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    Default SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Yippee! It's Friday:



    Mazzolari: Patchouly

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    How I love this stuff.... tell me, what is it about the aviation theme that I love these fragrances (Vol de Nuit, En Avion) so much?
    Have a great day!

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    I've recently fallen for Guerlain Homme. This is the EdT. Thierry Wasser didn't put fresh notes in the top only, but built all three drydown layers around a commonality of freshness. First, an aromatic-alcoholic-fresh layer, a very lifelike, almost drinkable imitation of the invigorating Mojito harmony (mint, lime, rum notes). Second, a floral-bitter-fresh layer, an unusual scent of rosy geranium, rhubarb and tannic green tea. And third, a dry-warm-fresh layer of cedarwood, patchouli, sugar cane and vetiver (the latter as "a nod to Jean-Paul Guerlain and his first-ever perfume, Vetiver," Thierry Wasser explained). The result is pure understated elegance. Its greenness has an exceptional character that Thierry Wasser himself boldly described as "inimitable", a dewy, fluid chlorophyllous sensation of growing plants and tropical rainforest, irresistible for its mellowness and lushness and alliance with Guerlain's sweet smile, and soon becoming Wasser's distinctive olfactory mark chez Guerlain. The Eau de Parfum version, also labelled "Intense", has, yes, much intenser wood notes, which brings out a wonderful salty tension of vetiver and cedar through the drydown (with an evident nod to Jean-Paul Guerlain's Vetiver, as promised) but also tends to overshadow the dewy and gentle Mojito accord that makes the original so delightful up top.




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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Hello all. Helmut Lang edp.
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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Good morning all. Todays synch is devoted to neglected scents I believe.
    Going with the vastly underrated and supremely elegant Creed Baie de Genievre (and loudly echoing Gandhajala's yippee !).

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    I too am glad to have made it to Friday this week.

    Air Conditioner broke at home and the ceiling was dripping in one place and had to be poked to let water out, yuck.
    So it's Hot Hot Hot, about 95F both in and out of the house. Cold showers and fans are the M.O. for now.
    Hopefully DH gets the AC taken care of today, will deal with the ceiling later. AARGH. Well everyone is healthy, better a broken house than broken people.

    Happiest smell I know - Jailia - today! It does help. And is one that holds up in the hot. ALso my package of Mure Et Musc and Datura Blanche is to arrive today, yay

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    Mathilde Laurent's



    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: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Good morning!

    Robin-in-FL, 95 degrees, yikes! I hope you get your AC back!

    In sync this morning, with one of my favorites, but a very overlooked fragrance, Guerlain Idylle.
    Top notes: Bulgarian Rose, Raspberry Note, Litchi Note, Freesia
    Middle notes: Rose, Peony, Lilac, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-Valley
    Base notes: White musk, Patchouli


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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Shalimar Parfum Vintage






    Can, please, someone take me away from the heaven?? Im fliying and smiling, and i know the reason!

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Robin I hope the A/C gets up and running for you as soon as possible and that you'll stay as comfortable as you can in the meantime.

    Testing Farmacia SS Annunziata Fiore di Riso today. Not very floral to me, it's fluffy and somewhat powdery. If you like Chanel Allure and/or Kenzo Amour, as I do, you'd enjoy this one too.

    Notes include white flowers, ginger, vanilla, sandalwood, oakmoss, tonka bean, benzoin.

    Happy Friday, all!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: Parfum Sacré by Caron

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Let me join everybody too: Robin, hope it gets fixed soon. In the meantime, try refrigerated wet wash-cloths on the back of your neck, and lots of water/weak tea to drink. Sorry to hear that.

    RHM, praying you and Ms.Ma'am are doing all right.

    Yves Rocher Cantate from a wonderful BNer for the neglected scent of the morning. Not really a summer scent, but I am planning to stay indoors most of the day with a short run to the post-office as early as they open.
    Currently wearing: Omnia Paraiba by Bulgari

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Mr. G, what a great review this morning! That sounds like a great scent.

    I'm sampling some vintage L'Aimant cologne mist spray this morning. I thought it must be totally shot (as in no longer swimming, Twolf! ), but the fustiness has blown off and there is a gentle, creamy drydown. This must have been very nice in the day. It's a little bit hair spray'ish. People say it smells like No. 5, but I think more like No. 22 without the incense.

    I haven't showered or dressed yet so I don't know what underrated scent I'll wear for SSF.

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Good morning everyone Today is slightly cooler and greyer than it has been the last few days. Still ok temperatures,though. my sotd choice wasn't easy...Seems I've been ignoring huge parts of my wardrobe lately...Makes you think if I really need my whole wardrobe. However I can't stand the thought of getting rid of any of my scents. Tdem pointed me in the right direction today, so my sotd will be Allure. This used to be one of my favourites before BN!
    Currently wearing: No. 19 by Chanel

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    I'm in synch with the neglected
    Dune pour Homme
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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    FRIDAY!!! Finally.
    I'm being brave, and applying an unsniffed sample for work today - Profumum Acqua e Zucchero. Vanilla and berries sounded safe enough

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    I love these themes of "your mother's scent" and "a neglected scent" -- they get a person to walk around their wardrobe and look at it from different angles. I, like most of you, have many neglected scents.

    Hubby is driving away from the house just now, and I'm thinking about what things I'll do during the few hours of alone time I get in a week. I absolutely love that we're together 99% of the time, but there's something lavishly divine about total privacy. [Opens drawer and pulls out figgy Philosykos. Sprays liberally.] While the fig-hater's away, this much-neglected scent will play. Will shower before he gets home and apply a different neglected scent that won't bug him.

    Air conditioning: one of the greatest inventions. It's so hard to think straight when your body's on slow simmer. Hope you're feeling more comfy soon, Robin.
    In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    I'll share the sentiment, Friday YIPPEE!!!

    Robin...take it easy and hopefully the A/C will be fixed soon
    Chrissie...hope you and Sofie are doing alright

    Happy Friday to everyone else!!!in synch with my neglected Chantilly this morning
    Happiness is a summer breeze, sand between your toes, and your family by your side.

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    For Friday's synch I chose Mitsouko parfum. This used to be my favourite, and was once my signature, but I have worn it only a few times this year. Only one more day until the weekend!

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    My neglected EL Dazzling Silver
    Currently wearing: Bluebell by Penhaligon's

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    For synch Friday I started off in Elizabeth Arden Green Tea. Fresh, citrusy, summery and costs next to nothing - what's not to like? Will shortly change to Eden, which is another neglected one in my book, although I can understand that its general weirdness wins it few friends.
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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Balmain de Balmain as a neglected scent. I could have chosen Ultraviolette or Noa, the most neglected scents in my personal wardrobe, but I am in America and they are at home.
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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    I have so many samples that you could say the vast majority of them are neglected. But today I was drawn to one in my most recently acquired Luckyscent order, Farmacia SS. Annunziata's Vaniglia del Madagascar. The rest of them will have to stay neglected for at least one more day.


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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Hubby is home; daughter finished today's finals by 9:30 and is home catching up on sleep; I'm off to do shopping and errands. We've had heavy rain but it seems to have stopped for now.

    SotD is Iris Pallida.

    Stay cool!

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    A Taste Of Heaven- By Kilian

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Well I forgot ....once again..about the neglected scent sync- evn though I remembered yesterday !

    Oh well ! I am in Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere.
    Have a yippeeeeee Friday all !
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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    SotE - Van Cleef and Arpels Tsar.




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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Wearing Vanilla Fields by Coty today. Starts off quite chemically to my nose but then settles down into something quite wearable.

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria ~ Laurier Reglisse (sample)

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Well I forgot ....once again..about the neglected scent sync- evn though I remembered yesterday !

    Oh well ! I am in Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere.
    Eau Premiere is certainly NOT neglected by you, my dear!

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    Default Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    I'll join the 'Yippeeee!' chorus for Friday, too! And Jon, I'll take one of those cocktails you're serving - yum!

    Robin-in-FL, I hope your a/c is fixed soon. We are completely socked in with wet, drippy fog here on the Central Coast, and it's only 57F. Don't hate me , but I'd trade this in a second for some 95F.

    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia today, to combat June Gloom.
    Have a great weekend, all!

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