I am in a peaceful mood today - L'Air du Temps
Good morning! My SOTD is Marc de la Morandiere - Gengis Khan
Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon and Resin Essence
Middle notes: Nutmeg, Rosemary, Galbanum, Thyme and Patchouli
Base notes: Amber and Musk
I am in a peaceful mood today - L'Air du Temps
Good Morning All,
Safe travels and have a great time in New Orleans, Quarry and others!
I'm stuck in last night's music...
Nothing new for SotD, you guessed it!
Have a great day!
Hello all. Ladyboy.
Hello everyone. Coromandel today. Trying to like this fragrance, not succeeding. I am at least finding it 'interesting' today, which I guess is progress from my initial reaction of 'wretched'.
La Muguet Annick Goutal Enjoy your Thursday wherever you are
LOVE IS BEST
My sale thread :http://www.basenotes.net/search.php?searchid=2281122
"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
I am layering Gingerbread Body Lotion over Omnia and
listening to the piano tuner attempting to get our instrument
back into shape.
Have a happy Thursday
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
Good morning !
Wearing Louve from a sample and like the bite that comes after the fluffy opening. Oh dear, one more for the wish list ..
Vivre d’erreurs et de parfums.
Pour comprendre le bonheur, il faut le voir comme étant une récompense et jamais un but. (Antoine de St Exupéry).
Good morning all !. SotD is VC&A Cologne Noire
The big BN bash across the pond is imminent - somebody's hitching a ride to New Orleans.
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SOTD is L'Artisan Parfumeur's soothing, dreamy Bois Farine. It's working especially well in this morning's foggy, misty weather.
Notes include fennel seed, iris, benzoin, sandalwood, cedar, guaiac wood
Best to the New Orleans revelers and wishing you all a very good day.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
So much joy to read you, guys!
Huge welcome back to Kiliwia. You were so missed! Besides, now I have someone to b.tch about our weather and our fragrances.
Happy Birthday to one of my best BNF and co-conspirator in all things fragrant, DD! I love you, and you better be darn sure of it. Unconditionally!
Larimar, Tabac Blond again? You are rocking it, darlin'.
Safe travels to our NOLA-bound people.
Caron Or et Noir for me today.
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For me it's Loggia dei Mercanti from La Collina Toscana Reserve.
Oh, Sophi, thanks for the jazz morning music. Hard to beat Ella Fitzgerald!
Today, back to my all time favorite fragrance, the one I keep not being able to top. FM Iris Poudre, in all it's sparkle, powder, rich yet subtle florals and the most yummy creamy drydown - all in perfect proportions for ME It fits me like my own skin.
New Orleans crew, enjoy your sniffing this weekend! Bring back pics and stories of wonderful fun and perfume company!
I'm off to Palm Springs for a long weekend of tennis, so may not be posting much. I'm taking only one perfume - Chanel Bois des Iles - it's my second skin.
Own skin and second skin, eh?
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
Heard this morning as I was leaving for work...
Sleepy 7-year old "What are you wearing, mama?"
Me, confused by this since I was standing right in front of her: "Um, a black shirt and gray pants..."
7 year old: "No, what are you WEARING?" (points at my arm)
Me: "Oh! What perfume? This is Prowl."
7 year old: "mmmm" (wanders off)
The song ain't lying.
Will be gone almost exactly 500 miles at midnight aboard the City of New Orleans.
Wearing ICONOfly Attache-Moi because it's Mr. Q's fave.
In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
Safe travels to those headed to New Orleans!
I'm wearing Lolita Lempicka today. I'm on the interview panel as we yet again try to fill one of our part-time positions. All the good ones leave and the others just can't seem to learn the computer system (required to keep the job). Sigh... Of the six people we call for interviews only four got back in touch.
Best wishes for a fabulous time in NO to all our traveling Basenoters!
I'm in Lyric today, another comfort scent. This was the end of my sample, so it's time for a decant.
My lovely darling furry boy, Max, will be leaving me after 12 amazing years tomorrow. He's been the best dog, and the first dog I've ever had on my own. This has been the hardest decision to make, since he still wags his tail at me and never cries, but everyone from the vet to my friends/family tells me they agree it's time. He's obviously in pain and I can't ignore it any longer. So I'm draping myself in comfort scents and crying non-stop and saying goodbye. I was blessed to have him, and that's what I'm trying to remember.
Good morning all SOTD is Elie Saab Le Parfum. Love this scent
SotD is Cabaret by Grès.
Yesterday's SotD was Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise. I couldn't get on Basenotes yesterday. :-(
Gotta pack today. We're leaving early, early in the morning for NOLA. Thank you for the good traveling wishes! We'll be sure to take lots of pics. Love you all to pieces. ♥ xo
Elizrj,I'm so sorry.Has been only a couple months since I was having my own day of good-byes like you are having today.Today&tomorrow will be very hard but it does,slowly,get better.I promise.Do all you can to prepare yourself and please,if you need a shoulder,don't hesitate to use mine.I'll be thinking of you and sending you all the strength I have to help you.
Halston EDC today.
cello,you said it yesterday about UJALM.I'm so glad I originally sampled that one in cool weather;would have dismissed a great spicy green had I only smelled that melon.
Safe travels to the New Orleans revelers!Hope you all know how envious I am-you're turning my eyes even greener!Have fun,all of you!
The nose wants what it wants!
Elizrj, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Please take care of yourself, and we will all be thinking about you today.
Elizrj, very sorry to hear about your impending loss - our thoughts are with you.
To the lucky few heading to New Orleans, travel safely and enjoy a memorable experience.
SotE - Parfums de Nicolai Carre D'As.
SEE YOU ALL WHEN YOU GET BACK. HAVE THE BEST TIME
AM: Bois de Iles - Chanel
PM: GAP - Individual Series: The Natural
Bed: Hypnotic Poison
my current top five (always in transition)
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
eau de gloire parfum d'empire
Dia man Amouage
comme des garçons man 2
Elizrj - I'm so, so sorry for you, but know exactly what you're going through. On Valentines day 2010, we had to do the very same thing with our dear dog Mickey - 16 years old, and a very much loved (and hugely missed) member of our family. It was honestly the hardest decision I've ever had to take in my life. We spread his ashes by the roses at the back of the garden, and this year were treated to the most incredible display of flowers:
So, stay strong. It does indeed get easier with time.
Well, on to happier news. Wishing all those travelling to New Orleans this weekend a safe trip - what a fab thing. Wish I could be there too. Maybe we need a UK Basenotes meetup ?
Tonight's scent will be En Avion.
Best to all.
((elizrj)) I'm sorry about Max. It is always hard to lose one whom you love.
I'm off my 'fumes. Just a couple of odd days for me, I guess.
L de Lolita Lempicka for me!
Hugs to you, (((elizrj))). Is that Max's little nose poking through the fence in your avatar?
Safe travels to those headed to New Orleans, and have a blast!
Tauer Perfumes Incense Rose today.
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Reflection Man by Amouage
+"Do you spray below the waist?"
+"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer
+"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you." - Dr. W. Dyer
Elizrj, I am so sorry to hear! I learned the hard way what it means to wait too long to put your beloved dog to sleep. I will never forget this half day... say goodbye to Max in dignity! I truly feel with you. Co-incidently, I dreamed of my Lantana last night and woke up when I felt a choking sadness... I hardly ever remember my dreams.
Time for my well-deserved smoke and two spritzes of darlin' jus, yes Wolfie! You guessed it all...
L' Eau d'Hiver by Frederic Malle
Cologne Blanche by Christian Dior
These 2 are cut from the same cloth - the Malle is a bit more cherry/heliotrope/floral whereas the Dior is more woody/powdery. Nonetheless, they both are perfect for a crisp, sunny Fall day like today.
I can't wait 'til tomorrow when I'll be flying to NoLa with all of the BN peeps - I'm so excited I could scream!!
"You are here to enable the Divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are."
-- Eckhart Tolle
I'm wearing Angel Liqueur de Parfum today.
Elizrj, I am so sorry about Max. We had a wonderful Sheltie named Max and I still miss him, 9 years later ... That final trip to the vet is the last responsibility we have to our fur babies and the hardest. My thoughts are with you and Max ...
Safe travels to New Orleans! Wish I could be there too ...
Thank you, to all of you that posted on the SotD or pm'd "welcome back" messages to me yesterday, you are so incredibly kind!!
(((Elizrj)))I'm so sorry to hear the news about Max, you will be in my thoughts and prayers!!
Wishing those of you going to New Orleans a safe trip, can't wait to hear all about it.
Cello, hope you have a safe and fun trip!
SotD Lolita Lempicka L.
Penhaligons LP No 9
I am sharing the SOTD with easyfish, just the right thing for a musty November day with the wonderful smell of wet leaves in the air.
That reminds me - I've smelt Santal 33 for the first time today on another person (unassuming guy of 20 years), and the sillage was something out of this world...I could still smell it metres away when he went past me. Poor students (on my uni campus) just didn't know what hit them.
Dazzling silver tonight
Dans La Nuit Vers Le Jour Sans Adieu Je Reviens Vers Toi.
31 Rue Cambon (Chanel)
YSL L'Homme Libre
V&R Antidote tonight
'Those who grow too big for their pants will be exposed in the end'--anon
DD, I think I should have been clearer here -- sorry, darling.
So for those who did not hear me earlier today -- you people! -- it is darkdreams' Birthday and I hope she had a happy one.
Hugs to elizrj.
Whoops, Happy Birthday darkdreams!! (Even if it is over!)
Vanitas by Versace
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