up I've now had a shower, some black coffee and a generous spriz of L'ombre dans l'eau.Hope all is well with everyone!
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    I started with EL PC Tuberose Gardenia and then progressed to my new bottle of Gucci By Gucci .
    Tigrushka and Dora- I hope you are much better today ! Many hugs !
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    Chergui again!
    I have a question for the panel: how to pronounce this name. I'm tending towards "shur-gwee" but I bet that's not right, is it? Come on - set me straight!

    Small went off on her first school trip today with Kindergarten. She's 5 and she's going on the train to Zurich, then changing to a tram and going to the zoo, where she's going to see the elephants because that's what the class has been studying this last term. (Elmer has figured large in her life in recent months.) This is her first whole day without me and I will admit to a combination of terror about her wandering off and getting lost (she's infamously ditzy with a teeny-weeny attention span that makes a goldfish look focussed) and a guilty joy at having a WHOLE DAY to myself. I have a lunch date with a girlfriend. When did I last have one of those?

    And then there will be time to sniff in peace. Wow! no speedsniffing: 'got to get back to my family waiting patiently in the cafe so I'll prioritise this and this; yup nice, yuk vile, OK, go go go...' and no sniffing with Small in tow. Although she's a sweetheart, there is usually a conversation that goes: 'darling, please don't touch. NO! Don't even go close to those really expensive bottles of extrait! No! Don't go stick your fingers in all the eyeshadows on the makeup counter and rub them all over your face... oh. You did already. Yes, honey, you look pretty. Let's go now. Quickly honey...'

    Have a good one y'all!
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    Shalimar Extrait
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    My old stalwart, Cabochard.

    A fantastically bright, but chilly, autumn day. Cabochard smelled strangely spicy when I sprayed it on this morning. Very nice indeed!
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    LOL, Wordie, that's just precious!! Enjoy your lunch date and unhurried sniffin'.

    "Check Engine" light came on. I leave for Kentucky in two days. So I'm stopping by an auto parts place in hopes they can find it quick, tell me its something trivial and cold-weather related, and say I'm free to go without a care in the world. *crossing both fingers*

    If they say otherwise... ugh... let's not think about that...

    Nothing really feels right this morning... something interesting and different that doesn't get much wear. Usually a bit of almond and rose in the opening, then baby powder the rest of the time, which is a scent I really don't care for. But today feels different.... maybe...

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    Wishing everyone the very best on this very early Thursday morning!
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    My SOTD is Rochas Lui.

    Top notes: Calabrian citron, neroli
    Middle notes: buffalo grass, sycamore wood, cedar
    Base notes: patchouli, amber plant, vanilla pulp

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    Another day in Korres SAAC... The Agarwood in it is reaaaaaaaaally nice... A must try for everyone!!

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    Currently wearing: Blue Sugar by Aquolina

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    Fred Miller Above -- it arrived yesterday. Sweet and light, morning scent with fruity notes on a light vanilla base. Marshmellow -- very light Allure Sensuelle (almost wanted to add Summer Mist to that) -- are the first comparisons springing to mind.

    LOL @ W's "Quickly honey" and please enjoy your day. Small will be fine, there are trained professionals there with them all. Actually, the best insurance for the people who wander that they would not wander off is assigning a partner to be with them at all times, perhaps that's what they will use today.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for EM -- now that you need that car more then anything else in the surrounding world!

    Make it good, bunch!
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    Dear Exquisitely me- SOON ! YAY !

    Wordie- ah, 5 year olds ! Wonderful, exhausting.
    Enjoy your free time, sweet one.

    I'm off early in Arpege, for oral surgery.
    Hoping our BN honeys are healing up, in this crazy weather.

    Feel well, do well, be well...MWAH.

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    Wordbird - your daughter sounds absolutely adorable - a little beauty queen in the making! I hope you enjoyed your day to yourself

    Today I was feeling a little uninspired by La Perla's Charme, it's OK but nothing to rave about and I'm not entirely sure why I bought a bottle of this. I really must sort out my sampling system and start making some more planned purchases - such as Iris Noile which I cannot get out of my head.
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    It's been so long since I last posted, I am sorry.

    I'm wearing Coeur d'Été today, I find it very comforting and it's what I need at the moment. I don't think of it as a summer scent at all, especially as I mainly get the banana & chocolate.

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    Bulgari BLACK

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    Christopher Sheldrake's ARABIE

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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..."
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    Wordbird, enjoy your afternoon to yourself; as much as you give to everyone else you have to remember to take some "me" time.
    Sending out car vibes to exquisitely me's check engine light. We don't want something like engineering to get in the way of our young lovers' weekend together.

    Wearing something new for me.

    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur

    The 2007 release from James Heeley's eponymous fragrance line, Cuir Pleine Fleur, is often seen renamed as Fine Leather on some english speaking sources. When I looked up the real translation of the words it strictly translates to "leather full flower". While fine leather captures one aspect of this fragrance it is the strict translation that really tells the full story as the presence of a floral accord is what makes this leather scent stand out from others. The top of Cuir Pleine Fleur is all fleur as violet and mimosa bring this scent to life. Violet is one of my more favorite floral accords and the violet here is one of the better vioilet accords I've come across. It is tricky working with violet as too much and it becomes sharp and bitter. Here the mimosa rounds off those sharp edges with a dollop of sweet floral and helps accentuate the softer side of violet. The heart is where the leather shows up along with a deep slug of birch. This is a full-throated leather and oddly appropriate in combination with the violet at the top. There is a moment in the development where the violet is waning and the leather is in its ascendancy that I have a short period of unusual beauty as the floral and leather aspects are sublimely balanced. The base is a smoky vetiver which supports the continued presence of the birch and leather and give a little bite to the drydown. Cuir Pleine Fleur has above average longevity and moderate sillage, on me. Each Heeley I try has found a way to make me appreciate a note I think I know well in a new way. This is true in the case of Cuir Pleine Fleur not only for the central leather note but also for the violet and in both cases the results are eye-opening.

    Have a Towering Thursday everyone.

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    L'Occitane Eau de Badian today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    ...."'darling, please don't touch. NO! Don't even go close to those really expensive bottles of extrait! No! Don't go stick your fingers in all the eyeshadows on the makeup counter and rub them all over your face... oh. You did already. Yes, honey, you look pretty. Let's go now. Quickly honey..."

    Yesterday's mailbox belched forth a HUGE packet of sample goodies from the divine Carlita and I eagerly rolled on
    POTL's Luctor et Emergo
    before coming downstairs.....

    Big mistake. For some reason it's all fake cherries and almonds this ayem instead of the lightly sweet flower-kissed and slightly leathery semi-loukhoum I remember.

    Headed for the bathroom and something with bite....will report.
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    Wordbird - enjoy your adult time! Now it's your turn to stick your finger in all the eyeshadows on the makeup counter

    EM - good luck with the auto mechanic. If you have a large, mean looking male friend (one who looks like he could bend concrete supporting rods with his bare hands, preferrably) - bringing him along wouldn't be a bad idea. I find you get much better service that way


    Gearing up to go to a Service Excellence breakfast and awards thingie. Still can't believe I've been nominated for an award at this level. And can't shake the feeling that winning it would be a double-edged sword. Been enjoying my relative anonymity. Maybe I should have worn a wig and contacts today

    Making things more interesting - since most of my co-workers are at a conference, I get to drag along a motley crew of "IT folks". In all of their rumpled, slovenly glory. I am looking forward to conversations on World of Warcraft raid strategy and the pros/cons of Windows 7.

    These things make me nervous. Wish me luck....

    Oh yeah - wearing Barbara Bui in hopes that the incense makes me less anxious.....

    Will let you all know how it goes......
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    Stumbled out of bed, still getting whiffs of L'Occitane Honey & Lemon, so I hit myself with another spritz to see myself through getting the DS off to school. He's in a mood, we had a "gerbils escape & encounter kitties" drama last night, and one gerbil is still missing. I need another hit of caffeine to deal with the hysteria.

    Positive juju going out to those in need. Is it Friday yet?
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    Frapin 1270 for me today. Yummy

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    Where's Brielle to confirm our French pronunciation? I'll take a stab at Chergui.

    Shay-(hint of guttural R and soft G phlemed together)-ee.

    I can't consistently bring myself to say "queer" for cuir because "cure" seems more apropos leather.

    Daughter's headed out to work, now the shower's mine. Back lay-tah, gay-tahs.
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    no. 19 it is
    "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

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    Hope you find the missing gerbil Outlandish...kitties and gerbils don't mix! Keeping fingers (& toes) crossed for Exquisitely_me for a quick auto fix! A major award for Sakecat? Hip hip hooray! This is no time to be shy, revel in the glory that is deservedly yours today! Sending healing vibes & plenty of painkillers to our Chaya...soup is definitely in order! May everyone's troubles evaporate quickly, stay strong - it's almost Friday!!!

    Coromandel, from a sample - hugs & kisses to G!
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    Wordbird, I believe it is Share-gwee', but you swallow the R making it gutteral and in the "gui" part, the G is sort of breathed, with the mouth in the position to say "oo" but the sound "ee" coming out.

    Much easier than the sounds for Dutch words starting in Sch that I recently learned how to pronounce...I think my mouth was never meant to move in such a way

    Congratulations to Sake Cat--you paint a hilarious picture in my mind. I'm thinking of the comic book guy on the Simpsons now, lol. Exquisitely me, fingers crossed that all you need is an oil change and air pressure in your tires checked!

    SotD, haven't decided yet...will report later.

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    Wordbird, enjoy your "grown-up" time! (And yes, bringing Small a sample or two from your outing is totally okay...)

    EM, best of luck with the car. And if you don't have the huge, threatening male friend Sakecat recommends, try crying and explaining about your planned love-nest getaway and the whole long-distance relationship drama.

    Speaking of Sakecat, go get 'em, ScentDaughter! Rather than hiding under the table, revel in being recognized for the fact that you do a great job. Woo-hoo!

    The bunnies escaped again yesterday afternoon (successfully recaptured after just a few minutes). I still maintain that HonDon has a wild bunny girlfriend. Honestly. Kids.

    Today I'm wearing a new one from Neil Morris Fragrances: Ayour, which means "moon."

    True to its name, I find it luminous, gently evolving and gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous -- completely FB worthy. I hate being in a period of fiscal austerity.

    Ayour notes include: Fig, Pomegranate, Aldehydes, Elemi, Cedar, Oud and Arabian Frankincense.
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    Amouage Silver Cologne
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    (Thanks for the intro Mario!)
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