BOND NO. 9
Thread: SotD Thursday 11 February
Another day in Etat Libre d'Orange Vierges et Toreros for me. The more I wear this one, the more I like it. This time around I noticed that I love especially the vetiver note and the soft, gentle drydown.
Have a great day!
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"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Mroning everyone - I was in Shalimar but now it's Joy extrait. Have a very good new day and hugs to all basenoters in need of one.
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Hello all, have a Fantastic Thursday
For me today, a masterpiece created by Monsieur Vincent Robert and Monsieur François Coty in 1924 and so actual
petit grain, orange, lemon, rosemary and bergamot
cedar, patchouli, sandalwood, rose, iris, carnation, cinnamon and clove,
leather, ambergris, musk and oakmoss.
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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..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Morning all, I'm wearing one of my 'Holy Grail' scents this morning, the wonderful Carnal Flower.
The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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I'm in Christiane Celle's Calypso Thé for the second day in a row. Very pleasant every day scent.
Have a good day everyone!
Cor, time travel!
I've decided spring will come quicker if I wear spring-y scents. Diptyque Philosykos it is.
It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.
My SOTD is Frederic Malle Noir Epices. Have a great day everyone!
Top notes are orange, rose and geranium.
Middle notes are nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and cloves.
Base notes are sandalwood, patchouli and cedar.
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The greenness of this little gem is making me long for SPRING!!
Thanks everyone for the warmest and kindest vibes I got yesterday.
Haunani, I hope Chubby's attitude about "cats" has change, so he can enjoy playing with your and Comdiva's cat up there.
And 30 Roses, hope the situation is getting better? Being at home might speed up his recovery.
Bond No.9 Wall Street for me today.
Insolence! This Maurice Roucel expression is like a spritz of youth! I feel vigorous and lively ~ not to mention downright pretty! Still reeling off the fragrance project news yesterday, Dimitri, Quarry and Ruggles YOU ROCK!
Geeze! Each one of you smells better than the last this ayem! Gramercy Park! Knize Ten! Carnal Flower! Insolence!!
Not to be outdone, am heading for weekly Mah Jongg in VINTAGE...
...(that's Eau Arpege) snagged from Brielle.
THEY. DO. NOT. MAKE. THEM. LIKE. THIS. A-N-Y-MORE. I don't know what it is but there is a depth and richness to these vintages (same is true of my Joy - *waves to MysticKnot*) not present in the recent issues.
This was one of my Mother's faves - and 75 years later still conjures up her bedroom in the evening light with the kidney-shaped dressing table and its ivory backed hand mirror - the shimmering bottles and jars...and this SMELL....)
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"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Eau de Patou this morning.
we have seen the enemy...and he is us.-Pogo
Good morning! SL Daim Blond today.
Wait, wait, it is February, isn't it? Please say that it is. Winter is moving along sooooo slooooowly this year. I had a momentary temporal and seasonal meltdown.
Buried in snow and wearing....
Take care, everyone!
Oh everybody smells wonderful indeed!!!
I'm in Jicky edp today..it's such a perfect scent:genderfree, good in winter, in summer, for work, for an evening out..someday I'll go for the extrait..
The sun's out again, the sky is bright blue and I'm feeling glorious in a cloud of L'Instant de Guerlain - so heavenly.
Y'all have a great day!
Yum, yum, yum Kewart!
I'm in Balmain de Balmain today. Don't wear it often, but when I do, I really enjoy it
Tommi, I SO know what you mean...SIGH.
Your memories match mine !
Tigs- you smell wonderful.
I'm eager to sniff anything regarding Tilda Swinton [ re: yesterday's post !], I admire her so.
You all smell divine
Evangeline- I adore L'Instant.
Great in the winter- I imagine , esp. in Wisconsin ;-)
Hugs to RHM, Sof, 3xasif, 30 Roses, all our dear Snifferellas.
May your sorrows decrease !
Parfum d' Empire's Eau Suave: roses, vineyard peach, raspberry, apricot, pepper, coriander, saffron, Bourbon vanilla and white musk.
Don't let the notes fool you-
This one is hardly a syrupy , fruity rose-musk.
It's tangy, spicy, even arid in the drydown;easily a unisex scent, and elegant as all getout.
It can give le Labo a good run for its money- without the Ambroxan or Iso-E Super ;-)
[ I amp up the rose w/ Weleda's Wild Rose Body Oil underneath ]
Woodiness is implied, without the obvious use of synthetics- probably the result of the dry spiciness of coriander and saffron.
Pepper tends to 'dry' any fragrance, when added to the mix, as well.
I remember choosing this for Angela, on NST, when we met in NYC.
She hadn't found any roses she liked; at Aedes, we sniffed this, and she came back for it the next day ;-)
I love when that happens ! Makes my day ;-)
Kisses to you scented seraphim.
Love you like cheese.
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Everyone does smell good, and that Arpege! OMG!! Taolady, I remember it well. I'm so happy you are enjoying it. Brielle is wonderful.
Anywho...on to SOTD, wore JOY body cream last night with Santalum, to cut the florals. Today I'll wear, Maurice Roucel's New Haarlem from Bond. It's one of my favorites of his and since I met him...well...it's special. Primary notes are: bergamot, cedarwood, coffee, vanilla, patchouli & lavender. Personally, I think there's a touch of some other floral but it's not enough for me to say "Oh this is_____!". It just makes the scent more rounded.
"Great art picks up where nature ends.”
- Marc Chagall
Congrats to Quarry, Dimitri and Ruggles for having their briefs chosen in the Basenotes Fragrance Project. Bravo to all of you!!
I'm wearing something that feels as cool as winter on me.
Eau d’Italie Sienne l’Hiver
When you look back on the career of all artists you look for that inflection point; the time where they went from being adept to being audacious and imaginative. For me that moment for Bertrand Duchaufour was 2006’s Sienne l’Hiver for Eau d’Italie. This was the fragrance where it felt like he had pulled the best themes of some of his earlier fragrances to create a more magnificent whole. When I wear Sienne l’Hiver I am reminded of previous Duchaufour compositions like Comme des Garcons Series 1, Leaves: Calamus or L’Artisan Piment Brulant, or even L’Artisan Mechant Loup. There are hints form all three of those fragrances within the olfactory tapestry that is Sienne l’Hiver.
Sienne l’Hiver translates as Siena in Winter and it is meant to evoke the Tuscan medieval city. M. Duchaufour does an amazing job of creating the smells of a city on the cusp of fall and winter. From the last vestiges of the greenery through the woodsmoke on the breeze this makes an Italian winter milieu come alive through fragrance.
The top of Sienne l’Hiver begins with a mix of violet and geranium to make an astringent green beginning that has the dual ability of blowing a cool breeze across the opening of this fragrance. On that cool breeze the smell of wood smoke and roasted chestnuts reaches your nose. This is a complex accord as the hearty nuttiness of the chestnuts mixes well with the smoky woodiness and that creates a completely unique accord. The chill returns with that chilliest of florals as an icy iris signals the shift to the base and the return of the winter wind. Along the way there are hints of an olive accord but I find it plays peek-a-boo with my nose and never fully seems to stick and in some ways that makes it more interesting because it is like a note that keeps getting whipped away by the cold winter breeze only to return when the wind has died down.
Sienne l’Hiver has excellent longevity but very little sillage as it is a very close wearing scent. Sienne l’Hiver is a fragrance that is really meant only for the wearer to appreciate.
M. Duchaufour would quickly follow up Sienne l’Hiver with a number of amazing fragrances in the next few years. I love Sienne l’Hiver because it is at this moment where M. Duchaufour reaches escape velocity and becomes one of the best noses out there on a consistent basis.
Have a Tremendous Thursday everyone.
Anne Pliska EDP for a freezing cold and sunny day here in London.
I am wearing Vanilia today, but now at work I am yearning for amber.
Just nipping back in to say WOW!!!
I just went for a quick run around the shops at lunch, and found myself drawn to a bottle of Dolce Vita. Haven't smelt this in 15 years; always pooh-poohed its sweetness. Now, I heard this stuff was discontinued, so I thought I'd pay it a final visit. It's gorgeous! Yes, it's sweet, and just a little too sweet for me to be honest, but it has a glorious skanky note at the base of it which is just delightful! Am wondering now if this is old, somewhat 'over-ripe' stock ... I see no mention of, say, cumin on the notes pyramid on its page.