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    Strange Invisible Perfumes -Trapeze

    Nearly retro, this mysterious blend combines the unlikely bedfellows;
    tuberose & carnation with vetiver & spearmint.
    Dense, sweet but gutsy and fresh, this scent has the
    chutzpa required for such derring do.
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    Happy "Thrus" day to all! We all seem to be downright thrusting vivacious.

    Wordbird: We expect a full report on Small's performance as only you can tell it.
    Indiscreet: We're ready to light the candles and pop a cork. Are you about?
    Mel_lou: I think I can speak for many in saying I got a vicarious thrill from your tale. Except now it's driving me nuts why I can't find my Lilybelle sample of Portofino. (It's time to reorganize the sample drawer again.) You've got me very excited about Pondichery, which is on my very short list (countable by fingers and toes) of scents I must try in Boston.
    Lilybelle: If I could teletransport, I would sit next to you at the library today.
    Quote Originally Posted by pomander View Post
    What pure joy when you're wearing a scent that just sings on your skin. I mean most days, a loved fragrance smells great, and you enjoy it as always. But there are those special days when the same scent just wafts up from your skin in 'total perfection'...where every single note shines brilliantly on it's own and in complete harmony with the others....do you know what I mean?
    Pomander: You spoke for everyone's hearts!

    I have this thing today … wait, let me look up the spelling as I'm not terribly familiar with the word … it's spelled l-e-i-s-u-r-e. That's right! Spare time, a loose schedule, R&R, downtime. And DH and the dog are at the rental property today, so I even get extra privacy. Will soon take a l-e-i-s-u-r-e-l-y shower and choose SotD.

    Smelly story: My dear Aunt Rita and other relatives visited here on Sunday. We took a lap around the outside of the house, and I pointed out that the elderberry shrubs are blooming (knowing that my Grandma used to make a kind of fritter with them by dipping them in batter and frying them). Now I don't ever remember my Aunt Rita losing it emotionally before, but when she smelled those flowers, she put her hand to her chest and her voice cracked as she staggered back and gasped, “Mother …” My 77-year-old aunt hadn't smelled those blossoms in probably over 50 years. It was awesome to witness the impact of this scent.
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    Everyone's in a great mood today! Love it! I'm in Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere from my brand new bottle. This is coming to New Orleans with me - I'm visiting this weekend for the first time. Can't wait!!

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    mel-lou, you make Pondicherry sound HEAVENLY! And Tao-Lady, Mogador was one of my favorites from the Mecheri samples ... it has so much more presence and gravity than some of her scents, it's just beautiful.

    I'm in 1990 Vent Vert today. Fresh, brisk, and sweetly green. I don't know what the original smelled like, but I do love this version of it so much -- it's everything I want a green perfume to be.

    Last edited by Thalia; 17th June 2010 at 04:09 PM.
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Diamonds & Sapphires

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    Default Re: S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post

    I'm in 1990 Vent Vert today. Fresh, brisk, and sweetly green. I don't know what the original smelled like, but I do love this version of it so much -- it's everything I want a green perfume to be.

    My dear Thalia ,i am so in love with vent vert ,my favorite green fresh scent along with chanel 19 toilette
    This afternoon i applied VANDERBILT
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    Wearing Jo Malone Blue Agava and Cacao. The day is quite young and I've already been complimented on this fragrance three times. I must admit, it is one of my favs and always has been.

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    BTW -- Sophi, if Oscar really smells as pretty as your picture looks, I need to get some!
    This scent is great, but ... MORE KITTENS!

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    Sophi - That photo is exquisite.
    Mel_Lou - A thousand welcomes.
    ComDiva - We just graduated another one from HS. Are we getting old? When might you next be down my way?

    Jicky today. Woke up, couldn't read my watch, saw Bill Geist on the tube & thought it was 0610. Yikes!!!
    Turns out he now has his own lead-in show to Joe Scarborough & I was an hour early. Phoo.
    Working on old report requests & starting to plan for an FBI audit next month,.
    I'd rather be outside watching the clouds reflected in the building across the street.
    Jicky? She be wonderful for this kind of day.
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    Mumsy, I have this & find it deeper than Ma Griffe. I think there must be more aldehydes in MaGriffe. I get much more oak moss and vetiver in this one. I definitely prefer it to MaGriffe. MaGriffe is beautiful and showcases gardenia, but this is the queen of the two, IMO. It is just drop-dead sexy with that deep dark clary sage to anchor it. I think your lighter liquid is certainly the higher quality scent & with a lengthy dri-down the oak moss should kick in to mellow it. This is a winner of a chypre from 1946. a real gem. Congratulations on your find!
    Carven Vert et Blanc features notes of gardenia, galbanum, aldehydes, clary sage, jasmine, ylang-ylang, sandal, vetiver, styrax, cinnamon, benzoin, labdanum.
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    Wearing Ava Luxe's Turkish Vanilla today. It is indistinguishable from POTL on me - yay for less expensive smell-alikes!

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    What an exuberant and fragrant bunch you are today! Welcome, mel_lou! Congrats to Wordbird and ComDiva!

    My Ava Luxe order arrived yesterday so I am officially out of my perfume rut, at least for the next little while. I am wearing Moroccan Mint Tea today, which I have never tried before, and fairly hyperventilating from repeated sniffings of my wrists. Have a wonderful Thrusday, and -- take care, all.

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    Escale a Portofino today. (I love this more and more - though not quite as much as Mel Lou loves the Escale a Pondichery it seems ).

    ((((Wordbird)))) that's nice news, and good luck to Small.

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    SotA is Origins Ginger Essence. I'm surprised by how much I like that ginger note!

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    Default Re: S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    Welcome mel lou! I don't normally care for tea scents either, but you've inspired me to put Pondicherry on my test list!

    Congrats also to everyone with graduating little ones. I'm still waiting for my LO to graduate to the outside world!

    Boxes are arriving daily-- stroller, carseat... It's like Joe's getting a birthday party before he's even born. I'm off to play with his new toys in Gucci Envy. Have a wonderful Thursday!
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    Default Re: S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    I've been wearing a sample of Tocca Bianca today. It's pleasant enough but not compelling, not enough for a FB.
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    Default Re: S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    .....Smelly story: My dear Aunt Rita and other relatives visited here on Sunday. We took a lap around the outside of the house, and I pointed out that the elderberry shrubs are blooming (knowing that my Grandma used to make a kind of fritter with them by dipping them in batter and frying them). Now I don't ever remember my Aunt Rita losing it emotionally before, but when she smelled those flowers, she put her hand to her chest and her voice cracked as she staggered back and gasped, “Mother …” My 77-year-old aunt hadn't smelled those blossoms in probably over 50 years. It was awesome to witness the impact of this scent.
    Oh wow! What a wonderful story, Joy. Many thanks for this shared moment!!

    And Evangeline...and Thalia? Buoyed by your support I'm going for Damascena c'est soir. If I don't first succumb to a wild search for that frag being touted by Kumquat...chutzpa gets my vote every time!!
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    Default Re: S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    Dabbing Creed Aubepine Acacia on one hand and i Coloniali Yuzu Water on the other.
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    Aubepine Acacia is so lovely Quarry !

    This afternoon I'm in Joy . here's lookin' at you Q !
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    Home early from work today ... several of my doctors are on vacation, so it's been a little slow. I'm wearing Cuir de Lancome today.

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    Yohji Homme tonight.
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    Shaal Nur.

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    Great story, Quarry--the importance of scent in our lives never ceases to fill me with wonder.

    I happen to reek...of Dior Homme. I think that is ok.

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    You reek lovely Asha - that is one of my faves
    Wore Gabriela Sabatini today, and I don't know what my SotE will be yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Hello everyone!

    It's the fifth consecutive day of rose-chypres for me, this time it's the tragically discontinued Donna Trussardi from 1994 (created by Jean Guichard, the nose responsible for Cacharel's Eden and LouLou, as well as CK Obsession for Women and Cartier's So Pretty, among others.) I went through a big bottle of this in the '90s and never replaced it, although I've kept a mini around so I'd always "have" it, but I think I need to begin a new hunt. It's very similar to some other favorites (Rose Cardin, La Perla and Parfum Prive, 1000 de Patou) but Donna Trussardi has a bit more rose and less moss and patchouli than some of the more chypre-y of those...it's really more of a leathery rose, but I feel the base enough to call it a chypre. It's lush and spicy, and the rose is very assertive and robust. Just gorgeous from start to finish. But the thing that really grabs me is the wonderful dose of Mom's Sunday Purse, complete with gleaming hardware. Want.

    Top notes - aldehydes, bergamot, mandarin, hyacinth, ginger, coriander
    Middle notes - ylang-ylang, rose, orris, tuberose, carnation, jasmine
    Base notes - patchouli, cedar, labdanum, moss, cedar, benzoin


    So glad to see another Donna lover. A GREAT chypre! It can be found at a premium on ebay, but I think it's totally worth it.
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    I am wearing my newly-acquired Sabi this afternoon.

    And I moreover hereby declare it:

    The most regal, ethereal perfume of all time!

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    I ain't going to argue with you, Hillaire. Sabi is a real wowser.
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    Default Re: S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    Spent the day in Miss Dior Cherie L'Eau, tonight is Lolita Lempicka Coral Flower.

    Reine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    I am wearing my newly-acquired Sabi this afternoon.

    And I moreover hereby declare it:

    The most regal, ethereal perfume of all time!
    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    I ain't going to argue with you, Hillaire. Sabi is a real wowser.
    No argument from here, either. Congrats on a great purchase!
    Quarry, I love the elderberry blossom story!

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