HANDS UP, GANDHAJELLYKNEES!!!
Here comes Tabac Blond! Clear the road, fellow!
Thread: SotD: Thursday, 17th Nov., 2011
HANDS UP, GANDHAJELLYKNEES!!!
Here comes Tabac Blond! Clear the road, fellow!
Good morning to our early birds!
Lovely photos guys.
Cristobal for me today, whilst I do my voluntary work.
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
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L'Artisan Bois Farine.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman
Gentlemen you smell wonderful !!
for me Five o'clock au gingembre is just right
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 !. SotD is Parfums de Nicolai New York.
Douce Amere most of today. Testing Huitieme Art Aube Pashmina now. Maybe some Bois de Violette for bed.
Facebook group: Perfume Lovers in Singapore, Unite! (You don't have to be in Singapore to join.)
Guerlain Bois d'Armenie, such a lovely dry, floaty incense with an intriguing touch of the medicinal about it.
Notes include pink pepper, iris, rose, coriander, benzoin, Indonesian patchouli, incense, precious woods, musk and balsams
Wish you all a very good day!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Dana's 1973 Monsieur Musk this morning
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"Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be"--Anonymous
Afternoon all. Cuir de Lancome today.
Good morning. The world is shrouded in mist again, and I am in a gray dress and Reglisse Noire.
V E T I V E R
SANTA MARIA NOVELLA
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
what great smells this morning, the women's thread is thus far rather manly today
don't you love it when hedonist "drowns in bliss?"
as for me, I had such a surprisingly good experience with no. 19 Poudre yesterday, that I am giving it another full wearing. I plan to drain this sample and see where it takes me.
"Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189
What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache
Hello all. Jo Malone Vanille & Anise
Good afternoon! Well we are off with a bang this morning! Woohoo.I see that Alfarom and Furriner have come to visit us today. Welcome boys!
This thread is the most fun and you know these girls have great taste in men!! All the most attractive ones come here!
Sampling Cajmere today, from a generous Basenotes friend.
Good morning! My SOTD is Yves Saint Laurent Opium pour Homme EDP.
Good morning everyone!
I'm heading off to the home visit to my mother's apartment with Mom, the OT, and the guy from the homecare agency in a few minutes, wearing Côté Bastide Tilleul layered over Zents Oolong.
Tilleul lends sweetness while Oolong provides a soapy edge and together they are energizing and cheerful (just what I need; I'm dragging a bit from sleep loss.)
After that I have a bunch of errands to run to prepare for the live-in caregiver, including buying a rollaway twin bed and a plastic chest of drawers, a DVD player so they have something to occupy themselves (Mom could never figure out how to operate her old DVD player, so when it broke we never replaced it), and other essentials.
I expect we will need to keep the caregiver on for at least 4 months-- and in case anyone else has to do this sort of thing for their parent and is wondering what it costs, the daily charge for the caregiver is $225, plus her board. Medicare does not cover any of that. This is the part where I bow down and give thanks that my parents lived frugally and saved their hard-earned money!
Plus freaking 3 F (-16C) here.
First things first -- it is terrible 30R, the price they charge. Hoping her services are worth it. You guys have had to go through so much this past couple of years, someone should give you a break somewhere any time soon, no? My heart goes out for you and your family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Chanel Bwah dez Eel.
Tiptoeing back into fragrances after three days of none due to the sampling orgy last weekend, travel, sleep deprivation/replenishment, laundry catch-up and whatnot. What nicer way to restart the SotD habit than with Jo Malone's mild Mint Leaf -- from my new bottle from Saks! Definitely in the same arena as Nanadebary Green, Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia and Matsushima Mintea. I love this sort of spearmint sweetness.
30Roses, ugh. Glad your parents had the resources to defer some burden from your shoulders. Your Bourbon French package is in the mail. It's the least the "good daughter" deserves!
Hugs all around, my daily friends. Magazine and catalog projects backed up while I was gone, so I should get to work.
In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
Sublime Vanille today. My friends are dragging me to Chicago for the weekend in an effort to help me shake off the blues. I do mean dragging, because the only thing I'd like to do is sit around in my pjs, watch movies and eat ice cream. At what point are you allowed to say "it's only been a week, leave me alone, I'm allowed to be sad!" and at what point is it time to bow to people's efforts to cheer you up?
I do know the only thing that's helping tempt me is the idea of treating myself to a bottle of perfume and much sampling.
30 Roses, I hope your mother gets well very soon!
elizrj, make sure you do whatever cheers you up, don't postpone, just do it!
I am going to deepen my acquaintanceof KusKus today.
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower
30 Roses Sometimes, when life challenges us in the way that you are being challenged now, we have to find some pleasure in the challenge itself, otherwise our days become more difficult and hard to bear. Every day you sound as if you rise to your challenge with grace and dignity. Your mum is lucky to have such a caring daughter. Keep your chin up.
WOLFIE, the heck with it, caution to the wind and all that.......Bwah dez Eel for me this pm too!!
Wearing DK Black Cashmere today (thanks to the thread someone bumped I am reminded that I have a little bottle) and I must say this scent is a close sister to BB Black Fleece, even the names are similar, so if you love the DK give the BB a sniff, they have it in the regular BB fragrance section. Even my DH (?!) asked me if I was wearing "Fleets" (he meant Fleece) perfume this morning. Now that is a true shocker because he was able to pick out the resemblance blind...and I have 100+ bottles.
Dans La Nuit Vers Le Jour Sans Adieu Je Reviens Vers Toi.
I almost wore petruccijc's scent but at the last minute I decided to try my generous sample (thanks Kevin) of:
Azamour by Parfum d'Empire
A very realistic smell of orange zest, with all of the freshness strained out, and spices added. Subtle, intellectual and very unique - my curiosity is piqued.
((HUGS)) to 30 Roses and all those that need it.
"Until you practice surrender, the spiritual dimension is something you read about, talk about, get excited about, write books about, think about, believe in — or don’t, as the case may be. It makes no difference. Not until you surrender does it become a living reality in your life."
-- Eckhart Tolle