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    Default SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Good morning!

    I don't layer very often, but now I fancied some "extra lemons" for Etro Shaal Nur, so spritzed some Etro Lemon Sorbet on top.

    Enjoy your day!
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    I like the sound of 'Extra Lemons' Tig!

    Today I'm in a fragrance that doesn't get much attention on here. Fragile EDP by Jean Paul Gaultier. A cold tuberose that doesn't smell like tuberose too me. Still I quite like it.
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    The original issue by Gilles Romey
    Top Notes
    Coriander, juniper,essence of cedar, bergamot, lemon
    Middle Notes
    Carnation, violet, cypress of Italy, cedar, cardamom

    Base Notes
    Patchouli, benzoin, oakmoss, balsam of Canada, vanilla
    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..."
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Wearing the newest addition to my collection - vintage Dioressence ...i love it so far and now im into my own cute , perfumed world even im all burried at work . Have a great day everyone .
    Kill all my demons and my angels might die, too (TW)

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Quote Originally Posted by maia4u View Post
    Wearing the newest addition to my collection - vintage Dioressence ...i love it so far and now im into my own cute , perfumed world even im all burried at work . Have a great day everyone .
    Hell yeah, girl, I was lucky enough to find some vintage Dioressesce
    in parfum concentration a few days ago, it's bloody divine!


    On this, the first real warm day in Denmark, I'm in

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    I'm trying Insolence, (sample) but it's a violet I don't like so much
    A, quales ego mane rosas procedere vidi!
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Chanel Coromandel for this lovely morning.

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    Bond #9 Bond #9 Perfume (from a sample....thanks Sloan_8013!!)

    Oud Extract, Rose, Tonka Beans and Musk.WHO-O-O-O-O Boy!!
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Dior Homme.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Good morning everyone Today is another day of reading for the oral exam.This evening I'm visiting my cousin and my Godson. Looking forward to it. Sotd is Coco edp. Have a nice day all!

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Spring in a bottle (or sample vial in this case) for me this morning. Vintage Balmain's Vent Vert - from the oh so generous Evangeline

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Eau Sauvage this morning
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Cuir de Lancome
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    My SOTD is Pascal Morabito Or Black.

    Top Notes: bergamot, pepper, leather
    Middle Notes: benzoin, ciste, cyprus
    Base Notes: vetiver, ylang-ylang, amber, tonkin musk, oak moss

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    I'm wearing Anarchy, Long Lost Perfume's version of Donna Karan Chaos. It's been years since I smelled the original so can't reliably compare the two but Anarchy's warm blend of dry spices, woods and incense is working beautifully on this chilly, damp day.

    Take care, all!
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Hello everyone!

    You all smell exceptionally gorgeous today! It's another cool morning here, so I'm in another cool weather favorite, the luxurious L'Or de Torrente ...which completely reminds me of Twolf now....actually, I don't think I have many fragrances that don't remind me of one or another of you anymore! (And to answer your question Wolfie, I was indeed previously aware of M. Pierre Balmain's birthday yesterday, but it had completely gone out of my mind when reaching for and posting about Vent Vert ....at least I thought it had, but I suppose a little green bird must have reminded
    me to wear it!)

    L'Or de Torrente, created by Jean Jacques in 2001
    Top notes - tangerine, lychee, kiwi, and magnolia
    Middle notes - iris, coffee, rose, angelica
    Base notes - vanilla, orchid, white amber, cedar








    Y'all have a wonderful day!
    Last edited by Evangeline; 19th May 2010 at 02:04 PM.

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    [cc attribution: Lidal-K.]

    Slava Zaitsev's Nikita, perfect for a sulky Wednesday in black lipstick, before I have to go to work and be an adult again.

    Pffftt!
    Out here we are running for the wide open spaces, the road-smell after the rain.

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    Have good day everyone !

    Rose Barbare by Guerlain - thanks to kind Baykat !
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    I got a decant of this surprisingly nice, super decadent, sexy old schooler
    from a fellow BNer today ... so, of course, that's what I'm in this evening.

    BAL A VERSAILLES
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    I found my next favorite layering: Demeter Lily of the Valley with Demeter Lilac.


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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Wearing Patou's Normandie today. This is such great stuff. I wonder why I don't wear it more often.

    Nyneve, I find Insolence difficult myself.

    Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Patou Normandie was one of the first scents you turned me on to, VV. A real mind-blowing chypre!

    Last edited by kumquat; 19th May 2010 at 03:40 PM.

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    I'm in a new sample of Diptyque Olene. A jasmine, but I'm really just getting "flowers." (My nose isn't that developed.) They're nice flowers, though! Not too cloying, not too heady, not too shy.

    Happy hump day, all! You smell fabulous!
    Last edited by Thalia; 19th May 2010 at 03:45 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Guerlain Héritage.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    In the mood for jasmine - wearing Obsession, just one spritz 'cause it's warming up here and it is lovely.

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    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

    A rich and tangy mango drenched in sunshine.
    A cool breeze over the crushed green stems tickles my nose.
    The wise lotus floats nearby.

    Notes; green mango, lotus flower, aromatic rushes,
    incense, and sycamore wood.
    Last edited by kumquat; 19th May 2010 at 04:30 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    I'm wearing Memoire Liquide Encens today. Love it!

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    Kumquat, what a gorgeous image!

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    I put on some Youth Dew parfum this morning but had to wash it off as it triggered my asthma. (That was weird.) I put on a little AdP Iris Nobile edt & that was much better.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Another steamy day... this will be our situation until October! I'm wearing Apercu. Another lovely blind buy. Sadly it is short lived on me, but it's great for an "at home" scent, I can spritz away all day...
    Of the light florals I'm smelling mostly the rose, over a very tart chypre.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    I like Apercu, too, C Rose -- it is nice and light, I agree!

    Wearing Givenchy III today. Take care, all.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Today, I am enjoying a special fragrance thanks to a generous friend-in-fragrance. Thanks, Primrose!
    It is L'Occitane Labdanum de Séville, a very lovely mid-weight amber that is perfect for our coolish spring day. I'm really going to enjoy this!



    Listed notes are Citrus Fruits, Spices, Labdanum, Benzoin, and Vanilla
    Last edited by Haunani; 19th May 2010 at 08:35 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    It's still overcast and gray here, but it stopped raining and is beginning to brighten up.

    I wore Grès Caberet his morning. This afternoon it's Opium Poésie de Chine.

    It sure looks and smells wonderful in here.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Evening all,

    late post today as I've been working late.

    Joining the Dior crowd in vintage Diorissimo edt.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Have taken a half day off due to a headache that WON't QUIT... (bug at work I suppose)... anyway, I started my day in the lithe, light and lovely sunshine and Mediterranean air of Fiore d'Ulivo and now, for the comfort factor, am snuggled up with Montale Black Aoud.

    And to kumquat's images and verbiage: WHO in this group would not be tempted beyond any caution to buy a scent that featured such a lushly descriptive and lovely ad?
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Good Afternoon! Parfums de Nicolai Sacrebleu today.

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    Diorella by Christian Dior.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    You all are making me blush, again! This Hermes Is really one of the finest & it lasts all day on me. I wore it to my exercise class & it is still reminding me of the springtime outside. CRose, hmmm...Apercu, that gives me an idea for a future post. I really like that one, too. i find it very underrated.

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    Leesee -- you're wearing another one of my I-gotta-try-it-maybe-blind-it-chypres today! (If I could just figure out which style box is old and which new...)
    Kumquat -- I look forward to your Apercu post! (& meanwhile I challenge anyone who loves chypres NOT to buy Apercu after reading Hillaire's "salado" review of it!)
    Last edited by C Rose; 19th May 2010 at 09:04 PM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Hello dear BNers!

    SOTD: Prada Infusion d'Iris

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    Kumquat, thanks for posting the Normandie photo. It's sad to think it's now defunct. Your SOTD picture is so gorgeous. Thanks for posting. Hey, you've introduced me to some great favorites, too. Glad to return the favor!

    Apercu lovers, unite!! It really is an underknown and underappreciated chypre. Is it still in production?

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    SOTA- Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Thanks to C Rose's mention above, I just read Hillaire's fabulous review of Apercu. Beautifully done, Hillaire. Thank you!

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    MPG's Fleur des Comores

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    I tried Velvet Gardenia today.
    In the beginning I was not impressed but, out of the shopping centre,
    in the cool spring air I found Ι really liked it.
    (A good thing is that I can buy it, if I decide it, as I have a bonus for 130 euros in the shop that sells it!)

    Last edited by *dora*; 19th May 2010 at 11:05 PM.


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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    I'm covered in Dawn Spencer Hurwitz fragrances, having just received a box in the mail. Her "Specials" page is wonderful, lots of goodies there. I'm enjoying the Route d'Iris very much, along with Umber: Bois de Rose and Essenza dell'lbisco.

    Route d'Iris is a fresh "rooty" iris/mimosa/violet/neroli (there's lots more, of course) blend that smells exactly like my Butterfly Garden, which is in full iris bloom right now.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Scent twins today with actiasluna in wearing Montale Black Aoud.
    It's truly comforting on this cold and rainy day.

    Hope everyone has a lovely evening and that your headache dissipates soon, actiasluna, if it hasn't already!
    Last edited by Lyndy Hop; 19th May 2010 at 11:09 PM.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Scent o the morn was Givenchy Organza...all gone now so just switched to First by Van Cleef and Arpels
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Today (and yesterday night) I'm feeling resplendent in vintage My Sin parfum thanks to the lovely and generous lilybelle.



    And oh my goodness, what a remarkably gorgeous fragrance! I just may become a vintage devotee, after all....

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Scent of the day, which is also lingering well into the evening, is Christian Lacroix Absynthe.


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    For what it's worth, C Rose, I have the more recent version of Givenchy III, and I adore it. (Still, I imagine the vintage is even better, of course.)

    Actiasluna, feel better soon!

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    Amouage - Homage
    Amouage - Dia

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    A lot of lovely smelling folks around here today! Count me in -- another fan of Apercu and the house of Houbigant in general. I think it is still in production but the house got split up and bought up by different companies so many of their scents are not the way they used to be.

    SotE -- How could it possibly be not L'Or by Rose Torrente-Mett? (I have another bottle on my way as well as My Torrente -- this last one is fresia and hazelnut, for the lazy summer evenings if nothing else). Once again, I can't stress enough the importance of testing, please PM me if you have not tested L'Or yet.

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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    For this evening I'm sampling Etro's Relent. Baby powder lavender turning into babypowder amber. Nice and uncomplicated, but not of enough interest for me I think. This would make a nice bedtime scent maybe.

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    Penhaligon's Endymion
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    Chanel Egoiste tonight
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    Antaeus (Chanel)

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    Scent of the evening - Caron's Poivre.
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    Default Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    I hope the headache is gone, Actiasluna.

    Today I wore the very beautiful Attrape Coeur. Thanks Asha!!
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