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Thread: SOTD Sunday 7 March-10
Shamelessly borrowing Taolady's sotd.....Jacomo Parfum Rare
RHM, you should try my SoTD Baroque from Fragonard. Full of rich, luscious roses!
Notes include Tea Rose, Bergamot, Bulgarian Rose, Ginger, Lignum Vitae, Vanilla, Musk.
Mikeperez, I adore your exquisite taste in pepper! xoxo
Today, like Baldufita, I'm craving a floral...so it's Lys Mediteranee created by Edouardo Flechier for Frederic Malle.
Gorgeous, fresh lilies!
Nanadebary Green. Tra-la-la-la.
Love it when Ubu's avatar and mine stack up. Hers looks so luxurious and classy. Mine looks kinda b1tchy and slouchy.
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Today I was wearing Jasmin de Nuit from TDC. Definitely in my top 10! :-)
Stretching out SnS one more day ... I'm wearing vintage Diorling, a leather-y chypre that is SO smooth and elegant.
I've trademarked the color bleu
Petra, great description of Maroussia! I have a bottle and I like it but couldn't quite put my finger on a description of it, but you've nailed it. You just know I'll end up wearing that one day this week, just to be able to wander around grinning to myself.
Kewart, I am drooling reading your lunch menu. Mmmmmmmmm.
We've been having quiet fun today, enjoying the snow on the ground and the sunny weather, though it's very cold and hopefully we'll have more dumps of the white stuff very soon. (I know a lot of people are tired of winter but I want just a little more snow before springtime comes, please. My skis are pining and need to go to the mountains again.)
I'm carrying on in the chypres in Miss Balmain. This was the breakthrough scent that got me over the oakmoss hump last year. Before I wore it for a day on bare skin, not on fabrics, I'd always dwelled on the bitter, pursed-lips topnotes, but now I know there is a warm heart lying underneath, so I feel more kindly disposed to that prim and rather sniffy first encounter.
Anteus, I feel this (Miss Balmain) is radically different to Cuir de Russie, which I find warm, luxurious and animalic from the get-go. It will be interesting to hear what you think.
Mikey, I shall have to see if I can visit Le Labo when I finally make it to London on my next trip home. If you say you love Poivre 23, I'm likely to appreciate it too. And I'm getting curious about all their scents. Wonder what they'll make of Small in their shop? She's getting very professional now - she makes a bee-line for the touches and starts looking for things to sample. Naturally, being 5 years old and cute as a button (yes, I'm biased), all SAs adore her and she gets given stacks of samples.
Last and most importantly, Happy Birthday Mira! Hope you and Dimi had a great weekend celebrating. x
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"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
kbe, I looooooove Old Spice, and you're right, it's such a classic. I really should pick some up for DH.
Decided to wear Party in Manhattan today it was a wrong choice. Went to an annoying brunch for my brother's birthday....very pricey restaurant (think $13 for eggs!), along with his narcissistic girlfriend, her mother, and her mother's exboyfriend (nice leather pants and buffed nails). Oh well. I'm also feeling sorry for myself. Our son, who happens to be 2, has preferred his father (DH), except when I'm around and DH isn't, since he was about a year old. Even if he falls down and wants comforting, he wants "papa!" and pushes me away. It breaks my heart. Everyone says it's a phase, but it seems to be lasting forever. I spend loads of time with him....he's not in daycare afterall, so I don't understand. Sorry for complaining, I am grateful to have such a happy healthy boy, I just don't know what i"m doing wrong/?? Maybe it's the perfume :-P
Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse
Carrying on with Day 2 of my self declared "week de chypre", which I decided on yesterday, after enjoying the SnS. Don't know if I'll actually make it a whole week, I'm so impulse driven when it comes to my choice of the day. LOL
Today is Ma Griffe, which gets a lot of love here on BN.
"a crisp green mossy chypre floral parfum with top notes of gardenia, citrus, galbanum and clary sage; heart notes of jasmine and rose on base notes of sandalwood, vetiver, oak moss, benzoin, labdanum, and musk" per PI.
How the scent makers come up with these combinations is a continual revelation!
Kewart, count me in!
Some seriously beautiful photos above today.
Wearing No 5 Eau Premiere today, just cuz.
Have a good Sunday, everyone!
(By the way, I am testing The Party in Manhattan today, and while it has grown on me, it did not start off being something I could conceive of wearing ever again.)
Again, I hope you will forgive the unsolicited input. I just sensed the sadness in your post.
Oh....scent of the day... I am still getting hints of the Coco Mademoiselle I wore out dancing last night. It's my sweetie's favorite and a gift from him. I didn't get home until 2:30 a.m. (risky with my college-age son home and 'supervising' lol). Not sure what to scent myself with when I finally get my lazy booty out of bed.
Put Alahine on this morning and it's still going strong without re-application. (Unheard of for my scent-eating skin) It makes me feel very underdessed as well, slouching around in my sweat pants and vest. I feel as if I should be in formal evening wear !
In addition to testing out The Party in Manhattan, I am testing Nuit de Longchamp and PG Papyrus de Ciane. The Papyrus de Ciane is my least favorite of the three; surprising, because I am an enormous fan of PG scents. But despite its loveliness, the scent seems quite pedestrian -- nothing to set it apart from any other fresh, green cologne-type scent -- and its staying power is practically nil. The Party in Manhattan began with an intense blast of something approaching acetone (or Bestine), but is now becoming soft and very sweet, in a Tabu-like vein. The Nuit de Longchamp had a wonderfully promising beginning -- spices galore -- but is settling into plain old, very nice, but plain old nonetheless, rose.
Have a lovely Sunday all, and take good care.
Happy Birthday Mira.....Hope You're having a Blast!!!
Bleecker St. by Bond No.9
Ava Luxe Roses EDP.
Happy Birthday, Mira! I hope you have a wonderful day and that you get to eat lots of tasty food.
I did a pre-shower spritz of 31, Rue Cambon (thanks, Ubu! ) and now doing a side-by-side with Bois des Iles. Am I the only one who finds these two remarkably similar?
The way out is a way in-- NEP
Aramis 900 tonight. Deeeelightful!
Lemon, Bergamot, Rosewood.
Carnation, Orris, Geranium.
Moss, Patchouli, Vetiver.
we have seen the enemy...and he is us.-Pogo
Started out with Bandit... followed this afternoon with Yatagan (the Bandit drydown smooths out the sharpness of the Yatagan) and tonight, more of Michael Storer's Monk (and on top of the drydowns of both Bandit and Yatagan, I can smell the "wet concrete" one reviewer mentioned smelling in Monk.)
Today I wore Reminiscence Patchouli Elixir on on arm and Parfumerie Generale L'Ombre Fauve on the other. Not sure what SotN will be yet...could be MKK again.
Aromatics Elixir again ......
A very Happy Birthday to Mira !
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Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
I wore Angel by Thierry Mugler.
Going to bed in Serge Lutens Chergui...rather comforting on this cold rainy night.