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    Default SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Good morning,

    It seems my mood is in sync today...



    Chergui (vintage - dark brown jus)

    There is another reason... it will be a proper spring day today and I am going skating in front of the Vienna Mayor's Hall later in the afternoon (so far it has been too cold to motivate myself). I know the old Chergui has ridiculous longevity and should bear with me until tonight.

    TGIF! Best to all

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    Synching in Shalimar today. Off to a meeting three hrs traveling away. Hope I don't get a "cougher" next to me

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    Hello all. In Synching with Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax.
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    Dominique Ropion ┤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, 2 March 2012

    Good Morning,

    Manic start to the day here. Hopefully the rest of the day will be plain sailing...
    Haven't had a moment to apply anything yet, think I'll go with Bel Respiro. Seems somehow appropriate!

    Have fun skating, Larimar.
    Wishing everyone a pleasant Friday.

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Prada Amber Pour Homme



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    By Kilian A Taste of Heaven.
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    Frederic Malle, Portrait of a Lady
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    Good morning everyone Totally forgot it's friday and synchronization this morning ( we had monday off), but somehow my mood seems to be in synch non the less. Sotd is Shalimar so scenttwin with Alityke today. Hope you all have a great day! I just found out my friend got a little babygirl the 29th
    Currently wearing: Dune by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Good morning !. Looks as though there are one or two like-minded folk here today - I went with Shalimar too.


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    After all the Leap Day laughs that can hardly be topped, our Friday threads are huge here, I especially love how we wear what we want/like/have on hand and try to find a possible and barely visible connection with the theme.

    I will do the red juice of Aqaba today, I think.

    Yes, JR, TGIF!

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    Dior Jules this morning
    "Are you a god?"
    "No"
    "Are you a wizard?"
    "No"
    "Are you a man?"
    "No"
    "Then what are you?"
    "I am awake.."

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    I am feeling all pleased with myself because I couldn't think what to wear today then I remembered that G sent me a sample of Parfum Sacre. Perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    ...then I remembered that G sent me a sample of Parfum Sacre.
    And I, in turn, had received it from L
    Spreading the love, one sample at a time....

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Prada Amber Pour Homme


    Daniel, I really really like Amber Pour Homme. I have been tempted to get some. I think that it has a gorgeous old fashioned, easy, elegant, vibe but I know that lots of the guys don't rate it. I put some on a paper spill one day and I didn't want to lose it so I put it in my glasses case. I don't wear them that often so by the next time I opened the case everything was infused with Amber Pour Homme, including whatever material the glasses are made of . It is still there every time I put them on! It is lovely. It doesn't seem to get an awful lot of positive attention. Will you be kind enough to tell me what you think of it?

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    And I, in turn, had received it from L
    Spreading the love, one sample at a time....
    Well there was still a good wear left in it, and lovely it is too. That little sample should have had it's own passport!

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Hi everybody.

    Testing LP No.9 today.
    Nice incense but too soft. Need the likes of Avignon to put me in my place .

    Have a lovely day everyone.
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    The idea of your skating in Vienna, Larimar, puts such a smile on my face. Hope you are enjoying that today.

    I'm not synching yet. I'm wearing some vintage Mitsouko edc (thanks, Mike! ) this morning. I love the vintage Guerlain colognes. This one is lovely. For some reason with Guerlain classics my choice is either eau de cologne or extrait - although the Vol de Nuit edp at Saks in NOLA was very nice. The stuff in the middle area of the spectrum doesn't usually excite me much. So I'm headed to the gym this morning in my Mitsouko edc. I'll be like you at the gym, Mike, but instead of being a sweaty muscley guy in his boxing gloves smelling of a granny fragrance, I'll actually look like the part, lol! Actually, I'm just wearing one spray between the wrists to keep my huffing sniffer happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    I will do the red juice of Aqaba today, I think.
    I kinda have that one on my mind, too. I'll probably join you later this afternoon in Aqaba, Wolfie.

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Testing LP No.9 today.
    Nice incense but too soft. Need the likes of Avignon to put me in my place .
    And here we thought you were such a shy, modest, unassuming young man!

    Love to everybody.

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    Ta'if

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    Hello everyone!

    High 70s and humid isn't really ideal for opulent orientals, so I'm not in sync yet either. I'm going for a run in Molyneux Quartz, and I'll see if anything more ornery strikes my fancy later.

    Science is not only compatible with spirituality, it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. ..Carl Sagan

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Sharing the house with Larimar in Serge Lutens Douce Amere.

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

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Me: I think today I'll wear Shalimar.......or maybe (mumbling to self, perusing contents of perfume cabinet)
    Hubby: (aghast) One must NEVER use the word "or" in the same sentence with "Shalimar" It's Shalimar all the way! Shalimar or nothing at all!

    Hence I am in synch today, layering my Shalimar edp with a few dabs of vintage extrait from a gifted sample.
    (note the effects on spouse of living with a basenoter...)
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    And I, in turn, had received it from L
    Spreading the love, one sample at a time....
    Oh, did *I* send you this? Looks like I unloaded an unwanted sample with you then, my friend!

    So, before skating I sort of spontaneously decided to skip lunch and go on a sniff-stroll in downtown. It was VERY productive sniffing. I have had a couple of things in mind for a while...

    1) I wanted to check out the following as possible alternatives for Sous le Vent (you should bear in mind that it is not too unlikely to be gone by next year - my guess. Paris is selling stuff that was produced in 2008/2009... I am just saying...):
    - Eau du Sud (Goutal)
    This is certainly not far in its opening accord. I quite like it. It is sort of spicier than Sous le Vent and less 'charming'... well, 'uncharming' is my word for Goutal. I am not fond or not terribly (at best) of her style in perfumery.
    - Futur (Piguet)
    This is loud and very artifical smelling. It does not smell bad per se, but I felt it is impossible for me. It's far from Guerlain's aromatic, hesperidic, citric masterpiece.
    - Eau de Guerlain
    I think from all Eaux this or Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat are my favorite... however, I'd prefer my Eau to leave me after an hour or so instead of Eau de Guerlain's very generic base. I tend to think Sous le Vent's aromatic-citric accord closes the gap of a traditional Eau in my wardrobe, while it also meets my liking for a modernized chyprÚ. Great to have two in one, eh?
    - Azemour Les Orangers
    I do like this. On a paper strip, the opening is very fruity orangey, but not on my skin. I very much like its heart, which plays very nicely as a sort of 'faux chyprÚ'. Unfortunately, the base, which lingers on nicely in principle, is slightly green-sharp, which seems to be mostly synthetic. This is quite a shame as I could have seen myself buying a bottle of this.

    In the end, I think there is no substitute for Sous le Vent for me. It has all the qualities that make it unique and outstanding as a very classic Guerlain.

    2) Chanel - quick sniff Eau de Cologne - it's done the Chanel way - not my style! Guess what, the staff recognized me from my last buys and I was *offered* samples of their Exclusives! Wow, I am amazed after my history with them. I got Sycomore and Coromandel. Nice to revisit them again after a while.

    3) Kokorico (JP Gaultier)
    I think it is very clever of Gaultier to come up with something totally different compared to their existing line-up. Whether this will prove to be a success - we'll see! It is a dry, woody, slightly smoky patchouli... I was reminded of the woodiness in Amouage masculines. While I don't feel this is a flattering comment for Amouage, it is sort of a kudos to Gaultier. It is well done for 'mainstream crap' heavily advertised at every corner. It is fairly simple and straight-forward, but it is okay. Sniff it!
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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Good morning! My SOTD is Hermes Terre d'Hermes Parfum.

    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    I think I shall dab on some Boucheron Trouble.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    In sync, in:

    Serge Noire by Serge Lutens



    My bottle is almost gone. Ack!


    Lilybelle - I'm sure that you rock that Mitsouko much better than I do. Hugs!
    Larimar - have you smelled Philtre d'Amour by Gueralin, to me it shares a lot of DNA with SLV.
    I'll most likely be in one of my more 'HUGE' orientals tonight (right now it's sunny & hot), probably Shalimar vintage extrait...layered with the Body Cream and Shower Gel.
    "Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have."

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Yes, mike, I have a small decant of Philtre d'Amour. It does nothing for me (re-sampled it about a week ago). It's also not really a chyprÚ to me.

    I forgot to add in my explanations above that I got to smell Tubereuse Criminelle eventually...
    The opening is bold, but absolutely impossible for me (yuk! sweet cough syrup!). After a short while it settles down into a tuberose that has its edges nicely pronounced. Pleasant (after an hour) but a straight-forward tuberose is not for me!

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    good morning. in sync today with Bal a Versailles

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    Default Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    * Spritz Spritz Spritz* ahhhh........ Shalimar !!!!!!!!!!
    TGIF everyone !
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