SotD: Crystal Noir
SotE: Czech and Speake # 88.
Thread: SotD Sunday 9 May
I'm wearing Jessica McClintock today, lilies of the valley and jasmine. I wore this years ago, and when I saw a small bottle at Marshall's I had to have it again. I'm enjoying it.
SotD: Crystal Noir
SotE: Czech and Speake # 88.
Amouage - Gold
Gently, the air fills with the golden caress of classic perfumery.
The ebb and flow carries on, and a lazy stretch in the sun warms my skin.
Gold Woman Notes;
Frankincense, Rock Rose, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Jasmine,
Myrrh, Musk, Cedarwood, and Sandalwood.
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In Vintage Émeraude PDT on a coolish breezy Mother's Day Sunday. Ah, nostalgia!
Happy Mom's Day all Moms everywhere...
Datura Noir by Serge Leutens.
to all the moms here!
No rain for the last couple of days; plus it's been sunny and in the upper 60s. Feeling green today in...
Estée Lauder Private Collection
Have a wonderful, scented Sunday, everyone!
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Vintage L'Aimant by Coty.
I'm going to do some fragrance testing. First up: Nature by Yves Rocher, and a scent by issey miyake, from a group of cute little minis that I blind-bought in a fit of self-indulgence. These are interesting! The a scent is completely my kind of fresh green floral; the Nature is a very different, herbal chypre kind of thing that I keep going back and forth on. I'm looking forward to full wears of both!
Edit: a scent is maybe not me, after all. Something holds me back...
Happy Mother's day to all of you delicious-smelling moms!
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Happy Mother's Day to all the Basenotes Mothers!
Warming up for Shalimar Day tomorrow with
Guerlain Cologne du Parfumeur
Really loving this latest EDC from Guerlain it feels like a throughly modern take on an EDC.
Have a Striking Sunday everyone.
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Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
I'm wearing Iris d'Argent / Keiko Mecheri from a sample today.
Notes (luckyscent): Iris, white iris, heperides, chypré chord, cedar wood, amber
(Guess I'm not going to fall in love with this one, although I like it... but gave it a good try with the big 10ml samples they were giving out with purchase when I bought her White Petals locally...)
Happy Mother's Day, you darling Basenotes Mommies! I hope your loved ones are spoiling you good and proper.
The vertigo is back today so I am not in the mood for scent. But it is a lovely, sunny and cool day so I will try to focus on the positive.
Take care, all.
Sorry to have been away for so long. I've been feeling so much pressure to get things ready for baby and at 28 weeks I feel like I'm running out of time. Of course, for some reason, getting ready for baby also means cleaning out the garage. I've recently decided that the phrase "nesting instinct" is really just a polite term for "prenatal mania."
Today I'm delving into a package just received from the wonderful CRose. I've been *dying* to try Tauer's Un Rose Chypre, wow (gotta love a new BNer who reads wishlists, thanks CRose)! It's a little spicy and rather sweet, and it's not particularly chypre-y to my nose (not at all in a traditional sense, and not even in the modern sense), but I don't mind that. It's very nice for what it is, and I much prefer it to Tauer's somewhat similar Incense Rose. This has less of the fennel-like spiciness I found in IR (and didn't care for), and is much more predominantly rosy. I'm really enjoying it on this rainy, spring day.
Also, earlier this week I finally sampled the divine Party in Manhattan from Taolady. OMG! Must have!!! Diapers aren't that important, are they?
Tonight my husband is taking me to Il Fornaio for a soon-to-be Mother's Day dinner. It's *his* favorite restaurant, actually, but the food is fantastic and we've been so often that it's become one of "our places." We'll get to enjoy their Campania Festa Regionale. I'll have the tasting menu of Caprese salad, potato gnocci, and parchment wrapped seabass with clams, shrimp, mussels. Hungry already!
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!
Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
-- Absolutely Fabulous
Happy Mothers Day to all mothers, mothers-to-be [ ! ], and those of among you who are SO nurturing, and SO loving-
You might as well be mothers ;-)
It takes more than biology to be a mother, my friends....
May all of you who are joining w/ loved ones, enjoy !
Absent for awhile...
Sometimes, it refreshes the spirit.
[It ain't about 'lack of love'- THAT is for certain !]
Wore vintage Arpege and Scandal to commemorate my mother.
Now moving on to DSH's Parfum de Grasse, for its lyrical beauty.
Happy Mothers Day to all who celebrate! Today is a beautiful day, and I am sampling...
L'Artisan Vanilia and Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fleur de Comores Comparison Review
Vanilia Notes: ylang ylang, vanilla bean, amber and sandalwood (from www.nstperfume.com, NowSmellThis)
Fleur de Comores Notes: blackcurrant, passionfruit, leafy green, vanilla, orange blossom, jasmine, ambegris, vetiver, musk (from luckyscent.com)
I have been wanting to compare L'Artisan Vanilia and MPG Fleur de Comores ever since I read in the guide that they were both composed by the same perfumer (Laporte), FdC being a sort of "Vanilia II" which was created after Laporte left L'Artisan.
Vanilia starts sweet, woody and balsamic. As the top notes burn off, a hint of incense lends a smoky metallic tang and the fragrance becomes increasingly powdery. Vanilia stays in this stage for quite a long time, its subtlety keeping it from becoming cloying despite being linear. The drydown is a pretty vanilla-prominent amber with a little tonka bite and smoky woods.
Fleur de Comores' opening notes are massively boozy, with fermented overripe passionfruit (which seems to be a blend of apricot and cherry not unlike "Hawaiin Punch" fruit drink) and sharp, almost urinous blackcurrant bud. FdC develops more slowly than Vanilia, but eventually starts to turn more powdery as well, with indolic florals coming forward as the fruity top accord fades. The florals eventually settle on a base of woody, smoky green (vetiver).
Overall, I find FdC to be slightly more sophisticated and complex, and I find Vanilia more charming and easy to wear. In my book, this is one contest where simplicity wins--Vanilia is one of those fragrances that is so pleasant that it is adaptable to many occasions and age groups.
I suppose I can understand a kinship between these two. Both are what I would classify as relaxing, unpretentious fragrances evocative of summer holidays. However, looking at the bigger picture, if I were to name a successor to Vanilia, it would probably be L'Artisan Havana Vanille which takes the same idea more towards woods, resins and raisiny tobacco. Regardless, both Vanilia and FdC are worthy of sampling.
I'm remembering my Mom today who passed almost two years ago from lung cancer from smoking Warning- soapbox rant follows- avert your eyes if this offends you.
If you are a mom who smokes, stop smoking today for your own health and your kids peace of mind.
End soapbox rant
SOTD: Acqua Serena by Perlier
DIOR HOMME INTENSE
- Eau de Parfum -
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My husband and my son got me NARS Body Glow oil II as a gift as they know Mummy is completely gaga over gardenia - even the little gardenias lying at the bottom of the bottle puts me into ecstasy . So that is my scent of the afternoon - NARS monoi Body Glow layered with dregs of Carnal Flower.
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Happy Mothers Day!!! to all who celebrate.
I am not a mom, but we went to my mom's yesterday and spent the night. I cooked dinner. My husband sent her flowers and I boght her an "edible" arrangement of fruit. It was gorgeous and the fruit very delicious (I had a strawberry dipped in chocolate, yum!). Then we had brunch today.
I am wearing Cartier Santos today and yesterday it was Annannas Fizz for the first time. I liked it, very nice for spring.
Special message to RHM: Enjoy the weekend!!!!
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Wore Dali (yes, I'm still on that spree) for a nice matinee, came home and made my best onion soup for dinner. Relaxing day and the foot is behaving in its ugly air cast.
My SOTD is Jessica Simpson Fancy.
Hope all of you who are moms had a wonderful Mother's Day!!
Burberry London tonight.
Happy Mother's Day!!
I had a great day with my mom, dad, sis and niece, and sis who just found out she is pregos. Carnations all around! Then I came home to DH and a Suns sweep! So I guess Tabac Blond is a lucky fume, too.
Now, on with my anniversary weekend....
The way out is a way in-- NEP
I hope all the Mommies had a wonderful Mother's Day!
I wore my favorite Sunday perfume today Pleasures
Diva is fartin in your perfume mist before you walk through it!! Walk slow and let it marinate......
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Happy Mother's Day!
SSS Rose Musc.