Good morning! Have a fantastic and fragrant Sunday!
Thread: SOTD Sunday 11th March, 2012.
Goodness am I the first one up today!!
It's a glorious, sunny morning here in Shrewsbury and
I am making coffee for my two hung-over sons and
I shall apply some Cristobal when I get a moment to myself.
Have a wonderful day!
Last edited by kewart; 11th March 2012 at 10:28 AM.
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
Good morning! Have a fantastic and fragrant Sunday!
Kewart - Now that's motherly love !
Shaping up to be a glorious day on London too. Just returned from the bakery with some goodies for morning tea. Time to crank up the coffee machine, I think.
I'm wearing a good 7 or 8 spritzes of Guerlain's Eau du Coq in anticipation of some very mild (17 degrees) temps.
Wishing everyone a fab Sunday.
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I just wanted to say (until I read G.'s comment) - you are a good mother, kewart!
No hangover here, no sun either... *growl*
No proper SotD in fact as I tossed four different samples of 'lesser houses' (no, I will never reveal who I am referring to) I have never heard of before on my arms plus on top of all an old Moment Supreme extrait sample (that was turned... I did not remember it was that bad) on my chest. Call it spring cleaning! I stink and you either accept what I am today or you leave it.
My toe says Hi and Thanks to everyone who wrote to it yesterday. The family and both jobs have been kind to it, too. I tried to stitch instead and drilled a small hole in the pushing finger -- will look for a fitting thimble next time we go antiquing, I have one but it is for another finger. However, I managed to bake a seasonal cake -- Bundt chocolate with spearmint glaze and some bitter chocolate shavings on top (not a classic Grasshopper, just a variation), some of you might know that my sweet tooth had run away without my permission several years ago but I still enjoy the process.
Blue di La Perla.
Gary Moore "Still Got the Blues for You".
Twolf I hope your toe gets better soon, try to give it lots of rest!!
It feels like Spring has arrived in London so Osmanthus Interdit for me today.
Wolfie I hope you feel better soon.
Whwend, just want to welcome you to Basenotes! (Don't think I have yet.)
I came across a forgotten decant of Chanel Cuir de Russie, so that's my SOTD. LOL, I felt like I won something when I discovered it.
Wish you all a lovely Sunday.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Dear Toe of Twolfie,
So sorry to hear of your recent accident. I understand that even in your delicate condition, you have managed to play a supporting role to Mrs. Twolf in baking her fabulous chocolate bundt cake - bravo! Continue to be brave, rest up. Keep an eye out for your cousins, Twolfie's fingertips, please, I believe that one of them had a rather close call yesterday.
Please feel better soon, and drop us a line as you recover, dear.
(still deciding on a Sunday fragrance today...likely sampling hither and thither)
"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
Kewart - Shrewsbury is so beautiful . Lovely Mother ! I'm guessing.... no fry ups for your two sons this morning !
Hedonist- Basenotes moves fast !
Kai perfume oil for this early morning - I thought it was 5 something am but the clocks went forward for Spring today so it's actually nearly 7 am ! :O
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
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
We were out on the lash yesterday. Oh, wheesht now, we deserved it. We have been so busy, then yesterday we were both off and we had no pressing commitments. So we walked the few miles into town, had a late lunch somewhere great, a drink in a scuzzy old bar, (essential) then some live music and some "Angostura 1919" rum, (fabulous), in a place where the beveridge a la mode is Hot Chocolate with Austrian Stroh! I think that Stroh is 80% Rum which is usually used for cooking! Larimar may be so kind as to tell us. Then a walk home, with another snifter on the way. Highly recommended! The SOTD was CdG Kyoto, which really is one of my favourites and which, I notice, has made its way into Mr F's gym bag on occasion.
Today, it is a nice quiet day, sampling.
I hope that you are all having a lovely day, and Wolfie, try to stay in one piece!
This weekend has been a blur, I am still building out my new workspace (and Organ). Today I am in Borneo 3000. Quite Lovely. Pictures of the new workspace to come. Have a great day everyone. Twolf - kiss. 30R keep an eye on the post towards wednesday.
Azuree this afternoon in celebration of beautiful spring day. Shame the back garden looks like Steptoe's yard due to Mr Ali refusing to pay a landscaper to do the landscaping. Still, I'm sat on what remains of the lawn enjoying the sunshine. Smelling like newly unfurled leaves in the heart of Azuree.
No 1 son bringing girlfriend home for dinner with parent for first time this evening. Really ought to bottom the house but joints too sore.
Wolfie take care of your poor digits
Last edited by Alityke; 11th March 2012 at 03:19 PM.
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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
(((Twolf))) & (((Twolf's toe))). Be careful with that from now on, I have broken the same toe several times. They re-fracture very easily, it seems. My goodness, a tiny little toe can cause an awful lot of pain.
Quartz again today, can't get enough. Though my decant is generous, it won't last so I did indeed already order my FB!
Hugs to all!
The nose wants what it wants!
I just read about your toe Twolfie. May the goddess of toes toss a healing glance.
Lazy first day of 'Spring Ahead Daylight Saving Time' Sunday morning, and after an early this AM to bed I uncharacteristically slept in until the luxuriously decadent 'new' hour of 10:15. Dreams occuring during a late morning sleep-in are often vivid, easily remembered and sinfully erotic. Thankfully this morning was no exception! (I would enjoy meeting those two very friendly ladies in real-life!).
Vintage Bel Ami this already past morning
"Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be"--Anonymous
Bvlgari Blv II
With thanks to misscasey, even though it's a day of errands and housework, I am donning the very elegant 24 Faubourg, which really calls for taffeta and candlelight. I put some on before bed last night, it lasts and has the power of scent memory. Taffeta. And my first high heels.
Last edited by jujy54; 11th March 2012 at 04:54 PM.
What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
Love that song, Twolf!
Sampled an EdC of Jolie Madame this afternoon (kindly gifted to me by a fellow BNer). The staying power of this is amazing and I can see it truly is a great fragrance, but oh my, violet is so tricky for me. Alas, it is not for me!
SotE is Sous le Vent.
Hi all. Tiare by OJ was my sotd. Enjoy what's left of your weekend all!
Sote: Belle en Rykiel
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Aroma Allegoria Aromaparfum Apaisant
All the A's - nice and mild today and looking forward to spring.
Aw. Sweet.With thanks to misscasey, even though it's a day of errands and housework, I am donning the very elegant 24 Faubourg, which really calls for taffeta and candlelight. I put some on before bed last night, it lasts and has the power of scent memory. Taffeta. And my first high heels.
I think I'm gonna take a teeny break today and wait at least until this evening or maybe even tomorrow to sniff any of my beloved (or any) scents. My nose is feeling a little burned out- maybe overstimulated- in the wake of a recent sniffing spree. Feeling ever so slightly congested as well. Anyway, gonna go for a long hike or bike ride, get some fume free air, and renew my senses and spirit.
Happy Sunday/ Daylight Savings Time/ Almost Spring!
I send thee this sweet perfume a fragrance to the fragrant, as one would offer wine to the god of wine.