Thread: SotD Friday, 23 March 2012
Good morning all,
Sous le Vent for me today.
I think our G. had sweet dreams in his leathery bed sheets.
TGIF! Have a good day!
EDIT: WHY CAN'T I CHANGE THE THREAD TITLE OR DID I FORGET HOW TO?
>> SOLVED THANKS TO DUC!
Last edited by Larimar; 23rd March 2012 at 09:22 AM.
from a sample; too much like tea for two. and there is no oud. none whatsoever, not one molecule.
happy friday all!!
NOOOOOO! I don't want to relive Thursday. It is Friday isn't it.... please....
Today for synch Friday (a fragrance slammed by The Guide) I'm in the 1* Fig Tea by PdN - 'fruit nightmare'. May put on the classic Amarige later.
Have a good day all.
Good morning all - definitely, thankfully and gratefully Friday...
I am also in synch today Purple Fantasy : Guerlain
This is testing from a sample - and sorry to say I am with The Guide on this one.
However plenty of overlap with my wardrobe and the 1-star selection. Don't care.
Thanks to Quarry for kind words yesterday - nice to smile
Thank you all for your kind thoughts on yesterday's thread. I had a fab time last night at the London Perfume Lovers meetup, and have posted a brief, hastily written report on the General Fragrance discussion board.
My SotD - Chanel Cuir de Russie - is here being modelled by some bloke I met last night. Think he said he runs a website or something
Have a great Friday all !
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I'm being part of he Sync Friday. Today it's fragrances that are rated one star by LT....I'll never know why this is rated 1 star - Creed Original Santal
Yeah, Dr.G -- that bloke is Grant (some Website or something). LOL!
You are the hunkiest one we have got (after JR and hedonist, of course), BTW.
Thanks for posting the picture, dear. Seems like you need more carrot cakes to plump you up some.
Thanks, Duc! I obviously forgot that it hid there.
Last time we did *-rated fragrances, I went with VW Anglomania.
Since I am in a chypre mood these days, I will do Sisley Eau du Soir -- "a ladelful of woody amber to be smelled three time zones away" (LT) -- we will never tell, but people on the both coasts should be able to smell me without a problem.
I had more to say about it a few years ago:
Symphony orchestra starts the rehearsal,
Old conductor lifts up his baton.
Language of music became universal,
Language of fragrances is catching on.
I'm in Carnegie Hall. Winter's cold gloom.
Listening to Piano Concerto. Chopin.
Wearing a spritz of a fabulous perfume,
Sniffing my wrist every now and then.
After the gambits of brief introduction,
E-minor movement starts in bergamot,
Orange and mandarin flutes and percussion
Piano of rose unites in a knot.
Slow second movement of nocturnal jasmine
Happens with violet's oboes and horns,
Lily of valley clarinets are like light within,
Rose still bears its crown of thorns.
And the Finale's oakmoss in E-major
Comes with patchouli and juniper zest,
That krakowiak, as performed by old stager,
Leaves me in owe and completely impressed.
Both, the scent and the music, are splendid,
The whole is greater that the sum of its parts....
Polish and French, so perfectly blended,
Reaches our souls, our minds, our hearts!
(Mind you, once again, English is my third language).
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For the Sync Friday--a lowly one star perfume I adore: Dior's Midnight Poison. All day. Morning, noon, and night. Sinful.
I'm in Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb. It's my only FB 1* fragrance (not counting Nanette Lepore, which I found so insipid I gave to my 10 year old daughter to play with), and I had to laugh when I read the Guide's review: "Post Angel sweet-tooth fantasia that smells like a shop where you buy gummies by the pound". It is super sweet, agreed. But I have in fact been known to enjoy gummies by the pound. And I enjoy this scent, although I think it should have been named Sugarbomb.
Have a charity auction/dinner tonight, and will shower and change before then. Haven't decided on SotE but leaning toward AdP Profumo.
Good morning all !. In synch with Bond No 9 Bleecker Street - and the bottle gets one star from me. Ugh !.
Thanks for a highly enjoyable report, G
Mims, hope the bothersome bog is back behaving beautifully.
Last edited by JON RODGERS; 23rd March 2012 at 03:08 PM.
Fracas. Thanks for the eye candy gentlemen. TGIF
"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
Good morning! My SOTD is Guerlain Vetiver (vintage).
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Dr. G!!!! You are quite the distinguished looking one, meaning you are HOT! And wearing a Chanel leather to boot. Quite a combo there.
One lonely star for my fragrance today. I gave it three, because it is a pleasant floral to me. But I wouldn't buy a bottle.
Amouage Reflection Woman.
I may be inadvertently joining in the Friday synch. I am wearing Musk by Lorenzo Villoresi, a house whose offerings got slammed in The Guide. (I can't say for certain if Musk itself was ever reviewed, though.) In any case I love its rosy-powdery loveliness. <3
Happy Friday, all!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Good Morning. in sync today with
Tom Ford - Extreme
Eau de Parfum
inoubliable Elixir Patchouli
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
Love the picture, Gandhajala! Glad to hear you had a good time.
My 1 star fragrance is Givenchy Amarige Mariage, LT called it "prune candyfloss".
He went on to say, "... a sort of dowager Vanilia that would have been too little
too late even ten years ago". It certainly isn't the best perfume I own, but I really
enjoy wearing it and think it smells great. Btw, it doesn't smell like the original
Amarige at all.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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"I love that a scent can make memories come alive."
I am in
Field Notes from Paris - Ineke, from a sample.
Have a lovely Friday!
French Cancan *
Great photo Gandhajala! Thanks for posting it.
No scent yet...maybe later.
I'm willfully not in sync today, although I'm quite sure I have plenty of bombs according to their funny little book. But I have a good excuse - I'm not just being cranky, lol! I received some wonderful Kashmiri saffron recently and I'm making paella for a little dinner party we're hosting tonight, so I thought Rosine's lush and beautiful Rose Kashmirie was the obvious choice...you would think maybe too obvious, but it really does work nicely with savory kitchen aromas.
Oh, hello there gandhajala ...it's so nice to see you this morning! Now you just tell Wolfie to go and fatten up her own husband, you are just fine the way you are...lean and elegant, dimpled (teeheehee!), and you smell good, too ...nothin' to fix.
Wolfie - your ode is really quite impressive! You are a bona fide poet!
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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
Hey G. Just going over to read your report. Looking foward to it. BTW Great picture.
TWolf Did you compose the "Ode to Eau du Soir". It is wonderful!
For the synch today I had to rifle the samples and I had a few choices. I have gone with Chanel Gardenia. Oh! What a strange fragrance, and I have some strange fragrances! It begins with an unexpected Lavender, a nice Lavender, but your nose and your bonce are so confused that it takes a second try while thinking "what is that"? (You know how that goes). Then you realise that it is actually a very true, and strong, Lavender. Then there is a phase that smells like Barbie dolls with sweeties, then another phase that surprised me again because I am catching whiffs of a sort of rubbery vanilla which is quite reminiscent of Bulgari Black. Ooooooo. How odd. Worth much more than one star just for the ride. Weird.
Edit at 20:40pm. Weird because my Gardenia sample turned out to be Jersey in a Gardenia sleeve!!
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