No time to read the thread now, but good Monday to all! I'm in Shaal Nur.
Thread: S O T D Monday 09 November 2009
I'm PMing you next, too, Baldufita.
ANYONE NEED A LITTLE LIFT?
Consider what my DH is doing today, and you're bound to feel a little better about being in your own dry shoes. He's going to try to get to the bottom of a recurrent septic problem at our rental. It's one thing when your own septic acts up, it's another when you're responsible for other people's water and poo. He packed up the shovels, pick ax, different sizes of pipe snakes and headed out this a.m. after making countless phone calls to septic-sucking enterprises, some of whom already had five emergency calls this morning. (What is it--full moon/high tides?)
… anyways, this means I can wear ANY STINKY SCENT I WANT TODAY. The DH-dislikes list is short, and I would have bathed in a fig frag except I want to catch up on SnS Saturday, so I'm wearing JM Pomegranate Noir, aka "furniture polish" as DH puts it. He can't complain how I smell today.
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In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
Today is Jack Black's Silver Mark. There is nothing in this that screams "MASCULINE!" to me. It's just all DRY, smoky cypress and a bit of spice (cardamom). I've been looking for a nice cypress scent that works for me (after my disappointment with Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Cipresso Di Toscana) and this fits the bill. It's very wearable and light.
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AL Hong Kong Garden. Sending extra good thoughts to those dealing with grief or just feeling under the weather. Take care, all!
EL Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia from a sample (thanks, ubu!) This is a powerhouse and will energize my housecleaning. I have stacks of books to drag downstairs and find room for on our shelves.
Outlandish, I wish I could join you at the book fair! I used to love to help out at those when my daughter was in elementary school.
Hugs to An_Oud_Girl and DH and to Baldufita and anyone else who is at a low ebb just now.
I am wearing Kenzo Flower Oriental which is perfect for a cold autumn day.
"So many scents, so little skin"...
Rance Laetitia today. Very wearable patchouli.
Condolences to you and your husband, an_oud_girl.
Big hugs to Gary and Baldufita.
Strength and peace to all of you.
I was just reading Saturday's SotD thread to catch up with the goings on, and saw Asha's cool 'i love amber' review of Tom Ford Amber Absolute. I love amber too! And also happen to be wearing Amber Absolute today. Gawd I love this stuff.
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a.m. 28 La Pausa
p.m. L'Heure Bleue pdt
My condolences to you and your family, Oud Girl
Well, my husband has the swine flu! Got his Tamiflu earlier today. He is burning hot and being pigheaded "I don't want to take fever-reducing meds".
I'm in the gorgeous Daim Blond again today. Ooops! Got pulled back...
Hugs also to an_oud_girl, badulfita and everyone feeling under the weather or having a difficult time!
Happy belated birthday to exquisitely me! Hope you had a wonderful day!
I've returned from London to a pile of work. Sigh. The trip has been great. We very nearly missed our flight back. When we rushed onto the plane 5 minutes before scheduled time of departure, saying "sorry, sorry" one of the British flight attendants just smiled and said: "Don't worry Ladies, we've got pleanty of time!"
Speaking of flying, time just flew by and the trip was much too short. I definetly need to return.
I just did a wee bit of sniffing (though we were stuck in Harrods for hours... one gets lost in there; we Swiss are not used to department stores of that size... we get confused. ). My friend bought Amouage Dia (which I already own and which happens to be my SotD). I very nearly splurged on a bottle of Amouage Homage. With the current exchange rate it would have almost been a bargain... almost. By the time we left I was so depleted that I splurged on a bottle of Boadicea the Victorious Pure without really thinking (I actually scared myself with the eagerness I sealed the deal without really having properly sniffed the fragrance....) In hindsight, I'm not quite sure. I mean I love the bottle and the fragrance is nice as well (though perhaps better suited for summer) but the purchased was a little rushed to say the least. Ah well, I could have splurged on worse things, I suppose.
Have a great day, everyone. I've missed you all!
Welcome back, potiron. Glad you got to enjoy your holiday.
In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
Mure et Musc from L'Artisan.
Mapping the memory one scent at a time
Well, after a rugged day raking leaves, I notice that the mail has come, including a belated birthday package from my dad...why, what's that return address? FragranceX? Hmmmmm...
Enter squealing like a little girl when I unwrap a 75ml bottle of L'Heure Bleue EdP. I may be grubby and covered in leaves, but I smell GORGEOUS.
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My deepest condolences to you and your hubby Oud_Girl, i am so truly sorry for your loss.
Big hugs to all who need them, Gary, Baldufita, RHM and sweet Sofie(hope you both feel better), and everyone else.
Happy belated birthday Exquisitely me, i am sure your birthday wishes all came true, you both must have had a lovely time together.
Nukapai, i do hope hubby will be right as rain in short order, tell him to keep with the meds and not to be stubborn.
Potiron, so pleased you had a lovely time in London and purchased such a lovely treat.
Today i had on Metal de Paco Rabanne, in all its green chypre glory and tonight i will be applying some vintage Isadora extrait after the shower.
Hope the week becomes brighter and more pleasant for everyone, love and hugs sweeties.
Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser à sa source
I'm enjoying Micallef Note Ambree tonight. Many thanks to Haunani! I love amber so much
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SotA/E is YSL Parisienne (thank you 30 Roses! ). I love this fragrance.
Thinking of Oud girl and all those suffering tonight. I hope you can all have a good night's rest to meet tomorrow anew.
Poor Nakupai! I hope your husband has an uneventful course.
Yay, Potiron! So glad you're home!!
I'm in SIP's Magazine Street tonight. Lavender and cream.........mmmmmmmmmmm........
Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse
CH by Carolina Herrera
I really do like this frag.
Diva is fartin in your perfume mist before you walk through it!! Walk slow and let it marinate......
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Francesco Smalto tonight
"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
I need some soothing fragrance tonight, that's for sure.
Ambre Fetiche sounds pefect.
Bleeker Street by Bond No.9
an_oud_girl, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some confort with your fragrant friends. Hugs to your family.
Baldufita, I hope you feel better soon.
Nuka, I hope DH feels better soon.
I wore Kapsule Light by Karl Lagerfeld, well, actually it is a Mark Buxton creation. For the first time I heard criticism at work. One woman thought it smell liked ginger and it was dry and her throat was closing, blah, blah, blah. I could barely smell it. I don't even think it has ginger, but I need to check what the notes are. Another guy thought it smelled like church (incense). Being a Mark Buxton, I believe it has some incense. Of course the next question was, "why would you want to smell like a church?" My response was "because I am a very strange person and I like it." Yes, I smiled when I said that.
Wore Chamade today, but I'll admit the Sonia Rykiel sounded great. SO I'll wear it tonight.
SotD was Dior Homme today--it is almost as good as No.19 for needing to stand up to long days at work.
SotN is Vol de Nuit extrait, and it is just now getting to the smoke and powder stage, which I love...mmmm.
I am now wearing Youth Dew by Estee Lauder.
I am sending my prayers and my thoughts to all in need tonight-
An Oud Girl, RHM, Gary, Lara, Baldufita - all the best to you ,
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
The way out is a way in-- NEP
Hi all, with an extra special hug to Baldufita today (still love that name!)
Today I sampled Patou Eau de Patou Masculine, which is apparently so rare that the only mentions of it I can find on the internet are all by the person I got my sample from...
Pleasant orange on top, quickly joined by green spices. The orange eventually faded, being replaced by petitgrain, but a well-balanced petitgrain that never got too stark and harsh. All of this eventually faded to an herbal mossy base.
In a way, this is most notable for its lack of offense, in a time when its peers were outdoing themselves to be loud. The orange is sweet, puckery, and nice and the herbs aren't the loud fighting herbs of the 80's powerhouses. Nice, and well done.
I need to revisit Eau de Hadrien, which I remember as being similar to this. Oh, and I need to get a sample of the Chanel Exclusif Cologne, which I'm pretty sure follows these lines, too.
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