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    Default SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Twolf,

    Thank you for telling us of your friend's passing. A hard blow for the family at present, of course. I'm sure you will be comforting them, and we will be thinking of you as you do that.

    My mother's lower legs have been swelling the past month or so-- on and off-- last night Mom called and said they were worse and aching, despite having them elevated. She uses a recliner and although it elevates, it also puts pressure on the back of the calves. A footstool might be better...but it would be one more thing to trip over and to have to maneuver around with her walker in what is already a tight space. I have to head over to measure them with a tape measure before she gets up and then go shop for support stockings. Elevation and compression....

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    (((Wolfie))) really sorry to hear the sad news about your friend. It is a blessing that he went peacefully and surrounded by the ones he loved. Your support will have meant a great deal to them. Thinking of you...


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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Twolf, I was so sorry to hear of your news. What a lovely quote by what sounds like a lovely gentleman. We can all hope we have that kind of spirit toward the end, the kind that transforms lost marbles to diamonds.

    I am wearing Chergui today, since I needed something warm and comforting. It's April, we shouldn't be getting two weeks of grey/black skies coupled with sleet. I am soooo tired of this, and in need of sun.

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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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    Bonjour Mesdames!
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    Hello all.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Thank you, dear ones, for all your kind words of support. I am grieving, I guess, something like I did when my own dad passed away back in 1994, could not spend a day without thinking of him for about a year. I could not sleep well last night, Mr.T was with me and providing for whatever I needed: a gentle hand squeeze, a loving hug, a nice word. I feel fragile today.

    In Chanel Beige and with 6" of fresh snow outside.
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    (((Twolf))), I'm so sorry to hear about your friends passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.

    Happy Birthday, RainDropSparkle! I hope you have a lovely day.

    Wearing Gucci Rush this morning.
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    Twolf, I'm adding my condolences to those of everyone else. I'm so sorry for your loss, dear. It is very hard to say goodbye to friends and loved ones. I do believe that we will meet again under better circumstances. I cherish that thought each and every day.

    This morning it is Liberté by Cacharel for me. I haven't worn it in a long time, and I'm enjoying the vanilla/patchouli/orange combination.

    Happy Birthday Raindropsparkle!!

    (I've always loved your username).
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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Bois Du Portugal From a sample
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Sampling a fellow perfumers fragrance today. Today i am in "Cafe Diem" by PK Perfumes. On my skin, it's mainly an incense and vetiver that hints at opening a gourmand, yet never fully enters the kitchen. It's quite well blended. Comforting and definitely unique. It opens with a blast of what I think is Artemesia or wormwoord and a pleasant incense. ALthough coffee is listed as a note, I can't quite tickle it out. The fragrance feels like the inside of a northwest coffee house on a rainy autumn day. It's warm and inviting. Definitely worth a go if you ask me.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Good morning, everyone -

    The French Quarter Festival starts today, so we're getting set for four days of music, food and dancing - hooray! This is such a fun festival - there are 21 stages and more than 60 restaurant booths set up throughout the FQ, so we've got a lot of ground to cover, lol! Although, Tony's saying he's sort of done with crowds for the moment, so we might have to get our festing and feasting done early. Good thing today is "Locals' Lagniappe Day" - the crowds aren't expected to roll in until Friday night, so I've got today and most of tomorrow ...at least, hehe.

    Oh, I'm in L'Instant, edt. Y'all have a fantastic day!




    ((Wofie)), I'm so sorry for your loss ...thinking of you, always.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    (((Twolf))) l am so sorry for your loss.

    Happy Birthday RainDropSparkle, l love your username too!

    Draining my sample of Jasmin et Cigarett today, from the back of the wardrobe.

    We've got a mixture of sunshine & showers here, with some very heavy rain last night, but at least it's warmer. lt looks like spring has finally sprung!

    More hugs to all who need them.
    "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 Thursday April 11, 2013

    Rouge Assassin by Jovoy Parfums

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    So sorry your friend has died, Twolf, but glad that it could be quick and he had his friends and family. The grief, there is no way out but through.... It is good that he had a friend like you.

    Datura Blanche today, another one that is good in the hot humid time.

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    (((Twolf))), I'm so sorry.

    Busy week here, a good chunk of our property is being dug up so us country folk can connect to city sewage. Neither pleasant nor wanted; our septic is perfectly fine. But the city wants their money. Have been making a mad dash to rescue any plants that may be in their path, now the back yard is full of displaced plant life. Must find them all new spots.

    Guerlain AA Jasminora today, have a great day!
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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    May I offer my condolences too Wolfie. Sad news indeed. Look after yourself.

    Happy Birthday Raindropsparkle Many happy Returns!

    I was at the dentist yesterday and they have Prada L'Eau D'Ambree in the loo. Of course I had a spray. It's very nice but wasn't I surprised when I realised that it is on almost exactly the same base as Prada Candy.

    Enjoy your festival Evangeline. It sounds fantastic fun!! New Orleans is on my travel wishlist.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    ((((Wolfie)))) You have my sincere condolences as well.

    30R I hope you'll be able to find a good, easy solution that will keep your mom comfortable. xxoo

    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess for me today. Take care, all.
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    Good afternoon.

    SotD is ELDO Nombril Immense.


    (((Twolf))))
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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Walking back to my car last night, I was brought up short by an unmistakable smell of spring... and looked around to see a lovely magnolia tree that had just come into bloom. I was unable to locate my sample of Aqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile this morning, so I went with my other magnolia-centric standby, Lalique (new). On my skin, the magnolia heart note really jumps out, and the gardenia (which I normally cannot abide) supports the magnolia rather than overwhelming it. Go figure.

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    Base Notes: Reunion Island vanilla, Virginia cedarwood, East Indian sandalwood, Tibetan musk, Colombian amber, Yugoslavian oakmoss
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    My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Twolf sorry for your loss(((

    Black Orchid again
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    Tom Ford ~ Black Orchid

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    I raised h*** at Mom's residence and they got a maintenance man in to correct the faulty thermostat. This temperature regulation problem recurs periodically and if one is not very insistent, nothing is done. They have a rather unresponsive maintenance department.

    I hope this will result in the leg swelling going down (sending increased blood supply to the extremities is the body's way of regulating core body temperature when it is hot-- which in Mom's case causes more leakage of fluid into the tissues.)

    I did buy some Scholl's knee high compression socks to try out but they were just too long for her. If the problem is not resolved adequately on its own, I think I will have to have her Dr. order fitted compression hose-- and then I will either have to go there and dress her every day myself or pay Assisted Living services to have someone come in daily to do it, as she will never be able to pull them on herself. We shall see.



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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Busy day, can't stay & talk, I will later...


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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

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    Guerlain AA Jasminora today, have a great day!
    Oh, my goodness, me too!

    (((Twolf))) I am so sorry for your loss. Don't be too hard on yourself today.

    Perturbed with the E-bay seller. After I paid she will not ship as she is waiting for Paypal to release the funds: her being a new-ish seller it's not going to happen until she ships.There are days when Ebay can be a source of a major headache, but sometimes, it is the only place to find truly amazing fragrant treasures.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Whitefluffy,

    She is not supposed to wait the 21 days for her funds to be released before shipping. If you have not received your perfume within 10 days of having paid, file Item Not Received.



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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Chanel „Cuir de Russie”, current version.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Good morning all.

    Take care of yourself today, Mrs. T.
    Mrs. E, that is a great poster! And enjoy your festival before the "tourists" get there

    I reached for Ava Luxe No. 23 today. Lovely!
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    (((Twolf))) I'm so very sorry

    30Roses, I hope the thermostat fix does the trick and helps reduce the swelling.

    I'm house twins today with cello, wearing Ava Luxe Bois Exotique.

    This weather has me wanting to hibernate.

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    Default Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Wish all of us could be celebrating Raindropsparkle's birthday in Evangeline's neighborhood today. So many of you could use the spirit-replenishing atmosphere of beautiful New Orleans and its warm weather.

    I'm giving Chanel 1932 its first real spin today. ’32 is just so effortlessly likable. It's soothing, yet makes me feel alert. Am I giving it too much credit? Only repeated wearings will tell.

    PerfumedLady, it's too bad you're forced to hook up to utilities you don't want.
    Twolf, be kind to your delicate self.

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