Thread: SotD: Saturday, 7 April 2012
A big Welcome Back to Larimar. Great to have you amongst us again
Chanel Cuir de Russie to start the day.
Enjoy the weekend, all.
Scentless so far but I wanted to welcome Larimar back. Do tell of any fragrant tales from Parid
Welcome home Larimar. Hope your trip was fantastic.
I have managed to get up and walk a few yards this morning -
thanks for all your healing vibes and good wishes.
My first stop was my perfume cabinet for a spritz of Idylle edt.
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
I think I am going to wear No. 19 to work today.This could be a mistake butI am doing it.
Thank you all for your kind welcome back and thoughts while I was away (Wolfie, Mims, PerfumedLady). I had a FANTASTIC time in Paris, ate deliciously (a lot), did squeeze in more perfume trails in my agenda than foreseen - Guerlain, Maitre Parfumeur, Caron, Francis Kurkdjian, Serge Lutens / Palais Royale. I will be back with a boring much of information and thoughts soon. No scent of the day yet as I am lying in the hot bath tub typing this. My SotD will be Vega, which I fell madly and crazily in love with on the spot... and this comes from me, who does not really like No. 5 Vega is already decanted and ready to be spritzed. While we are at it... I also bought Eau pour le Jeune Homme ( Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier )... huh, I feel so flattered (I found MY Eau de Cologne) and Francis Kurkdjian's Elixirs de Lumiere Noire Femme. Needless to say, I was a bad boy exceeding my budget... Smooches and hugs all around (if welcome)! Poor kewart, I wish your time of being painfree again was coming up right now! Best wishes!
Welcome back Larimar...
today is Cumming the Fragrance
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Welcome back, Larimar and congrats on your new treats! Enjoy!
(((((Kewart))))) Very glad to hear of your improvement, may it continue apace.
SOTD is Prada Infusion de Fleur d'Oranger for Floral SnS
Best to all!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Now in Lyric Woman for the Sniff and Speak
Hello all. Diane by Diane Von Furst edp.
P A T C H O U L I
OFFICINA PROFUMO-FARMACEUTICA DI 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
L., happy to have you too, with or without us. Was it dry and sunny and not too hot? Have the trees started leafing yet? What was the color the Parisiennes were choosing most this spring besides black, beige or light aqua blue or both? Tell us all, please!
Kewart, glad to hear about your improvement. One day at a time, right?
Kiliwia, please accept my hug -- I have seen you in my dream last night. We both came to our restaurant and you were looking for a particular salad dressing on the shelves of a back room, it had to have orange blossom and honey in it, to no avail. Fancy that.
L'Artisan Parfumeur Fleur de Narcissus on me this AM.
Hi all. Hypnotic Poison today. Have the house to myself since the lads have gone out to lunch. Ahhhh!
Welcome back Larimar - hope you had a super trip. (Kewart) .... and for anyone else who needs 'em.
Hello everyone - greetings from the Emerald Coast!
I'm usually not an early riser, but when I'm here I like to get up with the sun, when I have the whole beach to myself for my morning run ...2.5 miles east and back again, and I didn't pass a soul. I was in, and still am, another Alien flanker, Sunessence Or d'Ambre, which Tony has already dubbed "Beach Alien." He wanted to call it "Marc Jacobs Alien", but I pointed out that the gardenia he was getting is actually jasmine ...but it has a definite tropical feel due to the orchid, or maybe the kiwi, and it is admittedly, quite reminiscent of gardenia, as well as Marc Jacobs. At any rate, it smells absolutely sublime in the soft and balmy sea air.
Welcome back Larimar! I'm glad you had a great time ...but that's really no surprise now, is it?
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
Hello shahor, glad you have finally joined us!
E., good on/for you. Drink in this air in perfect solitude and have some fun with the girls later. Hope it does not get very hot.
Hooray, Larimar is back! I’m looking forward to reading all about it.
Evangeline, what a lovely pic. Did you take that one this morning?
I’m glad to read Kewart is doing a little better. Hoping for a full recovery for you soon.
I’m wearing Jo Malone’s White Lilac & Rhubarb this morning, for April Floral Sniff ‘n Speak (thank you, 30 Roses!). This is a truly lovely, modern lilac, and I highly recommend it to lovers of lilac fragrances.
Welcome back Larimar ! Wow - I bet you smell delish in Vega !
Kewart - I'm so glad you've been able to walk a bit ! More healing thoughts are coming your way .
Kiliwia - are you okay ?
((( Rtamara )))
This morning is my dreaded Dr's appointment so I'm up early and I'm wearing a scent I'm not attached to - If by Apothia . I don't want bad scent memories . ( Remembering 2009 , dentist visit , complications and Beyond Love by Kilian !!!!!! )
Have a good new day everyone !
Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
Good morning! My SOTD is Marc Jacobs Ivy.
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Good luck at the doctor’s, (((Mims))).
Thanks again so much! Wolfie, the weather was dry, sunny and warm at first, later a bit hazy, foggy/overcast, then hazy/sunny again but cooler. I noticed Parisien/nes mainly waering timeless chic classics (not colorful), a lot slim fit style. Many people smoking on the streets (same in Vienna) and I have to confess - smoking (I for myself strictly limited) is uber-chic. I have always felt so. There I have said it. I smelled an occasional nice perfume, but mainly mainstream synthetic vanilla. I would say Paris is slightly more fragrant than Vienna overall and quite so when one considers men only. Hey, I did not feel 'metrosexual' or whatever the heck for a long time. I *HATE* about Vienna that people pay so little attention to their looks, style, perfume... just all! Many trees had their foliage out already and in fact, the horse chestnut trees were in full bloom (amazing for beginning of April!!).
More tomorrow about restaurants and an extra perfume thread soon... now, a bottle of red and a plate full of chevres (that look as if they were totally off ) etc.etc.
More Vega for tonight. mcrlmind has a superb review on this here. I feel it belongs to a No. 5 and Arpege family, but the ylang-ylang dominance brings it more into Cuir de Russie/ Bois des Iles territory for me. It wears as if it was an EdP version of Cuir de Russie. It starts off very harsh, austere and leathery on me. AMAZING! I can't stop sniffing my wrist...
Baldessarini this morning
"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
Must rush out to family Easter get-together: colored eggs, candy, good food, but mostly the whole family celebrating making it through a very hard winter.
Welcome Back to those who have been gone, and good wishes to those still healing.
Today, I am in a Shalimar mood: layering my vintage extrait, with some vintage edt, a spritz of Shalimar Light, and the new pink one on my celedon linen dress, white cardigan, and small Hermes scarf. I will waft around in quantum waves of Shalimar today. This day seems perfect for the scent: it is sunny (citrus top notes) with spring flowers in full bloom (bloomy middle) with some newly turned dirt from the garden (that Guerlainade-ish note) and still a bit nippy so the warm vanilla soothes.
And I smell so good the man in my life just nuzzled me and mussed my dress. That will teach me to Shalimar my world!
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
W. Somerset Maugham
Healing wishes for all who don't feel well!
Welcome back, Larimar!
Have fun, Evangeline!
I’ve been away from Basenotes for some days...
Trying to save my business, driving the girls to school and lessons
and keeping up with everything that’s happening in Greece these days
leaves me no time for other things!
The good news is that, after a lot of effort and studying,
my eldest daughter got her Abitur certificate this week.
(she goes to the German school).
She is very happy because, after getting some bad grades during
the past two years, she didn’t believe she could get a good final grade...
Everything worked out fine in the end… Had this happened another time,
she could go to any University she wanted in Germany,
but now it isn’t possible anymore and she must also take the Greek exams
(which are a hundred times more difficult) and try to get the grades
for a University in Athens…
The last three days I am wearing
Nuda Parfum Extrait - Nasomatto, from a sample I keep in my bag.
Last edited by *dora*; 7th April 2012 at 04:48 PM.
Good morning/afternoon ( ) everyone. Despite all the snow that has fallen the last few days ( about half a meter I would say) today feels a lot more springlike. Must be the sun and the melting of snow. Today has been a good day so far. My brother called and came over earlier. We then went to the citycentre for some coffee. Later me and my youngest sister will probably go out for a few beers ( She just turned 20 and wanted to go to one of the more "grown up" pubs) For S'n'S I'm in Midnigt Violet. I really love this scent!!!! I WISH Serena would bring it back....Healing vibes going Kewarts way, good luck wishes to Mimi and welcome back to Larimar. Paris is defenitely on my short list of places to go next...
Ooh, Karma Lee, you smell divine! Mussed dresses are the risk one takes with Shalimar.
Larimar, welcome home! Can't wait to hear more, esp. about your Vega; such a big step outside the box for you! So glad you had fun!
Mimi, good luck. Smart gal, not taking any chances on ruining a favorite scent.
Skipping out on SnS to begin my cologne sampling binge. Inspired by my love for Wooznib's Orange Cologne. Started off with Guerlain Cologne du 68, which is happy and sparkly like Orange Cologne. Unfortunately, it isn't as interesting or edgy as OC to my nose. The cheerfulness in Orange Cologne is well balanced by a darker side and if I add another EDC to my collection, it will need that same vibe. Cologne du 68 is just too sweetly floral on me, not getting the light/dark contrast I love. Right now, I'm very grateful that I have plenty of OC to last me awhile! Next sample please!
Seriously, if anyone else is considering a cologne for summer, don't buy anything without sampling Garner James' Orange Cologne!
The nose wants what it wants!