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    Default SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Morning all!

    l'm off to work shortly, wearing Royal Egyptian Amber & Honeysuckle by Lucy B.

    Have a good day, 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 - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Good morning,

    Vega for this snowy day.

    [rant]
    Sometimes I wonder why I still bother to log on to basenotes. Most of the times, the site does not run properly or not at all. The amount of quality perfume talk here has decreased dramatically. Other sites have developped a lot in the past two years. I feel a certain frustration. As long as I enjoy your company here, I am around, but that's about it.
    [/rant]

    Have a good day all!

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    Good morning,

    Vega for this snowy day.

    [rant]
    Sometimes I wonder why I still bother to log on to basenotes. Most of the times, the site does not run properly or not at all. The amount of quality perfume talk here has decreased dramatically. Other sites have developped a lot in the past two years. I feel a certain frustration. As long as I enjoy your company here, I am around, but that's about it.
    [/rant]

    Have a good day all!

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    At least the daily f*ck up here is proven (double post).

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Mornings!

    TF Tobacco Vanille. One of my best blind buys))

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme today.



    In the morning a bottle of CdG Kyoto for my Mum arrived and I also got a package from a perfume blogging friend from the US, she sent me so goodies including a sample of Chane 1932. I'm giving it first side test.

    My backup, 2nd bottle of Prada Amber Pour Homme should be here today as well.

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Good morning teardrop



    Good morning Victor Meldrew





    Good morning all !




    SotD is Arquiste L'Etrog.



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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    L'Etrog? I must try this. Etrogs themselves have a wonderful aroma, a lot like quince.

    Moi? Facing down ornery high schoolers. Shalimar. They'll never know what hit them, and I'll be shielded from the strawberry kiwi lotion one student insists in slathering.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Afternoon all,

    Funny posts so far.

    You know Jon, I actually saw Victor Meldrew on a the street once. It was all I could do not to parrot his catchphrase to him: I figured he'd probably heard it once or twice before. (At this point, non-Brits are probably scratching their heads wondering who we're talking about).

    Aaannnyyywaaaay, Égoïste today.

    Best to everyone.

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    I tend to agree with you about the poor quality of perfume discussion, Larimar; you've just pinpointed the reason I usually stick to the female forum. I'm happy and cozy here on our side where none of us are seeking panty droppers, attention or approval of our choices. Lots of good, strong, free thinking minds on our forum. If only it were contagious!

    Have a nice sampler set of the Olfactive Studio scents shared by lovely Genie Jeanie; will dig in and see what they're all about today. Have a great day, all!
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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    I tend to agree with you about the poor quality of perfume discussion, Larimar; you've just pinpounted the reason I usually to stick to the female forum. I'm happy and cozy here on our side where none of us are seeking panty droppers or approval of our choices. Lots of good, strong, free thinking minds on our forum. If only it were contagious!
    Hear hear!!!

    SOTD is Kenzo Amour Le Parfum, a darker take on the original, less floral, more resinous and woody.
    Notes include incense, rice steam, amber, patchouli, frangipani, benzoin, vanilla

    Take care, all.

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Good morning everyone!

    My daughter is home for yet another day while streets are being plowed so school buses can get through them.

    SotD is Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia.

    And speaking of Aqua Allegorias, I'm getting very impatient to try the new, upcoming (end of March release date) Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca, having read about it recently on Perfume Shrine and Fragrantica.

    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/20...fragrance.html

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Guer...anca-4019.html
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    Smile Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    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 - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Hello all. Heeley Iris de Nuit.
    DONNA

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Antidote this morning
    These things cannot be long hidden: the Sun, the Moon, the Truth--Buddha
    Currently wearing: Cumming by Alan Cumming

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Good morning, everyone!

    I'm in Chanel 1932, and what a wonderful surprise this has been ...I absolutely love it.

    Happy Mardi Gras - laissez les bons temps rouler!


    Mardi Grumps agrees with Larimar.
    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

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    I'm working on the glasses, Evangeline!

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Marc Jacobs BANG

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    Jailia today, yum.

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Good morning! My house is smelling wonderful today, I'm making caramel corn to stick in my daughters valentine package with a variety of other goodies. I need to get it in the mail today or she won't get it in time.

    Larimar, you are smelling wonderful today! I had a chance to smell Vega a while back and would like to get a decant. Do you know if TPC is selling vintage or the re-issued Vega. It was the re-issued that I tried and that's what I'd like to get. Both on Neiman Marcus and TPC it's called vintage Vega, but it's $79.00 for a 1 ml. decant on TPC, that seems a little high. The bottle they show seems to be the original. Anything you could tell me about it would be appreciated. *edit*- just found a 1 ml. for $9.50 on Posh Peasant and looks to be the re-issued Vega, so I'll order that one. Is there a real difference between the two versions?

    SotM is Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire.

    Have a nice day, everyone!
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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Good morning everyone! Another dreary morning, but I'm hearing rumors of some blue sky this afternoon. Works with my scent today, A Taste of Heaven. Maybe I'll get a taste of the blue skies!

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Doing a side by side today. On my left is Gorilla Orange Blossom on my right is SL Fleurs d'Oranger. The top notes are immediately differnet, GOB is soapy, clean and cologne like and FdO opens dirty and thick, the middles both stay true to orange blossom with FdO becoming a little sweeter and more indolic whereas GOB developing a little spice which I find interesting. GOB is much closer to the skin already and the FdO still has notable sillage. I'm enjoying both so far

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Good afternoon.

    It was still snowing this morning when I went out to work, so I could enjoy the warm embrace of Ambre Precieux, from a sample. Now it has stopped and there's a pale sun...



    (I agree with you Larimar and PerfumeLady- I' m experiencing an increasing lack of interest in what's being said in the other discussions...)
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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Escrimeur by Detaille

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Hi! Happy Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras! No big celebrations here in VA, I’m afraid…unless you count a church pancake supper, which is not exactly a bacchanal. We’re having the most gorgeous spring like weather this morning – sunny and balmy and the air smells so pure and sweet. I’m wearing just a dab of CdG Lily scent (muguet) in honor of today’s weather, but this morning needs no perfume. I’ve been wearing the same handful of fragrances lately, but yesterday I ordered samples of: BK Prelude to Love, TDC Bois d’Iris, Ramon Monegal’s Impossible Iris, and the current version of Caron’s Narcisse Noir edt, which I haven’t smelled in ages. I have begun to crave iris. I'll be sampling iris scents until I find one I can love and live with (and afford!). Maybe the Prada one will be for me. I've never even tried it but I'm going to. I’ve been busy tutoring, doing my mixed media collage class (which is harder than it looks – i.e., hard for me to focus and settle down to work when there are so many options), plus all the routine mundane things. B-belle managed to scrape out of having to relocate to Atlanta. For now. I feel a little let down about it because, while I wasn’t enthusiastic about an upheaval in first place, once I’d accommodated myself to the idea I was really looking forward to it, looking forward to a change of scene and...everything. Now it is not to happen. Apparently. But it may yet. Life in limboland here. Love to everybody!

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by iodine View Post
    (I agree with you Larimar and PerfumeLady- I' m experiencing an increasing lack of interest in what's being said in the other discussions...)
    And I agree with all of you. I think Facebook and Twitter have had a deleterious effect on people's ability to converse *with* each other. What passes for conversation and connection today is really little more than verbal masturbation. People spew their opinions into the ether and largely don't stick around for a give-and-take discussion. There's a reason I don't have a Twitter account, and I don't spend much time on Facebook. Those media don't encourage real connection, but people think they do. And so real conversation and connection suffer because so few people recognize anymore what they are.

    When do I get my crotchety old lady badge?

    I, too, enjoy the ladies' side of the forum and especially this thread.

    Evangeline, I love the photo! Do you have special plans for Mardi Gras?

    PerfumedLady, I hope you and Mr. PL had lovely anniversary. What number was it?

    Jon, have you tried any others in the Arquiste line? I'm a big fan of their fragrances.

    Lucasai, I hope your retail therapy brings some smiles to your face today!

    Alytyke, I've always struggled with FdO, which I find odd, given how much I enjoy skank in many other fragrances. I'll have to revisit her this spring and do battle until I figure her out. Or my suite-mates at work fumigate my office. Do you think you'll be able to to wear FdO?

    Hugs to all that need them.

    Warming up today in PdH Ambre 114. I suspect this may be one of the last amber sightings for me until next autumn. My nose is craving florals.

    Hugs to all that need or want them

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    No scent yet--client is priority, then shower, then scent, but couldn't wait to express:

    This morning I thought about all of you and remembered how, as a child, one has imaginary friends. Sometimes that's how you seem, given that I go to a corner of the room and "talk" to you, somebody who isn't there. But quickly the falseness of that falsehood became apparent when I read Mike's post from last night.
    Momma Quarry - you were on my mind this weekend, with your decisions on the Shalimar EdT vs EdP, I think you made the right decision with 1980's-era EdT. Please post about it, perhaps on a separate thread, I'd love to hear about it. As I've mentioned several times, me and the EdT never got along, but I've never smelled EdT from the 80's, only 'new' stuff. And also this is what I wanted to say, since it was on my mind this weekend: Buy both. As a big fan of Shalimar, I am of the belief that one can own different formulations of the scent and get a different type of enjoyment out of all of them. I happen to feel that way about many of the classics from Guerlain and other houses. In fact, even owning 'new' EdT might be different than the vintage EdT you just bought. Nonetheless, I'm glad you'll finally have it in your wardrobe. Once it 'bites' it's hard to get it out of your head, Shalimar. It's just one of those scents that really 'sticks', at least for me. Last night I came home in sort of a sad-Sunday-night sort of mood and just 2 sprays from vintage Shalimar PdT, emanating from underneath my pajamas instantly changed my mood. I was on the phone with my Dad and I swear the whiffs I kept getting were like having a warm, afghan blanket all over me. Wonderful stuff. I could go on and on...but I won't.
    I get more meaning from these words than I can express in 20 paragraphs. There's relationship stuff and scent stuff and emotional stuff and memory stuff (from time spent with Mike in New Orleans) -- every sentence is a house with many rooms I could explore. "Outsiders" could not fathom this all emanates from mere fragrance.
    My dear Mike.

    Perfumes, their radiating effects within us and the connections they forge between us and others, are more otherworldly than the most imaginative storytellers have envisioned as fiction. I blundered into perfumes, having no natural gift like most who enter here, but I was genius to recognize how extraordinary this invisible universe of exploration is and how special are the people who populate this universe--you.

    Larimar, Basenotes may never rise above functioning like a shabby pub on whose rickety wooden stools we sit uncomfortably, but because of VIPs like you, I still attend, partly because I am such a darn slow learner (as evidenced by finally feeling Shalimar). It is very likely that the business of perfumery reached its hilt in the recent past, that little new stuff will give one a sustainable thrill, that regulations will continue to erode what was once the best. Even so, like the archaelogist who continues scratching and sweeping, I cannot give up on the exploration nor seeking the rewards of keeping the company of you uncommon sensitives.


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    Larimar, I know how you feel.

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    ...here on our side where none of us are seeking panty droppers, attention or approval of our choices....
    Speak for yourself, dear!!

    Have fun, Evangeline!



    I was posting the above while you were writing, Quarry. Thank you for your sensitive post. You always put things in a positive and loving perspective. xoxoxoxo
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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Keihls Vanilla and cedar wood for a mammoth mountain of ironing.

    Hold on folks, I'm going in!

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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Hi! Happy Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras! No big celebrations here in VA, I’m afraid…unless you count a church pancake supper, which is not exactly a bacchanal.
    Well said, Lillybelle!

    Too bad about the change of plans, but it sounds like your Hunt for Lovely Iris will keep you occupied for a while. And provide you with yet another distraction from your mixed media collage class.

    I, too, am getting ready to put in a decent-sized sample order, along with a FB bottle purchase of Tam Dao. (Yes, I'm FINALLY pulling the trigger!) I think most of you know that I have an off, off-again, yep-still-off relationship with iris, but I'm finding I enjoy it in small doses in a few of my favorite fragrances (e.g., Chergui, Daim Blond). I'm going to take the plunge and (purposely!!) order a sample of Impossible Iris, given the reviews many of you have given it.

    Good luck, Lillybelle, on your hunt. I have my fingers crossed for Impossible Iris.

    Quarry said it all. In her unique style that makes her posts instantly recognizable. Thank you
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    Default Re: SOTD - Tuesday 12th Feb, 2013

    Thank you for your kind words, ExtremeK.

    We'll both keep our fingers crossed for Impossible Iris!

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