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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    Wooznib- they are totally amazing. I think I saw these out in SE Asia .
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    Mimi, I first encountered them when I was in the military. A small garden on Pattaya Beach Thailand had them and I fell in love. A friend who knew of my affection for them found 2 in bad condition at a local nursery. I went to inquire about them a few months ago and they didn't want to sell them to me. After they almost died, I convinced them to sell them to me and have nursed them back to health and am seeing the first Pitchers forming and opening up. It's very exciting. Now I have to figure out how to propagate them.

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    Happy Birthday, RainDropSparkle! Hope you have a joyful day!

    Sampling Azemour les Orangers by Parfum d'Empire today. I like this juicy orange chypre! Also tried their Iskander; same idea but with lemons. Also nice but the lemon note is very candied, like lemon drops. Love to eat lemon drops but not smell like them so I'm finding AlO to be the better of the two. Keep smelling my arm- wow! This is good.

    Yes, Twolf, rhubarb is extra yummy this year; the Mr. said the same thing. Hated to have to cut ours already but it was "use it or lose it". We had so many hot days it was trying to flower and go to seed on me already. So it's very early for us but so delicious!

    Oh, wooznib, your plants are fantastic! I've only ever seen the "maneaters" at our botanical conservatory here in town. Good luck with propagation!
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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by wooznib View Post
    Here is the pair. Total 3 cups opened between them. Number 4 close.

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    Now there is a fantastic looking plant!


    The day just got weirder. Mom called and said she'd just looked at the clock and it said 11:00-- and could that possibly be right? Because "it's so light out".
    She thought it was 11:00 p.m.

    *sigh*



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    I saw some great pics.

    Happy Birthday to RainDrop!
    30 Roses, I do hope your day gets better!

    I am wearing Guerlain Myrrhe et Delires from a sample. It is softly spicy and very elegant. It doesn't seem to have a lot of sillage, but just when I forget about it, I catch a whiff.

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    By this weekend, I'll catch up reading this week's SotD threads. For now, big Attache-Moi hugs all around.
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    Missed you, Quarry!
    Happy Birthday, RainDropSparkle!
    Thanks to a kind and helpful BNer I ended up with a swap bottle and some cheaply acquired Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier bottles. I am wearing Centaure and Racine tonight. The Centaure is so weird and daring. I can totally see many of the MPG creations as a love or hate thing. I am in the love camp now, having them revisited them after more than two years of acquiring and developping my taste and experience.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTHwE...e_gdata_player
    The embedding link function does not seem to work properly, so I enclosed the plain link. Bonnie Raitt has a new album, in case you are interested and haven't heard the news yet. This is a fantastic bluesy tune - very much Larimar style!
    Thanks for the flowers, mike and your kind words all - Mom is home again and I bet she smells of My Sin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    Missed you, Quarry!
    Always the same without Mrs Q - serious withdrawal symptoms

    I'll console myself by heading to the bar to sample one or two of the lethal cocktails they have here before this evenings repast. May need a lie in tomorrow ....


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    Larimar you are an

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    Evening all. Belle d'Opium this evening.

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    Lilybelle - yep, just a tiny dab of vintage Opium is just enough. I think it's interesting that you have 'smoking' associations with it. For me, when I wear it, I think of being a kid when this came out and watching my family at some party dancing to disco music (probably my Mom or someone wore Opium??) It just smells so 70's, to me. Which I love.
    Mike, I don’t understand the smoking association, but the classics often make me want a cig (which I haven’t had in years), or make me feel like I can catch a phantom whiff of cigarette smoke. It must be an association with that era. So many people smoked, and those potent fragrances always cut through the smoke, really seemed to compliment smoke. Luca Turin talked about that once, and I remember knowing exactly what he meant.

    After they almost died, I convinced them to sell them to me and have nursed them back to health and am seeing the first Pitchers forming and opening up.
    That does sound gratifying.

    Larimar, we haven’t heard from Ms. Raitt in a while. Thank you for the link.

    I’m wearing a dab of VC&A First edp this afternoon from a vintage mini. I’m enjoying a coffret of vintage minis that I bought recently that includes First edp, Opium edt, Oscar parfum, and Volupté edt. This First edp smells richer and more animalic than my current version of First edt. I love my First edt because I love fragrances that sparkle like diamonds. The edp is sexy, though. I love the Opium, too. Volupté is nice in the beginning but died in the finish. Next up is Oscar. Maybe this evening.

    (((Quarry))), I was thinking about you today. I miss you. I’m looking forward to seeing you posting again when you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooznib View Post
    Here is the pair. Total 3 cups opened between them. Number 4 close
    Gorgeous plant! I semi-tend a few wild native rarities around the farm and woods. This one could swallow a hummingbird! It looks primeval. Love it.
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    [COLOR="#EE82EE"]Happy Birthday, RainDropSparkle!![/COLOR]

    I LUUUURVE Ms Bonnie Raitt and have been a fan for EVER!

    In Cabaret. I generally read impressions of this as a "mossy" rose. I get more of a "salty ocean wave rose" Nice, in any case
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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    SOTD: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford.

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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    Hello my dear BN friends,

    Thank you so much for the lovely birthday wishes. I read the thread in my morning rush - what a great way to start the day. Thank you for thinking of me. I'm thankful to be part of such a warm community.

    The new Bonnie Raitt album might be the perfect little gift for me...although, I must say, if I had a green thumb, maybe I would think about cultivating that fantastic plant of wooznib's (whoa!).

    Today - Chanel No. 19 (what else?)

    Hugs to all, with an extra one for 30Roses...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooznib View Post
    Here is the pair. Total 3 cups opened between them. Number 4 close.

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    Lovely picture ! Thanks !

    Quarry ! Hello and hugs !

    RainDropSparkle - many happy returns of the day !
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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    My SotD: Crabtree & Evelyn India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily EdT

    Listed Notes: Spider lily, tropical citruses, orange blossom, night-blooming jasmine, palm leaves, "and a touch of sea air" :-)

    Comments: This is a beachy tropical floral. Pretty, simple, and light.



    Image: Crinum augustum (Giant Spider Lily), by Priscilla Susan Bury

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    Happy Birthday, RainDropSparkle!!!


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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    Hey again -

    We've had a small family emergency so we're back in New Orleans a few days early ...but there's always a bright side; the French Quarter Festival starts tomorrow, and now we won't have to miss any of it! Lots of great food, festive cocktails, live music and dancin' in the streets ...the usual.

    I'm in La Perla, body cream and edt. Have a wonderful evening, everyone.


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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY RainDropSparkle!!!
    Thanks to everyone for the Great pictures!!!
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    Happy Birthday to RainDropSparkle!

    And, also sending belated Happy Birthday greetings to those who have celebrated their birthdays during the last few days!

    So many wonderful pictures in today's thread.

    I'm back wearing perfume today after being sick for a couple of days, I chose Secrets de Rose.

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    Happy Birthday Ms Rain Drop Sparkle

    Today wore Sarah Horwitz Coconut Milk perfume oil. I have a cold and this is a very soft comforting scent, a hit with the DH too. The pitcher plannt pic is awesome, I can't grow plants. Cats, yes. Kids, yes. Cats will cry at you when they are hungry, kids thrive on benign neglect. Plants just die. I am blessed/cursed with the American attention span, it seems.

    30 roses, you are in my thoughts, I know that must be difficult. We went through this with my grandma, and my mom is in her 70s now, it looms again. I hope you can find joy in these years with your mom, and that she is happy and comfortable at least.

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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    Helmut Lang Cuiron Pour Homme tonight
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    Happy Birthday, Raindropsparkle!

    Wore Une Fleur de Cassie today and Jolie Madame yesterday. I cannot seem to get online very easily; pages still taking forever to load. Hope all is well with all of you.

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    TOTALLY off topic, but -- Does anyone know how to increase the size of images posted in the thread? I can no longer seem to make them any larger than the size of a large postage stamp. I have a Mac. . . .

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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    Sote Untitled by maison Martin Margiela (from a dwindling sample)
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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    Thank you, Robin-- Mom and I do have our laughs and smiles, and she has great affection for my daughter, for whom she is the sole surviving grandparent. The incidents (like today's) that remind me that she is losing ground mentally are discouraging, but I realize there will be more of them in the future and I'm going to have to get to where I can take them more in stride.



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    Default Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 April 2012

    I wore Voyage d'Hermes today, and I applied a bit of Patchouli by Molinard to get me through history class.
    I send thee this sweet perfume a fragrance to the fragrant, as one would offer wine to the god of wine.

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