Thread: SotD Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Good morning to the old design BN!
Looking familiar and good... still, I have my reservations with regard to stability and response time. That's what matters to me!
Aaaaanyway, still in Jeke - plenty of tobacco and I think more specifically perique tobacco (ever smelled it fresh from an opened tin? sooooo good), smoke and benzoin, vanilla galore in the drydown. I think I found my tobacco fragrance!
Have a good day all!
Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
Hi everyone - Amouage Sandalwood attar today.
Clear blue skies, a disinct chill in the air ... It's a chypre day if ever there was one.
Have a good day, people.
(On a side note, isn't it strange to be back? I'd forgotten how ... busy the old site was.)
Well this is strange new surrounds for me but I like it!
Sam, glad you got your sense of smell back and Mitsouko to boot!
Laptop died this morning so decided that I should get a new one to do all my BN posting in style. One lunch hour and one shiny new MacBook later and this girl is back on line.
Sleep was a bust but Audrey was wonderful. Saying that, my favourite Hepburn is still Katharine.
Have a wonderful day.
Oh, in Must de Cartier Pour Homme today.
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We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ～Kahlil Gibran
Nice to be back!
Wearing Shalimar edp again and reveling in it's animalistic notes - grrrrrr!
A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
A touch of déjà vu about the place
Let's see: Yesterday was En Avion (extrait) and today is Sycomore.
Have a lovely Wednesday, gang.
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We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ～Kahlil Gibran
Hello everyone, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for me today.
"I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
Aw come on, budge up and let me into my old seat. Ouch, moan, groan, squash, aaaah.....that's better.
Hi everyone. Oof, we have got some big stuff going on already today. Nice energy.
OK, I owe Evangeline one. Because I called her our Princess of pong and she thought that I might be saying that she smelled like old Satchmo, the wee ballerina's grandpa's dog, which is hilarious but of course untrue.
"Pong" is actually a very English word, not Scottish. It's a great word, and funny, and it's entirely appropriate to this forum. It does mean smelly actually, for example "what's that pong?" OR it can be used in the opposite way, for example, "ooooh what a lovely pong" or I've just been in town testing fragrance and I am ponging gloriously". It's just a great word. Evangeline was gloriously fragranced (as always) so it was a compliment.
SOTD...chores just now......Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Sicilia, the best of it's genre, hands down.
Habdan by Parfum de Marly
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Technology is failing me today. This was a duplicate post but I'm repurposing it. ErinK and Elizrj yes to being at work still and yes again to fourth floor. It's a house, sort of like a maisonette or terrace style you can see it in some of previous post pictures from my run around the river. Might easier if I just PM you a pic.
In the meantime my sparkly Elizrj inspired chandelier has arrived yesterday too. In an effort not to turn this into a interior design thread I'll just mention that I also adore Bois de Îles and PM you ladies pics of the dressing room in progress.
Back to work for me, these darn outliers are driving me to violence, 15 hours and counting...
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Good Morning Diamond Water by JAR
Love the old format! Djedi this evening possibly. But the photos post upside down hmmmm.
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Dans La Nuit Vers Le Jour Sans Adieu Je Reviens Vers Toi.
Glad to see Herr L. starting SotD thread. Been some time, ehh?
Xscent (with 2 posts! *kiss*), hang on there. She was also Hubert de Givenchy's.
Amouage Epic again. Somehow seems it's its time.
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
Tabac Original this morning
"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
Hello all. Donna Karan Labdanum essence.
Trying out Encens Flamboyant again for my day off today, & l think l like it better this time.
Words can't express how happy l am to have my wardrobe, reviews & the directory back as they were! And no more grey, yay!
"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.
Twolf, awww thanks! I'm just a babe in the woods here. And yes there's just something about her.
Looking after myself with Sashimi for dinner and a promise to make it home before midnight. In other news my fourth floor extension is done and miracle of miracles I have honest to God working electrical lights up there. So guess what I'll be with paint brush in hand at night now rather than dark chocolate and scotch
YAY for having the old directory and old search back!
Xscent, are you talking about a 4th floor extension at your house/condo? If so, wow, what a place! and - making it home before midnight - as in, from work??
My department is dressing up tomorrow as ancient Egyptians tomorrow to be "Queens & Kings of Denial" (we are credit underwriters). Last night I made a crown, belt, and bracelets out of craft papers and beads. It took my whole evening but was so much fun!
In my new favorite, Bois des Iles. It took me so long to try this one and now I don't know why I ever waited! It is GLORIOUS.
Last but not least, welcome back ExtremeK and Mimi!!! We have missed you! ExtremeK, thank you for the sweet thoughts yesterday for me and Rocky. He is nearly all better now and we are once again going on long walks. I think all of your all's thoughts and virtual hugs and happy wishes his way have helped him heal and get back to his wild and crazy self.
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XScent, wow, a 4th floor. I am definitely wanting to see pictures as it gets done.
ExtremeK, I am absolutely going glam glam glam! I bought a lot of furniture and lights but I've got to get the room painted and the carpet down yet. I've been a bit interrupted on that with dates this week. Yep, that's dateS. I went out with the guy on Monday night, and it was so great that he called me on my way home to ask me out again. I'm hoping for the best, preparing for the worst :P
I'm in Shanghai Lily today since it was still on my sweater from Monday. I really do like this one. It's a beautiful oriental lily and I do love me some oriental lillies!
Mimi, welcome back!
I hope we can get our thread back from Chicago since I really want to see everyone pictures. I miss you all! Matildaben, I saw you headed for that Breyedo bottle when we got to Barney's but I never did get to hear how you liked it. I didn't have enough nose to test it either but now I need to.
Welcome back everyone!
lpp - I have always wanted to smell Sandalwood Attar by Amouage. How is it?
Felt like carnations today, so its:
Vintage Equipage by Hermes
"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have."
-- Eckhart Tolle
hello all, hello good ol´ slow basenotes!
vintage N°5 EDT
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"Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen
@mikeperez23 - the Sandalwood attar has been ageing for a few years & is rather nice - just checking up on it today
The speed should improve once the data & stuff has been transferred, kalli - the work slows the site down!
Thanks Ipp, hopefully, that's what it is.
Hi from yesterday, (((Xscent))) and (((cello)))! It's good to be back
ErinK, you've got me cracking up with your department's Halloween theme. Love. It.
I see what you did there, elizrj -- you got all busy and focused on you and suddenly they're coming out of the woodwork! Good for you, sweetie. Just enjoy yourself. And yes, you and Xscent definitely need to be posting some photos as your projects finish up. I'm so glad you went glam!
Ditto Xscent and Twolf: Katharine is my favorite, too. She was strong, smart, opinionated, and utterly unapologetic. And I much preferred her style to Audrey's. Katharine made the menswear trend of the 40s incredibly sexy.
Speaking of incredibly sexy, I'm rocking it on the sofa this morning in my PJs -- lightweight sweat pants and a long-sleeve t-shirt. Today's my last day off, and I know what I should be doing is a work project that I need to get done asap because a bit of a time investment now will save me LOTS of time in the long run. But I may wait for the weekend to do that and just be completely lazy and me-focused today. I feel like I need it.
Thanks to the bag of goodies kalli sent me, I'm following cello's lead and sampling -- LAP Voleur de Roses on the left wrist, and Magie Noire (contemporary, I think) on my right. And the LAP is holding true to form on me -- 25 minutes in and it's nearly gone. Aside from the longevity issue, LAPs typically have a very ethereal structure that I could see being absolutely lovely on someone else, but on me they just seem silly, like I've put on a too-small child's watch on an adult-sized wrist.
The Magie Noire has enough presence, for sure, but it's got that CLASSIC FRENCH PERFUME quality to it that always feels so overblown on me. And it's giving me a headache. Time to scrub. Sigh.
In the immortal words of Popeye, "I yam what I yam." And I'm good with that.
I do believe it's the contemporary version, Extreme K, sorry it didn't work for ya!
Or there's 'I is what I is' lol..I prefer yams though.
Now, I want candied yams....already thinking about Thanksgiving.