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    Hello everyone. Good Morning and best to all
    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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    Good mornings)))

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Good morning!

    I am glad it's "friday" with 4 days off ahead

    La Saisons: Automne by Van Cleef & Arpels

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    Good morning Roberto! Morning everyone.

    Dior Homme for me. Have a good one!

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    Hello.
    Nothing yet!!!
    My current top 10 (with no particular order):
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Terre d'Hermes EDT
    CK Eternity for Men
    Creed Aventus
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (Old Tin Can)
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt
    Costume National Homme

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    Hello everyone, Ghost Deepest Night for me today: notes include freesia, mango, honey, tiare, vanilla.

    Best to all.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Good Morning Every One:
    Today I am in the mood for YSL, La Nuit de L'Homme

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    Etat Libre d'Orange Je Suis un Homme.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Hello darlings! Another gloriously sunny day in London. I'll be busy for the next month as friends arrive from Hawaii today. Have a great day

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    Good morning all !. Celebrations all round today



    Happy Birthday teardrop




    Congratulations to Kiliwia - here's to many more







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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Bonjour Mesdames!

    Happy Birthday, teardrop!
    .....

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    Vol D'Hirondelle by LM Parfums

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Thanks Jon & easyfish! And congrats to Kiliwia!

    SOTD is Bronze Goddess, for a day of pottering before going out tonight to our favourite ltalian. After a cloudy start, it's brightening up nicely, so some gardening might get done this afternoon.

    A big bunch of flowers just arrived from Mr teardrop, including some amazing-smelling freesias; sniffffffff.....mmmmmmm!

    Have a great hump 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, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Teardrop, Happy Birthday!!!
    Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. O.Wilde

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    Afternoon All,

    Happy Birthday, Teardrop and congrats on the posting milestone, Kiliwia !

    Coming in third place in the AdP trifecta: Colonia.

    Best to everyone.

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    Happy Birthday Teardrop!

    Wow, congrats Kilwia... 4000, what a milestone!

    Jon, lovely picture as always. They make me want to jump into my computer screen.

    I'm wearing Ormonde Jayne Woman... again. I think this one is the winner for my trip, unless something else really catches my fancy in the store while I"m there.

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone -

    I'm in vintage Calvin Klein for Women.

    Y'all have a great day!




    Happy Birthday Dear teardrop! I hope your day is simply overflowing with all the things you love most ...I assume cake is on the list, but here's more, just in case ...can't ever have too much cake, you know.



    And congratulations to Kiliwia - here's to the next 4000!
    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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    Creed Aventus


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    Oh teardrop and her "pottering", for her big day..... Many fragrant returns to you! Also it is my dear friend Tinker's Birthday -- too bad she is not stopping by as often as I need her to, but nonetheless....

    ExtremeK, I was testing last night, some fresh samples from a nice fragrance traveler (you know who you are, right?), and I found the one we both need -- Le Labo Santal 33. We might not like the price, but it is the one MADE for you and me: odd, woody, figgy, and sweet, showcasing many facets of sandalwood from refreshing and vibrant to deep and sensuous. Want my sample? You know what to do!

    L'Artisan Safran Troublant on me this AM.

    JR, I love you (just because).
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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Guerlain Eau du Coq this glorious SE Florida Spring morning.
    Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Happy Birthday, teardrop!

    (I assume you will wear something bombastic to your favorite Italian? )

    Caron Nocturnes. It's neither boring, nor aloof. Just saying



    Happy 4000, Kiliwia!
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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Good morning! Thank you everyone for the congrats, so nice of you!

    Happy Birthday, Teardrop! I hope you have a very lovely day!





    Wearing Emilio Pucci Vivara this morning.

    Have a great day!

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Greetings everyone. Sampling Louban by Montale.

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Parfums MDCI - Chypre Palatin

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Eau de Lierre by Diptyque



    Looking at everyone's SOTD it seems like Spring is in the air. Have a great day everyone!
    Happy Birthday teardrop!
    TWolf - I still struggle to enjoy that Le Labo. It has a very piercing base note that sort of upsets and overwhelms the composition on my skin...and I'm such a big fan of exotic sandalwood notes. Still...it's a HUGE scary monster on me most times. I started only wearing 1 drop of it to experience it more demurely and let's see how that goes. Glad you've found a new love.
    "One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple"

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Prada Infusion d'Iris for me this morning. xo

    tdem1961, I love your new avatar (maybe it's not new anymore). You look so pretty and happy.

    ladymurasaki, enjoy your visitors. Hawaii to London, what a change of pace for them!

    Congratulations, Kiliwia!

    Happy Birthday, Teardrop!



    (I see Kiliwia and I are thinking along the same lines. One can never have too many pretty pink cupcakes, I always say!).


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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Well happy birthday to Teardrop!

    Today in Neil Morris Prowl.

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    Congratulations, Kiliwia!

    Happy, happy, happy birthday to teardrop! I find that I instinctively turn to Italian food when there's an occasion to celebrate. I need to noodle on why that is although I have some tendrils of ideas. Twolf and Jon (two of our resident amazing cooks -- I'm sure there are others, too), any thoughts?

    I'm wearing Byredo La Tulipe (despite the below freezing temperature this morning), an appropriate happy coincidence with teardrop's birthday.

    Twolf, I've had that Le Labo on my to-try list *forever* (not the one in my wardrobe that would be helpful, but, you know, the other one, in my head, that no else can see) I'll PM you!!

    Happy Hump Day, all!

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Good afternoon and happy happy birthday Teardrop!

    SotD is Une Fleur de Cassie
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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Thanks so much folks for all the birthday wishes, & for all the yummy & very pretty cakes!

    Evangeline, l did indeed have some cake, when a dear friend at work brought in some cupcakes for a mini celebration yesterday. l love me some cupcakes!

    Whitefluffy, you are quite right about my favouring a bombastic fragrance choice for this evening; l have decided on Black Orchid. Power Perfume Girls unite!
    "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, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Happy Birthday dear Teardrop!

    SotD is actually just a body cream, Imaginez La Provence Sunflower, which is similar to Laura Ashley No. 1.


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    What I've Been Wearing:

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    I think I'll be baking cupcakes tomorrow after all nice pictures posted here
    Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. O.Wilde

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    Good day everyone, and a most special day for teardrop I see!! Happy birthday!!!!!

    Theorema Esprit d'ete today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapfir View Post
    I think I'll be baking cupcakes tomorrow after all nice pictures posted here
    Yum ! Save one for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Yum ! Save one for me
    Deal! Red velvet, so that you know
    Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. O.Wilde

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    WISHING OUR TEARDROP THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS

    CONGRATS KILIWIA

    I feel some baking coming on.....

    Trying Montale Dark Oud this evening.

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Hey again -

    I'm in vintage Miss Dior for the afternoon, 60s parfum and edt.


    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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    Happy birthday Teardrop and congratulations Kiliwia !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Hey again -

    I'm in vintage Miss Dior for the afternoon, 60s parfum and edt.
    Great choice of fragrance, Evangeline! And I adore that photo!

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    ^Thanks, ladym! Likewise, of course - you smell quite delightful yourself.
    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, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    JR, I love you (just because).
    These things work both ways y'know


    Quote Originally Posted by ExtremeK View Post
    I find that I instinctively turn to Italian food when there's an occasion to celebrate. I need to noodle on why that is although I have some tendrils of ideas.
    Exactly the same here, and I can't really put my finger on why - I love many types of cuisine, yet Italian is inevitably the one I gravitate towards. Great minds




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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    All the best birthday wishes to teardrop!

    Congrats to Kiliwia! Love every one of your pretty posts! And I was very happy to read your good news from the docs!

    Guerlain AA Jasminora today, again. Have been trying to think what this reminds me of and today it finally clicked-Sung by Alfred Sung. The pre-reformulation version, not the current air freshener version. Sung was my wedding day scent, a hundred years ago.
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    SOTE: Bvlgari Aqua Marine

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    Whoa!! Wait - are my eyes fooling with me or is that a much younger Tom Cruise modeling in that Armani ad??? I recognize that nose, especially.
    Jon, you smell fantastic! I love that classic Armani.

    Happy Birthday, teardrop!!
    And, wow, congratulations Kiliwia!!

    Well, spring took a break today and it is cool, cloudy and windy. I'm wearing Comme des Garcons Avignon.

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    I love that photo, too, Evangeline! I love Dior New Look.

    L'enfer you smell wonderful.

    I'm topped up this evening in iris, too - Ramon Monegal's Impossible Iris (from a sample which I want to finish up).

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    BOND I LOVE NEW YORK - MOTHER'S DAY

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    I woke up to temps in the 20's and SNOW! Seriously? It's the end of April. No.More.Snow. I've been putting off wearing something spring-like until the weather cooperates, but I'm thinking I need to just bust out the spring frags and maybe that will turn things around. So, I'm wearing Bulgari pour Femme today, a very sophisticated spring floral. Violet and rose are the prominent notes to me. I almost always receive a compliment when wearing this ... and today was no exception.

    Happy birthday, teardrop! Those cakes and cupcakes look delicious!
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    Gendarme tonight
    Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

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    shades, I have heard on TV it is the record temps we are having this year -- an absolute low for this day is 24F and we had 23F (-5C). But come weekend, it is back to normal -- in the high 70s (+24-+26C). Like JR, I have nothing against the cold, I am against the untidy, muddy or white. Gimme green!

    Another winner this PM -- from that same fresh batch of samples -- Byredo Black Saffron (the only Byredo that impresses me at all, I am even able and willing to put up with its muskiness). And then again, saffron -- one of the most expensive foods in the world -- is comforting.

    To join the discussion about the comfort of Italian food:
    1) starch in breads and pasta triggers "happiness" centers in the brain;
    2) olive oil/olives -- unsaturated fats in general -- facilitate multiple chemical exchanges in the body and normalize many functions; Speaking of olives: please do not buy them Lindsay's for $1.19 a can, do yourself a favor and buy real stuff with Kalamata being the best and you will be hooked;
    3) tomatoes (please always remember they are always better cooked than raw!) promote red blood cells buildup;
    4) garlic's benefits are abundant, just remember to NOT eat it alone;
    5) basil, flat leaf parsley, tarragon, rosemary and oregano are all super chargers;
    6) anchovies -- oh well, they are simply wonderful. Just do not overdo.
    I wonder, what to hate? (However, I personally dislike pizza as sold in most US restaurants -- and we do not buy pre-frozen cardboard stuff, you know? -- I enjoy making it from scratch with home-made tomato sauce.)

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    Twolf, will you adopt me? wonderful list there, and true to my heart

    Chanel Coromandel tonight, speaking of wonderful.

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    Late check-in to add my Happiest Birthday wishes for teardrop!

    SotD was vintage Chergui and the new Malle/Dries thing. While I like the latter, it is too quiet (also in a warm climate) and I dislike the deep base foody aspect.

    While at it, let me add to Wolfie's secrets de la cuisine:

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    To join the discussion about the comfort of Italian food:
    1) starch in breads and pasta triggers "happiness" centers in the brain;
    2) olive oil/olives -- unsaturated fats in general -- facilitate multiple chemical exchanges in the body and normalize many functions; 3) tomatoes (please always remember they are always better cooked than raw!) promote red blood cells buildup;
    However, genetically the Italian cuisine should be good for me, but over the years it's the one Mediterranean style that I include less and less.
    The carb load is not good for my well being and looking. I have conditioned my happiness centers not to depend primarily on simple sugars. BUT it's an issue to consider when changing your diet!
    I swear (quality) by olive oil from Crete for the kitchen.
    I am more drawn to raw tomatoes... a summer classic is buffalo mozzarella and lots of fresh basil.
    I make a wonderful pizza myself (dough and all).

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    Default Re: SOTD, Wednesday April 24th, 2013

    More Greek style then? Do you like sardines? (My staple here!). Goat cheeses?

    Mediterrannean can vary greatly: Lebanese, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Moroccan, even Italian are all different.

    My favorite comfort food is Chinese.

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