Starting the week in Dior Homme.
Thread: SotD Monday 15th February 2009
Instead of waiting for the thread, why not creating it myself for once?
Wearing Fracas from yesterday... This is so powerful I still smell strong! I'll probably reapply during the day, because I fell hard in love...
Have a wonderful beginning of the week, you all!!
Starting the week in Dior Homme.
The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.
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L' HEURE BLEUE, Eau de Parfum
Anise, Coriander, Neroli, Bergamot, Lemon
Carnation, Orchid, Jasmine, Cloves, Neroli, Heliotrope, Ylang-ylang, Rose
Iris, Sandalwood, Musk, Benzoin, Vanilla, Vetiver
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
My SOTD is Aramis. Have a great Monday everyone!
Top notes: Artemisia, Bergamot, Cumin, Gardenia
Middle notes: Jasmine, Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandal
Base notes: Leather, Oakmoss, Castoreum, Amber
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Hermès Amazone EdT for me.
Have a marvy Monday!
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Ivoire for me today.
Wearing my sample of Acqua Di Parma Iris Nobile EDP - this is so lovely! I purchased a 5ml decant from TPC and managed to win a 4ml mini on ebay at the same time so hopefully that will stop me from needing to buy a bottle too soon! I just can't stop sniffing my wrist when I have this on
My perfume blog: Girl With the Curious Nose
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door -Coco Chanel
Currently lusting after:
- Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere
- Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose
- Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille
Kewart, that's a good idea.
I'm going to wear Ivoire too.
Hope you all have a marvvy Monday xxx
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Thanks to Quarry...()
Can you see it? Iris Noire.
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Covered in vanilla patches today:
Il Profumo di Firenze/Zenzero - Starts off sharp & bracing, almost herbal - no ginger though? After that a mediocre vanilla. Meh.
La Maison de la Vanille/Vanille Noire du Méxique - Very nice: fluffy. Vanilla, musk, lemon (?). Reminds me of Perfect Veil & Opal, only heavier on the vanilla. Not too sweet either.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique/Matin Calin - EW. GEROFFME. This is the love child of the unholy union of Ava Luxe Milk, Calyso St Barth Léa and Lostmarc'h Lann-Ael.
In the interest of numbers, I'm declaring my fav of these three my Sotd: Vanille Noire du Méxique.
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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.
You might say I'm in a monogamous relationship with Terranova Gardenia. In fact, took advantage of their 10% off sale to replenish the cologne spray and perfume oil.
May your dreams launch adventures to explore untapped avenues of potential...
Happy belated birthday to turquoisewater!
Day 2 of Fashion Week for me. Looking forward to more of what I did yesterday.
For today in honor of Chaya discovering the green fairy last night I am wearing a fragrant version of the green fairy which Chaya introduced to me.
Have a Majestic Monday everyone.
Good morning all. First of all happy belated birthday wishes to TurquoiseWater! I'm feeling a littlebit melancolic today My South African friends go back to Cape Town today. Wonder how long before I see them again now.Last time it took 7 years before I saw Jason again. The good thing about seeing someone so rarely is that at least you get time to miss them...And then it's even better once you meet To comfort myself a bit I'm in Chergui today.
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Scent mirroring Roberto this morning in L'Heure Bleue Edp
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
SMM - you sweetie !
We'll have to meet and drink soon;-)
[Knock 'em dead in NY- and kiss the dogs for me !]
(((((( Inees ))))))
Kewart, love- you're my pet project today ;-)
And you smell divine.
You, too, Wordiekin.
Eva, you waft beautifully....
I'm going for Vol de Nuit extrait -
Inspired by a night w/ Fille D'Eve.
Funny- it appears that Ricci's can be very moody re : holding up over time [ I'm sure that this one may have had 'undue exposure' to heat or light, or both]
But every Fille D'Eve I've ever smelled has a distinctly dusty mustiness.
I don't mind, exactly- but it DOES affect whether or not I would choose to subject others to my rather eccentric pleasures ;-)
Vol de Nuit seems very similar, but with much more 'flavor'.
Be well, sweet scented minions !
And Happy Birthdays to our many players ;-)
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Datura Noir at the moment.
"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
Nahema parfum on another snowy day.
Goodmorning! I'm heading into a busy week at work, in fact, I dread this week. To lighten my spirits a little, I'm wearing Mauboussin by Mauboussin. I haven't worn this in a while, and it always makes me smile throughout the day.
Hope your Monday sees you cruising through in good scent and spirits!
Good morning! I'm wearing the lovely Bvlgari pour Femme this morning.
Have a good day!
Kewart, that is simply the most gorgeous print ad I've seen! I tried Ivoire a couple years ago, but now I'll have to revisit it! Would be curious to find out who's artistic talent is responsible!
Remnants of 31 Rue Cambon are still wafting from my body - here and there - Baldufita's choice of Fracas sounds so temptingly luscious, I think that will be my pick today as well!
Back in the office this morning after 3 days off. Starting the week in PdN Odalisque.
Is it just me, or is it hard getting back to work in the morning after a Valentine evening?
Where did I put my Starbucks?
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
The best iris of all IMHO - TDC's Bois d'Iris
Running a bit late today, decked out in CdG Series 2: Red - Palisander. Excited that I got two days worth of data collection done again last night, so all I have to do is write today, and the next Scents of The Week column looks promising.
In Aziyade today.
Sous le Vent by Guerlain (thanks NEoTY26)
It takes everything that I love about Philtre d'Amour by Guerlain, strains out a bit of the bright, candied lemon and injects it into the most dazzling chypre accord. This scent makes me happy, when I wear it.
Amouage - Gold!
A brilliant wave of aldehydes softened by gentle florals and sprinkled with spices.
The notes are; Frankincense, Rock Rose, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Jasmine, Myrrh, Musk, Cedarwood, and Sandalwood.
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Joining the iris crowd in Prada Infusion d'Iris today...soft, relaxing....
I'm in Galanos de Galanos vintage parfum today - deep mossy green, smooth and luxurious.
After receiving my massive parcel from the States, I'm in CherryBlossomDiva's Sophisticated Vanilla...
Cadjmere, wafting vanilla, coconut, sandalwood.
Good for you, Baldufita, for kicking things off.
I feel ya, Tao. For several months I put some Iris Noir on every single night. Then I was over it. Funny how this happens with a fragrance.
I like the lines in the woman's dress in petruccijc’s ad.
Let's take a corner booth at Starbucks, Lessa, and not come out until we're ready.
In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
House twin with kumquat, I am wearing Lyric today. Today the 2nd day of Chinese New Year and I enjoyed the fireworks and hotpot at a friend's place.
Woke up this morning with a hint of Angel body lotion around me from yesterday. It was a Valentine's gift from my husband.
Still, I decided it would be a good idea to wear Magical Moon for work anyway. It worked! But I don't think I'll do it again.
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Good Morning, Everyone!
I wore Clinique Wrappings body lotion last night but awoke with a headache this morning. Don't really care for this. So I am wearing Chanel Eau Premier as my SOTD today. Mmmmmm...that's better!
RHM's Vintage, Rare & Pretty Darn Good items on offer: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380...old-Pour-Femme
Just wearing BBW Japanese Cherry Blossom lotion.
Started the day sweet as can be in by Kilians "Love"...and will end it (I'm going out for Carnival with friends) in P.Picasso's Mon parfum..that'll be disguise enough!
Baldufi! I'd love to love Fracas..but I always fail...instead, I'm dreaming of buying me some Bandit!
Keep on smelling good,guys!!
Robert Piguet Baghari
I offer you perfume,
More for its pleasure than for yours;
You perfume perfume.
--Anonymous Ancient Greek Love Lyric
I'm going shopping with DD (school vacation) wearing AA Flora Nerolia.
Oh! My SotD! It is sunny and supposed to get to almost 70° here! I reached for my new bottle of Eau de Campagne. I'm just LOVING it!
I'm wearing Hypnotic Poison, which I've actually been wearing most of the weekend.
I have to admit that it took me years to learn to wear and appreciate this fragrance, and almost gave up on it. I received my first bottle years ago, when I was into more fresh/citrus-like fragrances. I was also living in Southeast Asia, with year-round tropical climate. So it may have been a combination of the hot sticky climate, and my own mentality about how (not) to wear fragrance that made HP absolutely unwearable for me at the time. However, I loved it in the bottle, and its smell has always haunted me.
Now that I'm back in cooler climes, and have acquired somewhat of an "education" in fragrances and their application, I decided to revisit this scent. I'm very glad I did! One or two light sprays applied from a distance, and my skin becomes enveloped in the most delicious spiced vanilla! Gone are the sharpness and bitterness I remembered, and I'm happy to include this in my wardrobe once again.
Thanks for reading! I really wanted to share this experience.
Belated birthday greetings to Turquoisewater, hope you had a wonderful day!
RHM, hope you're feeling better by now honey.
Annick Goutal Musc Nomade
Take care, everyone!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Today I'm testing a DIY perfume from Ankica, here on the forum. It's labeled PLIMA, and is a strong floral that starts out very sharp and then smells like a soap my mother used to buy (Dove? Camay?). It seems to be long-lasting and linear in the soapy phase. Not my style, really, since I'm not a big fan of florals, especially those with a lot of lily of the valley.
Shalimar EDP layered with just a bit of EDT.
Oh my goodness Nakupai, you smell divine!
I'm in something a little strange today: Juliet by Juliet Stewart. Notes are: Amalfi lemons, basil, bergamot and Sicilian orange; middle notes of Mediterranean herbs, Italian jasmine and Madagascan vanilla; and base notes of amber and Oriental precious woods. Sound simple enough, no? It's very mossy and herbaceous. Certainly lovely, but not so much on me. Lovers of light chypres might enjoy this, I think. Anyone know it or try it?
Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse
I'm wearing Bvlgari Black as SotA, totally by accident. Post afternoon bath, I thought I was reaching for a decant of Bvlgari Femme, but it turns out to have been Black. I love this. I was a bit intimidated by it before, expecting all the smoke and rubber that people talked about, and it turns out to be this lovely, subtle thing. You'd think curiosity would have made me try it, but it just never interested me. So count me among its fans now, better late than never.
I'll make a decision, right now.
Have a great day!
For me it's Chanel's Beige. Defending a deposition today and looking damn sexy while doing it - the Chanel was just the trick to finish off the opposing counsel.
Everyone smells intoxicating today- wearing some scents I never would have investigated had it not been for basenotes.
I think I have officially become the laziest person alive. I've had a 4 day weekend and am on my 4 th day of sleeping in till noon. Tomorrow is back to work!
Still undecided as to SOTD but it will be something BIG, which I can't get away with in the office- Fracas? Songes? Mahora?
CBD Golden Botrytis
honey, dried fruits, quince, white flowers and amber.
Ubu, I agree that it is a gorgeous print ad for Ivoire, however my favorite is the one from 1990 where the lady hidden behind the wide brims of the hat in mute astonishment that her pearl string has broken with her hands in gloves on the sides. I will tell you later who the lady is, I have a temporary glitch in my memory.
I am wearing Guerlain Gourmand Coquin today, still windy and the school was cancelled.
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I took my almost untouched bottle of Lovely out of the cabinet so that i could photograph it and put it on my swap list since I never liked it.. Thought i"d give it one final farewell spritz and....well? ...You guessed it.
Suddenly I like it.
Suddenly I find it a very green, cool. modern patchouli. Maybe the green frag in the pink bottle is what put me off before. Maybe I never treid it on a snowy day before. The wonders of SOTD.
Some stunning images above. Kumquat's is especially spectacular.
Wearing No 5 Eau Premiere today.
Happy Monday to everyone.
Switching things up to Ambrette 9 by Le Labo...it never recieves much love, but it's a great one for me!
Salvador Dali Pour Homme tonight
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
Belated Happy Birthday, Turquoisewater!
Blue Amber, a comforting veil... (sad news and headache, today).
At least I finaly had the time to make decants for a friend!