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    Hi folks!

    Was going to post on the Sychronised Friday Thread but not sure
    what the theme was and it got lost in the revamp!

    Instead I will apply one of my new samples from Les Senteurs -
    A La Nuit. I believe Tania Sanchez calls this "death by jasmine."
    What a way to go.....
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Default Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Sounds fun, kewart!

    Back to a current rave - Anjin by Pell Wall.

    Hi all - have a lovely day!
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    Chypre Palatin.

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    Default Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Good morning lovely smelling people, and a happy new month to you all!

    Beware that lovely Mr Rodgers......he introduced me to Golden Chypre and this has led me to being very unfaithful to my other beauties. You rogue (Jon). (can't find smilie but sending you a bunch of flowers)

    Again I am wearing Golden Chypre by Grossmith.

    Is Mimi actually back? Oh Yay!

    Hope you are all well, if not be kind to yourself.

    sea roses

    ps.Please wish me well in getting to Zakynthos in the next couple of days.......work is just loopy!
    Always keep Ithaca on your mind. Cavafy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Roses View Post
    Beware that lovely Mr Rodgers......he introduced me to Golden Chypre and this has led me to being very unfaithful to my other beauties. You rogue (Jon). (can't find smilie but sending you a bunch of flowers)

    Again I am wearing Golden Chypre by Grossmith.

    What a splendid choice - a little Grossmith infidelity won't do any harm .
    (PS - good luck )


    Quote Originally Posted by kewart View Post
    Hi folks!

    Was going to post on the Sychronised Friday Thread but not sure
    what the theme was and it got lost in the revamp!

    Likewise, so I just went with a random selection - Penhaligon's LP No 9.






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    Default Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Hello everyone, SOTD is vintage Shalimar extrait. Perfection.

    Happy Friday!
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Default Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Morning all!

    Off to work soon in 1000 Kisses Deep, in honour of Sea Roses. Safe travels, sweetheart!
    "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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    Good morning!

    SotD is Hindu Kush by AbdesSalaam Attar. The weather in Milan is grey, I'm listening to Arcade Fire's latest.

    (See?! We don't need the Off Topic section!!! )

    Have a safe travel, Sea Roses and enjoy Zakynthos!

    Wish you all a nice day!
    "Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen

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    Hello everyone. Enjoy your Friday



    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 Friday, 1st November, 2013

    With all the stuff missing, I will gladly synchronize with Roberto in the house of Caron. N'Aimez Que Moi sounds good?

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    Default Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Good morning, everyone!

    Well, "good" considering my tennis will probably be rained out, and that's a bummer, but Voodoo Fest starts tonight, and we're seeing Pearl Jam, so I'm super-excited about that ...their last few albums weren't great, but they're always excellent live. Besides, like Robin, I love the rain and have a hard time complaining about it, and it's only supposed to last a few hours anyway ...just long enough to rain out my tennis, hehe. I was looking forward to wearing vintage Aliage anyway, so that's what I'm going with, 70s "Sport Fragrance Spray"...which I understand was originally comparable to edt strength, maybe even cologne, but those of you who know Estée Lauder know that this is more like a current edp, with projection as well as longevity. It really is some rich and gorgeous stuff.

    Y'all have a fantastic day!



    Oh there goes Sea Roses, off again! I got your wonderful pm - I'll get back to you soon, I promise! Safe and happy travels to Zakynthos darlin' - I hope your journey is smooth and worry-free! xo

    iodine - I ♥ Arcade Fire. How do you like Reflektor?

    Xscent - I sure hope you know I was teasing you yesterday! I sometimes do that, but it's a risk online and I sometimes misjudge things, and upon re-reading it I think it might seem rather mean. I'm sorry. Now, if you do ever find yourself headed my way, please let me know - I know everything, and I'd be delighted to fill you in!

    elizrj - didn't you have another date last night ...a late date, right? How'd it go? Btw, I somehow decided on Agent Provocateur for my Pink Panther costume last night ...it was quite a last-second impulse, but it proved to be a good one!
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    Default Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Good Morning Vintage Fans and I am really loving the new old format (NOF)....Also loving a Maison Caron synch. Right now I am wearing Nina Ricci Farouche vintage parfum farouche.jpg...but I will be joinging you Caronistes later in the Caron with the craaaaazy name French Cancan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    iodine - I ♥ Arcade Fire. How do you like Reflektor?
    I've only listened to it a couple of times, so I can't really tell, but it seems quite complex, rich and multifaceted, with '70, '80 vibes... (Could it be a fragrance, couldn't it ).
    I love the way they surf through genres in rock and pop history.
    "Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen

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    Good luck Sea Roses! I googled Zakynthos and figured I should pack myself in your bags! Pictures will be required!

    Evangeline, you're right. I was supposed to go out late last night so I took a nap and woke up with a sore throat. So now I'm doing everything I can to kill this sucker. I'm gargling salt water and listerine, taking Airborne, eating raw honey and I'm going to get some coconut oil to do some oil pulling. Sounds crazy but hey, I'm willing to do whatever to not get sick before I leave for Disney on Monday. Oh, and he wanted to reschedule for tonight, so hopefully I can stop this thing in it's tracks and get to go out tonight.

    I'm wearing a sample from Matildaben from Chicago of Santa Maria Novella Vaniglia. I'm liking it but the sharpness at the top is not sitting well with my sore throat today. It's definitely not a sweet vanilla, but has some spice and maybe some citrus to it? I want to try it again when I'm not feeling sick. Really, very few fragrances work when you're not feeling well.

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    Good morning!

    Let me say a big THANK YOU to everyone for the finger crossings and wishes of good luck for my interview yesterday. It went very, very well; I met with my potential new manager for an hour then with HER boss...so it was a 2 hour interview and absolutely exhausting. I expect to hear something within the next several days.

    Needless to say, I did not sleep well last night. Too many things on my mind: the interview, whether or not someone would egg my house (I ran out of candy with a yard full of costumed younguns looking at me like WTF, LADY), my haircut tomorrow, how I need to stop eating calories, what is going to happen to Lily Bart (I'm reading Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and believe you me, it's a page turner, at least once you make it 40% through the book). So I needed a perk-me-up scent this morning: By Kilian Prelude to Love.

    elizrj, what a bummer you came down with a sore throat! I hope you get feeling better stat, and will be able to go out with the guy tonight!

    Evangeline, I bet you were the cutest Pink Panther!!

    Sea Roses, your Paris pad looks ah-may-zing!

    Oh yeah, one more thing: in lieu of posting a picture of my SOTD, here are a couple pics of some "whirligigs" made by the late folk artist Vollis Simpson. He is a legend here in Eastern NC. He created these COLOSSAL sculptures out of scraps of metal, reflectors, whatever he could find, and they are known as whirligigs. Tomorrow Jay and I will be going to the Whirligig Festival downtown Wilson: crafts, food, and lots of the amazing whirligigs. This is one of the few very cool things about this town.


    *I tried in vain for like 15 minutes to add URL photo and it would not let me: kept saying file too large on every single file I tried to add...user error or has this happened to anyone else?

    Going to drink more coffee, put on my headphones to Reflektor, and get to work. Y'all have a great day!
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    BN not working well for me today so no pics from me though I have GOOD one and also no fancy formatting and praying I don't lose this post again!

    Well, I'm going to be paint brush in hand shortly in some paint splattered cut off jeans and whatever old button up shirt I can find. That's my glam and rockin' Friday night sorted.

    Evangeline - don't you give it a moments thought, I didn't read it that way at all (hugs).

    Sea Roses - safe travels and I hope your work becomes unloopy soon, I know what that's like.

    Tdem - AGREE vintage Shalimar extrait is superb, I think I'll twin with you and wear some to bed.

    ErinK - did you end up getting pics? If not I'll send again.

    Spring racing season is starting up here. Now, I love Melbourne Cup all the champagne, fabulous fashions on the field and racing. However, I'm not looking forward to the cacophony of fireworks exploding across the river from me this evening. In saying that watching the sky light up in sparkly colours while is all cosy in bed is pretty special.

    In vintage Sublime for a spot of painting then Shalimar for hopefully a few hours sleep.

    Roll on Friday and how did we get to November already?
    Currently wearing: Sycomore (new) by Chanel

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    Good late morning from chilly, windy, grey Cleveland.

    ErinK I love found object art! I'll have to check these whirligigs out.

    Defying the weather and joining the Caronistes, I shall don sunny, sunny Acaciosa and have my 1st cup of coffee.
    May switch to Infini for the evening, and then, giventhe weather and since I don't wear aldehydes at bedtime, I'll switch houses and go for some Shalimar or Sarrasins—and hot cocoa.

    Pleasant day to all.
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    Good morning! What a lively bunch this morning! Sounds like everyone is having a good start to TGIF.

    I'm sporting Mauboussin by Mauboussin today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elizrj View Post
    Good luck Sea Roses! I googled Zakynthos and figured I should pack myself in your bags! Pictures will be required!

    Evangeline, you're right. I was supposed to go out late last night so I took a nap and woke up with a sore throat. So now I'm doing everything I can to kill this sucker. I'm gargling salt water and listerine, taking Airborne, eating raw honey and I'm going to get some coconut oil to do some oil pulling. Sounds crazy but hey, I'm willing to do whatever to not get sick before I leave for Disney on Monday. Oh, and he wanted to reschedule for tonight, so hopefully I can stop this thing in it's tracks and get to go out tonight.

    I'm wearing a sample from Matildaben from Chicago of Santa Maria Novella Vaniglia. I'm liking it but the sharpness at the top is not sitting well with my sore throat today. It's definitely not a sweet vanilla, but has some spice and maybe some citrus to it? I want to try it again when I'm not feeling sick. Really, very few fragrances work when you're not feeling well.
    Thank you so much Elizrj and everyone else, xscent thank you for understanding about work! It's after five and we have our crisis meeting at 10pm!

    Elizrj I was thinking would you be prepared to boil up lemon, garlic, oregano (or oregano oil), and ginger and then when it is as revolting as it sounds put some honey in when warm and sip. Not sure what oil pulling is. Can you rest before disneyland?

    Erin really wishing you the best with the job. Sorry about the stress. Think of your lovely weekend coming up with Jay.

    As for insomniacs here......a little while back was having a really dreadful time, so upset I just couldn't sleep at all.......and ended up listening to languages and music all night. Then I found the oddest cure.........after herbal teas (and prayers) I would always put on one of my *comfort* fragrances on the pillow and start thinking about the order I should try perfumes and work out when I would need new bottles!

    Anyone is always welcome in the southern Ionian (ithaca, Zak,and Cephalonia) which is basically home. Promise you the waters are very therapeutic and food wonderful.

    Check out Porto Zante .......google porto zante....I can always get us a great deal there! And we do have local perfumeries.......nothing sophisticated (a little rough actually but when the tourists come in summer they sell out in days) but some interesting jasmine, magnolia, gardenia perfumes and light rose colognes! It's always interesting to see these little perfumeries working!

    Need to wait until after 10pm here to see what is planned for the weekend for people who just didn't bother to put in the effort! At times I want to tie them to their chairs and say no coffee break is not three hours to pop out for a seafood lunch!

    sorry all rant over. Calmer now!

    Have a lovely day everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kewart View Post
    Hi folks!

    Was going to post on the Sychronised Friday Thread but not sure
    what the theme was and it got lost in the revamp!

    Instead I will apply one of my new samples from Les Senteurs -
    A La Nuit. I believe Tania Sanchez calls this "death by jasmine."
    What a way to go.....
    Go Kewart! What else did you get?

    I'm in Santa Maria Novella P'Eau D'Espagne today. Smells like disinfectant and I love it!!

    Safe travels Sea Roses. Lucky you! Have a great weekend all. I intend to join all those celebrating wine o'clock later.

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    Also in house of Caron with Coup de Foudre today. Hello, all you good-smelling people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    I'm obsessing a bit over Penhaligon’s Iris Prima. Was that one-time sampling in Chicago a true love connection? Am I only imagining how gentle and multi-faceted it is? Will I be disheartened with a sample? Are my hopes yet again set too high? Oh, the drama of scent.

    For grocery shopping, I'm in a generic cloud of Guerlain With Love: quince, rose, peony, amber. I expect the pull of Shalimar near day’s end.

    Be well, my lovelies, especially you, Elizrj.

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    Good Morning everyone!

    Sea Roses I want to pack my bags too! Therapeutic waters, good food, and quaint little perfumeries? How lucky you are to live in a place like this!

    ErinK - I am glad your interview went well and I know how you felt RE: trick-or-treaters - We practically had an invasion here which started at 5 PM(!) and by 8 PM all the houses on our street were as dark as darkest night. I guess we were not the only ones who ran out of candy by that time

    I am joining the Penhaligons love fest in Opus 1870.

    And Quarry - I didn't need another Iris on my to try list, but I guess it's too late...

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    Well, a bit too late to salvage my tennis, but the rain has ceased and the sun's starting to shine, so I've got to stop futzing around and get busy! Things to do, people to see, etc ...but I was playing with a few other chypres the different facets of Aliage remind me of, and I thought I'd tell y'all about it! So, I've added another bitter herbal layer to Aliage with the green, soapy rose of original Balmain Ivoire ...it's sooooo nice. I like that new one well enough, but it really can't hold a candle to this one.


    Quote Originally Posted by iodine View Post
    I've only listened to it a couple of times, so I can't really tell, but it seems quite complex, rich and multifaceted, with '70, '80 vibes... (Could it be a fragrance, couldn't it ).
    I love the way they surf through genres in rock and pop history.
    Yep, that's Arcade Fire all right! Reflektor is excellent, as fully expected ...I see Erin's enjoying it, too.

    Yay Erin - so happy to hear it went well! I'll keep 'em crossed for you a little longer.

    Xscent - I thought for sure you were in Perth, but are you in Melbourne? I love Melbourne. I was there for the first time a few years ago for the Australian Open, and I'm very excited to say we're planning to go again this January ...hooray for the Happy Slam! Enjoy the Melbourne Cup - that sounds happy, too.
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    Could somebody help........when you want to leave a message for a friend!


    Its for Mrs E,...........RODGER JUST WON!

    Break open the Bel Respiro!
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    Evangeline, I bet you were the cutest Pink Panther!!




    Lookin' good, Mrs E



    Continuing my own personal Penhaligon's synch this evening - Racquets Formula.









    Early start tomorrow here - long cultural day out planned (with a little sniffing, of course).
    Hope everyone has a fruitful, fragrant, and fantastic weekend.


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    I saw it, Sea Roses - hooray!!

    Lol at Jon's tennis playin' Pink Panther - cute!
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    Whitefluffy I am so glad I wasn't the only one who ran out of candy! OK, here is my little story about giving away the last 2 pieces of candy I had:

    I gave away the last of my really good stuff until I had but 2 little packs of Starbursts left. Knowing I couldn't give any more candy out, I tried to sneak inside real quick-like and turn out the lights before being spotted by any more trick-or-treaters, but it was too late....a veritable PACK of kids saw me and tromped over my front yard like a little army. I threw up my arms and said, "I ran out of candy!!! I only have 2 pieces left!!!" but they came up to the porch anyway, and stood there looking at me like little puppies and all I had was those 2 pitiful little Starbursts...so I said, "OK, the first person who can sing me a song will get these Starbursts," and this little bitty black kid with fake monster teeth in his mouth looked up at me, grinned, and started singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas! We wish you a Merry Christmas" at the top of his lungs and then ALL the kids started singing with him and it was like a chorus of scary little vampire carolers and I was like OMG what do I do now? So I dropped the Starbursts in 2 different bags and told them they'd have to share. Which would be approximately 1/4 a Starburst for each kid in the pack (totally lame). Moral of the story: buy more candy next year or come up with a more difficult last-two-pieces-of-candy-earning-challenge.

    And, I always need a new iris for my must-try list! Based on several ho-hum reviews, I had pretty much written off Iris Prima....but Quarry is making me wonder if I should rethink that...

    And Evangeline, you are really making me want to try Aliage! I love the Aliage ad you posted earlier: that classic American preppy look is so great - and timeless - in black and white, and then you add the doggies and it puts the ad over the top! Love it! Maybe my next order of business will be exploring more chypres. And thank you for keeping your fingers crossed for me.
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