Scent of the Day
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Thread: SOTD Wednesday 04 August 2010
Helo all. have a great day
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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
Scent of the Day
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Good Morning everyone!
HYPNOTIC POISON is my scent of choice for today.
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
Morning, all! Been a while. I've been enjoying my L'eau d'Ambre a lot, but this morning I went out for an early pre-breakfast run and felt like something fresher. Hence:
I love the feeling this gives me at work. It does indeed make me feel powerful. But also elegant!
My SOTD is Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
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Hmmmm .... how do you find the new Mugler, Candy Perfume Boy?
I'm in an oldie, but goodie:
Replique, by Raphael.
Have a great day, all.
This week, 'Chanel Cuir de Russie: Skin Scent' at http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/
I reek today!
I'm trying out a few things, so I have Chanel No 22 in the crook of my right elbow, Cabochard edt (modern) on my right wrist, SJP's Lovely Twilight on my left wrist and Miss Dior edt (modern) in the crook of my left elbow. I'm kind of auditioning perfumes for a wedding I'm going to next month but I'm also deciding what last-minute additions are going to make it into my travel bag for a trip home to Wales to see my Mum and friends. I leave tomorrow for 2 weeks and I have a very healthy stash of perfumes at Mum's already, so it's more a case of checking what I absolutely can't live without for 2 weeks.
So far, I've decided that I'm leaving Cabochard here and that Chanel 22 is perfect to wear to the wedding. (Other strong contenders are Ormonde Jayne Woman, Frederic Malle's Iris Poudre and Guerlain's Vol de Nuit, though I'm going to have to revisit Nahema.) Just waiting for the musks in the SJP to kick in so I can assess it for the trip home, though it's likely to go just because I'm a ditherer.
Hope you're having a good day, wherever you are and whatever's on your mind.
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Woke up wanting to wear Guerlain's Terra Cotta Voile d' Ete, Parfum d' Empires Osmanthis Interdite and Les Parfum de Rosine's Rosa Flamenca (the last two from decant's from a most wonderful Basenoter). And of course, there's always Dzing! which has become a real treasure. Perhaps I'll know which one to wear after I take my shower!!
"You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future."
"Three essentials for a good life: Someone to love, somewhere to go, and something to look forward to."
Liu - Guerlain
Wishlist is pointless.
I've been in Pleasures for the last two days. It's wierd but my Pleasures kind of smells like Lolita Lempicka on me today. Not complaining though. I love Lolita and I only have a half a spray left lol.
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Hello Happy Day
Wearing from a sample :LOUKHOUM Eau POUDREE by Mecheri
Loukhoum Eau Poudree is a gourmand version of the original Loukhoum perfume. It is charming, powdery and sugary blend of white rose, orris powder, violet leaf, narcissus, candied almond, Madagascar vanilla and crystalline musk.
I like its sweetness it's like a sugared candy
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"There are people of spirit and there are people of passion but much less common that one might think. Rarer still are the people of passion and spirit. But rarest of all is a passionate spirit."
-- Martin Buber
Good morning everyone.Weird mood today...Kind of met this guy at the festival I went to some weeks ago. It was only a fling and he lives in Switzerland....But still i find myself in real mood changes all the time now... Well at least I'm loving my new addition in my perfume collection, Moksha (love the name too) Hope you all have a nice day!
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Thanks to Wordbird's mention in her SOTD post, I'm wearing Frederic Malle's Iris Poudre.
Don a wig of larks and fly!
Today I´m in Alien (TM), but there is a note in it that disturbes the lovely, indolic jasmine...
(((ineespenes))) I know how you feel! Take good care of yourself!
Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.
(((ineespenes))) I know how you feel! Take good care of yourself! [/QUOTE]
Thanks Well...there's always facebook,but don't wanna "bother him" too much....Feel like a 14 year old now...*blushing*
Vintage Coty L'Aimant, catching lovely little whiffs of myself all the time. Powder, creamy, vanillic sandalwood and for whatever reason, I'm getting musk, too.
Good Morning All. I thought it was me, I'm in a weird mood also. My SOTD is Reese Whitherspoon's 'IN BLOOM' loving the magnolia note,(ya all) Have a great and safe day.
Wonderful SotD. around here!
I'M WEARING Santa Maria Novella Angels of Florence which kind of reminds me of J'Adore.
Sharing the house with sophi, I'm in the delicate and breezy beauty of Keiko Mecheri's White Petals.
By the way, as another adoring fan of Keiko Mecheri and her Loukhoums, here's my take on them.
The original Loukhoum is absolutely a gourmand - it's yummy, sticky-sweet and almondy Turkish Delight! Loukhoum eau Poudrée is just a bit sweeter to my nose, maybe more "candied" somehow but not any lighter...and oddly enough, I think Loukhoum is actually more powdery than eau Poudrée, possibly due to Loukhoum's hawthorne note. Then there's the Parfum du Soir - I didn't want to love it, but it's just too gorgeous not to! I find it to be a rosier and more elegant version of the original, although it's still extremely delicious. They're all quite similar, but I think their differences make them each covet-worthy. I'd love to own one of those wonderful boxed sets of all three - that would be heavenly!
Y'all have a wonderful day!
Atelier Orange Sanguine from a sample received at Neiman Marcus.
Dulcis in Fundo
Creamy, citrus-flavored vanilla.
Childhood memories abound,
and new ones are created.
Delight your senses.
Mexican vanilla bean is the key.
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Scent of the Evening
Eau de Parfum
and pure parfum
Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
Inees- hugs for you .
Wow- everyone is smelling gorgoeus today from Loukhoum , Dulcis In Fundo , Hypnotic Poison ! Keep it up ,gals ! You ALL smell wonderful !
Thanks to redrose's suggestion ,I am wearing Aromatics Elixir ( original ) with touchs of rose otto. Divine. It truly is.....
Our visitors went home this morning and the house is eerily empty and quiet without two little boys running around in it. My new name is Inter-galactic Aunt S---, btw. The poor dog is sleeping it off in the corner. I'm trying out some SJP Lovely this morning, which I didn't really like when it first came out, but I'm enjoying it today. Well, I've always had a fickle nose/chemistry. Hope all here are well.
Chamade edt...everywhere! Love this! I do, I do.
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Moschino, it's fantastically rich and spicy today.
Bowling Green (Geoffrey Beene)
Etro Ambra. Such a lovely, well balanced amber. Definitely on the sweeter end of the amber scale, yet there's an airiness to it that keeps it out of cloying territory.
Best to all!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Creed Millesime Imperial today. Watermellon heaven
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
Sweet Oriental Dream - Montale from a sample.
A sweet gourmand for me too, today, lovely, even in this heat!
Ummm, all-y'all really are smelling good...
Lilybelle, LOL, poor dog sleeping off the effects of two small boys!
Wearing Fendi Theorema today. (yes, bit the bullet and got a bottle off ebay before they disappear entirely!) This will be even nicer as a fall scent, I think... but it's light enough for our hot humid day as well. The cinnamon and spices read as incense to me, which I enjoy in summer.
Wore Comme de Garçons Play last night after a dip in the pool.
We are under an "Excessive Heat Warning" according to the National Weather Service. It's supposed to get up to 102 degrees with 40% humidity for a heat index of 11. Yikes! I'm staying cool with Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts for Women. I'm hoping it will be light enough that I won't be scolded by other choir members this evening.
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Testing … 1, 2 … testing …
Atelier Grand Neroli on the left wrist. The top notes were sweet-orange delish for a short time, and now it's gone boring and a little stinky.
• Top notes: Moroccan neroli, lemon, Sicilian bergamot, petitgrain
• Heart notes: Persian galbanum, moss, birch leaves
• Base notes: clean musk, white amber, vanilla from Madagascar
Atelier Trefle Pur on the right wrist. I rather like this, and I should given the notes include many favorites, but it's so darn hard to smell! Maybe I'm totally missing the evasive violet.
• Top notes: bitter orange, cardamon, basilic
• Heart notes: clover absolute, violet leaves, Tunisian neroli
• Base notes: patchouli moss, musk
Meh. At least they're not scrubbers.
I am a scent twin with RHM. I too am wearing the amazing Chamade edt. I will love this fragrance forever and ever!!!
Hello dear BNers! Thanks for your cheery good wishes and thoughts on the little one's entry into 1st grade. Hope you all are having a wonderful day. Kind of indecisive this morning, so I just went with a no-brainer...
SOTD: JM Vintage Gardenia
Good evening, everybody. I hope you've all had excellent days. I got home from work and found my package of Gorilla Perfume samples from Lush, so I thought I'd babble through my impressions. Er, because these are my scents of the evening. I reek at the moment!
Tuca Tuca - Vile violet, it made me nauseous, I had to scrub it off. I like violet, but not this much of it. So sweet and cloying.
The Smell of Freedom - A disappointment. Neither woody nor spicy on my skin.
Imogen Rose - Interesting. Reminded me of Tauer's Vetiver Dance - the vetiver accord is strong. I don't get much rose from it. It's initially quite powdery, but that fades. It's not as wild as Vetiver Dance. Good thing? Bad thing? I'm quite fond of Vetiver Dance, it's such a riot, so I guess for me it's a bad thing.
Karma - But where did it go? Seriously, I just put this on ten minutes ago. Ridiculous.
Orange Blossom - Pretty but mild. It reminds me of the essential oils I dabbled with as a teenager. Not sure I want to smell like this now.
Vanillary - I'm really not sure what to do with this one! I like it a lot. It's the smokiest vanilla I've ever smelled, but I love smoky perfumes. I'll probably buy this, it's pleasantly unusual.
Lust - Another one I'm tempted to buy. Apparently I'm a sucker for jasmine. This is all jasmine, not much wood here. It smells a little skanky to me! But it also reminds me of 24, Faubourg. And Joy. Wow, foolish comparisons, but that's where my brain goes. So I guess Lust isn't all skank.
Those are my brief, brief thoughts. I'm looking forward to testing these in more depth over the coming days, particularly Vanillary and Lust. But, god, I won't be touching Tuca Tuca again. No way!
Shaal Nur by Etro..........................................day
Cabaret by Gris.............................................. after 5
Candy Perfume Boy, musse, and I are making it a Thierry Mugler trifecta today! I'm wearing Angel.
Carnal Flower for me this afternoon !
While out at the mall at Farmington, I tried Ninfeo Mio again. Alas, it has that sweet brown sugar/vanilla Yankee kind of candle smell as it dries down. Too bad.
Had a nice chat with an SA at Sephora named Alex. Alex has over 80 perfumes but was unaware of the niche world of perfumes, or Basenotes, even. Hopefully he'll look us up now.
Aramis Havana re-issue tonight
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
Good evening everyone!
I'm in my mother's vintage Infini parfum tonight. I get my perfumista tendencies from my mom, and we have very similar tastes and wardrobes. She brought me my own bottle of Infini (my first bottle of pure parfum aside from minis) from Paris over thirty years ago...I think I was eight. I swooned, and it's been my favorite Caron ever since.
Wall Street by Bond No.9
Mmmm... you are all smelling nummy today! I'm working on a packet of Caron samples that's making the rounds. So far, have tried Acaciosa (wow!), Tubereuse (very nice!), and – today's – Or et Noir (compelling, but heavier than I usually go for). This is fun!
This evening I m craving our own DocElly's Luzonica! Wore TerraNova's Rain earlier today..can't find pic.
For night- I can't resist Une Rose Chypree by Andy Tauer. I tell you ,the man is a genius.
SOTN - Caron Nuit de Noel.
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Mountainear, I'm in a Caron for SotE, too! Mine is Farnesiana. Still haven't made up my mind about it.
Tonight I'm trying 2 from the Ineke sampler - Evening Edged in Gold (left arm) & Field Notes from Paris (right arm). Hm