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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Ack! Jergen's lotion....now that smells like my grandmother. Sorry my Frgrant Divas you're going to have to do better than that. That's like me saying I want to walk around in Barbasol all day.

    For this dreary day after the gloriously sunny weekend I am craving some tuberose and wanted something new.

    Histoire de Parfums Tuberose Trilogy #3 Animale

    Gerald Ghislain’s line of perfumes Histoire de Parfums endeavor to create a library of fragrance. Late in 2009 he released a Tuberose Trilogy. Three fragrances meant to explore the different qualities a core tuberose note could impart to a fragrance. The one that drew my eye first was #3 Animale. What got me interested was the inclusion of tobacco and immortelle in the note list. I thought these two notes could be very good partners for tuberose.

    Tuberose is one of the more heady floral notes out there and in classics like Frederic Malle Carnal Flower or Robert Piguet Fracas those fragrances use the intensity of tuberose to effect. M. Ghislain can’t quite tame the beast that is tuberose but in Animale he chooses to take a couple of strong notes and allow them to stand next to the tuberose, if not as equals, at least they are not overwhelmed.

    The beginning of Animale is a mix of plum and neroli in conjunction with the tuberose. This is the most pedestrian phase of Animale as early on it feels like a hundred similar fruity florals out there. That changes as an herbal accord of rosemary and sage cuts across the fruit and adds a needed earthiness. This is where the tobacco accord makes its appearance and this is the sweet dried tobacco, concentrated and narcotic in intensity. The interaction between the sweet tuberose and the leafy sweetness of the tobacco is quite beautiful. What is even better is that beauty gets trumped in the base as immortelle slowly makes its way into the mix. The maple syrup accord of immortelle adds a different kind of sweet to the mélange. I can see where many would be wondering if they need to keep their insulin handy with all of this sweetness going on. What I found is that M. Ghislain manages to keep a short leash on these sweet notes and they definitely play well together. The latter stages of Animale, as the sweet floral of the tuberose, the sweet leafy aspect of tobacco and the maple syrup of immortelle intertwine amongst each other create a very pleasant experience.

    Animale has above average longevity and above average sillage.

    If you are a fan of tuberose you should try all three entries in the Tuberose Trilogy but if you really only want to try one go straight to #3, Animale. That’s the fragrance that is #1 in the Tuberose Trilogy for me.

    Have a Mighty Monday everyone.
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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Chanel Coromandel again today. I never get tired of this fragrance
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March


    Les Nuits D'Hadrien EDP

    I didn't like this at first but it grew on me.
    Now I appreciate its herbal quirkiness. I'm not sure if there is cypress
    in this as in Eau D'Hadrien, but there appears to be juniper
    so I've included it in the notes, instead.
    Oddly, it wasn't listed but I'm sure it's there.
    As with Eau D'Hadrien, EDP is the only way to go!

    Notes: Green Mandarin, tangerine, bergamot, Sicilian lemon,
    ylang-ylang, juniper, cumin, sandalwood, white musk, amber, vanilla
    Last edited by kumquat; 22nd March 2010 at 02:16 PM.
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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    You all may think I'm "nuts" but I love the smell of plain 'ole Jergens lotion...
    Quote Originally Posted by *bloomy* View Post
    ...Count me in as a Jergens fan, it reminds me of my mother. When I was little I would watch her get ready to go out, her routine always began with a generous slathering of Jergens lotion. Amazing what memories can be recalled by scent.
    *Bloomy*, my experience is exactly the same! A good memory. My mom developed an allergy to Jergens later in life and had to switch. She thought it was the lanolin.

    I am giving Grossmith Shem-el-Nessim a full wearing today. So far, I'm mesmerized.

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Iris Noir
    Currently wearing: Naturelle by Yves Rocher

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    SMM, no leather, civet, fur, or castoreum in HdP Tuberose Animale? Additions of tabac and immortelle notes sound wonderful paired with tuberose, but where's the beef (animal)? Is it only metaphorically beastly?
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    More for its pleasure than for yours;
    You perfume perfume.

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    Missed posting yesterday. Went to my daughter's for her birthday (28th -egads, and she is my YOUNGEST). Good night's sleep Sat night. No sleep again last night. Nerts.

    Kabenji and any other new members I've missed, welcome!


    RHM, Jergens + Jungle Gardenia = my mom

    SMM, I agree. TT#3 is by far the best!

    Trying to remember what I've worn....
    Sat PM: SSS Opal
    Sat night: Kenzo Flower Essentielle
    Sunday AM: HdP 1969
    Sunday PM: FK Lumiere Noire
    Sunday night: RP Visa

    Today: Aedes de venustas
    Later this afternoon: CdG Rhubarb

    Quarry, we know you're thinking of us!
    Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
    ~~James Oppenheimer~~

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Good morning!
    I'm wearing new purchase Malle Une Rose on my right hand -- and Lutens Sa Majesté la Rose on my left hand, and trying to understand the differences. (I'm a newbie) Une Rose has much better longevity on me (applied about an hour ago). I'm preferring the Malle -- I wish I had the words or nose to describe the element I like so much in it... I keep thinking "waxy" but that's not ... The Lutens a bit more woodsy in dry down.

    I'm also craving Jergens after reading the preceding posts...

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    Lovely from SJP
    Currently wearing: Honour Woman by Amouage

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Lyric Man (Amouage) - from a sample

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    I always liked the smell of Jergens, too, for the record. Going scentless for now, as I woke early and am actually thinking about going back for a few more hours of sleep. Take care, all.

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    You all are making me laugh with your Jergens lotion memories. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

    I've added a little Molinard for Aedes Une Histoire De Chypre from KayBAT's chypre hunt thread. I found that sample before I could find the Serge Luten Louvre.

    It is definitely the bitter almond note I'm liking in the Jergens. KORRES had a Bitter Almond body wash (which I have) and I like that too.
    We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville

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    I'm dreaming about a 50 ml bottle of Chamande with the gold case around it. It's only $128 dolllars plus tax and they won't charge me for delivery!! Sigh!!!
    Instead , I'm wearing MPG Ambre Precieux which is lovely for this nippy windy day.
    I don't have to go back to bed like Leesee because I'm already in bed. Maybe, I'll take a bath and use one of my samples.

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    I'm wearing Cuir de Lancome today for a trip to the Rheumatologist office. I think I will be changing medications soon

    Sign me up for Team Jergens! I love the scent and like to use it at bedtime. I know a lot of you use perfumes before bed, but that's the time that I like a scented lotion or body cream instead.

    It is such a sunny day today! It's melting the last of our weekend snow ... Dare I hope that will be the last of the cold weather? nah! It's Kansas after all! For now, I'm enjoying the sunshine ...

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    SotD Sycomore

    (all day... unless of course I change my mind!)

    See below...

    Oh... and my Jergens memories are very strong. My mother has very dry skin and her heels cracked pretty badly when her feet swelled when and after she was pregnant with my siblings... I loved to rub the lotion into her feet and ankles after she got out of the bath and did that nearly every evening.

    Of course I think she probably loved it just as much! (oh, to have someone to rub lotion into my feet and ankles right now.) Ahh.

    And this afternoon and evening I'm wearing E. Coudray Esperys (that the postman brought me just a little while ago) ... acquired from our own lovely Hillaire, and it's YUMMY!
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    Jicky parfum again today.

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    Wall Street by Bond No.9
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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    No Jergens lotion for me, thank you! At least not the original cherry-almondy version. It is one of the things one has to grow up with, like popcorn, peanut butter, no? And I have probably told you about a can of caviar that my European mama sent to us and I brought to work -- most of my co-workers refused to try it, only two tried -- and one of them said that it had an intensified taste of tuna fish. Sorry about OT.

    In Keiko Mecheri Mogador again.

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    QUOTE=Taolady;1784963]Scent Sister!! Are we the only girls in the world who do not bow down before Angel??
    You are not the only ones- Angel was a scrubber on me. Chacun a son gout.


    SOTD: the enchanting Diorissimo
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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    I don't have a memory of Jergens. When I think back to my childhood, I get a recollected nose-full of Oscar de la Renta.

    Gorgeous day here! I'd swear Joe-Joe was making popcorn in my belly this morning (pop! pop-pop!), but he's settled down now and I'm going to go do some sprinkler system maintenance in a sample of Guerlain L'Instant Magic.
    Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
    Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Hello dear BNers! Hope you are all doing well...

    SOTD is C&S Dark Rose. I opened my drawer of FBs this morning and thought - you know, it's been months since I wore this beauty. I think it's quite unusual, although now I hear it's very similar (and some say inferior?) to a Montale. In the meantime, though, I am happy with it. I think it's unlike anything else I own, and it blooms beautifully in this weather (damp, but thankfully not too hot yet).

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Coco Mademoiselle for work then Black Orchid for this evening. Black Orchid on me is cocoa, dirt/patchouli and a hint of white floral. An earthy gourmand.

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    Kai Perfume Oil for going to bed... Sleep tight everyone! Tomorrow I'm leaving to Spain with my family to see my parents... I hope I'll be able to pop by once in a while to see how you folks are doing... I'll miss you! Mwa!!

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Wearing the glorious and sublime Attrape Couer.

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    Decided to put on some L'Heure Bleue. I rarely wear it because while I find it enchanting, I also find it off-putting in a way that I cannot easily define. But today it just seems right. Maybe it's all that talk of Jergens!!! Take care, all.

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    I wore my spring go-to today, Diorella.

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    Wore Anais Anais today for a lovely, if rainy, day off...any day off is great!

    Went exploring the discount stores today, much fun

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Quote Originally Posted by Eva Pasco View Post
    Good morning!

    Elizabeth Taylor Gardenia...nothing else seems to do.

    "What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life." Leo Buscaglia

    May each of the choices we make today be synonymous with happiness...
    Love your posts, Eva Pasco; somehow they make me feel happy and at ease...
    You seem to be true to your Gardenia, - hope mine will arrive soon!

    I´m wearing an UFO ("unidentified fragrant object") sample today. Don´t know where it came from, could be Ausliebe...smells like...very-watered-down-nice-something, added patch...

    Happy stay in Spain, Baldufita!

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    Welcome, NEW FACES ;-)

    Hugs to our mothers-to-be, those ailing, and still healing.
    {{{{{ Shades my dear }}}}}

    Mystic, honey- you WON Annette's gorgeous Narcissus Poeticus !
    I hope that helps a bit....

    Busy days here.
    Wore Nuit de Noel parfum, then Histoire's Blanc Violette.

    Big hugs to all who need....

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    Default Re: SotD Monday 22 March

    Chaya- did I ??? Did I ??? Oh my * dancing ,dancing dancing !* Chaya darling- it does help ! I have a guardian angel somewhere .Narcissus is my birth flower- for all those in December. Yipppeeeee !

    Arwen Elf- hugs to you !

    RHM- Jergens is lovely stuff- I may even get some ,the first pharmacy I hit in LA. * hugs RHM and many thoughts *

    Tom Ford's Black Orchid for now. ( it's early Tuesday morning here . )
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