Still stuck with the very lovely Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
Thread: SotD Monday 19 April-10
WAKEY WAKEY all Up early due to having the last week of lessons this schoolyear. Still very much a feeling of winther outside...but I'm in the summery Crystal Noir today! Have a nice start of the week everyone.
Still stuck with the very lovely Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
Terre d'Hermes for me today. I never really rated this scent until recently. I can't decide whether I prefer the Parfum or the EDT.
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My SOTD is Montale Red Vetyver. Have a great Monday!
Notes include vetiver from Haiti, Moroccan cedarwood, patchouli, grapefruit, elemi and black pepper from Madagascar.
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Pour Monsieur Concentrée
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
cc attribution: Romaine Girod
L'Occitane Eau D'Iparie, which is growing me as one of those suitable for all occasions but unusual scents. Rather like a mossy dry stone wall running through a meadow on a sunny day.
Out here we are running for the wide open spaces, the road-smell after the rain.
Oooooo. Petra! Luvvin' that photo!
Greeting the day in Eau de New York....
Neroli, white lily, vetiver Fast-paced fruits, flowers, and greens whose effervescent scent molecules positively whiz through the air. (from the site).....
"The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze
Rapture by Victoria Secret for today.
"Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked.
"Wherever one wants to be kissed,"replied Coco Chanel.
Cadolle No 9. I snagged a mini on Ebay, and am I ever glad. What a beautifully rich floriental it is, with a lovely powdery note, very much like vintage face powder. A shame that it's all but impossible to come by.
Take care, everyone!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
I've been MIA for a few days, dealing with insomnia-related issues. Now on a different medication that is NOT a sleeping pill. Fairly decent sleep last night.
Wearing Bandit to start off the week. Grabbed DK Chaos for later this afternoon.
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
Chergui for me.
Obsession for Women this morning.
Happy Monday, all.
Pierre Bonnard, 1941-6
Creed - Royal Water
Charming, refreshing, gently stimulating - the herbs and spices welcome the day.
A clean tingle tickles my nose throughout the day. Peppermint, light as a snowflake.
Notes: Fresh citrus infusion with peppermint, Juniper berry, basil, musk, ambergris
Last edited by kumquat; 19th April 2010 at 01:41 PM.
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YES YES YES dear scent- twin,I craved for BANDIT too, this morning, a little cloudy-or the ash from the volkano upon Europe?- even if I digged it in the closet 2 days ago, as considerin a " winter " scent. I spritzed some HERMES sur le Nil on the top to cheer it up.I do this sin with Bandit all the time, it 's my fragrance secret.Happy week every body!
Cool and cloudy here after night rain - Cuir de Lancome for me today.
I'm hopping along on a brand new ankle sprain from my tennis on Saturday - errrr, never had one before. Swollen and ugly, and it sure hinders my movement. Spent Sunday on the couch with my foot up on a pillow. Exciting.
I'm in Ineke's Balmy Days & Sundays today - fresh and green, softly floral and very pretty!
Top: freesia, leafy greens, grass
Middle: honeysuckle, rose, mimosa
Base: chypre accent, musk
tdem1961 - I haven't thought of it in ages, but I remember Cadolle No.9! Beautiful and luxurious face powder is what I recall it, too. I think Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has a version of it, but I've never tried it...and maybe Irma Shorell recreated it at one time also. Anyway, how fortunate you are to have found the original - enjoy it!
Yikes, cello - owie! Sending healing vibes your way. Now you take care, and stay off that foot!
Y'all have a wonderful day!
Last edited by Evangeline; 19th April 2010 at 01:58 PM.
Evangeline: I just ordered a bottle of Balmy Days last night! Isn't it just the perfect spring scent: green and hopeful?
Today I am wearing another spring favorite: Diorella!
@Lessa, I hope this med works out better fo you. Believe me, I understand.
My daughter & I are just back from an early morning visit to the emergency room. She "may" be having a reaction/interaction between medications. More followup later today. Scared us both.
I just spritzed some L'Artisan La Haie Fleurie du Hameau. This is a huge floral on me....maybe a tad too much for today. "Notes: jasmine, orange blossom, narcissus, ylang-ylang Perfumer: Jean-Claude Ellena" from L'Artisan's website.
Must add this update: Bella (kitten) LOVES this fragrance. Ever since I put it on, she's been next to me, purring & head butting my left arm.
Last edited by RHM; 19th April 2010 at 03:14 PM.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville
Last edited by Evangeline; 19th April 2010 at 02:47 PM.
Cello – ouch! I'm sorry. Lessa – it's good to see you! Petra, Kumquat, and Evangeline – your photos are beautiful and your fragrances all sound just lovely!
I am trying KenzoAir (the EDT) for the first time. This fragrance was created by Maurice Roucel in 2003. Listed notes include anise, bergamot, Haitian vetiver, amber, and woods.
Edit: I forgot to add that I'm just loving this fragrance! For any fans of anise and vetiver out there, this is a MUST try!
Last edited by Haunani; 19th April 2010 at 02:54 PM.
Lalique Encre Noire.
Enjoy the day!
I offer you perfume,
More for its pleasure than for yours;
You perfume perfume.
--Anonymous Ancient Greek Love Lyric
Cello - rest that ankle and be better soon.
Lessa - - I'm glad you slept well last night.
RHM -HUGS and thoughts.
This morning I am wearing Comme des Garcons Champaca from a sample.
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
So many beautiful pictures accompaning the fragrances.
The lovely Shem-el-Nessim from Grossmith is my scent today.
Turtle Vetiver Exercise No. 1 by Les Nez (from a sample)
Gosh I love this stuff. Today I got a whiff of cucumber peel, right when I sprayed it on.