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    Default SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Good morning!

    Starting the week with a heavy snowfall... it's turning to rain in a few hours, the forecast says

    It's the perfect day for warming up with L'Eau Lente!

    Have a nice Monday, all of you.
    Last edited by iodine; 28th January 2013 at 10:18 AM.
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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Morning All,

    Hope the new working week finds everyone well.
    M.Micallef's Yellow Sea for me.
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    Racine (old bottle design).
    Best to all

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Good morning!

    Starting the working week with L'Instant.

    Have a great week, everyone!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Hi everyone!

    Starting the week with Van Cleef and Arpels Gardénia Pétale.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    SOTD; Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Hello, everyone, Gabriele Strehle Strenesse for me today.

    Wish all a good start to the week.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Parfum d'Empire Musc Tonkin.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    Bonjour!
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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by iodine View Post
    Starting the week with a heavy snowfall...
    We were supposed to be ending last week with one - not a solitary flake here. Every last vestige of snow has gone. Forecast is mild, wet, and windy. (ie - depressing )


    SotD is V&R Antidote.





    Wishing everyone a good week .
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 28th January 2013 at 10:35 AM.

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    Guerlain Cuir Beluga

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Hello together!

    I start the week with

    Asprey's Purple Water

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    Hello all. Parfums DelRae Mythique
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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    iodine! We are having the same weather here in Cleveland Ohio. Getting ready for work today in an elementary school, so I'm going with an unobtrusive classic from my wardrobe, vintage Weil Antilope EdT.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    String Strong Man by Kesling

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Hello everyone. Hello Paradeiserl!

    Well finished work at 21:00 last night. Start again at 23:00 tonight and in between I'll have to go to do some work at the new house, so it's full steam ahead! I'll be needing frequent applications of a good hard working Cologne. The delightful SMN Acqua Di Sicilia will do nicely!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh, I missed Larimar's biiiig posting milestone. A hearty congratulations to one of the most wonderful of contributors!

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    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..."
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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Good morning, the sun is rising over the new world and today wearing the body shop Dreams Unlimited. Chile peppers, mmm. Me gustan pimientos. generally speaking, I'll throw a jalapeno into d*mn near anything, and throwing one into this perfume really does make it work for me.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Hi gang, missed you over the weekend! Congrats to Larimar on 4000 insightful, fun, intelligent and hilarious posts! And I missed congratulating Twolf last week on her huge posting milestone, what with all the site flakiness. You both do much to make this the wonderful place it is!

    Amouage Gold for me today. Hugs to all!
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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Versace Black Jeans this morning.

    Umph...a bit snug. Time to cut down portions pwehaps? Hmmm?
    Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me
    Like days of old. Lighting the spark of love that fills me
    with dreams untold..--Twilight Time

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Hello everyone -

    I'm in Chamade this morning, 70s parfum and edc. Y'all have a great day!





    I almost missed this one - congrats to Larimar, and here's to the next 4000!
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    A solitary snowflake for Jon. We, too, like iodine and jujy, have our should-be snow turning into rain.

    While we did have some new white stuff on the ground yesterday evening, I went out and fetched the cold ingredient for a Scotch & Snow.

    Plaisir, I almost applied a sample of Gardénia Pétale this morning because florals sweep me off my feet, but having read another thread's posts by Larimar and Hedonist, instead sprayed on En Avion extrait. It's outside my normal comfort zone, but my comfort zone has relaxed and expanded with the ever-lessening of life's stresses. I can't tell you, fragrant friends, how wonderful it is to arrive at a stage where it doesn't feel like life is demanding more of me than I'm prepared to give, that I have sufficient creative outlets to permit the mind to frolic, that I have purpose to my activities and little fear of unpleasant surprises. A spicier scent like En Avion can be observed for its artistry, even as its heat burns a little in my child-like nasal receptors.

    Wishing all a low-stress week.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Good morning to all! SotD is Penhaligon's Violetta !
    "You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future."

    "Three essentials for a good life: Someone to love, somewhere to go, and something to look forward to."

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    Good afternoon, Dolce Gabbana Pour Femme 1992 (red velvet box)

    Have a great day all!

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    I was almost scent twins with you this morning, Evangeline, but I went with Coco edp instead, finishing up an old decant. This was never my style, and I didn't wear it back in the day, but it is such a beautiful fragrance I can't stop sniffing myself this morning. I always, when smelling this, hear ivory and cinnabar bangles sliding together on an arm, hear dice clicking together in a cup being shaken. For some reason its resiny quality evokes aural imagery.

    Quarry, I'm glad things are in balance and that you are at peace. Very glad. xo

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    It's a hot and sunny beautiful day here, wind is blowing with a slight stiffness to the air - absolutely glorious. I was in a sh*tty mood yesterday (thus my absence) but things turned around I am greeting the day with positive thoughts, gratitude and hope. See how things turn around, sometimes?

    I rarely wear this to work, but today I needed a little 'comfort' to go along with me throughout the day...and this stuff works like a charm:

    Shalimar vintage Eau de Cologne layered with vintage Extrait/Parfum + Body Cream + Body Powder + Habit Rouge deodorant



    I smell friggin gorgeous, my friends...GOR-GEOUS!

    Lilybelle - nice to see you posting more regularly now, you were missed ((hugs))
    Momma Quarry - a glass has been raised to your 'comfort zone' ((hugs))
    Larimar - here's to 4,000 more posts! ((hugs))

    Anyone need any hugs?
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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Good morning!

    We've warmed up finally, it's 27F and snowing, I'm hoping we've seen the last of the sub zero temps.

    Congratulations, Larimar, on your posting milestone, I always enjoy reading your posts!

    Happy (late) Anniversary to the Quarry's, I hope you had a lovely day.

    Wearing Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame this morning.





    Wishing everyone a great day.

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    Thank you for the hug, Mike, and a big (((hug))) back. And you DO smell friggin' GORGEOUS!!

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Hello everyone -

    I'm in Chamade this morning, 70s parfum and edc. Y'all have a great day!




    I've been waiting for the temperatures to warm up, so I could wear this again. Chamade, edc for me. A hands down favorite of mine.

    Waves to Evangeline!

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    It's snowing here but it's not supposed to amount to much more than a messy PM commute.

    I transferred the contents of my Enchanted Forest sample to an atomizer and sprayed it solely over clothing (I had previously decided I liked it more on paper than on skin.) Oh, no-- no way! The musk and amber combined with the blackcurrant in a way that didn't work at all for me. Off came the clothes and down the laundry chute right away. Hubby can try the sample next.

    And now I'm in L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger and considerably happier.

    About my fragrance, anyway. I see clicking on "New Posts" is bringing up the Database Error notice.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Hello, everyone!

    It's been warm here, but extremely windy and extremely dry. Dreaming of cool, serene green meadows in PdN Le Temps d'Une Fete



    Wishing everyone to have a wonderful day!

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Up, down, in, out, shake it all about - I'm going nuts trying to post today ....






    Need something therapeutic and calming this evening - En Passant.







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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Good Evening,

    No.5 (80s EdP) tonight.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Good Morning!

    Jon, I'm sending wishes for snow your way.
    Mike, you do smell gor-geous! I'll take a hug just for that!
    Quarry, I'm very happy for you! Wonderful.
    Larimar, congratulations!!! Keep 'em coming...
    lilybelle, love your aural imagery of Coco edp.

    Goodness, it's so very good to see everyone. I really need to try to be here more often.

    Still scentless and off to work out soon, but have already chosen Chanel Bois des Isles for this afternoon.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    I'm testing Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours today. This started out wonderfully; a very rich, velvety leather with just tiny hints of the immortelle and tobacco peeking through. But, it has suddenly turned waaay powder-y. Not that I have anything against powder-y ... it's just not working for me too well.

    Notes: leather, tobacco, rum, cistus labdanum, incense, immortelle

    Happy Monday everyone!
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    SOTE is L'artisan mimosa pour moi. It's being discontinued but I have enough for my needs.

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    Quarry - Being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor is a wonderful place to be. So funny instead of taking time to smell the roses, you're taking time to smell your wrist...

    Whitefluffy - That picture is stunning - it's like medicine. About this time of the year, when I haven't seen green for a while, that is the thing I start craving. Do you know where it was taken?

    Speaking of medicinals - I could still smell the Black Musk from yesterday when I woke up this morning.

    Weather is back to normal here also - 6 below F, but it's supposed to warm up again in a few days The warm-ups that hammer Southcentral AK from time to time in winter are called the Pineapple Express because they come straight up from Hawaii, bringing warm, moist air. On the satellite view it looks like a long white pipeline headed straight for us.

    Seeing my fragrance-aholic dentist today. I hope he's wearing his Aramis. I'm going to surprise him and wear an oud, probably Creed's Royal Oud, a fairly mannered one. He's only been exposed to the perfume counter at Nordstrom's and Penney's.

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    Doing a happy dance!

    Wearing my new Rive Gauche vintage parfum. The bottle was still sealed with the little plastic plug.

    Oh, it smells so good!

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Congratulations on the posting milestones to Twolf and Larimar!

    And a belated Happy Anniversary to Quarry and Mr. Q

    I tried all weekend to get on and was thwarted every darn time. GAH!

    Today looks more like the Pacific Northwest (gray, damp, and foggy but not too cold) than the Great Plains in January. I don't have much to complain about, though, given the rather nice temperatures, but it would be nice to get actual *rain* instead of mist. Sigh.

    I'm enjoying the comfort of Ava Luxe No. 23. I found myself wanting some florals with my sandalwood this morning.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Good evening!

    lt has indeed turned wet & very windy again here today. This weather puts me in the mood for something dark & witchy, & so my SOTE is vintage Magie Noire. Mwahhahahahaaaaa!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    SOTE:

    YSL, La Nuit de L'Homme.

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Hey y'all -

    I'm now in Annick Goutal's Grand Amour, which has a pollen-y accord that reminds me very much of Chamade, and I believe the hyacinth is responsible for that ...no doubt about it, I'm so ready for spring.





    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    I was almost scent twins with you this morning, Evangeline, but I went with Coco edp instead, finishing up an old decant...
    Well, Coco is always a great choice - you smell utterly divine!

    Hi RHM! You smell perfectly gorgeous too, but you don't need me to tell you so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flathorn View Post
    Whitefluffy - That picture is stunning - it's like medicine. About this time of the year, when I haven't seen green for a while, that is the thing I start craving. Do you know where it was taken?
    I found it on Google. According to the website it's a Crandall Valley in Wyoming. I think, I understand why you liked it, isn't it a little bit like Alaska in the summer? One of these days my husband and I would really love to visit, what a beautiful place you live in .

    SOTE Enchanted Forest, I believe it's the same one that went down 30 Roses's laundry chute earlier today .

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    Default Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    SOTE:

    YSL, La Nuit de L'Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitefluffy View Post
    I found it on Google. According to the website it's a Crandall Valley in Wyoming. I think, I understand why you liked it, isn't it a little bit like Alaska in the summer? One of these days my husband and I would really love to visit, what a beautiful place you live in.
    Wyoming! Surprise, but fulfils the green craving very well. So funny - I'd love to visit New Mexico someday, actually have relatives there. Thanks for heads up on photo!

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    Had a great workout at the gym after work, now watching a favorite movie and wearing Bal a Versailles.
    "You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future."

    "Three essentials for a good life: Someone to love, somewhere to go, and something to look forward to."

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    DId not sleep at home last night -- too slippery to walk and stay for some miserable 7 hours and then come back -- have not taken a bath and wore yesterday's clothes. Oh well.... Came home finally and am enjoying the quiet.

    JR, sort of creepy is your therapeutical -- if I see big green bugs like this, I might shriek.

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    Wore YSL's Yvresse today. Can still smell it, lovely. Glad to have Monday over with.

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