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    Nukapai I'm glad that Simon and Mark liked your perfume, consider me interested in a sample, I'd love to try some of your work! Good luck with the move!

    WordbirdSnozzling is a fantastic word and Im sure you will see lots more snozzle when you get back to the UK.

    I'm wearing Beyond Paradise today, it certainly is a curious oddity to me.
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    Warming myself up with Galimar by Galimard from playing with the kids in the snow all day.

    It has notes of nutmeg and cinnamon on top of a lovely vanilla, patchouli and musk base.

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    Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman.

    Notes: jasmine, leather, iris, benzoin, balsams, resins, incense
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    Staying inside today, except for a romp in the snow with my recovered pomeranian. Will probably spend the day reading, shoveling and resting up for a super busy week at the hospital.

    Elizabeth Arden Pretty today, light floral and nice on a dark snowy day.

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    I'm wearing Bond Success Is A Job In New York today!!! Christmas came early for me from my special Santa! :bounce:

    happy weekend, everyone!
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    Default Re: SotD Saturday 19 December

    Zagorsk (Series 3: Incense) by Comme des Garcons



    It's a beautifully clear, cool day in Miami. The grass is green, I am wearing a green shirt, the Christmas tree is sitting in the sun giving off it's wonderful scent and wearing Zagorsk seemed almost inevitable.

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    Today something light.....Hermes 24 Faubourg Eau Delicate It's like a fresh light salad after enjoying the sweet, heavy, spicy excesses of holiday feasting this past week.
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    Nukapai, best wishes for your move AND for your new fragrance creation!

    ComDiva, your impressions of Mauboussin and Ume are interesting! Like you, I don't do fruit well, but these two sit very well on my skin. In both, the potential sweetness of the fruit seems to be mitigated by other things. I AM really surprised at your getting powder from Mauboussin. While I have a tolerance -- even liking -- for powder, I don't believe I get any in Mauboussin! To my nose it's smooth, glowing (to borrow Evangeline's term), and somewhat transparent. But NOT powdery.

    For my SotD, I'm very tempted to choose Havana Vanille again. However, I'm going to continue my appreciation course in narcissus fragrances by comparing Chamade and Narcisse Noir, just for fun! BTW, I was surprised to see that Havana Vanille has narcissus as a listed note. It also has helichrysum (also known as immortelle or everlasting flower), which is another favorite note of mine! I think I will pretend that Bertrand made Havana Vanille just for me.

    Wishing all a pleasure-filled weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Nukapai, best wishes for your move AND for your new fragrance creation!

    ComDiva, your impressions of Mauboussin and Ume are interesting! Like you, I don't do fruit well, but these two sit very well on my skin. In both, the potential sweetness of the fruit seems to be mitigated by other things. I AM really surprised at your getting powder from Mauboussin. While I have a tolerance -- even liking -- for powder, I don't believe I get any in Mauboussin! To my nose it's smooth, glowing (to borrow Evangeline's term), and somewhat transparent. But NOT powdery.

    For my SotD, I'm very tempted to choose Havana Vanille again. However, I'm going to continue my appreciation course in narcissus fragrances by comparing Chamade and Narcisse Noir, just for fun! BTW, I was surprised to see that Havana Vanille has narcissus as a listed note. It also has helichrysum (also known as immortelle or everlasting flower), which is another favorite note of mine! I think I will pretend that Bertrand made Havana Vanille just for me.

    Wishing all a pleasure-filled weekend!
    Haunani, I am quite sure that Bertrand made Havana Vanille just for you. Thanks for letting me share your personal perfume - I love my bottle too
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nukapai View Post
    .....My grapefruit perfume went down very well. Both Mark and Simon actually liked it. Mark made some suggestions, which I'll be happy to tinker with in January. No idea what'll happen to it, but I will consider sending out some samples to people who are interested.....
    OH...pick me ...PICK ME!! I LUV grapefruit...PICK ME. (Will happily send clams and vials and do your windows...)

    But for the nonce am swannning forth in a sample of (I think) Himalaya from a divine BNer who didn't mark the decants and whose pm identifying them I - um - deleted. Can't wait 'til I find out what this is.... Citrusy, peppery with an amber underglow....
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    Mauboussin is not powdery on me either, not a bit. Crystal clear all the time of its potent duration.
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    Today is Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has a Gun. Loving it. Miss you guys. I have been so busy with the holidays but I plan to be back strong in the new year. Hugs and love!
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    Haunani: gosh, I thought Havana Vanille was surely made just for me! I am wearing it again today!

    Nuk: good luck with your move. I am so happy to hear about your continuing fragrance adventures. Hand up here for a sample.

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    Kewart, that vintage Mary Quant Havoc of your sounds just wonderful.

    Nukapai, best wishes for an easy-breezy move.

    I'm wearing Paloma Picasso for the second day in a row. Take good care, all!

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    Lady Stetson



    I bought this last night, my curiosity on its resemblance to No. 22 finally getting the better of me. Well, I lovelovelove 22 edt, but that's not what LS is akin to-- it's the pure parfum. They share the same very powdery aldehyde opening, and also some of the same white flowers-- maybe gardenia? Different is the sweetness in Lady Stetson's opening, which reminds me a little of the peach in Petite Cherie. I prefer 22 edt to the parfum because of the superfluity of liturgical incense, making it easily the most beautiful thing I have yet sniffed. LS doesn't have any incense and therefore lacks the depth of either 22 formula, but it is still elegant and quite pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Mauboussin is not powdery on me either, not a bit. Crystal clear all the time of its potent duration.
    Same here Twolf, Mauboussin has never been close to powdery for me.
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Mauboussin is not powdery on me either, not a bit. Crystal clear all the time of its potent duration.
    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Same here Twolf, Mauboussin has never been close to powdery for me.
    Well then, that's three of us. ComDiva, if you come back to this thread, what exactly do you mean by powdery? I'm wondering if this is a semantic issue. This is interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Haunani, I am quite sure that Bertrand made Havana Vanille just for you. Thanks for letting me share your personal perfume - I love my bottle too
    Quote Originally Posted by Therese View Post
    Haunani: gosh, I thought Havana Vanille was surely made just for me! I am wearing it again today!
    Bertrand did tell me that I could share it with a few special friends.

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    Rose Alexandrie
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    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    Same here Twolf, Mauboussin has never been close to powdery for me.
    ...me three!
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    Angel got a hold on me again today. The intensity of life sometimes calls for something of equal "in your face" intensity.
    "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

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Ava Luxe's Johri for my Sotd

    Will now dip into Montale's Chocolate Greedy after reading VM's blog.

    Goodnight everyone!
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    Back from drinks and dinner in Agatha Brown Imperial Jade Emperor
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    ..oops
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    Polo Blue Pour Homme by RL
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    Default Re: SotD Saturday 19 December

    Here's member no. 5 joining the "I don't find Mauboussin powdery at all" club.

    Spritzed Angel after sauna last night and woke up with the most delicious scent imaginable. It was the morning after drydown that made me fall in love with it seven years ago and purchase a bottle and it still mesmerizes me after all these years.
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