Thread: Sotd- wednesday 14 november 2012
Hello everyone, good morning
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
Morning boys. I LOVE that old Egoist ad!
Well my stars! After my dental op yesteray I woke up this morning looking like the Grinch. Not green. But I do look as if someone has gone mad with the facial fillers, or a bicycle pump.
Not to worry. It is normal. But I am confined to barracks, so I am joining our lovely Roberto today with samples, various ones.
Foustie I hope you heal up quickly from the dental surgery and are keeping as comfortable as possible in the meantime.
SOTD is Balenciaga Cristobal
Take care, everyone!
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Foustie, ice the face. It will help with the swelling and not hurt so much. I'm in Lou Lou today, want something kind of fun to wear.
((Foustie)) --hope the swelling goes down fast-- it can't be very comfortable!
I'm wearing JM White Lilac & Rhubarb and off to take daughter to school.
(((Foustie))), (((jon))), (((anyone else)))
Chanel Cuir de Russie (current EdT) today.
Have a good hump-day, everyone.
I'm in vintage Guerlain Vetiver today.
Best to all
Good morning, everyone!
I hope you feel better soon, Foustie!
SotD is Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Oud.
Have a great day!
hello all. SL Arabie.
SotD - Spiriteuese Double Vanille by Guerlain (from yuyu15's decant, thanks!)
Just came back from Eurostrike march- and a detour in one of my favourite perfume shops in Milan, just nearby!
I was wearing lovely, honeyed Volutes edp, from a sample, then I tested Vero Kern's Mito and Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir. Two truly impressive fragrances!
"Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen
Trying more of Epic Woman.
K., gorgeous image today and thanks for the hugs.
E., thanks for the Models 101 course yesterday. I knew you were a blond, same as myself here!
HdP 1876 Mata Hari.
Testing Mad Madame by Juliette Has a Gun today, I go into work in about 45 minutes, 10-3 today then I am coming home and taking a nap. Have a great day everyone.
"I guess it's like most dreams, people work hard for them, they take time, When you arrive you aren't sure if it's what you expected. Hopefully it's better, but I guess that is why people dream and choose to chase them" ~anonymous.
"You’re buying stars to shut out the light. We come alone and alone we die And no matter how hard you try I’ll always belong in the sky" ~ Marina and The Diamonds
(((Foustie))), take good care of yourself, my dear. I know that facial swelling hurts. Had my wisdom teeth removed a week before my senoir prom, a hundred years ago. Surgeon said swelling would be down in time for the dance. Ended up with prom pictures in which I looked like a well- dressed chipmunk. Go ahead and laugh at me, laughter helps with healing!
Quarry, thank you for your kind thoughts! You made an excellent choice on the bag- I do get to borrow it, right? Very stylish and so perfect for fall!
I'm in HdP tuberose #2, Virginale. Just as I thought, this one doesn't hold a candle to Capricieuse for me.
I'm about to improve my communication greatly, finally got myself a new laptop! Once I get it all set up, I promise to get on top of my unanswered PMs and e-mails. There are a couple BNers I owe some long, loving messages.
The nose wants what it wants!
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
Continuing in Vintage Guerlain Habit Rouge Cologne this morning..
Things are things because of Mind--Zen Buddhist saying
i am testing Mecca Balsam , natural from profumo .it and wearing my lovely 31 Rue Cambon again! its no brainer when you want to smell good fresh all day long!
Mecca Balsam , opens up like a mix of spices you put in a soup( and peppery) its labdanum based scent, sweetish, spiced and smoky, it has good longevity! its very resinous, and bit noire but beautiful!.....i do feel when i wear it like i am heading for some ritual .....interesting and nice longevity!
Well, my ballet class was cancelled due to some sort of problem with the heating system. Apparently, they just tried to turn it on for the first time this season, but it's a no-go. That's the sort of thing that happens when it gets cold in New Orleans, lol - we just can't deal with this!
I'm still in my warm blanket of Cuir de Russie, but I just noticed that gandhajala is also sporting it, so I just wanted to remind him about how good we smell ...as if he could forget!
((Foustie)) hoping for a speedy recovery you. Heavenscent is right about the ice.
Donna, you smell wonderful!
I'm house twins again with Twolf and PerfumedLady. And I'm again in HdP Ambre 114. I simply cannot get enough of this right now. I may be wearing it for the rest of the week. Love, love, love it.
Roger & Gallet L'Homme
I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
ivanita - I LOOOOOVE Mecca Basalm. It smells ancient and mythic but also completely wearable.
Foustie - I hate dental work!!! (bear hugs)
Today it's 1 spray on the chest (which is more than enough) of:
Anais Anais by Cacharel
"When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"
-- Eckhart Tolle
Glad you approve the orange purse purchase, fine feedback friends. Yes, iivanita (“it goes nice with brown, black, everything but maybe grey?, autumn colours”) that was part of my rational decision-making process. And, yes, PerfumedLady, we can swap bags when we storm Chicago's perfume counters together someday.
Cestrum, thank you for my Exploration of The Day: VC&A Hiver. I was immediately put in mind of Guerlain's Cologne du Parfumeur. Is anyone else familiar with both of these fragrances? They both strike me as outside the scope of anything bottled before this century (except maybe mimeograph chemicals) -- kicky and quirky.
Foustie ~ You're still adorable to us!
In a world where 6 million people are added each month, every landscape matters.
Oh Thank You all for for your well wishes. YUP. I've been applying ice. Any more ice and I will look like Marlene Dietrich.
Oh PerfumedLady, a face like a hamster at your prom. OH NO!!, Sorry, I know that I shouldn't but I can't help but laugh.... Ouch!
Gonna bathe then douse myself in Etro Patchouli, fantastic.
Meant to say.... You BOUGHT the orange handbag Quarry! It is fabulous. Good girl.
Voyage d'Hermès, edt.
I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman