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    Testing Ineke's Field Notes from Paris. I'm afraid I don't like this at all :-(

    Feel better soon, dear Trikki!
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Ce Soir ou Jamais - Annick Goutal
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    Default Re: S O T D Friday 5 March 2010

    Thank you for the kind welcome, everyone. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    NeedCoffee, welcome and go with Ungaro. You said it is your new name and new life, please stay this time!
    I will take your advice - Diva it is!

    I'm killing time before I have to leave for work. Ironic, since I am usually running out the door at the last possible minute, applying lipstick and putting on shoes as I run for the car. I had to get my daughter to school very early, so I had time for a Starbucks run (must. have. coffee!) and play time on the internet.

    Have a fabulous Friday, all!

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    Hello everyone!

    Thanks to the generous sample from a very special BaseNoter, I'm in my third full wearing of Givrine, by E. Coudray. It's been on my WishList since my first wearing, but I just promoted it to five-star status (another one!) What a seductive and beautiful fragrance - a fresh and vivacious but soft green floral. Despite the fruit in the pyramid, I don't get any real fruitiness, and just a touch of sweetness. The fruit just seems to give the florals some tangy sparkle at the top, and a bit of lusciousness at the heart. But the peony and violet (I don't get any gardenia) are the standouts to me, and they're gorgeous over the warm and creamy sandalwood and clean musk. The sillage is stunning.

    Although I wouldn't say they smell alike, I'd put Givrine near Estee Lauder's Pleasures in the floral family, but Givrine is much more subtle, and a lot more elegant and luxurious. I find Pleasures rather sharp, and I have to be in the right mood for its pink pepper note, thankfully absent in the silky, smooth Givrine. Another fragrance that comes to mind is Ralph Lauren's original Lauren, but again, Givrine isn't sharp or insistent - it's the slightly spicy green floral accord that they have in common...it might just be the treatment of the violet. At any rate, to my nose Givrine is superior to these, and I'm having a hard time coming up with an example of this type of floral that Givrine would not outshine.




    Top notes - bergamot, kumquat, watermelon
    Middle notes - peony, lily-of-the-valley, violet, gardenia
    Bottom notes - sandalwood, patchouli, musk, blonde woods



    I missed it too, so Happy Belated Birthday, Rtamara!
    Happy Birthday ECaruthers!
    Welcome Reine and NeedCoffee!

    Y'all have a great day!
    Last edited by Evangeline; 5th March 2010 at 02:37 PM.

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    En Passant and blue jeans. Heaven.

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    Guerlain - Parure
    A Mr. Guerlain inspired choice, Parure has been compared to Mitsouko;
    a fruity-chypre with plum rather than peach.
    In Japan, the plum blossom heralds the beginning of spring.

    Notes for Guerlain Parure
    Top: bergamot, clary sage, galbanum
    Middle: plum, lilac, rose, jasmine
    Base: oakmoss, earthy forest notes, spices, vetiver, styrax, Peru balsam, wood

    Asha, What a gorgeous picture!
    ECaruthers - Happiest of Birthdays to you!
    Last edited by kumquat; 5th March 2010 at 03:03 PM.
    Currently wearing: Aperçu by Houbigant

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    First post in here, hello :)

    Today I am wearing a sample of Czech & Speake's Frankincense & Myrrh. It's a crisp but sunny day, and this seems to match that and is working very well.

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    Default Re: S O T D Friday 5 March 2010

    My SOTD is Eau d'Italie Bois d'Ombrie.

    Top notes: whisky, cognac, Korean calamus, wild carrot
    Middle notes: tanned leather, Iris of Florence rhizome, Brazilian copahu essence
    Base notes: Caucasian leather, Haitian vetyver, Turkish Latakia tobacco, Mexican opoponax, Yemenite myrrh, Indonesian patchouli

    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    All the beautiful pictures of flowers make me so sick of the grey skies and dirty mounds of snow I see out of my window! EL Pleasures-Peony garden for me today!
    Currently wearing: Bluebell by Penhaligon's

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    Habit Rouge (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain (from a sample)



    On an extremely cold Friday morning, this is a cup full of warmth. I love it.
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Green Irish Tweed
    The Candy Perfume Boy:One boy's obsession with perfume and all things smelly.

    Follow Fragrant Reviews on twitter for fragrance reviews in under 140 characters. Reviews by Candy Perfume Boy & GBlue.

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    Default Re: S O T D Friday 5 March 2010

    G.Nejman - Le Sportif

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    Thanks for all the well wishes, I've slept the afternoon away so I'm feeling a bit better.

    Well spotted Chaya, it's the lovely and wierd Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh in my avatar. Love love love them ("bouncy bouncy, I'm having such a good time, bouncy bouncy - shoes all in a line" - The Bouncy crimp).
    Last edited by trikkirikki; 5th March 2010 at 04:41 PM.

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    SMM, I enjoyed your review. Sugarwood sounds like a must-try for me, as I chewed the occasional sugar cane in my youth, too. (Chergui brings that back for me, a bit.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    ...Surprisingly, nothing hurts this morning on me, a very unusual and slightly disturbing sensation? Or, another sign of spring?...
    Twolf, I think spring must finally be on the way for you. Hooray! And just look at those glorious photos from Asha and Kumquat!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    ...Got to check on the status of my "pet rock"...
    Love this! :-) Please keep us posted, RHM.

    Quote Originally Posted by Petra Ichor View Post
    First post in here, hello ...
    Welcome Petra Ichor! And welcome back to you, NeedCoffee!

    Also sending warm Happy Birthday wishes to ECaruthers!

    My SotD is the amazing, head-clearing Timbuktu. A happy girl am I.

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    NeedCoffee and Petra

    Happy Birthday ECaruthers!

    Today I analysed data of a study we conducted - and the data seem to be good enough for publication. Yay! Additionally to filling out a questionnaire we also measured our participants' eyemovements (with an eyetracker). I've not taken a look at the eyemovement data yet, but if we find something on that measure it would be very cool indeeed (or as the prof would say: "sexy" ).

    SotD was Chanel No 22

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    Yosh's Ginger Ciao for me today.

    Joining NeedsCoffee in needing coffee
    (off to pour 4th cup of the day)
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    "Wardrobe" and Reviews of everything I've tried to date. Please come visit and let me know what you think.

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    Happy Birthday to ECaruthers! Welcome new BNers!

    In a bit of a rush today, but just stopping to say "hello" and post my

    SOTD: Bandit EDP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra Ichor View Post
    First post in here, hello

    Today I am wearing a sample of Czech & Speake's Frankincense & Myrrh. It's a crisp but sunny day, and this seems to match that and is working very well.
    Hello, to you Petra Ichor. The first post I made here was not long ago, and felt scary to play with the big girls - but I quickly found it's a very welcoming place.

    Trikkirikki, hope you feel better soon.
    Welcome back Needcoffee- Probaly I didn't know you before but I LOVE your new name.

    to business- It's a sunny 66 F day in coastal California and I'm starting the weekend in Balmain de Balmain

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    Asha and Kumquat, those are gorgeous photos!

    Today I'm wearing Annick Goutal's Le Chèvrefeuille. Amazing how it reduces fine lines and wrinkles, nips in the waistline and eliminates grey hairs. This is the real youth dew.

    Have a great Friday, everyone!

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    I'm appalled at how rarely I see one of my beloved Poisons
    in this thread. What is wrong with you women?!

    Such a shame!

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    Happy Birthday, ECaruthers!!!! Welcome Petra Ichor!!!!

    Happy Friday to all!!!

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    Iris Silver Mist

    Happy Birthday to ECaruthers! Happy weekend to everyone else.

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    Was wearing Guerlain AA Winter Delice today.

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    Default Re: S O T D Friday 5 March 2010

    Hey all! Happy birthday to rtamara and ECaruthers! Glad to see RHM is feeling better!

    It's a beautiful day out there, and I've spent the morning reading email and Basenotes, so I must get up and at 'em. I'm going to be doing a lot of yard work out there in the sunny cold (it's about 60º, and yes, that's cold! ) so I wanted something bright and floral. I was looking for my Armani Prive Eclat de Jasmin, but happened across J'Adore first. I haven't worn this in *ages* and it's such a pretty little thing.

    Chyphres tomorrow! Yay! In the meantime, happy Friday!
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    Default Re: S O T D Friday 5 March 2010

    Ready for bed in InFine Luanda... Flowers, amber and powder...

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    So far today I've put on 28 La Pausa, MKK and Nahema.

    I just couldn't decide.

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    Roberto, I'm sitting next to you on the Basenotes bus today. Everyone else can budge up so I can have a good whiff of that lumberjack goodness that makes me go 'whoo!!!!' And Mikey Perez, you can sit on my other side, because I lurve the Habit Rouge edp bigtime. So that's me in my happy place. (Easily pleased, yes, I know. But hmm, nowadays the things that please me are in suuuuch good taste, darling.)

    Happy birthday RTamara and ECaruthers - I hope you get to party all weekend and smell DIVINE for days and days.

    My SOTD: I found my sample of Parfums d'Empire Ambre Russe (I'm pretty sure I have Taolady to thank for this) and it's lovely. I finally got the vodka and champagne topnotes today; most unusual and interesting. But it's dominated for me by the tobacco and gets very close to Amber Narguile (which I used to adore but which went Nazgul on me last year, but, I haven't tried it this winter so maybe I should). However it dries down into a very nice base which isn't oversweet, thankfully.

    The power of the tobacco in this makes me debate if I'd buy a full bottle. But I might buy a bottle of Cuir Ottoman, which I wore yesterday. So this goes onto the decant list. Maybe that's where CO should be too. I like the motto 'sample, decant, FB' these days. I'm so fickle. And with all these scents, how do I have time to wear them all?

    Chypres tomorrow. What to wear, what to wear? Do I get to use my puns? "I feel so chypre..." etc etc.
    Last edited by Wordbird; 5th March 2010 at 08:35 PM.
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    Quarry, your feast is making me hungry!
    Happy Birthday ECaruthers!
    Today I am in Chanel no 19 all the way, baby!!!!
    "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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    Default Re: S O T D Friday 5 March 2010

    Well I started the day in Dior Diorissimo, but wanted something warmer.

    Now I am trying out my newjustarrivedonlymomentsago FRACAS by Robert Piguet. I thought that this would be a new never been smelled before scent for me, but I instantly recognized it...guess I didn't know that this was Fracas. Go figure!

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    Layered Heritage Edp and Edt tonight.
    "Are you a god?"
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    "Are you a wizard?"
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    "Are you a man?"
    "No"
    "Then what are you?"
    "I am awake.."
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